5-0 Big Ten start yields rare 2nd-round matchup in NCAAs

Already appearing drained by Michigan State's difficult victory over the upset seekers from Bradley , coach Tom Izzo winced a little more in his postgame interview on the court when the subject turned...

Curry leads Warriors past Wolves 117-107, into 1st in West

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 22 of his 36 points in the third quarter and Klay Thompson pitched in with 28 points, giving the Golden State Warriors more than enough production to beat the f...

Stars overcome Bishop's injury in 4-1 win vs. Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Radek Faksa, Roope Hintz and Joel L'Esperance scored for Dallas in a span of 2:22 early in the second period, and the Stars hung on for a 4-1 win over the Minnesota Wild after g...

NCAA committee convenes with extra attention for LSU

One of the trickiest teams to evaluate this week for the NCAA Tournament selection committee will be wiretap-tainted LSU. The ninth-ranked Tigers, who won the SEC regular season for ...

Johansen scores in shootout, Predators beat Wild 3-2

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Ryan Johansen scored in the fourth round of the shootout on Sunday night to give the Nashville Predators a 3-2 victory over Minnesota and stop the Wild's winning streak at five ...

Fenton ramps up roster revamp as Wild still chase playoffs

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The patience Minnesota Wild general manager Paul Fenton exercised last summer during his first offseason in charge has yielded to a more aggressive approach. F...

Towns leads T-wolves past Kings 112-105

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns had 34 points and 21 rebounds in his return from the concussion protocol, helping the Minnesota Timberwolves stave off the Sacramento Kings for a 112-105 victory ...

Towns leads T-wolves past Kings 112-105

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns had 34 points and 21 rebounds in his return from the concussion protocol, helping the Minnesota Timberwolves stave off the Sacramento Kings for a 112-105 victory ...

Towns returns to Wolves lineup after harrowing highway crash

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — All-Star center Karl-Anthony Towns has been cleared to return to the Minnesota Timberwolves following a highway automobile crash he called himself fortunate to have escaped alive. ...

Donato's goal in OT gives Wild 2-1 win vs. Blues

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Ryan Donato scored with 2:31 left in overtime to lead the Minnesota Wild past the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Sunday night for their third straight victory. Donato,...

Koivu 'totally confident' in return from ACL surgery

Leaning on his crutches, just six days after reconstructive surgery on his right knee, Mikko Koivu was asked if he had concern about his ability to return to the Minnesota Wild next season at age 36. ...

Oilers stop 6-game losing streak with 4-1 win over Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Darnell Nurse gave reeling Edmonton an early boost by scoring 2:15 into the first period, and the Oilers stopped a six-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory Thursday night over ...

Koivu injury further complicates trade deadline for Wild

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 meniscu...

No. 19 Wisconsin holds off Minnesota 56-51; 6th win in a row

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ethan Happ had 15 points and 13 rebounds to help No. 19 Wisconsin avenge a loss to Minnesota with a 56-51 victory Wednesday night, the Badgers' sixth straight win overall. ...

Jokic's triple-double helps Nuggets beat Wolves 107-106

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nikola Jokic had his 25th career triple-double with 13 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists, including a late full-court pass that set up a key basket to help the Denver Nuggets hang ...