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No. 23 Michigan St. women beat No. 18 Minnesota, snap skid

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Sidney Cooks scores a career-high 21 points on 9-of-13 shooting and Michigan State never trailed in its 86-68 win over 18th-ranked Minnesota on Wednesday night. Nia Clouden scored 15 points, Jenna Allen had 13 points, seven rebounds and six assists and Shay Colley ...

Wolves’ Andrew Wiggins tries to clarify postgame comments

By Cliff Brunt AP Sports Writer OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Saying he respects the gay and lesbian community, Minnesota forward Andrew Wiggins tried Wednesday to clarify comments he made about Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dennis Schroder’s behavior during a heated game. Thunder center Nerlens ...

Saunders wins 1st game, T’Wolves top Thunder 119-117

By Cliff Brunt AP Sports Writer OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Andrew Wiggins had a season-high 40 points and 10 rebounds, and the Timberwolves beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 119-117 on Tuesday night in Ryan Saunders' first game as Minnesota's interim coach. Saunders, just 32 years old, is the son ...

Wiggins leads Wolves past Lakers 108-86 before Thibs firing

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Slowly but surely, the Minnesota Timberwolves have begun to find their way behind franchise cornerstones Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins. The next step in their development will be adjusting to another new coach. Wiggins scored 25 of his 28 points in the first half ...

Timberwolves fire coach, president Tom Thibodeau

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves had just posted their fourth-largest margin of victory of the season, and Tom Thibodeau looked and sounded satisfied Sunday as the demanding and intense coach used his postgame news conference to praise the attitude and energy with which his team ...

Spurgeon leads Wild past Senators 4-3

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Jared Spurgeon and the Minnesota Wild turned a tough start into a nice win. Spurgeon scored twice to help the Wild beat the Ottawa Senators 4-3 on Saturday. Jordan Greenway and Zach Parise also scored for the Wild (20-17-3), who improved to 2-0 on a four-game trip. ...

Pedal-down Bears keep Vikings out of playoffs with 24-10 win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — While taking the NFC North champion Chicago Bears to the playoffs for the first time in eight years, coach Matt Nagy has displayed an energetic personality and aggressive mindset throughout his debut. Even with their postseason position all but set, the Bears refused to ...

Wild snap 5-game skid with win over Jets

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Devan Dubnyk stopped 26 shots to help the Minnesota Wild beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 Saturday, ending a season-high five-game losing streak. Defenseman Matt Bartkowski scored in his debut with the Wild, and Charlie Coyle and Eric Fehr also scored. Zach Parise had two ...

Finally, a Bears-Vikings finale in Minnesota with meaning

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For the fourth time in the past five years, the Chicago Bears will visit the Minnesota Vikings in the last game on the schedule. For once, this matchup has some meaning. The Vikings, having already ceded the NFC North title to ...

Palmer, Watson lead Huskers past DII SW Minnesota St. 79-38

By Eric Olson AP Sports Writer LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska finished a three-games-in-three-weeks lull with an easy win over Division II Southwest Minnesota and now get set to resume Big Ten play with three of four games on the road. Coach Tim Miles likes where the Cornhuskers ...

Bazemore scores 23 as Hawks beat Wolves in OT

By Andres Ybarra Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kent Bazemore scored 23 points, John Collins added 21 and the Atlanta Hawks blew a big lead but outlasted the Minnesota Timberwolves 123-120 in overtime on Friday night. Trae Young and Kevin Huerter each had big 3-pointers in the final ...

Lamke’s 20 helps No. 12 Gophers top Wisconsin

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kenisha Bell had 17 points and 10 rebounds for her first double-double of the season, Annalese Lamke scored 20 points and No. 12 Minnesota opened Big Ten Conference play with a 74-56 win over Wisconsin on Friday night. The Gophers (12-0) matched the 2002-03 team, when ...

Rose returns to Chicago, leads T-Wolves over Bulls

By John Jackson Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Derrick Rose had 24 points and eight assists in just his second career game in the United Center against his former team, lifting the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 119-94 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night. Karl-Anthony Towns ...

Wild’s Dumba out at least 3 months

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba is expected to miss at least three months after surgery to repair a ruptured right pectoralis muscle. The Wild said Wednesday that Dumba’s surgery was performed by Dr. Brad Nelson at TRIA Orthopaedic Center. The 24-year-old Dumba ...

Minnesota runs past Georgia Tech 34-10 in Quick Lane Bowl

By Larry Lage AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — Mohamed Ibrahim ran for career-high 224 yards and two touchdowns, leading Minnesota to a 34-10 victory over Georgia Tech on Wednesday night in the Quick Lane Bowl. The Golden Gophers (7-6) won three of their last four games, and Ibrahim had a ...

Rust helps Penguins top Wild

By Dan Scifo Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryan Rust scored two goals to help the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Thursday night. Rust put Pittsburgh ahead to stay when he scored his ninth of the season 8:12 into the third period. Rust has at least one goal in ...

Pistons eke out OT win over Timberwolves

By Patrick Donnelly Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Blake Griffin scored 34 points and Randy Bullock added a career-high 33 as the Detroit Pistons beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 129-123 in overtime on Wednesday night. Reggie Jackson added 24 points and Andre Drummond had 16 points ...

Minnesota recruiting class ranks 33rd in FBS, 8th in Big Ten

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has assembled a 2019 recruiting class that’s 33rd in the FBS and eighth in the Big Ten, according to composite rankings by 247Sports . The NCAA’s early signing period opened Wednesday, with 23 commitments to the Gophers. Last year, 247Sports had Minnesota ...

Pass-rushing Vikings hitting stride on D

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have hit their familiar stride on defense during the second half of the season, after some uncharacteristic earlier struggles. There’s been no better example of this lately than Anthony Barr. “He’s ...

Cook carries Vikings past Dolphins 41-17

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With a new play caller in place, the Minnesota Vikings recommitted to running the ball. And Dalvin Cook proved again his capability, when healthy, of taking over a game. Cook had a career-high 136 yards and two touchdowns on a season-high 19 carries for the Vikings, who ...