×

Minnesota Sports

Indians use 4-run 11th to top Twins 6-2, cut lead to 5½

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Roberto Pérez hit a two-out RBI single for Cleveland against Minnesota rookie Brusdar Graterol to ignite a four-run 11th inning, as the Indians broke open a critical game against the American League Central leader and beat the Twins 6-2 ...

Fresno St. looks to bounce back in home opener vs. Minnesota

By Josh Dubow AP Sports Writer For Fresno State, the season opener was a missed opportunity against a more heralded opponent. For Minnesota, it was a narrow escape against what should have been an overmatched one. When the Bulldogs (0-1) host the Golden Gophers (1-0) on Saturday night it ...

Falcons, Vikings in similar spots, needing defense to lead

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons and Minnesota Vikings have entered this season in a similar place, almost eerily so as they prepare to play each other in the opener. With Matt Ryan and Kirk Cousins, they're driven by a polished quarterback who has made 4,000-yard seasons a habit. In ...

Red Sox rough up Berrios, top Twins 6-2

BOSTON (AP) — Mookie Betts homered on the first two pitches he saw, collecting four hits and five RBIs in all, and Eduardo Rodriguez allowed only five singles in seven shutout innings Wednesday night to help the Boston Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 6-2. The Red Sox won for the 12th time ...

Cousins, Vikings enter crossroad year, with more help for QB

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — After signing Kirk Cousins to a fully guaranteed contract last year, the Minnesota Vikings might have given their quarterback even more to work with this time. This season will surely be a crossroad of sorts for both Cousins and ...

Cave, Cruz drive in two runs as Twins beat Tigers 8-3

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — The Minnesota Twins are baseball's new home-run kings, but that hasn't been the reason they've won two of three games against the Detroit Tigers this weekend. The Twins homered once in a 13-5 win on Friday, hit six in a 10-7 loss on Saturday to ...

Skating entrepreneur Tom Collins passes away at age 88

By BARRY WILNER AP Sports Writer To call Tom Collins the father of figure skating tours might be hyperbole. Then again ... "Tommy treated everyone like family," Michelle Kwan, the greatest skater of her generation, said Sunday after learning of Collins' death at his home in Minneapolis at age ...

Jets claim K Vedvik from Vikings, cut Bertolet, 3 others

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets addressed their kicking woes by adding a kicker who had his own struggles this summer. Kaare Vedvik was claimed off waivers from the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, replacing Taylor Bertolet, who was waived. The ...

Sims, Collier lift Lynx past Fever 81-73

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Odyssey Sims scored 17 points, Napheesa Collier had 15 points and 10 rebounds to move into elite company and the Minnesota Lynx defeated the Indiana Fever 81-73 on Sunday, a key win for playoff positioning. Collier surpassed 400 points and 200 rebounds to join former ...

Kicker/punter prospect Vedvik among Vikings cuts

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer The Minnesota Vikings have waived kicker/punter prospect Kaare Vedvik, just three weeks after they acquired him in a trade for a fifth-round draft pick. Vedvik was among the 32 players cut on Saturday by the Vikings to reach the 53-man limit for the ...

Twins break HR record but lose to Tigers 10-7

By Noah Trister AP Baseball Writer DETROIT (AP) — The Minnesota Twins capped a night of sensational slugging by breaking the major league record for home runs in a season, but that wasn’t enough to overcome Detroit’s seven-run third inning in the Tigers’ 10-7 victory Saturday ...

Cron’s 3-run homer helps Twins beat Tigers 13-5

By Dave Hogg Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — C.J. Cron homered and Jorge Polanco had three hits as the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 13-5 on Friday night. The Twins have won five straight, including the first four of a 10-game road trip, and lead the Cleveland Indians by 4 1/2 ...

Bills top Vikings late, 27-23, in preseason finale

By John Wawrow AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Undrafted rookie Tyree Jackson hit David Sills for an 8-yard touchdown pass with 8 seconds left in rallying the Buffalo Bills to a 27-23 win over the Minnesota Vikings to close the preseason Thursday night. Victor Bolden recovered ...

Slugging Twins set road HR record in 10-5 rout of White Sox

By Matt Carlson Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Even with three power-hitting regulars out of the lineup, the Minnesota Twins found a way to keep on slugging. Jake Cave homered twice, C.J. Cron went deep and the surging Twins set a major league record for home runs on the road in a 10-5 ...

Cron, Schoop power Twins to 7-4 win over Tigers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first-place Minnesota Twins didn't get many hits off Detroit starter Matthew Boyd, but they certainly made them count. C.J. Cron and Jonathan Schoop homered, Martín Pérez pitched six solid innings and Minnesota beat the last-place Detroit Tigers 7-4 on Sunday to win ...

Giolito, White Sox shut out Twins 4-0, take series

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have been in first place in the AL Central for all but 13 days this season, a perch the Chicago White Sox have been aiming for during this extended rebuilding project. If they can make that big jump in 2020, Lucas ...

Wild hire Bill Guerin as new general manager

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer The Minnesota Wild have hired Bill Guerin, who won two Stanley Cups as a player and two more titles in the front office with the Pittsburgh Penguins, as their new general manager. Guerin was announced Wednesday as the fourth GM in the team’s 19-year ...

Treadwell being ‘showcased’ as Vikings search for receivers

By Brian Hall Associated Press EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Being a first-round draft pick, Laquon Treadwell has received several opportunities to secure a role in the Minnesota Vikings' offense. His next chance might come with a new team. Minnesota is still left searching for a reliable option ...

Polanco, Twins top Rangers 6-3 for 1st 4-game sweep of Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Minnesota Twins started a six-game road trip outside the lead in the AL Central for the first in almost four months. They're back on top of Cleveland, with a little room to spare after a fruitful stop in Texas. Jorge Polanco cleared the bases with a tiebreaking ...

Balanced attack leads Storm to 82-74 win over Lynx

SEATTLE (AP) — Jordin Canada scored 14 points to and the Seattle Storm never trailed in an 82-74 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday. Jewell Loyd and Natasha Howard had 13 points apiece, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added 11 and Mercedes Russell and Alysha Clark scored 10 apiece for Seattle ...