Minnesota Sports

Wiggins lifts Timberwolves to 120-102 win over Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Andrew Wiggins scored 28 points to help the Minnesota Timberwolves beat New Orleans 120-102 on Wednesday night in a game that saw Pelicans forward Anthony Davis ejected for the first time in his career. Jimmy Butler and Gorgui Dieng had 19 points each for the Timberwolves ...

Timberwolves fall to Wizards 92-89

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Otto Porter Jr. hit a 22-foot jumper with 25 seconds remaining to lift the Washington Wizards to a 92-89 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night. Washington trailed for nearly the entire fourth quarter. After Porter's jumper, Minnesota had two shots at the ...

Towns scores 32 points, T-Wolves beat Booker-less Suns

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns' scoring actually meant something this time. Two days after his coach characterized his late points as "meaningless" in a listless loss to Miami, Towns led a balanced offensive attack for Minnesota with 32 points and 12 rebounds and the Timberwolves beat ...

Jaden Schwartz scores twice, Blues beat Wild 6-3

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jaden Schwartz scored twice and Kyle Brodziak added a short-handed goal in the St. Louis Blues’ 6-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. Paul Stastny, Dmitrij Jaskin and Sammy Blais also scored for the Blues, who jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period. ...

Minnesota slips past Alabama in Barclays Center Classic

NEW YORK (AP) — Nate Mason scored 20 points to lead No. 14 Minnesota to an 89-84 victory over No. 25 Alabama, which finished the game with just three players, in the championship game of the Barclays Center Classic on Saturday. Jordan Murphy scored 19 points and and grabbed 14 rebounds for ...

Hornibrook, Badgers stay unbeaten with 31-0 win at Minnesota

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Alex Hornibrook threw three touchdown passes without an interception for fifth-ranked Wisconsin, and the Badgers easily remained unbeaten by overwhelming rival Minnesota 31-0 on Saturday for their 14th straight victory over the ...

Wild beats Avalanche in shootout 3-2

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Three forwards have been doing the bulk of the recent scoring for the Minnesota Wild. Two of them scored in regulation Friday, but two other players scored in the shootout to give the Wild a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche. Charlie Coyle and Chris Stewart ...

Post-half dominance propels Wisconsin, with Minnesota next

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The active pursuit by Wisconsin this season of the program's first national championship has been spurred by the sheer dominance of the Badgers after halftime. Minnesota could've warned their opponents of that. The Gophers led the ...

Behind Murphy, Minnesota routs Massachusetts

By Denis P. Gorman Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — When it was over, Richard Pitino was asked about his father, Rick. The former Louisville coach, who was fired last month  after a federal investigation, sat three rows behind his son's bench in a small gym, wearing a University of ...

Ellington, Dragic lead Heat past Wolves

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Wayne Ellington scored 21 points and made six 3-pointers off the bench, Goran Dragic added 20 points and the Miami Heat rode a season-best shooting performance from behind the arc to a 109-97 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. Dragic was 5 of 8 from 3 ...

Vikings now have margin for error with 3-game division lead

DETROIT (AP) — Case Keenum and the Minnesota Vikings are breezing through this difficult stretch on their schedule. Now they can lose a game or two and still win the NFC North. Keenum threw for 282 yards and two touchdowns, and the Vikings never trailed in a 30-23 victory over Detroit on ...

Vikings beat Lions 30-23, adding to division lead

By Larry Lage AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — Case Keenum stood in the pocket to take a hit, dipped his right shoulder to slip out of a sack and shuffled his feet in the pocket to give his receivers more time to get open. Looking like a savvy winner, instead of a journeyman, he picked ...

Caps take down Wild 3-1

By Stephen Whyno AP Hockey Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin returned from taking a puck to the face, T.J. Oshie had a goal and an assist and the Washington Capitals snapped the Minnesota Wild’s winning streak at four with a 3-1 victory Saturday night. Behind goals from Oshie, ...

A year after Rams QB switch, Goff faces Keenum’s Vikings

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Almost exactly one year ago, the Los Angeles Rams switched quarterbacks by making Case Keenum a backup again and jump-starting Jared Goff’s career. In the latest example of the NFL’s uncanny randomness, the former teammates ...

Thorson, Jackson lead Northwestern to 39-0 rout Minnesota

By John Jackson Associated Press EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Clayton Thorson had three touchdown passes, Justin Jackson added 166 yards rushing on 31 carries and Northwestern won its sixth straight with a 39-0 rout of Minnesota on Saturday. The Wildcats (8-3, 6-2 Big Ten) also forced five ...

Butler leads balanced Wolves over Mavs for dominant 111-87 win

By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer DALLAS (AP) — Jimmy Butler led a balanced set of Minnesota starters with 21 points and the Timberwolves ended a five-game losing streak in Dallas with a 111-87 victory over the Mavericks on Friday night. Andrew Wiggins added 19 points for the ...

Minnesota Twins returning to WCCO-AM

The Minnesota Twins are returning to WCCO Radio after 11 seasons on other Twin Cities stations. Twins games aired on WCCO-AM for the team's first 46 years in Minnesota. The 50,000-watt station's clear-channel status helped build the team's fan base across the upper Midwest. But the station was ...

For Fleck, advice over lunch from Fitzgerald still resonates

By Andrew Seligman AP Sports Writer EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — All those years later, Minnesota’s P.J. Fleck recalls the advice about running a program he got from Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald over lunch. It still resonates to this day. “‘Just make sure you don’t manage ...

Cook upbeat about ACL surgery

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Dalvin Cook’s promising rookie season with Minnesota was left painfully short, a simple cut on the turf gone wrong in the fourth game of his career that resulted in a torn ACL in his left knee. The devastating injury ...

Minnesota gets 4 late goals, rallies past Nashville

By Mike Cook Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jason Zucker scored with 2:55 left and the Minnesota Wild scored four goals in less than six minutes in the third period to beat the Nashville Predators 6-4 on Thursday night. Jared Spurgeon scored twice and Eric Staal had a goal and ...