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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...

Zucker's goal in shootout seals Wild's 3-2 win over Kings

Jan. 16, 2019 12:06 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jason Zucker knew just what he wanted to do on his turn in the shootout. Zucker scored on that backhand in a shootout to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night. "It wasn't the prettiest game we've ever played," Zucker said, "but we did what...

76ers score 83 in 1st half, roll past Timberwolves by 42

Jan. 15, 2019 10:45 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jimmy Butler's final miserable months in Minnesota were blighted by trash talk toward his teammates and a sour demeanor that forced the Timberwolves to trade him. At home in Philadelphia, Butler is still working out the kinks with his new star teammates. But Butler had one final parting...

Complaint in Closs case could be road map for prosecution

Jan. 15, 2019 7:28 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The criminal complaint charging a Wisconsin man with abducting 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents laid out the case in detail and offered a possible road map for how prosecutors will seek a conviction in the girl's 88-day ordeal. The 12-page complaint against Jake Thomas...

Toddler OK after tumbling from moving vehicle

Jan. 15, 2019 1:07 PM EST

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in Minnesota say a 2-year-old child is OK after tumbling from the back seat of a moving vehicle while still strapped in a car seat. Dashcam video captured the moment the car seat and toddler rolled out of the vehicle on Monday as the vehicle turned a corner on a street in...

UnitedHealth shares climb after 4Q earnings beat

Jan. 15, 2019 10:29 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — UnitedHealth's fourth-quarter earnings slid 16 percent from last year, when a federal tax overhaul helped the nation's largest health insurer, but the performance still came in well above analyst expectations. The company's fast-growing Optum segment helped stoke results, with operating...

Van Riemsdyk's hat trick leads Flyers past Wild

Jan. 14, 2019 11:15 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A pep talk by new coach Scott Gordon has helped turn James van Riemsdyk's game around. Van Riemsdyk recorded a hat trick, and Nolan Patrick had two goals and two assists to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 7-4 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Monday night. Van Riemsdyk scored a...

Gustafson's 34 points, 13 boards lead No. 22 Iowa women

Jan. 14, 2019 10:07 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Megan Gustafson had 34 points, 13 rebounds and four assists for her nation-leading 15th double-double of the season and No. 22 Iowa beat No. 23 Minnesota 81-63 on Monday night. It was Gustafson's 70th career double-double. She was 16 of 22 from the field and also had three blocks. Tania...

Vikes add Kubiak as assistant head coach, offensive adviser

Jan. 14, 2019 9:50 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have hired Gary Kubiak as an assistant head coach and offensive adviser, a big bump in experience for Mike Zimmer's turned-over staff. The Vikings announced the move on Monday night. Kubiak spent the last two seasons as a senior personnel adviser with the Denver...

Twins complete $1.8M deal with ex-Angels closer Blake Parker

Jan. 14, 2019 9:09 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have completed a $1.8 million, one-year contract with right-handed reliever Blake Parker, the team's first offseason addition to the bullpen. Parker could make an additional $1.4 million in bonuses for days on the active roster: $400,000 for 130, $500,000 for 140 and...