The Latest – September 29, 2011 29 Sep 11

Here is the latest sports news: The Twins blanked the Royals in their season finale. The Timberwolves officially have a new head coach. An end to the NBA lockout is not close.

Twins Blank Royals To Avoid 100th Loss
(Minneapolis, MN) — Trevor Plouffe’s RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth gave the Twins a 1-0 win over the Royals. Carl Pavano tossed a five-hit shutout to improve his record to 9-and-13. Pavano struck out three and walked none for the Twins, who finished the season with a record of 63-and-99.

Wolves Officially Make Adelman Head Coach
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Timberwolves officially named Rick Adelman their new head coach on Wednesday. The 65-year-old Adelman has a 945-and-616 career record as a head coach with the Trail Blazers, Kings, Warriors and Rockets. Adelman left the Rockets this past April.

Stern Says NBA Deal Not Close
(New York, NY) — NBA commissioner David Stern says a deal to put an end to the lockout is not close. ESPN reports that Stern is planning to threaten players with the cancellation of the entire upcoming season if no major progress is made in talks by the end of the upcoming weekend. The sides are scheduled to meet Friday afternoon, and the talks could extend through the weekend.

Lynx Open Finals Sunday
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Lynx will host the Atlanta Dream in Game One of the WNBA Finals on Sunday. Minnesota won both regular season matchups with Atlanta this year. Game One of the best-of-five set at the Target Center will begin at 7:30 p.m.