MN State Sports

Luck faces his biggest test yet in Zimmer’s defense

By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — From Aaron Rodgers to Eli Manning, Cam Newton to Marcus Mariota, Mike Zimmer has devised game plans that have made some of the league's best and most dynamic quarterbacks look like lifelong backups. Next up for the Minnesota Vikings' ...

Adrian Peterson reinstated from injured reserve for Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have reinstated running back Adrian Peterson from injured reserve, clearing the way for him to return Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. The Vikings announced the roster move Saturday. Peterson said in a radio interview Friday that he plans to ...

Minnesota team ends boycott threat, will go to Holiday Bowl

By JON KRAWCZYNSKI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota football team's boycott started with a bold demand for apologies and a threat to skip a bowl game if 10 teammates suspended after a sexual assault investigation weren't reinstated. It ended less than 36 ...

Kuemper has 27 saves, Wild beat Coyotes for 7th straight win

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Unlike most teams on long winning streaks, the Minnesota Wild aren't shy about discussing theirs. There's a difference in opinion, though, about how much they're talking about it. "Bruce (Boudreau) always talks about it, so it's hard to ignore," Ryan Suter said of his ...

Rockets rally for 10th straight win, stun Wolves in OT

By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Basketball Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — James Harden scored 10 of his 28 points in overtime and the Houston Rockets rallied from 12 points down with just over two minutes to play to win their 10th straight game, 111-109 over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday ...

Rod Carew has heart, kidney transplant

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew has undergone successful heart and kidney transplant surgery and is expected to make a full recovery. The Minnesota Twins said Friday that the procedure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles lasted 13 hours and that Carew is resting ...

Peterson says he will play Sunday against Colts

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says he is ready to return after missing the last 11 games with a torn meniscus in his right knee. Peterson told Dash Radio on Friday that he feels good after a week of practice and is ready to play Sunday against ...

Player suspensions, boycott could upend Holiday Bowl

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota football team is threatening to boycott one of the nation's best known and most lucrative second-tier bowl games over the suspension of 10 players accused of participating in a sexual assault. Prosecutors decided there was not enough evidence to ...

Minnesota players to boycott all football activity

By JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The entire Minnesota football team said Thursday that it is boycotting all football activities, which could include its bowl game, until it gets satisfactory answers from the university about the suspension of 10 players. The ...

Peterson, Vikings taking cautious approach to return

By BRIAN HALL, Associated Press EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Adrian Peterson's return to practice has brought much optimism to the Vikings late in the regular season. Peterson has been wearing a brace supporting the right knee, which underwent meniscus surgery earlier this ...

Minnesota suspends 10 football players indefinitely

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has suspended 10 players indefinitely from all team activities. The school announced the suspensions on Tuesday night. Defensive backs Ray Buford, KiAnte Hardin, Dior Johnson, Antonio Shenault and Antoine Winfield Jr., running backs Carlton Djam and Kobe McCrary, ...

Wolves beat Bulls 99-94 in Thibodeau’s return

CHICAGO (AP) — Zach LaVine scored 24 points, Andrew Wiggins added 23 and the Timberwolves rallied to beat the Bulls 99-94 in Minnesota coach Tom Thibodeau's return to Chicago on Tuesday night. The Timberwolves wiped out a 21-point deficit and got Thibodeau a victory in his first game in ...

5 goal scorers push Wild over Panthers

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Devan Dubnyk made 29 saves and five players scored a goal each as the Minnesota Wild won their fifth straight game, 5-1 over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night. Zach Parise, Erik Haula, Eric Staal, Mikko Koivu and Jason Zucker scored for Minnesota, which has points ...

Davis, No. 6 South Carolina women beat Minnesota 98-58

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Kaela Davis stepped up to the challenge, as did No. 6 South Carolina in putting away any lingering concerns about its loss last time out. Davis, who started the previous seven games, had six 3-pointers coming off the bench and scored 22 points as the Gamecocks routed ...

Vikings beat Jaguars 25-16, stay in NFC postseason hunt

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings feel as if they're back in the playoff picture. The Jacksonville Jaguars seem to be counting down the days until the season is over. Although both teams looked mostly lost the past two months, the Vikings used a trip to Jacksonville to ...

Lynch, Murphy lead Minnesota past Northern Illinois 77-57

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An off-court investigation and ankle injury slowed down Reggie Lynch earlier this year. Now his coach believes the redshirt junior is one of the Big Ten's best players in the middle. Lynch and Jordan Murphy each had a double-double and Minnesota pulled away to beat ...

Dubnyk, Wild extend win streak with 3-1 victory over Blues

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild sharpened their game late against the St. Louis Blues and kept up an impressive recent stretch. Matt Dumba, Nino Niederreiter and Mikael Granlund scored, Devan Dubnyk made 22 saves and Minnesota held on to beat the Blues 3-1 on Sunday night for ...

Twins minor league pitcher Yorman Landa dies in Venezuela

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Yorman Landa, a minor league pitcher for the Minnesota Twins, has died in Venezuela. The club did not say how the 22-year-old player died early Saturday, but local media reports and the player's agent cited a car accident. The Twins said in a statement they are ...

Vikings PR Sherels downgraded to out vs. Jaguars

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings punt returner Marcus Sherels has been downgraded to out for the game against Jacksonville on Sunday. Sherels was initially designated as questionable on Friday with a rib injury. He has missed four games with injuries, taking one of the team's biggest ...

McBrayer scores 18 as Minnesota overpowers Georgia Southern

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dupree McBrayer scored 18 points and Akeem Springs added 16 off the bench to lead Minnesota over Georgia Southern 86-49 on Friday night for the Gophers' third straight win. Minnesota (9-1) had a season-high 12 3-pointers and used an early second-half run to put the Eagles ...