With 21 points, Willis leads Minnesota past Wisconsin 70-52

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Payton Willis scored a career-high 21 points on 5-for-7 shooting from 3-point range to lead Minnesota's romp past rival Wisconsin 70-52 on Wednesday night. Daniel ...

Davison's return to Badgers sure to be jeered by Gopher fans

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Brad Davison is one of the many Minnesota natives who have crossed the border to play for Wisconsin, a sure path to enemy status in college sports. The junior guar...

Pastrnak's NHL-best 38th goal caps 6-1 Bruins romp past Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — NHL scoring leader David Pastrnak matched his career high with his 38th goal, Torey Krug scored twice and the Boston Bruins had three power-play goals in the second period to su...

Wild return from break ready to make final push for playoffs

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild were playing at the beginning of the season like they were destined for the draft lottery, with the possibility of a high first-round pick hovering as a tanta...

Reeling Timberwolves try to pivot away from record collapse

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves coach Ryan Saunders was eager to work after a restless night, a lack of sleep that was not attributable to the nocturnal habits of his 7-month-old son. ...

No. 11 Michigan State sweeps Minnesota with 70-52 win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cassius Winston had 18 points and eight assists to help 11th-ranked Michigan State cruise to a second victory over Minnesota in three weeks, 70-52 on Sunday. Xavie...

Twins express confidence in rotation that carries questions

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins set a major league record for home runs last season. They created a bigger buzz with their recent signing of star third baseman Josh Donaldson to a $92 million, ...

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...