Minnesota Sports

Royals hold off Twins til end 7-6

By Mike Cook Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mike Moustakas homered for the first time since mid-August, Brandon Moss also went deep and Kansas City held off Minnesota 7-6 on Friday night. Melky Cabrera tied a season-high with four hits for the Royals, who won for just the second ...

Dolphins bury Vikings in preseason finale

By Jon Krawczynski AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jakeem Grant caught four passes for 141 yards and a touchdown and the Miami Dolphins wrapped up the preseason with a 30-9 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday night. David Fales completed 9 of 15 passes for 139 yards and ...

Gophers grind out 17-7 win vs. Buffalo in Fleck’s debut

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tyler Johnson had a 61-yard touchdown reception from Conor Rhoda in the first quarter to give Minnesota a spark in coach P.J. Fleck’s first game, and the Gophers grinded out a 17-7 victory over Buffalo in the season opener on Thursday ...

Hop-off winner: Kepler HBP in 9th, Twins top White Sox 5-4

By Mike Cook Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Max Kepler took one for the team — and wound up with a hop-off winner for the Minnesota Twins. Kepler was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Twins rallied to beat the Chicago ...

Timberwolves hire Roth to coach Iowa G-League team

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have named Scott Roth as the coach of the inaugural Iowa Wolves G-League team. The Timberwolves announced the hiring on Wednesday. Roth will oversee coaching of the team after the Timberwolves purchased the minor league team in Des ...

Lynx top Fever 80-69 for 6th 25-win season in 7 years

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Maya Moore scored 18 points, Sylvia Fowles had 12 points and 13 rebounds for her 19th double-double, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Indiana Fever 80-69 on Wednesday night. Minnesota (25-7) won its 25th game for the sixth time in seven years and moved a game in front of ...

Fleck’s debut arrives as Minnesota hosts Buffalo

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For nearly eight months, P.J Fleck has exuberantly advertised and tirelessly recruited for the program he has taken over in Minnesota. Game time has finally arrived. The Gophers are about to become more than simply the subject of ...

Vikings’ Bridgewater still working way back

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Exactly one year ago, Teddy Bridgewater dropped back to pass during a routine drill and tumbled to the ground with a devastating injury to his left knee. The unflappable Bridgewater has made a remarkable recovery, but he ...

Ageless Bartolo Colon leading Twins’ playoff push

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After losing 103 games last season, the most in the franchise's 57 years in Minnesota, the Twins have reached the final stretch with a spot in the playoffs in plain sight. That's almost as remarkable as, well, a 44-year-old starting ...

Buxton hits 3 homers, Twins beat Blue Jays 7-2

TORONTO (AP) — Byron Buxton knew his teammates were paying extra close attention when he stepped to the plate for the final time Sunday. He delivered with one more big swing. Buxton homered three times and set a career high with five RBIs , powering the Minnesota Twins to a 7-2 victory ...

Parker, Sparks cruise to 78-67 win over Lynx

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Candace Parker had 24 points and 10 rebounds and Chelsea Gray added 15 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Minnesota Lynx 78-67 on Sunday. Los Angeles (24-8) clinched at least a top-two seed in the WNBA playoffs — ...

Blue Jays hold off Twins 10-9

By Ian Harrison Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — On Players Weekend, Blue Jays slugger Josh Donaldson is going by the nickname “Bringer of Rain.” To the Minnesota Twins, Donaldson has always been the bringer of pain. Donaldson had three hits including a two-run home run, Kendrys ...

Vikings RB Murray ready for action, 5 months after surgery

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The results of the exhibition itself will be rendered meaningless for the Minnesota Vikings as soon as the weekend is over. For Latavius Murray, his mere participation is what matters most. More than five months after ...

Colon wins, Buxton has 3 hits as Twins beat Jays 6-1

By Ian Harrison Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Bartolo Colon pitched 6 2/3 innings for his second straight win, Byron Buxton had three hits and two RBIs and the Minnesota Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-1 on Friday night. Joe Mauer had three hits and scored twice as Minnesota snapped ...

Holland helps White Sox beat sloppy Twins 5-1

CHICAGO (AP) — Derek Holland pitched six effective innings, Yolmer Sanchez homered and the Chicago White Sox beat the sloppy Minnesota Twins 5-1 on Thursday night. Holland (7-13) bounced back nicely from a string of bad outings, yielding one run and three hits in just his second win in two ...

Late single lifts White Sox by Twins

CHICAGO (AP) — Tim Anderson singled with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to score Avisail Garcia from second base and give the Chicago White Sox a 4-3 comeback victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night. Chicago tied the game at 3 in the eighth inning on back-to-back ...

Polanco lifts Twins past White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) — Jorge Polanco homered for the third time in two days, smacking one of the Minnesota Twins' three long balls in a 4-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night. Polanco led off the fourth inning with his sixth homer of the season after going deep in both ends of a ...

Sanchez, Abreu power White Sox past Twins 7-6 in 1st game of DH

By Matt Carlson Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Yolmer Sanchez homered and drove in four runs, Jose Abreu hit his 25th of the season and the Chicago White Sox held on to beat the Minnesota Twins 7-6 in the first game of a doubleheader Monday. Carlos Rodon (2-4) pitched effectively into ...

Zimmer says Vikings prefer to keep 3 QBs on active roster

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — As long as Sam Bradford stays healthy this season, the Minnesota Vikings won't be worried about their quarterback situation. There's a lot of uncertainty behind Bradford on the depth chart, though. Teddy Bridgewater ...

Liberty use fourth quarter burst to beat Lynx 70-61

NEW YORK (AP) — Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer said all season that come August he'll know a lot more about his team. Right now, New York is one of the best teams in the WNBA, winning five straight, including victories over the top three teams in the league. "We said all along that we'd have a ...