Donaldson goes deep as Twins top Cards 6-3 in home opener

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Josh Donaldson homered and drove in two runs in his Target Field debut with Minnesota, Jorge Polanco hit a two-run shot and the Twins beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 in their home ...

Will experience prevail for Wild vs. quick-strike Canucks?

The virus pause has provided the Minnesota Wild as they are currently constructed with perhaps their best and last opportunity to make a long postseason run. They caught a break when...

Michael Thompson wins 3M Open by 2 strokes in Minnesota

BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Michael Thompson birdied two of the last three holes Sunday for a 4-under 67 and a two-stroke victory in the 3M Open, finishing off his second PGA Tour win seven years after his f...

Werenski takes advantage of Thompson's late stumble; 3M tied

BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Richy Werenski birdied three of the last four holes Saturday to erase a four-stroke deficit and catch Michael Thompson for the 3M Open lead. After sharing the ha...

Thompson, Werenski share lead at 3M Open at 12 under

BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Michael Thompson and Richy Werenski topped the 3M Open leaderboard going onto the weekend, Tony Finau and Talor Gooch climbed within a stroke and stars Brooks Koepka and Tommy Fle...

Richy Werenski leads 3M Open; Dustin Johnson WDs after 78

BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Richy Werenski made a short birdie putt on the par-5 18th for an 8-under 63 and the first-round lead Thursday in the 3M Open, while Dustin Johnson withdrew because of a back injur...

After recent struggle, Johnson, Koepka seek spark at 3M Open

BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — The presence of Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka in Minnesota this week has given the fledgling 3M Open two heavy-hitting stars of the PGA Tour to headline the second edition of t...

St. Thomas can go D1; Minn. school was ousted from D3 league

The NCAA gave the University of St. Thomas permission Wednesday to jump directly from Division III to Division I, the final clearance for a bold move born out of the Minnesota private school's ejectio...

With boost from Donaldson, Twins boldly aim for World Series

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Rocco Baldelli delivered his first formal address of the 2020 season to his players, the Minnesota Twins manager was unafraid to mention the World Series. Bas...

Wild drop interim tag to make Dean Evason full-time coach

The Minnesota Wild made Dean Evason their full-time head coach on Monday, signing him to a two-year contract extension at the commencement of training camp for the restarted NHL season. ...

Healed Twins speedster Byron Buxton: 'I've got no limit'

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An array of injuries was largely responsible for the blight on the first five years of Byron Buxton's still-promising major league career, with surgery last fall to repair labrum da...

Over the Hill? Recovered lefty on track for Twins rotation

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When the Minnesota Twins signed Rich Hill from the bargain aisle of free agency last winter, they expected the left-hander to be available around midseason after his recovery from e...

Antsy big leaguers embrace impending end of extra down time

Randy Dobnak had finished making his morning omelette one day last week when his wife, Aerial, asked the Minnesota Twins pitcher to keep the eggs out so she could make a sandwich. Fo...

Virus-proofing sports facilities presents a big challenge

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The jersey-wearing camaraderie. The scent of sizzling sausages. The buzz before a big game. The distinctive atmosphere of live sports, that feeling in the air, wi...

Sports budget crunch: $4M deficit at Minnesota, $5M at W.Va.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With the end of this virus-disrupted school year drawing nearer, a predictably bleak financial outlook for major college sports has emerged from the budgeting process. ...