WASHINGTON (AP) — An uneven start to the season for the Minnesota Timberwolves turned even worse when Karl-Anthony Towns had to be helped off the court in the third quarter at Washington. He wasn't putting any weight on his right leg.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis scored a career-high 41 points, including 29 in the first half, and the Washington Wizards beat Minnesota 142-127 on Monday night after Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony-Towns was helped off the court in the third quarter with a right leg injury.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Sean Pedulla scored 17 points and Justyn Mutts scored 16 and Virginia Tech beat Minnesota 67-57 in an ACC/Big Ten Challenge game Monday night.
Pharrel Payne dunked to pull the Golden Gophers into a 22-all tie with more than six minutes left in the first half, but Pedulla drilled a 3 to spark a 13-0 Virginia Tech run, scoring all but two points in the outburst, as the Hokies cruised into intermission with a 39-27 advantage.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Rookie Minnesota Vikings cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. had knee surgery to repair meniscus damage and will be sidelined indefinitely, coach Kevin O'Connell announced on Monday.
Booth was held out of Minnesota's win over New England last week because of his injury.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins owner Jim Pohlad has handed day-to-day operations of the club to his nephew Joe Pohlad, the third generation of family leadership of the franchise.
Jim Pohlad announced the transition in a letter to staff on Monday and made public by the Twins.
RED LAKE, Minn. (AP) — Officials in northern Minnesota said roughly 200 people were rescued Monday after they became trapped when an ice chunk broke free on Upper Red Lake.
The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office said on its Facebook page that it got a 911 call about midday Monday from people who were ice fishing who reported that a large chunk of ice broke free from the shoreline, stranding about 100 people.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Monday that a state board must reconsider its rejection of a substitute teaching license for the former police officer who shot and killed Philando Castile in 2016.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Hall of Famers Chipper Jones, Greg Maddux, Jack Morris and Ryne Sandberg are among 16 members of the contemporary baseball era committee that will meet Sunday to consider the Cooperstown fate of an eight-man ballot that includes Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Rafael Palmeiro.
Minnesota Timberwolves (10-10, 10th in the Western Conference) vs. Washington Wizards (10-10, eighth in the Eastern Conference)
Washington; Monday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: Wizards -1.5; over/under is 223
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Stephen Curry had 25 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, Jordan Poole pitched in 24 points off the bench and the Golden State Warriors used a 47-point first quarter to spark a 137-114 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Kirill Kaprizov had a goal and two assists to establish a career-high nine-game point streak and the Minnesota Wild held off the Arizona Coyotes 4-3 Sunday.
Sam Steel, Jared Spurgeon and Matt Boldy also scored for the Wild, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 20 saves.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lindsay Whalen, who helped the Minnesota Lynx win four WNBA championships, will be inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame next spring as part of a five-member class.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck understood one of his major assignments upon taking this job was to alter the balance of power in the Gophers’ rivalry with Wisconsin.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin won’t have leading rusher Braelon Allen available for the Badgers’ regular-season finale Saturday with Minnesota.
The Badgers’ pregame status report lists Allen as out due to an injured right leg.
Arizona Coyotes (6-8-1, seventh in the Central Division) vs. Minnesota Wild (7-7-2, sixth in the Central Division)
Saint Paul, Minnesota; Sunday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Central Division foes meet when the Minnesota Wild play the Arizona Coyotes.
Golden State Warriors (10-10, 11th in the Western Conference) vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (10-9, 10th in the Western Conference)
Minneapolis; Sunday, 3:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Stephen Curry leads Golden State into a matchup against Minnesota.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Calle Jarnkrok scored the go-ahead goal midway through the second period, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat Minnesota 4-3 on Friday and spoiled Wild goalie Marc-Andre Fleury's return to the net.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Somewhere along the line this season after Kevin O'Connell was hired as Minnesota's coach, Kirk Cousins found the consistent winning touch in the clutch that too often was missing for him.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hunter Henry was ruled on the field to have secured a tough catch at the goal line for what would have been a third-quarter touchdown to give the New England Patriots the lead late in the third quarter at Minnesota.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have quickly become a confident and resilient team under rookie coach Kevin O'Connell and his staff, and they sure showed it in this short week.
Kirk Cousins threw for 299 yards and three touchdowns, the last a go-ahead score to Adam Thielen with 9:34 left to push Minnesota past the New England Patriots in a 33-26 victory Thursday night.
Toronto Maple Leafs (9-5-3, second in the Atlantic Division) vs. Minnesota Wild (7-7-2, fifth in the Central Division)
Saint Paul, Minnesota; Friday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Minnesota Wild host the Toronto Maple Leafs after Marcus Foligno scored two goals in the Wild's 6-1 win against the Winnipeg Jets.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (AP) — Keshon Gilbert scored 17 points, EJ Harkless added 16 and UNLV cruised to a 71-62 victory over Minnesota on Wednesday night in the SoCal Challenge to remain undefeated.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Marcus Foligno scored twice and Filip Gustavsson made 28 saves as the Minnesota Wild took down the Winnipeg Jets 6-1 on Wednesday night.
Matt Boldy added a goal and two assists for the Wild, and Kirill Kaprizov extended his point streak to seven games with a power-play goal 28 seconds into the third period.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns scored 23 points — nine of them in a row in a key third-quarter run — and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Indiana Pacers 115-101 on Wednesday night.
Minnesota has won five in a row, four of them on the road, to improve to 10-8.
The Associated Press polls for Minnesota girls' high school hockey, provided by Let's Play Hockey newspaper:
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The New York Rangers traded enforcer Ryan Reaves to the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday for a 2025 fifth-round pick.
Reaves had been a healthy scratch for eight of the past 12 games for the Rangers.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first regular-season game Kevin O'Connell participated in during his fleeting NFL playing career came in late-game relief for New England in a rare lopsided loss.
The Patriots had a bye the following week, and sure enough coach Bill Belichick had them ready for a bounce-back victory.
Minnesota (7-4, 4-4 Big Ten) at Wisconsin (6-5, 4-4), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Wisconsin by 3
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democrats hope to use their newfound political control in some states to guarantee that women have access to abortion, while some GOP strongholds may temper their efforts to deepen restrictions after poorer-than-expected results in the midterms.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The trouble Kirk Cousins had in Minnesota's game with the Dallas pass rush won't just go away on its own.
In his usual upbeat way, Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck tried to come to terms with how his team's Big Ten title chances slipped away.
“There are some things that we look back on, and you’re always going to circle one or two plays, but none of us wanted it to happen the way that it happened, but it happened," he said.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Wisconsin company that cleans hundreds of meatpacking plants nationwide is defending itself against allegations that it employed more than two dozen minors working overnight shifts cleaning massive saws, grinding machines and other dangerous processing equipment at three slaughterhouses.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota State Fair will get a new general manager with Jerry Hammer's announcement that he's stepping down after 26 years in the job.
Hammer told the Minneapolis Star Tribune it's “a gift” to have had the job for such a long time.
RICHFIELD, Minn. (AP) _ Best Buy Co. (BBY) on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $277 million.
The Richfield, Minnesota-based company said it had net income of $1.22 per share.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) _ IMedia Brands, Inc. (IMBI) on Tuesday reported a loss of $21.3 million in its fiscal third quarter.
On a per-share basis, the Eden Prairie, Minnesota-based company said it had a loss of 72 cents.
DENVER (AP) — The most lopsided trade in NFL history sent Herschel Walker to Minnesota for two fistfuls of players and draft picks that served as the pillars of the Dallas Cowboys' dynasty of the 1990s.
Winnipeg Jets (9-4-1, third in the Central Division) vs. Minnesota Wild (7-7-2, sixth in the Central Division)
Saint Paul, Minnesota; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Winnipeg Jets visit the Minnesota Wild after the Jets knocked off the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 in overtime.
Minnesota Timberwolves (9-8, 10th in the Western Conference) vs. Indiana Pacers (10-6, fourth in the Eastern Conference)
Indianapolis; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Minnesota will try to keep its three-game road win streak alive when the Timberwolves play Indiana.
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (AP) — Dawson Garcia's jumper with five seconds left in overtime lifted Minnesota to a 62-61 win over California Baptist in the opening game of the SoCal Challenge, Surf Division on Monday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns had 25 points and Anthony Edwards scored 10 of his 22 in the third quarter as the Minnesota Timberwolves outlasted the shorthanded Miami Heat for a 105-101 victory Monday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mohamed Ibrahim was having a hard time realizing how remarkable of a game he had just played for Minnesota, with the sting of another loss to rival Iowa only an hour old.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The NFL this season is as competitive as ever, with all-time record rates of close games and comeback wins. Only a scant few teams are either out of contention or way ahead of the pack.
The Associated Press polls for Minnesota girls' high school hockey, provided by Let's Play Hockey newspaper:
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Jerry Jones is talking Super Bowl after the Dallas owner watched the Cowboys dismantle Minnesota while ending the Vikings' seven-game winning streak.
The outspoken and often-too-optimistic Jones has stayed away from such bold thoughts as the years without even a trip to the NFC championship game have piled up (this is 27).
The Associated Press poll for Minnesota boys' high school hockey, provided by Let's Play Hockey newspaper.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Lined up on the edge on Minnesota's first pass play, Micah Parsons worked around Vikings left tackle Christian Darrisaw and pursued quarterback Kirk Cousins from his blind side.
The Dallas Cowboys linebacker swatted the ball away from Cousins for a strip-sack.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys had some hard conversations with each other after their collapse last week at Green Bay.
They took out all that frustration and then some on the Minnesota Vikings, who might need a serious talk themselves after their seven-game winning streak came to a screeching halt.