• Rumors are that ex-Vikings owner Red McCombs would like to purchase the Oakland Raiders and then move the team to San Antonio. However, McCombs figures to get a lot of opposition from Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, and Bob McNair, the owner of the Houston Texans. One stumbling block is that San Antonio’s Alamodome was built in 1993 and the league would want a new stadium built.
• Former Wild star Marian Gaborik was having a successful season with the first-place Los Angeles Kings, with 22 points in 54 games, but the oft-injured star will apparently miss the rest of the regular season because of a knee injury.
• Gophers basketball recruit Eric Curry out of Little Rock, Ark., a 6-8 forward that 247 Sports has ranked as a four-star recruit and the 110th-best player in the nation, will miss the rest of this season for Southwest Christian Academy because of a hip injury. Meanwhile, Amir Coffey, the Hopkins standout, is currently ranked No. 32 in the country by ESPN.com and the final Gophers recruit, Michael Hurt, out of Rochester John Marshall, is ranked as the second-best prospect in the state by ESPN, but is not ranked nationally.
• Only six NBA forwards and centers have shot 50 percent from the field, 35 percent from three-point range and 85 percent at the free-throw line. Going into Saturday Karl-Anthony Towns was shooting 53.8 percent from the field, 36.5 percent from three and 85.3 percent from the free-throw line.
• Mortenson Construction, the builders of the new Vikings stadium, had to turn down building a stadium in Atlanta for the Falcons because they wanted to do a top job on the new U.S. Bank Stadium. But Mortenson is building a baseball stadium for the Atlanta Braves.