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Minnesota Sports

Twins elect Gardenhire, Gladden, Tovar to team Hall of Fame

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins will induct former manager Ron Gardenhire and former players Dan Gladden and César Tovar into the team's Hall of Fame this summer. The Twins announced Thursday that Gardenhire, Gladden and Tovar will become the 35th, 36th and 37th members of the team's ...

Vikings interview Browns’ Cook, Pats’ Wolf for GM job

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings completed their first round of general manager interviews Thursday by meeting with Cleveland vice president of player personnel Glenn Cook and New England scouting consultant Eliot Wolf. Philadelphia defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon also ...

Arians leads South Dakota State past St. Thomas (MN) 92-77

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Alex Arians had a career-high 20 points as South Dakota State stretched its win streak to seven games, getting past St. Thomas (Minn.) 92-77 on Thursday night. Baylor Scheierman had 15 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists for South Dakota State (16-4, 7-0 Summit ...

Clark sets Big Ten record, No. 25 Iowa women rout Gophers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Caitlin Clark recorded her second straight triple-double, setting a Big Ten record with her fourth of the season, and was responsible for more points than Minnesota scored as No. 25 Iowa rolled to a 105-49 victory over the Golden Gophers on Thursday night. Clark had 35 ...

Vikings interview Cowboys coordinators for head coach job

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings completed head coach interviews Wednesday with the two top assistants for the Dallas Cowboys: offensive coordinator Kellen Moore and defensive coordinator Dan Quinn. Moore just finished his fourth season with the Cowboys and third in the coordinator ...

Young’s scoring surge sends Hawks past Timberwolves, 134-122

By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — After leading Atlanta to back-to-back wins for the first time in almost two months, Trae Young wasn't ready to say the Hawks have regained last season's winning formula. It's far too early to talk about a return to the Eastern Conference ...

Women’s hockey league to increase salary cap, add 2 teams

By JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer The Premier Hockey Federation is more than doubling each teams' salary cap to $750,000 and adding two expansion franchises next season in a bid to capitalize on the wave of attention women's hockey traditionally enjoys following the Winter Olympics. The PHF's ...

Minnesota-PSU men postponed; Indiana women push back 2 games

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has become the latest Big Ten team with a COVID-19 problem. The Gophers announced Tuesday they were postponing their Wednesday game at Penn State because the team had fallen below the conference minimum of seven available scholarship players. The rescheduled date ...

AP source: Vikings seek interview with Rams’ Raheem Morris

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have added Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris to their candidate list for head coach. According to a person with knowledge of the process, speaking Tuesday to The Associated Press on condition ...

Towns’ three-point play helps Wolves edge Knicks 112-110

By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — This was always Jacqueline Cruz-Towns' favorite game, when her family could gather to watch her son play the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. She died of complications related to COVID-19 in April 2020, but Karl-Anthony Towns' ...

US women’s hockey coach Joel Johnson deftly juggles 2 jobs

By JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer It's not often someone gets to experience two chances of a lifetime. For Joel Johnson, opportunity came knocking a mere two months apart. In April, he was promoted to become the U.S. women's national hockey team coach following Bob Corkum's abrupt resignation ...

Francouz steps in, Avs beat Wild in SO, 14th home win in row

By MICHAEL KELLY Associated Press DENVER (AP) — A disputed goal, a questionable hit and a thrilling finish — the Wild-Avalanche rivalry is still going strong after 19 years. Colorado goaltender Pavel Francouz stopped 25 shots in relief of injured Darcy Kuemper and three more in the ...

Vikings interview Packers’ Hackett, Titans’ Ossenfort

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings interviewed Green Bay offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett for head coach and Tennessee director of player personnel Monti Ossenfort for general manager on Sunday. The team confirmed the completion of the interviews, with both the Packers and the ...

Towns carries Timberwolves past Curry-less Warriors, 119-99

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns had 26 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 119-99 victory over the worn-out Golden State Warriors, who played without star Steph Curry on Sunday night. Jaylen Nowell scored 17 points and Malik ...

AP source: Vikings invite Hackett, 6 others for interviews

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have begun the search for a new coach by seeking interviews with an initial slate of seven candidates, including Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett. According to a person with knowledge ...

Wild score 4 in 3rd, twice in 4 seconds, to rout Ducks 7-3

By MIKE COOK Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Matt Boldy and Mats Zuccarello scored four seconds apart early in a four-goal third period, and the Minnesota Wild routed the Anaheim Ducks 7-3 on Friday night. Zuccarello finished with two goals and an assist, Boldy and Ryan Hartman had ...

Vikings GM candidates include Eagles exec Catherine Raîche

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have targeted a diverse set of candidates for their general manager vacancy, including one woman: Philadelphia Eagles vice president of football operations Catherine Raîche. Two people with knowledge of the ...

US Olympic men’s hockey roster includes 15 college players

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer Matty Beniers called his parents to ask them to answer a group FaceTime request so he could deliver some big news. Of course that's how the 19-year-old would tell loved ones he's going to the Olympics. Beniers was one of 15 college players named Thursday to ...

Grizzlies win 11th straight, beating Timberwolves 116-108

By CLAY BAILEY Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Desmond Bane scored 21 points, Jaren Jackson Jr. added 20 and the Memphis Grizzlies pulled away in the final minutes for their 11th straight victory, beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 116-108 on Thursday night. Ja Morant had 16 points, ...

Twins to retire number for Hall of Fame-elected Kaat

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins will retire the uniform number of former pitcher Jim Kaat, who was recently elected to the Hall of Fame. The Twins announced Wednesday that they'll add Kaat's 36 to their wall of retired numbers during a pregame ceremony at Target Field on July ...