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DeVries scores 21 to lead Drake over St. Thomas (MN) 74-64

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Tucker DeVries had 21 points as Drake defeated St. Thomas of Minnesota 74-64 on Sunday. ShanQuan Hemphill had 17 points and seven rebounds for Drake (5-3), which earned its fifth consecutive home victory. Garrett Sturtz added 17 points. D.J. Wilkins had 12 ...

Willis’ 3 keeps Minnesota unbeaten, tops Mississippi State

STARKVILLE, Miss (AP) — Payton Willis hit a 3-pointer with 17 seconds left to retake the lead and added two free throws as Minnesota remained undefeated with an 81-76 win over Mississippi State on Sunday afternoon. Mississippi State never led and trailed by 14 midway through the second half ...

Minnesota set to play West Virginia in Guaranteed Rate Bowl

The Associated Press undefined Minnesota (8-4, Big Ten) vs. West Virginia (6-6, Big 12), Dec. 28, 10:15 p.m. ET LOCATION: Phoenix TOP PLAYERS Minnesota: LB Jack Gibbens, team-leading 86 tackles, 4 1/2 tackles-for-loss, three pass break-ups. West Virginia: RB Leddie Brown, 1,065 yards ...

Vikings throw away key victory with late defensive collapse

By DAVE HOGG Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings are perfectly aware of what they wasted on Sunday afternoon. Needing a win to maintain a solid chance at an NFC playoff spot, they had things under control. With 1:50 to play and a 27-23 lead, all they had to do was stop the ...

Nets escape Timberwolves 110-105 behind Durant’s 30

DENIS P. GORMAN Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 30 points, including the clinching jumper with 11 seconds left, and the Brooklyn Nets held off the Minnesota Timberwolves 110-105 on Friday night. Durant was 12 of 13 on free throws and Patty Mills added 23 points for the ...

Vikings bring DT Tomlinson back from COVID-19 reserve list

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings activated defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson from the COVID-19 reserve list on Thursday, a welcomed boost for their depleted defense. Tomlinson was back at practice after sitting out the previous 10 days. He missed the game at San Francisco last week, ...

Kaprizov scores twice, Wild roll to 5-2 win against Devils

By BRIAN HALL Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Kirill Kaprizov had two goals and an assist as the Minnesota Wild kept rolling with a 5-2 win against the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night. Ryan Hartman had a goal and two assists, and Rem Pitlick and Dmitry Kulikov also scored for ...

Twins start rotation rebuild, sign Dylan Bundy to $5M deal

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins signed right-hander Dylan Bundy to a $5 million, one-year contract on Wednesday, taking their first step toward rebuilding a depleted rotation. Bundy will make $4 million in 2022. His deal comes with an $11 million ...

Safe at home: Buxton relishes comfort of staying with Twins

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first offer came from the Minnesota Twins nearly five years ago, initiating their attempt to sign center fielder Byron Buxton to a long-term contract and keep a potential superstar from reaching free agency and a bidding frenzy on the ...

Vikings need Smith to keep up strong return from COVID-19

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Harrison Smith has made a noticeable impact in his return to the Minnesota secondary following a sudden, COVID-19-forced absence. With the depleted state of their defense, the Vikings could use several more similar performances from ...

Wizards beat Timberwolves 115-107; Towns hurt late

By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Montrezl Harrell scored 27 points and Bradley Beal added 19 to lift the Washington Wizards to a 115-107 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night. Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns had to leave the game with 2:14 ...

Greenway, Kaprizov lead the way as Wild beat Coyotes 5-2

By BRIAN HALL Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jordan Greenway had a goal and two assists, Kirill Kaprizov scored and Kaapo Kahkonen made 29 saves as the Minnesota Wild beat the Arizona Coyotes 5-2 on Tuesday night. Joel Eriksson Ek, Jonas Brodin and Marcus Foligno also scored for ...

Lions RB D’Andre Swift’s banged-up shoulder still hurting

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The winless Detroit Lions may be without their best player against the Minnesota Vikings. Detroit coach Dan Campbell said Monday that running back D'Andre Swift's injured shoulder is still sore, adding it's hard to envision him playing on Sunday. Campbell said the ...

Still-viable Vikings making season harder than it has to be

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have been as relentless as any team in the league this year, with all six of their defeats decided by one score. Each time they've teetered on the edge of being done for, in a game or in this season, they've ...

Vikings deem Dalvin Cook ‘day to day’ with shoulder injury

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook's availability this week for the game at winless Detroit is in doubt because of an injury to his left shoulder, but coach Mike Zimmer stopped short on Monday of confirming a long-term ...

Towns, Edwards push Timberwolves to 100-98 win over Pacers

By BRIAN HALL Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns scored 16 of his 32 points in the third quarter and Anthony Edwards added 21 as the Minnesota Timberwolves rallied for a 100-98 win against the Indiana Pacers on Monday night. The Timberwolves trailed by 12 early in the ...

Minnesota chops down No. 18 Wisconsin 23-13 to take back Axe

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's fans gleefully converged on the field as Paul Bunyan's Axe was slowly paraded through the crowd, eager for a peek at this long-sought trophy that has gone so often to Wisconsin. The Gophers' defense swarmed the field like that ...

Timberwolves spoil Embiid’s 76ers return with 2OT victory

By AARON BRACY Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — D'Angelo Russell scored 35 points and had a decisive steal and assist in the final seconds of the second overtime in the Minnesota Timberwolves' 121-120 victory over Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night. Embiid had 42 ...

Trammell, Economou lift Seattle past St. Thomas (MN) 81-64

SEATTLE (AP) — Darrion Trammell had 18 points to lead five Seattle players in double figures as the Redhawks beat St. Thomas (MN) 81-64 on Saturday night. Rip Economou added 14 points for the Redhawks. Viktor Rajkovic chipped in 12, Cameron Tyson scored 11 and Riley Grigsby had 10. Economou ...

Hartman scores in 3rd straight; Wild beat Lightning 4-2

By BRIAN HALL Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Ryan Hartman broke a 2-all tie midway through the third period, and the Minnesota Wild beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2 on Sunday. Hartman scored for the third straight game and has goals in five of the last six games to give him 12 on ...