Minnesota Sports

Basketball Hall of Famer John Kundla dies at 101

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Before Phil Jackson and Pat Riley, before Gregg Popovich and Larry Brown, even before Red Auerbach, there was John Kundla. Kundla, the Hall of Fame coach who led the Minneapolis Lakers to five NBA championships, died Sunday. He was 101. Son Tom Kundla said his father died ...

Tigers take opening game from Twins

TIGERS 6, TWINS 3 MINNEAPOLIS —  Victor Martinez slugged two home runs as Detroit took the opening game from Minnesota on Friday night. Anibel Sanchez pitched 5 2/3 innings to earn the win for the Tigers. Ervin Santana allowed five runs and lasted just 3 1/3 innings for the Twins. ...

Crawford picks Timberwolves over Cavs, Warriors

By Jon Krawczynski AP Basketball Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — At 37 years old and having never played in the NBA Finals, Jamal Crawford certainly could have gone ring chasing when he received a buyout from the Atlanta Hawks. The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, who have met in ...

Century mark: Fowles, Moore lead Lynx past Wings 100-74

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Sylvia Fowles had 24 points and 12 rebounds, Maya Moore added 23 points and the Minnesota Lynx cruised past the Dallas Wings 100-74. Fowles, Moore and Rebekkah Brunson combined for 42 of Minnesota’s 54 first-half points Wednesday as the Lynx took a 14-point lead. ...

Berrios, Twins top Yankees 6-1 for elusive home series win

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jose Berrios was coming off his worst start of the season, during which his personal trainer spotted some stiffness on the right side of his delivery. He loosened up. The Minnesota Twins did too, with an early burst. Miguel Sano hit a ...

Season’s over for Twins righty Phil Hughes, put on 60-day DL

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins right-hander Phil Hughes will miss the rest of the season because of persistent arm trouble related to a condition that required rib removal surgery a year ago. The Twins put Hughes, who was 4-3 with a 5.87 ERA in 53 ...

Yankees surge past Colon in 5th for 6-3 win vs. Twins

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Bartolo Colon faltered in the fifth inning after a decent start by the burly 44-year-old, whose Minnesota debut ended with a two-run double by Gary Sanchez that sent the New York Yankees on their way to a 6-3 victory over the Twins on ...

Vikings to hold final training camp in Mankato after 52 years

By Jon Krawczynski AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — From Alan Page to Jared Allen, Fran Tarkenton to Teddy Bridgewater, Chuck Foreman to Adrian Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings spent 52 years making a 90-minute drive from the Twin Cities to Mankato for training camp. The Vikings’ ...

Rosario, Escobar lift Twins past Yanks 4-2

By Jon Krawczynski AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eddie Rosario had two RBI doubles and Eduardo Escobar added the go-ahead, pinch-hit single in the eighth inning to help the Minnesota Twins to a 4-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Monday night. Brian Dozier had two hits and ...

Fiers strikes out 11 as Astros beat Twins 5-3

By KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — On a day when Houston's powerful hitters were lagging, the Astros found a way to generate runs in another way. Mike Fiers struck out a season-high 11 over seven strong innings and Nori Aoki had two hits and two RBIs to help the Astros beat ...

Fowles scores 18, Lynx use big run to beat Mercury 81-66

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Sylvia Fowles scored 18 points and the Minnesota Lynx used an 18-0 run in the third quarter to beat the Phoenix Mercury 81-66 on Sunday night. Minnesota (15-2), off to the best start in franchise history, beat the Mercury 88-71 in Phoenix on Friday night. Jia Perkins ...

Twins Community Fund gives $10K to baseball association

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — The Twins Community Fund has given the Sartell Baseball Association $10,000 for upgrades to Champion Field in Sartell. KNSI-AM reports (http://bit.ly/2tuYx7C) that the money will go toward renovating the infield playing surface. Jason Mathiasen of the baseball ...

Rosario’s 2-run double helps Twins past Astros 4-2

By Kristie Rieken AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — Brian Dozier homered and Eddie Rosario’s two-run double in the sixth inning lifted the Minnesota Twins to a 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday night. The game was tied entering the sixth when a walk by Miguel Sano and ...

Verlander strong outing not enough as Jays beat Tigers

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT — Aaron Sanchez pitched six strong innings for his first win of the season as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Detroit Tigers 7-2 on Friday night. Steve Pearce and Jose Bautista homered for the Blue Jays, who won the first game of a 10-day, 10-game road ...

NFL suspends Vikings WR Floyd for 4 games

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The NFL has suspended Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd without pay Friday for the first four games of the regular season for violating its substance-abuse policy. Floyd was arrested in Arizona in December after Scottsdale police found him unresponsive ...

McCann, Gonzalez power Astros past Berrios, Twins 10-5

HOUSTON (AP) — Brian McCann hit a three-run home run to cap an eight-run second inning, Marwin Gonzalez had a solo homer and the Houston Astros opened the second half of the season with a 10-5 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night. Gonzalez, Alex Bregman, George Springer, Josh Reddick ...

Adam Jones homers twice and Orioles pound Twins 11-5

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles ended the first half of the season playing the way they had expected to for all of 2017. They'll have to do that and more if they want to make up ground in the rugged AL East. Adam Jones homered twice and drove in five runs to lead a 15-hit attack ...

AP Source: Jamal Crawford agrees to 2-year deal with Wolves

By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Basketball Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves were in desperate need of a scorer off the bench. Jamal Crawford has made a living doing just that. Crawford reached agreement with the Timberwolves on a two-year deal Saturday, a person with knowledge of ...

US held to 1-1 tie by Panama in CONCACAF Gold Cup opener

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For the first time ever, the United States failed to win its CONCACAF Gold Cup opener. Blame this disappointing result on an inability to protect a lead. Dom Dwyer scored for the second straight game but Miguel Camargo's goal gave Panama a 1-1 tie Saturday, ending a ...

Timberwolves’ Taj Gibson arrested after NYC traffic stop

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — New Minnesota Timberwolves player Taj Gibson was arrested for a traffic violation in New York City. The New York Police Department says a 2016 Mercedes Benz sedan made an illegal U-turn in Queens early Thursday. Police stopped the car and Gibson, who was driving, produced ...