• Minnesota Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins, left, lays up a shot as he collides with Chicago Bulls’ Bobby Portis in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves won 112-105. Wiggins scored 21 points. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Timberwolves close out Bulls with 12-0 run to win 112-105

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It didn’t take long for Andrew Wiggins to show the Chicago Bulls just how badly they’re going to miss Jimmy Butler.

  • Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler waves to fans as they applaud him while Butler is taken off the court after being injured late in the first half of his team's NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Bulls’ Butler has strained left knee, no ligament damage

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When All-Star guard Jimmy Butler elevated during the second quarter of a game against Denver on Friday night, he heard a pop in his left knee — the last noise any basketball player wants to hear. The Chicago Bulls braced for the worst when Butler went in for an MRI exam.

  • Wild place Brodin on injured reserve with broken foot

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have placed defenseman Jonas Brodin on injured reserve because of a broken foot.

  • Jury finds former Viking Voigt guilty of bank fraud

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minnesota Vikings tight end Stu Voigt has been found guilty of one count of bank fraud.

  • Reigning dunk champ LaVine: ‘I’ve got tricks up my sleeve’

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Zach LaVine came to All-Star weekend in New York last year as an under-the-radar rookie toiling away for one of the league’s worst teams. He left as the Savior of Slam after a scintillating performance breathed new life into the dunk contest.

  • Northwestern guard Tre Demps, center, controls the ball between Minnesota forward Charles Buggs, left, and guard Nate Mason during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in Evanston, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Demps, McIntosh lead Northwestern over Minnesota 82-58

    EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Chris Collins knows when his top players perform at a high level, confidence tends to trickle throughout the rest of his Northwestern line-up.

  • Gophers recruiting class strong on Minnesotans

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota’s recruiting class contains eight scholarship players from the state, plus two natives who finished high school in Texas.

  • Minnesota signs 20, including LB Carter Coughlin

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jerry Kill’s sudden retirement last fall quickly made this recruiting class at Minnesota a question mark.

  • Amanda Kessel returns to Minnesota after concussion problems

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former national player of the year Amanda Kessel is returning to play at Minnesota one year after saying she was finished playing hockey because of ongoing concussion issues.

  • Musher Nathan Schroeder, of Warba, Minn., puts a ring of flowers around the neck of his lead dog, after they had reached the finish line at Billy's Bar just before 6 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in Rice Lake, near Duluth, Minn., to win the nearly 400-mile-long  John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon.  (Paul M. Walsh/WDIO-TV via AP)

    Schroeder captures 4th Beargrease title

    DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Nathan Schroeder has captured his fourth John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon title with a pre-dawn surge over the finish line near Duluth Wednesday.