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Youngsters Doncic, Smith lead Mavs past Wolves 140-136

Oct. 21, 2018 12:39 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic had the home crowd roaring in the teenager's Dallas debut with step-back 3-pointers and big buckets late while fellow youngster Dennis Smith Jr. quietly played a secondary role. The script flipped in the final seconds. Doncic scored 26 points after a rough start in the No. 3...

Granlund scores in OT, Wild beat Lightning 5-4

Oct. 21, 2018 12:27 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Finishing a tiring stretch with four games in six nights, the Minnesota Wild twice faced a two-goal deficit in the first to the dangerous Tampa Bay Lightning. Minnesota coach Bruce Boudreau has learned a very important lesson about his team in the early part of this season, though....

Huskers beat Minnesota 53-28 for 1st win under Scott Frost

Oct. 20, 2018 11:27 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bucket of sports drink having been just poured over his head, Scott Frost wrapped up a quick television interview near midfield and started sprinting off the field at Memorial Stadium. Moments after the clock hit zeroes on a 53-28 victory over Minnesota Saturday, it was time for him...

Gophers' Annexstad treated at hospital for midsection injury

Oct. 20, 2018 9:18 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Minnesota quarterback Zack Annexstad was treated and released from a Lincoln hospital after getting injured in the first half of the Gophers' game against Nebraska on Saturday. Coach P.J. Fleck said Annexstad sustained an "internal injury in his midsection" late in the first half and...

Minnesota frozen food company recalls pork, chicken products

Oct. 20, 2018 2:12 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a Minnesota frozen food and packing company is recalling more than 212,000 pounds of ready-to-eat pork and chicken products that contain vegetables that might be contaminated with salmonella and listeria. The Agriculture Department said in a release issued Friday that...

Suter has winning goal, 2 assists as Wild beat Stars 3-1

Oct. 20, 2018 12:39 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Ryan Suter joked that he was trying to bank the puck off a Dallas defenseman and into the net. Suter scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and had two assists as the Minnesota Wild beat the Stars 3-1 on Friday night. Dallas goalie Ben Bishop had stopped a shot by Eric Staal, but the...

Butler leads T-wolves with 33 points in 131-123 win vs. Cavs

Oct. 20, 2018 12:37 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jimmy Butler's trade request last month instantly turned him from fan favorite to scorned superstar in Minnesota. With some hustle steals and highlight-reel baskets, he quickly had the crowd at the home opener on his side. Butler brushed off some early jeers, scoring 33 points in 36...

Crowd of 50,000-plus will watch Minnesota's last home game

Oct. 19, 2018 8:25 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After almost two full years as a Major League Soccer franchise, Minnesota United FC has been an unquestionably successful draw in a crowded sports market. The Loons have more than 50,000 tickets sold and distributed for their final home game of the season to prove it. When Minnesota...

Man who killed Wetterling faces civil trial in related case

Oct. 19, 2018 11:52 AM EDT

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A man who was kidnapped and sexually assaulted as a child by the same man who abducted and killed Jacob Wetterling will get a chance to tell his story in court. Jared Scheierl was 12 when Danny Heinrich assaulted him in Minnesota, nine months before 11-year-old Jacob was kidnapped...

Winless Huskers are still sore about 2017 loss to Minnesota

Oct. 19, 2018 4:01 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — If Nebraska needs any extra incentive to pick up its elusive first win Saturday, players who were on the field against Minnesota last year need only remember what happened in that game. The Gophers (3-3, 0-3 Big Ten), who visit Memorial Stadium on Saturday, rushed for 410 yards overall...