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Minnesota Sports

Wild get goal, assist from Fiala, Gaudreau, beat Canes 3-2

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Kevin Fiala and Frederick Gaudreau each had a goal and an assist for the Minnesota Wild, who held on for a 3-2 victory over Carolina after consecutive goals by Hurricanes star Andrei Svechnikov tightend the game in the third period on ...

DeRozan scores 35, Bulls pull away to beat Wolves 134-122

By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 35 points, Nikola Vucevic added 26 and the Chicago Bulls used a big fourth quarter to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 134-122 on Friday night. Tied with Milwaukee and Cleveland for second place in the Eastern Conference ...

Bruns carries North Dakota over St. Thomas (MN) 78-70

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Paul Bruns had 22 points and 14 rebounds as North Dakota snapped its 12-game road losing streak, defeating St. Thomas (MN) 78-70 on Thursday night. Bruns made 4 of 6 3-pointers. Matt Norman had 12 points and six assists for North Dakota (6-20, 2-11 Summit ...

Adrian Peterson looks to extend career in Seattle

By PRESTON SHOEMAKER For The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The list of career accolades for Adrian Peterson is as impressive as any. The 15-year veteran is fifth in NFL history in rushing yards and the only non-quarterback to win NFL MVP since LaDainian Tomlinson in 2006. But the ...

5 more minor leaguers suspended for drug tests, total now 14

NEW YORK (AP) — Pitchers Joe Flores of Colorado, Lenny Polanco and Jesus Tovar of Minnesota and Alan Ramirez of Miami were suspended for 60 games each Friday following positive tests for the performance-enhancing substance Stanozolol under baseball's minor league drug program. All four are ...

Sabonis’ double-double leads Kings past Timberwolves 132-119

By MICHAEL WAGAMAN Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Harrison Barnes scored 30 points, Domantas Sabonis had 22 points and 14 rebounds in his Kings debut and Sacramento pulled away late to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 132-119 on Wednesday night. De'Aaron Fox added 27 points and ...

Wild LW Foligno gets 2-game ban for kneeing Jets’ Lowry

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Wild left wing Marcus Foligno received a two-game suspension from the NHL on Thursday for kneeing Winnipeg's Adam Lowry at the end of a fight. In the third period of the Wild-Jets game on Tuesday, Foligno pulled Lowry down to the ice after gaining the upper ...

Final transfer: Canes’ Moore, Gophers’ Willis find their fit.

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Charlie Moore's roundabout journey across college basketball just felt right during his two seasons at DePaul, returning to his native Chicago to be near his family. With his father's mobility compromised by a 2015 stroke and his mother ...

Vikings hire ex-Colts GM Ryan Grigson in front office role

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have hired former Indianapolis general manager Ryan Grigson for a senior personnel position in the front office under new general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah. The Vikings announced the move on Wednesday, two weeks after Adofo-Mensah was hired. Grigson ...

Nebraska tops Minnesota 78-65 for 1st Big Ten win of season

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Alonzo Verge Jr. scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half and Nebraska picked up its first Big Ten Conference win of the season with a 78-65 victory over Minnesota on Wednesday night. Freshman Bryce McGowens had seven points and older brother Trey McGowens scored ...

Nesbitt Jr. carries Kansas City over St. Thomas (MN) 76-67

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Marvin Nesbitt Jr. had 22 points as Kansas City beat St. Thomas (MN) 76-67 on Tuesday night. Evan Gilyard II had 18 points for Kansas City (16-9, 9-4 Summit League), which earned its fourth straight win. Arkel Lamar added 15 points and seven rebounds. Josiah Allick had ...

Jets beat Wild 2-0; Connor Hellebuyck posts third shutout

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Connor Hellebuyck made 27 saves and Mark Scheifele scored a power-play goal as the Winnipeg Jets defeated Minnesota 2-0 on Tuesday night, halting the Wild's six-game winning streak. It was Hellebuyck's third shutout this season and 27th of his career. Minnesota ...

Towns scores 24 points, Timberwolves beat Pistons 118-105

By BRIAN HALL Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns had 24 points and 12 rebounds and the Minnesota Timberwolves got a big boost from their bench in a 118-105 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday. D'Angelo Russell returned with 22 points and eight assists after ...

Murray has 24 points, 15 boards; Iowa beats Minnesota 71-59

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Keegan Murray had 24 points and 15 rebounds, Patrick McCaffery added 18 points and seven boards and Iowa used a big second-half run to beat Minnesota 71-59 on Sunday night. Murray and McCaffery combined to shoot 17 of 32 from the field, while the rest of the team shot ...

Juggling act: Rams O’Connell game planning and looking ahead

By JOE REEDY AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin O'Connell realizes there are going to be plenty of questions about his next steps after the Super Bowl. The Los Angeles Rams offensive coordinator prefers to keep the focus on the immediate task at hand. O'Connell is expected to become ...

Harbaugh to stay at Michigan; Vikings target Rams’ O’Connell

By DAVE CAMPBELL and LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writers Jim Harbaugh will stay at Michigan after all, ending his dalliance with a return to the NFL after interviewing with the Minnesota Vikings for their head coach vacancy Wednesday. The Vikings have targeted Los Angeles Rams offensive coordinator ...

McKennie goal gets US going in frigid 3-0 win vs. Honduras

McKennie goal gets US going in frigid 3-0 win vs. Honduras By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Weston McKennie and Walker Zimmerman had first-half goals to give the U.S. an early spark on a frigid night and a fresh Christian Pulisic scored after entering in the second ...

No. 4 Purdue beats Gophers 88-73 for 4th straight victory

No. 4 Purdue beats Gophers 88-73 for 4th straight victory By TYLER MASON Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jaden Ivey scored 21 points and Zach Edey added a double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds, leading No. 4 Purdue to an 88-73 win over Minnesota on Wednesday night. Senior guard ...

Vikings interview Giants DC Graham for coach; Harbaugh next

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings conducted their second interview with New York Giants coordinator Patrick Graham on Tuesday, leaving one more head coach candidate to visit with: Jim Harbaugh. Graham spent the day at team headquarters, after an initial interview Saturday over ...

Wolves’ bench leads the way in 130-115 win against Nuggets

By BRIAN HALL Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jarred Vanderbilt scored 18 points against his former team, Taurean Prince had 23 and the Minnesota Timberwolves' bench led the way in a 130-115 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night. Karl-Anthony Towns added 24 points and 10 ...