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Minnesota Sports

Analysis: Don’t expect many NBA All-Star reserve surprises

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer This should be easy. The NBA will reveal the All-Star reserves on Thursday night and, if the league's coaches — they choose the reserves, meaning they're the only voters who matter now — did their homework, surprises should be few and far ...

AP source: Jaguars interview ex-Vikings GM Spielman for role

By MARK LONG AP Pro Football Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville's meandering coaching search has a new twist. The Jaguars interviewed former Minnesota general manager Rick Spielman on Monday for an undisclosed front-office role, according to a person familiar with the process. ...

Wild LW Jordan Greenway gets 3-year, $9 million extension

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild and left wing Jordan Greenway agreed Monday to a three-year, $9 million contract extension that runs through the 2024-25 season. The 24-year-old Greenway has four goals, nine assists and a career-high plus-17 rating in 33 games for the Wild this ...

Cousins is Rodgers’ injury sub for Pro Bowl for 3rd time

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Kirk Cousins will be the Pro Bowl injury replacement for Aaron Rodgers for a third time. The Minnesota Vikings quarterback was added Monday to the NFC roster. The all-star game will be played Sunday in Las Vegas. Rodgers played much of the season for the Green Bay Packers ...

AP source: Vikings talk with Jim Harbaugh about coaching job

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jim Harbaugh has taken a step toward a potential return to the NFL. Harbaugh and the Minnesota Vikings had an exploratory conversation about the team's head coaching vacancy Saturday, a person with knowledge of the process told The ...

Davis delivers as No. 11 Wisconsin defeats Minnesota 66-60

By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer MADISON, Wis. (AP) — After relying on a balanced attack for most of the day, Wisconsin knew exactly who needed to have the ball in his hands in the closing minutes of a tie game. As he's done all season, Johnny Davis delivered. Davis scored the game's ...

Towns scores 31 in Wolves’ win over Jazz; Ingles injured

By TYLER MASON Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns had 31 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, Jaden McDaniels scored a season-high 22 points off the bench, and the Timberwolves routed the shorthanded Utah Jazz 126-106 on Sunday night. Towns caught fire in the third ...

Kaprizov, Eriksson Ek, Boldy lead Wild past Islanders, 4-3

DENIS P. GORMAN Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Kirill Kaprizov, Joel Eriksson Ek and Matt Boldy each had a goal and an assist, and the Minnesota Wild beat the New York Islanders 4-3 on Sunday night for their fifth straight win. Brandon Duhamie also scored and Matt Dumba had two assists to ...

Curry, Thompson shoot Warriors past Wolves, 124-115

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry found his sweet shooting stroke again after a rough stretch and Klay Thompson kept the pressure on from the perimeter and with drives through the paint, healthy again at last. First-time All-Star Andrew Wiggins ...

K-State’s Ayoka Lee keeps going after record game vs Sooners

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Basketball Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — You can bet that Texas saw what Kansas State forward Ayoka Lee did to Oklahoma last weekend. It didn't seem to help a whole lot. Sure, the ninth-ranked Longhorns managed to shut down the rest of the No. 25 Wildcats in a 66-48 ...

Vikes GM: Wall Street to NFL is ‘different canvas, same art’

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Kwesi Adofo-Mensah spent his first eight years out of Princeton on Wall Street, working as a commodities trader and a portfolio manager. Crossing the country to continue his studies and become an economics professor at Stanford was ...

Liddell leads No. 16 Ohio State past Minnesota, 75-64

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The major scoring milestone E.J. Liddell reached will give the Ohio State star another feat to reflect on later. The way he and his Buckeyes teammates cleaned up on the glass for a well-rounded road win was much more relevant in the ...

Edwards has 40 points, Timberwolves down Blazers 109-107

By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Anthony Edwards had 40 points, including 14 points in the fourth quarter, and the Minnesota Timberwolves rallied to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 109-107 on Tuesday night. Karl-Anthony Towns added 17 points and 17 rebounds for the ...

Titans’ Landry, Vikings’ O’Neill are Pro Bowl injury subs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Harold Landry and Minnesota Vikings right tackle Brian O'Neill have been selected as injury replacements for the Pro Bowl. The Titans and Vikings made the announcements Wednesday. Landry is replacing Joey Bosa (Los Angeles ...

Vikings hire Browns executive Kwesi Adofo-Mensah as GM

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have hired Kwesi Adofo-Mensah as their general manager, taking an innovative turn with a Ivy League-educated data expert from Cleveland's front office who once worked on Wall Street. Adofo-Mensah, the vice ...

Browns executive Adofo-Mensah is favorite for Vikings GM job

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kwesi Adofo-Mensah, the vice president of football operations for Cleveland, has emerged as the front-runner for the Minnesota Vikings' general manager job. Adofo-Mensah was in Minnesota for his second formal interview with the ...

Kreuser carries North Dakota St. over St. Thomas (MN) 77-56

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Rocky Kreuser scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Tyree Eady scored 12 and North Dakota State beat St. Thomas (MN) 77-56 on Tuesday night. Maleeck Harden-Hayes added 12 points for North Dakota State (13-7, 5-3 Summit League). St. Thomas (MN) scored a season-low 21 ...

Foligno’s goal sends Wild to 4-3 OT win against Blackhawks

By BRIAN HALL Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Marcus Foligno scored at 4:22 of overtime to send the Minnesota Wild to a 4-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night. Minnesota twice trailed in the third period but got goals from Kirill Kaprizov and Kevin Fiala to force ...

Vikings interview 49ers’ DeMeco Ryans after win vs. Packers

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings interviewed San Francisco defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans on Sunday for their head coach vacancy, the eighth candidate to meet virtually with the organization. Ryans directed a remarkable performance by the 49ers defense on Saturday in a 13-10 ...

Keeping curling cool goal for sport’s chief in US after gold

By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer Curling, among the "nichiest" of niche sports in the United States, took its place in the national spotlight after the American men won the gold meda l at the Pyeongchang Olympics in 2018. USA Curling chief executive Jeff Plush was hired two years ago to build ...