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MN State Sports

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 ...

Rutgers’ historic Big Ten start continues, beats Minnesota

By MATT SUGAM Associated Press PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell doesn't want to talk about his team potentially being ranked in the Top 25 for the first time in over four decades. Caleb McConnell had 10 points and 12 rebounds as Rutgers used a balanced team effort in a ...

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

By Tyler Mason Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Fred VanVleet returned from a hamstring injury to score 29 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 122-112 on Saturday night. Kyle Lowry added 28 points and seven assists while Norman Powell scored 20 points off ...

Timberwolves come up short in Towns’ return

By Michael Marot AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Malcolm Brogdon made a tiebreaking 16-footer with 18 seconds left and T.J. Warren scored 28 points night to help the Indiana Pacers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 116-114. Indiana has won four straight including two in the past three ...

Two-time ACC player of the year Etienne returning to Clemson

  CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Two-time Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year Travis Etienne is returning to Clemson for his senior season. Etienne, the 5-foot-10, 210-pound junior running back from Jennings, Louisiana, announced his decision on social media Friday. Etienne became ...

Twins finalize 3-year, $30M contract with Sanó

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins on Tuesday finalized a three-year, $30 million contract with third baseman Miguel Sanó, a deal agreed to last week to avoid salary arbitration. The 26-year-old Sanó, who made $2.65 million last season in his first year of arbitration eligibility, ...

Lynx hire former star Katie Smith as assistant coach

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Lynx hired Katie Smith, the franchise’s third-leading all-time scorer and Hall of Fame player, as the lead assistant Tuesday on coach Cheryl Reeve’s staff. Smith was head coach of the New York Liberty the past two seasons. She was replaced by Walt ...