MN State Sports

Koivu injury further complicates trade deadline for Wild

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Their hold on a spot in the playoffs hardly firm, the Minnesota Wild’s streak of six straight postseason appearances took a hit when captain Mikko Koivu tore the ACL and meniscus in his right knee. For the 35-year-old Koivu, who ...

Edwards scores 17 to lead No. 17 Purdue over Minnesota 73-63

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Carsen Edwards found his shot just in time. The Purdue guard scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half to lead the No. 17 Boilermakers to a 73-63 victory over Minnesota on Sunday. "Carsen needed the ball to go in, he needed to feel better about himself," ...

Minnesota knocks off Big 10 leader No. 17 Rutgers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kenisha Bell and Destiny Pitts both scored nine fourth-quarter points and Minnesota held off No. 17 Rutgers, the Big Ten leader, 60-46 on Sunday. Bell finished with 19 points, nine at the free-throw line, Pitts had 14, Brunson 13 and Taiye Bello had 11 points with a ...

Towns sinks Grizzlies, Wolves win in OT

By Brian Hall Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns scored all 16 of his points after halftime, including a buzzer-beating desperation shot in overtime to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves over the Memphis Grizzlies 99-97 on Wednesday night. Memphis led twice during ...

Martin Perez, Twins finalize $4M, 1-year contract

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Twins and former Texas left-hander Martin Perez have finalized a one-year contract that guarantees $4 million, Minnesota’s first offseason acquisition for the rotation. Perez gets a $3.5 million salary this year, and the Twins have a $7.5 million option for 2020 with ...

Mitchell scores 29 to lead Jazz past Timberwolves 125-111

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Donovan Mitchell had 29 points and Ricky Rubio added 18 points with eight assists to send the surging Utah Jazz past the Minnesota Timberwolves 125-111 on Sunday night. After going 2 of 12 in the first half, Mitchell scored 13 points in the third quarter to help hold off a ...

Mitchell scores 24, Jazz outlast Timberwolves 106-102

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 24 points and had a career-high 11 assists and the Utah Jazz outlasted the short-handed Minnesota Timberwolves 106-102 on Friday night. Rudy Gobert, who was a game-time decision with a sore hamstring, had 18 points and 16 rebounds, and Kyle ...

Whitish, late run lead Nebraska women past No. 23 Minnesota

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Sam Haiby had 16 points off the bench and Hannah Whitish scored 10 of her 12 in the fourth quarter to help Nebraska rally and beat No. 23 Minnesota 63-57 Sunday night. Whitish sandwiched a pair of 3-pointers around two free throws by Minnesota's Kenisha Bell before ...

Rose hits last-second, Timberwolves beat Suns 116-114

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derrick Rose hit an 18-footer with 0.6 seconds left to give the Minnesota Timberwolves a 116-114 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night. Rose scored 29 of his 31 points in the seconds to help Minnesota overcome an 11-point deficit. Karl-Anthony Towns had 28 of his ...

Van Riemsdyk’s hat trick leads Flyers past Wild

By Aaron Bracy Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — James van Riemsdyk recorded a hat trick, and Nolan Patrick had two goals and two assists to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 7-4 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Monday night. Wayne Simmonds also had two goals for the Flyers. It was ...

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 ...