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Tatum's career-high 53 help Celtics top T-Wolves 145-136

Apr. 09, 2021 22:54 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored a career-high 53 points — including 18 in the fourth quarter and overtime — and the Boston Celtics held on to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 145-136 on Friday night. It was the first 50-point game for the All-Star, who eclipsed...

Schwartz, O'Reilly each score 2, Blues beat Wild 9-1

Apr. 09, 2021 22:52 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jaden Schwartz and Ryan O'Reilly each scored twice as the St. Louis Blues beat the Minnesota Wild 9-1 on Friday night. Justin Faulk and Sammy Blais each had a goal and two assists, and Zach Sanford, Jake Walman and Ivan Barbashev also scored for the...

Medical examiner blames police pressure for Floyd's death

Apr. 09, 2021 19:11 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The chief medical examiner who ruled George Floyd’s death a homicide testified Friday that the way police held him down and compressed his neck “was just more than Mr. Floyd could take,” given the condition of his heart. Dr. Andrew Baker, the...

Olympic Gold: Men's gymnastics struggling to survive

Apr. 09, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

The death of a 117-year-old program, one that captured championships and produced Olympians, ended with a gasp. And then a vote. The fact the former did not alter the outcome of the latter offered a stark glimpse into the steadily eroding support for men's gymnastics at...

Buxton buzz: Twins excited by budding star's powerful start

Apr. 09, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Since selecting Byron Buxton with the second overall pick in the 2012 draft, the Minnesota Twins have waited patiently for their center fielder to perform at his superstar potential for a full season. Perhaps this will be the year that Buxton puts...

Johnson adds 2 assistants with state ties to Minnesota staff

Apr. 09, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — New Minnesota men's basketball coach Ben Johnson has hired his first two assistants, both with ties to the state — including his former high school coach, Dave Thorson. The university announced Friday that Thorson and Jason Kemp have been added to...

'Blue wall of silence' takes hit in Chauvin's murder trial

Apr. 09, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

Police accused of wrongdoing can usually count on the blue wall of silence — protection from fellow officers that includes everything from shutting off body cameras to refusing to cooperate with investigators. But that's not the case with Derek Chauvin, with many colleagues quick to condemn...

AP boys hockey player of year: Dodge County's Brody Lamb

Apr. 09, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

The 2021 Associated Press All-State team for Minnesota high school boys hockey, as voted on by statewide media: ___ PLAYER OF THE YEAR Brody Lamb, Dodge County ___ FIRST TEAM ...

Chauvin trial puts Court TV's revival in the public eye

Apr. 09, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Scott Tufts believes the media world is not complete without Court TV. If he's ever going to prove his point, now is the time. The television executive is behind the network's 2019 revival and, since he began working last fall to convince Minnesota...

Rochester woman charged in Capitol insurrection released

Apr. 09, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Rochester woman charged in the U.S. Capitol insurrection last January has been released from custody. FBI agents arrested 39-year-old Victoria White Thursday and she later appeared before a federal magistrate. Judge Becky Thorson ordered White's...