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Minnesota Sports

Chinakhov lifts Blue Jackets to 3-2 win over Wild in SO

By NICOLE KRAFT Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Yegor Chinakhov scored the shootout winner after Zach Werenski tied the game with 32 seconds left in regulation to rally the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild on Friday night and snap a four-game losing ...

Vikings have little space to spend with big holes on defense

By The Associated Press undefined MINNESOTA VIKINGS (8-9) UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: CB Patrick Peterson, LB Anthony Barr, DE Everson Griffen, S Xavier Woods, DT Sheldon Richardson, TE Tyler Conklin, CB Mackensie Alexander, LB Nick Vigil, C Mason Cole, P Jordan Berry, T Rashod Hill, WR Dede ...

Wild beat Red Wings in a shootout, 6-5

DETROIT (AP) — Mats Zuccarello and Kevin Fiala both scored in the shootout, lifting the Minnesota Wild to a 6-5 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night. Matt Boldy scored twice in regulation, and Zuccarello, Kirill Kaprizov and Joel Eriksson Ek also had goals to help Minnesota ...

Vikings hire Tyler Williams from Rams to lead training staff

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings hired Tyler Williams as their executive director of player health and performance on Wednesday, bringing in another former member of the Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams to follow new head coach Kevin O'Connell. Williams spent the last 15 years ...

Beasley sets T-Wolves 3-point mark in 132-102 win over OKC

By TYLER MASON Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Malik Beasley made 11 3-pointers to set a Timberwolves franchise-record and finished with 33 points to help lift Minnesota to its sixth win in a row with a 132-102 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night. All 17 of ...

Pickett leads Penn State past Minnesota in Big Ten tourney

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jalen Pickett hit three 3-pointers on his way to 22 points and Penn State defeated Minnesota 60-51 in the first round of the Big Ten Conference tournament on Wednesday night. Jamison Battle scored eight points to help 14th-seeded Minnesota take a 28-24 lead at ...

Jim Harbaugh says door is closed on him returning to the NFL

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said Tuesday that the door is closed on his potential return to the NFL. Harbaugh said he took a look at possibly coaching the Minnesota Vikings — interviewing with them last month on signing day — to ...

Fiala gets 2 goals to help Wild halt slide, beat Rangers 5-2

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — With the Minnesota Wild mired in a severe slump, players might have preferred a mental break. They asked for an intense practice instead of a day off. The result was a much-needed win. Kevin Fiala scored twice in the second period to ...

Dotson’s goal helps Minnesota tie 1-1 with Nashville

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Hassani Dotson scored the equalizer for Minnesota United in a 1-1 draw with Nashville on Saturday. Dotson scored the equalizer in the 72nd minute for United (0-0-2). C.J. Sapong was the only member of Nashville (1-0-1) to score. United outshot Nashville 12-11, with ...

Timberwolves beat Trail Blazers 135-121 for 4th straight win

By MIKE COOK Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns had 36 points and 15 rebounds, and the Minnesota Timberwolves used a late run to hold off the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers 135-121 Saturday night for their fourth straight win. The Timberwolves are averaging 133.3 ...

Robertson’s 2nd straight hat trick lifts Stars over Wild 6-3

By PATRICK DONNELLY Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jason Robertson had his second hat trick of the weekend and the Dallas Stars beat the Minnesota Wild 6-3 on Sunday. Robertson is up to 29 goals on the season, seven of which have come in the last three games. He's the first NHL ...

Nance reaches 1,000 points, Northwestern tops Gophers 75-62

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Pete Nance had 19 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks, Robbie Beran scored 13 points and Northwestern trailed for just 22 seconds in it 75-62 win over Minnesota on Sunday night in the regular season finale for both teams. Boo Buie had 10 points and eight assists for ...

Skinner scores twice and Sabres rally to 5-4 win over Wild

By JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres coach Don Granato defines opportunistic bounces as being the ones a team takes advantage of on the scoresheet. Having seen enough bad bounces go against Buffalo in a year the team is all but mathematically eliminated from playoff ...

Towns, Reid score 20, lead Timberwolves past Thunder 138-101

By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The points are piling for the Minnesota Timberwolves, and so are the wins. Karl-Anthony Towns and Naz Reid each scored 20 points to help the Timberwolves defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 138-101 on Friday night for their third straight ...

Northwestern beats Minnesota 65-60 in Big 10 women’s tourney

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Veronica Burton had 18 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, Lauryn Satterwhite added 15 points and a late block and No. 7 seed Northwestern beat 10th-seeded Minnesota 65-60 on Thursday night in the second round of the Big Ten Conference tournament. Northwestern ...

Wild rally past Flyers 5-4, snap 4-game losing streak

By AARON BRACY Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Minnesota Wild weren't happy with their play, but they were thrilled to get a much-needed win. Ryan Hartman had two goals and Jonas Brodin and Matt Boldy scored 25 seconds apart in the third period to lead Minnesota to a 5-4 comeback ...

Maryland beats Gophers despite Battle’s 39 points, 84-73

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Hakim Hart scored 19 points to lead a balanced Maryland attack that withstood an Xfinity Center-tying 39 points by Minnesota's Jamison Battle for an 84-73 win over the Golden Gophers on Wednesday night. Fatts Russell added 16 points, Eric Ayala 15 points and nine ...

Vikings fill out staff, hire Greg Manusky as inside LB coach

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have finalized their staff under head coach Kevin O'Connell, hiring six more assistants including former player Greg Manusky as the inside linebackers coach. The Vikings announced Tuesday they've added Manusky, assistant wide receivers coach Tony ...

Red-hot Flames take down Wild again 5-1 for 12th win in 13

By TYLER MASON Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Matthew Tkachuk scored 72 seconds into the game and the streaking Calgary Flames beat Minnesota 5-1 on Tuesday night for their second consecutive victory over the Wild. Andrew Mangiapane, Elias Lindholm, Tyler Toffoli and Mikael ...

Towns has 39 points as Wolves surge past Warriors 129-114

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns took this game over like the All-Star that he is. The Minnesota Timberwolves performed like the playoff team they're on track to be. Towns had 39 points and nine rebounds for the Timberwolves, who had their offense and ...