As transcribed by ESPN.com, Ricky Rubio said on a radio station in Spain: "Next season will be crucial for me. I've been in the NBA for five years, and six years without playoffs would be a long time. At 26, I'd have to start thinking about teams that can get to the playoffs and win in the Finals."
The Twins are 1-3 so far during this 10-game homestand, a mark they will look to improve on against the NL's Marlins. 7 p.m., FSN.
"I smell a championship, with the Vikings going 13-3 this year, and if they fail to get there this year we will clinch it at home in the 2018 season. Not since Bud Grant retired have I felt so positive about the Vikes."
"chicovike" commenting on startribune.com.
"Spoke to two NHL executives today that believe the Carolina Hurricanes could be relocated to Las Vegas & expansion put on hold for now."