Minnesota Sports Briefs: Lynx select Moore in WNBA draft
BRISTOL, Conn. - The Minnesota Lynx selected Nebraska point guard Lindsey Moore with the 12th overall pick in last night's WNBA Draft.
The Lynx drafted guards Sugar Rodgers and Chucky Jeffrey in the second round and center Waltiea Rolle in the third round Baylor's Brittney Griner was the top overall selection and went to Phoenix.
Minneapolis native Tayler Hill was selected fourth-overall in the WNBA Draft by the Washington Mystics. Hill was a two-time All-Big Ten player at Ohio State and became the third Ohio State player in the last three years to be picked in the first round.
Utah power forward Al Jefferson posted 22 points and eight rebounds to lead the Jazz to a 96-80 rout of the Timberwolves in Minnesota last night. Mo Williams notched 15 points and seven assists for Utah, which is now just one game behind the Lakers for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. If Utah wins in Memphis in Wednesday's regular season finale, and LA loses at home to Houston, the Jazz would advance to the playoffs. Randy Foye had 14 points and Derrick Favors added 12 in the victory. Derrick Williams netted 18 points and Dante Cunningham chipped in with 12 for the T'wolves, who have dropped four-of-five. J.J Barea added 11 points off the bench in the setback. Minnesota closes out the season with a game tomorrow at San Antonio.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup series is driving into Kansas City this weekend for the STP 400. Last week at Texas Motor Speedway, Kyle Busch raced to the checkered flag for his second win on the year. The victory moved Busch up to third in the Cup standings, 18 points back of leader Jimmie Johnson. Brad Keselowski is in second, nine points back.