Things look bleak for the Wild right now, but remember this: In the 2003 playoffs, the Wild rallied from a 3-1 series deficit against Colorado and Vancouver to win both series in seven games. Such a rally is unlikely, but it has happened before.
It's possible the 76ers vs. Heat series could turn out to be the best the NBA has to offer in the first round. It's tied 1-1 after the teams split in Philadelphia. Game 3 is in Miami on Thursday (6 p.m., TNT).
"Cross-checking players in the face has no place in hockey and is not normal 'hitting.' It's dangerous and unsportsmanlike. The no-call by the officials changed the outcome of that game, and there's no question about it."
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"Our guy @escobarmaracay hanging out with Nick Cage here in San Juan." — Twins PR pro Dustin Morse tweeting a picture of, yes, Eduardo Escobar with Nicolas Cage