ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Marco Scandella's slap shot with 1:48 left lifted the Minnesota Wild to a 4-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday. The Wild raised their home record to 12-3-2 and handed the Blackhawks their first loss in their past seven road games.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Twins have signed former Yankees right-hander Phil Hughes to a $24 million, three-year contract. The Twins reached the agreement with Hughes last week and finished it on Thursday after the 27-year-old passed his physical. Hughes went 4-14 with a 5.19 ERA for the Yankees last season.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love has left the team to mourn the death of his maternal grandmother. The team says Carol Lee Craig died on Wednesday night and says Love will not practice on Friday. The Wolves next play against the Miami Heat on Saturday night. Love's status for the game is unknown.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Roseville senior quarterback Jacques Perra has been picked as the Minnesota Associated Press Player of the Year for high school football. The award was announced Thursday. Perra helped lead Roseville to the Class 6A semifinals, where the Raiders lost to Rosemount and finished 10-2 for the season.
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