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Nowell has career night, Timberwolves rout Pelicans 135-105

By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jaylen Nowell hit six 3-pointers on his way to a career-best 28 points, top overall draft choice Anthony Edwards scored 27 points, and the Minnesota Timberwolves rallied from an early 16-point deficit to rout the New Orleans Pelicans ...

Nebraska beats short-handed Minnesota in Big Ten’s 2nd round

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sam Haiby had 19 points and eight rebounds, Kate Cain added 16 points and six rebounds, and Nebraska used a 22-10 second quarter to break away from short-handed Minnesota 72-61 on Wednesday in the second round of the Big Ten Conference tournament. Nebraska (12-11) ...

Newlywed Maya Moore says she’s not ready to return to WNBA

NEW YORK (AP) — Basketball star Maya Moore, recently wed to the man she helped free from a wrongful imprisonment, is not ready to return to the WNBA. Moore said Wednesday during an interview with husband Jonathan Irons on ABC's "Good Morning America" that she remains focused for now on their ...

MLS kicking off 26th season with games in Houston, Seattle

By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer Major League Soccer will kick off its 26th season on April 16 with a match in Houston between the Dynamo and the San Jose Earthquakes and another in Seattle between the Sounders and Minnesota United. The rest of the season openers are scheduled for the ...

Vikings cut LT Riley Reiff for cap savings of more than $11M

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings made their costliest move yet for salary cap compliance Wednesday by terminating the contract of left tackle Riley Reiff with one year left on it, weakening an offensive line that was already in need of some ...

Williams helps Minnesota knock off Northwestern 51-46

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tre Williams scored 14 points and Jamal Mashburn Jr. 11 and Minnesota snapped a seven-game skid with a 51-46 win over Northwestern in the first round of the Big Ten Conference tournament on Wednesday. The Golden Gophers advance to take on fifth-seeded and No. 9 ranked ...

Eriksson Ek gets 2 goals as Wild chase Fleury, top Vegas 4-3

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Joel Eriksson Ek had his second career two-goal game and Kirill Kaprizov scored for Minnesota's league-worst power play, leading the Wild to a 4-3 victory over the West Division-leading Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday night. Kaapo ...

Vikings release kicker Dan Bailey after rough season

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings cleared more salary cap space by cutting kicker Dan Bailey on Tuesday, keeping their carousel of specialists spinning for yet another season. Bailey ranked last in the league in 2020 in field goals (68.2 ...

New SS Simmons finally in camp with Twins after travel delay

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have been eagerly anticipating the addition of Andrelton Simmons to their infield this season. Getting him and his renowned glove in camp was even worth an extra wait. "It's enjoyable to see a guy out there who can do ...

Vikings bring back DE Stephen Weatherly after Panthers stint

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings signed defensive end Stephen Weatherly to a one-year, $2.5 million contract on Monday, bringing back one of their past draft picks to try to strengthen a lagging pass rush. Weatherly played last season with the Carolina Panthers, who released him on ...

Young’s 23 points leads Rutgers past Minnesota 77-70 in OT

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jacob Young had 23 points, seven assists and five rebounds to help Rutgers hold off Minnesota 77-70 in overtime Saturday to finish the regular season with a fourth Big Ten road win — the most for the Scarlet Knights in seven years in the ...

Pitlick, Garland help Coyotes rally for 5-2 win over Wild

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tyler Pitlick scored twice, Conor Garland had a goal and an assist, and the Arizona Coyotes rallied to beat the Minnesota Wild 5-2 Saturday night. Lawson Crouse scored for the first time in 21 games, and Jakob Chychrun also scored for the Coyotes, who trailed 2-0 after ...

‘Miracle on Ice’ star Mark Pavelich dies at treatment home

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mark Pavelich, the speedy center from the Iron Range who played on the "Miracle on Ice" Olympic hockey team, has died at a treatment center for mental illness. He was 63. Officials in Anoka County, Minnesota, confirmed Friday that Pavelich died at the Eagle's Healing Nest ...

Kahkonen stops 24 shots in Wild’s 5-1 win over Coyotes

By JOHN MARSHALL AP Sports Writer GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Mats Zuccarello had a goal and an assist, Kaapo Kahkonen stopped 24 shots and the Minnesota Wild jumped on the Arizona Coyotes early in a 5-1 victory Friday night. The Wild had a lackluster performance two nights earlier in a loss to ...

Vikings GM: ‘Kirk Cousins is our quarterback’

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The quarterback carousel has begun to spin around the NFL for the second straight offseason, with even the slight potential of further movement creating a flurry of speculation about who will man these vital positions for certain ...

Jones leads balanced Penn State past Minnesota 84-65

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) — Myreon Jones scored 17 points, knocking down four 3-pointers, as five Penn State players reached double-figures and the Nittany Lions walloped Minnesota 84-65 on Wednesday night. After an early scramble, Penn State took the lead for keeps on a Trent Buttrick ...

Rozier leads Hornets to 135-102 rout of skidding T-Wolves

By TYLER MASON Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Terry Rozier scored 31 points and Gordon Hayward added 23 as the Charlotte Hornets headed into the All-Star break with a 135-102 win over the skidding Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night. Rozier was instrumental in helping the Hornets ...

Rozier leads Hornets to 135-102 rout of skidding T-Wolves

By Tyler Mason Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Terry Rozier scored 31 points and Gordon Hayward added 23 as the Charlotte Hornets headed into the All-Star break with a 135-102 win over the skidding Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night. Rozier was instrumental in helping the ...

Job in jeopardy, Gophers’ Pitino ‘not waving the white flag’

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota coach Richard Pitino acknowledged his job is in jeopardy with the Gophers going through another late-season fade, but he said he doesn't believe his fate has been determined. The banged-up Gophers have lost eight of their last ...

Vikings cut TE Kyle Rudolph after 10 years for cap savings

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings released two-time Pro Bowl tight end Kyle Rudolph on Tuesday, ending his 10-season run with the team to create a little more than $5 million in salary cap space. Rudolph is fifth in franchise history with both ...