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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 ...

Vikings D preparing for all scenarios with Rodgers, Packers

By Genaro C. Armas AP Sports Writer GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — For the Minnesota Vikings, it’s more about whether Aaron Rodgers will have his full bag of tricks while playing with a knee injury than if he’ll be playing at all. The Vikings are thoroughly convinced the Green Bay Packers ...

Winfield plays up to his name

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota had a 7-point lead with about 80 seconds left last week, when Fresno State called the running back pass play from first-and-goal at the 4-yard line and tight end Jared Rice burst open in the back of the end zone. Antoine ...

Hughes stands out in Vikings debut: ‘Why we drafted him’

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — For all the heads Mike Hughes has turned in practice with Minnesota since the Vikings picked him in the first round of the draft , they certainly harbored no plan to play him on 79 percent of the snaps on defense in his first ...

Rosario, Adrianza lead Twins past Royals

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eddie Rosario homered, Ehire Adrianza had three hits and three RBIs and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 10-6 on Friday night to snap a five-game skid. Trevor May (4-1), one of six Minnesota relievers, picked up the win with two shutout innings. Salvador ...

Ex-QB Green gives Minnesota options for attacking Fresno State

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck prepared himself for a difficult conversation when he sat down during the offseason with Seth Green about switching positions. Green was going to be the third-string quarterback, behind Zack Annexstad and ...

Bregman, Astros fly past Twins 9-1

By Jordan Godwin Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Alex Bregman homered and had five RBIs to lead the Houston Astros to a 9-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night. Evan Gattis also hit his 25th home run of the year in the win. The defending champs have won five straight, ...

Rangers pound 6 homers, 12 extra-base hits, rout Twins 18-4

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Yohander Mendez and Nomar Mazara have gone through down periods this season. Everything came together for them on Sunday. Mendez earned his first major league win and Mazara hit two of the Texas Rangers' six homers in an 18-4 rout of the Minnesota Twins. Mendez (1-1) ...

Beltre, young sluggers homer as Rangers beat Twins 7-4

By Schuyler Dixon AP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrian Beltre hit his 470th career homer after 23-year-old sluggers Nomar Mazara and Ronald Guzman went deep, helping the Texas Rangers stop a five-game losing streak with a 7-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday ...

Vikings release DE Robison, add retiring CB Newman as coach

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The competiveness of the NFL leaves little room for sentiment, not even for the most accomplished, respected or trusted players. Brian Robison and Terence Newman were the latest reminders of that, left off the regular-season ...

Minnesota beats New Mexico St. 48-10 in QB Annexstad’s debut

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — True freshman walk-on Zack Annexstad threw two touchdown passes to Tyler Johnson in his debut, and Minnesota opened the season by overwhelming New Mexico State in a 48-10 victory on Thursday night. Antoine Winfield Jr. pitched in the ...

Daniel Carlson kicks 2 field goals, Vikings beat Titans 13-3

By Teresa M. Walker AP Pro Football Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings and Tennessee Titans did their best to protect their starters for the regular season, letting Kirk Cousins and Marcus Mariota lead the cheers from the sidelines. Rookie Daniel Carlson kicked field ...

Kipnis hits 3-run homer, sends Indians past Twins

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jason Kipnis hit a three-run homer that broke a sixth-inning tie and sent the Cleveland Indians over the Minnesota Twins 5-3 on Thursday. The AL Central-leading Indians opened a 14-game lead over second-place Minnesota. Cleveland is 31-11 against division opponents, and ...

Chapman, Lowrie power A’s past Twins, 6-2

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Matt Chapman continued his torrid second-half hitting with a pair of solo homers to help Oakland to another series victory, sending the Athletics to Houston for three crucial games with the first-place Astros. Jed Lowrie drove in three runs with a homer and double, and the ...

Vikings acquire center Brett Jones in trade with Giants

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings, who are running out of time before the regular season begins for rehabilitating center Pat Elflein to return, took a step toward protecting themselves by acquiring center Brett Jones in a trade with the New York Giants for a draft pick. The deal, ...

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