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MN State Sports

Davison’s return to Badgers sure to be jeered by Gopher fans

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Brad Davison is one of the many Minnesota natives who have crossed the border to play for Wisconsin, a sure path to enemy status in college sports. The junior guard has also been widely branded, fair or not, as the biggest villain in ...

Pastrnak’s NHL-best 38th goal caps 6-1 Bruins romp past Wild

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — NHL scoring leader David Pastrnak matched his career high with his 38th goal, Torey Krug scored twice and the Boston Bruins had three power-play goals in the second period to surge past the Minnesota Wild 6-1 Saturday night. Brad ...

Leonard scores 31, Clippers beat Timberwolves 118-106 on Saturday

By Beth Harris AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers have their entire roster healthy for the first time this season and it showed against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Led by Kawhi Leonard’s 31 points, the Clippers had five other players in double figures in a ...

Wild return from break ready to make final push for playoffs

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild were playing at the beginning of the season like they were destined for the draft lottery, with the possibility of a high first-round pick hovering as a tantalizing prize for a franchise long mired in the middle ...

No. 19 Illinois holds on to take down Minnesota 59-51

By Terry Towery Associated Press CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Andres Feliz scored 17 points while Ayo Dosunmu and Kofi Cockburn added 13 each as No. 19 Illinois held on to beat Minnesota 59-51 on Thursday night. It was the seventh consecutive win for the Fighting Illini (16-5, 8-2 Big Ten). ...

Nationals acquire reliever Ryne Harper in trade with Twins

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Nationals acquired reliever Ryne Harper on Wednesday in a trade with the Minnesota Twins. Washington sent minor league right-handed pitcher Hunter McMahon to the Twins in the deal. Harper went 5-2 with one save and a 3.81 ERA in his first major league season in 2019. ...

Hall of Fame DE Doleman dies at age 58

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hall of Fame defensive end Chris Doleman, whose enviable blend of speed and power made him one of the NFL's most feared pass rushers during 15 seasons in the league, has died. The longtime Minnesota Vikings star, who had 1501⁄2 ...

Maya Moore at peace with decision to skip second WNBA season

By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore sees missing a second consecutive WNBA season as an extension of her decision to skip last year. The 30-year-old told The Associated Press in a phone interview Monday that her work pushing criminal ...

Vikings name Andre Patterson, Adam Zimmer as co-DCs

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer promoted his son on Monday to help fill a key vacancy on his staff, appointing Adam Zimmer and Andre Patterson as co-defensive coordinators. The Vikings announced their revamped lineup of assistant coaches, which includes two new ...

Schroder scores 26, Paul 25 as Thunder beat T-Wolves 113-104

By Andres Ybarra Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dennis Schroder scored 26 points and Chris Paul had 25 to lead Oklahoma City to its fifth-straight win, 113-104 over the slumping Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night. Karl-Anthony Towns scored 37 for the Timberwolves, who cut a ...

Westbrook scores season-high 45, Rockets beat Wolves 131-124

By Brian Hall Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Russell Westbrook scored a season-high 45 points and had 10 assists, and the Houston Rockets overcame another tough night from James Harden to rally past the Minnesota Timberwolves 131-124 on Friday night. Westbrook helped key a ...

Carr’s late 3-pointer powers Minnesota past Ohio State 62-59

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Marcus Carr’s 3-pointer with three seconds left in the game secured the season’s first Big Ten road win for Minnesota and had slumping Ohio State continuing to search for answers. Carr, who made 3-of-5 from distance, drained the long shot on the possession after ...

AP source: Vikings make Gary Kubiak offensive coordinator

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have chosen Gary Kubiak as their offensive coordinator, filling the vacancy created by Kevin Stefanski’s departure to become head coach of the Cleveland Browns. The widely expected move was confirmed ...

LaVine scores 25 points, Bulls beat Timberwolves

By Andrew Seligman AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Zach LaVine scored 25 points, Lauri Markkanen added 21 and the Chicago Bulls overcame a big performance by Karl-Anthony Towns to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 117-110 on Wednesday night. LaVine had seven points in the final 2:25 to ...

Staal, Zuccarello lead Wild past Red Wings 4-2

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Eric Staal and Mats Zuccarello each had a goal and assist, and Devan Dubnyk stopped 25 shots as the Minnesota Wild beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 on Wednesday night. Jordan Greenway and Jason Zucker also scored for Minnesota, which enters the All-Star break with three ...

Twins, Donaldson finalize $92M deal

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After signaling an intent to aggressively seek upgrades to a club that won 101 games last season, the Minnesota Twins were passed over in their initial pursuit of top-tier starting pitching. As the grousing from some corners of the fan ...

Panthers edge Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn (AP) — Noel Acciari scored with 5.6 seconds left in the third period and the Florida Panthers won their fifth straight game, beating the Minnesota Wild 5-4 on Monday night. Acciari was able to tip a shot from the point by Mark Pysyk that was first tipped by Aaron Ekblad. A ...

Porter helps Nuggets overtake struggling T-wolves 107-100

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Michael Porter Jr. posted his second double-double in three games with 20 points and 14 rebounds, helping the short-handed Denver Nuggets overtake the Minnesota Timberwolves 107-100 on Monday night. Jerami Grant scored 19 points and ...

VanVleet scores 29 in return as Raptors beat Wolves 122-112

By TYLER MASON Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Fred VanVleet knew he was on a minutes restriction as he made his return from a hamstring injury after missing five games. The Raptors guard tried not to think much about it while on the court. Instead, he made the most of the minutes he ...

Stalock shuts out Stars, Wild win 7-0

By BRIAN HALL Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Coach Bruce Boudreau altered Minnesota's practice plans with a snowstorm hitting the state, having his team come in early for a Friday practice and canceling Saturday's morning skate before the evening game against the Dallas Stars. The ...