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Re-tooled Ducks snap 12-game skid, top Wild 3-0

Jan. 17, 2019 11:55 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Burdened with a franchise-record losing streak, the Anaheim Ducks got a spark after a roster makeover. The Minnesota Wild were left reeling after the trade of a popular teammate. John Gibson made 37 saves for his second shutout of the season, Adam Henrique and Rickard Rakell scored...

Bell nets 25, No. 23 Minnesota women end 4-game skid 78-50

Jan. 17, 2019 10:24 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Kenisha Bell had 25 points and 10 assists and No. 23 Minnesota ended a four-game losing streak with a wire-to-wire 78-50 win over Wisconsin on Thursday night. Annalese Lamke added 15 points and Taiye Bello 14, with both grabbing nine rebounds, as the Golden Gophers (13-4, 2-4 Big Ten)...

Wild trade Niederreiter to Hurricanes for Rask

Jan. 17, 2019 6:22 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — After patiently approaching his season in charge of the Minnesota Wild, general manager Paul Fenton has taken his first steps toward remaking the roster. If the Wild don't pick up the pace in the Western Conference race, more moves could be coming soon. The Wild traded left wing Nino...

Minnesota mom charged after toddler tumble caught on video

Jan. 17, 2019 6:13 PM EST

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors in Minnesota have charged a woman whose 2-year-old child tumbled from the back seat of a moving vehicle while still strapped in a car seat. Forty-year-old Maimuna Hassan of Mankato was charged Thursday with child endangerment, failing to properly secure a child passenger...

Status of Lynx star Maya Moore for '19 WNBA season uncertain

Jan. 17, 2019 5:44 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore's availability for the upcoming season is uncertain. Lynx head coach and general manager Cheryl Reeve said Thursday that the organization has been "in close contact" with the five-time first team All-WNBA honoree. The Lynx and Moore "together are deciding...

Key Democrat wants answers from EPA on Minnesota mine plan

Jan. 17, 2019 4:19 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum wants to know why the federal Environmental Protection Agency opted against filing formal comments with Minnesota regulators when the state was considering whether to issue a key water pollution permit for the PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern...

Illinois snaps 5-game skid, routs Minnesota 95-68

Jan. 17, 2019 12:24 AM EST

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Giorgi Bezhanishvili found a unique way to relay the importance of Illinois' performance Wednesday night against Minnesota. "Ayo's got a birthday tomorrow," the 6-foot-9 freshman said, placing an arm around fellow freshman Ayo Dosunmu. "This was the birthday gift for him." It was a...

Jaguars hire DeFilippo as OC, fill remaining staff positions

Jan. 16, 2019 5:54 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — John DeFilippo got his first NFL job working for Tom Coughlin, serving as a quality control coach for the New York Giants in 2005-06. Fourteen years later, and with a resume that includes tutoring Mark Sanchez and Carson Wentz as rookies and winning a Super Bowl with backup Nick...

Plea hearings set for 2 of 3 men accused in Mosque bombing

Jan. 16, 2019 3:07 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Two of three militia members accused of bombing a Minnesota mosque have hearings scheduled next week in federal court to change their pleas. Online court records show hearings for Michael McWhorter and Joe Morris on Jan. 24. The two men, along with Michael Hari, are accused of...

Twins trade reliever Curtiss to Angels for minor leaguer

Jan. 16, 2019 1:35 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have traded reliever John Curtiss to the Los Angeles Angels for minor league infielder Daniel Ozoria. Curtiss pitched in 17 games for the Twins over the past two seasons, going 0-1 with a 7.20 ERA in 15 innings. He walked six and struck out 17. The right-hander was...