Minnesota Sports

Whalen becomes winningest WNBA player, Lynx beat Mystics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sylvia Fowles had 21 points and 11 rebounds, Lindsay Whalen became the winningest player in WNBA history, and the Minnesota Lynx eased by the short-handed Washington Mystics 98-73 on Friday night. Whalen moved past Swin Cash with her 295th win in 13 seasons. Minnesota ...

Twins beat Angels 3-2 when replay decision calls Revere out

By DAN GREENSPAN, Associated Press ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Minnesota Twins shortstop Ehire Adrianza knew it was over before anyone else did, pointing emphatically at second base umpire Clint Fagan, and then to his own bench. A 1-minute, 45-second review confirmed what Adrianza saw — Ben ...

Pujols hits slam for 600th HR, leads Angels past Twins 7-2

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Albert Pujols checked his phone between innings and saw a text from his wife in the stands. Deidre Pujols bluntly told him to stop pressing so hard for his 600th homer. Although the Los Angeles Angels slugger isn't strictly supposed ...

Vikings sign RB Dalvin Cook

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have signed their second-round pick, running back Dalvin Cook, to put their entire rookie class under contract one month after the draft. Cook's deal was done Wednesday. He was the last of the team's 11 draft picks to sign. Cook was the 41st ...

Astros pound Twins to complete sweep

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — George Springer reached base in all six plate appearances and hit two of Houston's season-high six home runs to lead the Astros to their seventh straight victory, 17-6 over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. Carlos Correa, Alex Bregman, Evan Gattis and Marwin Gonzalez also ...

Altuve, Astros top Twins 7-2 behind strong start from Fiers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jose Altuve had four hits and two RBIs, Mike Fiers struck out eight over six innings in his bid to retain a spot in Houston's banged-up rotation, and the major league-leading Astros beat the Minnesota Twins 7-2 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory. Alex ...

Astros rally for 11 runs in 8th inning, overwhelm Twins 16-8

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Once Carlos Beltran and the Houston Astros began battering away, there was no relief for Minnesota's beleaguered bullpen. Beltran homered and singled during an 11-run burst in the eighth inning and Houston overwhelmed the Twins 16-8 Monday in a matchup of AL division ...

Fowles’ double-double helps Lynx beat Stars 80-66

SAINT PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Sylvia Fowles had 14 points and 12 rebounds and four other Minnesota players scored in double figures to help the Lynx beat the San Antonio Stars 80-66 on Sunday night. Fowles made 6 of 8 shots from the field and finished with her fourth double-double of the season ...

Longoria and Morrison homer in 15th, Rays outlast Twins 8-6

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In a game featuring 17 pitchers and 553 pitches, the Tampa Bay Rays and Minnesota Twins fittingly had to resort to previously scheduled starting pitchers to resolve the outcome. Evan Longoria and Logan Morrison hit back-to-back homers off Hector Santiago in the 15th inning ...

Dozier’s 2-run shot in 8th spurs Twins to 5-3 win over Rays

ter MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After his torrid second half last season left him with 42 homers, Brian Dozier would be wise not to worry about his future totals. Minnesota's sturdy second baseman still has plenty of power in that right-handed swing. Dozier's tiebreaking two-run shot with two outs ...

Floyd’s fresh start: With Vikings, he’s on ‘last straw’

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Back in his native Minnesota to begin his diverted career anew, Michael Floyd has moved in with an old friend. “I figured I’d save some money,” Floyd said with a smile. Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph, his college ...

Vikings: Bridgewater recovery still unclear despite progress

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater has reached the point in rehabilitation where he’s able to drop back to pass on his surgically repaired left knee. Just when the 24-year-old quarterback might return to live action with the Minnesota ...

Berrios thrives as Twins beat Orioles 4-3 for sweep

By David Ginsburg AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — After becoming the first team this season to win a series at Camden Yards, the Minnesota Twins wanted more. Beating the Baltimore Orioles twice in a row simply wasn’t good enough for these upstart Twins, who entered Wednesday’s ...

Minnesota’s Fitzgerald gets 6th season from NCAA, has 2 left

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota forward Davonte Fitzgerald has been awarded a sixth season of eligibility by the NCAA after sitting out the last two years as a transfer and because of injury. In announcing the news Tuesday, Gophers coach Richard Pitino said that Fitzgerald "deserves some good ...

Fowles’ 21 points, 13 rebounds lead Lynx past Sun 80-78

SAINT PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Sylvia Fowles had 21 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Connecticut Sun 80-78 on Tuesday night. Seimone Augustus added 16 points, including nine in the third quarter, for the Lynx (4-0). Morgan Tuck hit a 3-pointer from the wing ...

Vikings tout rehabbing Bridgewater’s practice participation

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have begun offseason practice, and Teddy Bridgewater has taken the field with them. Bridgewater took part in the workout Tuesday with the team, less than nine months after suffering the devastating injury to his left knee that wiped out his ...

Santana shines as Twins win

BALTIMORE (AP) — Ervin Santana pitched a two-hitter for his 10th career shutout, Brian Dozier homered and the surging Minnesota Twins beat the Baltimore Orioles 2-0 Tuesday night. After banging out 21 hits in a 14-7 win over Baltimore on Monday, the AL Central-leading Twins relied on ...

Twins power past Royals in 2nd game to split doubleheader

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adalberto Mejia made the most of his brief stint back in the majors with the Minnesota Twins by getting his first big-league win. Robbie Grossman, Max Kepler and Chris Gimenez all homered to help Mejia and the Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 8-4 in the second game Sunday ...

Vikings’ Zimmer has another eye surgery

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer says he had more surgery on his right eye, where he suffered a detached retina last year. Zimmer told reporters about the latest procedure Saturday during his foundation’s first youth football camp. The Star Tribune reports ...

Royals-Twins washed out, doubleheader set for Sunday

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have postponed their game against the Kansas City Royals because of rain, prompting a doubleheader to finish the series. The team made the announcement about an hour before the scheduled first pitch on Saturday afternoon, with the forecast predicting ...