Wednesday Sports Notebook

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Tonight on TV 7 p.m. — Pro Hockey: Phoenix at Minnesota Wild, Fox Sports North 7 p.m. — Pro Basketball: Washington at Milwaukee Bucks, Fox Sports Wisconsin 7:30 p.m. — Pro Basketball: Denver at Minnesota Timberwolves, Fox Sports North Plus . . . Tuesday Night Scoreboard Boys Hockey Phil Beaulieu, 2012-13 pix. Howie / HowieBlog.comDuluth Marshall 2, Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 1 — Alex...

Tim Bouvine: Minnesota nice turns out bad for Flip and NBA draft

Tim Bouvine
Tim BouvineThe National Basketball Association’s Minnesota Timberwolves have had more than their share of just plain bad luck in the ping-pong ball derby known as the NBA Draft lottery process. But they have also contributed to their own franchise pain by just plain screwing up. New President of Basketball Operations (which seems to be just a fancy title for general manager) Flip Saunders was brought...

Tim Bouvine: Rubio, Rubio, where art thou old Rubio?

Tim Bouvine
Tim BouvineMinnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio thrilled friend and foe alike last season with his enthusiasm, creativity and star-studded highlight reel plays before a knee injury put a sudden halt to the new-found excitement at Target Center, the normally docile home of the franchise. Rubio tore his ACL and LCL in his left knee last March when he attempted to draw a charging foul against...

Monday Sports Schedule

Greyhounds senior forward Ryan Lundgren controls the puck on his backhand during the third period against Forest Lake on Thursday night. Howie / HowieBlog.com
High School Boy’s Hockey Duluth East at Cloquet, 7:30 p.m. (Note: Duluth East defeated Cloquet 5-2 earlier this season at Duluth Heritage Sports Center) High School Girl’s Hockey Moose Lake at Proctor-Hermantown, 7:30 p.m. High School Girl’s Basketball Esko at Superior, 7:15 p.m. National Basketball Association Portland at Timberwolves, 7 p.m. (Fox Sports North) National Hockey League Wild...