Minnesota Sports

Bridgewater cleared to rejoin Vikings for practice this week

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater has been cleared to rejoin the Minnesota Vikings for practice, roughly 14 months after a dislocation and multiple ligament tears in his left knee put his leg and career at risk. Coach Mike Zimmer said ...

With Rodgers out, Vikings cruise past Packers 23-10

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Aaron Rodgers has engineered many a last-minute comeback for the Green Bay Packers. He has a dozen victories over the rival Minnesota Vikings in 10 years as the starter. This time? No chance. Rodgers was long gone, and so was Green Bay's division lead. Harrison Smith led ...

Vikings D takes down Rodgers, dismantles Packers 23-10

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers arrived at the Super Bowl site for this season, with a realistic goal of returning to Minnesota in four months for a crack at another championship. Their chance of returning in February took an awfully big hit when Rodgers broke his ...

Alessandrini scores twice, Galaxy blank Minnesota 3-0

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Romain Alessandrini had two goals and an assist, Clement Diop made four saves, and the Los Angeles Galaxy defeated Minnesota United 3-0 on Sunday. Home games haven't been kind this season for the Galaxy (8-17-6), who have the worst home record in the league with just ...

Zimmer, Vikings send thriving defense at Packers

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The fast, clever and tough defense Minnesota has had in four seasons with head coach Mike Zimmer has given the Vikings as good a chance to beat rival Green Bay as they've had since Aaron Rodgers became Packers starting quarterback ...

Great Scott: MSU runs over Minnesota, hangs on for 30-27 win

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — L.J. Scott returned from an injury to rush for a career-high 194 yards and two touchdowns , helping 21st-ranked Michigan State hang on for a 30-27 victory over Minnesota on a soggy Saturday night after kickoff was delayed 34 minutes by ...

Wennberg scores in OT; Columbus beats Minnesota 5-4

By Mike Cook Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Alexander Wennberg scored 47 seconds into overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat the Minnesota Wild 5-4 on Saturday night. Zach Werenski, David Savard, Cam Atkinson and Josh Anderson also scored ...

No. 21 Michigan St. takes confidence to Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Though football teams often talk about the importance of swiftly moving their minds toward the next opponent, the euphoria at Michigan State was bound to stick around for a while after the gritty victory at rival Michigan . "A couple times I've been sitting in my room or ...

Minnesota gets past Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Chris Stewart broke a tie midway through the third period with the first of his two goals and the Minnesota Wild beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 on Thursday night for their first victory of the season. Jason Zucker had a goal and an assist, and Devan Dubnyk made 36 saves to ...

Rudolph, Vikings have childlike fun with Duck, Duck, Goose

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The idea for the touchdown celebration came to Kyle Rudolph's mind, right before quarterback Case Keenum called the pass play in the Minnesota huddle. How about a quick game of Duck, Duck, Goose? "'If we score here, whoever scores, you get to be the ducker, and ...

Andrew Wiggins signs contract extension with Timberwolves

By Jon Krawczynski AP Basketball Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A five-year contract extension worth nearly $150 million sat in front of Andrew Wiggins for more than two months. Not only did the 22-year-old Wiggins not jump at the first chance to sign it, he decided to revamp the team of ...

It’s now or never for Wolves

By Jon Krawczynski AP Basketball Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have gone through a makeover this summer, changing their logo , their uniforms and renovating Target Center to usher in a new look for a team that has been a doormat for well over a decade now. If logo ...

Surviving Vikings manage to keep pace despite key injuries

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings arrived at the venue that's been their biggest nemesis without their best running back, Dalvin Cook, for the first time since his season-ending knee injury. Starting quarterback Sam Bradford had ...

Molitor happy to put uncertainty behind him, stay with Twins

By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A bleary-eyed Paul Molitor walked into a season-ending meeting with executives Derek Falvey and Thad Levine less than 10 hours after the Minnesota Twins fell to the New York Yankees in the AL wild-card game. Molitor built a Hall of ...

Vikings: No new injury for Bradford, just knee wear and tear

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Another MRI on Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford's left knee has revealed no additional injury, after he was pulled early from the game at Chicago because of continued discomfort. Vikings head athletic trainer Eric ...

Keenum leads 3 scoring drives, Vikings beat Bears 20-17

CHICAGO (AP) — Case Keenum led three second-half scoring drives in relief of Sam Bradford, and the Minnesota Vikings spoiled prized rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky’s debut with a 20-17 victory over the Chicago Bears on Monday night. Kai Forbath kicked a 26-yard field goal in the ...

Parise back at practice with Wild after missing 1st 2 games

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Zach Parise was enjoying a smooth summer of training, eager for a rebound following a trying season, when he experienced a frustrating setback a couple of weeks before training camp began. Another injury. “It just kind of came out of nowhere,” Parise said. “I ...

Twins bringing Molitor back as manager

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins are bringing back Paul Molitor as manager after he led a historic turnaround. The Twins announced Monday that Molitor is getting a new three-year deal that keeps him under contract through 2020. They went 85-77 this season, becoming the first team to ...

Trubisky ready to make his debut as Bears take on Vikings

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Unfazed by all the hoopla surrounding his highly anticipated debut, Mitchell Trubisky insisted he is ready. The prized rookie quarterback takes his spot under the spotlight when the Chicago Bears host the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night. "I really don't pay much ...

Curry scores 40, Warriors rout Wolves 142-110 in Shanghai

Stephen Curry finished off his China trip with a performance ripped right out of his MVP highlight reel. Curry scored 40 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 142-110 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday in Shanghai for a split of their two-game series in China. It was ...