Minnesota Sports

Wild re-sign journeyman Pat Cannone to 2-way deal

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have re-signed center Pat Cannone (kuh-NOH-nee) to a one-year, two-way contract. Cannone made his NHL debut last season for the Wild and appeared in three games. The 30-year-old spent most of the season in the AHL, registering nine goals and a ...

Growing up quick

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Justin Patton almost grew too fast for his own good. The Minnesota Timberwolves' first-round draft pick sprouted from a 6-foot-1 point guard as a freshman in high school to a 7-foot center by the time he first stepped foot on campus at Creighton in his hometown of Omaha, ...

Minnesota stockpiles 6 picks on 2nd day of NHL draft

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — It was a long wait for the Minnesota Wild, but the club amassed six picks on the second day of the NHL draft. The team's first selection came in the third round Saturday when the Wild chose right wing Ivan Lodnia with the 85th overall pick. The 17-year-old Lodnia, of ...

Vikings say they encouraged Floyd to drink kombucha tea

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings officials say they encouraged Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd to drink the kombucha tea he says was the reason he was flagged for drinking alcohol and violating terms of his house arrest. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports (http://bit.ly/2t723c2) that ...

Dozier’s homer lifts Twins past Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) — Brian Dozier hit a leadoff homer off closer Cody Allen to break an eighth-inning tie and the Minnesota Twins defeated the Cleveland Indians for the second straight day, 4-2 on Saturday. Dozier homered into the left field porch on a 3-2 pitch and narrowed Cleveland's lead ...

Moore scores 18 of 22 points in 1st half, Lynx beat Mystics

SAINT PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Maya Moore had 22 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, Sylvia Fowles added 21 points and 15 boards, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Washington Mystics 93-76 on Friday night. Minnesota started with a 9-0 run and led 50-36 at the break behind Moore, who had 18 points ...

Mejia, 3 relievers hold Indians to 4 hits in Twins’ 5-0 win

CLEVELAND (AP) — Adalberto Mejia combined with three relievers on a four-hitter, leading the Minnesota Twins to a 5-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians in a matchup of the top two teams in the AL Central on Friday night. Mejia (2-3) held Cleveland to two hits in five innings, but had to ...

Butler trade sets the stage for looming free agency

By Jon Krawczynski AP Basketball Writer As draft night approached, some of the heavy hitters in the NBA — Cleveland, San Antonio, Houston, Boston, the Clippers among them — were jockeying, making calls and looking for deals to try to position themselves to make a run at the Golden State ...

Twins add Gee, Hildenberger to pitching staff from Triple-A

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have added two reinforcements for their depleted pitching staff, right-handers Dillon Gee and Trevor Hildenberger. The Twins selected their contracts on Friday from Triple-A Rochester before playing at Cleveland. Left-hander Mason Melotakis and ...

Indians, Twins to play in San Juan on April 17-18 next year

NEW YORK (AP) — The Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins will play a two-game series at San Juan on April 17-18, Major League Baseball’s first regular-season games in Puerto Rico since 2010. The commissioner’s office announced the matchups Wednesday. The Twins will be the home ...

Berrios’ arm, Sano’s bat key Twins vs. White Sox 4-2

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jose Berrios won his fourth straight start for Minnesota and Miguel Sano homered for the second straight game as the Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 4-2 on Wednesday night behind two of their young stars. Berrios (7-1) finished eight innings for a second consecutive turn ...

Wild announce affiliation with Rapid City

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have announced an ECHL affiliation agreement with the Rapid City Rush for the upcoming season. The Wild's primary developmental affiliate is the Iowa Wild in the AHL. Under the affiliation agreement announced Monday, the Rush will serve as a resource ...

Twins send RHP Phil Hughes on rehab assignment for shoulder

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have sent pitcher Phil Hughes on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester for his right shoulder. The Twins announced Monday that Hughes would join the Red Wings on Wednesday. Hughes had surgery about a year ago to remove a rib, after being ...

Defense keeping Twins competitive despite falling out of 1st

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins are wobbling from a four-game sweep over the weekend by Cleveland that pushed them out of first place, their thin pitching staff exposed by another doubleheader and the surging defending American League champions. The Twins wouldn't have been in the ...

With Dumba leading exposed list, Wild have a lot to lose

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — There were many years in Minnesota Wild history when assembling a list of their top 10 players would have been a breeze. That was the biggest challenge this offseason. The downside to the roster depth the Wild have built has arrived this week in the form of the NHL ...

Bauer, bats lead Indians past Twins 5-2 for 4-game sweep

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — There's still a lot of baseball left to play this season, but it's hard to overlook what the Cleveland Indians did over the weekend. Edwin Encarnacion homered twice, Trevor Bauer pitched seven strong innings and Jose Ramirez had his sixth straight multihit game on Sunday ...

Indians beat Twins 9-3 in DH opener

By Andres Ybarra Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Even after outscoring Minnesota 17-4 in the first two games of their weekend series, Cleveland manager Terry Francona thinks his team still needs to “really get after it.” Especially now that the Indians are tied for first ...

Encarnacion homers, Indians beat Twins 8-1

By Patrick Donnelly Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Carlos Carrasco pitched one-hit ball into the sixth inning, Jose Ramirez had three hits and Edwin Encarnacion homered as the Cleveland Indians beat the pitching-thin Minnesota Twins 8-1 Friday night. Carrasco (7-2) gave up four hits ...

Vikings’ Floyd denies reports of flagged alcohol tests

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police say Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd has been flagged for failed alcohol tests that are part of his monitoring for house arrest in Minnesota. Police records obtained by the Star Tribune show that Floyd flagged his alcohol monitoring three times and missed another ...

Mike Zimmer says eye is doing great

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Another visit to his eye doctor has Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer optimistic that all the problems surrounding a detached retina in his right eye are behind him. If he keeps progressing the way he has been recently, Zimmer said, a ninth surgery on the eye ...