MN State Sports

University of Minnesota to review handling of assault case

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The University of Minnesota has ordered a review of how it handled allegations of sexual assault involving football players last fall. Board of Regents chairman Dean Johnson announced at the board’s meeting in Duluth on Friday that the university’s chief auditor will ...

New Vikings RB Latavius Murray has ankle surgery

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — New Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray had successful ankle surgery Wednesday. Murray left the Raiders as a free agent and signed last week with Minnesota, getting $15 million over three years, with $8.55 million guaranteed. The Vikings said in a ...

LaVine says he will return from ACL better than ever

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Zach LaVine thought he had walked it off. After crashing to the court in a collision with Andre Drummond, LaVine clutched his left knee and felt some discomfort. But then he got up and walked gingerly down the court, believing that he would be back to normal in no ...

With Buxton, Kepler and Rosario, future is here for Minnesota outfielders

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — When Byron Buxton, Max Kepler and Eddie Rosario started in the Minnesota Twins organization, they were spindly teenagers with plenty of potential. They've been through their growing pains since then. Now the Twins hope their young outfielders have grown enough to ...

AP Source: Casspi agrees to terms with Wolves

By JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Basketball Writer The short-handed Minnesota Timberwolves were in desperate need of a versatile forward to help make up for an injury to key role player Nemanja Bjelica. As luck would have it, a replacement was waiting right there for them when they arrived in New ...

Tom Lehman rallies to beat Steve Stricker in Tucson

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tom Lehman took advantage of senior newcomer Steve Stricker's late mistakes Sunday to win the Tucson Conquistadores Classic for his 10th PGA Tour Champions victory. Two strokes behind Stricker with three holes to play, Lehman closed with two birdies and a par for a ...

Wild rally from 4 down but lose again, 5-4 to Jets

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Coach Bruce Boudreau wasn't too impressed with Minnesota's rally Sunday. Once the best team in the Western Conference, the Wild are now just a team desperate to get back in the win column. Josh Morrissey one-timed in a goal with 7:17 left to end Minnesota's rally ...

Davis leads Pelicans past Timberwolves, 123-109

By BRETT MARTEL, AP Sports Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis wore his old, blue Kentucky jersey to Sunday night's Pelicans game against Minnesota. He said he wore it for good luck, adding: "We needed it." By "we," Davis meant Kentucky, not the Pelicans, who finally seem to have ...

Wild continue to struggle in loss

Lindberg, Raanta lead Rangers past Wild 3-2 ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Oscar Lindberg had a goal and an assist, Antti Raanta made 25 saves and the New York Rangers held on to beat the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Saturday night. Brady Skjei and Jimmy Vesey also scored for the Rangers, who are 7-1 in ...

Rask leads Hurricanes to 3-1 win over Wild

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Victor Rask scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:24 to play and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Minnesota Wild 3-1 Thursday night. Teuvo Teravainen added an empty-net goal with 1:24 remaining. Derek Ryan also scored for the Hurricanes and Eddie Lack stopped 30 shots. ...

One and done

Middle Tennessee takes down Big Ten's Minnesota 81-72 MILWAUKEE (AP) — Middle Tennessee took down another Big Ten team in the NCAA Tournament, though the latest victory didn't really feel like an upset. The Blue Raiders stood up to Minnesota's rugged defense, then blew past the foul-prone ...

Vikings nab ex-Raiders RB Murray, bid Peterson farewell

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adrian Peterson's time with the Vikings is over. Minnesota general manager Rick Spielman confirmed so on Thursday. The Vikings signed former Oakland running back Latavius Murray early Thursday after a long night of negotiations. Then Spielman acknowledged in the afternoon ...

Middle Tennessee working to be next mid-major powerhouse

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders have gotten downright greedy when it comes to March. They are trying to build Middle Tennessee into a powerhouse basketball program, rising from the ranks of mid-majors to join the Gonzagas and Wichita States on the NCAA landscape. ...

Ovechkin ends goal drought, Capitals beat Wild to snap skid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin broke out of his career-worst goal drought just as former coach Bruce Boudreau feared. Ovechkin scored for the first time in 10 games as the Washington Capitals beat Boudreau's Minnesota Wild 4-2 Tuesday night to snap a season-worst four-game losing ...

Let it snow: Atlanta overwhelms Minnesota’s home opener, 6-1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota United's inaugural MLS home game was fittingly played in the snow. The Loons have had quite the cold welcome to the league. Josef Martinez had three goals , Miguel Almiron scored twice and Atlanta United quickly spoiled fellow expansion club Minnesota's home ...

AP Source: Adrian Peterson takes free agent visit to Seattle

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that free agent running back Adrian Peterson has visited with the Seattle Seahawks. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the details weren't being made public on Sunday, when ...

Nikita Kucherov scores twice, Lightning beat Wild 4-1

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nikita Kucherov scored two goals, the first on a power play less than seven minutes into the game, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Minnesota Wild 4-1 on Thursday night. Kucherov assisted a goal by Andrej Sustr, giving him nine goals and eight assists in his last eight ...

Vikings lose Kalil, reportedly snag Reiff

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings forged into free agency with the offensive line as a primary focus. Bringing in more blockers will be a priority all the way through the draft. After letting left tackle Matt Kalil leave for Carolina on a whopping five-year contract worth as much as ...

Towns, Rubio lift T-Wolves to 107-91 win over Clippers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns had 29 points and 14 rebounds and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Los Angeles Clippers 107-91 on Wednesday night. Andrew Wiggins scored 20 points, and Ricky Rubio had 15 points, 12 assists and six rebounds for the Timberwolves, who were well-rested ...

WR Adam Thielen seeks ‘respect’ with new Vikings deal as RFA

PRIOR LAKE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings provided Adam Thielen his overcoming-the-odds opportunity in the NFL, as an undrafted wide receiver from an NCAA Division II school. As grateful and loyal as Thielen is to his home-state team, though, he's not about to simply accept a discount ...