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Skating entrepreneur Tom Collins passes away at age 88

By BARRY WILNER AP Sports Writer To call Tom Collins the father of figure skating tours might be hyperbole. Then again ... "Tommy treated everyone like family," Michelle Kwan, the greatest skater of her generation, said Sunday after learning of Collins' death at his home in Minneapolis at age ...

Jets claim K Vedvik from Vikings, cut Bertolet, 3 others

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets addressed their kicking woes by adding a kicker who had his own struggles this summer. Kaare Vedvik was claimed off waivers from the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, replacing Taylor Bertolet, who was waived. The ...

Sims, Collier lift Lynx past Fever 81-73

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Odyssey Sims scored 17 points, Napheesa Collier had 15 points and 10 rebounds to move into elite company and the Minnesota Lynx defeated the Indiana Fever 81-73 on Sunday, a key win for playoff positioning. Collier surpassed 400 points and 200 rebounds to join former ...

Kicker/punter prospect Vedvik among Vikings cuts

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer The Minnesota Vikings have waived kicker/punter prospect Kaare Vedvik, just three weeks after they acquired him in a trade for a fifth-round draft pick. Vedvik was among the 32 players cut on Saturday by the Vikings to reach the 53-man limit for the ...

Twins break HR record but lose to Tigers 10-7

By Noah Trister AP Baseball Writer DETROIT (AP) — The Minnesota Twins capped a night of sensational slugging by breaking the major league record for home runs in a season, but that wasn’t enough to overcome Detroit’s seven-run third inning in the Tigers’ 10-7 victory Saturday ...

Cron’s 3-run homer helps Twins beat Tigers 13-5

By Dave Hogg Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — C.J. Cron homered and Jorge Polanco had three hits as the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 13-5 on Friday night. The Twins have won five straight, including the first four of a 10-game road trip, and lead the Cleveland Indians by 4 1/2 ...

Bills top Vikings late, 27-23, in preseason finale

By John Wawrow AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Undrafted rookie Tyree Jackson hit David Sills for an 8-yard touchdown pass with 8 seconds left in rallying the Buffalo Bills to a 27-23 win over the Minnesota Vikings to close the preseason Thursday night. Victor Bolden recovered ...

Slugging Twins set road HR record in 10-5 rout of White Sox

By Matt Carlson Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Even with three power-hitting regulars out of the lineup, the Minnesota Twins found a way to keep on slugging. Jake Cave homered twice, C.J. Cron went deep and the surging Twins set a major league record for home runs on the road in a 10-5 ...

Cron, Schoop power Twins to 7-4 win over Tigers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first-place Minnesota Twins didn't get many hits off Detroit starter Matthew Boyd, but they certainly made them count. C.J. Cron and Jonathan Schoop homered, Martín Pérez pitched six solid innings and Minnesota beat the last-place Detroit Tigers 7-4 on Sunday to win ...

Giolito, White Sox shut out Twins 4-0, take series

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have been in first place in the AL Central for all but 13 days this season, a perch the Chicago White Sox have been aiming for during this extended rebuilding project. If they can make that big jump in 2020, Lucas ...

Wild hire Bill Guerin as new general manager

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer The Minnesota Wild have hired Bill Guerin, who won two Stanley Cups as a player and two more titles in the front office with the Pittsburgh Penguins, as their new general manager. Guerin was announced Wednesday as the fourth GM in the team’s 19-year ...

Treadwell being ‘showcased’ as Vikings search for receivers

By Brian Hall Associated Press EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Being a first-round draft pick, Laquon Treadwell has received several opportunities to secure a role in the Minnesota Vikings' offense. His next chance might come with a new team. Minnesota is still left searching for a reliable option ...

Polanco, Twins top Rangers 6-3 for 1st 4-game sweep of Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Minnesota Twins started a six-game road trip outside the lead in the AL Central for the first in almost four months. They're back on top of Cleveland, with a little room to spare after a fruitful stop in Texas. Jorge Polanco cleared the bases with a tiebreaking ...

Balanced attack leads Storm to 82-74 win over Lynx

SEATTLE (AP) — Jordin Canada scored 14 points to and the Seattle Storm never trailed in an 82-74 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday. Jewell Loyd and Natasha Howard had 13 points apiece, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added 11 and Mercedes Russell and Alysha Clark scored 10 apiece for Seattle ...

Danladi scores in 92nd minute, Minnesota ties Orlando 1-1

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Abu Danladi smashed home a close-range putback in second-half stoppage time and Minnesota United salvaged a 1-1 draw with Orlando City on Saturday night. Ike Opara header-flicked Romain Métanire’s long throw-in and it bounced off a pair of Orlando defenders before ...

Schoop powers Twins past Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Max Kepler and Jonathan Schoop hit two-run home runs to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 win over the Texas Rangers on Friday night. The Twins increased their AL Central lead to 1½ games over the Cleveland Indians, who lost Friday night. Schoop homered in the ...

Mystics use late run to beat Lynx 86-79, clinch playoff spot

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ariel Atkins scored 18 points, Emma Meesseman added 17 points and the Washington Mystics clinched a playoff berth with an 86-79 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Friday night. The Mystics (19-7), who have the best record in the WNBA by a game over Connecticut, surged into the ...

Sims helps lead Lynx to 89-73 win over Liberty

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Odyssey Sims had 17 points, Stephanie Talbot added 16 points and the Minnesota Lynx beat the New York Liberty 89-73 on Tuesday night. Minnesota led 40-29 before New York closed the half on an 11-2 run with seven straight points from Rebecca Allen. She scored a ...

Vikings acquire kicker Kaare Vedvik from Ravens

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Looking for solutions for their longtime kicking issues, the Minnesota Vikings traded for Kaare Vedvik from the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Vedvik has kicked and punted for Baltimore, which was set at the position with standouts Justin Tucker and Sam Koch. The Ravens ...

Delle Donne, Mystics cruise to 101-78 win over Lynx

WASHINGTON (AP) — Emma Meesseman scored a season-high 25 points, Elena Delle Donne had 23 points and 10 rebounds and the Washington Mystics beat the Minnesota Lynx 101-78 on Sunday. Aerial Powers added 20 points and Myisha Hines-Allen had 13 for the Mystics. Washington (17-7) has won three ...