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Canada beats US 3-1 in pre-Olympic women’s hockey game

By JOHN WAWROW AP Hockey Writer ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Emily Clark scored twice, including the go-ahead goal 5:05 into the third period, and Canada beat the United States 3-1 in Game 1 of a nine-game pre-Olympic Rivalry Series between the national women's hockey teams Friday night. It was ...

Edwards energizes Wolves in opening 124-106 win over Rockets

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Edwards energized the first full-size home crowd of his nascent career with 29 points in 31 minutes for the Minnesota Timberwolves, who cruised to a 124-106 victory over the Houston Rockets to start the season on Wednesday ...

Minnesota’s seasoned line in peak form with Maryland up next

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Most of Minnesota's regular offensive linemen might have expected to be done with college by now, with five of them in their fifth year or more. The guys up front for the Gophers have found a groove at just the right time, as several of ...

Cousins, Vikings keeping up with NFL’s late-game winners

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The NFL season has already featured 22 games with a winning score in either the final minute of regulation or in overtime, the highest six-week total in history. The Minnesota Vikings, for all their problems and setbacks, have been ...

Weekly state high school football rankings

By The Associated Press Minneapolis (AP) — The Associated Press state high school football polls for the week of October 19, first-place votes in parentheses, record and total points as voted upon by a statewide panel of prep sports writers: Class 6A School Total Points Prv 1. Lakeville ...

Talbot, Wild beat Kings 3-2, for 2-game sweep to open season

By DAN GREENSPAN Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Frederick Gaudreau, Victor Rask and Ryan Hartman scored in the second period and the Minnesota Wild held on for a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night. Cam Talbot started for the second straight night and made 29 saves. He ...

Cousins throws TD pass in OT; Vikings beat Panthers 34-28

By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — So much for the Minnesota Vikings' second-half scoring woes. Kirk Cousins threw for 373 yards and three touchdowns against the league's top-ranked pass defense, including a 27-yard touchdown pass to K.J. Osborn on the first possession of ...

Coach Mike Zimmer wants Vikings to find a ‘killer instict’

By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said he wants his team to find a killer instinct. For now, he's happy to settle for another win. The Vikings (3-3) squandered an 11-point lead in the final 4:41 of regulation, then got a 27-yard ...

McCaffrey to miss third straight game with hamstring injury

By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey will miss his third straight game Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings because of a hamstring injury. McCaffrey was held out of practice for a second consecutive day Friday and is listed ...

Slip-up margin slimmed, Nebraska seeks progress at Minnesota

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hints of that long-awaited breakthrough for Nebraska under coach Scott Frost have been apparent lately, as the Huskers more than held their own through a tough stretch on the schedule. Their record has yet to reflect the progress, though, ...

Vikings expected to bring pressure vs. Panthers QB Darnold

By The Associated Press undefined MINNESOTA (2-3) at CAROLINA (3-2) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox OPENING LINE: Vikings by 1, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Vikings 2-3, Panthers 3-2. SERIES RECORD: Vikings lead 9-6. LAST MEETING: Vikings beat Panthers 28-27 on Nov. 29, ...

Panthers, Vikings look to solve 2nd-half lulls on offense

By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The game between the Minnesota Vikings and Carolina Panthers on Sunday might just come down to who can score a touchdown in the second half. Both teams have struggled coming out of the locker room at halftime this year. For the Panthers ...

Panthers’ McCaffrey doesn’t practice because of hamstring

By The Associated Press undefined Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey did not practice Thursday, a sign that he could miss his third straight game while trying to rehab from a hamstring injury. The 2019 All-Pro running back had participated in four straight practices for the Panthers on ...

Weekly state high school football rankings

By The Associated Press Minneapolis (AP) — The Associated Press state high school football polls for the week of October 13, first-place votes in parentheses, record and total points as voted upon by a statewide panel of prep sports writers: Class 6A School Total Points Prv 1. Lakeville ...

Panthers’ Rhule: McCaffrey ’50-50′ for Sunday vs. Vikings

By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Matt Rhule said running back Christian McCaffrey is "50-50" for Carolina's game against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. McCaffrey has missed Carolina's last two games with a hamstring injury. The Panthers (3-2) have lost ...

Half empty: Vikings offense dissects post-halftime problems

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The bye week is usually when coaches around the NFL dive deep into strategic evaluation and reassessment they can put to good use over the remainder of the season. Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer gave his offensive staff an early ...

Minnesota HS football coach resigns amid investigation

PROCTOR, Minn. (AP) — The football coach at a Minnesota high school has resigned amid a police investigation into player misconduct on his team. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that Derek Parendo resigned from his coaching and teaching jobs at Proctor High School on Monday. He had ...

Dream picks longtime WNBA player Tanisha Wright as new coach

By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Dream hired longtime WNBA player Tanisha Wright as its new head coach on Tuesday, looking to bring stability to a team that struggled under two interim coaches this past season. The 37-year-old Wright played 14 seasons with the ...

Wild set roster by putting rookie LW Boldy on injured list

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild placed rookie left wing Matt Boldy on the injured non-roster list with a broken ankle as they set their roster Tuesday to start the regular season. Boldy, a 2019 first-round draft pick and one of the team's top prospects, was hurt in a preseason game ...

Emerging Edwards gives Towns, T-wolves infusion of optimism

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As the face of the franchise for the NBA's most frequent loser, Karl-Anthony Towns has endured a lot more downs than ups over six-plus tumultuous years with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Emerging from the fog of their most recent setbacks ...