Minnesota Sports

Dozier’s slam among 5 Twins homers in 11-4 win over Brewers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Brian Dozier hit his first career grand slam and Max Kepler and Eddie Rosario each homered twice, powering the Minnesota Twins past the Milwaukee Brewers 11-4 on Tuesday night for a two-game sweep. Matt Garza (5-6) turned in his shortest and worst start of the season with ...

Dozier’s slam among 5 Twins homers in 11-4 win over Brewers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Brian Dozier hit his first career grand slam and Max Kepler and Eddie Rosario each homered twice, powering the Minnesota Twins past the Milwaukee Brewers 11-4 on Tuesday night for a two-game sweep. Matt Garza (5-6) turned in his shortest and worst start of the season with ...

Wilfs join group trying to bring MLS to Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The owners of the Minnesota Vikings have joined a group trying to bring a Major League Soccer expansion franchise to Nashville, after a failed bid to bring a club to their enclosed NFL stadium. Zygi Wilf, Mark Wilf and Leonard Wilf are minority partners in the ...

Vikings bid farewell to Mankato

Team held training camp in college town for 52 years By Jon Krawczynski AP Sports Writer MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings equipment manager Dennis Ryan loaded the team's pads and bags into a truck headed for the Twin Cities, just as he has so many times on the team's last ...

Vikings RB Latavius Murray activated from PUP list

By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Latavius Murray was finally on the practice field in purple. Riley Reiff was back to work, too. And with that, two of the Minnesota Vikings' most important offseason additions started to come back from concerning injuries. Murray ...

Vikings finally settled at strong safety spot with Sendejo

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Andrew Sendejo opened the mailbox one day this spring and found it overflowing with envelopes from Rice University, his alma mater. "I was thinking they were all my parking tickets," the Minnesota Vikings strong safety said. ...

Wolves owner wants meeting with Wiggins before max contract

By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Basketball Writer MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said Monday that he is ready to commit nearly $150 million to Andrew Wiggins with a max-level extension of his rookie contract. Before he does so, Taylor wants to sit down face-to-face ...

Rosario scores on late balk to lift Twins over Brewers, 5-4

By PATRICK DONNELLY Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eddie Rosario doubled home the tying run in the seventh inning and scored the winning run on a balk as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 5-4 on Monday. After Eduardo Escobar drew a leadoff walk in the seventh, Rosario ...

Twins rally from 5-0 deficit to beat Rangers, 6-5

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Most starting pitchers loathe rain delays, concerned that the long break can cool them down to the point where their managers pull the plug on the outing altogether. The timing of the shower on Sunday could not have been better for Jose Berrios and the Minnesota ...

Dupree, Larkins lift Fever to 84-82 win over Lynx

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Candice Dupree scored a season-high 31 points, Erlana Larkins made a putback with 8.2 seconds left and the Indiana Fever beat the Minnesota Lynx 84-82 on Sunday night to snap a five-game losing streak. Dupree made a career-high 15 field goals on 21 attempts and Briann ...

Goydos wins 3M Championship on first playoff hole

BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Paul Goydos had just enough club to win the 3M Championship. On the first hole of Sunday's playoff with Gene Sauers, Goydos was 177 yards away on the par-5 18th hole. Knowing Sauers put his second shot into the lake fronting the green, Goydos just had to get the ball on ...

Dozier, Colon lead Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Bartolo Colon threw his first complete game in two years to earn his first win with Minnesota, Brian Dozier homered twice and the Twins beat the Texas Rangers 8-4 on Friday night. Robbie Grossman homered and had three RBIs for the Twins, who won for just the third time in ...

Vikings looking hard at 3rd linebacker

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — The demise of the third linebacker in Minnesota's defense, and that of every other NFL team in a 4-3 scheme, has not been exaggerated. With the nickel package now in majority control of the playbook, thanks to the prevalence of passing attacks dominating the league ...

Twins stumble against Rangers

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joey Gallo hit another massive homer, a three-run shot in the fourth inning on Thursday night that spurred the Texas Rangers on to a 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins. A.J. Griffin (5-2) made his first start in more than two months, ...

Lynx outscore Dream 23-2 in 4th quarter, reach 20 wins on the year

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Sylvia Fowles scored 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and Minnesota used a 23-2 fourth quarter to cruise past the Atlanta Dream 69-54 on Thursday night. Minnesota (20-2) is the first team in league history with 20-plus wins in seven straight seasons. The Lynx scored ...

Newly signed Granlund: Wild ‘can do some damage’ in playoffs

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer This offseason for the Minnesota Wild was never going to be about making major additions. This was simply the summer of maintenance and sustenance, with a new contract for Mikael Granlund one of the biggest priorities. Now that Granlund has agreed to the ...

Vikings’ kicker competition: Will winner be Forbath or Koehn?

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Whether they pick Kai Forbath or Marshall Koehn, the Minnesota Vikings badly need their kicker to come through after all those points squandered last season. Koehn sure delivered last year. While Forbath was settling in after ...

Santana throws 4-hitter, drives in 2 runs in Twins’ 5-2 win vs. Padres

By Bernie Wilson AP Sports Writer SAN DIEGO (AP) — The slumping Minnesota Twins desperately needed a big game from Ervin Santana, who was more than happy to oblige. Santana threw a four-hitter for his major league-best fifth complete game and hit a two-run single to lead the Twins to a ...

Wild, Mikael Granlund agree to 3-year, $17.24 million contract

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms with standout forward Mikael Granlund on a three-year, $17.25 million contract. The Wild announced the deal Tuesday with the restricted free agent, whose 69 points last season ranked tied for fourth in franchise history. The ...

Rhoda, Croft in open competition at QB as Gophers start camp

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota’s first season under coach P.J. Fleck will begin with a wide-open competition at quarterback between Conor Rhoda and Demry Croft. Fleck said Monday that Rhoda and Croft will take equal turns with the first team offense until a starter is selected. Fall camp ...