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ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Wild scored six unanswered goals as they put away visiting Ottawa for the eighth consecutive time, routing the Senators 7-2 on Friday, Nov. 29. Jared Spurgeon contributed a goal and two assists, and Ryan Donato and Zach Parise also posted second-period markers. Luke Kunin, Ryan Hartman and Jason Zucker added tallies in the final stanza, and Jonas Brodin produced two helpers. Eric Staal had a goal and an assist and played in his 1,200th NHL game, fifth among active players.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Charlie Moore had 21 points, 12 assists and five steals as DePaul pulled out a 73-68 win at Minnesota on Friday, Nov. 29, for its best start in 33 years. The Blue Demons are 8-0 for the first time since 1986-87, when they won their first 16 games en route to a 28-3 record and a Sweet 16 appearance. Moore's steal and layup with 4:20 left gave his team a 69-63 lead. DePaul would only make one more field goal the rest of the way but Minnesota (3-4) failed to score outside of the foul line over the final 6:34.
The Calgary Flames accepted a letter of resignation from head coach Bill Peters, general manager Brad Treliving announced Friday. Peters' resignation came after revelations this week that he used racial slurs a decade ago while coaching in the American Hockey League. "Effective immediately, Bill Peters is no longer a member of the Calgary Flames organization," Treliving said during his press conference on Friday in Calgary, Alberta. Treliving said Peters sent the letter of resignation to the team on Friday morning.
ATLANTA -- Taysom Hill scored two touchdowns, and Wil Lutz kicked four field goals as the visiting New Orleans Saints clinched the NFC South championship by beating the Atlanta Falcons 26-18 on Thursday night, Nov. 28. Hill, a backup quarterback who plays a variety of roles, deflected a punt to set up his touchdown reception from Drew Brees, and he replaced Brees on a third-down play that produced his rushing touchdown. The Saints (10-2) won their third consecutive division title by avenging a 26-9 home loss to the Falcons 18 days earlier.
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills looked right at home on a national stage. Allen threw for 231 yards and a touchdown, completing 12 straight passes at one point, and the defense checked the Dallas Cowboys after an opening touchdown drive Thursday, Nov. 28, in a convincing 26-15 win in Arlington.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Andrew Wiggins poured in 26 points as the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the slumping San Antonio Spurs 113-101 on Wednesday, Nov. 27, to capture their second straight game on the road and their first win in the Alamo City since 2013. The Timberwolves led just 98-94 with 4:16 to play but sprinted away over the ensuing two minutes, capping an 8-0 run with a 3-pointer by Josh Okogie that resulted in a 106-94 advantage.
The Texas Rangers have bolstered their rotation by agreeing to a three-year deal with veteran right-hander Kyle Gibson, according to multiple reports on Wednesday. The team has not confirmed the deal, which is reportedly worth $30 million and is contingent on Gibson passing a physical. Gibson, 32, has spent his entire seven-year career with the Minnesota Twins, racking up a 67-68 record with a 4.52 ERA in 193 games (188 starts). He went 13-7 last season, posting a 4.84 ERA and striking out 160 batters in 160 innings.
The Pittsburgh Pirates hired Derek Shelton as their new manager, general manager Ben Cherington announced on Wednesday. Shelton, 49, replaces Clint Hurdle, who was fired in September after nine seasons with the team. He'll be introduced at PNC Park on Dec. 4. Though Shelton has worked in various coaching roles since 2005, this is his first stint as a manager at the major league level. He previously worked as a manager in the New York Yankees farm system. He was bench coach of the Minnesota Twins the past two seasons.
Nathan Bain raced down the court to score the winning layup at the buzzer, and Stephen F. Austin stunned top-ranked Duke 85-83 in overtime Tuesday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C. Bain's basket came off Duke's fifth turnover in the extra session and ended the Blue Devils' 150-game homecourt winning streak in nonconference games. Duke became the third No.
NEWARK, N.J. -- Ryan Suter scored the tiebreaking goal three minutes into the third period and Kaapo Kahkonen made 32 saves in his NHL debut Tuesday night, Nov. 26, as the visiting Minnesota Wild edged the New Jersey Devils 3-2. The Wild improved to 4-0-3 in their last seven games and held the lead this time after blowing late leads and losing in overtime Monday to the New York Rangers and Saturday to the Boston Bruins.