Minnesota Sports

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 ...

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 ...