Minnesota Sports

Twins plan a party to remember ’87 World Series title

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins aren't letting the 30th anniversary of a World Series championship pass unnoticed. The Twins have invited a long list of stars and bit players from the 1987 team to special events during a three-game series against Detroit at Target Field. It's set for ...

Lynx beat Sparks in rematch of WNBA Finals

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Sylvia Fowles had 20 points and 13 rebounds, Renee Montgomery scored a season-high 20 points, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Los Angeles Sparks 88-77 on Thursday night in a rematch of the WNBA Finals. Los Angeles won the title last year, taking the deciding fifth game ...

Big 3rd innings lifts Twins past Orioles

TWINS 6, ORIOLES 4 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eduardo Escobar's two-run triple highlighted a six-run third inning as the Minnesota Twins rallied for 6-4 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday night. Jose Berrios (8-2) gave up four runs and seven hits in six innings. Tyler Duffey, Taylor Rogers ...

Sparks, Lynx set for 1st meeting this season

By Doug Feinberg AP Basketball Writer Cheryl Reeve insists that Thursday’s game with the Los Angeles Sparks isn’t a WNBA Finals rematch. It’s just a matchup of the top two teams in the league again. A good measuring stick for both teams. “It’s not the finals. It’s a ...

Bridwell excels as Angels beat Twins 2-1

By Mark Remme Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Parker Bridwell pitched six scoreless innings, Kole Calhoun hit his 12th home run of the season and the Los Angeles Angels avoided a road sweep with a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night. Bridwell (3-1) was strong ...

Rubio leaves Minnesota: ‘Maybe it wasn’t meant to be’

By Jon Krawczynski AP Basketball Writer The rumors finally became reality for Ricky Rubio. Now the Spanish point guard has gone from wondering where he fits in with the Minnesota Timberwolves to being a central figure in the Utah Jazz’s efforts to retain Gordon Hayward. “It makes me ...

Gibson pitches into 7th as Twins beat Angels

By Andres Ybarra Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kyle Gibson is still below .500 as a starter this season, and Byron Buxton is still barely batting a hair above .200. The baby steps they’re making, though, are positive signs for a Minnesota Twins team that needs more consistency ...

AP Source: Taj Gibson joining Minnesota on 2-year, $28M deal

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Taj Gibson is on his way to Minnesota, giving Tom Thibodeau another trusted veteran to join Jimmy Butler and the new-look Timberwolves. Gibson agreed to terms on a two-year, $28 million deal on Sunday, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press. ...

Escobar, Royals remain hot, beat Twins 6-2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals' hot streak not coincidentally coincides with Alcides Escobar's blistering bat. Escobar had two hits and two RBIs and Scott Alexander picked up his first major league victory as the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 6-2 on Sunday. The ...

Sano’s 3-run homer lifts Twins to 10-5 victory, split

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Miguel Sano belted a three-run homer, Felix Jorge pitched five-plus solid innings to win his major league debut and the Minnesota Twins held off the Kansas City Royals 10-5 on Saturday night for a split of a doubleheader. Brandon Moss, Alcides Escobar and Alex Gordon, ...

Wild announce 6 free-agent signings

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have three new defensemen, three new forwards and a new goalie, too. Forwards Landon Ferraro and Cal O’Reilly signed two-year contracts Saturday and will be paid $700,000 if they’re playing in the NHL and $375,000 if playing in the AHL. Forward ...

Captain returns: Sabres land Pominville in trade with Wild

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — As pleased as Jason Pominville was upon hearing he was returning to the Buffalo Sabres, it was nothing compared to the excitement of his son, Jayden. “My little guy already has his (Sabres) jersey on right now,” Pominville said Friday, shortly after the former Sabres ...

Royals beat Twins 8-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jason Vargas picked up his American League-leading 12th victory, Eric Hosmer hit a three-run homer and the Kansas City Royals defeated the Minnesota Twins 8-1 on Friday night. Vargas (12-3) tied Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers for the major league lead in wins and ...

AP Source: Wolves to trade Rubio to Jazz

By Jon Krawczynski AP Basketball Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves reached an agreement with Utah on Friday to send point guard Ricky Rubio to the Jazz to clear salary cap space for a big run in free agency, according to two people with direct knowledge of the ...

With Butler in fold, Wolves ready to shop for free agents

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Jimmy Butler's formal introduction to Minnesota was held at the Mall of America, an appropriate location for the Timberwolves and their prized new player. They'll be shopping for sidekicks starting this weekend, and Butler will be part of the sales team. "I'll be ...

Boston takes 3 of 4 from Minnesota

Price, Betts, Ramirez lead Red Sox over Twins BOSTON (AP) — David Price won for the second time in three starts, Mookie Betts and Hanley Ramirez hit solo home runs, and the Boston Red Sox rallied from a three-run deficit to beat the Minnesota Twins 6-3 on Thursday night. Tzu-Wei Lin ...

Phil Hughes activated by Twins

BOSTON (AP) — Right-hander Phil Hughes has been activated from the 10-day disabled list by the Minnesota Twins. The 31-year-old Hughes had been on the DL since complaining of a "dead feeling" in his pitching shoulder on May 21. He allowed one run in three innings during three rehabilitation ...

Twins rough up Red Sox

Kepler hits two-run homer as Twins beat Red Sox 4-1 By Ken Powtak Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Adalberto Mejia pitched 5 2/3 innings in his second straight scoreless start, Max Kepler hit a two-run homer and the Minnesota Twins rebounded from two consecutive losses against Boston to ...

Wild re-sign journeyman Pat Cannone to 2-way deal

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have re-signed center Pat Cannone (kuh-NOH-nee) to a one-year, two-way contract. Cannone made his NHL debut last season for the Wild and appeared in three games. The 30-year-old spent most of the season in the AHL, registering nine goals and a ...

Growing up quick

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Justin Patton almost grew too fast for his own good. The Minnesota Timberwolves' first-round draft pick sprouted from a 6-foot-1 point guard as a freshman in high school to a 7-foot center by the time he first stepped foot on campus at Creighton in his hometown of Omaha, ...