Minnesota Sports

Jordan Murphy, No. 15 Minnesota overpower SC Upstate 92-77

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jordan Murphy scored a career-high 35 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, Reggie Lynch added 15 points and 10 rebounds and 15th-ranked Minnesota overpowered South Carolina Upstate in the season opener for a 92-77 victory on Friday ...

Huskers-Gophers match pair of struggling bowl-game seekers

By Brian Hall Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck drew a chart for reporters at his news conference this week, attempting to demonstrate his belief that building a program brings ups and downs instead of the steady incline that might be expected. The Gophers ...

Zucker nets hat trick, Dubnyk helps Wild blank Canadiens 3-0

MONTREAL (AP) — Jason Zucker scored three goals in the third period and Devan Dubnyk made 41 saves for a shutout as the Minnesota Wild beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-0 to end their three-game losing streak Thursday night. It was the second multi-goal game in two nights for Zucker, who scored ...

A backup for now, Bridgewater happy to be truly part of team

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Finally, Teddy Bridgewater has become truly part of the team again. He’ll stand on the sideline this weekend when the Minnesota Vikings play at Washington, backing up Case Keenum with no guarantee he’ll play, but his ...

Frederik Andersen makes 35 saves, Maple Leafs beat Wild 4-2

TORONTO (AP) — Frederik Andersen made 35 saves to help the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Wednesday night. Nazem Kadri, Patrick Marleau, Connor Carrick and Connor Brown scored for Toronto. Playing with star center Auston Matthews out day to day with an upper-body injury, ...

Vikings add Bridgewater to active roster, put Bradford on IR

By Brian Hall Associated Press EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Vikings’ seemingly constant search for long-term success and stability at quarterback took another turn on Wednesday. Sam Bradford’s future was cast in further doubt because of another knee surgery. And Teddy Bridgewater ...

Gophers tackle Greene facing discipline from Fleck

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota offensive tackle Donnell Greene is facing discipline from Gophers coach P.J. Fleck that will carry over to Saturday's game against Nebraska after the junior starter swung and hit a Michigan player last week. Fleck condemned Greene's actions following the game and ...

Golden boys: Buxton, Dozier win Gold Gloves for Twins

NEW YORK (AP) — Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado has won his fifth consecutive Gold Glove Award, while Twins center fielder Byron Buxton headlines a group of six first-time winners. The prizes for defensive excellence were announced Tuesday night by Rawlings for the 60th time. Arenado, ...

No. 15 Minnesota, No. 23 Seton Hall highlight Barclays hoops

NEW YORK (AP) — Barclays Center hosts five days college basketball in November that will include No. 15 Minnesota, No. 23 Seton Hall and No. 25 Texas A&M, along with four other teams that reached the NCAA Tournament last season. The Legends Classic will be held in at the home of the ...

Michigan much better than it was during last Minnesota visit

By Larry Lage AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is in a much better place than it was the last time Minnesota played at the Big House. The Golden Gophers beat the Wolverines 30-14 in 2014 and took the Brown Jug back home in what was coach Brady Hoke’s fourth and final ...

Cullen lifts Wild to win

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Matt Cullen scored his first goal of the season on his 41st birthday and added an assist during Minnesota's three-goal first period, giving the sputtering Wild a welcome spark on the way to a 6-3 victory Thursday night over the Montreal Canadiens. Matt Dumba and Tyler ...

Vikings offense has been in sure hands with Pat Shurmur

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings lost starting quarterback Sam Bradford to an injury right after the opener. Running back Dalvin Cook was hurt in the fourth game and is out for the season. They've even had to use three left guards. Pat Shurmur hasn't missed a beat. In his ...

Twins 3B Miguel Sano to have surgery for leg injury

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins All-Star slugger Miguel Sano will have surgery for a persistent leg injury that knocked him out for six weeks during the season. Sano's injury was initially diagnosed as a stress reaction, and he was sidelined during the team's surprising drive to a ...

Butler’s late points lift Timberwolves past Pelicans, 104-98

By Brett Martel AP Sports Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jimmy Butler hit a go-ahead 20-foot jumper as he was fouled with 34 seconds left to cap off a 23-point performance, and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the New Orleans Pelicans 104-98 on Wednesday night. Andrew Wiggins scored 18 points ...

Vikings GM: Bridgewater’s status still being determined

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — General manager Rick Spielman said Wednesday that the Minnesota Vikings have not yet determined whether they will activate quarterback Teddy Bridgewater from the physically unable to perform list next week. Spielman told ...

Stanley, Jewell combine to lead Iowa past Minnesota, 17-10

By Courtney Baumann Associated Press IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) —  Nate Stanley threw for 190 yards in Iowa’s 17-10 win over Minnesota Saturday night, its eighth-straight in Iowa City over the Gophers. After missing one game, linebacker Josey Jewell returned to lead the Iowa defense with 11 ...

Koivu’s third-period goal lifts Wild past Penguins 2-1

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Mikko Koivu scored midway through the third period to lift the Minnesota Wild over the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Saturday night. Daniel Winnik also scored for Minnesota and Devan Dubnyk made 29 saves. The Wild, winless in their first four one-goal games this season, ...

Jackson’s future dim as winless Browns play Vikes in London

By Tom Withers AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Hue Jackson’s going back to London, the lone European stop on his extensive coaching resume. The food never became appealing to him, but Jackson won a championship during his stay. He’d settle for win on his return. With Jackson ...

Towns has 33 and 19 as Wolves hold off Thunder 119-116

By Tyler Mason Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns had 33 points and 19 rebounds as the Minnesota Timberwolves held off the Oklahoma City Thunder 119-116 on Friday night. Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler, back after missing two games with an upper respiratory infection, ...

In London, Vikings to start Keenum at QB vs Browns

LONDON (AP) — Case Keenum will make his sixth start in eight games at quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings when they play Cleveland in London. Coach Mike Zimmer confirmed on Friday the decision that he’d been coy about all week regarding Keenum, who has played well in relief of Sam ...