The Latest – January 9, 2012 10 Jan 12

Here is the latest sports news: Greenway added to Pro Bowl roster. Wolves fall to Raptors. Wild take the ice. Gophers play Thursday.

Vikings’ Greenway Added To Pro Bowl Roster
(Eden Prairie, MN) — Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway has been added to the NFC Pro Bowl team as an injury replacement for Chicago’s Lance Briggs. Greenway will appear in his first Pro Bowl after recording a personal-best 154 tackles this past season. He has been the Vikings’ leader in tackles for each of the past four years. Greenway, who will join teammate Jared Allen in Hawaii, added 13 tackles for loss with two sacks and one fumble recovery this season.

Raptors Knock Off Wolves
(Toronto, Ontario) — Andrea Bargnani [[ barn-YON-ee ]] had 31 points and nine rebounds as the Raptors knocked off the Timberwolves, 97-87. J.J. Barea scored a team-high 16 points off the bench for the Wolves, who have dropped three-of-four. Kevin Love collected 13 points and 14 rebounds in the loss. The T’wolves are right back on the court this evening as they return to the Target Center to host the Chicago Bulls.

Wild On The Ice
(St. Paul, MN) — The Minnesota Wild are back on the ice this evening as they host the San Jose Sharks at The X. The Wild have dropped 11 of their last 12 games and are coming off a 3-1 setback at Calgary on Saturday to fall to 21-15-and-6 on the season. Minnesota departs on a four-game road swing starting on Thursday against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center.

Gophers Off Until Thursday
(Bloomington, IN) — The Minnesota Golden Gophers are off until Thursday evening when they square off against the eighth-ranked Indiana Hoosiers at Assembly Hall. The Gophers have dropped four games in-a-row on the heels of a six-game winning streak to fall to 12-and-5 on the season. They are coming off a 79-66 defeat to Purdue over the weekend to remain winless in Big Ten action at 0-and-4. Minnesota wraps up this week’s play on Sunday at Penn State.

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Jake Novy/as SPT) MN)
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