CVS Caremark Corp said on Wednesday that it would stop selling tobacco products at its 7,600 stores by October, becoming the first national drugstore chain in the United States to take cigarettes off the shelf. Public health experts called the decision by the No. 2 U.S. drugstore chain a precedent-setting step that could pressure other retailers to follow suit.
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild held their own, staying alive in the playoff race while defenseman Jared Spurgeon recovered from a foot injury, missing 14 games. But upon his return to the rink, the blue line mainstay had an immediate impact. Spurgeon set up goals by right winger Nino Niederreiter and left winger Dany Heatley in the Wild's 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.
MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love entered Tuesday's game against the Los Angeles Lakers with a sore ankle that has pained him for nearly two weeks, and he left Target Center after the Timberwolves' 109-99 victory with his back, neck and head aching. Nonetheless, Love delivered his 25th career 30-15 game - one more than Wolves superstar Kevin Garnett did while in Minnesota - with a 31-point, 17-rebound night.
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DENVER -- What looked like a rout turned into a nail-biting finish for the Colorado Avalanche. Fortunately for them, they have goaltender Semyon Varlamov -- and, it turns out, for a long time. Varlamov capped a big day with 31 saves, center John Mitchell had a goal and an assist, center Matt Duchene had two assists, and the Avalanche beat the Minnesota Wild 5-4 Thursday night.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love caught the Target Center in-game hosts off guard when he grabbed one of their microphones right before tip-off against the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday. He thanked the fans in his impromptu speech for becoming the team's All-Star starter since 2007, then he spent the next three hours proving why he was worthy of the honor. Love notched his league-high 27th game recording at least 20-points and 10-rebounds, leading the Timberwolves to a 88-77 win over New Orleans.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives passed a nearly $1 trillion farm bill on Wednesday that cuts food stamps and ends a direct subsidy to farmers, while expanding government-backed crop insurance programs. The measure passed easily by 251 votes to 166. The bill is more than a year overdue after congressional negotiators struggled to forge a compromise.
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Despite being hit hard by injuries to star players over the past two months, the Minnesota Wild managed to keep afloat in race for a playoff spot in the Western Conference. With one of the big guns returning to form, Minnesota was able to shoot down one of the best in the NHL. Winger Zach Parise scored a goal and added two assists, center Mikael Granlund had a goal and an assist and goaltender Darcy Kuemper made 31 saves as the Minnesota Wild defeated the Anaheim Ducks 4-2 on Tuesday.
CHICAGO -- The Minnesota Timberwolves are starting to resemble the team they expected to be heading into the season. While forward Kevin Love scored 31 points in a 95-86 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Monday night at the United Center, two Minnesota players who missed the majority of the season with injuries provided a spark off the bench.