Upper Midwest Sports Headlines for Thursday, Oct. 14th:
Here is the latest Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota sports news from The Associated Press
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) – Tight end Kyle Rudolph called for a celebratory round of Duck, Duck, Goose in the huddle if the Vikings could score a touchdown in Chicago on Monday night. Rudolph caught a pass in the end zone on the next play, prompting an amusing group pantomime of the popular playground game. Rudolph quickly learned, however, that kids in Minnesota call it Duck, Duck, Gray Duck.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings have five starters with injury concerns going into the game against Green Bay. Quarterback Sam Bradford (knee), wide receiver Stefon Diggs (groin), strong safety Andrew Sendejo (groin), left guard Nick Easton (calf) and defensive tackle Tom Johnson (knee) were all held out of practice.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed Andrew Wiggins to a contract extension. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. But owner Glen Taylor said in August that he offered Wiggins a five-year max extension worth $148 million.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Timberwolves enter the season with the longest active playoff drought in the NBA. Coach Tom Thibodeau went out and got some familiar faces to try to end that skid. Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson and Aaron Brooks played for Thibs with the Bulls. Now they have come to Minnesota to give a promising young nucleus the experience they need to break through. A playoff bid would be the Wolves’ first since 2004. Minnesota opens the season on the road Oct. 18 at San Antonio.