MN State Sports

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, ...

No. 14 Ohio State opens Big 10 with 87-62 win over Minnesota

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Kelsey Mitchell hit five 3-pointers and scored 23 points and had six assists to lead No. 14 Ohio State to an 87-62 win over Minnesota in the Big Ten opener on Wednesday night. Mitchell had four 3s in the first quarter, when the Buckeyes opened a 29-18 lead, to become ...

Wednesday’s Scores

By The Associated Press BOYS BASKETBALL Roseau 56, Crookston 46 Blue Earth Area Tournament Jackson County Central 83, GHEC/Truman/Martin Luther 43 Grand Rapids Tournament Coon Rapids 64, Proctor 54 Grand Rapids 69, St. Paul Highland Park 68, ...

Bradford has been bright spot amid Vikings collapse

By DAVE CAMPBELL, AP Pro Football Writer EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The story of Minnesota's season is a strange, tense, winding tale of promise that evaporated under the weight of injuries to several important players and a depleted offensive line just trying to get from one snap to the ...

Minnesota AD to meet soon with Claeys about future

By DAVE CAMPBELL, AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota coach Tracy Claeys' status will soon be addressed by athletic director Mark Coyle in the aftermath of sexual assault allegations and a brief team boycott after 10 players were suspended for the Holiday Bowl. Coyle said ...

BC-HKO–Prep Girls Hockey Poll

BC-HKO--Prep Girls Hockey Poll By The Associated Press The Associated Press polls for Minnesota girls' high school hockey, provided by Let's Play Hockey newspaper. First-place votes are in parentheses: Class AA School Record Last Week 1. Edina (10) ...

BC-HKO–Prep Boys Hockey Poll

BC-HKO--Prep Boys Hockey Poll The Associated Press poll for Minnesota boys' high school hockey, provided by Let's Play Hockey newspaper and the Minnesota Hockey Coaches Association: Class AA School Record Last Week 1. Stillwater Area (9) 8-0-0 1 2. Elk ...

Vikings’ plane slides off Wisconsin runway, stuck for hours

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings' team plane slid off a Wisconsin runway in snowy conditions Friday and became stuck in the grass, leaving players waiting for hours to get off the aircraft. A team spokesman said there were no injuries after the landing shortly after 5 p.m. Friday ...

Wild chase Lundqvist, beat Rangers 7-4 for 10th straight win

By DENIS P. GORMAN Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Mikko Koivu, Nino Niederreiter and Marco Scandella scored in a 5-minute span early in the second period, and the Minnesota Wild beat the New York Rangers 7-4 on Friday night for their franchise-record 10th straight win. Mikael Granlund, ...

Cousins’ 32 lead Kings back against Timberwolves, 109-105

By BRIAN HALL Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins scored 32 points, including 21 in the second half, and the Sacramento Kings came back to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 109-105 on Friday night. Cousins hit three 3-pointers and added seven rebounds and seven assists for ...