MN State Sports

Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin out 3-4 weeks with broken hand

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin will miss the next three to four weeks recovering from a broken left hand. The Wild announced Brodin had surgery Wednesday. He's one of the top four blue-liners and by far the team's leader with a plus-19 rating. Brodin was hurt ...

Gophers add 3 players from Minnesota as preferred walk-ons

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has added eight preferred walk-ons to the program, including three players from the state. Minnetonka linebacker Ty Barron, Mounds View tight end Max Janes and Chaska linebacker Micah Roane committed Wednesday to the Gophers for the 2018 season. Barron and Roane ...

Nebraska hands Minnesota 6th straight loss with 91-85 victory

By Patrick Donnelly Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sophomore Isaiah Roby led a balanced attack with a career-high 21 points and eight rebounds as Nebraska defeated Minnesota 91-85 on Tuesday night. James Palmer Jr. had 19 points and nine assists for the Huskers (18-8, 9-4 Big Ten), ...

Wild handle Blues 6-2

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jason Zucker tied a career high with his 22nd goal and Devan Dubnyk made 35 saves to help the Minnesota Wild to a 6-2 win over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night. Nino Niederreiter, Marcus Foligno, Mikko Koivu, Matt Dumba and Zach Parise also scored for the Wild, who were ...

Twins’ Santana to miss start of season after finger surgery

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins right-hander Ervin Santana will miss the start of the regular season after unexpected surgery on his right middle finger. The Twins announced the 35-year-old right-hander had the procedure Tuesday in New York by Dr. ...

Rested Timberwolves are back in gear for latest road test

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves were back to work on the court after some welcomed rest. Now they’re headed out of town again for another meaningful test. “Your margin of error is obviously smaller on the road, so I think you go in and ...

Nick Foles a Super Bowl MVP and unlikely folk hero in Philly

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cast aside once in Philadelphia, Nick Foles delivered the city its first Super Bowl title, and he outdueled the great Tom Brady to do it. Foles, who took over when Carson Wentz injured his right knee in mid-December, matched the five-time champion and three-time MVP big ...

Graham’s strip-sack of Brady hands Super Bowl to Eagles

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The stage was set for another dramatic Super Bowl comeback for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. That's when Brandon Graham delivered one of the few defensive highlights in the most prolific offensive game in NFL history, ripping the ball out of Brady's hands for a ...

Butler leads Wolves past Pelicans

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jimmy Butler scored 30 points, Karl-Anthony Towns had 22 points and 16 rebounds for his league-leading 47th double-double, and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the New Orleans Pelicans 118-107 on Saturday night. In front of a capacity crowd dotted with celebrities in town ...

No. 24 Michigan holds on to beat Minnesota 76-73 in OT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman made a tiebreaking three-point play with 3.8 seconds left and finished with 17 points as No. 24 Michigan held on to beat Minnesota 76-73 in overtime on Saturday. The Wolverines (19-6, 8-4 Big Ten) needed the extra time to win because they ...

Stars shoot past Wild

DALLAS (AP) — Jamie Benn had a goal and an assist during a four-goal second period, and the Dallas Stars beat the Minnesota Wild 6-1 Saturday night. Mattias Janmark and Benn scored on the power play, Tyler Seguin scored on an assist from Benn, and Stephen Johns added an unassisted goal ...

Staal scores twice as Wild top Golden Knights 5-2

By PATRICK DONNELLY Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Eric Staal had two goals and an assist as the Minnesota Wild defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 5-2 on Friday night. Charlie Coyle, Tyler Ennis and Jared Spurgeon also scored, Jonas Brodin had three assists and Matt Dumba added two ...

Butler’s 28 leads Wolves to victory over Bucks

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jimmy Butler scored 28 points, Karl-Anthony Towns had 24 points and 11 rebounds for his NBA-best 46th double-double, and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Milwaukee Bucks 108-89 on Thursday night. Jeff Teague added nine points and eight assists for Minnesota, which was ...

Lynx re-sign 14-year pro, 4-time All-Star forward Brunson

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Lynx have re-signed forward Rebekkah Brunson. The 14-year pro out of Georgetown and four-time All-Start is coming off one of her best seasons, averaging 10.2 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. She shot 45 percent from the field and 71 percent from ...

Twins reliever Glen Perkins retires

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Glen Perkins has confirmed his expected retirement, ending a 12-year major league career with 120 saves. Perkins announced Wednesday on Twitter that he’s done playing. He says he’ll turn his focus to spending time with his family and will ...

Zucker scores in 4th straight game as Wild beat Senators

By Brian Hall Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jason Zucker scored for the fourth straight game and Alex Stalock made 37 saves to help the Minnesota Wild beat the Ottawa Senators 3-1 on Monday night. Zach Parise and Mikael Granlund also scored for Minnesota, which is 4-0-2 in the ...

Hurting Vikings still processing what went wrong in Philly

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The lilt in Case Keenum’s voice was missing as he spoke about the end of the Minnesota Vikings’ season in a softer-than-usual tone. His eyes misted over, Keenum carefully maintained enough composure to keep his voice ...

Wild win 5-2 over Lightning

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Zach Parise scored his first goal of the season and the Minnesota Wild beat the suddenly sputtering Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 on Saturday night. Jared Spurgeon, Nate Prosser, Marcus Foligno and Jason Zucker also scored for Minnesota, playing its first game after a ...

Wiggins leads Timberwolves to victory

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Wiggins scored 29 points and Karl-Anthony Towns had all 22 of his points in the second half as the Minnesota Timberwolves rallied from an 11-point first-half deficit to beat the Toronto Raptors 115-109 on Saturday night. Playing without leading scorer Jimmy Butler, ...

No. 22 Ohio State top Minnesota 67-49

NEW YORK (AP) — Keita Bates-Diop had 17 points and 12 rebounds, leading No. 22 Ohio State over Minnesota 67-49 Saturday for its seventh straight win. The game was part of a two-sport Big Ten doubleheader at Madison Square Garden. At night, Minnesota and Michigan State were set to meet in ...