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Embiid has 37 points as 76ers ease past Wolves, 118-94

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joel Embiid racked up 37 points and 11 rebounds in 27 minutes, leading the Philadelphia 76ers to a 118-94 victory over the depleted Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. Tobias Harris added 17 points and 11 rebounds for the 76ers ...

Kaprizov caps big 1st period, Wild beat Kings 5-3

By Brian Hall Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Kirill Kaprizov scored the second goal of his rookie season to cap Minnesota's three-goal first period and the Wild beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-3 on Thursday night. Marcus Johansson had a goal and an assist, and Kevin Fiala, Nick ...

JA Happ, Twins finalize $8 million, 1-year contract

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — J.A. Happ won a World Series with Philadelphia in 2008 and returned to the final round with the Phillies the following season, but he hasn't been back since. The Minnesota Twins were Happ's pick to try to experience anew the fall success ...

Young scores 43, Capela nets triple-double in Hawks’ win

By TYLER MASON Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Trae Young scored a season-high 43 points, Clint Capela had 13 points, 19 rebounds and 10 blocks, and the Atlanta Hawks topped the Minnesota Timberwolves 116-98 on Friday night. Young scored 25 points in the first half as the Hawks took a ...

Johansson’s goal gives Wild another OT win against Kings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Minnesota Wild won only two games last season when trailing after two periods. They have already equaled that total during the first week of the season. Marcus Johansson scored with 11 seconds remaining in overtime Saturday night as the Wild rallied for a 4-3 victory ...

No. 23 Minnesota hands No. 7 Michigan 1st loss in 75-57 romp

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Liam Robbins had 22 points and eight rebounds in 22 minutes to lead No. 23 Minnesota to a 75-57 victory over No. 7 Michigan on Saturday, handing the Wolverines their first loss. Marcus Carr scored 17 points and Gabe Kalscheur added 10 ...

More NBA games off, as league continues struggles with virus

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer Another three NBA games were postponed Friday, including one in Minnesota only a couple hours before game time, as the league's struggle with increasing coronavirus numbers continued. Among the revelations Friday: Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns , ...

Garza scores 33, No. 5 Iowa beats No. 16 Minnesota 86-71

By JOHN BOHNENKAMP Associated Press IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Jordan Bohannon knew what was his favorite number was on his final box score. The Iowa senior guard had 19 points and a career-high 14 assists, Luka Garza had 33 points and the No. 5 Hawkeyes beat No. 16 Minnesota 86-71 on ...

Cousins throws 3 TDs, Vikings end with 37-35 win over Lions

DETROIT (AP) — Kirk Cousins danced in the end zone after running for a go-ahead touchdown early in the fourth quarter and the Minnesota Vikings went on to celebrate the end of a disappointing season with a 37-35 win over the lowly Detroit Lions on Sunday. "We were really close to being in ...

Murray, Jokic lead Nuggets past Timberwolves, 124-109

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jamal Murray scored a season-high 36 points, Nikola Jokic had 19 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists for his fourth triple-double of the season and the Denver Nuggets beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 124-109 on Sunday night. Murray kept Denver afloat while Jokic dealt with ...

Lions, Vikings both stumbling to the finish

By Noah Trister AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — This season will end like so many others for Matthew Stafford: His Detroit Lions have a losing record and won't be in the postseason. What's different now is that there are real questions about Stafford's future with the Lions. "I'm not ...

No. 6 Wisconsin routs No. 21 Minnesota on Thursday

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — For Wisconsin, the difference between losing to Maryland and routing Minnesota all came down to energy. "That was lacking in the Maryland game," the Badgers' Micah Potter said. "I'm sure it was visible from where you guys are, where you watch the game. That was the ...

AP sources: Star Vikings RB Cook absent after father’s death

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Running back Dalvin Cook is not practicing with the Minnesota Vikings this week, due to the death of his father. Two people with knowledge of the situation, speaking Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the team did not ...

Twins sign reliever Robles to $2 million, 1-year deal

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have signed right-handed reliever Hansel Robles to a $2 million, one-year deal. The Twins announced the signing Tuesday, bringing in a former closer who struggled through the pandemic-shortened 2020 season. The 30-year-old Robles had 23 saves and a ...

Robles signs with Twins

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins announced on Tuesday that they have signed right-handed pitcher Hansel Robles to a one-year contract through the 2021 season. Robles, 30, spent the 2020 season with the Los Angeles Angels, appearing in 18 games, striking out 20 batters and walking 10 in 16 ...

Minnesota green-lights youth sports games starting Jan. 14

By Mohamed Ibrahim Associated Press/Report for America MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials released new guidance on Monday allowing high school athletics and other youth sports to resume games and scrimmages on Jan. 14, with masks required in some sports. The guidance from the ...

Timberwolves hold off late rally, defeat Jazz 116-111

By JOHN COON Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Tough defense is becoming a crucial part of Minnesota's basketball identity. That was evidenced by what the Timberwolves did in the closing seconds of their 116-111 victory over Utah on Saturday night. The Jazz had a chance to set up a ...

Kamara’s 6 TDs tie NFL record; Saints beat Vikings 52-33

By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Alvin Kamara expects a fine for wearing a pair of Christmas-themed shoes that, as it turned out, would also be worthy of a Hall of Fame display. With a red shoe on his right foot and a green one on his left, Kamara tied an NFL record set ...

Vikings banged-up defense sinks to new depths against Saints

By GUERRY SMITH Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings' depleted defense concluded its first series on the field by haplessly trying to chase down Alvin Kamara as the Saints running back raced away for a 40-yard touchdown. That was just the beginning of a historically bad ...

Minnesota takes down No. 4 Iowa 102-95 with 3-point spree

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Brandon Johnson made all four his 3-point attempts in overtime and finished with 26 points and nine rebounds, leading Minnesota's late surge to upset No. 4 Iowa 102-95 on Friday night. Marcus Carr had 30 points on 6-for-13 shooting from ...