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Eastern Illinois falls to Minnesota in season opener

Eastern Illinois falls to Minnesota in season opener

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mitch Leidner ran for two scores and threw a touchdown pass to Donovahn Jones, leading Minnesota to a season-opening 42-20 victory over Eastern Illinois on Thursday night.

August 28, 2014 9:53 pm
Hawks lose again on road, series tied

Hawks lose again on road, series tied

ST. PAUL, Minn. | The Minnesota Wild have turned their home ice into a deafening, discouraging place for opponents to play in the playoffs.

May 09, 2014 11:45 pm
Hawks offense stymied at Minnesota

Hawks offense stymied at Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. | Erik Haula and Mikael Granlund scored goals less than 3 minutes apart early in the third period, and the Minnesota Wild recovered from a sluggish start for a 4-0 victory over the Blackhawks on Tuesday in Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinal series.

May 06, 2014 11:00 pm
Twins' Colabello has come a long way

Twins' Colabello has come a long way

MINNEAPOLIS | The Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball is far off the game's main grid, independent from the traditional farm system and down to four teams preserved as a division of a partner league.

April 08, 2014 7:36 pm Photos

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Big Ten lacking luster but better games lie ahead

Big Ten lacking luster but better games lie ahead

At the halfway point of the season, the Big Ten hasn't produced many highlights.

October 15, 2013 5:07 pm
DH debate at 40: No sign of slowing down

DH debate at 40: No sign of slowing down

Never before has the imbalance between the American and National Leagues regarding Rule 6.10 been more of a potential problem.

July 17, 2013 5:00 pm

Morneau homers for Twins in 7-4 win over White Sox

MINNEAPOLIS | Justin Morneau homered for the first time in almost two months, a two-run shot that helped the Minnesota Twins to a 7-4 victory over the White Sox on Wednesday.

June 19, 2013 10:34 pm
Dunn's 2 HRs, 5 RBIs lead White Sox over Twins

Dunn's 2 HRs, 5 RBIs lead White Sox over Twins

MINNEAPOLIS | Last in the American League in hitting and scoring, the White Sox started to find some offense this week in Minnesota.

May 15, 2013 6:00 pm
Sharp gets 2 goals as Hawks top Wild

Sharp gets 2 goals as Hawks top Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. | The Blackhawks were beaten the last game in the corners, along the boards and by an overtime goal for the Minnesota Wild.

May 07, 2013 11:45 pm Photos

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Zucker's goal gives Wild 3-2 win over Blackhawks

Zucker's goal gives Wild 3-2 win over Blackhawks

ST. PAUL, Minn. | Beating the Blackhawks usually requires a certain kind of performance: bruising, aggressive and unflappable.

May 05, 2013 7:45 pm Photos

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Down 2-0 to Hawks, underdog Wild hope to rally

Down 2-0 to Hawks, underdog Wild hope to rally

ST. PAUL, Minn. | NHL hockey was absent from Minnesota for seven years, and the upstart Wild stumbled through two rough seasons in their debut.

May 04, 2013 6:00 pm
Mbakwe, Minnesota knock off No. 1 IU

Mbakwe, Minnesota knock off No. 1 IU

MINNEAPOLIS | Indiana was starting to settle in again at No. 1 after weeks of shuffling at the top of the national rankings in this wildly unpredictable season of college basketball.

February 26, 2013 9:15 pm
Illinois takes down No. 18 Minnesota 57-53

Illinois takes down No. 18 Minnesota 57-53

MINNEAPOLIS | Tyler Griffey capped a terrific week for Illinois with 16 points, and the Fighting Illini went 11 for 23 from 3-point range in a 57-53 win over No. 18 Minnesota on Sunday night.

February 10, 2013 7:51 pm
Nelson, Minnesota cruise past Purdue

Nelson, Minnesota cruise past Purdue

MINNEAPOLIS | Minnesota made a bold move to pull the redshirt off Philip Nelson at midseason and make the freshman their new quarterback.

October 27, 2012 6:29 pm
Augustus, Lynx even series with Fever

Augustus, Lynx even series with Fever

MINNEAPOLIS | Seimone Augustus scored 23 of her 27 points in the second half to help the Minnesota Lynx surge past the Fever 83-71 on Wednesday night to even the WNBA finals at one game apiece.

October 17, 2012 9:00 pm
Fever are 'here for real' with 1-0 lead on Lynx

Fever are 'here for real' with 1-0 lead on Lynx

MINNEAPOLIS | Midway through the fourth quarter of Game 1 of the WNBA Finals, Minnesota power forward Rebekkah Brunson rose in the lane toward the basket with her team trying to mount a rally.

October 16, 2012 5:58 pm
Minnesota, Northwestern try to get back on track

Minnesota, Northwestern try to get back on track

MINNEAPOLIS | The old adage suggests Northwestern won't be successful with Kain Colter and Trevor Siemian sharing time at the sport's most important position: "If you have two quarterbacks, you don't have one."

October 12, 2012 3:43 pm
Tough tickets? Sometimes sold-out games aren't so

Tough tickets? Sometimes sold-out games aren't so

Sellouts in pro sports aren't always so.

August 15, 2012 2:36 am
White Sox whip Twins

White Sox whip Twins

MINNEAPOLIS | Chris Sale produced his usual strong pitching performance to help the White Sox win their fifth straight series against the Minnesota Twins.

June 27, 2012 5:00 pm
Liriano, Twins top White Sox in Youkilis debut

Liriano, Twins top White Sox in Youkilis debut

MINNEAPOLIS | Francisco Liriano spoiled Kevin Youkilis' first game with Chicago, throwing a season-high seven innings to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 4-1 victory over the White Sox on Monday night.

June 25, 2012 10:00 pm
Dempster sparks Cubs vs. Twins 8-2 in 8-inning gem

Dempster sparks Cubs vs. Twins 8-2 in 8-inning gem

MINNEAPOLIS | In the last year of his contract with the languishing Chicago Cubs, Ryan Dempster is a prime candidate to be traded this summer.

June 10, 2012 5:43 pm
Vikings in limbo and expansion not on NFL's radar

Vikings in limbo and expansion not on NFL's radar

MINNEAPOLIS | The Vikings are embroiled in a fight for a new stadium that may jeopardize the franchise's 51-year tenure in Minnesota.

May 05, 2012 10:00 pm
Bears hang on to beat Vikings

Bears hang on to beat Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS | First, Jay Cutler. Then, Matt Forte. Finally, Brian Urlacher.

January 01, 2012 10:00 pm Photos

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Gray guides Minnesota past skidding Illinois

Gray guides Minnesota past skidding Illinois

MINNEAPOLIS | MarQueis Gray has had a lot of learning to do in his first season as Minnesota's quarterback.

November 26, 2011 7:45 pm
Mbakwe leads Minnesota over Fairfield

Mbakwe leads Minnesota over Fairfield

MINNEAPOLIS | Trevor Mbakwe had 20 points and 10 rebounds for Minnesota, going 16 for 18 from the free-throw line to give the Gophers enough for an ugly 67-57 victory over Fairfield on Thursday night.

November 17, 2011 8:55 pm

Hawks return to Minnesota, hoping to retrieve pig

MINNEAPOLIS | Iowa stepped in TCF Bank Stadium last November and discovered a Minnesota team determined to finish a dismal season in strong fashion.

October 28, 2011 8:30 pm
Stewart gets 1-hit shutout

Stewart gets 1-hit shutout

MINNEAPOLIS | White Sox rookie Zach Stewart took a perfect game into the eighth inning and finished with a one-hitter as Chicago completed a doubleheader sweep of the Minnesota Twins with a 4-0 victory on Monday night.

September 05, 2011 10:00 pm Photos

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Peavy tosses 8 shutout innings, Sox top Twins 7-0

Peavy tosses 8 shutout innings, Sox top Twins 7-0

MINNEAPOLIS | The White Sox haven't conceded the division race, during yet another mercurial season for temperamental manager Ozzie Guillen's team.

August 07, 2011 10:00 pm
Complete games by both pitchers, Pavano twirls Twins past Sox

Complete games by both pitchers, Pavano twirls Twins past Sox

MINNEAPOLIS | Carl Pavano kept up his recent surge with a complete-game six-hitter for the Minnesota Twins in a 4-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night.

June 15, 2011 10:00 pm

Appeals court backs NFL, lockout remains in place

MINNEAPOLIS | The NFL's lockout stays, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. That means the league likely won't get back to business until next month and maybe for much longer.

May 16, 2011 10:00 pm

NFL back in court, asks for lockout to be upheld

MINNEAPOLIS | Its players again barred from coming to work, the NFL told a federal appeals court Monday it believes the appeal over whether the lockout is legal can "readily be resolved" during the offseason.

May 02, 2011 10:00 pm

Goodell: NFL preparing for every contingency

MINNEAPOLIS | NFL players urged a federal judge Wednesday to deny the league's request to essentially restore the lockout, saying their careers were at stake. Commissioner Roger Goodell, meanwhile, said owners were preparing for every contingency.

April 27, 2011 10:00 pm

NFL: No legal ground for court to halt lockout

MINNEAPOLIS | The NFL asked a federal judge Monday to keep its lockout in place, claiming there are no legal grounds to stop it while accusing the players of trying to manipulate the law with a bogus antitrust lawsuit.

March 21, 2011 10:00 pm

Brady, Manning, Brees file antitrust suit

MINNEAPOLIS | Star quarterbacks Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees are among the players who filed an antitrust lawsuit against the NFL on Friday to prevent a lockout.

March 11, 2011 8:22 pm

Toews scores again, Blackhawks beat Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. | Patrick Sharp and Jonathan Toews each scored in the second period, and the Blackhawks stretched their winning streak to a season-high five games with a 4-2 win over the Minnesota Wild on Monday night.

February 28, 2011 10:00 pm

Twins and Thome agree to $3 million contract for 2011

MINNEAPOLIS | Designated hitter Jim Thome and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract.

January 14, 2011 12:10 pm
Hoffarber, Minnesota take down No. 8 Purdue, 70-67

Hoffarber, Minnesota take down No. 8 Purdue, 70-67

MINNEAPOLIS | The Minnesota Golden Gophers were eager to prove they belong in the headlines for beating top teams, not simply for trouble off the court.

January 13, 2011 10:00 pm

Favre doesn't practice, ruled out for Monday

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. | Brett Favre won't play in Minnesota's game Monday against the Bears.

December 18, 2010 5:00 pm
Turco bounces back for Hawks in win vs. Wild

Turco bounces back for Hawks in win vs. Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. | Though Chicago has started slowly after several changes to last season's championship roster, the Blackhawks still know how to find that winning edge.

October 30, 2010 9:45 pm

Favre has stress fracture; playing status unclear

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. | Brett Favre's ironman streak has endured a litany of injuries and even a pair of premature retirement press conferences.

October 25, 2010 9:42 pm
Pavano beats Sox with complete game

Pavano beats Sox with complete game

MINNEAPOLIS | Carl Pavano didn't even need to plead his case to stay in the game. His performance was argument enough.

July 17, 2010 10:00 pm Photos

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Twins end White Sox's nine-game winning streak

Twins end White Sox's nine-game winning streak

MINNEAPOLIS | Having tripped and fallen behind in the race, the Minnesota Twins started the second half with an important series against the division-leading White Sox — with the packed new ballpark adding to the excitement.

July 16, 2010 10:00 pm
Twins pick up Pavano in win over White Sox

Twins pick up Pavano in win over White Sox

MINNEAPOLIS | The Minnesota Twins have more power hitters and a higher-profile lineup since an exasperated Ozzie Guillen first labeled them "The Piranhas" four years ago for their pesky style.

May 13, 2010 12:00 am

Kelley leads Nebraska past UCLA 83-70, to Sweet 16

MINNEAPOLIS | Though Nebraska has never before been part of the women's basketball elite, the Cornhuskers have consistently faced opponents hungry and eager to knock them from their perch this season.

March 24, 2010 10:00 am

Hummel hurts knee in Boilermakers' win

MINNEAPOLIS | Keaton Grant's jumper with 7.7 seconds left lifted No. 3 Purdue past Minnesota 59-58 after losing star Robbie Hummel to a knee injury in the first half Wednesday night.

February 25, 2010 12:00 am

Vikings' NFL playoff voyage continues

MINNEAPOLIS | "This is what I came back for."

January 18, 2010 12:00 am
Bears thrashed by Favre, Vikings' air attack

Bears thrashed by Favre, Vikings' air attack

MINNEAPOLIS | Minnesota's recruiting pitch to Brett Favre was heavy on the no-pressure part: just steady the offense, let the running game and defense do most of the work, and join in the fun.

November 30, 2009 3:00 am Related

Favre leads Vikings past Cutler, Bears 36-10

MINNEAPOLIS | Brett Favre passed for a season-high 392 yards and three touchdowns, and the Minnesota Vikings intercepted Jay Cutler twice in a 36-10 victory over the Bears on Sunday.

November 29, 2009 6:35 pm

Vikings prepare to host struggling Bears

MINNEAPOLIS | Bernard Berrian is making the most money among Minnesota's receivers. Yet he's the one Vikings pass catcher for whom Brett Favre's arrival hasn't paid off.

November 29, 2009 12:00 am
Twins deny Tigers, Granderson AL Central title

Twins deny Tigers, Granderson AL Central title

MINNEAPOLIS | Alexi Casilla singled home the winning run with one out in the 12th inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied past Detroit 6-5 in the AL Central tiebreaker Tuesday night, completing a colossal collapse for the Tigers.

October 07, 2009 12:00 am
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