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Wolves top Pelicans 94-87 on tough 'D' after Towns fouls out

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns scored 15 of his 25 points for Minnesota in the first quarter, before fouling out in frustration and being forced to watch the Timberwolves hang on for a 96-89 vi...

Minnesota freshmen run over Maryland in 34-16 romp

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Freshmen Ky Thomas and Mar'Keise Irving became the fourth and fifth different 100-yard rushers for Minnesota this season, as the Gophers gained 326 yards on the ground in a 34-16 tr...

Analysis: Several NFL teams entering danger zone very early

While it's too early to write off any NFL team's season — oh wait, we forgot about Detroit, Houston, Miami, Jacksonville and the rotten Big Apple — there is plenty of angst spread across the lower end...

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

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. T...

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

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 ...

Edwards energizes Wolves in opening 124-106 win over Rockets

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...

As Ben Johnson takes over, Gophers put the 'new' in new look

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — New Minnesota coach Ben Johnson might have been wise to start the first practice with some get-to-know-you icebreakers before moving onto the shooting, passing and defense drills. ...

Wild surge past Jets 6-5 in OT on Eriksson Ek's hat trick

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Joel Eriksson Ek and the Minnesota Wild put on quite a show for the first full house at Xcel Energy Center in 19 months. The Wild were overwhelmed with gratitu...

Tucker, Michigan State among biggest surprises in Big Ten

Mel Tucker took over a downtrodden Michigan State program before a pandemic-shortened 2020 season. For a variety of reasons, it was one to forget in East Lansing. After a 2-5 finish...

Osborn giving Vikings' offense much-needed extra dimension

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As Kirk Cousins rolled to the right out on third down in overtime of a game the Minnesota Vikings badly needed to win, Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen were covered. ...

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

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 st...

Slip-up margin slimmed, Nebraska seeks progress at Minnesota

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 schedu...

Now question in NFL is: Does Gruden reflect broader culture?

When Shad Khan set out more than a decade ago to become the first member of an ethnic minority to own an NFL team, the Pakistani-American heard the scuttlebutt. “The conjecture was, ...

Half empty: Vikings offense dissects post-halftime problems

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. ...

Emerging Edwards gives Towns, T-wolves infusion of optimism

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 Timberwolv...