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MINNEAPOLIS — Andrew Wiggins led six Minnesota Timberwolves in double figures with 23 points in a 112-96 romp past the visiting Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night, Nov., 16. Derrick Rose scored 17 points, Robert Covington and Karl-Anthony Towns added 14 each, Jeff Teague had 13 and Taj Gibson contributed 12 for the Timberwolves, who won their third straight game and avenged a 111-81 defeat at Portland on Nov. 4.
Lexi Thompson tied for the low round of the day with a 5-under-par 67 on Friday to build a three-shot lead over North Dakotan Amy Olson and Brittany Lincicome halfway through the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Fla. Thompson strung together seven consecutive pars to begin her round before carding her first birdie on the par-3 eighth hole. She added another on the par-3 12th hole and then closed out her round with three consecutive birdies to reach 12 under for the tournament.
Kewan Platt, the Fitchburg State basketball player who threw a vicious elbow and struck a Nichols College still in his follow-through from making a 3-pointer, said online on Thursday, Nov. 15, that he "got frustrated and lost control over my behavior." Platt, a junior starting guard who led the Falcons with 16 points in their 84-75 loss to Nichols on Tuesday night, added in his Instagram post, "I know these words cannot undo my wrongdoings.
SEATTLE --- Russell Wilson hit tight end Ed Dickson for a 15-yard touchdown pass with 5:08 remaining as the Seattle Seahawks rallied from an early double-digit deficit to defeat the visiting Green Bay Packers 27-24 Thursday night, Nov. 15. The Seahawks (5-5) snapped a two-game losing streak. The Packers (4-5-1) remained winless in five road games this season.
ST. PAUL -- Mikko Koivu had a goal and two assists, and the Minnesota Wild cruised to a 6-2 win over the visiting Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night. Charlie Coyle, Eric Staal, Nino Niederreiter, Matt Dumba and Jason Zucker also scored in the victory. Minnesota avenged a loss last month to Vancouver and earned at least one point for the eighth time in nine home games.
NAPLES, Fla. - Amy Olson of Oxbow, N.D., fired a career-best 9-under par 63 on Thursday to grab a one-stroke lead after one round of the LPGA's CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Fla. The former North Dakota State star needed only 25 putts and hitting 13 of 14 fairways. Olson used the final holes of the front and back nines to separate from the field. She made four straight birdies on Holes 6-9 and another four in a row on Holes 14-17. She also birdied par-5 first hole.
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- No. 10 Kentucky secured its most impressive victory of the young season with a 96-58 win over North Dakota on Wednesday night and Rupp Arena. The win improves UK to 2-1, while UND is also 2-1 with its first loss of the year. It was the first-ever meeting between the two schools and also now gives Kentucky a victory against teams from all 50 states.
MINNEAPOLIS -- The newest Timberwolves made their debut but it was holdovers Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins who led host Minnesota to a 107-100 victory against the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night.
ST. PAUL -- Dmitry Orlov scored two goals and added one assist as the visiting Washington Capitals defeated the Minnesota Wild 5-2 on Tuesday night, Nov. 13. Andre Burakovsky added a goal and an assist, while Lars Eller had two assists. Rookie goalie Pheonix Copley finished with 26 saves and earned his third career victory.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Sterling Shepard hauled in a 3-yard touchdown pass from Eli Manning with 53 seconds remaining Monday night, giving the New York Giants a 27-23 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif. Manning, who earlier had thrown two TD passes to Odell Beckham Jr., drove the Giants (2-7) 75 yards in nine plays after Robbie Gould's third field goal of the game, a 30-yarder with 2:46 remaining, had given the 49ers a 23-20 lead.