MN State Sports

Gophers tackle Greene facing discipline from Fleck

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota offensive tackle Donnell Greene is facing discipline from Gophers coach P.J. Fleck that will carry over to Saturday's game against Nebraska after the junior starter swung and hit a Michigan player last week. Fleck condemned Greene's actions following the game and ...

Golden boys: Buxton, Dozier win Gold Gloves for Twins

NEW YORK (AP) — Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado has won his fifth consecutive Gold Glove Award, while Twins center fielder Byron Buxton headlines a group of six first-time winners. The prizes for defensive excellence were announced Tuesday night by Rawlings for the 60th time. Arenado, ...

No. 15 Minnesota, No. 23 Seton Hall highlight Barclays hoops

NEW YORK (AP) — Barclays Center hosts five days college basketball in November that will include No. 15 Minnesota, No. 23 Seton Hall and No. 25 Texas A&M, along with four other teams that reached the NCAA Tournament last season. The Legends Classic will be held in at the home of the ...

Michigan much better than it was during last Minnesota visit

By Larry Lage AP Sports Writer ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan is in a much better place than it was the last time Minnesota played at the Big House. The Golden Gophers beat the Wolverines 30-14 in 2014 and took the Brown Jug back home in what was coach Brady Hoke’s fourth and final ...

Cullen lifts Wild to win

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Matt Cullen scored his first goal of the season on his 41st birthday and added an assist during Minnesota's three-goal first period, giving the sputtering Wild a welcome spark on the way to a 6-3 victory Thursday night over the Montreal Canadiens. Matt Dumba and Tyler ...

Vikings offense has been in sure hands with Pat Shurmur

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings lost starting quarterback Sam Bradford to an injury right after the opener. Running back Dalvin Cook was hurt in the fourth game and is out for the season. They've even had to use three left guards. Pat Shurmur hasn't missed a beat. In his ...

Twins 3B Miguel Sano to have surgery for leg injury

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins All-Star slugger Miguel Sano will have surgery for a persistent leg injury that knocked him out for six weeks during the season. Sano's injury was initially diagnosed as a stress reaction, and he was sidelined during the team's surprising drive to a ...

Butler’s late points lift Timberwolves past Pelicans, 104-98

By Brett Martel AP Sports Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jimmy Butler hit a go-ahead 20-foot jumper as he was fouled with 34 seconds left to cap off a 23-point performance, and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the New Orleans Pelicans 104-98 on Wednesday night. Andrew Wiggins scored 18 points ...

Vikings GM: Bridgewater’s status still being determined

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — General manager Rick Spielman said Wednesday that the Minnesota Vikings have not yet determined whether they will activate quarterback Teddy Bridgewater from the physically unable to perform list next week. Spielman told ...

Stanley, Jewell combine to lead Iowa past Minnesota, 17-10

By Courtney Baumann Associated Press IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) —  Nate Stanley threw for 190 yards in Iowa’s 17-10 win over Minnesota Saturday night, its eighth-straight in Iowa City over the Gophers. After missing one game, linebacker Josey Jewell returned to lead the Iowa defense with 11 ...

Koivu’s third-period goal lifts Wild past Penguins 2-1

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Mikko Koivu scored midway through the third period to lift the Minnesota Wild over the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 on Saturday night. Daniel Winnik also scored for Minnesota and Devan Dubnyk made 29 saves. The Wild, winless in their first four one-goal games this season, ...

Jackson’s future dim as winless Browns play Vikes in London

By Tom Withers AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Hue Jackson’s going back to London, the lone European stop on his extensive coaching resume. The food never became appealing to him, but Jackson won a championship during his stay. He’d settle for win on his return. With Jackson ...

Towns has 33 and 19 as Wolves hold off Thunder 119-116

By Tyler Mason Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns had 33 points and 19 rebounds as the Minnesota Timberwolves held off the Oklahoma City Thunder 119-116 on Friday night. Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler, back after missing two games with an upper respiratory infection, ...

In London, Vikings to start Keenum at QB vs Browns

LONDON (AP) — Case Keenum will make his sixth start in eight games at quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings when they play Cleveland in London. Coach Mike Zimmer confirmed on Friday the decision that he’d been coy about all week regarding Keenum, who has played well in relief of Sam ...

Scuffling Iowa, Minnesota square off for Floyd of Rosedale

By Luke Meredith AP Sports Writer IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The thought of playing for a 98.3-pound bronze pig usually brings a smile to the faces of Iowa and Minnesota's players. After dropping a heartbreaker in overtime at Northwestern, Hawkeyes star Akrum Wadley just wants to get a ...

Staal, rookies power Wild to 6-4 win against Islanders

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Eric Staal had a goal and assist, Luke Kunin and Zack Mitchell each scored their first NHL goals, and the Minnesota Wild beat the New York Islanders 6-4 on Thursday night. Marcus Foligno, Jason Zucker and Jonas Brodin also scored for Minnesota. Devan Dubnyk stopped 29 ...

Twins name Garvin Alston pitching coach

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have named Garvin Alston pitching coach. The 45-year-old Alston, whose hiring was announced Thursday by the Twins, became bullpen coach for the Oakland Athletics last season after starting the year as pitching rehab coordinator for the San Diego Padres. ...

Pistons pound T-Wolves

By Dave Hogg Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Tobias Harris scored 34 points, Avery Bradley added 20 and the Detroit Pistons overcame another slow start to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 122-101 Wednesday night. Andre Drummond had 15 points and 15 rebounds for the Pistons, who improved ...

New-look Vikings’ offensive line is cruising along

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — By far the biggest concern about the Minnesota Vikings at the beginning of this season has been alleviated for now, with a stout performance by the once-beleaguered offensive line. The new look for this group has sure ...

Pacers scorch T-Wolves

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Victor Oladipo scored 28 points and Cory Joseph added 21 to lead the hot-shooting Indiana Pacers past the Minnesota Timberwolves 130-107 on Tuesday night. Darren Collison had 15 points and 16 assists, Bojan Bogdanovic scored 19 points and Domantas Sabonis had 15 points and ...