Minnesota Sports

Vargas hits tying HR in 9th, Twins beat Royals in 10

By Brian Hall Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Pinch hitter Kennys Vargas launched a tying, two-run homer in the ninth inning and Jorge Polanco hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th, lifting the Minnesota Twins over the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Friday night. Polanco lofted a soft liner to ...

Moore leads Lynx to 90-71 win vs. NY

NEW YORK (AP) — Maya Moore scored 12 of her 16 points in the second half to lead a balanced Minnesota offense and help the Lynx beat the New York Liberty 90-71 on Thursday night. All five of the Lynx starters were in double figures, with Lindsay Whalen and Sylvia Fowles each adding 12 ...

Berrios dazzles as Twins salvage doubleheader split

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jose Berrios allowed two hits and struck out 11 over 7 2/3 innings as the Minnesota Twins beat the Colorado Rockies 2-0 on Thursday night, salvaging a split of an interleague doubleheader between the first-place teams in the AL Central and NL West. The Twins scored just ...

Vikings: No decision made, but camp move possible for ’18

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings will be able to hold training camp at their new headquarters as soon as next year. The Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center in Eagan will be completed soon after the Super Bowl, with a March 1 move-in date scheduled. The Vikings have a contract ...

Rockies-Twins game postponed by stormy weather

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Bud Black was a coach on the Los Angeles Angels staff when a young Ervin Santana broke into the big leagues, and it doesn't surprise him to see Santana off to such a blistering start for the Minnesota Twins 11 years later. "Delivery is pretty much the same, body is the ...

Kipnis homers twice in leadoff spot, Indians beat Twins 8-3

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jason Kipnis batting at the top of the order seems like a good fit for the Cleveland Indians. Kipnis, hitting leadoff for the first time this season, was 4 for 5 with two homers and four RBIs, and the Indians woke up from an offensive slumber in an 8-3 victory over the ...

Fowles scores 26 points, Lynx beat Sky 70-61 in opener

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sylvia Fowles had 26 points and 10 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Chicago Sky 70-61 on Sunday night in the season opener for both teams. Fowles had seven points in the fourth quarter, scoring each time after the Sky twice pulled within three points. Rebekkah ...

Toronto FC beats Minnesota United 3-2 for 6th straight win

TORONTO (AP) — Tosaint Ricketts broke a tie in the 77th minute and Toronto FC beat Minnesota United 3-2 on Saturday to push its club-record winning streak to six games. Toronto (7-1-4) overcame injuries to Sebastian Giovinco and Nick Hagglund, and Jason Hernandez's illness. Jozy Altidore ...

Berrios, Twins outlast Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jose Berrios pitched neatly into the eighth inning in his first start of the season and the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 4-1 Saturday in a game delayed several minutes when a squirrel ran around the field. Max Kepler connected to give the Twins a home run in 14 ...

Former U of M football star graduates at 57

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Star University of Minnesota running back Marion Barber Jr. left the university in 1981 for the NFL, but never earned his degree. At age 57, Barber, who played with the New York Jets, has finished his course work and has graduated with a degree in youth services, KARE-TV ...

Minnesota finalizes Pitino deal, with $1.7M in new bonuses

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota coach Richard Pitino's one-year extension through 2021-22 includes $1.7 million in new bonuses for staying with the program, on top of his $1.6 million base salary. Pitino's contract, announced without terms last week by the university, was approved Friday by the ...

Santana shuts down Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ervin Santana allowed two hits in seven innings, Miguel Sano homered and the Minnesota Twins beat Cleveland 1-0 on Friday night in the first shutout against the Indians this season. Santana (6-1) walked a season-high five and struck out four, lowering his ERA to 1.50. After ...

Dayton to share pontoon with GOP leaders for fishing opener

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton will share a pontoon boat with Republican legislative leaders when he hits the Mississippi River in St. Cloud on Saturday for the 70th annual Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener. While Dayton, House Speaker Kurt Daudt and Senate Majority ...

Report: Minnesota athletics official broke harassment policy

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota's Board of Regents has launched an investigation into a leak of confidential information regarding the latest in a long line of sexual harassment allegations to be leveled against the school's athletic department. Regent Chairman Dean Johnson ...

Gophers get another high APR mark from NCAA

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota football team has another high mark for keeping up with the classwork. Among the Academic Progress Rates released Wednesday by the NCAA, the Gophers were tied with Duke and Vanderbilt for fourth-best among the 128 FBS programs with a 992 four-year average ...

Twins-White Sox game postponed due to rain

By Jay Cohen AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — White Sox catcher Geovany Soto was throwing Tuesday when he felt some sharp pain in the back of his right elbow. Again. Soto went back on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday, and he said he doesn’t know what’s next after he was sidelined ...

Michael Floyd signs with hometown Minnesota Vikings

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The fresh start for wide receiver Michael Floyd’s sidetracked career will come at home in Minnesota. Floyd agreed to a one-year, $1.5 million deal with the Vikings on Wednesday. Floyd finished last season with Super Bowl ...

MLB upholds 1-game suspension for Twins Miguel Sano

CHICAGO (AP) — Major League Baseball has upheld a one-game suspension of Minnesota third baseman Miguel Sano for his role in a scrap with Detroit last month. MLB announced Sano had to sit out Tuesday's game at the Chicago White Sox. The punishment was levied two weeks ago but delayed pending ...

Santiago beats former team, Twins top White Sox 7-2

CHICAGO (AP) — Hector Santiago beat his former team once again, Byron Buxton tied his career high with three hits and the Minnesota Twins rolled over the Chicago White Sox 7-2 on Tuesday night. Santiago (4-1) allowed two runs, three hits and five walks over 6 2/3 innings. He struck out six ...

Mound Westonka language arts instructor named top teacher

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — A language arts instructor at Mound Westonka High School in Mound has been named the 2017 Minnesota Teacher of the Year. Corey Bulman was presented with the award Sunday. He is the 53rd recipient of the award, and the first from the Westonka district in the western ...