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Twins Win 2-1 in 16 Innings over the Indians in Puerto Rico

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:53:51 CDT

Ryan LaMarre started this series as Minnesota's extra player. He got the Twins a split in extra innings, and gave Eddie Rosario a memory he'll never forget...

Rockets Beat the Wolves 102-82 in Game 2 of the NBA Playoffs

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 06:29:45 CDT

Chris Paul had 27 points and Gerald Green came off the bench to score 21 as the Houston Rockets used a huge second quarter to cruise to a 102-82 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night that gave them a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series...

Jets Defenseman Morrissey Suspended One Game for Cross-Check on Wild's Staal

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:28:08 CDT

The NHL announced on Wednesday night that Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey is suspended for Friday's Game 5 after his vicious cross-check on Wild forward Eric Staal in Game 4...

Wild Coach Boudreau Still Convinced Game 4 Non-Call Had Huge Impact on Jets Winning

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:03:57 CDT

Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey will have a hearing with the league for his cross-check on Wild forward Eric Staal. Wild coach Bruce Boudreau continued to express frustration Wednesday morning that the officials didn't blow the whistle. If they had, the Wild would've had a 5-on-3, the Jets would've lost a player for the last 44 minutes, and that player wouldn't have made crucial plays later on that helped decide the game in Winnipeg's favor...

Island-Wide Blackout Hits Puerto Rico as Twins Scheduled to Play

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:37:38 CDT

An island-wide blackout has hit Puerto Rico, which is struggling with an increasingly unstable power grid nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. territory...

Scheifele, Hellebuyck Lead Jets Past Wild 2-0, for 3-1 Lead

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 23:16:07 CDT

Mark Scheifele scored both goals for Winnipeg and Connor Hellebuyck made 30 saves for his seventh shutout this season, as the Jets beat the Minnesota Wild 2-0 on Tuesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the first-round playoff series ...

A Homer at Home: Lindor's Shot Helps Indians Top Twins 6-1

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 22:17:16 CDT

Francisco Lindor homered in his native Puerto Rico, Corey Kluber allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings and the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 6-1 on Tuesday night...

Zach Parise Out Indefinitely with Broken Sternum

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:55:39 CDT

Just as the Wild prepare to hit the ice in Game 4 of their playoff series against Winnipeg, the team announced Zach Parise will be out indefinitely with a broken sternum...

Monday Practice Report: Wild Convinced They Have Another Level Heading into Game 4 vs. Jets

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:36:49 CDT

Monday was a recovery day for the Wild, as over half the team didn't hit the ice during open practice time. But the whole team was at Xcel Energy Center for team meetings after Sunday night's Game 3 win vs. Winnipeg, and KSTP Sports was there too...

Vikings Sign LB Kendricks to Contract Extension

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 13:21:35 CDT

Kendricks has led the team in tackles in his first three NFL seasons, recording a total of 367 tackles (253 solo), 30 tackles-for-a-loss and two interceptions over that time ...

Harden Scores 44 as Rockets Beat Wolves in Game One

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 22:54:20 CDT

James Harden scored 44 points and powered a big fourth-quarter run that allowed the Houston Rockets to outlast the Minnesota Timberwolves 104-101 on Sunday night in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series...

Wild Ground Jets with 6-2 Win to Cut Series Deficit to 2-1

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 23:04:20 CDT

Mikael Granlund and Zach Parise scored power-play goals in the first period for the spark Minnesota was missing on the road, and the Wild used a four-goal second to roar back in the first-round playoff series with a 6-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday night ...

Quintero Scores in United Debut But Loons Drop Third Straight

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 00:08:57 CDT

Alvas Powell and Diego Valeri scored three minutes apart in the first half and the Portland Timbers beat Minnesota United FC 3-2 on a rainy Saturday night...

Despite 0-2 Hole, Wild Optimistic as Series Comes Home

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 15:08:52 CDT

The Minnesota Wild held practice Saturday morning at the Xcel Energy Center following their 4-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Friday night. With the loss, the Wild are now down 2-0 in the best-of-seven series. After practice, several players and head coach Bruce Boudreau addressed the media.

Twins Postpone Saturday and Sunday Games vs. White Sox

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 17:17:39 CDT

Due to inclement weather, the Minnesota Twins postponed the Saturday and Sunday games against the Chicago White Sox...

Wild Pummeled in Winnipeg; Jets Take 2-0 Series Lead

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 21:34:05 CDT

Paul Stastny, Andrew Copp and Patrik Laine scored in the third period and the Winnipeg Jets beat the Minnesota Wild 4-1 on Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference first-round series...

Whalen Always Expected to be Back at U of M Someday

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 16:51:52 CDT

New Gophers head coach Lindsay Whalen was introduced at a press conference at Williams Arena Friday afternoon ...

St Cloud State Makes UMD Assistant Brett Larson Third Head Coach in Program History

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 15:06:46 CDT

After helping Minnesota-Duluth win two NCAA men's hockey championships in eight years, Brett Larson is the third head coach at St Cloud State's hockey program in their existence in Division I....

Mauer Collects 2,000th Career Hit in Twins Win

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 22:48:23 CDT

Joe Mauer reached 2,000 career hits and Jose Berrios struck out 11 in seven innings and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 4-0 on Thursday night...

Lynx Draft Carlie Wagner in 3rd Round

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 22:11:32 CDT

The Minnesota Lynx selected former Gopher Carlie Wagner with the final pick in the third and final round of the 2018 WNBA Draft on Thursday night...

Whalen Named Head U of M Women's Basketball Coach

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 09:07:04 CDT

A release on the school's website said that as part of Whalen's agreement to become head coach, which is still pending approval from the University's Board of Regents, she will continue to play for the Lynx ...

Wolves Coach Thibodeau Breaks Down 1st Round Opponent Houston

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 18:23:05 CDT

Fresh off clinching their first playoff berth since April 2004, Wolves coach/president Tom Thibodeau met with reporters on Thursday afternoon. KSTP Sports was there...

Full Wolves-Rockets Playoff Series Schedule

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:10:49 CDT

Game 1 in the best-of-7 series between the Wolves and Rockets will be Sunday night in Houston at 8 p.m. Central...

Timberwolves End 14-Year Absence from Playoffs, NBA Releases 1st-Round Schedule

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 07:20:29 CDT

After a 14-year absence, the Minnesota Timberwolves are bound for the playoffs...

Timberwolves Beat Nuggets, Head Back to Playoffs For First Time Since 2004

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 23:36:26 CDT

The franchise earned its first playoff berth since 2004 with a 112-106 overtime victory over the Denver Nuggets in their regular season finale Wednesday night at Target Center ...

Jets Slip Past Wild 3-2 in Game 1

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 21:41:16 CDT

Goals by Patrik Laine and Joe Morrow down the stretch helped the Jets post a 3-2 victory to take a 1-0 series lead ...

Twins Take Series From Astros Thanks to Kepler's Walk-Off HR

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 18:18:52 CDT

Max Kepler hit his second home run of the game, connecting for a solo drive with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Minnesota Twins bounced back from a late collapse to beat the Houston Astros 9-8 on Wednesday ...

Shootaround Report: Wolves Have Quiet Confidence Heading into Win-and-in Game vs. Denver

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 13:25:38 CDT

For the Wolves to make the playoffs, the scenario is pretty simple Wednesday night vs. Denver: Win and get in, lose and go home. Heck, same goes for Denver. KSTP Sports was at Wednesday morning's shootaround and caught up with coach Tom Thibodeau and All-Star Jimmy Butler...

Wednesday Night Momentous for Minnesota Wild, Wolves

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 13:18:00 CDT

The first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs begins; meanwhile, the Timberwolves' quest to end the franchise's 14-year absence from the playoffs continues...

Odorizzi Solid in Home Debut as Twins Beat Astros, 4-1

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 22:45:15 CDT

The Twins ended Houston's 7-game Target Field winning streak on Tuesday night, prevailing, 4-1...

Wild Defenseman Ryan Suter Reviews His Major Surgery With Joe Schmit

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 20:11:22 CDT

Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter sat down with KSTP sports director Joe Schmit on Tuesday afternoon. Suter reviewed the major surgery he underwent last week...

Gophers' Spring Game Moved to Thursday Night

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 18:27:15 CDT

Due to expected poor weather in the Twin Cities on Saturday, the Gophers are moving their annual spring game to Thursday night at 6 p.m. at TCF Bank Stadium...

Gophers Hire Former Milwaukee Coach Rob Jeter as Assistant

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 14:26:24 CDT

Minnesota has hired former Milwaukee head coach Rob Jeter as an assistant...

Astros Top Twins in Chilly Night at Target Field

Mon, 9 Apr 2018 22:55:23 CDT

Justin Verlander struck out nine over seven dominant innings, Carlos Correa had two hits and scored twice and the Houston Astros beat the Minnesota Twins 2-0 on Monday night...

Timberwolves Beat Short-Handed Grizzlies

Mon, 9 Apr 2018 21:47:19 CDT

Karl-Anthony Towns slammed his way to 24 points and grabbed 18 rebounds for the Minnesota Timberwolves, who toughed out a 113-94 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night to move one step closer to a long-sought spot in the playoffs...

Wild-Jets Monday Report: Jared Spurgeon Still Waiting on Final Clearance for Game 1

Mon, 9 Apr 2018 14:48:03 CDT

The Wild returned to the practice ice after a day off, with Game 1 vs. the Winnipeg Jets coming on Wednesday night. Defenseman Jared Spurgeon, out since mid-March with a hamstring injury, skated...

U of M Women's Basketball Coach Takes Texas Tech Job

Mon, 9 Apr 2018 19:22:28 CDT

Marlene Stollings compiled an 82-47 record over four seasons with the Gophers. Her team is coming off a 24-9 season that ended with a second-round loss to Oregon in the NCAA Tournament ...

Wild-Jets First Round Playoff Series Schedule Set

Sun, 8 Apr 2018 21:25:47 CDT

The Minnesota Wild open their first round playoff series against the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday in Winnipeg. The Wild went 1-3 vs. the Jets during the 2017-2018 regular season...

Patrick Reed Holds Off Rickie Fowler to Win the Masters

Mon, 9 Apr 2018 10:40:51 CDT

Patrick Reed has won his first major championship with a thrilling one-shot victory over Rickie Fowler at the Masters...

Snow, Cold Forces Postponement of Mariners-Twins Finale

Sun, 8 Apr 2018 10:46:49 CDT

The series finale between the Seattle Mariners and the Minnesota Twins has been postponed because of wintry weather...

Minnesota-Duluth Men's Hockey Team Wins National Title

Sun, 8 Apr 2018 13:51:55 CDT

Karson Kuhlman had a goal and an assist to lead the Bulldogs past Notre Dame 2-1 at Xcel Energy Center.

Wild Win Regular Season Finale; Stahl Matches Franchise Record With 42nd Goal

Sun, 8 Apr 2018 00:37:50 CDT

Jason Zucker scored twice in the second period, Eric Staal matched the franchise record for goals in a season and the Minnesota Wild denied San Jose home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a 6-3 victory over the Sharks on Saturday night...

Truax Loses to DeGale in IBF Super Middleweight Title Defense

Sat, 7 Apr 2018 23:43:50 CDT

James DeGale earned a unanimous decision over Osseo-native Caleb Truax in their IBF Super Middleweight Championship boxing match in Las Vegas on Friday night...

Twins Lose in Coldest Game in Team History

Sat, 7 Apr 2018 17:18:43 CDT

Playing in a Twins-record low of 27 degrees, the Seattle Mariners eventually heated up at the plate as Kyle Seager and Guillermo Heredia homered Saturday in an 11-4 win over Minnesota...

Minnesota, Rest of Hockey World, Mourn Those Killed in Saskatchewan Bus Crash

Sat, 7 Apr 2018 22:22:26 CDT

There were no Minnesota natives on the roster of the Humboldt Broncos, the Canadian hockey team involved in a crash late Friday in Saskatchewan that left 15 dead and another 14 injured. However, seven players from the state did play in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League this season ...

Timberwolves Beat Lakers in Butler's Return

Sat, 7 Apr 2018 08:30:59 CDT

Jimmy Butler scored 18 points in his return from right knee surgery, Jeff Teague had 25 points and eight assists, and the Timberwolves beat the Los Angeles Lakers 113-96 on Friday night...

Jamir Harris to Transfer From Gophers

Fri, 6 Apr 2018 17:11:46 CDT

Gophers guard Jamir Harris will transfer from the University of Minnesota, Richard Pitino announced on Friday...

16 Minnesotans Hoping to Lead Minnesota-Duluth to Hockey National Championship

Fri, 6 Apr 2018 16:10:31 CDT

The men's Frozen Four championship game Saturday night at Xcel Energy Center will feature 21 Minnesotans between the Minnesota-Duluth and Notre Dame rosters. KSTP Sports talked with two of the Twin Cities natives on the Bulldogs' roster, plus another player who has significant ties to the area...

OT Win for Kings against Wild

Fri, 6 Apr 2018 07:39:12 CDT

Dustin Brown scored his fourth goal of the game 23 seconds into overtime and the Los Angeles Kings moved into third place in the Pacific Division with a 5-4 win over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night...

Murray, Jokic Lead Nuggets to 100-96 Win over Wolves

Fri, 6 Apr 2018 07:35:20 CDT

Jamal Murray had 22 points to lead six Denver players in double figures, Nikola Jokic wrapped things up with a late tip-in and the Nuggets beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 100-96 on Thursday night in a pivotal matchup between teams vying for a playoff spot...