Minnesota Sports

Selden scores 23 as Grizzlies surprise Wolves 101-93

By Brian Hall Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Wayne Selden scored 23 points, Marc Gasol had 20 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, and the Memphis Grizzlies surprised the Minnesota Timberwolves with a 101-93 victory on Monday night. Selden and Gasol each hit four 3-pointers as ...

Augustana names 4 finalists for athletics director position

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Augustana University in Sioux Falls has announced four finalists for the college's director of athletics position. The finalists will have on-campus interviews this week. The university said Saturday the finalists are: Nikki Fennern, director of athletics at Saint ...

St. Cloud State’s Borgen signs 3-year contract with Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Defenseman Will Borgen is skipping his senior season at St. Cloud State after signing a three-year entry level contract with the Buffalo Sabres. Borgen's contract with the Sabres won't kick in until next season. He will finish this year playing for Buffalo's minor-league ...

Injury-plagued Hughes hoping for healthy year with Twins

By MAUREEN MULLEN, Associated Press FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Minnesota Twins pitcher Phil Hughes prefers to focus on the future. Besides, lingering on his injury-plagued past might be too painful. Yet coming off three straight seasons that didn't go as planned, Hughes finds himself slowed ...

Marchand scores in OT to lift Bruins over Wild 2-1

By TYLER MASON, Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Brad Marchand scored 28 seconds into overtime to lift the Boston Bruins over the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Sunday night. Tuukka Rask made 24 saves and David Pastrnak also scored for the Bruins, who improved to 47-17-10. Marchand got his ...

Zucker scores 30th goal as Wild top Predators 4-1

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Devan Dubnyk stopped 19 shots and Jason Zucker scored his 30th goal and added an assist to lead the Minnesota Wild past the Nashville Predators 4-1 on Saturday night. Joel Eriksson Ek, Nino Niederreiter and Zach Parise also scored for the Wild, who overcame a slow ...

Ben Simmons has triple-double, 76ers beat Timberwolves

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons had a triple-double, Joel Embiid dazzled while getting the better of Karl-Anthony Towns, and the Philadelphia 76ers inched closer to their first playoff berth in six years with a 120-108 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night. Simmons had 15 ...

Wright-Phillips, Muyl help Red Bulls beat Minnesota United

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Bradley Wright-Phillips had two goals and Alex Muyl added another to help the New York Red Bulls beat Minnesota United 3-0 on Saturday night. Wright-Phillips is tied for 11th place on the MLS career list with 89 goals. Luis Robles had four saves in his second shutout ...

Vikings re-sign kicker Kai Forbath after strong 2017 finish

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have re-signed kicker Kai Forbath to a one-year contract after a strong finish to his 2017 season. The deal finalized Wednesday maintains the stability the 30-year-old Forbath has brought to the position since replacing Blair Walsh midway through the ...

Bumped back in Twins rotation, Gibson still has key role

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — With the recent additions of Lance Lynn and Jake Odorizzi to Minnesota's rotation, Kyle Gibson has found himself bumped to the back of the group. That's no slight to the slender 30-year-old right-hander. Even when Ervin Santana returns from finger surgery in late ...

Towns, Wiggins lead Timberwolves past Clippers

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns racked up 30 points and 10 rebounds for his NBA-best 60th double-double and Andrew Wiggins scored 27 points in an all-around performance, leading the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 123-109 victory over the Los Angeles ...

Don Lucia out as U of M men’s hockey coach

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For only the second time in 33 years, Minnesota has begun a search for a new men's hockey coach. All-time Gophers wins leader Don Lucia announced Tuesday he's stepping down from the program he guided for 19 seasons, after missing the ...

Carter’s second goal gives Kings 4-3 OT win

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jeff Carter scored his second goal of the game with 33.8 seconds left on the clock in overtime and the Los Angeles Kings recovered after giving up a two-goal lead to beat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Monday night. Tanner Pearson and Dustin Brown also scored for Los ...

Vikings finalize trade with Broncos for backup QB Siemian

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have finalized their trade with the Denver Broncos for quarterback Trevor Siemian to be the backup to free agent prize Kirk Cousins. Though Siemian started 24 games for the Broncos over the past two seasons, he didn't balk at his unquestioned place as ...

Polanco suspension hits Twins hard

Escobar next up at SS for team FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — About a month ago, Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco learned he had tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance. The news of his 80-game suspension, including ineligibility for postseason play, hit the Twins hard on ...

3 Minnesota teams make NCAA men’s hockey tourney; no Gophers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three Minnesota teams made the 16-team field for the NCAA Division I men's hockey tournament, but not the University of Minnesota. The Gophers and another hockey powerhouse, the University of North Dakota, were not among tournament teams announced Sunday. St. Cloud State, ...

Giguere scores in OT; Clarkson wins 2nd straight NCAA crown

By MIKE COOK, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — More than three periods of hockey didn't matter to Clarkson again. Elizabeth Giguere scored 7:55 into overtime and the Golden Knights won their second straight NCAA women's hockey title and third in five years with a 2-1 win over Colgate on ...

Twins SS Polanco suspended 80 games for PED violation

By DAVE CAMPBELL, AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco has been suspended for 80 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance, a big blow to a team that has made a series of roster-enhancing moves throughout the offseason and into ...

Butler targeting return to Timberwolves before end of season

By DAVE CAMPBELL, AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jimmy Butler could return to the court for the Minnesota Timberwolves before the end of the regular season, if he continues to stay on track with his rehabilitation from surgery on his right knee. He's predictably having a hard time ...

Harden scores 34 as Rockets hold off Timberwolves 129-120

By ANDRES YBARRA, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For the Houston Rockets, finally facing a challenge from Minnesota and a hostile crowd on the road was a good test to prepare for the postseason. The Timberwolves, meanwhile, are left holding on for dear life in a tightening playoff ...