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Vikings sign TE Shane Zylstra from Minnesota State

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have signed tight end Shane Zylstra out of the NCAA Division II program at Minnesota State that produced two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Adam Thielen. The Vikings announced Friday the addition of Zylstra, who went undrafted in 2020 after finishing as ...

Twins put Buxton on 10-day IL with hip strain

DETROIT (AP) — Outfielder Byron Buxton was put on the 10-day injured list by the Minnesota Twins with a strained right hip. The Twins also announced before Friday's game at Detroit that they have selected the contract of outfielder Trevor Larnach from Triple-A St. Paul. The injury ...

Heat move back into 6th in East, top Timberwolves 121-112

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — The plan that Miami coach Erik Spoelstra had entering Friday was to play Tyler Herro in limited shifts, mindful that he was just coming back after a six-game absence. Herro had other ideas. Herro came off the bench to score 27 points in 29 ...

Kaprizov scores in OT as Wild beat Ducks 4-3

By BRIAN HALL Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Kirill Kaprizov scored 17 seconds into overtime to send the Minnesota Wild to a 4-3 win against the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night. Kaprizov, the rookie sensation with 27 goals this season, snapped a quick shot that was stopped by Anaheim ...

Ravens pick WR Rashod Bateman, LB Jayson Oweh in first round

By TODD KARPOVICH Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta said he could not have hoped for a better scenario in the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday night. Baltimore filled two areas of need by selecting wide receiver Rashod Bateman with the 27th ...

Twins reinstate Kepler, Garlick from COVID injured list

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins reinstated outfielders Max Kepler and Kyle Garlick from the COVID-19 injured list and recalled catcher Ben Rortvedt from Triple-A St. Paul before beginning a three-game series against Kansas City on Friday. The return of Kepler and Garlick cleared the ...

Future QB: Vikings pick Texas A&M’s Kellen Mond in 3rd round

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings drafted Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond with the 66th overall pick on Friday night, targeting a potential successor to Kirk Cousins with their first of four third-rounders. North Carolina linebacker Chazz ...

Kirilloff’s 1st 2 big league homers lead Twins over KC 9-1

By TYLER MASON Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Alex Kirilloff hit the first two home runs of his major league career, including a three-run drive that broke open the game in the third inning and led the Minnesota Twins over the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals 9-1 on Friday ...

Wild sign Ryan Hartman to 3-year, $5.1M contract extension

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild signed forward Ryan Hartman to a three-year, $5.1 million contract extension Thursday night. Hartman was eligible to become a restricted free agent with arbitration rights this summer. The deal with an average annual value of $1.7 million will give ...

With needs on both lines, Vikes have draft-pick limitations

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The deterioration of Minnesota's defense last year weighed heavily on Mike Zimmer, the injuries and inexperience too widespread to be overcome by strategic acumen or sheer will. "Honestly, at the end of the season, I was kind of ...

Twins add Sanó to injured list, call up prospect Kirilloff

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The sputtering Minnesota Twins shelved another regular on Friday, placing first baseman Miguel Sanó on the 10-day injured list with a strained right hamstring. Sanó is batting .111 with two home runs and 20 strikeouts in 45 at-bats. Shortstop Andrelton Simmons, right ...

Happ loses no-hitter in 8th for Twins in 2-0 win vs Pirates

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota left-hander J.A. Happ lost his bid for a no-hitter when Jacob Stallings doubled with one out in the eighth inning, and the Twins beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0 on Friday night. Happ, in his first season with the Twins, was ...

Collier, Kuier taken 1-2 by Dallas Wings in WNBA draft

By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Charli Collier said she wrote down goals with her late father when he was hospitalized with cancer five years ago, and being selected No. 1 in the WNBA draft was one of them. She checked off that goal on Thursday night when the Dallas ...

Towns scores 24, helps Timberwolves beat Heat 119-111

By BRIAN HALL Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns scored 24 points, including eight in the fourth quarter before fouling out, to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 119-111 win against the Miami Heat on Friday night. Ricky Rubio added 17 points and Naz Reid scored 16 off ...

Bonino stays hot with goal, assist as Wild defeat Sharks 3-2

By PATRICK DONNELLY Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Nick Bonino had a goal and an assist, Cam Talbot made 20 saves and the Minnesota Wild held on to defeat the San Jose Sharks 3-2 on Friday night. Mats Zuccarello and Zach Parise also scored for the Wild, who won their second ...

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 ...