SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Jordan Murphy had a double-double and freshman Amir Coffey hit two huge shots in the final minutes as Minnesota beat Vanderbilt 56-52 on Saturday night at the Samford Pentagon in Sioux Falls. With the Gophers trailing by two, Coffey hit a short jumper over Vanderbilt 7-foot-1 center Luke Kornet with 1:38 left. After Kornet missed a 15-footer on the other end, Coffey drove the left baseline and hit a floater with 1:01 left for the go-ahead points. Murphy (16 points, 14 rebounds) converted an offensive rebound with 15 seconds left to ice the game.
MINNEAPOLIS—Minnesota quarterback Sam Bradford's pass sailed high out of the back of the end zone on a two-point attempt with 30 seconds left, and the Dallas Cowboys held on to beat the Vikings 17-15 Thursday night. Bradford led an eight-play, 65-yard drive that began with just over two minutes remaining, pulling Minnesota within two points. However, he was pressured on the conversion attempt, and his desperation attempt to Adam Thielen in the back of the end zone was too high. Dallas secured the ensuing onside kick.
MINNEAPOLIS—The New York Knicks overcame a career night from Minnesota's Karl-Anthony Towns to take down the Timberwolves by a 106-104 final Wednesday at Target Center. Carmelo Anthony hit the game-winning jumper with 2.3 seconds remaining as the Knicks fended off a furious fourth-quarter comeback by the Timberwolves. Minnesota tied the game with 24.2 seconds to play before Anthony's jumper over Andrew Wiggins.
PHILADELPHIA -- Quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdown passes to wide receiver Davante Adams as the Green Bay Packers beat the Philadelphia Eagles 27-13 on Monday night at Lincoln Financial...
ST. LOUIS — Jaden Schwartz had two third-period goals and David Perron scored the winner in the shootout to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. Center Paul Stastny scored and goalie Jake Allen made 28 saves as the Blues improved to 9-1-2 at home this season. The Blues have a nine-game home points streak, their longest since Dec. 29, 2014-Feb. 3, 2015. Perron and defenseman Alex Pietrangelo each had two assists. Perron upped his points streak to seven games. His second assist was No. 200 for his career.
MINNEAPOLIS — In a game widely expected to be a high-scoring affair, Minnesota held Southern Illinois scoreless for a long stretch in each half to claim a 57-45 non-conference victory on Friday night at Williams Arena. Freshman guard Amir Coffey's 13 points and sophomore guard Dupree McBrayer's 11 points and six assists led the way for the Gophers (6-0), who had scored at least 80 points in each of their first five games.
MIAMI, Florida—Jimmie Johnson won the Ford EcoBoost 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season-finale on Sunday, claiming his seventh series championship, tying NASCAR Hall of Famers Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt for the most all-time. Kyle Larson was the race leader on an overtime restart for a two-lap, green-flag sprint to the finish, but Johnson struck quickly, overtaking him for his first and only lead on the final restart of the race. Larson finished second. It was Johnson's fifth win of the season.
SEATTLE -- The only thing more predictable than a slow start from the Seattle Seahawks is a midseason turnaround that puts them back among the short list of Super Bowl...
MINNEAPOLIS — Mitch Leidner passed for one fourth quarter touchdown and ran for another as Minnesota pulled away late and claimed a 29-12 Big Ten victory over Northwestern on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. Leading 15-6 in the final period, the Golden Gophers quarterback tossed a 9-yard touchdown strike to Drew Wolitarsky with 6:46 left to extend the lead to 22-6. The visiting Wildcats trimmed the margin to 22-12 four minutes later on Clayton Thorson's 9-yard touchdown strike to Flynn Nagel.
MINNEAPOLIS — Freshman guard Amir Coffey scored a career-high 30 points as Minnesota overcame a cold start and held off St. John's 92-86 Friday night at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. Coffey had 17 of his points in the first half as the Gophers (4-0) overcome an early 13-point deficit to lead by 10 at the half and by 16 at 57-41 less than seven minutes into the second period.