• Once under fire, Pitino, Gophers surging toward NCAA Tourney

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — This time a year ago, Richard Pitino was at the center of a storm in Minnesota. The Golden Gophers were a disaster on the court and a distraction off of it, on their way to a two-win Big Ten season in his third year on the job.

  • Murphy, Minnesota outlast Michigan, 83-78

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jordan Murphy had 16 points and 15 rebounds and Eric Curry scored all 12 of his points in the second half to lift Minnesota to its fifth straight victory, 83-78 in overtime over Michigan on Sunday night.

  • AP Exclusive: Wolves owner says playoffs priority this year

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves enter the All-Star break in 13th place in the muddled Western Conference, seemingly faced with two options.

  • James, Cavs hold off Wiggins, Wolves 116-108

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — LeBron James spent the morning sending a crystal clear message to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the wake of Kevin Love’s knee injury: things will be just fine as long as James is on the court.

  • AP Source: Raptors, Magic agree on Serge Ibaka deal

    Kyle Lowry said something had to change in Toronto. Serge Ibaka is on his way to try to make that happen.