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Thunder score 83 in half, then rally to edge Wolves 120-118

By JOE BUETTNER Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Darius Bazley made the tiebreaking layup with 1:16 to play after Oklahoma City had blown a 23-point lead, and the Thunder beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 120-118 on Saturday night. The Thunder scored a team-record 83 points in the first ...

Juhasz, Patty lead No. 11 Buckeye women past Gophers 83-59

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dorka Juhasz and Aaliyah Patty both had double-doubles and No. 11 Ohio State dominated the first and third quarters to roll to to a 83-59 win over Minnesota on Sunday. Juhasz had her fourth straight double-double and 30th of her career with 18 points and 10 rebounds. ...

Russell’s late 3-pointer lifts Timberwolves past Thunder

By Cliff Brunt AP Sports Writer OKLAHOMA CITY — D’Angelo Russell made a 3-pointer with 3.7 seconds remaining to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves over the Oklahoma City Thunder 106-103 on Friday night.Russell dribbled near midcourt to let the clock run, took a couple of steps toward the ...

Spurs rally in final minutes to upend Timberwolves, 111-108

RAUL DOMINGUEZ Associated Press SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich has spent 25 years preaching that the Spurs need a solid 48-minute effort if they want a chance of winning. Well, 12 good minutes was all it took to pull out a win over the Minnesota ...

AP sources: Twins bring back DH Cruz, add Colome to bullpen

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins are bringing back designated hitter Nelson Cruz and bolstering their bullpen with right-hander Alex Colomé, making two more major moves as spring training fast approaches. Cruz's one-year deal is worth $13 ...

Super Bowl week helps ‘shine a light’ on human trafficking

One night when Kirk Cousins was 16, as he listened to a presentation at his family's church in Michigan, he learned for the first time about the worldwide atrocity of human trafficking. Millions of those victims are younger than Cousins was then. "I just remember being kind of struck to the ...

T-Wolves snap 3-game slide with 109-104 win over Cavaliers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Malik Beasley scored 23 points and rookie Anthony Edwards finished with 23 in his second straight start as the Minnesota Timberwolves held on to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 109-104 on Sunday night. D'Angelo Russell added 19 points for Minnesota, which snapped a three-game ...

Embiid has 37 points as 76ers ease past Wolves, 118-94

Embiid has 37 points as 76ers ease past Wolves, 118-94 By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joel Embiid racked up 37 points and 11 rebounds in 27 minutes, leading the Philadelphia 76ers to a 118-94 victory over the depleted Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday ...

Wild’s Fiala suspended 3 games for boarding Kings’ Roy

NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL suspended Minnesota Wild forward Kevin Fiala for three games without pay Friday for boarding Los Angeles Kings defenseman Matt Roy. The players were chasing a loose puck into the corner in the second period Thursday night when Fiala shoved Roy from behind, sending him ...

Embiid has 37 points as 76ers ease past Wolves, 118-94

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joel Embiid racked up 37 points and 11 rebounds in 27 minutes, leading the Philadelphia 76ers to a 118-94 victory over the depleted Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. Tobias Harris added 17 points and 11 rebounds for the 76ers ...

Kaprizov caps big 1st period, Wild beat Kings 5-3

By Brian Hall Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Kirill Kaprizov scored the second goal of his rookie season to cap Minnesota's three-goal first period and the Wild beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-3 on Thursday night. Marcus Johansson had a goal and an assist, and Kevin Fiala, Nick ...

JA Happ, Twins finalize $8 million, 1-year contract

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — J.A. Happ won a World Series with Philadelphia in 2008 and returned to the final round with the Phillies the following season, but he hasn't been back since. The Minnesota Twins were Happ's pick to try to experience anew the fall success ...

Young scores 43, Capela nets triple-double in Hawks’ win

By TYLER MASON Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Trae Young scored a season-high 43 points, Clint Capela had 13 points, 19 rebounds and 10 blocks, and the Atlanta Hawks topped the Minnesota Timberwolves 116-98 on Friday night. Young scored 25 points in the first half as the Hawks took a ...

Johansson’s goal gives Wild another OT win against Kings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Minnesota Wild won only two games last season when trailing after two periods. They have already equaled that total during the first week of the season. Marcus Johansson scored with 11 seconds remaining in overtime Saturday night as the Wild rallied for a 4-3 victory ...

No. 23 Minnesota hands No. 7 Michigan 1st loss in 75-57 romp

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Liam Robbins had 22 points and eight rebounds in 22 minutes to lead No. 23 Minnesota to a 75-57 victory over No. 7 Michigan on Saturday, handing the Wolverines their first loss. Marcus Carr scored 17 points and Gabe Kalscheur added 10 ...

More NBA games off, as league continues struggles with virus

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer Another three NBA games were postponed Friday, including one in Minnesota only a couple hours before game time, as the league's struggle with increasing coronavirus numbers continued. Among the revelations Friday: Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns , ...

Garza scores 33, No. 5 Iowa beats No. 16 Minnesota 86-71

By JOHN BOHNENKAMP Associated Press IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Jordan Bohannon knew what was his favorite number was on his final box score. The Iowa senior guard had 19 points and a career-high 14 assists, Luka Garza had 33 points and the No. 5 Hawkeyes beat No. 16 Minnesota 86-71 on ...

Cousins throws 3 TDs, Vikings end with 37-35 win over Lions

DETROIT (AP) — Kirk Cousins danced in the end zone after running for a go-ahead touchdown early in the fourth quarter and the Minnesota Vikings went on to celebrate the end of a disappointing season with a 37-35 win over the lowly Detroit Lions on Sunday. "We were really close to being in ...

Murray, Jokic lead Nuggets past Timberwolves, 124-109

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jamal Murray scored a season-high 36 points, Nikola Jokic had 19 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists for his fourth triple-double of the season and the Denver Nuggets beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 124-109 on Sunday night. Murray kept Denver afloat while Jokic dealt with ...

Lions, Vikings both stumbling to the finish

By Noah Trister AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — This season will end like so many others for Matthew Stafford: His Detroit Lions have a losing record and won't be in the postseason. What's different now is that there are real questions about Stafford's future with the Lions. "I'm not ...