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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 ...

Drummond helps Pistons thump T-Wolves

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Andre Drummond flexed his muscles, bowed his back and enforced his will on the Minnesota Timberwolves. And the free-falling pups showed they wanted nothing to do with Detroit's monster in the middle, raising alarm bells all over Minnesota. Drummond had 22 points and 22 ...

Staal scores in 6th round of SO to lift Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Eric Staal scored in the sixth round of a shootout and the Minnesota Wild beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 on Friday night. Matt Dumba and Jason Zucker scored in regulation for Minnesota, which has won three straight. Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk made 25 saves. He entered ...

Woeful offenses collide as Vikings, Jaguars try to end skids

By The Associated Press MINNESOTA (6-6) at JACKSONVILLE (2-10) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE — Vikings by 3 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Minnesota 7-5, Jacksonville 4-7-1 SERIES RECORD — Vikings lead 4-1 LAST MEETING — Vikings beat Jaguars 26-23, Sept. 9, 2012 LAST ...

Staal scores again on Leafs, Wild win 3-2

TORONTO (AP) — Eric Staal scored yet another goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs, lifting the Minnesota Wild to a 3-2 victory on Wednesday night. Staal has 47 points in 43 career games against Toronto, and three of his six goals this season have come against the Leafs. Jason Zucker and ...

Zimmer says his eye is ‘good to go’ after latest follow-up

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has received further clearance to travel with the team this weekend, following surgery to repair a detached retina. Zimmer said Wednesday that he's "good to go" after his latest follow-up exam. The patch on his right eye during ...

Peterson says he sees comeback, but not for non-contender

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Neither the Minnesota Vikings nor Adrian Peterson have been willing publicly to put a timetable on his potential return to the field nearly three months after he tore the meniscus in his right knee. Peterson made two points ...

Spurs move to 13-0 on the road with 105-91 win over Wolves

By JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Basketball Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kawhi Leonard is getting used to his role as the San Antonio Spurs' go-to guy. The Minnesota Timberwolves found out on Tuesday night just how unstoppable Leonard can be when he puts his foot on the gas. Leonard scored 31 ...

Towns, Timberwolves battle back to top Hornets 125-120 in OT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Andrew Wiggins scored 29 points, Karl-Anthony Towns added 27 points and 15 rebounds, and the Minnesota Timberwolves erased a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Charlotte Hornets 125-120 in overtime on Saturday night. Zack LaVine added 17 points and Ricky ...

Diggins of US, Halfvarsson of Sweden win at cross country

Diggins of US, Halfvarsson of Sweden win at cross country LILLEHAMMER, Norway (AP) — American Jessie Diggins won an individual World Cup race for the second time Saturday, beating overall leader Heidi Weng on the 5-kilometer cross-country course. Diggins won in 12 minutes, 40.3 ...

Fading Vikings, losers of 6 of 7 games, almost out of time

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Like the afternoon light on a short December day in Minnesota, the Vikings have been fading fast. For all the fight they've displayed over the last two months in trying to overcome their offense's injury-influenced limitations, ...

Twins hire James Rowson as hitting coach

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have hired James Rowson as their hitting coach. Rowson was the minor league hitting coordinator for the New York Yankees for seven of the last nine seasons. Between stints, the 40-year-old Rowson was the hitting coach for the Chicago Cubs for 11⁄2 ...

Sean Monahan scores shootout winner, Flames beat Wild 3-2

Eds: Flames 3, Wild 2, SO. Updates. With AP Photos. CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Sean Monahan scored the shootout winner in the Calgary Flames' 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Friday night. Monahan waited out Devan Dubnyk before snapping a shot over the goalie's right pad. Calgary's Chad ...

Anthony scores 29 as Knicks top Timberwolves

NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points, Derick Rose had 24 and Kyle O'Quinn added 20 points and 13 rebounds as the New York Knicks defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 118-114 on Friday night. Zach LaVine scored 24 points and Karl-Anthony Towns had 20 for the Timberwolves. Despite ...

Terry Porter settles into new role with Portland Pilots By ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — These days Terry Porter often finds himself thinking back to the day he showed up on the campus of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. There had been no schools battling to ...

Twins hire James Rowson as hitting coach

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have hired James Rowson as their hitting coach. Rowson was the minor league hitting coordinator for the New York Yankees for seven of the last nine seasons. Between stints, the 40-year-old Rowson was the hitting coach for the Chicago Cubs for 1½ ...