FOOTBALL

NFL

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

North W L T Pct PF PA

Detroit 8 4 0 .667 275 251

Green Bay 6 6 0 .500 295 302

Vikings 6 6 0 .500 233 209

Chicago 3 9 0 .250 204 270

East W L T Pct PF PA

x-Dallas 11 1 0 .917 333 228

N.Y. Giants 8 4 0 .667 245 237

Washington 6 5 1 .542 303 295

Philadelphia 5 7 0 .417 268 245

South W L T Pct PF PA

Atlanta 7 5 0 .583 386 331

Tampa Bay 7 5 0 .583 277 285

New Orleans 5 7 0 .417 347 335

Carolina 4 8 0 .333 283 321

West W L T Pct PF PA

Seattle 8 3 1 .708 264 194

Arizona 5 6 1 .458 276 251

Los Angeles 4 8 0 .333 180 262

San Francisco 1 11 0 .083 234 370

AMERICAN CONFERENCE

North W L T Pct PF PA

Baltimore 7 5 0 .583 256 207

Pittsburgh 7 5 0 .583 290 236

Cincinnati 4 7 1 .375 245 259

Cleveland 0 12 0 .000 197 352

East W L T Pct PF PA

New England 10 2 0 .833 319 207

Miami 7 5 0 .583 255 278

Buffalo 6 6 0 .500 305 274

N.Y. Jets 3 9 0 .250 206 307

South W L T Pct PF PA

Houston 6 6 0 .500 207 257

Indianapolis 6 6 0 .500 311 311

Tennessee 6 6 0 .500 308 296

Jacksonville 2 10 0 .167 224 313

West W L T Pct PF PA

Oakland 10 2 0 .833 345 299

Kansas City 9 3 0 .750 281 242

Denver 8 4 0 .667 286 229

San Diego 5 7 0 .417 334 319

Key: x-clinched playoff spot

Games Thursday

Oakland at K.C., 7:25 pm (Ch. 11, NFLN)

Games Sunday

Vikings at Jacksonville, noon (Ch. 9)

Arizona at Miami, noon

Chicago at Detroit, noon

Cincinnati at Cleveland, noon

Denver at Tennessee, noon

Houston at Indianapolis, noon

Pittsburgh at Buffalo, noon

San Diego at Carolina, noon

Washington at Philadelphia, noon

N.Y. Jets at San Fran. 3:05 pm (Ch. 4)

Atlanta at Los Angeles, 3:25 pm

New Orleans at Tampa Bay, 3:25 pm

Seattle at Green Bay, 3:25 pm (Ch. 9)

Dallas at N.Y. Giants, 7:20 pm (Ch. 11)

Game Monday

Balt. at New England, 7:30 pm (ESPN)

BASKETBALL

TIMBERWOLVES STATISTICS

(Through Tuesday)

Player G Min Pts Reb Ast

Wiggins 21 36.5 22.2 4.0 2.4

Towns 21 34.8 22.0 10.3 2.4

LaVine 20 37.2 20.1 3.1 2.7

Dieng 21 31.1 10.2 8.1 2.3

Bjelica 21 17.2 6.9 3.3 1.2

Muhammad 18 16.2 6.9 2.3 0.4

Rubio 16 30.5 6.4 3.9 6.7

Payne 7 9.4 6.1 2.0 0.4

Jones 14 14.4 4.2 1.7 3.0

Dunn 21 17.7 4.2 2.2 2.8

Hill 2 5.4 3.0 3.0 0.0

Aldrich 21 12.8 2.8 3.9 0.5

Rush 9 10.7 1.6 1.0 0.7

Lucas III 5 2.1 0.4 0.0 0.2

Totals 21 241.5 104.1 42.2 22.0

Opponents 21 241.5 105.6 41.6 21.3

HOCKEY

WILD STATISTICS

(Through Tuesday)

PLAYER GP G A TP +/- PIM

Coyle 24 9 8 17 6 18

Staal 24 5 12 17 8 6

Suter 24 4 12 16 13 8

Niederreiter 24 7 8 15 9 4

Granlund 24 5 9 14 6 2

Koivu 24 6 7 13 6 8

Zucker 24 3 10 13 13 10

Brodin 24 2 8 10 1 12

Pominville 24 5 5 10 2 2

Parise 17 4 5 9 -1 12

Dumba 24 2 6 8 6 18

Spurgeon 20 1 7 8 11 6

Haula 17 4 3 7 2 8

Stewart 24 3 3 6 -1 33

Eriksson Ek 9 2 3 5 2 2

Dalpe 9 1 2 3 0 9

Folin 19 0 2 2 8 16

Graovac 16 2 0 2 0 2

Scandella 13 0 2 2 -5 6

Bertschy 5 0 1 1 0 4

Prosser 11 0 1 1 -1 4

Pulkkinen 8 1 0 1 -1 2

Gabriel 2 0 0 0 -1 5

Mitchell 10 0 0 0 -1 0

Olofsson 1 0 0 0 1 0

Reilly 9 0 0 0 0 2

Schroeder 2 0 0 0 0 0

Totals 24 66 114 180 0 215

Opponents 24 49 85 134 0 207

GOALIES W L OT SO Sv% GAA

Dubnyk 10 6 3 4 .946 1.63

Kuemper 2 2 1 0 .897 3.36

Totals 12 8 4 4 .934 2.02

Opponents 12 10 2 2 .909 2.71

TORONTO STATISTICS

(Through Tuesday)

PLAYER GP G A TP +/- PIM

Van Riemsdyk 24 11 9 20 -4 10

Marner 24 7 12 19 -4 16

Matthews 24 11 8 19 -3 2

Bozak 24 5 12 17 -1 4

Kadri 24 10 7 17 -3 53

Nylander 23 6 10 16 -3 6

Rielly 24 1 12 13 -7 9

Komarov 24 3 7 10 2 13

Gardiner 24 4 5 9 4 10

Zaitsev 24 0 9 9 -9 6

Brown 24 3 5 8 4 4

Hyman 24 3 5 8 -2 10

Marincin 15 1 4 5 -1 4

Hunwick 16 0 4 4 2 2

Martin 24 2 2 4 1 51

Soshnikov 15 1 3 4 0 4

Carrick 21 1 2 3 4 24

Michalek 5 1 1 2 -2 2

Polak 19 1 1 2 -1 17

Smith 18 1 1 2 -1 0

Holland 8 0 1 1 -2 4

Corrado 1 0 0 0 0 2

Griffith 3 0 0 0 0 0

Totals 24 72 120 192 271 13

Opponents 24 74 130 204 301 11

GOALIES W L OT SO Sv% GAA

Andersen 10 6 4 0 .913 2.86

Enroth 0 3 1 0 .872 3.94

Totals 10 9 5 0 .905 3.08

COLLEGE • MEN

UPPER MIDWEST

Wis.-River Falls 3, Bethel 2

SOCCER

MLS CUP

SATURDAY

Toronto vs. Seattle, 7 pm

VOLLEYBALL

COLLEGE • WOMEN

NCAA DIVISION I TOURNAMENT

MINNESOTA REGIONAL

Games Friday • Sweet 16

At Minneapolis

Gophers vs. Missouri, 7:15 pm

UCLA vs. North Carolina, 9:45 pm

NEBRASKA REGIONAL

Games Friday • Sweet 16

At Lincoln, Nebraska

Nebraska vs. Penn State, 11 am

Arizona vs. Washington, 1:30 pm

TEXAS REGIONAL

Games Friday • Sweet 16

At Austin, Texas

BYU vs. Texas, 3 pm

Creighton vs. Michigan, 5:30 pm

WISCONSIN REGIONAL

Games Friday • Sweet 16

At Madison, Wisconsin

Ohio State vs. Wisconsin, 1 pm

Florida vs. Stanford, 3:30 pm

NCAA DIVISION II CHAMPIONSHIPS

At Sioux Falls, S.D.

Quarterfinals • Thursday

• Angelo St. vs. Alaska-Anchorage, noon

• Palm Beach Atlantic vs. S.C.-Aiken, 2:30 pm

• Lewis vs. Wheeling Jesuit, 5 pm

• American International vs. Concordia (St. Paul), 7:30 pm

Semifinals • Friday

• Quarterfinal winners, 5 pm and 7:30 pm

Final • Saturday

• Semifinal winners, 5 pm

TRANSACTIONS

BASEBALL

American League

Chicago: Traded LHP Chris Sale to Boston for RHPs Michael Kopech and Victor Diaz, INF Yoan Moncada and OF Luis Alexander Basabe.

Houston: Claimed LHP Ashur Tolliver off waivers from the L.A. Angels.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Arizona: Agreed to terms with C Jeff Mathis on a two-year contract. Named Dan Haren pitching strategist.

Milwaukee: Traded RHP Tyler Thornburg to Boston for INFs Travis Shaw and Mauricio Dubon, RHP Josh Pennington and a player to be named or cash.

Philadelphia: Designated RHP Michael Mariot for assignment. Agreed to terms with RHP Joaquin Benoit on a one-year contract.

BASKETBALL

NBA

Washington: Assigned G Sheldon McClellan to Delaware (NBADL).

FOOTBALL

NFL: Suspended Indianapolis LB D'Qwell Jackson four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances and Green Bay DT Mike Pennel four games for violating the NFL's policy and program for substances of abuse.

Arizona: Released LB Reshard Cliett from the practice squad. Signed P Matt Wile to the practice squad.

Detroit: Signed RB Joique Bell. Signed CB Asa Jackson from Baltimore's practice squad. Placed DE Armonty Bryant and CB Quandre Diggs on injured reserve. Placed TE Brandon Pettigrew on the reserve/non-football injury list.

N.Y. Jets: Waived RB-KR C.J. Spiller and WRw-KR Jeremy Ross. Signed WR Darius Jennings to the practice squad. Released WR Mario Alford from the practice squad.

Tampa Bay: Signed WR Josh Huff from the practice squad. Placed WR Cecil Shorts III on injured reserve.

Tennessee: Placed LB Kevin Dodd on injured reserve. Signed LB Justin Staples from the practice squad and LB J.R. Tavai to the practice squad.

HOCKEY

NHL

Chicago: Placed G Corey Crawford on injured reserve, retroactive to Saturday.

Dallas: Recalled F Jason Dickinson from Texas (AHL).

New Jersey: Assigned F John Quenneville to Albany (AHL). Activated F Beau Bennett from injured reserve.

N.Y. Islanders: Reassigned F Kyle Schempp from Missouri (ECHL) to Bridgeport (AHL).

St. Louis: Placed D Robert Bortuzzo on injured reserve. Activated D Joel Edmundson from injured reserve.

Washington: Reassigned F Paul Carey to Hershey (AHL).

SOCCER

MLS

FC Dallas: Signed D Matt Hedges to a four-year contract.

COLLEGE

Atlantic Sun Conference: Announced North Alabama will join the conference beginning with the 2018-19 academic year in all sports except football.

Baylor: Named Matt Rhule football coach.

Charleston Southern: Promoted women's assistant basketball coach Jill Poe to associate head coach.

Colgate: Named April Cornell field hockey coach.

Drake: Announced the resignation of men's basketball coach Ray Giacoletti. Promoted men's assistant basketball coach Jeff Rutter to interim head coach.

Michigan State: Announced DL Malik McDowell will enter the NFL draft.

AWARDS

MIAC: Named the following athletes of the week: Swimming and diving—Gustavus' Tanner Sonnek and St. Olaf's Claire Walters.

NSIC: Named the following athletes of the week: Women's track—Minn. Duluth's Emi Trost; Women's field—Winona State's Kaitlyn Long.

TODAY'S LINE

NFL

FAVORITE LINE (O/U) UNDERDOG

Thursday

KANSAS CITY 3 (46) Oakland

SUNDAY

Vikings 3½ (39½) JACKS'VILLE

TENNESSEE 1 (43½) Denver

CAROLINA 1 (48) San Diego

INDIANAPOL. 6 (47) Houston

Cincinnati 5½ (43) CLEVELAND

Pittsburgh 1 (46½) BUFFALO

MIAMI 1 (43) Arizona

DETROIT 8 (43½) Chicago

TAMPA BAY 2½ (51½) New Orleans

PHIL. pick (47) Washington

SAN FRAN. 2½ (44½) N.Y. Jets

Seattle 3 (46) GREEN BAY

Atlanta 6 (45) LOS ANGELES

Dallas 3 (47½) N.Y. GIANTS

MONDAY

NEW ENGLAND 7 (45) Baltimore

NBA

FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG

WEDNESday

CHARLOTTE 5½ Detroit

Boston 4½ ORLANDO

Denver 5 BROOKLYN

ATLANTA 7½ Miami

HOUSTON 12½ L.A. Lakers

Cleveland 7½ NEW YORK

MILWAUKEE 2 Portland

Sacramento 3½ DALLAS

Indiana 4 PHOENIX

Golden State 4 L.A. CLIPPERS

NHL

FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG

WEDNESDAY

TORONTO -120/+110 Wild

WASHINGTON -145/+135 Boston

SAN JOSE -210/+190 Ottawa

ANAHEIM -155/+145 Carolina

COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL

FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG

WEDNESDAY

Butler 9 INDIANA ST.

LOUISVILLE 21 S. Illinois

W. Michigan 2½ CLEVELAND ST.

BOSTON COLL. pick Harvard

PITTSBURGH 12 Buffalo

PENN STATE 8 George Mason

VCU off Georgia Tech

TOLEDO 13 Detroit

TEMPLE off G. Washington

SMU 4½ Texas Christian

Illinois St. 4½ TULSA

LOYOLA-CHI. 7½ Wright St.

Creighton 5½ NEBRASKA

Xavier 1 COLORADO

KENTUCKY 19 Valparaiso

NEW MEXICO 12½ Texas-El Paso

N. CAROLINA 15 Davidson

TEXAS TECH 24½ Texas-San Ant.

SAN DIEGO 4½ CS Fullerton

LONG BEACH ST. 5½ Pepperdine

GONZAGA 15½ Washington

Seton Hall off California

Princeton off Hawaii

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

FAVORITE LINE (O/U) UNDERDOG

SATURDAY

Navy 6 (47) Army

Note: Home teams are in CAPS.