MN State Sports

Butler leads balanced Wolves over Mavs for dominant 111-87 win

By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer DALLAS (AP) — Jimmy Butler led a balanced set of Minnesota starters with 21 points and the Timberwolves ended a five-game losing streak in Dallas with a 111-87 victory over the Mavericks on Friday night. Andrew Wiggins added 19 points for the ...

Minnesota Twins returning to WCCO-AM

The Minnesota Twins are returning to WCCO Radio after 11 seasons on other Twin Cities stations. Twins games aired on WCCO-AM for the team's first 46 years in Minnesota. The 50,000-watt station's clear-channel status helped build the team's fan base across the upper Midwest. But the station was ...

For Fleck, advice over lunch from Fitzgerald still resonates

By Andrew Seligman AP Sports Writer EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — All those years later, Minnesota’s P.J. Fleck recalls the advice about running a program he got from Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald over lunch. It still resonates to this day. “‘Just make sure you don’t manage ...

Cook upbeat about ACL surgery

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Dalvin Cook’s promising rookie season with Minnesota was left painfully short, a simple cut on the turf gone wrong in the fourth game of his career that resulted in a torn ACL in his left knee. The devastating injury ...

Minnesota gets 4 late goals, rallies past Nashville

By Mike Cook Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jason Zucker scored with 2:55 left and the Minnesota Wild scored four goals in less than six minutes in the third period to beat the Nashville Predators 6-4 on Thursday night. Jared Spurgeon scored twice and Eric Staal had a goal and ...

Winning Vikings sticking with Keenum at QB vs. surging Rams

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Case Keenum will start again at quarterback this week for Minnesota, a natural decision for coach Mike Zimmer with the Vikings on a five-game winning streak and Keenum coming off a career-high four-touchdown ...

T-Wolves dominate Spurs

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns had 26 points and 16 rebounds on his 22nd birthday, and the Minnesota Timberwolves stopped a 12-game losing streak to the San Antonio Spurs with a 98-86 victory on Wednesday night. Jeff Teague pitched in 16 points ...

Balanced attack leads No. 14 Minnesota past Niagara

By Patrick Donnelly Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Amir Coffey, Reggie Lynch and Jordan Murphy all scored 18 points as No. 14 Minnesota pulled away from Niagara for a 107-81 victory on Wednesday night. Lynch and Murphy posted double-doubles, with Lynch grabbing a team-high 12 ...

Jason Zucker scores 6th goal in 3 games, Wild top Flyers 1-0

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jason Zucker scored his sixth goal in three games and Devan Dubnyk made 32 saves for his second straight shutout to give the Minnesota Wild a 1-0 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night. Zucker has scored Minnesota's last six goals, extending his team ...

Griffen, Vikings’ defensive line pose challenge for Redskins

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Everson Griffen doesn't take much credit for his place in NFL history. The Minnesota Vikings defensive end joined stud pass rushers Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis as the only three players with a sack in each of his team's first eight games of the season since the ...

Gophers run away from Nebraska

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Quarterback Demry Croft ran for 183 yards and three touchdowns, Rodney Smith added 134 yards rushing and a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, and Minnesota ran over Nebraska 54-21 on Saturday. Kobe McCrary had 93 yards rushing and three touchdowns for Minnesota, ...

Jordan Murphy, No. 15 Minnesota overpower SC Upstate 92-77

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jordan Murphy scored a career-high 35 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, Reggie Lynch added 15 points and 10 rebounds and 15th-ranked Minnesota overpowered South Carolina Upstate in the season opener for a 92-77 victory on Friday ...

Huskers-Gophers match pair of struggling bowl-game seekers

By Brian Hall Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck drew a chart for reporters at his news conference this week, attempting to demonstrate his belief that building a program brings ups and downs instead of the steady incline that might be expected. The Gophers ...

Zucker nets hat trick, Dubnyk helps Wild blank Canadiens 3-0

MONTREAL (AP) — Jason Zucker scored three goals in the third period and Devan Dubnyk made 41 saves for a shutout as the Minnesota Wild beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-0 to end their three-game losing streak Thursday night. It was the second multi-goal game in two nights for Zucker, who scored ...

A backup for now, Bridgewater happy to be truly part of team

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Finally, Teddy Bridgewater has become truly part of the team again. He’ll stand on the sideline this weekend when the Minnesota Vikings play at Washington, backing up Case Keenum with no guarantee he’ll play, but his ...

Frederik Andersen makes 35 saves, Maple Leafs beat Wild 4-2

TORONTO (AP) — Frederik Andersen made 35 saves to help the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Wednesday night. Nazem Kadri, Patrick Marleau, Connor Carrick and Connor Brown scored for Toronto. Playing with star center Auston Matthews out day to day with an upper-body injury, ...

Vikings add Bridgewater to active roster, put Bradford on IR

By Brian Hall Associated Press EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Vikings’ seemingly constant search for long-term success and stability at quarterback took another turn on Wednesday. Sam Bradford’s future was cast in further doubt because of another knee surgery. And Teddy Bridgewater ...

Gophers tackle Greene facing discipline from Fleck

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota offensive tackle Donnell Greene is facing discipline from Gophers coach P.J. Fleck that will carry over to Saturday's game against Nebraska after the junior starter swung and hit a Michigan player last week. Fleck condemned Greene's actions following the game and ...

Golden boys: Buxton, Dozier win Gold Gloves for Twins

NEW YORK (AP) — Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado has won his fifth consecutive Gold Glove Award, while Twins center fielder Byron Buxton headlines a group of six first-time winners. The prizes for defensive excellence were announced Tuesday night by Rawlings for the 60th time. Arenado, ...

No. 15 Minnesota, No. 23 Seton Hall highlight Barclays hoops

NEW YORK (AP) — Barclays Center hosts five days college basketball in November that will include No. 15 Minnesota, No. 23 Seton Hall and No. 25 Texas A&M, along with four other teams that reached the NCAA Tournament last season. The Legends Classic will be held in at the home of the ...

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