Upper Midwest Sports Headlines for Thursday, February 8th:
Here is the latest Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota sports news from The Associated Press
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James hit a jumper at the buzzer in overtime, giving the Cleveland Cavaliers a 140-138 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. James made his 18-foot fadeaway over Jimmy Butler as the Cavs snapped an eight-game losing streak on national TV. James finished with 37 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds. He also blocked Butler’s potential go-ahead shot with 1.3 seconds left in OT.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Philadelphia Eagles fan who stole a seat from the Minneapolis stadium that hosted the Super Bowl has agreed to pay for its replacement. U.S. Bank Stadium manager SMG said Wednesday that it doesn’t plan to take further action against the fan. Video of the man with a purple seat in the stadium’s coat check generated more than 190,000 views on Facebook by Wednesday afternoon. The cost to replace the seat, including labor, is estimated to be $125.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin will miss the next three to four weeks recovering from a broken left hand that required surgery. Brodin leads the team by far with a plus-19 rating. He was hurt in the second period of the Wild’s win at St. Louis.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has added eight preferred walk-ons to the program, including three players from the state. Minnetonka linebacker Ty Barron, Mounds View tight end Max Janes and Chaska linebacker Micah Roane committed to the Gophers for the 2018 season. The Gophers signed their full class of scholarship players for 2018 in December.
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