Twins, Donaldson finalize $92M deal, boost potent lineup

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and third baseman Josh Donaldson finalized their four-year, $92 million contract Wednesday that is the richest in team history for a free agent. ...

Porter helps Nuggets overtake struggling T-wolves 107-100

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Michael Porter Jr. posted his second double-double in three games with 20 points and 14 rebounds, helping the short-handed Denver Nuggets overtake the Minnesota Timberwolves 107-100...

AP source: Twins, 3B Donaldson agree to $92M, 4-year deal

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and 2015 AL MVP Josh Donaldson have agreed to a $92 million, four-year contract, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke...

Minnesota pushes sophomore Daniel Oturu as NBA prospect

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Of all the evidence from the past two decades that Minnesota has been mostly a middle-of-the-pack program, the lack of a presence in the NBA has been one of the biggest knocks again...

Oturu, Minnesota overpower Northwestern 77-68

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Daniel Oturu had 19 points, 16 rebounds and five blocks in posting his ninth double-double of the season, leading Minnesota past Northwestern 77-68 on Sunday night. ...

Finally, Wild relish chance to host Winter Classic

ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. (AP) — The day after the Minnesota Wild were officially awarded the NHL's next Winter Classic, they fittingly had practice scheduled for one of the area's many outdoor rinks. ...

Minnesota knocks off No. 3 Ohio State 84-71

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Marcus Carr scored a career-high 35 points and Daniel Oturu had 14 points and 13 rebounds, and Minnesota toppled undefeated and third-ranked Ohio State 84-71 on Sunday night for coa...

Mitchell, Jazz hand Wolves 6th straight loss, 127-116

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Donovan Mitchell had 30 points and six assists, Joe Ingles pitched in a season-high 23 points and the Utah Jazz beat Minnesota 127-116 on Wednesday to stick the Timberwolves with th...

Sack Hunter: Vikings defensive end sets relentless example

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — After the Minnesota Vikings knocked down passes on Detroit's first two plays, Danielle Hunter crouched down in his three-point stance on third-and-10 with a tight end lined up to t...

Wild defenseman Spurgeon 10 seasons into size-defying career

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The defining moment of Jared Spurgeon's hockey career came when he was just 13: His peewee coach in Edmonton moved him from forward to defenseman. There was no...

Ducks top Wild 3-2 in shootout

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Rickard Rickell and Max Comtois scored in the shootout for Anaheim, and the Ducks fended off the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Tuesday night for their first win in their last six road g...

AP Source: Twins, Pineda agree to 2-year, $20M deal

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and starting pitcher Michael Pineda agreed Thursday to a two-year, $20 million contract to bring the right-hander back after a suspension for a banned diuretic, ...

Wiggins leads Wolves with 30 points in 129-114 win vs. Spurs

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Wiggins kept up his early season surge with 30 points on 12-for-23 shooting, and the Minnesota Timberwolves handed the San Antonio Spurs their third straight loss, 129-114 on...

No. 13 Minnesota tops No. 5 PSU 31-26 in match of unbeatens

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's Jordan Howden picked off Sean Clifford in the end zone with 1:01 left, the third interception thrown by Penn State's quarterback, and the 13th-ranked Gophers held on for...

Set-to-debut Carr made best of season on Gophers scout team

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The waiting for Marcus Carr is over. Minnesota's new point guard finally gets to take the court. "He just wants to play someone different," Gophers teammate Gabe K...