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Lamke’s 20 helps No. 12 Gophers top Wisconsin

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kenisha Bell had 17 points and 10 rebounds for her first double-double of the season, Annalese Lamke scored 20 points and No. 12 Minnesota opened Big Ten Conference play with a 74-56 win over Wisconsin on Friday night. The Gophers (12-0) matched the 2002-03 team, when ...

Rose returns to Chicago, leads T-Wolves over Bulls

By John Jackson Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Derrick Rose had 24 points and eight assists in just his second career game in the United Center against his former team, lifting the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 119-94 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night. Karl-Anthony Towns ...

Wild’s Dumba out at least 3 months

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba is expected to miss at least three months after surgery to repair a ruptured right pectoralis muscle. The Wild said Wednesday that Dumba’s surgery was performed by Dr. Brad Nelson at TRIA Orthopaedic Center. The 24-year-old Dumba ...

Minnesota runs past Georgia Tech 34-10 in Quick Lane Bowl

By Larry Lage AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — Mohamed Ibrahim ran for career-high 224 yards and two touchdowns, leading Minnesota to a 34-10 victory over Georgia Tech on Wednesday night in the Quick Lane Bowl. The Golden Gophers (7-6) won three of their last four games, and Ibrahim had a ...

Rust helps Penguins top Wild

By Dan Scifo Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryan Rust scored two goals to help the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Thursday night. Rust put Pittsburgh ahead to stay when he scored his ninth of the season 8:12 into the third period. Rust has at least one goal in ...

Pistons eke out OT win over Timberwolves

By Patrick Donnelly Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Blake Griffin scored 34 points and Randy Bullock added a career-high 33 as the Detroit Pistons beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 129-123 in overtime on Wednesday night. Reggie Jackson added 24 points and Andre Drummond had 16 points ...

Minnesota recruiting class ranks 33rd in FBS, 8th in Big Ten

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has assembled a 2019 recruiting class that’s 33rd in the FBS and eighth in the Big Ten, according to composite rankings by 247Sports . The NCAA’s early signing period opened Wednesday, with 23 commitments to the Gophers. Last year, 247Sports had Minnesota ...

Pass-rushing Vikings hitting stride on D

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have hit their familiar stride on defense during the second half of the season, after some uncharacteristic earlier struggles. There’s been no better example of this lately than Anthony Barr. “He’s ...

Cook carries Vikings past Dolphins 41-17

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With a new play caller in place, the Minnesota Vikings recommitted to running the ball. And Dalvin Cook proved again his capability, when healthy, of taking over a game. Cook had a career-high 136 yards and two touchdowns on a season-high 19 carries for the Vikings, who ...

No. 13 Minnesota women remain undefeated, top Coppin State

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kenisha Bell scored 20 points, Destiny Pitts made four 3-pointers and added 14 points and No. 13 Minnesota remained undefeated with an 84-52 victory over Coppin State on Wednesday night. Minnesota followed up its highest-scoring first quarter of the season at 29 with its ...

Vikings QB Cousins takes OC DeFilippo firing ‘personally’

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — When the Minnesota Vikings went all-in on Kirk Cousins as their long-sought franchise player last spring, they paired him with a new offensive coordinator considered to be part of the current wave of up-and-coming quarterback ...

Seahawks on brink of playoffs after 21-7 win over Vikings

SEATTLE (AP) — Bobby Wagner blocked Dan Bailey's field goal attempt midway through the fourth quarter, sparking the Seahawks to two late touchdowns and a 21-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night, Seattle's fourth straight victory. Chris Carson followed the blocked kick with a ...

Pitts scores 35, No. 14 Minnesota women top BC 77-69

CHESNUT HILL, Mass. (AP) — Destiny Pitts scored a career-high 35 points and No. 14 Minnesota used an 11-0 run in the fourth quarter to defeat Boston College 77-69 on Sunday. Four different players scored as the Golden Gophers turned a 60-56 deficit into a 67-60 lead with 45 seconds to ...

With Koivu hurt, Wild call up Kunin

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have recalled forward Luke Kunin from the AHL. The Wild made the move Sunday, giving them a fill-in for captain Mikko Koivu, who has a lower-body injury. The team announced his status as day to day. Koivu took a knee-on-knee hit Thursday at Calgary ...

Oturu’s 19 points sends Gophers to 72-56 win over Red Wolves

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Freshman Daniel Oturu posted season highs with 19 points and 12 rebounds, and Dupree McBrayer chipped in 14 points for Minnesota in a 72-56 win against Arkansas State on Saturday. Oturu had his first double-double and added three blocks for the Gophers (8-2). Amir Coffey ...

Playoff stakes high as Vikings travel to Seahawks

By Tim Booth AP Sports Writer SEATTLE (AP) — With where both the Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks sit in the NFC standings, Monday night’s matchup might as well carry a playoff title. NFC play-in game? NFC elimination game? “I think going on the road with that crowd and the ...

Coach carousel spinning, DeFilippo focused on steering Vikes

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — With four weekends left in the regular season, two NFL teams have already fired their coaches. Several other underperforming clubs have dismissed assistants. The coaching carousel is in full spin, the unsettling part of these ...

Belichick wins 250th with Pats in 24-10 victory over Vikes

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots have thrived in the final month of the season since Bill Belichick and Tom Brady's arrival. They're hoping their 24-10 victory over the Vikings is the start of another memorable December. Tom Brady passed for 311 yards and a touchdown, Bill Belichick ...

No. 16 Ohio State routs Minnesota 79-59 in Big Ten opener

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State wasted no time staking its claim as the team to beat in the Big Ten. Andre Wesson scored 16 points, Kaleb Wesson had 15, and No. 16 Ohio State beat Minnesota 79-59 on Sunday night in the conference opener for both teams. C.J. Jackson and Musa Jallow each ...

On prove-it deal, Richardson giving Vikings plenty of value

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings had just secured their new quarterback with the splash move of the NFL’s offseason. Coach Mike Zimmer was busy working on addressing another area that needed an upgrade. The same day Kirk Cousins was ...