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Kalscheur, Gophers knock off Louisville 86-76

Mar. 22, 2019 4:14 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Minnesota found its elusive 3-point stroke just in time to give coach Richard Pitino the NCAA Tournament win he'd been seeking for years. The 10th-seeded Gophers won their first NCAA Tournament game in six seasons behind 24 points from freshman Gabe Kalscheur, who helped Minnesota...

5-0 Big Ten start yields rare 2nd-round matchup in NCAAs

Mar. 22, 2019 3:02 AM EDT

Already appearing drained by Michigan State's difficult victory over the upset seekers from Bradley , coach Tom Izzo winced a little more in his postgame interview on the court when the subject turned to the next opponent for the Spartans in the East Region. Sure, Minnesota is the No. 10 seed that had a losing...

NCAA Latest: Michigan cruising in matchup with Montana

Mar. 21, 2019 10:57 PM EDT

The Latest on the first round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 10:45 p.m. Second-seeded Michigan is having no problem in its opening game of the NCAA Tournament against 15th-seeded Montana. The Wolverines, the national runners-up last year, have gotten 11 points and seven rebounds from Charles Matthews...

Walker, Bridges lead Hornets past Timberwolves, 113-106

Mar. 21, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Miles Bridges had plenty of reasons to party. He turned 21 years old, his college team, Michigan State, won its first-round game in the NCAA Tournament and he recorded his first career NBA double-double. So what was the rookie going to do to celebrate? "Go to bed," Bridges said with...

Status for Indians' Lindor for opening day still uncertain

Mar. 21, 2019 9:43 PM EDT

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — With a hop off his feet turning a double play and by driving a ball nearly over the fence, Indians three-time All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor moved closer to returning from a right calf strain. Yet his status for opening day on March 28 at Minnesota remains uncertain. Batting...

Legislative panel debates Walz 70 percent gas tax hike plan

Mar. 21, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Legislature began work in earnest Thursday on Gov. Tim Walz's transportation plan, including his hotly disputed proposal to raise the state's gasoline tax by 70 percent. A House transportation committee gave the Democratic governor's plan its first hearing. Supporters...

Minnesota's famed winter isn't what it used to be

Mar. 21, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Bundled up against the icy cold and drifting snow, Don Olson has tended the trail of a popular cross-country ski race in Minnesota for years. Fixing problem spots on the Vasaloppet's route often meant braving the freezing temperatures and frigid winds that have always defined this state....

The Latest: Minnesota to help Nebraska flood fight

Mar. 20, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on Midwest flooding (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has signed an emergency executive order to provide aerial assistance to flood-stricken Nebraska. The order came after Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts requested Minnesota Army National Guard helicopter...

Vikings sign ex-Titans guard Josh Kline for thin O-line

Mar. 20, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have signed former Tennessee right guard Josh Kline for their thin offensive line. Kline's three-year deal, valued at $15.75 million, was done Wednesday as Kline finished a visit to team headquarters. Kline's streak of 46 games started is the longest active run...

Twins start fresh with rookie manager Baldelli in dugout

Mar. 20, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins hired the youngest manager in the major leagues. They remade the right side of the infield. There will be a new closer, too, should rookie skipper Rocco Baldelli decide to designate a particular reliever for ninth-inning duty. Starting fresh doesn't necessarily mean...