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Crawford lifts Wolves over Rubio, Jazz 100-97

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jamal Crawford scored all 17 of his points in the fourth quarter and hit a 3-pointer with 27.5 seconds to go that helped the Minnesota Timberwolves hold off the Utah Jazz 100-97 in ...

Rubio returns to Minnesota looking to turn the page

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ricky Rubio took a stroll through Minneapolis on Wednesday night, as he has so often before. For the first time, he did so as a visitor. The Twin Cities were Rubio...

AP source: Richard Jefferson, Nuggets agree to 1-year deal

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets are tinkering with their lineup on the eve of the season opener by bringing in veteran forward Richard Jefferson. A person with knowledge of the nego...

AP Source: Spurs, Aldridge agree on extension

LaMarcus Aldridge and the San Antonio Spurs have at times seemed an ill-fitting pair, with a player who spent nine years in another franchise before landing with Gregg Popovich not always looking comf...

Andrew Wiggins signs contract extension with Timberwolves

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed Andrew Wiggins to a new contract extension. The Timberwolves announced on Wednesday that the two sides had reached agreement...

Twins bringing Molitor back as manager

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins are bringing back Paul Molitor as manager after he led a historic turnaround. The Twins announced Monday that Molitor is getting a new three-ye...

Lynx capture 4th WNBA title with 85-76 win over Sparks

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota (AP) — Sylvia Fowles had 17 points and broke her own WNBA Finals record by grabbing 20 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Lynx to their fourth championship in seven years with an 85...

Mauer's resurgence central to Twins bounce-back season

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joe Mauer is the only Minnesota Twins player still swinging from the last time the team was in the postseason. After three years of injury-induced misery, Mauer's ...

WORLD SPORTS at 1330 GMT

TOP STORY: SOC--CHAMPIONS LEAGUE ROUNDUP Barcelona and Manchester United are in Champions League action on Wednesday when the pick of the eight group games is Paris...

Fowles grabs 17 rebounds, Lynx beat Sparks 70-68

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota (AP) — Sylvia Fowles grabbed a WNBA Finals-record 17 rebounds and scored 13 points to lead the Minnesota Lynx to a 70-68 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks in Game 2 on Tuesday...

Gray's jumper helps Sparks avoid collapse in Game 1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Chelsea Gray got a sliver of daylight and let a 14-foot jumper fly — Game 1 of the WNBA Finals and what would have been a dubious piece of history for the Los Angeles Sparks hanging...

Camp time! Warriors, Wolves prepare to open training camp

The Golden State Warriors were the last team standing when the NBA season closed in June. Thanks to a preseason trip to China, they are one of the first teams to get going this season as the league ge...

Lynx center Sylvia Fowles selected WNBA MVP

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota (AP) — It didn't take long for the tears to start rolling down Sylvia Fowles' cheeks, as unstoppable as the Minnesota Lynx center is in the post. The WNBA MVP ...

Phoenix and Washington rally to advance in WNBA playoffs

NEW YORK (AP) — Phoenix and Washington don't have much time to rest after pulling off double-digit comebacks to advance in the WNBA playoffs. Both teams open the semifinals on the ro...

Vikings RB Latavius Murray activated from PUP list

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Latavius Murray was finally on the practice field in purple. Riley Reiff was back to work, too. And with that, two of the Minnesota Vikings' most important offs...