Minnesota Sports

Nico Hischier scores in OT as Devils rally to beat Wild 5-4

By Mike Cook Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Nico Hischier scored 3:19 into overtime, Cory Schneider got his first win in nearly 14 months and the New Jersey Devils rallied to beat the Minnesota Wild 5-4 on Friday night. Hischier, Marcus Johansson and Kyle Palmieri each had a ...

Toews, Greiss lead surging Islanders to 2-1 win over Wild

NEW YORK (AP) — Thomas Greiss made some big saves, rookie Devon Toews got a power-play goal right after Minnesota tied the score, and Anders Lee dived to block a shot with his head late in the game. The New York Islanders used a strong team effort to get another win. Toews scored the ...

Duda, Rosales invited by Twins to spring training

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have agreed to minor league contracts with first baseman Lucas Duda and journeyman infielder Adam Rosales. The Twins announced Saturday that Duda and Rosales had been invited to big league spring training. Duda hit a combined .241 with 14 home runs and ...

No. 9 Michigan State beats Minnesota 79-55, ends 3-game skid

By Larry Lage AP Sports Writer EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Magic Johnson was back at Michigan State, joining his teammates to celebrate the 40-year anniversary of winning the national championship. The Hall of Famer and Los Angeles Lakers president had plenty of opportunities to flash his ...

Parise scores go-ahead goal, Wild snap 4-game losing streak

By Tom Canavan AP Sports Writer NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Riding a four-game losing streak, playing without team captain Mikko Kiovu for the rest of the season because of a knee injury and seeing their grip on a wild-card playoff berth slipping, the Minnesota Wild needed players to step up in ...

Oilers extend Wild’s losing streak with 4-1 win

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Darnell Nurse gave reeling Edmonton an early boost by scoring 2:15 into the first period, and the Oilers stopped a six-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory Thursday night over Minnesota that sent the Wild to their fourth straight loss. Ty Rattie, Leon Draisaitl and ...

Ross makes 6 3s, Magic beat Timberwolves 122-112

By Dick Scanlon Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Terrence Ross scored 32 points and came up with a big defensive play to help the Orlando Magic to a 122-112 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night. Ross came off the bench to make six 3-pointers and 13-of-23 shots ...

Koivu injury further complicates trade deadline for Wild

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Their hold on a spot in the playoffs hardly firm, the Minnesota Wild’s streak of six straight postseason appearances took a hit when captain Mikko Koivu tore the ACL and meniscus in his right knee. For the 35-year-old Koivu, who ...

Edwards scores 17 to lead No. 17 Purdue over Minnesota 73-63

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Carsen Edwards found his shot just in time. The Purdue guard scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half to lead the No. 17 Boilermakers to a 73-63 victory over Minnesota on Sunday. "Carsen needed the ball to go in, he needed to feel better about himself," ...

Minnesota knocks off Big 10 leader No. 17 Rutgers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kenisha Bell and Destiny Pitts both scored nine fourth-quarter points and Minnesota held off No. 17 Rutgers, the Big Ten leader, 60-46 on Sunday. Bell finished with 19 points, nine at the free-throw line, Pitts had 14, Brunson 13 and Taiye Bello had 11 points with a ...

Towns sinks Grizzlies, Wolves win in OT

By Brian Hall Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns scored all 16 of his points after halftime, including a buzzer-beating desperation shot in overtime to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves over the Memphis Grizzlies 99-97 on Wednesday night. Memphis led twice during ...

Martin Perez, Twins finalize $4M, 1-year contract

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Twins and former Texas left-hander Martin Perez have finalized a one-year contract that guarantees $4 million, Minnesota’s first offseason acquisition for the rotation. Perez gets a $3.5 million salary this year, and the Twins have a $7.5 million option for 2020 with ...

Mitchell scores 29 to lead Jazz past Timberwolves 125-111

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Donovan Mitchell had 29 points and Ricky Rubio added 18 points with eight assists to send the surging Utah Jazz past the Minnesota Timberwolves 125-111 on Sunday night. After going 2 of 12 in the first half, Mitchell scored 13 points in the third quarter to help hold off a ...

Mitchell scores 24, Jazz outlast Timberwolves 106-102

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 24 points and had a career-high 11 assists and the Utah Jazz outlasted the short-handed Minnesota Timberwolves 106-102 on Friday night. Rudy Gobert, who was a game-time decision with a sore hamstring, had 18 points and 16 rebounds, and Kyle ...

Whitish, late run lead Nebraska women past No. 23 Minnesota

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Sam Haiby had 16 points off the bench and Hannah Whitish scored 10 of her 12 in the fourth quarter to help Nebraska rally and beat No. 23 Minnesota 63-57 Sunday night. Whitish sandwiched a pair of 3-pointers around two free throws by Minnesota's Kenisha Bell before ...

Rose hits last-second, Timberwolves beat Suns 116-114

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derrick Rose hit an 18-footer with 0.6 seconds left to give the Minnesota Timberwolves a 116-114 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night. Rose scored 29 of his 31 points in the seconds to help Minnesota overcome an 11-point deficit. Karl-Anthony Towns had 28 of his ...

Van Riemsdyk’s hat trick leads Flyers past Wild

By Aaron Bracy Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — James van Riemsdyk recorded a hat trick, and Nolan Patrick had two goals and two assists to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 7-4 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Monday night. Wayne Simmonds also had two goals for the Flyers. It was ...

No. 23 Michigan St. women beat No. 18 Minnesota, snap skid

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Sidney Cooks scores a career-high 21 points on 9-of-13 shooting and Michigan State never trailed in its 86-68 win over 18th-ranked Minnesota on Wednesday night. Nia Clouden scored 15 points, Jenna Allen had 13 points, seven rebounds and six assists and Shay Colley ...

Wolves’ Andrew Wiggins tries to clarify postgame comments

By Cliff Brunt AP Sports Writer OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Saying he respects the gay and lesbian community, Minnesota forward Andrew Wiggins tried Wednesday to clarify comments he made about Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dennis Schroder’s behavior during a heated game. Thunder center Nerlens ...

Saunders wins 1st game, T’Wolves top Thunder 119-117

By Cliff Brunt AP Sports Writer OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Andrew Wiggins had a season-high 40 points and 10 rebounds, and the Timberwolves beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 119-117 on Tuesday night in Ryan Saunders' first game as Minnesota's interim coach. Saunders, just 32 years old, is the son ...