Minnesota Sports
  • Asher Allen abruptly retires from Vikings

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings cornerback Asher Allen has retired from football. Coach Leslie Frazier announced on Wednesday that the fourth-year cornerback came into his office last week and told Frazier of his …

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    31 May 12
  • Whalen’s layup gives Lynx 79-77 win over Mystics

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lindsay Whalen put back her own miss with a second remaining to give Minnesota a 79-77 win over the Washington Mystics on Wednesday night after the Lynx blew a 24-point lead. Maya …

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    31 May 12
  • Liriano pitches Twins past A’s 4-0 for rare sweep

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Francisco Liriano’s return to the Minnesota rotation was a rousing success, with six shutout innings by the vexing left-hander Wednesday to lead the Twins to a 4-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics, …

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    31 May 12
  • Judge dismisses NFL retiree lawsuit vs. union

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A lawsuit filed against the NFL Players Association by retirees has been dismissed. U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson issued her order Tuesday from St. Paul, Minn. Pro Football Hall of Fame …

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    30 May 12
  • Vikings rookie says following Longwell an ‘honor’

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Blair Walsh says he would’ve enjoyed meeting Ryan Longwell. He surely would’ve benefited from learning from the 16-year veteran, too. But the Minnesota Vikings rookie is on his own now. And that, …

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    30 May 12
  • Wolves to host Israeli team in preseason game

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves will host two preseason games at Target Center this October. The team announced Tuesday it will face the Chicago Bulls on Oct. 13, followed by an exhibition against a …

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    30 May 12
  • Willingham’s 3-run HR in 9th lifts Twins over A’s

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Josh Willingham hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning to lift the Minnesota Twins to a 3-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night. Justin Morneau added two doubles for …

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    30 May 12
  • Morneau ties, Capps saves Twins 5-4 win over A’s

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Justin Morneau drove in two runs for Minnesota, including the tying double in the eighth inning for the Twins in a 5-4 victory over Oakland on Monday, the sixth straight loss for …

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    29 May 12