MN State Sports

Aho gets 2nd goal in OT, Hurricanes beat Wild 5-4

By Brian Hall Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Sebastian Aho scored his second goal of the game in overtime to lift the Carolina Hurricanes over the Minnesota Wild 5-4 on Saturday night. Justin Williams tied it for Carolina with 1:09 left in the third period, and the Hurricanes ...

Minn.-raised WRs Fitzgerald, Thielen on stage in Cards-Vikes

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adam Thielen wasn't even in high school yet when Larry Fitzgerald entered the NFL in 2004 with Arizona with the acclaim of the third overall pick in the draft. Nine years later, Thielen needed a rookie tryout camp with Minnesota ...

No. 3 Ohio State holds off persistent Gophers

By Mitch Stacy AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dwayne Haskins threw for 412 yards and three touchdowns as No. 3 Ohio State held off persistent Minnesota to win 30-14 Saturday in a game where little went well for the Buckeyes beyond their passing game. The Buckeyes (7-0, 4-0) ...

Buckeyes seeking more from ground game vs Minnesota

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. has been lighting up the scoreboard with touchdown passes. Next up is Minnesota, and the No. 3 Buckeyes will try to get their running game back on track. Star tailbacks J.K. Dobbins and Mike Weber combined for just 3.2 yards per ...

Cousins, defense lead Vikings over Eagles 23-21

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Linval Joseph whipped out the sunglasses, sat on the bench and pulled on the oxygen mask . Rest up, big man. Job well done. Kirk Cousins threw for 301 yards and one touchdown, the 330-pound Joseph returned a fumble 64 yards for a score and the Minnesota Vikings beat the ...

Wild send d-man Olofsson to Canadiens for prospect Bitten

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have traded defenseman Gustav Olofsson to the Montreal Canadiens for minor league forward Will Bitten. The deal was done on Wednesday, after Olofsson cleared waivers. The second-round pick in the 2013 draft played in 41 games for the Wild last ...

Mauer doubles, catches in emotional likely finale with Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joe Mauer isn't sure if Sunday marked the end of his time with the Minnesota Twins. Just in case, though, the regular season finale turned into a farewell befitting his remarkable career with his hometown team. Mauer doubled in his final at-bat, received one more pitch as ...

Mauer, Gibson lead Twins to 8-3 win over White Sox

By Brian Hall Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joe Mauer reached base three times and Kyle Gibson capped a season of improvement with six quality innings in the Minnesota Twins’ 8-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night. Mauer had two hits and scored twice in what ...

Astudillo drives in career-high 4 as Twins top Tigers 9-3

By Tyler Mason Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Willians Astudillo had a career-high four RBIs, Tyler Austin added three and the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 9-3 on Thursday night. Astudillo, playing in his 26th big league game, capped Minnesota’s five-run third inning ...

Rams hold off Vikings

By Greg Beacham AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jared Goff turned a phenomenal first half into the biggest game of his career, and it was still just barely enough to beat Kirk Cousins. Goff passed for career highs of 465 yards and five touchdowns, winning a scintillating duel with ...

Minnesota safety Winfield out for season with foot injury

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota sophomore safety Antoine Winfield Jr. is out for the rest of the season after injuring his left foot in the first quarter of the Big Ten opener at Maryland. Coach P.J. Fleck said Sunday the Gophers were "heartbroken" for Winfield, who suffered a season-ending ...

Bills stun Vikings 27-6 in rookie Allen’s 1st road start

By DAVE CAMPBELL, AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Josh Allen played with the poise of a well-seasoned quarterback, hustling to give Buffalo an early lead in his first NFL road start. Then, the Bills turned their defense loose on Kirk Cousins and delivered a stunningly lopsided ...

Pressured by Bills D, Cousins drops ball in Vikings defeat

By DAVE CAMPBELL, AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Buffalo Bills unfolded an astute defensive game plan at Minnesota and unleashed their front seven on Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins. The most important part of their preparation and execution? Forcing Cousins to fumble. With ...

A’s wild card delayed with 5-1 loss to Twins

By GIDEON RUBIN, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland will have to take its bubbly on the road. Kyle Gibson allowed one run over 7 1/3 innings, Jake Cave hit a two-run homer and the Minnesota Twins beat the Athletics 5-1 Sunday, preventing Oakland from clinching an AL wild-card ...

All-in Vikings upgrade 3 spots, in no position for patience

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have almost every key player back from the 2017 team that won 14 games and went to the NFC championship game. Their new quarterback, Kirk Cousins, is playing up to his big contract. They’re one kick away ...

Twins sweep 3-game series from Tigers with 8-2 win

By Chris Nelsen Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Stephen Gonsalves threw six scoreless innings, and Minnesota’s offense pounded Detroit’s pitching, helping the Twins beat the Tigers 8-2 on Wednesday. Gabriel Moya started for Minnesota, but was replaced by Gonsalves in the second ...

Carlson misses 2 FGs in OT, Vikings and Packers tie

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Wide right, times two. Daniel Carlson missed two field goals in overtime, including one from 35 yards as time expired, and the Minnesota Vikings had to settle for a 29-29 tie with the Green Bay Packers after rallying from a late 13-point deficit on Sunday. The ...

Austin dazzles with bat, glove as Twins beat Royals 9-6

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — There was little for Tyler Austin to be upset about as he headed to the bus on Sunday. The Twins' first baseman had hit one of their four home runs in a 9-6 win over the Kansas City Royals. He had escaped unscathed after making a spectacular catch while flipping into ...

Kennedy sharp, Gordon with 5 RBIs as Royals beat Twins 10-3

By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ian Kennedy, Alex Gordon and the rest of the Royals’ veterans have been watching as their talented young teammates delivered win after win during a surprising late-season surge. They finally got a piece of the action Saturday ...

Freshman Williams runs for 141 as Gophers rout Miami (Ohio)

By Andres Ybarra Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A year later, the Minnesota Gophers are in a familiar position: 3-0 with their Big Ten opener against Maryland looming. Last year's team failed to keep the momentum of their promising start, but the players say they're not ...

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