Timberwolves beat Nets...Brady misses practices...Darnold out again
NEW YORK (AP) — Derrick Rose scored 25 points, Karl-Anthony Towns had 21 points and nine rebounds, and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Brooklyn Nets 112-102 in New York. Rose was 11 for 17 from the field, helping Minnesota get back on track after dropping two in a row. Brooklyn had six players score in double figures, but only shot 41.8 percent from the field.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was absent today at the start of the team’s last practice before its game against the New York Jets. The 41-year-old three-time NFL MVP hurt his knee when he slipped after receiving a pass in last week’s game against Tennessee. He was listed on the injury report as limited for Wednesday’s workout. The team didn’t practice on Thanksgiving Day.
NEW YORK (AP) — Josh McCown will start his second straight game at quarterback for the New York Jets Sunday when they host New England. Rookie starter Sam Darnold strained his right foot against Miami on Nov. 4 and hasn’t practiced since. The 39-year-old McCown was the starter last season, but hadn’t played a snap in the regular season until he filled in two weeks ago in New York’s 41-10 loss to Buffalo.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Matheny (muh-THEE’-nee) has been hired by Kansas City as a special adviser for player development. Matheny succeeded Tony La Russa as Cardinals manager after St. Louis won the 2011 Series and became the first manager to lead his team into the playoffs in each of his first four seasons. He was fired on July 14 this year with the Cardinals at 47-46.
LILLE, France (AP) — Croatia is on the verge of its second Davis Cup crown after Borna Coric and Marin Cilic dispatched their French rivals in the opening singles matches of the final today. Croatia leads 2-0 and just needs one more point to depose the defending champions in northern France this weekend. Croatia won its only title in 2005.