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Tatum’s career-high 53 help Celtics top T-Wolves 145-136

By KYLE HIGHTOWER AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored a career-high 53 points — including 18 in the fourth quarter and overtime — and the Boston Celtics held on to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 145-136 on Friday night. It was the first 50-point game for the All-Star, ...

O’Reilly has 3 goals and an assist, Blues beat Wild 9-1

By JOE HARRIS Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ryan O'Reilly had three goals and an assist, Jaden Schwartz scored twice and the St. Louis Blues beat the Minnesota Wild 9-1 on Friday night. Justin Faulk and Sammy Blais each had a goal and two assists, and Zach Sanford and Ivan Barbashev ...

Fiala’s shootout goal gives Minnesota wild win in Vegas

W.G. RAMIREZ Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kevin Fiala scored in the shootout and the Minnesota Wild beat the Vegas Golden Knights 3-2 on Thursday night. The victory snapped Minnesota's five-game road losing streak. "We've been playing so well at home, it hasn't translated on the ...

INF Andrew Romine released from minor league deal by Twins

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Infielder Andrew Romine has been released from his minor league contract by the Minnesota Twins. The 35-year-old, the brother of Chicago Cubs catcher Austin Romine, hit .185 (5 for 27) with one RBI during spring training. Had he been added to the major league roster, ...

Twins coach Mike Bell, brother of Reds manager, dies at 46w

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Minnesota Twins bench coach Mike Bell, the younger brother of Cincinnati Reds manager David Bell, died Friday of kidney cancer. He was 46. At the request of Bell's family to take the field in his honor, the Twins said their exhibition game against Atlanta would be ...

Towns scores 29 as TWolves come back to beat Rockets 107-101

By BRIAN HALL Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns had 29 points and 16 rebounds, and Juancho Hernangomez had 19 points off the bench as the Minnesota Timberwolves came back to beat the Houston Rockets 107-101 on Friday night. Minnesota trailed by as many as 19 in the ...

Richards’ hat trick puts Minnesota in NWHL finals

BOSTON (AP) — Audra Richards had a hat trick with an assist, Amanda Leveille made 44 saves and the Minnesota Whitecaps rolled to a 7-0 victory over the Connecticut Whale in the NWHL semifinals on Friday night. Allie Thunstrom added two goals and Nina Rodgers had three assists for Minnesota, ...

Edwards, KAT both top 40 points, T’wolves stun Suns 123-119

By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer PHOENIX (AP) — Rookie Anthony Edwards scored a career-high 42 points, Karl-Anthony Towns added 41 and the Minnesota Timberwolves suddenly look like a respectable NBA basketball team. The Timberwolves used the dominant Edwards-KAT combo and a fourth-quarter ...

Colorado’s top line scores 4 in 5-1 win over Minnesota

By DENNIS GEORGATOS Associated Press DENVER (AP) — Colorado's top line of Nathan MacKinnon, Gabriel Landeskog and Mikko Rantanen combined for four goals, and the Avalanche beat Minnesota 5-1 Thursday night, snapping the Wild's five-game winning streak. Rantanen scored twice for the ...

Vikings lose 7th-rounder, execs fined, for ’19 cap violation

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings will forfeit their seventh-round selection in the draft this year for a collective bargaining agreement salary cap violation, the NFL confirmed on Friday. League spokesman Brian McCarthy said the infraction was related to a practice squad player's ...

Vikings have needs on both lines, but little space under cap

By The Associated Press undefined MINNESOTA VIKINGS (7-9) UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: SS Anthony Harris, LB Eric Wilson, OT Rashod Hill, LG Dakota Dozier, DT Jaleel Johnson, QB Sean Mannion, OL Brett Jones, RB Ameer Abdullah, S George Iloka, LB Todd Davis, LB Hardy Nickerson Jr. RESTRICTED ...

Kaprizov gets hat trick, Talbot shutout as Wild beat Coyotes

By BRIAN HALL Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Rookie Kirill Kaprizov recorded his first NHL hat trick and Cam Talbot made 25 saves for his first shutout of the season as the Minnesota Wild beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-0 on Friday night. Kaprizov snapped the scoreless tie 5:47 into the ...

Nowell has career night, Timberwolves rout Pelicans 135-105

By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jaylen Nowell hit six 3-pointers on his way to a career-best 28 points, top overall draft choice Anthony Edwards scored 27 points, and the Minnesota Timberwolves rallied from an early 16-point deficit to rout the New Orleans Pelicans ...

Nebraska beats short-handed Minnesota in Big Ten’s 2nd round

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sam Haiby had 19 points and eight rebounds, Kate Cain added 16 points and six rebounds, and Nebraska used a 22-10 second quarter to break away from short-handed Minnesota 72-61 on Wednesday in the second round of the Big Ten Conference tournament. Nebraska (12-11) ...

Newlywed Maya Moore says she’s not ready to return to WNBA

NEW YORK (AP) — Basketball star Maya Moore, recently wed to the man she helped free from a wrongful imprisonment, is not ready to return to the WNBA. Moore said Wednesday during an interview with husband Jonathan Irons on ABC's "Good Morning America" that she remains focused for now on their ...

MLS kicking off 26th season with games in Houston, Seattle

By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer Major League Soccer will kick off its 26th season on April 16 with a match in Houston between the Dynamo and the San Jose Earthquakes and another in Seattle between the Sounders and Minnesota United. The rest of the season openers are scheduled for the ...

Vikings cut LT Riley Reiff for cap savings of more than $11M

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings made their costliest move yet for salary cap compliance Wednesday by terminating the contract of left tackle Riley Reiff with one year left on it, weakening an offensive line that was already in need of some ...

Williams helps Minnesota knock off Northwestern 51-46

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tre Williams scored 14 points and Jamal Mashburn Jr. 11 and Minnesota snapped a seven-game skid with a 51-46 win over Northwestern in the first round of the Big Ten Conference tournament on Wednesday. The Golden Gophers advance to take on fifth-seeded and No. 9 ranked ...

Eriksson Ek gets 2 goals as Wild chase Fleury, top Vegas 4-3

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Joel Eriksson Ek had his second career two-goal game and Kirill Kaprizov scored for Minnesota's league-worst power play, leading the Wild to a 4-3 victory over the West Division-leading Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday night. Kaapo ...

Vikings release kicker Dan Bailey after rough season

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings cleared more salary cap space by cutting kicker Dan Bailey on Tuesday, keeping their carousel of specialists spinning for yet another season. Bailey ranked last in the league in 2020 in field goals (68.2 ...