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Minnesota knocks off Detroit, keeps pace in wild card race

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Max Kepler and Brian Dozier homered, Byron Buxton had three hits and the playoff-chasing Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 7-3 on Friday night.

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Green Bay WR Cobb, OL Bakhtiari among several doubtful for Sunday

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The Green Bay Packers could be without seven front-line players for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Minnesota F Wiggins considering max deal without agent, in no rush to sign

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Andrew Wiggins says he feels good about a max contract offer that is sitting in front of him with the Minnesota Timberwolves. But he's in no rush to get it signed. 

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Minnesota QB Bradford won't play Sunday, Keenum to start second straight game

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 The Minnesota Vikings say quarterback Sam Bradford will not play against Tampa Bay because of his ailing left knee. Bradford was not at practice Friday after taking part in a limited basis Wednesday and Thursday and reporting progress from the week before.

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Chicago rallies in ninth, beats NL Central rival Milwaukee in extras

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Javier Baez grounded a tying single with two outs in the ninth inning, Kris Bryant hit a two-run homer in the 10th and the Chicago Cubs widened their NL Central lead over Milwaukee, beating the Brewers 5-3 Thursday night.

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Mauer leads rout of Detroit, Minnesota opens 2.5 game lead in wild card race

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Joe Mauer and Jorge Polanco had three hits each, and the Minnesota Twins extended their lead for the American League's second wild card by beating the Detroit Tigers 12-1 on Thursday night.

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Green Bay LB Perry to have hand surgery, adds to long list of injuries

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The banged-up Green Bay Packers have lost another key player to injury with outside linebacker Nick Perry scheduled to have hand surgery. Coach Mike McCarthy says he doesn't know how much time Perry will miss.

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Minnesota's Thibodeau adds familiar face Lucas III to coaching staff

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The Minnesota Timberwolves have added John Lucas III as a player development coach. The addition gives coach Tom Thibodeau another familiar face with a deep background as he tries to turn the Timberwolves into a playoff team.

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Frazier's walk-off homer lifts Pirates by Brewers 6-4

Adam Frazier hit a two-run homer off Milwaukee closer Corey Knebel with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-4 victory on Wednesday night.

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Judge hits AL-leading 45th HR, New York sweeps Minnesota

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Aaron Judge hit his AL-leading 45th home run and topped 100 RBIs, Didi Gregorius surpassed Derek Jeter for the most home runs by a Yankees shortstop and New York beat the Minnesota Twins 11-3 Wednesday for a three-game sweep.

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Bradford optimistic about Sunday, but Minnesota's QB uncertainty continues

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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford says his left knee is feeling better this week, raising the possibility he'll return from injury after only a one-game absence.

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Sabathia, Gardner help New York to second straight win over Minnesota

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CC Sabathia recovered from a shaky start to pitch six innings, Brett Gardner had a pair of tying hits and the New York Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins 5-2 on Tuesday night to ensure their sixth straight series win.

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Santana homers, Anderson shuts down Pittsburgh as Milwaukee keeps pace

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Chase Anderson had eight strikeouts in six innings, Domingo Santana homered and the Milwaukee Brewers shut out the Pittsburgh Pirates for the second straight day, 1-0 on Tuesday night.

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Judge hits HR No 44, Chapman saves NYY in win over Minnesota

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Aaron Judge hit his 44th home run, Aroldis Chapman pitched out of big trouble in the eighth inning and the New York Yankees edged the Minnesota Twins 2-1 on Monday night to increase their AL wild-card lead.

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Milwaukee re-signs aging G Terry, who will enter 19th NBA season

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The Milwaukee Bucks have re-signed Jason Terry after the veteran guard shot 42.7 percent from 3-point range last season. The Bucks announced the contract Monday night.

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Suter, Braun help Milwaukee to critical win in Pittsburgh

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Brent Suter pitched five efficient innings, Ryan Braun homered and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0 on Monday night to gain ground in the NL playoff chase.

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Minnesota signs captain Koivu to two-year, $11M contract extension

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The Minnesota Wild and captain Mikko Koivu have agreed to a two-year, $11 million contract extension. The Wild announced the deal on Monday night.

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QB Bradford's knee "better," but Zimmer still unclear on possible return date

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Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says Sam Bradford's left knee is "feeling better" a day after the quarterback missed Minnesota's game against Pittsburgh. But Zimmer is unsure when Bradford will play again.

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Longtime Timberwolves executive leaving to become Minnesota United CEO

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Longtime Minnesota Timberwolves executive Chris Wright is leaving the team to become the CEO of the Minnesota United MLS team. United announced the move on Monday.

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Falcons with a repeat performance in 34-23 win over Packers

Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons picked up where they left off against the Green Bay Packers, building a big halftime on the way to a dominating victory Sunday night.

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Steelers shut down Bradford-less Vikings in 26-9 victory

Ben Roethlisberger threw a pair of first-half touchdown passes, Le'Veon Bell ran for 87 yards and the Pittsburgh Steelers kept the Minnesota Vikings in check during a 26-9 victory on Sunday.

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Rosario's 2 homers, Mauer's slam drive Twins over Jays 13-7

Eddie Rosario homered twice, Joe Mauer hit a grand slam and the Minnesota Twins overcame a five-run deficit to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 13-7 Sunday and maintain control for the second AL wild card.

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Shaw, Aguilar pace Milwaukee in 10-3 win over Marlins

Travis Shaw, Jesus Aguilar and Manny Pina each had two hits in Milwaukee's eight-run fourth inning, lifting the Brewers to a 10-3 victory over the hurricane-displaced Miami Marlins on Sunday.

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Moore, Fowles help Lynx sweep Mystics, return to WNBA Finals

Maya Moore scored 21 points, Sylvia Fowles added 17 points and 14 rebounds, and the Minnesota Lynx completed a sweep of the Washington Mystics with an 81-70 win in Game 3 on Sunday.

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Marlins stop 6-game skid with 7-4 win against Brewers

Derek Dietrich hit a two-run homer, Adam Conley pitched into the sixth inning and the Miami Marlins beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-4 on Saturday night to stop a six-game slide.

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Danladi lifts Minnesota United past Montreal, 3-2

Substitute Abu Danladi scored in the 89th minute to give Minnesota United a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Impact on Saturday night.

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Estrada goes 8, Donaldson homers twice as Jays beat Twins

Marco Estrada pitched eight efficient innings, Josh Donaldson homered twice among his four hits and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 7-2 on Saturday night.

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Walker's grand slam highlights Milwaukee's "road" win over Miami

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Neil Walker hit a grand slam during an eight-run eighth inning that broke a tie, and the Brewers beat the Marlins 10-2 on Friday night in the opening game of a series relocated from Miami to Milwaukee because of the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

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Donaldson, Toronto spoil 'Big Sexy' night at Target Field

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Josh Donaldson homered and drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning with an infield single that ricocheted off the mound, sending the Toronto Blue Jays to a 4-3 victory on Friday night over the Minnesota Twins to slow their push toward the postseason.

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Despite ailing knee, Minnesota expects QB Bradford to play Sunday

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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford is expected to play at Pittsburgh despite a knee injury that limited him all week in practice. Coach Mike Zimmer said Friday he anticipates that Bradford will play Sunday.

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Minnesota starts training camp, but F Parise out with back injury

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Minnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise is being held out of the beginning of training camp because of a back injury. Parise was not on the ice Friday for the first practice. His status is considered day to day.

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Walk it off: Buxton's blast gives Minnesota second straight extra-inning win

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Byron Buxton's 10th-inning homer gave the Minnesota Twins their second straight walk-off victory, a 3-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night.

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MVP Fowles, Moore spark Minnesota comeback in WNBA semifinals

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Newly crowned MVP Sylvia Fowles scored 25 points to lead the Minnesota Lynx to a 93-83 victory over the Washington Mystics in Game 2 of the WNBA semifinals Thursday night.

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Minnesota C Fowles named WNBA MVP in landslide vote

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Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles has been named the WNBA's most valuable player. The league announced the award Thursday before the Lynx hosted Washington in Game 2 of their best-of-five semifinal series.

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Minnesota signs F Foligno to four-year, $11.5 million contract

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The Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms with restricted free-agent left wing Marcus Foligno on a four-year, $11.5 million contract. The Wild announced the deal Thursday, the day before they take the ice for the start of training camp.

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Minnesota LB Barr misses practice with hamstring injury

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Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr has a hamstring injury that has kept him out of practice, jeopardizing his availability for the upcoming game at Pittsburgh in a shortened week.

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Rosario hits walkoff winner, Minnesota maintains cushion in AL wild card race

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Eddie Rosario hit a two-run home run with two outs in the 10th inning, lifting the Minnesota Twins to a 3-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night to maintain their cushion for the second AL wild card spot.

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Thames homers, Anderson solid as Milwaukee beats Pittsburgh

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Eric Thames hit his team-high 30th homer , Chase Anderson pitched effectively on three days' rest and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-2 on Wednesday night.

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Milwaukee-Miami series moved this weekend because of Hurricane Irma

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The Marlins' three-game series against the Brewers this week will be moved from Miami to Milwaukee because of South Florida's recovery from Hurricane Irma.

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Duluth's Ham reflects on NFL debut, special teams work on MNF Video included

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Duluth, Minn. C.J. Ham made his regular season debut for Minnesota this past Monday night, playing in nine offensive snaps and 18 on special teams.

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Minnesota sets MLB record, pounds seven HRs in win over San Diego

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Jason Castro homered twice, Brian Dozier was a double from the cycle and the Minnesota Twins pounded the San Diego Padres 16-0 on Tuesday night. 

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Thames, Santana lead Milwaukee past Pittsburgh to keep pace in NL Central

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Eric Thames hit his 29th home run, Domingo Santana went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on Tuesday night.

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Augustus, Lynx bury Mystics in Game 1 of Western Conference semis

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Seimone Augustus scored 24 points and Sylvia Fowles added 18 to help the Minnesota Lynx roll to a 101-81 victory over the Washington Mystics in Game 1 of the WNBA semifinals on Tuesday night.

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AP source: Minnesota, G Muhammad on one-year contract

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A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Shabazz Muhammad has agreed to return to the Minnesota Timberwolves on a one-year deal. The Wolves and Muhammad agreed to terms on the veteran minimum deal on Tuesday.

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Milwaukee manages three hits, gets shut out in opener with Pittsburgh

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Steven Brault and four relievers combined on a three-hitter to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night. 

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Bradford, Diggs help spoil Peterson's return to Minnesota in season opener

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Sam Bradford started his second season with Minnesota in style, passing for 346 yards and three touchdowns to help the Vikings beat New Orleans 29-19 on Monday night and spoil Adrian Peterson's first game with the Saints.

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Packers beat Seahawks 17-9 to take NFC heavyweight match

Green Bay defensive lineman Mike Daniels' strip sack of Russell Wilson deep in Seattle territory in the third quarter set up Ty Montgomery's 6-yard touchdown run on the next play to spark the Packers' 17-9 win...

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Brewers beat Cubs 3-1 for sweep, close within 2 games

Travis Shaw hit a two-run homer to back Zach Davies, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 3-1 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep and close within two games of the NL Central leaders.

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Vargas, Moss lead Royals to 11-3 win over Twins

Jason Vargas snapped a personal four-game losing streak with his career high 15th victory, Brandon Moss homered and drove in four runs and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 11-3 on Sunday.

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Hosmer fuels rally in 8th, Royals beat Twins 5-2

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Eric Hosmer drove in the go-ahead run with his third hit in a three-run eighth inning, helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 5-2 on Saturday night. 

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Perez, Anderson help Brewers pound Cubs 15-2

Hernan Perez homered and drove in five runs, and the Milwaukee Brewers pounded the Chicago Cubs 15-2 on Saturday.

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Rosario drives in four runs, Santana wins AL-leading 15th game for Minnesota

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Eddie Rosario homered and drove in four runs, helping the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 8-5 on Friday night.

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Braun hits 300th career HR, lifts Milwaukee over Chicago in opener

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Ryan Braun hit his 300th homer, Jimmy Nelson combined with three relievers on a five-hitter, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 2-0 in the first regular-season Friday night game at Wrigley Field.

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