Compiled by Ken Chia
• Pointed out by many Sunday: On Sept. 11, 2001, new Wild coach Bruce Boudreau was supposed to be on United Flight 175 from Boston to Los Angeles, but Kings coach Andy Murray asked him to fly out a day early, a decision that saved his life.
• Of the 25 major leaguers since 1903 who were born in and signed as amateurs out of Australia, six were signed by the Twins, James Beresford the latest.
Remember when the Vikings ended Week 1 last year by stinking up the joint at San Francisco? The 49ers again play host to the second game of the “MNF” doubleheader, this time against the Los Angeles (!) Rams (9 p.m., ESPN).
“Yes, it was a lower division opponent, and yes, our defense was porous in the second half. But many big time teams (such as Georgia, Tennessee, TCU) have struggled against similar competition.”
“jsimple3” on the Gophers football team at startribune.com.
“I’ve done wrong I know that. But the ppl that fake care about me hurts the worst! Everything happens for a reason! I learned hard way!”
— Ryan Lochte, tweeted at 2:55 a.m. Sunday.