Upper Midwest Sports Headlines for Wednesday, March 14th:
Here is the latest Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota sports news from The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) – Karl-Anthony Towns recovered from a shot to the mouth that left him down on the court and finished with a season-high 37 points and 10 rebounds, leading the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 116-111 victory over the Washington Wizards. Towns shot 13 for 17, including making all three of his 3-point attempts, and showed no ill effects after getting knocked in the face with about a minute left in the first half.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Nathan MacKinnon scored his 33rd goal of the season, J.T. Compher had his first career two-goal game and the Colorado Avalanche dominated the Minnesota Wild again during a 5-1 victory. Semyon Varlamov made 33 saves for Colorado.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Free agent quarterback Kirk Cousins is predictably the top priority on Minnesota’s offseason shopping list. Cousins will visit with the Vikings after the league year begins, according to his agent Mike McCartney. He says no decision has been made by his client about where to play, despite an ESPN report that Cousins will sign a three-year, fully guaranteed $84 million contract with the Vikings. Cousins has topped 4,000 passing yards for Washington in each of the last three seasons.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – The Denver Broncos are hoping to repeat the success they had with Peyton Manning in pursuing another free-agent fix at quarterback. ESPN reported Case Keenum plans to sign with the Broncos when free agency opens Wednesday. That would leave the Vikings, Jets and Cardinals in the running to land Kirk Cousins.