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AP All-Big Ten: Ohio State’s Fields, Indiana’s Allen honored

By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer Quarterback Justin Fields repeated as offensive player of the year and is joined by three of his teammates on The Associated Press All-Big Ten football team announced Tuesday. Lineman Daviyon Nixon of Iowa is the defensive player of the year and is ...

Carr scores 32, Minnesota hands Saint Louis 1st loss, 90-82

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Marcus Carr scored 32 points, making 14 free throws after halftime, and Minnesota held off Saint Louis 90-82 on Sunday night, handing the Billikens their first loss of the season. The game was Carr's fourth straight with 28 points or better. He made a layup with 13 seconds ...

Vikings’ offense can’t make up for depleted defense

By BRIAN HALL Associated Press EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Running back Dalvin Cook and coach Mike Zimmer each bristled at questions regarding key offensive plays that went awry for the Vikings in Sunday's 33-27 loss to Chicago. Cook was stopped on a third-and-1 run late in the fourth quarter. The ...

Wolves’ Beasley pleads guilty to threats of violence charge

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley pleaded guilty Monday to using a rifle to threaten a family in his suburban Minneapolis neighborhood. Beasley pleaded guilty to a felony count of threats of violence and faces 120 days in a workhouse, Hennepin County Attorney Mike ...

Vikings’ offense can’t make up for depleted defense

By BRIAN HALL Associated Press EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Running back Dalvin Cook and coach Mike Zimmer each bristled at questions regarding key offensive plays that went awry for the Vikings in Sunday's 33-27 loss to Chicago. Cook was stopped on a third-and-1 run late in the fourth quarter. ...

Bears beat Vikings 33-27 to stay in stride in playoff race

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — David Montgomery burst through a big hole in the defense and carried most of Minnesota's secondary with him across the goal line. That 14-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, his second score of the game, put Chicago ahead again ...

Defense, play at home ultimately doom Vikings’ playoff hopes

By BRIAN HALL Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After rushing for 132 yards, the most allowed by Chicago this season, Minnesota's Dalvin Cook urged the offense to "look in the mirror" and figure out what needs to improve. Told of his star running back's message, coach Mike Zimmer had ...

Playoff push: Bears seek 3rd straight road win vs. Vikings

By The Associated Press undefined CHICAGO (6-7) at MINNESOTA (6-7) Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, Fox OPENING LINE – Vikings by 3 RECORD VS. SPREAD – Bears 6-7, Vikings 6-7 SERIES RECORD – Vikings lead 61-56-2 LAST MEETING – Vikings beat Bears 19-13 on Nov. 16 in Chicago LAST WEEK – Bears ...

Big Ten Champions Week has game for title and 4 on undercard

By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer Things to watch during the ninth week of play in the Big Ten Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 15 Northwestern vs. No. 3 Ohio State, at Indianapolis The Big Ten championship game is the final step on the Buckeyes' path to the College Football Playoff ...

Bears visit Vikings, at playoff race pace for once

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When the Minnesota Vikings finished their debut 2016 season at U.S. Bank Stadium, the game against the Chicago Bears between two eliminated teams was so perfunctory that oil pipeline protesters managed to rappel from the roof to ...

Gophers, Badgers cherish second chance to renew rivalry

Gophers, Badgers cherish second chance to renew rivalry By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer Minnesota and Wisconsin managed to avoid interrupting the most-played Football Bowl Subdivision rivalry this season. Their annual battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe just happens to be taking place a little ...

Moorhead QB Trey Feeney named Minnesota AP Player of Year

By The Associated Press undefined The 2020 Minnesota Associated Press All-State football team, as voted on by statewide media: PLAYER OF THE YEAR Trey Feeney, QB, Moorhead FIRST TEAM QB -- Trey Feeney, Moorhead RB -- Austin Freerksen, Byron RB -- Terrance Kamara, Minneapolis North RB -- ...

With Stalock injured, Wild sign goalie Hammond for insurance

  ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild signed goalie Andrew Hammond to a one-year, two-way contract Wednesday, adding insurance at the position in light of a long-term injury for Alex Stalock. The Wild announced Stalock, who took over as their primary goalie down the stretch last ...

Cockburn scores 33 as No. 13 Illinois routs Minnesota 92-65

By TERRY TOWERY Associated Press CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Kofi Cockburn scored a career-high 33 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in only 25 minutes to lead No. 13 Illinois past Minnesota 92-65 in the Big Ten opener for both teams Tuesday night. Freshman guard Adam Miller added 14 points, while ...

Burton leads No. 16 Northwestern women past Minnesota 80-51

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Veronica Burton had 20 points and a career-high 10 assists as No. 16 Northwestern rolled to an 80-51 win over Minnesota in the Big 10 Conference opener for both teams Monday night. Sydney Wood added 19 points for the Wildcats (2-0), who didn't open their season until ...

Gophers, missing 33 players, stun Huskers 24-17 after layoff

By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Mohamed Ibrahim ran for two touchdowns following Nebraska turnovers, and a Minnesota team missing nearly three dozen players to COVID-19 protocols or injuries left Memorial Stadium with a stunning 24-17 win on Saturday after being ...

Border battle between Gophers and Badgers gets new life

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The football game between rivals Minnesota and Wisconsin will be played after all, Big Ten officials announced Sunday. The game that was called off last month due to concern over COVID-19 cases within the Gophers program is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday at Camp Randall ...

Minnesota-Wisconsin highlights Big Ten undercard

By The Associated Press undefined Minnesota and Wisconsin will try again to keep their rivalry streak alive, and Indiana and Purdue now have another chance to resume their series as well. The Big Ten on Sunday announced the undercard to Saturday's conference title game between No. 3 Ohio ...

Brady throws for 2 TDs, Buccaneers wear down Vikings 26-14

By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — If the Tampa Bay Buccaneers don't end the NFL's second-longest playoff drought, they can only blame themselves. The Bucs (8-5) bolstered their chances of their first postseason berth in 13 years with Sunday's 26-14 victory over Minnesota. ...

Bailey’s struggles has Vikings pondering kicking change

By COREY LONG Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Dan Bailey's job with the Minnesota Vikings may be in jeopardy after the kicker's poor performance in a loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 10th-year pro, who nearly cost the team a game the previous week, missed an extra point and three ...