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No. 21 Michigan St. takes confidence to Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Though football teams often talk about the importance of swiftly moving their minds toward the next opponent, the euphoria at Michigan State was bound to stick around for a while after the gritty victory at rival Michigan . "A couple times I've been sitting in my room or ...

Minnesota gets past Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Chris Stewart broke a tie midway through the third period with the first of his two goals and the Minnesota Wild beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 on Thursday night for their first victory of the season. Jason Zucker had a goal and an assist, and Devan Dubnyk made 36 saves to ...

Rudolph, Vikings have childlike fun with Duck, Duck, Goose

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The idea for the touchdown celebration came to Kyle Rudolph's mind, right before quarterback Case Keenum called the pass play in the Minnesota huddle. How about a quick game of Duck, Duck, Goose? "'If we score here, whoever scores, you get to be the ducker, and ...

Andrew Wiggins signs contract extension with Timberwolves

By Jon Krawczynski AP Basketball Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A five-year contract extension worth nearly $150 million sat in front of Andrew Wiggins for more than two months. Not only did the 22-year-old Wiggins not jump at the first chance to sign it, he decided to revamp the team of ...

It’s now or never for Wolves

By Jon Krawczynski AP Basketball Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have gone through a makeover this summer, changing their logo , their uniforms and renovating Target Center to usher in a new look for a team that has been a doormat for well over a decade now. If logo ...

Surviving Vikings manage to keep pace despite key injuries

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings arrived at the venue that's been their biggest nemesis without their best running back, Dalvin Cook, for the first time since his season-ending knee injury. Starting quarterback Sam Bradford had ...

Molitor happy to put uncertainty behind him, stay with Twins

By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A bleary-eyed Paul Molitor walked into a season-ending meeting with executives Derek Falvey and Thad Levine less than 10 hours after the Minnesota Twins fell to the New York Yankees in the AL wild-card game. Molitor built a Hall of ...

Vikings: No new injury for Bradford, just knee wear and tear

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Another MRI on Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford's left knee has revealed no additional injury, after he was pulled early from the game at Chicago because of continued discomfort. Vikings head athletic trainer Eric ...

Keenum leads 3 scoring drives, Vikings beat Bears 20-17

CHICAGO (AP) — Case Keenum led three second-half scoring drives in relief of Sam Bradford, and the Minnesota Vikings spoiled prized rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky’s debut with a 20-17 victory over the Chicago Bears on Monday night. Kai Forbath kicked a 26-yard field goal in the ...

Parise back at practice with Wild after missing 1st 2 games

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Zach Parise was enjoying a smooth summer of training, eager for a rebound following a trying season, when he experienced a frustrating setback a couple of weeks before training camp began. Another injury. “It just kind of came out of nowhere,” Parise said. “I ...

Twins bringing Molitor back as manager

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins are bringing back Paul Molitor as manager after he led a historic turnaround. The Twins announced Monday that Molitor is getting a new three-year deal that keeps him under contract through 2020. They went 85-77 this season, becoming the first team to ...

Trubisky ready to make his debut as Bears take on Vikings

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Unfazed by all the hoopla surrounding his highly anticipated debut, Mitchell Trubisky insisted he is ready. The prized rookie quarterback takes his spot under the spotlight when the Chicago Bears host the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night. "I really don't pay much ...

Curry scores 40, Warriors rout Wolves 142-110 in Shanghai

Stephen Curry finished off his China trip with a performance ripped right out of his MVP highlight reel. Curry scored 40 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 142-110 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday in Shanghai for a split of their two-game series in China. It was ...

For Bears, Trubisky Time starts against banged-up Vikings

By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears are set to unveil their prized rookie quarterback. The Minnesota Vikings are staggering from yet another big hit. No. 2 overall draft pick Mitchell Trubisky hopes to spark a stagnant offense and help set the ...

Kallman, Minnesota United earn draw with Sporting KC

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Brent Kallman tied it with a header in the 84th minute and Minnesota United held for a 1-1 draw with Sporting Kansas City on Saturday night. Kallman sent Abu Danladi's cross buzzing past Sporting's backup goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra. Starter Tim Melia was limping and ...

Hurricanes beat Minnesota 5-4

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jaccob Slavin scored in the shootout and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Minnesota Wild 5-4 on Saturday night. Victor Rask scored late in regulation and Sebastian Aho had two key assists while Noah Hanifin, Joakim Nordstrom and Derek Ryan also scored to help Carolina ...

Purdue rallies to beat Minnesota

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Markell Jones scored on a 12-yard run with 1:17 left and Elijah Sindelar rallied Purdue twice — once before a heavy storm delayed Saturday's game and once after — to beat Minnesota 31-17. Sindelar replaced David Blough in the first half and had the best game ...

Sam Bradford nears return: ‘I’m definitely feeling better’

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Sam Bradford climbed onto an airplane two weeks ago and headed south, seeking a second opinion on his ailing left knee from the orthopedic surgeon who performed both of his ACL reconstructions. Though Bradford and the Minnesota Vikings had been assured the joint ...

New coaches eager to square off in Minnesota-Purdue game

By Michael Marot AP Sports Writer P.J. Fleck spent 11 seasons building his coaching resume. By last fall, the former NFL receiver was on coaching wish lists for many schools. Some thought Fleck's Midwestern roots might be a perfect fit at Purdue. But when the Boilermakers hired Jeff ...

Lynx capture 4th title with 85-76 win over Sparks in Game 5

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sylvia Fowles had 17 points and broke her own WNBA Finals record by grabbing 20 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Lynx to their fourth championship in seven years with an 85-76 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks in Game 5 on Wednesday night. Maya Moore had 18 points and 10 ...