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Minnesota-Ohio State rematch postponed at Big Ten Tournament

May. 25, 2019 11:40 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Minnesota's rematch with Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament has been postponed until Sunday because of the conference's curfew and the threat of inclement weather. The Gophers beat the Buckeyes 9-6 on Saturday to force a second semifinal. The winner will play Nebraska in the...

Rookie Collier scores 27, Lynx drop Sky 89-71 in opener

May. 25, 2019 10:47 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Napheesa Collier scored 27 points, the second most in WNBA history by a rookie in her debut, and the new-look Minnesota Lynx pulled away from the Chicago Sky in the second half for an 89-71 win in the season-opener for both teams Saturday night. Collier, who was the sixth pick in the...

Romain M├ętanire scores, Minnesota United beat Dynamo 1-0

May. 25, 2019 10:27 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Romain Métanire scored in the 20th minute and Vito Mannone had his fifth shutout of the season to help Minnesota United beat the Houston Dynamo 1-0 on Saturday night. Métanire scored on a strike from the right flank that deflected off midfielder Boniek García and...

Gibson cruises as Twins top White Sox 8-1

May. 25, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kyle Gibson knew he didn't have to do too much to give his slugging teammates a chance to win on Saturday, but the Minnesota Twins starting pitcher went out and threw a gem anyway. Gibson pitched seven strong innings, C.J. Cron and Ehire Adrianza each drove in four runs and the Twins...

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...