MEXICO CITY (AP) - The NBA says the Wednesday night game between the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves has been postponed because of smoky conditions inside the Mexico City arena. The game will be made up in Minnesota at a later date. The arena was evacuated about 45 minutes before tipoff when a generator malfunction sent smoke pouring into the building.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Veteran defensive tackle Kevin Williams has been picked by Minnesota Vikings players as the team's recipient this season of the Ed Block Courage Award. The awards are given annually to a player who exemplifies a commitment to sportsmanship and courage. This is Williams' 11th season, and his tenure is the longest on the team.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Matt Cassel is on track to start this week at quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings, with Christian Ponder recovering from a concussion. Coach Leslie Frazier said Wednesday that Cassel "more than likely" will start when the Vikings play at Baltimore on Sunday. Cassel took over when Ponder was hit in the head during Sunday's game against the Bears.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - The Baltimore Ravens most formidable offensive threat is kicker Justin Tucker. Baltimore won its last two games because Tucker kicked nine field goals - four in a win over the New York Jets and five more on Thanksgiving in a victory over Pittsburgh. Tucker hopes to extend his streak on Sunday, when the Ravens take on Minnesota.
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