MN State Sports

Boudreau, Dubnyk, Suter are Wild’s NHL All-Star reps

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Coach Bruce Boudreau, goalie Devan Dubnyk and defenseman Ryan Suter will represent the Minnesota Wild in the NHL All-Star Game in Los Angeles. The league announced the rosters Tuesday for the 3-on-3 tournament, featuring one team from each of the four divisions. ...

Bruce Boudreau wins in Anaheim return as Wild beat Ducks 2-1

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Matt Dumba and Jared Spurgeon scored early in the second period, and the Minnesota Wild beat the Ducks 2-1 Sunday night in coach Bruce Boudreau's triumphant return to Anaheim. Boudreau was fired by the Ducks after their first-round playoff exit last spring despite ...

Coffey, surging Minnesota outlast Ohio State 78-68

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Confidence and poise are suddenly in ample supply at Minnesota. Newcomers to the lineup have provided instant sparks and critical production. The most tangible factor in the turnaround, though, has to be the defense. Amir Coffey had 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting, ...

Pearson gets OT winner in LA Kings’ 4-3 victory over Wild

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After his Minnesota Wild clinched the best first-half record in franchise history with an overtime loss Saturday, Bruce Boudreau can officially make plans to be back at Staples Center in a few weeks to coach in the NHL All-Star game. "I'd rather have the other point," ...

Jazz rally from 11 down to beat Wolves, 94-92

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder wanted to limit George Hill's shifts to shorter bursts in his return from a three-game absence due to a concussion. That plan went out the window in the fourth quarter as Hill led a charge against the young Minnesota Timberwolves. Hill scored ...

P.J. Fleck leaving Western Michigan to coach Minnesota

By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rocked by a threatened player boycott of a bowl game over the handling of a sexual assault investigation and struggling with lagging attendance at its shiny stadium, the Minnesota football program badly needed of an injection of energy ...

Wall has 18 assists and 18 points, Wizards beat Timberwolves

By HARVEY VALENTINE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — On a night when Andrew Wiggins was nearly unstoppable, John Wall made sure the Washington Wizards did enough to get their ninth straight home victory. Wall had a season-high 18 assists and scored 18 points to help the Wizards beat the ...

Vikings add kicker Koehn, punter Symmank to offseason roster

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have signed kicker Marshall Koehn and punter Taylor Symmank to reserve/future contracts, signaling interest in preseason competition for the specialists. Koehn was in training camp with Miami in 2016 after kicking for Iowa. Symmank was with ...

Covington’s buzzer-beater lifts 76ers past Timberwolves

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Robert Covington made a fall-away shot off an inbounds pass with 0.2 seconds left to give the Philadelphia 76ers a 93-91 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night. The Sixers needed the late basket after they blew a 26-point lead and seemed headed to ...

Zimmer, Vikings ‘soul searching’ after collapse

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — All was well in Minnesota as the bye week arrived in mid-October. Mike Zimmer was zooming toward a landslide victory in the NFL Coach of the Year award voting after guiding the Vikings to an 11-5 record and an NFC North ...

Minnesota fires coach Tracy Claeys

By Jon Krawczynski AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota fired coach Tracy Claeys on Tuesday, just over two weeks after the football program became embroiled in a standoff with the administration over the suspension of 10 players in connection with allegations of sexual assault, ...

Minnesota’s Nate Mason named co-Big 10 player of week

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota junior guard Nate Mason has received a co-player of the week honor by the Big Ten. The conference announced Mason and Nebraska senior guard Tai Webster on Monday as the winners for the opening week of league play. Mason became the first player in program history ...

Peterson says he’d consider pay cut with Vikings

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Adrian Peterson declared himself fit to play several more seasons in the NFL, even if that's elsewhere from Minnesota. The 31-year-old Peterson finished with only 72 yards on 37 rushes over three games, a torn meniscus in ...

Nuggets overcome Towns’ triple-double to edge Timberwolves

Nuggets overcome Towns' triple-double to edge Timberwolves DENVER (AP) — Andrew Wiggins beat Wilson Chandler by a half-step on his drive to the basket. Chandler, though, beat Wiggins to the rim. Chandler scored 17 points and swatted away Wiggins' attempted layup with a soaring block in ...

Wednesday’s Scores

Wednesday's Scores By The Associated Press BOYS BASKETBALL Austin 85, Caledonia 71 Mounds View 43, St. Francis 39 Pine City 61, Blake 58 Roseau 56, Crookston 46 St. Charles 86, Dover-Eyota 48 Aitkin Tournament Consolation Aitkin 73, Greenway ...

Timberwolves-Nuggets, Box

Timberwolves-Nuggets, Box MINNESOTA (103) Wiggins 11-20 1-4 25, Towns 7-17 0-0 15, Dieng 9-11 2-2 20, Rubio 5-14 7-7 18, LaVine 7-17 1-2 17, Muhammad 2-4 0-0 5, Bjelica 0-5 0-0 0, Aldrich 0-1 1-2 1, Dunn 1-5 0-0 2. Totals 42-94 12-17 103. DENVER (105) Gallinari 6-9 ...

Wednesday’s Scores

Wednesday's Scores By The Associated Press BOYS BASKETBALL Austin 85, Caledonia 71 Pine City 61, Blake 58 Roseau 56, Crookston 46 St. Charles 86, Dover-Eyota 48 Annandale Tournament First Round Annandale 63, Chatfield 40 Bethel ...

Wednesday’s Scores

Wednesday's Scores By The Associated Press BOYS HOCKEY Oregon, Wis. 6, Becker/Big Lake 1 Prairie Centre Area 8, Morris Benson Area Storm 1 Duluth Heritage Tournament Mankato West 5, Duluth Denfeld 2 Owatonna 4, Sheboygan, Wis. 1 St. Louis Park 6, Apple ...

Wednesday’s Scores

Wednesday's Scores By The Associated Press BOYS HOCKEY Oregon, Wis. 6, Becker/Big Lake 1 Prairie Centre Area 8, Morris Benson Area Storm 1 Duluth Heritage Tournament Owatonna 4, Sheboygan, Wis. 1 St. Louis Park 6, Apple Valley 3 Eveleth-Gilbert ...

Wednesday’s Scores

Wednesday's Scores By The Associated Press BOYS BASKETBALL Austin 85, Caledonia 71 Roseau 56, Crookston 46 Bethel Tournament 1 Third Place Roseville 50, St. Paul Central 44 Blue Earth Area Tournament Jackson County Central 83, ...