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Minnesota beats Iowa 3-0 to reach Big Ten semifinals

May. 25, 2019 2:17 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Eli Wilson had two hits and drove in two runs, helping Minnesota eliminate Iowa in the Big Ten tournament with a 3-0 victory on Friday night. Wilson had an RBI single in the third inning and an RBI double in the ninth inning for the fourth-seeded Gophers (28-26), who advanced to meet...

Rosario, homer-happy Twins romp past White Sox 11-4

May. 25, 2019 1:17 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Though they're not yet one-third of the way through the season, the Minnesota Twins have been putting on quite the show. These first 50 games were packed with big hits and broken records. Eddie Rosario went 4 for 5 with three RBIs and one of three home runs in another powerful romp by...

Home sweet home: NHL execs flock back to familiar franchises

May. 24, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Brodeur has been back with the New Jersey Devils for eight months and only walked by his statue once. It's harder to avoid his banner hanging from the arena rafters. Brodeur returning to the place he spent the majority of his career sparked a recent run of executives going home to...

Twins tie team record with 8 homers in 16-7 win over Angels

May. 23, 2019 9:39 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — C.J. Cron believed in spring training that the Minnesota Twins were going to have a good offense this season. Their hitting hasn't just been good, it has been powerful. The Twins tied a franchise record with eight home runs and beat the Los Angeles Angels 16-7 on Thursday to complete...

Ex-Minnesota cop convicted of murder sued over traffic stop

May. 23, 2019 7:15 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis man is suing a former police officer recently convicted of murder for allegedly pointing a gun at him during a traffic stop. Brian Oman contends former Officer Mohamed Noor and another officer wrongfully pulled him over in May 2017. Oman says Noor pointed his gun at the...

Minnesota woman indicted in husband's fatal shooting

May. 23, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

MANTORVILLE, Minn. (AP) — A grand jury in Minnesota indicted a 57-year-old woman who authorities allege fatally shot her husband before fleeing to Florida and killing a woman there. The Dodge County grand jury on Wednesday indicted Lois Riess on first- and second-degree murder charges. Riess is accused of...

Minnesota upsets top-seeded Indiana 9-4

May. 23, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Jordan Kozicky and Eli Wilson each drove in two runs and Minnesota upset top-seeded Indiana 9-4 on Thursday, knocking the Hoosiers out of the Big Ten Tournament with back-to-back losses. Kozicky and Wilson helped power Minnesota's three-run fifth inning by driving in runs. Wilson made it...

Modano returns to NHL roots in Minnesota, as Wild adviser

May. 23, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Mike Modano has decided to return to his NHL roots in Minnesota. The Hall of Fame center was named Thursday as the executive adviser to Wild owner Craig Leipold and president Matt Majka, a newly created position that Modano will assume on Sept. 1. Leipold and Modano often...

Woman shot by Minneapolis cop sounds breathless in 911 calls

May. 23, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A woman who was fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer in July 2017 was breathless and sounded concerned when she called 911 minutes before she was killed. Audio recordings of Justine Ruszczyk Damond's two 911 calls were made public Thursday, as a judge began granting access to the...

Huskers strike early, beat Gophers 8-2 in Big Ten Tournament

May. 23, 2019 1:20 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Spencer Schwellenbach's bases-loaded double highlighted Nebraska's five-run third inning, and the fifth-seeded Cornhuskers went on to beat No. 4 seed Minnesota 8-2 in the Big Ten Tournament on Wednesday night. Matt Waldron (6-3) scattered six singles, walked none and struck out nine in 7...