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ST. PAUL—Clayton Keller scored with 1:05 left in overtime as the visiting Arizona Coyotes stunned the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Thursday night. Keller's goal capped a seemingly miraculous rally after the Coyotes overcame a 3-0 second-period deficit with three unanswered goals. Nick Cousins led Arizona with two goals while Kevin Connauton provided a goal and an assist. Alex Goligoski recorded two assists as the Coyotes, who sit last in the National Hockey League, posted their first win in five games.
The Minnesota Wild acquired defenseman Viktor Loov from the New Jersey Devils on Thursday for forwards Christoph Bertschy and Mario Lucia, the Wild announced. Loov, 25, has two points in four career NHL games, stemming from a stint with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2015-16. He had five goals and 12 assists in 36 games with Binghamton of the American Hockey League this season. Bertschy played in one NHL game for the Wild this season and nine in his career (an assist is his lone point). The 23-year-old had eight goals and nine assists for Iowa of the AHL this season.
The San Francisco 49ers signed quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to a five-year, $137.5 million contract Thursday that makes him the highest-paid player in NFL history on an average-per-year basis, according to a report by NFL.com. ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted that while a team source told him the deal is not yet finalized, it will be soon. And when it is, it will include the largest three-year cash total for a new contract in NFL history at just less than $90 million.
CLEVELAND -- LeBron James resurrected Cleveland's stagnant season, for one night at least, when he hit a game-winning buzzer-beater to lift the Cavaliers to a 140-138 overtime home win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday.
NFL running back Adrian Peterson, who has earned nearly $100 million playing professional football, has been ordered to pay about $600,000 to a bank to settle a 2016 loan, according to a report Wednesday. In addition to repaying $609,786 in principal and interest, Peterson was ordered to cover the bank's $28,868 in legal fees. Peterson borrowed $2.4 million from Crown Bank as he was preparing for what turned out to be his final season with the Minnesota Vikings, the Star-Tribune reported. Hennepin County Court records show he took out the loan to refinance other debts.
The New York Yankees swung a deal on Wednesday to add an All-Star -- just one from a different sport. The Yankees acquired the rights to Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson from the Texas Rangers in exchange for future considerations, the two MLB teams announced. The Yankees assigned Wilson to Double-A Trenton's roster.
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is reportedly considering retiring from football to pursue a career in Hollywood as an actor. Citing a source, Bill Burt of The Eagle-Tribune reported Tuesday night that Gronkowski has been told by two acting superstars, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Sylvester Stallone, that he could make millions of dollars in action films. Despite an impressive performance in Super Bowl LII on Sunday night, the 28-year-old Gronkowski would not commit to playing next season in the wake of New England's 41-33 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
An immigrant illegally living in the U.S. was charged with four felonies in the drunken driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson, prosecutors announced in court Wednesday. Manuel Orrego-Savala, 37, was wearing an orange jail suit during a Marion County (Indiana) court appearance. He was charged with two counts of causing death while operating a vehicle above the legal alcohol limit and two counts of failing to remain at the scene of an accident.
MINNEAPOLIS—After losing a 15-point first-half lead, Nebraska rallied down the stretch to produce a 91-85 Big Ten victory over shorthanded Minnesota on Tuesday night at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. All five starters scored in double figures for Nebraska (18-8, 9-4 Big Ten), which won for the sixth time in the last seven games. Sophomore forward Isaiah Roby led the way with a career-high 21 points and five blocks while junior guard James Palmer Jr. piled up 19 points and a career-high nine assists.
ST. LOUIS—Six different Wild players scored goals Tuesday night as Minnesota took advantage of spotty goaltending to rout the St. Louis Blues 6-2 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Nino Niederreiter, Marcus Foligno, Mikko Koivu, Jason Zucker, Matt Dumba and Zach Parise scored for Minnesota, which scored its goals on just 20 shots against Carter Hutton and Jake Allen. Devan Dubnyk made 35 saves to earn the win.