Here is the latest sports news: The Mariners dumped the Twins. The Lynx and Mercury hook up in Game One. The Blues host the Wild.
M’s Trip Twins For 11th Straight Loss
(Minneapolis, MN) — The M’s combined to plate five runs over the fifth and sixth innings as Seattle came back to edge the Twins, 5-4. Kevin Slowey fell to 0-and-7 after allowing six runs on five hits in six-plus frames of work. Trevor Plouffe made it a one-run game with a run-scoring single in the ninth, but Minnesota dropped its 11th in-a-row. Anthony Swarzak is slated to oppose Blake Beavan in the series finale at 12:10 this afternoon.
Lynx Hosts Mercury
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Lynx will meet the Phoenix Mercury in Game One of the Western Conference Finals tonight. Minnesota won 3-of-5 against Phoenix during the regular season. Tip-off for Game One of the best-of-three series at the Target Center is at 8:00 p.m.
Blues Host Wild
(St. Louis, MO) — The Wild will continue preseason play against the Blues tonight in St. Louis. Minnesota opened the exhibition schedule with a 4-3 win over the Oilers on Tuesday. The puck drops tonight at 7:00 p.m.
NFL Warns Teams About Faking Injuries
(New York, NY) — The NFL is taking a firm stance against teams that possibly fake injuries on the field. The league has issued a memo to all 32 clubs warning that players, coaches and teams could face disciplinary action if it determines there is reasonable cause that an injury was faked to disrupt the flow of the game. Penalties include fines, suspensions or even the loss of future draft picks.
Pac-12 Will Not Expand
(Walnut Creek, CA) — The Pac-12 Conference has decided not to expand further. In its first year as a 12-team league following the addition of Colorado and Utah, the league was considering further expansion. However, the conference’s presidents and chancellors have decided that 12 teams is enough at the present time.