MN State Sports

Pitts scores 35, No. 14 Minnesota women top BC 77-69

CHESNUT HILL, Mass. (AP) — Destiny Pitts scored a career-high 35 points and No. 14 Minnesota used an 11-0 run in the fourth quarter to defeat Boston College 77-69 on Sunday. Four different players scored as the Golden Gophers turned a 60-56 deficit into a 67-60 lead with 45 seconds to ...

With Koivu hurt, Wild call up Kunin

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have recalled forward Luke Kunin from the AHL. The Wild made the move Sunday, giving them a fill-in for captain Mikko Koivu, who has a lower-body injury. The team announced his status as day to day. Koivu took a knee-on-knee hit Thursday at Calgary ...

Oturu’s 19 points sends Gophers to 72-56 win over Red Wolves

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Freshman Daniel Oturu posted season highs with 19 points and 12 rebounds, and Dupree McBrayer chipped in 14 points for Minnesota in a 72-56 win against Arkansas State on Saturday. Oturu had his first double-double and added three blocks for the Gophers (8-2). Amir Coffey ...

Playoff stakes high as Vikings travel to Seahawks

By Tim Booth AP Sports Writer SEATTLE (AP) — With where both the Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks sit in the NFC standings, Monday night’s matchup might as well carry a playoff title. NFC play-in game? NFC elimination game? “I think going on the road with that crowd and the ...

Coach carousel spinning, DeFilippo focused on steering Vikes

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — With four weekends left in the regular season, two NFL teams have already fired their coaches. Several other underperforming clubs have dismissed assistants. The coaching carousel is in full spin, the unsettling part of these ...

Belichick wins 250th with Pats in 24-10 victory over Vikes

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots have thrived in the final month of the season since Bill Belichick and Tom Brady's arrival. They're hoping their 24-10 victory over the Vikings is the start of another memorable December. Tom Brady passed for 311 yards and a touchdown, Bill Belichick ...

No. 16 Ohio State routs Minnesota 79-59 in Big Ten opener

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State wasted no time staking its claim as the team to beat in the Big Ten. Andre Wesson scored 16 points, Kaleb Wesson had 15, and No. 16 Ohio State beat Minnesota 79-59 on Sunday night in the conference opener for both teams. C.J. Jackson and Musa Jallow each ...

On prove-it deal, Richardson giving Vikings plenty of value

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings had just secured their new quarterback with the splash move of the NFL’s offseason. Coach Mike Zimmer was busy working on addressing another area that needed an upgrade. The same day Kirk Cousins was ...

Nash leads Blue Jackets to 4-2 win over Wild

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Riley Nash had a goal and an assist, Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 23 shots and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Thursday night. Cam Atkinson and Artemi Panarin also scored to help the Blue Jackets move ahead of Washington for the Metropolitan ...

Covington scores 21 as Timberwolves romp past Spurs 128-89

By Andres Ybarra Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Robert Covington scored 21 points, Karl-Anthony Towns and Derrick Rose each had 16 and the Minnesota Timberwolves shut down the San Antonio Spurs for a 128-89 victory on Wednesday night. Minnesota (11-11) earned its fourth straight win ...

Cousins, Vikings pass by Packers 24-17

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kirk Cousins bounced back from his worst game for Minnesota with 342 passing yards and three touchdowns without a turnover, and the Vikings overcame some early gaffes to outlast the depleted Green Bay Packers for a 24-17 victory on Sunday night. Completing 29 of his 38 ...

Cobb out again for Packers with hamstring injury

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb will miss his sixth game this season because of a hamstring injury. Cobb was sidelined Sunday at Minnesota for the third straight week, along with cornerback Kevin King (hamstring). Defensive end Mike Daniels (foot) and ...

Packers, Vikings meet without promise of 1st place

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The final weekend of November has arrived, with this Green Bay-Minnesota game predictably carrying plenty of weight toward the race for the NFC playoffs. The twist, though, is the Packers and Vikings are stuck in the thick of the ...

Towns’ 35 points, 22 boards lead Wolves over Bulls, 111-96

By Brian Hall Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns had 35 points and 22 rebounds, Derrick Rose scored 22 points off the bench and the Minnesota Timberwolves pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 111-96 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night. Jeff Teague ...

Gophers take back Axe, beat Wisconsin 37-15

By Genaro C. Armas AP Sports Writer MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The giddy Minnesota players ran one way down the field, with one lucky Golden Gopher holding tightly on to Paul Bunyan’s Axe as they raced toward a goal post. Coach P.J. Fleck went the other way, jogged past the end zone and gave ...

Staal caps Wild comeback in 4-2 win against Jets

By Brian Hall Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Eric Staal scored with 2:31 remaining to send the Minnesota Wild to 4-2 win against the Winnipeg Jets in an emotional, penalty-filled matchup on Friday. Nino Niederreiter, Eric Fehr and Zach Parise also scored for Minnesota, which ...

Axe to grind: Gophers and Badgers renew Midwest grudge match

By Genaro C. Armas AP Sports Writer MADISON, Wis. (AP) — If given the chance to deliver an inspirational talk to teammates this week, Wisconsin offensive lineman Beau Benzschawel would keep it short and get right to the point. The exact two-word phrase is best left said in the privacy of ...

Rose scores 25 as Timberwolves beat Nets 112-102

By Denis P. Gorman Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns thinks the real Derrick Rose is shining once again. Rose scored 25 points, Towns had 21 points and nine rebounds, and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Brooklyn Nets 112-102 on Friday. Rose was 11 for 17 from the ...

Humbled Vikings running out of time to catch Bears

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The NBC camera on Minnesota’s pregame huddle in Chicago captured Kirk Cousins delivering the customary pep talk to his teammates, a full-throated reminder by the quarterback that the Vikings reached the NFC championship game ...

Gasol, Conley lead Grizzlies past Timberwolves, 100-87

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With Mike Conley finally healthy to rejoin teammate Marc Gasol, and adding 6-foot-11, 242-poound rookie Jaren Jackson Jr., the Memphis Grizzlies have gone back to their long-trusted approach of physical defense. It has got Memphis winning again, too. Gasol had 26 points ...

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