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Maryland's Eric Ayala (5) and a teammate double-team Minnesota's Liam Robbins, center, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Maryland gets another road upset, 63-49 vs. No. 17 Minnesota

Jan. 23, 2021 4:33 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eric Ayala had 21 points and three steals to help Maryland deliver another road upset of a ranked Big Ten opponent, a wire-to-wire 63-49 victory over No. 17 Minnesota on Saturday. Donta Scott added 15 points and 11 rebounds and Aaron Wiggins had eight points and 10 rebounds for the...

FILE - In this March 30, 2020 file photo, My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell speaks as President Donald Trump listens during a briefing about the coronavirus in the Rose Garden of the White House, in Washington. Lindell, is weighing a run for governor in Minnesota. If he follows through on a campaign, it could be an early test of where the Republican Party is headed in the post-Donald Trump era. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

MyPillow Guy among the Trump acolytes picking up the torch

Jan. 23, 2021 11:24 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Mike Lindell, better known to TV viewers as the MyPillow Guy, went to the White House last week to try to persuade President Donald Trump to keep pushing bogus theories about the election, he came away disappointed. Unexpectedly, Trump passed him — and his claims about...

Minnesota Wild's Zach Parise, center, is congratulated by Minnesota Wild's Carson Soucy, left, and Nick Bjugstad after Parise scored against San Jose goalie Devan Dubnyk in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Parise gets winner for Wild in home opener over Sharks, 4-1

Jan. 23, 2021 12:04 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Zach Parise helped arrange for Devan Dubnyk's family to attend the game. Then he scored on his friend and former teammate. Parise scored his first goal of the season to break a second-period tie, spurring the Minnesota Wild to a 4-1 victory over Dubnyk and the San Jose Sharks on...

Atlanta Hawks' Trae Young (11) handles the ball as Minnesota Timberwolves' Jaylen Nowell (4) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

Young scores 43, Capela nets triple-double in Hawks' win

Jan. 22, 2021 11:02 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Trae Young scored a season-high 43 points, Clint Capela had 13 points, 19 rebounds and 10 blocks, and the Atlanta Hawks topped the Minnesota Timberwolves 116-98 on Friday night. Young scored 25 points in the first half as the Hawks took a 19-point lead at halftime. He reached 40 points...

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2020, file photo, New York Yankees pitcher J.A. Happ throws to a Tampa Bay Rays batter during the second inning in Game 2 of a baseball American League Division Series in San Diego. The Minnesota Twins and Happ agreed Wednesday, Jan. 20, to a one-year, $8 million contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced it. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

JA Happ, Twins finalize $8 million, 1-year contract

Jan. 22, 2021 8:13 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — J.A. Happ won a World Series with Philadelphia in 2008 and returned to the final round with the Phillies the following season, but he hasn't been back since. The Minnesota Twins were Happ's pick to try to experience anew the fall success that has often been missing since early in his...

Man in Minnesota charged with threatening member of Congress

Jan. 22, 2021 7:45 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A marijuana industry activist who said he was temporarily living in Minnesota has been charged with threatening an unnamed member of Congress, according to court documents unsealed Friday. Jason Robert Karimi, 32, was charged earlier this month with one count of interstate communication...

FILE - In this June 13, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Vikings assistant head coach and offensive advisor Gary Kubiak watches quarterbacks during drills at the team's NFL football training facility in Eagan, Minn. As coach Mike Zimmer prepares for his eighth season with the Minnesota Vikings, he might need to hire yet another offensive coordinator with Gary Kubiak uncertain to return. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton- King, File)

Vikings OC Kubiak retires after 36-year NFL career

Jan. 21, 2021 6:30 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak has retired after a 36-year career as a player, coach and adviser in the NFL, the team announced Thursday. The decision, though widely expected, will force head coach Mike Zimmer to hire a sixth offensive coordinator in six seasons. ...

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2020, file photo, provided by VTAthletics, Virginia Tech's Daniel Pereira dribbles the ball during an NCAA college soccer game against Clemson in Durham, N.C. Austin FC, The newest MLS franchise selected the talented Virginia Tech midfielder Daniel Pereira with the top pick in the league's SuperDraft on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021.  (Dave Knachel/VTAthletics via AP, File)

Pereira goes No. 1 overall to Austin FC in MLS SuperDraft

Jan. 21, 2021 5:31 PM EST

When Daniel Pereira sat down with his family to watch the MLS SuperDraft, he didn’t expect to hear his name called first by expansion Austin FC. Between doing virtual interviews with the teams at the top of the draft, the Virginia Tech star took time to look over all the other names being linked with the...

Orlando Magic's Cole Anthony shoots the game-winning 3-point basket at the buzzer against the Minnesota Timberwolves in an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Minneapolis. The Magic won 97-96. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Correction: Magic-Timberwolves story

Jan. 21, 2021 3:01 PM EST
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In a story January 20, 2021, about the Orlando Magic-Minnesota Timberwolves game, The Associated Press erroneously stated the first name of Malik Beasley.

Judge denies request to delay cop's trial in Floyd's death

Jan. 21, 2021 11:48 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge said he won’t reconsider his decision to hold a March trial for the former Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on George Floyd’s neck for several minutes even though the Black man said he couldn’t breathe, according to a ruling made public...