MN State Sports

Rosario’s 3rd homer of game lifts Twins over Indians 7-5

By PATRICK DONNELLY, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After suffering through a historic streak of walk-off losses, the Minnesota Twins were only too happy to reverse the trend. Eddie Rosario hit his third homer of the game, launching a two-run shot in the bottom of the ninth inning to ...

Parker’s double-double helps Sparks beat Lynx 77-69

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Candace Parker had 19 points and 10 rebounds and Chelsea Gray added 15 points to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Minnesota Lynx 77-69 on Sunday. Odyssey Sims and Nneka Ogwumike added 12 points apiece for the Sparks (4-1). The Lynx (2-5), who beat Los Angeles in the ...

Rosario’s homer helps Lynn, Twins beat Indians 7-1

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Lance Lynn made this start harder on himself with five walks and one hit Cleveland batter. The recently revived Minnesota lineup made it a lot easier. Eddie Rosario hit a two-run homer and Brian Dozier drove in two runs to support ...

Minnesota crushes Canisius 10-1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Reggie Meyer allowed just one run in eight innings and top-seeded Minnesota cruised past Canisius 10-1 on Friday night to open its NCAA Tournament play. Terrin Vavra had three hits and three RBI for the Golden Gophers (42-13), who will host UCLA on Saturday. The Bruins ...

Lindor’s pair of homers leads Indians past Twins 9-8

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Francisco Lindor’s second home run of the game for Cleveland snapped an eighth-inning tie after Minnesota erased an eight-run deficit, and the Indians held on to top the Twins 9-8 on Thursday night. Lindor also hit two doubles and drove in four runs for the Indians, who ...

Feeling concussion symptoms, Mauer still not ready to return

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer has not been able to shake the concussion-like symptoms he has experienced since hurting his neck three weeks ago. Mauer’s return to the lineup hit another road block while working out Thursday ...

Moore helps Lynx beat Liberty

  By Doug Feinberg AP Basketball Writer WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Maya Moore scored 20 points, including a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 19.5 seconds left, and the Minnesota Lynx beat New York 78-72 on Friday night to spoil the Liberty's first game in their new home — the ...

‘Miracle’ TD gives Diggs ‘old smile’ as contract year begins

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — More than four months have passed for Stefon Diggs since his yes-that-really-happened touchdown reception for Minnesota on the desperate last play from scrimmage gave the Vikings a postseason victory for the ages over New ...

Fowles dominates, Lynx top Wings

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sylvia Fowles had 23 points and 20 rebounds for Minnesota’s first 20-20 game and the Lynx beat the Dallas Wings 76-68 on Wednesday night. Minnesota closed the first half with a 13-0 run for a 46-21 lead. Fowles had 16 points, 12 rebounds and three steals in the ...

Zimmer proud Vikings didn’t kneel last year

ATLANTA (AP) — A new NFL policy requires players to stand if they are on the field during the national anthem but permits them to stay in the locker room if they prefer. The Minnesota Vikings haven't had any players kneel during the national anthem before games, and that's fine by coach Mike ...

Tigers top Twins 4-1, stop 5-game skid

By Mike Cook Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Michael Fulmer is a bit confused. Fulmer felt good going into his previous outing yet allowed three runs in a no-decision during a loss at Seattle. “I come here today just not feeling well. The ball felt heavy,” he said ...

Timberwolves’ Butler named to NBA All-Defensive 2nd Team

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolf Jimmy Butler has been named to the 2017-18 NBA All-Defensive Second Team. The NBA announced the selections Wednesday. It’s the fourth such honor in Butler’s career. The guard/forward earned second team honors in 2014, 2015 and 2016 with the Chicago ...

Cup-seeking Wild unveil new GM Fenton

  By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — After working a quarter-century in the NHL, including two decades in management, Paul Fenton finally has the opportunity to run a team. The new general manager of the Minnesota Wild has been tasked with retooling a roster ...

Lynn shuts down Tigers in 6-0 victory

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Lance Lynn gave up five hits over 6 2/3 innings in his most efficient outing of the season, and Brian Dozier drove in three runs with a pair of doubles to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 6-0 on Tuesday night. Lynn (2-4) lowered his jumbo ERA from 7.47 to ...

Morrison’s two-run single sends Twins past Brewers 3-1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Logan Morrison came through with a big hit for the injury-decimated Minnesota Twins lineup. Morrison hit a two-run single to give Minnesota's offense a much-needed lift, and four relievers worked 3 1/3 scoreless innings in a 3-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on ...

Yelich’s eighth-inning homer sends Brewers past Twins

By Sam Ekstrom Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Christian Yelich broke a tie with a solo home run in the top of the eighth, Milwaukee’s bullpen pitched five scoreless innings, and the Brewers beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 on Saturday night to take the first two games of the three-game ...

Brewers take Game 1 of border battle over Twins 8-3

By Brian Hall Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jesus Aguilar homered twice and Ji-Man Choi hit a solo home run in his return to the majors as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Minnesota Twins 8-3 on Friday night. Brent Suter (3-3) pitched a season-high 5 2/3 innings for Milwaukee, which ...

Minnesota Lynx sit atop preseason AP WNBA power poll — again

By Doug Feinberg AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The defending champion Minnesota Lynx begin the season atop the preseason Associated Press WNBA poll — again. The Lynx received nine first-place votes from the 14-person national media panel Thursday. It’s the second time in the ...

Twins C Jason Castro out for season following knee surgery

By Brian Hall Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota catcher Jason Castro will miss the rest of the season following surgery to repair the meniscus in his right knee. Castro tore his meniscus, was operated on Tuesday by Dr. Richard Steadman and had been expected to be sidelined ...

Fowler, Carpenter get going in Cardinals’ 7-5 win over Twins

By Brian Hall Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dexter Fowler and Matt Carpenter were expected to be key members of the St. Louis Cardinals this season, among the top three hitters in the batting order. St. Louis hopes Wednesday’s performance was a sign the two are getting back to ...