The Timberwolves will play seven preseason games, including two at Target Center, the team announced Tuesday. The home games will be Oct. 7 against Oklahoma City and Oct. 23 against Milwaukee. The preseason schedule: Oct. 7 vs. Oklahoma City, 7 p.m., Target Center Oct. 10 vs. Chicago, 7 p.m., Winnipeg, Manitoba Oct. 12 at Toronto, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14 vs. Toronto, 6 p.m., Ottawa, Ontario Oct. 18 at Memphis, 5 p.m. Oct. 20 vs. Milwaukee, 7 p.m., Madison, Wis. Oct. 23 vs. Milwaukee, 7 p.m., Target Center here. Older Post Tyus Jones headlines Wolves caravan Newer Post Tayshaun Prince officially signs with Timberwolves … [Read more...] about Wolves play Thunder, Bucks in preseason games at Target Center
The Wolves announced Wednesday they will host a preseason game against Denver on Oct. 12 at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Neb. It will be the team’s first preseason game in Lincoln, but their fourth in Nebraska, having played preseason games in Omaha in 1999, 2003 and 2006. The team has not announced its entire preseason schedule, But three games have been announced. The Wolves will face Miami Oct. in Kansas City, Mo., play the Nuggets in Lincoln Oct. 12 and then play Miami again in Louisville, Ky. Oct. 15. Older Post Kentucky star Jamal Murray wants to play for the Timberwolves Newer Post New Timberwolves, Lynx minority owners formally announced … [Read more...] about Wolves announce a third preseason game
A couple light, fun practices at Xcel Energy Center today. The second practice, which comprised pretty much the NHL roster and a couple hopefuls, ended with a shootout competition. After a goal, the player who scored threw his stick somewhere on the ice. The last player not to score would be tasked with picking up all the sticks, which were scattered on virtually every inch of the ice surface. Matt Cooke -- the oldest skater on the team -- lost, making for a comedic scene when "Cookie" had to gather all the sticks. Just to make it a really challenging chore, a couple guys tossed all those extra sticks that rested on the bench onto the ice much to amusement of all the players and coaches, and management in the stands. Oh, and maybe the media. "It's my own fault," Cooke said, laughing, afterward. "I hit three posts. I beat the goalie every time, but I have nobody but myself to blame. I'm saving my goals for the season." Monday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the 1-1-1 Wild plays … [Read more...] about Wild-Penguins lineups for Monday’s preseason game; oodles of Wild updates
By Damian Calhoun | [email protected] | Daily Breeze February 24, 2018 at 8:53 pm Walker Zimmerman wearing LAFC’s new primary kitCarlos Vela wearing new LAFC’s secondary kitShow Caption of Expand LOS ANGELES – The final days of training this week had a different feel than the others for Bob Bradley and the Los Angeles Football Club. After the first three preseason games behind the fences at their makeshift preseason home at UCLA, today’s final tune-up is on the road against USL-club Sacramento Republic at 2 p.m. LAFC opens the season March 4 on the road against the Seattle Sounders. “We’re making progress,” Bradley said. “We’re excited as we get closer to the start of the season. Often times, you need real games and when they add up over the first four, five, six weeks of the season, then you feel as if you’re finally getting to where you want to go. “I think the preseason has gone well, but now we’re looking … [Read more...] about Los Angeles Football Club gearing up for final preseason game against Sacramento Republic
Las Vegas Lights FC Marcelo Gerardo Lugo (23) takes the field for the exhibition match against the Montreal Impact at Cashman Field in Las Vegas, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. Erik Verduzco Las Vegas Review-Journal @Erik_Verduzco Las Vegas Lights FC Marcelo Gerardo Lugo (23) attempts a kick to the goal against Montreal Impact during an exhibition match at Cashman Field in Las Vegas, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. Erik Verduzco Las Vegas Review-Journal @Erik_Verduzco The Lights FC began trimming its roster ahead of its final preseason game, with one of its starters leaving the team. Forward/attacking midfielder Gerardo Lugo, who started the Lights’ first two exhibitions, is one of seven players no longer on the team’s preseason roster as of Thursday’s practice. Lugo, 33, has played four games with the Mexican national team and was with Liga MX’s Queretaro FC last season. His spot in the starting lineup is likely to be filled by striker Juan Jose Calderon, who relieved … [Read more...] about Lights FC trim roster before final preseason game
By Connor Letourneau Published 10:28 pm, Wednesday, February 21, 2018 The Warriors are in discussions with the Kings to schedule a preseason game next season in Seattle, The Chronicle has confirmed with a team source. The Sacramento Bee was the first to report the teams’ intention to play in Seattle on Oct. 6. Per the team source, the game has yet to be finalized. If it comes to fruition, the exhibition would be the first NBA matchup in Seattle’s KeyArena since the Seattle SuperSonics left for Oklahoma City after the 2007-08 season, becoming the Oklahoma City Thunder. The game would be a bit of a reunion for Golden State forward Kevin Durant, who played his rookie season with the Sonics before the team moved to Oklahoma City. Had a group led by Steve Ballmer and Chris Hansen bought the Kings from the Maloofs in 2013, the franchise likely would have moved from Sacramento to Seattle. Now, a decade after last hosting an NBA game, Seattle is considered a favorite … [Read more...] about Preseason game with Kings in Seattle?
By Logan Murdock | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: February 21, 2018 at 8:51 pm | UPDATED: February 22, 2018 at 3:47 am Want Warriors news in your inbox? Sign up for the free DubsDaily newsletter. OAKLAND – Former Seattle Supersonics forward Kevin Durant expressed excitement amid reports his current team, the Golden State Warriors are in discussions to play a preseason game against the Sacramento Kings in Seattle Oct. 6. “That would be amazing, Durant said following practice Wednesday evening. “Hopefully that goes through.” Durant, who was drafted second overall in the 2007 NBA draft by the Supersonics, played one season in the Seattle, before the franchise, led by owner Clay Bennett, moved to Oklahoma City shortly after Durant won the 2008 Rookie of the Year. Though Durant would become a perennial All-Star as a member of the Thunder, reaching the NBA Finals in 2012, and winning … [Read more...] about Kevin Durant on potential preseason game in Seattle: “That would be amazing”
By Curtis Pashelka | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: February 21, 2018 at 6:35 pm | UPDATED: February 21, 2018 at 6:42 pm Kevin Durant might be returning to Seattle for one preseason game this fall. The Sacramento Bee, citing sources, reported Wednesday afternoon that the Warriors and the Sacramento Kings will play a preseason game in Seattle at Key Arena on Oct. 6. The Warriors have discussed such a possibility, but nothing has been finalized. Seattle has not had an NBA team since the SuperSonics left after the 2007-08 season, Durant’s first year as a professional. The franchise moved to Oklahoma City for the following season, and Durant spent the next eight years with the Thunder before he signed with the Warriors prior to the 2016-17 season. There’s some history between the city of Seattle and the Kings’ franchise, as well. In Jan. 2013, then-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and hedge fund magnate Chris Hansen reached an agreement to … [Read more...] about Might Kevin Durant be returning to Seattle for a preseason game?
By Connor Letourneau Updated 8:46 pm, Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Photo: Kevin P. Casey, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Seattle SuperSonics' Kevin Durant after making a shot at the buzzer in the first quarter against Cleveland Cavaliers' in NBA action in Seattle on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008. (AP Photo/Kevin P. Casey) Seattle SuperSonics' Kevin Durant after making a shot at the buzzer in the first quarter against Cleveland Cavaliers' in NBA action in Seattle on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008. (AP Photo/Kevin P. Casey) Photo: Kevin P. Casey, AP Warriors in discussions to play Kings in preseason game in Seattle 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The Warriors are in discussions with the Kings to schedule a preseason game next season in Seattle, The Chronicle has confirmed with a team source. The Sacramento Bee was the first … [Read more...] about Warriors in discussions to play Kings in preseason game in Seattle
A Denver Broncos-Oakland Raiders game at North Platte High School would be laughably unlikely today, but it happened 50 years ago Sunday.The preseason game is a vestige of a bygone era of professional football. Today those games are played in large stadiums on immaculate surfaces.In 1967 the Raiders and Broncos were in the upstart American Football League, which sought fans wherever it could find them. Three years later the AFL merged with the National Football League, an enterprise that grew into a money-making machine. Kent McCloughan, the Broken Bow, Nebraska, boy who played cornerback for the Raiders in the 1960s, recalls how odd it was.“I can remember people saying ‘What the hell are we doing here?’ ” said McCloughan, now 74.An ambitious North Platte group, the Buffalo Bills sports booster club, brought the Broncos and Raiders to town with a pledge of $25,000 per team. The club raised money from businesses and individuals to pay the … [Read more...] about It’s hard to believe now, but the Oakland Raiders and Denver Broncos played a 1967 preseason game in North Platte, Nebraska