Minnesota Sports

Vikings draft RB Dalvin Cook in 2nd round

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — After sitting out of the first round, the Minnesota Vikings didn't want to wait any longer. Dalvin Cook was sliding down the board, making available the kind of dynamic running back the Vikings drafted 10 years ago and just recently let go. Minnesota traded up ...

Santana, seven-run fifth inning lead Twins over Rangers

TWINS 8, RANGERS 1 ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ervin Santana delivered his fourth straight outstanding start, Miguel Sano sparked a seven-run fifth inning with a leadoff homer and the Minnesota Twins pounded the Texas Rangers 8-1 on Tuesday night. Santana (4-0) allowed a run, four hits and one ...

Saints, Adrian Peterson agree on 2-year contract

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Adrian Peterson, the NFL's most productive running back for much of the past decade, has decided to head into the twilight of his career as a potential backup in New Orleans' pass-happy offense. The Saints on Tuesday came to terms on a two-year contract with Peterson, a ...

Wild dealing with postseason disappointment, once again

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Five straight appearances in the playoffs for the Minnesota Wild have produced just two series victories and a high volume of frustration. This year, with a five-game loss in the first round to the St. Louis Blues/a, marked the ...

Hicks, Fulmer and Tigers rout slumping Twins 13-4

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have devised quite a system for getting production out of their emergency call-ups: get them to the ballpark as late as possible before throwing them into the lineup. "Sometimes that's the best way to do it," manager Brad Ausmus said. "Doesn't give you ...

Ibarra’s header lifts Minnesota United over Rapids 1-0

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Miguel Ibarra scored in the 72nd minute and the Minnesota United beat the Colorado Rapids 1-0 on Sunday. United midfielder Ibson fired a shot from distance that hit the far post. Johan Venegas headed the rebound forward to Ibarra, who scored his first MLS goal with a ...

Indians-Twins rained out in advance; makeup date is June 17

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The rain gave the Minnesota Twins a reprieve from their three-game losing streak. They caught a break with Cleveland's rearranged rotation, too. The Twins will take what they can get. After falling back to the .500 mark following an encouraging early start, manager Paul ...

Indians beat Twins 11-4

By Jon Krawczynski AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jose Ramirez homered and drove in two runs and Josh Tomlin gave up three runs in six innings to lead the Cleveland Indians to an 11-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night. Francisco Lindor broke the game open with a ...

Retired KG still has itch for playing, beef with T-Wolves

By Jon Krawczynski AP Basketball Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The playoffs have started, and after a season out of the NBA for the first time in more than two decades, Kevin Garnett’s body is starting to talk to him. The mileage on his legs and knees may have limited his playing time over ...

New Twins boss Falvey reunites with Cleveland pals

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With Cleveland in town to begin a four-game series, Minnesota Twins chief baseball officer Derek Falvey sure had his hands full. So many friends to greet. So many hugs to exchange. Even some inside information on the Indians to share with his current team, less than six ...

Salazar sends Indians to 3-1 series-opening win vs Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Danny Salazar finished six innings strong after a shaky start, Michael Brantley homered and drove in two runs and the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 3-1 on Monday night. Salazar (1-1) struck out seven and retired 15 of his last 18 batters after allowing five ...

Santana pitches a gem for Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota catcher Chris Gimenez looked at the scoreboard during the ninth inning and noticed Ervin Santana had allowed only a single hit. "I had no idea," Gimenez said with a smile. Santana pitched a one-hitter for the first complete-game victory by a pitcher in the ...

Uno, dos, tres, Garcias! White Sox OF filled with Garcias

By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — If Chicago White Sox manager Rick Renteria wants to get Garcia's attention in the outfield on Friday night against Minnesota, he is going to have to be more specific. Renteria put together a lineup of Avisail Garcia in right field, ...

Wild fall behind 2-0

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jaden Schwartz scored with 2:27 remaining during a 4-on-4 situation and the St. Louis Blues beat the Wild 2-1 on Friday night to leave Minnesota with a 2-0 lead in the first-round series. Joel Edmundson had the first goal for the Blues after winning Game 1 in overtime, ...

Timberwolves owner Taylor expecting big jump next season

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves coach and president Tom Thibodeau is meeting with his staff to put together an aggressive game plan for the summer in hopes of adding some defensive tenacity to a young team that never quite got it on that end of the floor in his first season on the ...

Timberwolves have demoralizing year in 1st season under Thibodeau

By Jon Krawczynski AP Basketball Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With Tom Thibodeau taking over a roster filled with young talent, the Minnesota Timberwolves finally seemed poised to show real progress toward ending the longest active playoff drought in the league. Instead, they are headed to ...

Timberwolves rebrand looks to shed recent failures

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When designer Rodney Richardson made the trek from Hattiesburg, Mississippi to Minneapolis to further his research in the rebranding of the Minnesota Timberwolves, he heard a familiar phrase over and over again. The motto "Minnesota Nice" serves as both genuine praise for ...

Oladipo lifts Russ-less Thunder over Wolves

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Victor Oladipo scored 20 points and hit a jumper with 6.3 seconds to play to lift the Russell Westbrook-less Oklahoma City Thunder to a 100-98 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night. With Westbrook resting for the first time this season, Oladipo also had ...

Boyd allows 1 hit in 6 innings, Tigers beat Twins 2-1

DETROIT (AP) — After two starts this season, Matthew Boyd already has both extremes covered. Boyd allowed one hit in six outstanding innings, and James McCann homered in the fifth to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday. It was quite a turnaround for ...

Yeo, it’s me: Ex-Wild coach leads Blues into playoff matchup

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — This was not quite the plan the St. Louis Blues had for Mike Yeo. He was supposed to take over as head coach next season, after Ken Hitchcock's retirement, not in the middle of this one. The plan certainly didn't include a first-round matchup for Yeo and the Blues ...