Minnesota Sports
  • U of Minnesota president takes responsibility for hiring AD

      MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – University of Minnesota president Eric Kaler says he takes “full responsibility” for hiring Norwood Teague as the Gophers’ athletic director. Kaler told WCCO-AM Wednesday he hired Teague and that he takes …

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    26 Aug 15
  • Vikings kicker Blair Walsh struggling in preseason

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) – Blair Walsh’s new contract with the Minnesota Vikings hasn’t helped the kicker iron out the inconsistencies that started to plague him last season. After going 0 for 3 on field …

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    25 Aug 15
  • Carter apologizes for advising rookies to get a fall guy

    UNDATED (AP) – Hall of Fame receiver Cris Carter has issued an apology for telling NFL rookies at a league symposium in 2014 that they should “get a fall guy” to help them avoid trouble. …

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    25 Aug 15
  • Encarnacion homers, Blue Jays top Twins 9-3 for 4-game sweep

      TORONTO (AP) – Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run homer and Mark Buehrle earned his 30th career win against Minnesota as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the struggling Twins 9-3 Thursday night to complete a …

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    07 Aug 15
  • Detroit Lions v Minnesota Vikings

      MANKATO, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has returned to training camp with the team after visiting his ailing father. The Vikings held their walk-through Thursday inside the Minnesota State University athletic …

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    07 Aug 15
  • DA criticizes judge who ended Peterson's probation early

    CONROE, Texas (AP) – A Texas chief prosecutor is criticizing the judge who ended Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson’s probation in a child abuse case early. Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon said Thursday that …

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    07 Aug 15
  • Bautista hits slam, Blue Jays beat Twins, win 4th in row

    TORONTO (AP) – Jose Bautista hit a grand slam, Edwin Encarnacion and Josh Donaldson homered and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 9-7 Wednesday night for their fourth straight win. Encarnacion hit a …

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    06 Aug 15
  • Donaldson and Tulowitzki homer, Jays beat Twins 3-1

    TORONTO (AP) – Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki hit solo home runs, Marco Estrada pitched 6 2-3 innings to win consecutive starts and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 3-1 on Tuesday night. …

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    05 Aug 15