FOOTBALL

NFL

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

North W L T Pct PF PA

Detroit 9 4 0 .692 295 268

Green Bay 7 6 0 .538 333 312

Vikings 7 6 0 .538 258 225

Chicago 3 10 0 .231 221 290

East W L T Pct PF PA

x-Dallas 11 2 0 .846 340 238

N.Y. Giants 9 4 0 .692 255 244

Washington 7 5 1 .577 330 317

Philadelphia 5 8 0 .385 290 272

South W L T Pct PF PA

Atlanta 8 5 0 .615 428 345

Tampa Bay 8 5 0 .615 293 296

New Orleans 5 8 0 .385 358 351

Carolina 5 8 0 .385 311 337

West W L T Pct PF PA

y-Seattle 9 4 1 .679 298 235

Arizona 5 7 1 .423 299 277

Los Angeles 4 10 0 .286 197 328

San Francisco 1 12 0 .077 251 393

AMERICAN CONFERENCE

North W L T Pct PF PA

Pittsburgh 8 5 0 .615 317 256

Baltimore 7 6 0 .538 279 237

Cincinnati 5 7 1 .423 268 269

Cleveland 0 13 0 .000 207 375

East W L T Pct PF PA

New England 11 2 0 .846 349 230

Miami 9 5 0 .643 315 314

Buffalo 6 7 0 .462 325 301

N.Y. Jets 4 10 0 .286 242 358

South W L T Pct PF PA

Houston 7 6 0 .538 229 274

Tennessee 7 6 0 .538 321 306

Indianapolis 6 7 0 .462 328 333

Jacksonville 2 11 0 .154 240 338

West W L T Pct PF PA

Kansas City 10 3 0 .769 302 255

Oakland 10 3 0 .769 358 320

Denver 8 5 0 .615 296 242

San Diego 5 8 0 .385 350 347

Key: x - clinched playoff spot; y - clinched division.

RESULT Saturday

Miami 34, N.Y. Jets 13

Games Sunday

Indianapolis at Vikings, noon (Ch. 4)

Cleveland at Buffalo, noon

Detroit at N.Y. Giants, noon

Green Bay at Chicago, noon

Jacksonville at Houston, noon

Philadelphia at Baltimore, noon

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, noon

Tennessee at Kansas City, noon

New Orleans at Arizona, 3:05 pm

San Francisco at Atlanta, 3:05 pm (Ch. 9)

New England at Denver, 3:25 pm (Ch. 4)

Oakland at San Diego, 3:25 pm

Tampa Bay at Dallas, 7:30 pm (Ch. 11)

Game Monday

Carolina at Washington, 7:30 pm (ESPN)

COLLEGE

CELEBRATION BOWL

Grambling St. 10, N.C. Central 9

LAS VEGAS BOWL

San Diego State 34, Houston 10

NEW MEXICO BOWL

New Mexico 23, Texas-San Antonio 20

CAMELLIA BOWL

Appalachian St. 31, Toledo 28

CURE BOWL

Arkansas St. 31, Central Florida 13

NEW ORLEANS BOWL

S. Mississippi vs. La.-Lafayette, late

FCS SEMIFINALS

Result Saturday

•Youngstown St. 40, E. Washington 38

Championship • Jan. 7 • Frisco, Texas

•James Madison (13-1) vs. Youngstown St. (12-3), 11 am (ESPN2)

NCAA DIVISION II CHAMPIONSHIP

Saturday • Kansas City

•NW Missouri St. 29, N. Alabama 3

NAIA CHAMPIONSHIP

Saturday • Daytona Beach, Fla.

St. Francis (Ind.) 38, Baker 17

BASKETBALL

TIMBERWOLVES STATISTICS

(Through Friday)

Player G Min Pts Reb Ast

Wiggins 25 36.3 22.2 4.2 2.3

Towns 25 34.9 21.4 10.8 2.2

LaVine 24 37.4 20.5 3.1 3.1

Dieng 25 31.3 10.6 7.9 2.3

Rubio 20 30.5 6.9 3.9 6.6

Bjelica 23 16.8 6.7 3.3 1.1

Muhammad 22 16.5 6.4 2.4 0.4

Payne 9 9.3 5.3 1.9 0.3

Dunn 25 17.7 4.3 2.2 2.6

Jones 17 12.2 3.8 1.4 2.5

Aldrich 24 13.3 3.0 3.9 0.5

Hill 3 5.2 2.0 2.0 0.0

Rush 11 11.0 1.5 1.3 0.6

Lucas III 5 2.1 0.4 0.0 0.2

Totals 25 241.0 103.7 42.6 21.7

Opponents 25 241.0 106.7 41.1 21.8

HOCKEY

WILD STATISTICS

(Through Saturday)

PLAYER GP G A TP +/- PIM

Staal 30 10 14 24 13 12

Coyle 30 10 12 22 12 20

Niederreiter 30 8 12 20 14 4

Granlund 30 7 13 20 11 2

Suter 30 5 13 18 22 14

Koivu 30 7 10 17 12 10

Zucker 30 6 11 17 17 12

Parise 23 5 8 13 -1 14

Pominville 30 5 8 13 3 2

Brodin 30 3 10 13 5 14

Dumba 30 4 7 11 10 20

Spurgeon 26 1 10 11 18 6

Haula 23 5 5 10 5 8

Stewart 30 5 3 8 0 40

Eriksson Ek 9 2 3 5 2 2

Graovac 22 3 0 3 2 2

Dalpe 9 1 2 3 0 9 Folin 22 0 2 2 9 16

Prosser 14 0 2 2 -1 4

Scandella 19 0 2 2 -4 10

Bertschy 5 0 1 1 0 4

Gabriel 7 0 1 1 0 24

Pulkkinen 9 1 0 1 -1 2

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 30 88 149 237 0 269

Opponents 30 58 101 159 0 257

GOALIES W L OT SO Sv% GAA

Kuemper 3 2 1 0 .907 2.97

Dubnyk 15 6 3 4 .947 1.62

Totals 17 8 4 4 .938 1.92

Opponents 12 15 3 2 .903 2.83

COLLEGE • MEN

BIG TEN W L T SW Pts GF GA

Gophers 3 1 0 0 9 16 15

Penn State 2 0 0 0 6 11 2

Ohio State 1 1 0 0 3 11 8

Wisconsin 1 1 0 0 3 8 8

Michigan 1 3 0 0 3 10 19

Michigan St. 0 2 0 0 0 4 8

Overall: Gophers 9-5-2, Penn State 13-1-1, Ohio State 9-2-4, Wisconsin 8-7-1, Michigan 7-8-1, Michigan St. 4-8-1.

SUNDAY

Nonconference

Northeastern at Michigan St., 2:05 pm

NCHC W L T SW Pts GF GA

Minn. Duluth 8 2 0 0 24 38 23

Denver 6 1 3 2 23 25 17

W. Michigan 4 5 1 1 14 27 31

St. Cloud State 4 5 1 0 13 30 31

Omaha 4 4 0 0 12 30 26

North Dakota 3 4 1 1 11 18 16

Miami (Ohio) 1 4 3 1 7 18 29

Colorado College 1 6 1 0 4 15 28

Overall: Minn. Duluth 12-3-3, Denver 12-3-3, W. Michigan 8-5-3, St. Cloud State 8-7-1, Omaha 9-6-3, North Dakota 9-6-3, Miami (Ohio) 4-8-5, Colorado College 3-12-1.

SATURDAY

Nonconference

Minn. Duluth 2, Bemidji St. 1

FRIDAY

Nonconference

Bemidji St. 1, Minn. Duluth 1, OT

WCHA W L T SW Pts GF GA

Bemidji St. 13 1 2 2 43 43 17

Michigan Tech 11 3 2 1 36 44 26

MSU Mankato 7 5 2 0 23 43 34

Bowling Green 7 7 1 1 23 46 35

Ala.-Huntsville 7 7 2 0 23 44 53

Ferris St. 6 7 1 1 20 41 40

Alaska 5 8 2 2 19 38 52

Lake Superior St. 5 8 1 0 16 40 45

Anchorage 2 8 2 1 9 21 36

N. Michigan 2 11 1 0 7 25 47

Overall: Bemidji St. 13-6-3, Michigan Tech 12-7-3, MSU Mankato 11-7-2, Bowling Green 8-11-2, Ala.-Huntsville 7-11-2, Ferris St. 7-11-1, Alaska 6-11-2, Lake Superior St. 8-9-1, Anchorage 3-13-2, N. Michigan 4-14-2.

SATURDAY

Bowling Green at Alaska, late

Nonconference

Minn. Duluth 2, Bemidji St. 1

MSU Mankato 5, Princeton 4

FRIDAY

Alaska 3, Bowling Green 2

Nonconference

Princeton 6, MSU Mankato 1

Bemidji St. 1, Minn. Duluth 1, OT

COLLEGE • WOMEN

WCHA W L T SW Pts GF GA

Wisconsin 13 2 1 1 41 63 15

Gophers 12 2 2 2 40 52 27

Minn. Duluth 10 4 2 1 33 47 26

North Dakota 7 5 4 2 27 38 28

Ohio State 4 10 2 0 14 20 44

St. Cloud State 4 11 1 1 14 24 46

Bemidji St. 4 11 1 0 13 25 46

MSU Mankato 3 12 1 0 10 16 53

Overall: Wisconsin 17-2-1, Gophers 15-3-2, Minn. Duluth 13-4-3, North Dakota 10-7-5, Ohio State 8-10-2, St. Cloud State 5-14-1, Bemidji St. 8-11-1, MSU Mankato 6-14-2.

Results Saturday • Nonconference

Lindenwood 4, North Dakota 1

MSU Mankato 2, Union (N.Y.) 1

VOLLEYBALL

COLLEGE

NCAA DIVISION I CHAMPIONSHIP

Saturday • Columbus, Ohio

•Stanford def. Texas, 25-21, 25-19, 18-25, 25-21

TRANSACTIONS

BASEBALL

American League

Chicago: Agreed to terms with 1B Jose Abreu on a one-year contract.

BASKETBALL

NBA

Chicago: Assigned F Paul Zipser to Windy City (NBADL).

FOOTBALL

NFL

Vikings: Waived DT Toby Johnson. Activated RB Adrian Peterson from injured reserve.

Cleveland: Signed WR Mario Alford from the practice squad.

Dallas: Placed T Chaz Green on injured reserve. Signed DE Zach Moore from the practice squad.

Detroit: Signed CB Adairius Barnes to the practice squad. Released LB Brandon Chubb from the practice squad.

Kansas City: Placed LB Derrick Johnson on injured reserve. Signed DL David King from the practice squad.

HOCKEY

NHL

Calgary: Assigned D Tyler Wotherspoon to Stockton (AHL).

Washington: Recalled F Zach Sanford from Hershey (AHL).

COLLEGE

Houston: Suspended WR Chance Allen from the Las Vegas Bowl for a violation of team rules.

TODAY'S LINE

NFL

FAVORITE LINE (O/U) UNDERDOG

SUNDAY

VIKINGS 5 (45½) Indianapolis

DALLAS 7 (47) Tampa Bay

N.Y. GIANTS 4 (40) Detroit

BALTIMORE 6 (40) Philadelphia

Green Bay 5½ (38) CHICAGO

BUFFALO 10 (41½) Cleveland

KANSAS CITY 5½ (41) Tennessee

HOUSTON 4 (39) Jacksonville

ARIZONA 3 (50½) New Orleans

ATLANTA 13 (50½) San Fran.

New England 3 (43½) DENVER

Oakland 2½ (49) SAN DIEGO

Pittsburgh 3 (45) CINCINNATI

MONDAY

WASH. 6½ (50½) Carolina

NBA

FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG

SUNDAY

L.A. Clippers 4½ WASHINGTON

PHILADELPHIA 2½ Brooklyn

Boston 4 MIAMI

Toronto 5½ ORLANDO

Utah 1½ MEMPHIS

DALLAS off Sacramento

SAN ANTONIO off New Orleans

NHL

FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG

SUNDAY

BOSTON -115/+105 Los Angeles

WINNIPEG -155/+145 Colorado

Columbus -170/+158 VANCOUVER

CHICAGO off/off San Jose

N.Y. ISLES off/off Ottawa

N.Y. RANGERS -177/+165 New Jersey

COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL

FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG

SUNDAY

C. FLORIDA 15 Miami (Ohio)

OLD DOMINION 5 Georgia St.

KENT STATE 6½ Wright St.

ILLINOIS ST. 7 St. Joseph's

Clemson 4½ ALABAMA

Gonzaga 11½ TENNESSEE

SAN JOSE ST. 3 Bowling Green

MICHIGAN ST. 14 Northeastern

WASHINGTON 12 W. Michigan

St. John's 4½ Penn State

Rutgers 5 Fordham

Portland 4½ Oregon St.

COLLEGE BOWL GAMES

FAVORITE LINE (O/U) UNDERDOG

MONDAY

Miami Beach Bowl • Miami

Tulsa 12½ (69½) C. Michigan

TUESDAY

Boca Raton Bowl • Boca Raton, Fla.

W. Kentucky 5 (79) Memphis

WEDNESDAY

Poinsettia Bowl • San Diego

BYU 9 (57) Wyoming

THURSDAY

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl • Boise, Idaho

Colorado St. 13½ (65) Idaho

FRIDAY

Bahamas Bowl • Nassau, Bahamas

Old Dominion 4 (64½) E. Michigan

Armed Forces Bowl • Fort Worth, Texas

Louisiana Tech 5 (67) Navy

Dollar General Bowl • Mobile, Ala.

Troy 4 (49) Ohio

SATURDAY, DEC. 24

Hawaii Bowl • Honolulu

Hawaii off (off) Middle Tenn.

MONDAY, DEC. 26

St. Petersburg Bowl • St. Petersburg, Fla.

Mississippi St. 13 (58½) Miami (Ohio)

Quick Lane Bowl • Detroit

Maryland 1 (43½) Boston Coll.

Independence Bowl • Shreveport, La.

N.C. State 4½ (44) Vanderbilt

TUESDAY, DEC. 27

Holiday Bowl • San Diego

Wash. State 9½ (61½) Gophers

Heart of Dallas Bowl • Dallas

Army 10 (49) North Texas

Military Bowl • Annapolis, Md.

Temple 12 (41) Wake Forest

Cactus Bowl • Phoenix

Boise St. 7 (67) Baylor

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28

Pinstripe Bowl • New York

Pittsburgh 5½ (65) Northwestern

Russell Athletic Bowl • Orlando, Fla.

Miami 3 (57) West Virginia

Texas Bowl • Houston

Texas A&M 2 (56½) Kansas St.

Foster Farms Bowl • Santa Clara, Calif.

Utah 7½ (54) Indiana

THURSDAY, DEC. 29

Birmingham Bowl • Birmingham, Ala.

S. Florida 10 (62½) S. Carolina

Belk Bowl • Charlotte, N.C.

Virginia Tech 7 (61) Arkansas

Alamo Bowl • San Antonio

Colorado 3 (62) Oklahoma St.

FRIDAY, DEC. 30

Liberty Bowl • Memphis

TCU pick (48½) Georgia

Sun Bowl • El Paso, Texas

Stanford 4 (54) North Carolina

Arizona Bowl • Tucson

Air Force 13 (58) S. Alabama

Music City Bowl • Nashville

Tennessee 3½ (60½) Nebraska

Orange Bowl • Miami Gardens, Fla.

Michigan 7 (53) Florida St.

SATURDAY, DEC. 31

Citrus Bowl • Orlando, Fla.

LSU 3 (60) Louisville

Taxslayer Bowl • Jacksonville, Fla.

Georgia Tech 3 (61) Kentucky

Peach Bowl • Atlanta

Alabama 15 (54) Washington

Fiesta Bowl • Glendale, Ariz.

Ohio State 3½ (60) Clemson

MONDAY, JAN. 2

Outback Bowl • Tampa, Fla.

Florida 3 (40½) Iowa

Cotton Bowl • Arlington, Texas

Wisconsin 7½ (53½) W. Michigan

Rose Bowl • Pasadena, Calif.

Southern Cal 6½ (62) Penn State

Sugar Bowl • New Orleans

Oklahoma 3 (62½) Auburn

Note: Home teams are in CAPS.