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Harden scores 49 points, Rockets beat Timberwolves 125-105

Nov. 16, 2019 11:43 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Undermanned and playing for the second consecutive night, the Houston Rockets still had plenty of reason to be confident. “I would think it would give you confidence,” coach Mike D’Antoni said. “You’re playing with a bazooka out there.” A bazooka...

No. 23 Iowa hands No. 7 Minnesota its first loss, 23-19

Nov. 16, 2019 8:54 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Minnesota’s undefeated season came to an end in a place where the Gophers have struggled for a while. Nate Stanley threw two touchdown passes and Tyler Goodson ran for a score to help No. 23 Iowa beat No. 7 Minnesota 23-19 on Saturday, handing the Gophers their first loss...

Svechnikov's overtime winner lifts Hurricanes over Wild

Nov. 16, 2019 6:10 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Andrei Svechnikov closed his eyes, unloaded a wobbly shot and transformed himself into the latest star for the Carolina Hurricanes. Svechnikov’s goal 1:33 into overtime lifted the Hurricanes to a 4-3 overtime victory Saturday over the Minnesota Wild, the second straight game...

Utah outlasts Minnesota for 73-69 victory

Nov. 16, 2019 12:35 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Inexperience is not robbing Utah's poise late in games. Only a few games into the season, the youthful Utes are closing out games with the poise of a veteran-laden squad. Utah weathered multiple rallies by Minnesota throughout the second half of its 73-69 victory over the Golden...

Beal scores 44 again as Wizards beat Timberwolves 137-116

Nov. 16, 2019 12:16 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As coach Scott Brooks rattled off the things he was happy about in Washington’s 137-116 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night — Moritz Wagner’s best game in the NBA, improved defense in the second half — he didn’t even mention Bradley...

Man who shot, wounded school bus driver sentenced to prison

Nov. 15, 2019 11:18 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man who shot and wounded a school bus driver on a Minneapolis freeway during a snowstorm has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison. Thirty-two-year-old Kenneth Lilly, of St. Paul, pleaded guilty in August to first-degree assault for the February attack that left...

Betting on himself: Odorizzi accepts offer for Twins' return

Nov. 15, 2019 7:21 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jake Odorizzi watched Dallas Keuchel remain on the free-agent market until June and didn’t want to take a chance of lingering without a contract. So he accepted the Minnesota Twins’ $17.8 million qualifying offer for a one-year contact and put himself in position to become...

College president wants founder’s name removed from building

Nov. 15, 2019 6:51 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The president of a private liberal arts college in Minnesota is asking his board of trustees to remove the school founder’s name from a campus building over concerns about his racist and sexist views in the 1800s. The Star Tribune reports that Macalester College leader Brian...

Minneapolis officials discover 1,700 untested rape kits

Nov. 15, 2019 6:09 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis officials say they have discovered the city has roughly 1,700 rape kits that have never been tested, with some dating back 30 years. The number revealed Friday is nearly nine times more than the 194 untested kits the city disclosed it had in 2015. Deputy Police Chief Erick...

No. 9 Penn State looking to bounce back vs No. 24 Indiana

Nov. 15, 2019 1:00 PM EST

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State still has a path to the College Football Playoff, although the No. 9 Nittany Lions can’t afford another slipup. Especially against a team they’ve historically beaten. However, this Indiana team is different, and the No. 24 Hoosiers (7-2, 4-2 Big Ten) are...