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ANAHEIM, Calif. — Mikael Granlund had two goals and an assist, and Jason Zucker added a goal and two assists to lead visiting the visiting Minnesota Wild to their ninth win in 11 games, 5-1, over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night, Nov. 9.
LOS ANGELES — Zach Parise scored the go-ahead goal and added an assist as the visiting Minnesota Wild continued their winning ways on a seven-city road trip with a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday, Nov. 8. The Wild won for the eighth time in their past 10 games to remain one of the hottest teams in the NHL. Minnesota is now 3-2-0 on its two-week trip with games at Anaheim and St. Louis still to come.
PITTSBURGH -- Ben Roethlisberger threw touchdown tosses to five different teammates Thursday, and the Pittsburgh Steelers rolled over the visiting Carolina Panthers 52-21 for their fifth consecutive win. Roethlisberger threw for 328 yards on 22-of-25 passing for Pittsburgh (6-2-1). Antonio Brown made six catches for 96 yards and a touchdown.
LOS ANGELES — LeBron James scored 24 points, and Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart had 21 apiece as the Los Angeles Lakers held on in a back-and-forth affair Wednesday, Nov. 7, to earn a 114-110 victory over the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves. James added 10 rebounds and nine assists, just missing out on his second triple-double as a member of the Lakers. Brandon Ingram scored 20 points for Los Angeles, which won for the third time in the past four games.
For the second time, NBA captains will draft All-Star teams before the game is played in 2019. For the first time, the draft will be televised, the New York Times reported Wednesday. Five starters from the East and five from the West will be selected as per tradition by fan balloting. Captains to be named will choose teams to fill out the rosters. The NBA opted not to televise the draft in 2018, when Stephen Curry and LeBron James served as team captains. Both players disclosed their decisions to media members over time.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Junior guard Amir Coffey scored 18 points and senior guard Dupree McBrayer added 17 as Minnesota rolled to a 104-76 nonconference victory over visiting Omaha in the season opener for both teams on Tuesday, Nov. 6. The Gophers trailed 26-25 with six minutes remaining in the first half, but went on a 24-6 run to gain control of the game and take a 50-31 lead into halftime. Minnesota shot 62.9 percent from the field (39 of 62), to Omaha's 44.4 percent, and went 10-of-21 from 3-point range.
Former Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd plans to file suit against Dr. James Andrews over what the 27-year-old claims was a knee surgery gone wrong. Floyd, according to multiple reports, planned to file the $180 million lawsuit in Florida Tuesday, Nov. 6, against Dr. Andrews, the Andrews Institute for Orthopedic Surgery and others, claiming a 2016 routine arthroscopic procedure turned into a career-ending operation.
LOS ANGELES -- Tobias Harris and Danilo Gallinari scored 22 points each and Lou Williams added 20 off the bench as the Los Angeles Clippers held off a late run from the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves to earn a 120-109 victory on Monday night, Nov. 5. Harris shot 4-for-7 from 3-point range as the Clippers were 14 of 31 (45.2 percent) from behind the arc as a team. Seven Los Angeles players made 3-point shots as the Clippers improved to 4-1 at home.
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Marcus Mariota passed for two touchdowns and rushed for another to lead the Tennessee Titans to a 28-14 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night, Nov. 5, at Arlington, Texas. Mariota completed 21 of 29 passes for 240 yards and tossed scoring passes to running back Dion Lewis and tight end Jonnu Smith. Lewis had 122 total yards (62 rushing, 60 receiving) and safety Kevin Byard recorded an interception as the Titans (4-4) snapped a three-game losing streak.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Quarterbacks Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers were the headliners. Wide receiver Julian Edelman, however, delivered the big pass of the night. His 37-yard completion to running back James White on a trick play was the play that helped send the New England Patriots to a 31-17 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night, Nov. 4, in Foxboro.