Minnesota Sports

WR Adam Thielen seeks ‘respect’ with new Vikings deal as RFA

PRIOR LAKE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings provided Adam Thielen his overcoming-the-odds opportunity in the NFL, as an undrafted wide receiver from an NCAA Division II school. As grateful and loyal as Thielen is to his home-state team, though, he's not about to simply accept a discount ...

Vikings’ Chad Greenway leaving football ‘healthy and happy’

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — NFL players usually don't get to leave the game like Chad Greenway did. From start to finish, Greenway had quite the career. Proudly declaring he's "healthy and happy" and ready for retirement after 11 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings , Greenway turned his time ...

Tarasenko, Perron score and Blues top Wild 2-1

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Vladimir Tarasenko and David Perron scored and Jake Allen made 32 saves and the St. Louis Blues edged the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Tuesday night. Allen was 10.5 seconds away from a second straight shutout before Wild center Mikko Koivu threw a puck on net from near the ...

Koenig hits 5 3s on Senior Day, No. 22 Badgers beats Gophers

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Bronson Koenig had a disappointing start to his final home game at Wisconsin, spending most of the first half watching from the bench because of foul trouble. The sharpshooting senior point guard came out firing from 3-point range after halftime, providing a second-half ...

Parise, Staal lead Wild to 3-1 win over Sharks

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Zach Parise and Jason Pominville returned from the mumps, Eric Staal found his scoring touch and the Minnesota Wild finally were able to put their new-look lineup together. Staal scored twice and Devan Dubnyk made 20 saves as Minnesota held on for a 3-1 win over the ...

No. 4 Maryland women beat Minnesota to reach Big Ten semis

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota came into Friday night's Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal playing feisty and fast. The Gophers, riding the momentum of a close win over Penn State the day before, were determined to upset No. 4 Maryland. But the Terrapins had other plans, despite what coach ...

Saad scores in third period as Blue Jackets beat Wild 1-0

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Brandon Saad broke a scoreless tie in the third period and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 38 shots as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Minnesota Wild 1-0 on Thursday night. Saad got his 19th goal of the year 4:32 into the final frame when he charged in to get his own ...

Peterson a free agent after 10 years with Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adrian Peterson, Minnesota's all-time leading rusher and a first-team All-Pro pick in four of his 10 seasons with the Vikings, will be an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career when the market opens next week. The Vikings as expected said Tuesday they ...

Zucker scores with 2:10 left to lift Wild over Jets

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Jason Zucker scored with 2:10 left in the third period to lift the Minnesota Wild over the Winnipeg Jets 6-5 on Tuesday night. Erik Haula set up Zucker's 20th goal of the season by racing after a loose puck and sending a backhand pass across the slot. Zucker scored ...

Wild beat Kings 5-4 on Granlund’s overtime winner

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Mikael Granlund beat two defenders to find open ice and wrap the winning shot around goalie Jonathan Quick just 12 seconds into overtime, giving the Minnesota Wild a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night. Granlund's 20th goal of the season gave goalie ...