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Minnesota Wild players congratulate Marcus Johansson, front center, on his overtime goal in an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings in Los Angeles, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

Johansson's goal gives Wild another OT win against Kings

Jan. 17, 2021 1:17 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Minnesota Wild won only two games last season when trailing after two periods. They have already equaled that total during the first week of the season. Marcus Johansson scored with 11 seconds remaining in overtime Saturday night as the Wild rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Los...

Minnesota's Liam Robbins (0) celebrates his three-point shot against Michigan in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

No. 23 Minnesota hands No. 7 Michigan 1st loss in 75-57 romp

Jan. 16, 2021 5:37 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When two of the Big Ten's best and tallest players faced off just last week, Michigan's Hunter Dickinson made his 7-foot-1 mark on a decisive win over Minnesota. Liam Robbins and his teammates stepped up in a big way to avoid the repeat. Robbins had 22 points and eight rebounds in 22...

Orlando Magic head coach Steve Clifford shouts instructions to his players during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)

More NBA games off, as league continues struggles with virus

Jan. 15, 2021 8:15 PM EST

Another three NBA games were postponed Friday, including one in Minnesota only a couple hours before game time, as the league's struggle with increasing coronavirus numbers continued. Among the revelations Friday: Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns , whose mother and six other relatives have died from...

Minnesota Wild defenseman Mathew Dumba, right, leaps into the arms of left wing Kirill Kaprizov, second from right, after an overtime goal against the Los Angeles Kings, as Jared Spurgeon (46) and Nick Bonino, left, join the celebration at an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Kaprizov scores in OT in NHL debut, lifts Wild over Kings

Jan. 15, 2021 2:17 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kirill Kaprizov scored his first NHL goal with 1:13 remaining in overtime and finished with three points as the Minnesota Wild rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in the season opener for both teams Thursday night. The 23-year-old Russian scored on a breakaway, putting...

Miller, No. 9 Maryland pull away from Minnesota 90-73

Jan. 14, 2021 8:53 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Diamond Miller scored 23 points, Chloe Bibby had 22 and No. 9 Maryland beat Minnesota 90-73 on Thursday. Katie Benzan added 20 points as the Terrapins (10-1, 6-0 Big Ten) won their ninth straight. Leading scorer Ashley Osuwu (18.8 points per game) had 11. “It’s a testament...

Man injured after exchanging gunfire with Minneapolis police

Jan. 14, 2021 7:24 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man accused of pointing a gun at someone was injured after exchanging gunfire with officers in Minneapolis on Thursday, police said. The man was arrested on multiple counts of probable cause second-degree assault and taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries that were...

Memphis Grizzlies' Jonas Valanciunas (17) makes his way past Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns (32) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Valanciunas leads Grizzlies to 118-107 win over Timberwolves

Jan. 13, 2021 11:36 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jonas Valanciunas had 24 points and 16 rebounds, Grayson Allen scored a season-high 20 off the bench and the Memphis Grizzlies came back to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 118-107 on Wednesday night. Brandon Clarke added 19 points for Memphis, which outscored Minnesota 38-17 in the...

Minnesota man who trained with Islamic State pleads guilty

Jan. 13, 2021 5:34 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man who traveled to Syria and Iraq where prosecutors say he became a soldier for the Islamic State group pleaded guilty on Wednesday to a terrorism count. Abdelhamid Al-Madioum, 24, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court of Minnesota to one count of providing and attempting...

This undated photo provided by the Minnesota Vikings shows George Paton. John Elway's replacement as Broncos general manager will be Vikings executive George Paton. Elway announced the hiring Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. Paton spent the last 14 seasons with Minnesota, including the last six as vice president of player personnel and assistant general manager. He's been one of the hottest names on the GM circuit in recent years. (Minnesota Vikings via AP)

Broncos hire ex-Vikings exec Paton as Elway's GM successor

Jan. 13, 2021 5:28 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway’s hand-picked successor as Broncos general manager is Vikings executive George Paton. Elway announced the hiring Wednesday, a day after Paton visited the team’s state-of-the-art headquarters where the Super Bowl 50 trophy looks like a tribute to a bygone era...

Ontario Premier Doug Ford looks on as the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Canada is administered to personal support worker Anita Quidangen by registered nurse Hiwot Arfaso at The Michener Institute in Toronto on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

The Latest: Fla. lawyer in tobacco cases dies from COVID-19

Jan. 12, 2021 9:39 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Florida attorney Fred Levin, who won a major legal battle against the tobacco industry in the 1990s, has died several days after contracting the coronavirus. He was 83. An attorney at the Levin Papantonio Rafferty legal firm says Levin died Tuesday from complications of COVID-19, the...