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...

O'Reilly scores overtime winner, Blues beat Wild 4-3

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Ryan O'Reilly scored 2:27 into overtime and the St. Louis Blues beat the reeling Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Saturday night for their fourth straight win. The defend...

Wiggins leads Wolves past Heat 116-109 with late 3 barrage

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Wiggins made four 3-pointers in the final six minutes, finishing with 25 points to propel the undefeated Minnesota Timberwolves to a 116-109 victory over the Miami Heat on Su...

Galaxy beat Minnesota United 2-1, move on to face LAFC

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Sebastian Lletget and Jonathan dos Santos scored four minutes apart midway through the second half, leading the Los Angeles Galaxy to a 2-1 victory over Minnesota in the first r...

The Wonderwall: Minnesota United has steep backing behind it

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — When Minnesota United takes the pitch for the franchise's first match in the MLS playoffs, the Loons will have a stadium full of fired-up fans behind them. If ...

Cousins, Diggs fly past Eagles in Vikings' 38-20 win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kirk Cousins threw to Stefon Diggs for three of his four touchdowns, racking up a season-high 333 passing yards as the Minnesota Vikings ravaged the Philadelphia Eagles secondary in...

Boxall's header gives Minnesota United 1-1 draw with LAFC

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Michael Boxall scored the tying goal with a no-look header in the 75th minute for Minnesota United, which took a 1-1 draw with MLS-leading Los Angeles FC on Sunday night but fel...

Cruz hits 2 of 4 homers by Twins in 8-5 win over Royals

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit two of Minnesota's four home runs and matched his season high with five RBIs, igniting another impressive power display by the first-place Twins during an 8-5 victor...

Twins top White Sox 9-8 on bases-loaded hit by pitch in 12th

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ronald Torreyes was hit by a bases-loaded pitch in a three-run 12th inning to give the Minnesota Twins a 9-8 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night that kept their lead...