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Minnesota Sports

Wistrcill, Newton added to NCAA men’s basketball committee

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Big Sky Conference commissioner Tom Wistrcill and Samford athletic director Martin Newton were added to the NCAA men's basketball committee on Tuesday while Minnesota athletic director Mark Coyle was confirmed through the 2025-26 season. Coyle replaced Jim Phillips, who ...

Beverley, Hill fined for roles in Wolves-Bucks dust-up

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA has fined Minnesota Timberwolves guard Patrick Beverley $20,000 and Milwaukee Bucks guard George Hill $15,000 for their roles in an on-court altercation during a weekend matchup between the teams. The league announced the fines Tuesday. The incident happened with ...

Wild go all in at deadline to get Fleury, back up GM belief

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have raved all season about their chemistry, as much of an asset for them as Kirill Kaprizov's deft scoring touch, the size of their second line or their newly created veteran goaltending tandem. General manager ...

Vikings agree to 3-year, $42M deal with OLB Za’Darius Smith

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three years ago at the Pro Bowl, Danielle Hunter autographed a jersey and gave it to his NFC teammate, Za'Darius Smith, with an inscription that raised the possibility of a future reunion. That didn't take long. Smith agreed to a ...

Twins welcome Carlos Correa, embrace heightened expectations

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Carlos Correa met his new Minnesota teammates on Monday morning — and wasted no time making new friends. Two days after agreeing to a deal that makes him the highest-paid infielder in baseball, Correa walked into the Twins clubhouse and introduced himself to almost ...

Wild land Fleury, Rangers add 3 players at trade deadline

By JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer The Minnesota Wild landed the biggest name at the NHL trade deadline by acquiring goalie Marc-Andre Fleury on Monday. The New York Rangers made the biggest splash in upgrading an already deep lineup. Poised to make their first appearance in a 16-team playoff ...

Vikings host ex-Pack LB Za’Darius Smith on free agent visit

Former Green Bay outside linebacker Za'Darius Smith was in Minnesota on Monday for a free agent visit with the Vikings, who could use another proven pass rusher but are lacking salary cap space. The Vikings announced the arrival of Smith, who was released by the Packers a week ago after a 2021 ...

Talbot, Wild blank Vegas 3-0 as Fleury watches from bench

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Nicolas Deslauriers scored in his Minnesota debut and Cam Talbot stopped 28 shots for the shutout after Marc-Andre Fleury was acquired at the trade deadline to share the Wild goalie position, leading a 3-0 victory over the Vegas Golden ...

Bullock, Mavs hold on after delay, beat Timberwolves 110-108

By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer DALLAS (AP) — A 15-minute rain delay in an arena before the game, another interruption during a tedious and wild finish for teams jockeying for playoff position in the Western Conference. Reggie Bullock must not have minded either wait. The Dallas guard ...

Astros’ Altuve ‘surprised’ by Correa’s signing with Twins

By CHUCK KING Associated Press WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve officially learned that he'd have a new double play partner during a late-night phone call with Carlos Correa himself. Altuve didn't foresee Correa signing with the Minnesota Twins. "I was ...

Hauswirth helps Ohio State women win 1st Frozen Four title

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Kenzie Hauswirth broke a tie with 6:20 left and top-seeded Ohio State beat Minnesota Duluth 3-2 on Sunday for the Buckeyes' first women's Frozen Four championship. Hauswirth blasted a shot from the left side that deflected off a defender's skate and slipped inside ...

Ohio State, Minn. Duluth advance to Frozen Four title game

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) — Paetyn Levis and Jennifer Gardiner each scored in the second period and Ohio State beat Yale 2-1 on Friday night to advance to its first NCAA Frozen Four championship game. Ohio State, the No. 1 seed in the tournament for the first time in the 23 years of the ...

Penn St closes in on title, sends 5 wrestlers to NCAA finals

DETROIT (AP) — Penn State moved closer to its ninth NCAA wrestling championship in 11 years Friday night, widening its lead in the team race as five of its six semifinalists advanced. The Nittany Lions had 108 points after the semis. Michigan, trying for its first title 45 minutes away from ...

Vikings redo Adam Thielen’s deal for salary cap relief

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen has restructured his contract to give the team salary cap relief, his agency announced on Friday, with a new deal that gives him $18 million guaranteed. In a video posted on Twitter by the Institute for Athletes, his ...

Royce rolls on: Twins SS Lewis enjoys 1st game in 2+ years

VENICE, Fla. (AP) — Royce Lewis joked that he wanted to hit four home runs in his first game in more than two years. He also hoped for several opportunities to make defensive plays. One out of two goals isn't bad. The Minnesota Twins prospect went 0 for 2 in a 3-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves ...

Minn. AP boys hockey player of year: Prior Lake’s Alex Bump

By The Associated Press undefined MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Here is the 2022 Minnesota Associated Press all-state team, as voted on by statewide media: PLAYER OF THE YEAR Alex Bump, Prior Lake FIRST TEAM Forward — Alex Bump, senior, Prior Lake Forward — Drew Fisher, senior, Cretin-Derham ...

Let’s play! Buxton digs in, MLB spring games finally begin

By JAKE SEINER AP Baseball Writer FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox wore St. Patrick's Day green for their spring debut. Baseball fans might feel luckiest of all. "I'm glad we're finally starting," said Red Sox supporter Jeremy Porter, down from Maine for the exhibition ...

Kaprizov scores twice as Wild beat Bruins 4-2

By TYLER MASON Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Kirill Kaprizov scored twice and Jordan Greenway broke a third-period tie as the Minnesota Wild beat the Boston Bruins 4-2 on Wednesday night. Ryan Hartman added an empty-netter, his 24th goal of the season, with 4.9 seconds remaining ...

Towns, Timberwolves pull away to beat reeling Lakers 124-104

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have been gobbling up wins against struggling teams, including this one against the uncharacteristically reeling Los Angeles Lakers. The next stretch for Minnesota, closing in on just the second postseason ...

NHL trade deadline could be full of last-minute deal

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer Don Waddell's phone is not ringing much right now. The seasoned NHL executive expects that to change this weekend. "It always does," he said. Waddell's Carolina Hurricanes are among the many contenders with limited salary cap space that could wait until much ...