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Wolves drop first game of season 107-99 in San Antonio

Andrew Wiggins' efficient 26 and Karl-Anthony Towns' double-double paced the new-look Wolves, but the Spurs pulled away as the Minnesota Timberwolves couldn't sink a number of three-pointers in the waning minutes, losing 107-99.  Here are three positives and three negatives from their opening night loss.

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Bridgewater: 'I definitely believe I'll play this year'

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Posted: Oct 19, 2017 12:58 PM CDTUpdated: Oct 19, 2017 1:06 PM CDT By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Teddy Bridgewater says he "definitely" believes he'll play for the Minnesota Vikings this season, after returning to practice for the first time in almost 14 months. Bridgewater spoke to reporters Thursday for the first time since the beginning of training camp. He was cleared to rejoin the team Wednesday on the field where he dis...

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Athlete of the Week - Matt Winkle Video included

The KoMets of Kasson-Mantorville have soared to a 7-0 start to the 2017 season, averaging nearly 40 points per game and beating their opponents by an average of 24 points. Leading the way has been junior quarterback Matt Winkle.  Winkle told us about the team's goals this season. "We knew coming into the season that we were going to make a push for the state tournament run, and we're right where we want to be right now."

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Boys and girls soccer sectionals; Big Nine cross country Video included

The Section One-A boy's soccer championship between top-seeded Austin and second-seeded Lourdes, as well as sixth-seeded Kasson-Mantorville facing top-seeded Lourdes in the girl's Section One-A  were Tuesday night. NewsCenter Sport's Director Pat Lund has the highlights.

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Week eight high school football preview Video included

NewsCenter Sport's Director Pat Lund breaks down some of the top contests for high school football in southeastern Minnesota in week eight. More>>

Bridgewater cleared to rejoin Vikings for practice this week

Posted: Oct 16, 2017 2:42 PM CDTUpdated: Oct 16, 2017 2:44 PM CDT By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Teddy Bridgewater has been cleared to rejoin the Minnesota Vikings for practice, roughly 14 months after a dislocation and multiple ligament tears in his left knee put his leg and career at risk. Coach Mike Zimmer said Bridgewater will be eased back in with the team beginning Wednesday. The 24-year-old quarterback visited his surgeon Monday ... More>>

Wennberg scores in OT; Columbus beats Minnesota 5-4

Alexander Wennberg scored 47 seconds into overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat the Minnesota Wild 5-4 on Saturday night. Zach Werenski, David Savard, Cam Atkinson and Josh Anderson also scored for the Blue Jackets, winners of three straight.

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Four Downs: Vikings beat Green Bay 23-10 as Rodgers leaves with broken collarbone

The Minnesota Vikings entered the game against their NFC North rivals without their top wide receiver.  But at the end of the day, they walked away with a victory and the Packers headed back to Green Bay without their star quarterback in a 23-10 Vikings win at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

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Wild win first game in 5-2 victory in Chicago

The Minnesota Wild (1-1-1) pulled away from the Blackhawks (3-1-1) with a four-goal third period, as they took home their first win of the season in a 5-2 victory in Chicago.

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Week seven high school football rankings Video included

KTTC NewsCenter Sports Director Pat Lund gives a breakdown of the week seven high school football polls as there are now five number one teams, with two new number ones this week.

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Week seven high school football preview Video included

KTTC Newscenter Sports Director gives a preview of some of the match-ups throughout Southeast Minnesota for high school football in week seven. More>>

Andrew Wiggins signs contract extension with Timberwolves

Posted: Oct 11, 2017 1:40 PM CDTUpdated: Oct 11, 2017 1:40 PM CDT By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Basketball Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed Andrew Wiggins to a new contract extension. The Timberwolves announced on Wednesday that the two sides had reached agreement on a multiyear contract. Terms were not disclosed, but owner Glen Taylor said in August that he had offered Wiggins a five-year max contract worth $148 million. It put a big piece of bus... More>>

Molitor happy to put uncertainty behind him, stay with Twins

Posted: Oct 10, 2017 3:47 PM CDTUpdated: Oct 10, 2017 3:50 PM CDT By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Paul Molitor says even he was not sure how things were going to go when he walked into a postseason meeting with Minnesota Twins executives Derek Falvey and Thad Levine to discuss his future as manager. Molitor spoke to the media Tuesday, a day after signing a new three-year contract with his hometown team. Molitor led the Twins to an 85-77 record and t... More>>

Vikings: No new injury for Bradford, just knee wear and tear

Posted: Oct 10, 2017 4:11 PM CDTUpdated: Oct 10, 2017 4:11 PM CDT By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Another MRI on Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford's left knee has revealed no additional injury, after he was pulled early from the game at Chicago because of continued discomfort. Vikings head athletic trainer Eric Sugarman said Tuesday that Bradford does not have any ligament damage or bone bruising, just aggravation of the wear an...

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Four Downs: Bradford leaves early, but Vikings squeak by with 20-17 victory

The Minnesota Vikings were able to spoil Chicago Bear's rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky's debut, with a go-ahead field goal in the final seconds of the game.  The Vikes left Soldier Field in Chicago with a 20-17 victory.

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Athlete of the Week - Owatonna's Jason Williamson Video included

Not one defense in the state of Minnesota has been able to stop Owatonna running back Jason Williamson this season. Get this-- the huskies junior has rushed for 1,146 yards and scored 22 total touchdowns through the season's first 6 games...but ask Jason, and he thinks it's his line that deserves all the credit.  Williamson said, "They make a big hole, I just run through it. It's mostly them doing the job." Lineman Dylan Meier added, "We know if we all work ... More>>

Wild strike late, but lose in shootout 5-4 to Carolina

The Minnesota Wild got a last second goal from Mikko Koivu to send Saturday's game into OT, but they were unable to put another one in the net as they lost in a shootout 5-4 to the Carolina Hurricanes.

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Purdue overcomes turnovers, delay to beat Minnesota 31-17

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Posted: Oct 07, 2017 7:54 PM CDTUpdated: Oct 07, 2017 7:54 PM CDT By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Markell Jones scored on a 12-yard run with 1:17 left and Elijah Sindelar rallied Purdue twice - once before a heavy storm delayed Saturday's game and once after - to beat Minnesota 31-17. Sindelar replaced David Blough in the first half and had the best game of his career. He finished 19 of 26 with a career-high 248 yards and one touchdown. And ... More>>

Wild unable to complete comeback as they lose 4-2 to Detroit

The Wild tied the game up in the third period at 2-2, but they gave up two consecutive goals to the Detroit Red Wings as they couldn't spoil the opening of the Red Wings new arena in a 4-2 loss. But this game wasn't without controversy. In the first period, the Wild had two goals waived off which would come back to haunt them. The Red Wings would jump ahead in the second scoring two goals within a minute of each other, both on the power play. First Anthony Mantha would put one int,...

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Week six high school football preview Video included

KTTC NewsCenter Sports Director Pat Lund goes through some of the high school football games to watch in our area in week six.

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Vikings QB Bradford back at practice for 1st time in 2 weeks

Posted: Oct 05, 2017 2:19 PM CDTUpdated: Oct 05, 2017 2:19 PM CDT EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford has rejoined the team for practice for the first time in two weeks, raising the possibility of him coming back as the starter for the upcoming game at Chicago. Bradford went through drop-back throwing drills on Thursday during the initial portion of the workout that was open to reporters. He has been kept out of the past three games becaus... More>>

Week six high school football rankings Video included

KTTC NewsCenter Sports Director Pat Lund gives a breakdown of the week six high school football polls, as southeast Minnesota still has a fourth number one team.

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Twins season ends with 8-4 loss in Wild Card game

The Minnesota Twins first ever Wild Card game could not have started better but it ended with an outcome in the Yankees favor as they ended the Twins' season with an 8-4 victory.

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Twins-Yankees Wild Card game preview

Today is the day for Twins fans, as their Minnesota Twins take the field in New York City, specifically the Bronx, to take on the New York Yankees at 7 p.m. at Yankee Stadium. Here are five keys/questions for the Twins in their efforts to move onto the ALDS to face the Cleveland Indians. 1. Ervin Santana faces the Yankees a lineup three times Ervin Santana arguably had one of the best seasons in his career this year. Having his lowest career ERA at 3.28, winning his second most...

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Local high school sports roundup Video included

NewsCenter Sport's Pat Lund gives a break down on some of the local high school sports action Tuesday evening. More>>

Air tight: Lynx and Sparks set for another Game 5

Posted: Oct 03, 2017 3:52 PM CDT Updated: Oct 03, 2017 3:52 PM CDT By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Basketball Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Los Angeles Sparks and Minnesota Lynx are preparing for their second WNBA Finals Game 5 in as many seasons. That only tells half of the story of how close the series has been. The two teams have played 12 games total from Game 1 of last year's finals through Game 4 on Sunday night. The cumulative score in those games is 908-908. The two best ... More>>

Twins wrap up regular season with 5-1 defeat of Detroit

Backed by Bartolo Colon's great start and Jason Castro's three-RBI game, the Minnesota Twins ended the 2017 regular season with a win and a series victory over the Detroit Tigers.

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Four Downs: Vikings lose game to Detroit 14-7, and possibly Cook for the season

Can football be get more unpredictable this year? After a week where the Vikings offense puts up 34, the next week they only muster seven in a 14-7 loss to Detroit.

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Lynx force decisive Game 5 with 80-69 win over Sparks

Posted: Oct 01, 2017 9:59 PM CDTUpdated: Oct 01, 2017 9:59 PM CDT By JILL PAINTER LOPEZ Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sylvia Fowles scored 22 points and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Los Angeles Sparks 80-69 on Sunday night to force a decisive Game 5 in the WNBA Finals. Maya Moore and the Lynx will try for their fourth championship in seven years on Wednesday night at home. The Sparks won Game 5 at Minnesota last season to take the crown. Candace Parker and the Spark...

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September 28th local sports roundup Video included

KTTC NewsCenter Sports Director Pat Lund gives the Thursday highlights for volleyball, boys soccer, and cross country in our area.

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Week five high school football preview Video included

KTTC NewsCenter Sports Director Pat Lund gives the breakdown on the week five high school football games throughout our area.

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Vikings declare Bradford out vs. Lions, it's Keenum at QB once again

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford has been ruled out of the game again this week because of lingering soreness in his left knee, meaning Case Keenum will make his third straight start. Coach Mike Zimmer said on Thursday that Bradford's status remains day to day. 

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Twins lose second in a row Thursday, drop series to Cleveland

For the second night in a row the Minnesota Twins were unable to score Thursday until the ninth inning as they lost to Cleveland 5-2.  The win gave the Indians 100 on the season.  Home runs were the difference in this game started by Ervin Santana but they all came after he left the game. 

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Week five high school football rankings Video included

KTTC NewsCenter Sport Director Pat Lund gives a breakdown of the week five high school football polls, as southeast Minnesota now has a fourth number one team.

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Twins are playoff bound!

The Twins would lose to the Indians 4-2 but thanks to Nicky Delmonico and the Chicago White Sox, the Twins are heading to the 2017 MLB playoffs. In Cleveland, the Twins were unable to get anything going offensively as Danny Salazar, Mike Clevinger (W, 12-5) Andrew Miller and Joe Smith shut out the Twins through the first eight innings. Meanwhile, the Indians scored one in the  first on Edwin Encarnacion's single, one in the fourth on a bases loaded hit by pitch, on in the ...

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Twins magic number down to 1 as they beat Indians 8-6

In a back and forth bout in Cleveland, Brian Dozier's go ahead three-run home run proved the difference as the 8-6 victory brought the Twins a game away from clinching the second Wild Card spot. The first run of the game came in the top of the first as the Twins' Jorge Polanco would drive in Brian Dozier with an RBI groundout. Then Eddie Rosario would hit a solo home run, his 27th of the year, to give the Twins a 2-0 lead. But Bartolo Colon would give up that lead quickly in his lon... More>>

Fowles grabs 17 boards, Lynx beat Sparks 70-68

Posted: Sep 26, 2017 9:37 PM CDTUpdated: Sep 26, 2017 9:37 PM CDT By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Basketball Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Sylvia Fowles grabbed a WNBA Finals-record 17 rebounds and scored 13 points to lead the Minnesota Lynx to a 70-68 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks in Game 2 on Tuesday night, evening the series at one game apiece. Fowles broke Taj McWilliams-Franklin's record of 16 for Connecticut in 2005. Lindsay Whalen scored 14 points, Rebekkah Brunson had 12 ... More>>

Athlete of the Week - Grace Ping Video included

Every single runner in the entire state of Minnesota is chasing Winona Cotter cross country star Grace Ping. Ping has dominated the high school circuit this season, finishing 2nd at the prestigious Roy Griak Race, and setting the Mayo Invite course record by a mind boggling 92 seconds. but Ping doesn't seem to mind the target on her back.  "There are positives and negatives to it....I try to think of it as people more believing in me."

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Lake City-St. Charles volleyball Video included

The Lake City Tigers volleyball team took on the Saint Charles Saints in a match up in Saint Charles. Pat Lund has the highlights. More>>

SC/LA soccer take on Schaeffer Academy in St. Charles Video included

SC/LA soccer took on Schaeffer Academy in St. Charles Monday night in the rain. Pat Lund has the highlights. More>>

Four Downs: Keenum spectacular as Vikings dominate Tampa Bay in 34-17 victory

What a difference a week makes. The Vikings had a disappointing showing in week two, losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-9, but in week three they dominated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers winning 34-17.  In his first start at home for the Vikings, Case Keenum was spectacular leading his team to victory.  A big part of Keenum’s success was the performance of Stefon Diggs. The third year wide receiver caught eight passes for 173 yards and two touchdowns.

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Gray's jumper helps Sparks beat Lynx and avoid Game 1 collapse

Chelsea Gray's pull-up jumper with 2 seconds to play helped the Los Angeles Sparks avoid what would have been a stunning collapse and take Game 1 of the WNBA Finals, 85-84, over the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday. 

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Twins sweep Tigers in 10-4 victory

The Minnesota Twins swept a four game series in Detroit for the first time since 2003, as they won 10-4 Sunday at Comerica Park.  In the series, the Twins outscored the Tigers 39-12.

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