FOOTBALL

NFL

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

North W L T Pct PF PA

Detroit 9 6 0 .600 322 327

Green Bay 9 6 0 .600 401 364

Vikings 7 8 0 .467 289 297

Chicago 3 12 0 .200 269 361

East

y-Dallas 13 2 0 .867 408 279

x-N.Y. Giants 10 5 0 .667 291 274

Washington 8 6 1 .567 386 364

Philadelphia 6 9 0 .400 340 318

South

y-Atlanta 10 5 0 .667 502 374

Tampa Bay 8 7 0 .533 337 353

New Orleans 7 8 0 .467 437 416

Carolina 6 9 0 .400 353 385

West

y-Seattle 9 5 1 .633 329 269

Arizona 6 8 1 .433 374 356

Los Angeles 4 11 0 .267 218 350

San Francisco 2 13 0 .133 286 455

AMERICAN CONFERENCE

North W L T Pct PF PA

y-Pittsburgh 10 5 0 .667 372 297

Baltimore 8 7 0 .533 333 294

Cincinnati 5 9 1 .367 298 305

Cleveland 1 14 0 .067 240 425

East

y-New England 13 2 0 .867 406 236

x-Miami 10 5 0 .667 349 345

Buffalo 7 8 0 .467 389 348

N.Y. Jets 4 11 0 .267 245 399

South

y-Houston 9 6 0 .600 262 304

Tennessee 8 7 0 .533 357 361

Indianapolis 7 8 0 .467 387 372

Jacksonville 3 12 0 .200 298 376

West

x-Oakland 12 3 0 .800 410 361

x-Kansas City 11 4 0 .733 352 284

Denver 8 7 0 .533 309 291

San Diego 5 10 0 .333 383 386

Note: x - clinched playoff spot; y - clinched division

GAMES SUNDAY

Chicago at Vikings, noon (Ch. 9)

Baltimore at Cincinnati, noon

Buffalo at N.Y. Jets, noon

Carolina at Tampa Bay, noon

Cleveland at Pittsburgh, noon

Dallas at Philadelphia, noon

Houston at Tennessee, noon

Jacksonville at Indianapolis, noon

New England at Miami, noon

Arizona at Los Angeles, 3:25 pm

Kansas City at San Diego, 3:25 pm

New Orleans at Atlanta, 3:25 pm

N.Y. Giants at Wash., 3:25 pm (Ch. 9)

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

Seattle at San Francisco, 3:25 pm

Green Bay at Detroit, 7:30 pm (Ch. 11)

End of regular season

COLLEGE

WEDNESDAY

Pinstripe Bowl • Bronx, N.Y.

•Northwestern 31, Pittsburgh 24

Russell Athletic Bowl • Orlando, Fla.

•Miami 31, West Virginia 14

Foster Farms Bowl • Santa Clara, Calif.

•Utah 26, Indiana 24

Texas Bowl • Houston

•Kansas St. 33, Texas A&M 28

TUESDAY

Cactus Bowl • Phoenix

•Baylor 31, Boise St. 12

THURSDAY

Birmingham Bowl • Birmingham, Ala.

•S. Florida (10-2) vs. South Carolina (6-6), 1 pm

Belk Bowl • Charlotte, N.C.

•Virginia Tech (9-4) vs. Arkansas (7-5), 4:30 pm

Alamo Bowl • San Antonio

•Oklahoma St. (9-3) vs. Colorado (10-3), 8 pm

BASKETBALL

TIMBERWOLVES STATISTICS

(Through Wednesday)

Player G Min Pts Reb Ast

Towns 32 35.2 22.0 11.3 2.8

Wiggins 32 36.6 21.8 4.2 2.3

LaVine 31 37.6 21.0 3.0 3.1

Dieng 32 32.7 10.5 7.9 2.0

Rubio 27 31.4 7.4 4.3 7.2

Muhammad 29 17.5 6.9 2.5 0.4

Bjelica 30 16.4 5.9 3.2 1.2

Payne 10 8.8 4.8 1.8 0.4

Dunn 32 17.1 4.2 2.3 2.4

Jones 20 11.0 3.3 1.3 2.2

Aldrich 28 12.4 2.7 3.7 0.5

Hill 5 7.9 2.0 2.6 0.0

Rush 11 11.0 1.5 1.3 0.6

Lucas III 5 2.1 0.4 0.0 0.2

Totals 32 241.6 103.8 43.0 22.2

Opponents 32 241.6 105.9 40.8 21.8

HOCKEY

WILD STATISTICS

(Through Wednesday)

PLAYER GP G A TP +/- PIM

Coyle 34 12 17 29 14 22

Staal 34 11 18 29 15 14

Granlund 34 8 17 25 15 4

Niederreiter 34 9 13 22 16 8

Zucker 34 8 14 22 21 14

Koivu 34 9 12 21 15 10

Suter 34 5 14 19 23 14

Dumba 34 5 10 15 11 20

Parise 25 6 8 14 -1 16

Brodin 34 3 10 13 5 14

Pominville 34 5 8 13 1 2

Spurgeon 30 3 10 13 22 12

Haula 24 5 5 10 5 8

Stewart 34 6 3 9 -1 42

Eriksson Ek 9 2 3 5 2 2

Dalpe 9 1 2 3 0 9

Graovac 26 3 0 3 0 2

Scandella 23 1 2 3 -1 10

Schroeder 5 1 2 3 1 0

Folin 24 0 2 2 10 18

Prosser 16 0 2 2 -2 4

Bertschy 5 0 1 1 0 4

Gabriel 10 0 1 1 0 24

Pulkkinen 9 1 0 1 -1 2

Cannone 3 0 0 0 0 0

Mitchell 10 0 0 0 -1 0

Olofsson 1 0 0 0 1 0

Reilly 9 0 0 0 0 2

Totals 34 104 174 278 0 295

Opponents 34 66 117 183 0 283

GOALIES W L OT SO Sv% GAA

Dubnyk 18 6 3 5 .947 1.58

Kuemper 4 2 1 0 .904 3.11

Totals 22 8 4 5 .937 1.94

Opponents 12 18 4 2 .890 3.06

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. 4-9-1.

GAMES THURSDAY

Nonconference

Michigan vs. Michigan Tech, 2:30 pm

W. Michigan vs. Michigan St., 6 pm

GAMES FRIDAY

Nonconference

Mercyhurst at Gophers, 7 pm

Michigan/Michigan Tech vs. Michigan St., 2:30/6 pm

W. Michigan/Michigan St. vs. Michigan, 2:30/6 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 4-12-1.

RESULT WEDNESDAY

Nonconference

Colorado College 3, Merrimack 0

GAMES THURSDAY

Nonconference

Cornell vs. Colorado College, 6:30 pm

W. Michigan vs. Michigan St., 6 pm

GAMES FRIDAY

Nonconference

Michigan/Michigan Tech vs. W. Michigan, 2:30/6 pm

St. Cloud State vs. Connecticut, 5 pm

Denver at Providence, 6:05 pm

Lake Superior St. at Omaha, 7:07 pm

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

Bowling Green 8 7 1 1 26 52 38

MSU Mankato 7 5 2 0 23 43 34

Ala.-Huntsville 7 7 2 0 23 44 53

Ferris St. 6 7 1 1 20 41 40

Alaska 5 9 2 2 19 41 58

L. 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, Bowling Green 9-11-2, MSU Mankato 11-7-2, Ala.-Huntsville 7-11-2, Ferris St. 7-11-1, Alaska 6-12-2, Lake Superior St. 8-9-1, Anchorage 3-13-2, N. Michigan 4-15-2.

RESULT WEDNESDAY

Nonconference

Cornell 5, N. Michigan 2

GAMES THURSDAY

Nonconference

Michigan vs. Michigan Tech, 2:30 pm

Merrimack vs. N. Michigan, 3 pm

Ferris St. vs. Robert Morris, 6:30 pm

AMATEUR • MEN

IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

At Toronto and Montreal

Results Wednesday

USA 5, Slovakia 2

Sweden 4, Switzerland 2

Games Thursday

USA vs. Russia, 2:30 pm

Czech Republic vs. Denmark, noon

Sweden vs. Finland, 4:30 pm

Canada vs. Latvia, 7 pm

TRANSACTIONS

BASKETBALL

NBA: Fined Indiana F Paul George $15,000 and coach Nate McMillan $10,000 for public criticism of officiating.

L.A. Lakers: Reassigned C Ivica Zubac to Los Angeles (NBADL).

Memphis: Recalled G Wade Baldwin IV from Iowa (NBADL).

FOOTBALL

NFL: Suspended Tampa Bay RB Doug Martin four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing substances.

Vikings: Signed WR Cayleb Jones to the practice squad.

Arizona: Signed S Christian Bryant from the N.Y. Giants practice squad and CB Brian Dixon from New Orleans practice squad.

Chicago: Signed OL Cornelius Edison and DB Rashaad Reynolds to the practice squad.

Detroit: Placed DT Stefan Charles on injured reserve. Signed CB Crezdon Butler.

Miami: Placed S Isa Abdul-Quddus on injured reserve. Signed S A.J. Hendy from the practice squad.

N.Y. Jets: Place RB Khiry Robinson on injured reserve. Signed RB Brandon Burks from the practice squad and TE M.J. McFarland to the practice squad.

Tampa Bay: Placed RB Charles Sims on injured reserve. Signed FB Austin Johnson from the practice squad.

Tennessee: Placed DE Mehdi Abdesmad on injured reserve. Signed NT Antwaun Woods from the practice squad and LB Kourtnei Brown and WR K.J. Maye to the practice squad.

Washington: Placed S Donte Whitner Sr. on injured reserve. Signed S Josh Evans. Signed LB Rufus Johnson to the practice squad.

HOCKEY

NHL

Anaheim: Recalled D Brandon Montour from San Diego (AHL).

Chicago: Agreed to terms with F Artemi Panarin on a two-year contract extension.

Dallas: Reassigned F Jason Dickinson to Texas (AHL).

Detroit: Assigned F Tyler Bertuzzi and D Brian Lashoff to Grand Rapids (AHL).

Los Angeles: Placed F Tyler Toffoli on injured reserve.

New Jersey: Placed F Vernon Fiddler on injured reserve. Recalled F Luke Gazdic from Albany (AHL).

N.Y. Rangers: Assigned G Brandon Halverson to Hartford (AHL).

St. Louis: Activated F Paul Stastny from injured reserve.

Tampa Bay: Signed F Brett Howden to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Washington: Reassigned F Zach Sanford to Hershey (AHL).

COLLEGE

Connecticut Named Randy Edsall football coach.

Penn State: Suspended junior WR Saeed Blacknall and sophomore LB Manny Bowen for a violation of team rules.

TODAY'S LINE

NFL

FAVORITE line (O/U) UNDERDOG

SUNDAY

VIKINGS 5 (41) Chicago

TENNESSEE 3 (40) Houston

Buffalo 3½ (42) N.Y. JETS

CINCINNATI 2 (41½) Baltimore

WASHINGTON 8 (44) NY Giants

Green Bay 3 (49½) DETROIT

INDIANAP. 4½ (47½) Jacksonville

PHIL. 4 (44) Dallas

TAMPA BAY 6 (46) Carolina

PITTSBURGH 6 (43) Cleveland

ATLANTA 6½ (56) New Orleans

New Eng. 10 (44½) MIAMI

Arizona 6 (41) LOS ANGELES

Kansas City 5½ (44½) SAN DIEGO

Seattle 10 (43) SAN FRAN.

DENVER 1 (40) Oakland

NBA

FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG

THURSDAY

CHARLOTTE 6 Miami

CLEVELAND 6 Boston

MEMPHIS 1½ Oklahoma City

UTAH 12 Philadelphia

Toronto 8½ PHOENIX

L.A. LAKERS 2½ Dallas

NHL

FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG

THURSday

WILD -193/+178 N.Y. Islanders

WASH. -205/+185 New Jersey

Boston -124/+114 BUFFALO

TAMPA BAY off/off Toronto

FLORIDA off/off Montreal

OTTAWA -140/+130 Detroit

NASHVILLE -125/+115 Chicago

Columbus -119/+109 WINNIPEG

DALLAS -195/+180 Colorado

EDMONTON -130/+120 Los Angeles

N.Y. Rangers -165/+155 ARIZONA

CALGARY -121/+111 Anaheim

COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL

FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG

THURSday

E. MICHIGAN off Long Beach St.

Y'NGSTOWN ST. 4½ Milwaukee

OAKLAND 9½ Wright St.

Green Bay 1 CLEVELAND ST.

Butler 9½ ST. JOHN'S

ARKANSAS 1½ Florida

Kentucky 12½ MISSISSIPPI

AUBURN 3 Georgia

OLD DOMINION 6 Wm. and Mary

N. Kentucky 3½ DETROIT

Loyola-Chicago 6½ DRAKE

ILLINOIS ST. 9 Evansville

BRADLEY pick S. Illinois

TEXAS A&M 9½ Tennessee

LSU 2 Vanderbilt

BYU 15 Santa Clara

GONZAGA 27½ Pepperdine

SAN FRAN. 11 San Diego

PACIFIC 1½ Portland

St. Mary's 11½ L. MARYMOUNT

College Football

FAVORITE LINE (O/U) UNDERDOG

Thursday

Birmingham Bowl • Birmingham, Ala.

S. Florida 10 (62) South Carolina

Belk Bowl • Charlotte, N.C.

Virginia Tech 7 (61) Arkansas

Alamo Bowl • San Antonio

Colorado 3 (62½) Oklahoma St.

FRIDAY

Liberty Bowl • Memphis

TCU pick (48½) Georgia

Sun Bowl • El Paso, Texas

Stanford 3 (54) North Carolina

Arizona Bowl • Tucson

Air Force 13½ (57½) S. Alabama

Music City Bowl • Nashville

Tennessee 6½ (58) Nebraska

Orange Bowl • Miami Gardens, Fla.

Michigan 7 (52½) Florida St.

SATURDAY

Citrus Bowl • Orlando, Fla.

LSU 3 (59½) Louisville

Taxslayer Bowl • Jacksonville, Fla.

Georgia Tech 3 (62) Kentucky

CFP Semifinals

Peach Bowl • Atlanta

Alabama 14 (54) Washington

Fiesta Bowl • Glendale, Ariz.

Ohio State 3 (59) Clemson

MONDAY

Outback Bowl • Tampa, Fla.

Florida 3 (40½) Iowa

Cotton Bowl • Arlington, TX

Wisconsin 7½ (52) W. Michigan

Rose Bowl • Pasadena, Calif.

Southern Cal 6½ (60½) Penn State

Sugar Bowl • New Orleans

Oklahoma 3 (63½) Auburn

Note: Home teams are in CAPS.