MINNESOTA SPORTS ROUND-UP: Gophers win but Kill has another seizure
MINNEAPOLIS (Sports Network) - University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill had a seizure on the field at the end of the first half of Saturday's game against Western Illinois at TCF Stadium and was taken to a hospital as a precautionary measure, the school said.
Kill, who has epilepsy, was back home "resting comfortably" after the game, according to the school.
Players had already headed to the locker room at halftime and the band was playing on the field while Kill was down on the sideline. The Gophers won the game 29-12 with two assistants acting as head coach. Defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys stepped in as acting head coach and defensive backs and special teams coach Jay Sawvel took over on the field. Kill suffered a seizure in the locker room at halftime of last year's season finale against Michigan State and also against New Mexico State in 2011.
The U trailed the Leathernecks 12-7 early in the second half before the Gophers outscored them 22-0. Minnesota rushed for 213 yards and held Western to just 63. David Cobb scored a pair of rushing tTD for the Gophers and Rodrick Williams put the game away with a 37-yard scoring run. Minnesota is 3-0 overall.
Maya Moore turned in a solid performance with 22 points and 11 rebounds as the Minnesota Lynx defeated the Chicago Sky 79-66 in the regular-season finale for both teams. Lindsay Whalen led the Lynx with 23 points, 18 of which came in the first half. Minnesota finished with the West's best record (26-8), winning eight of their final nine games. The win helped the Lynx grab home-court advantage throughout the postseason. Sylvia Fowles posted 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Sky, who finished on top of the East despite the loss. Elena Delle Donne scored 14 points as the Sky's three-game winning streak was snapped. The Lynx led 45-34 at the end of the first half and never looked back. The Sky only trailed by six in the third thanks to an 11-4 run, but timely 3-pointers from Moore and Whalen kept Minnesota on top.
Desmond Jennings scorched a pair of run- scoring doubles, while six Tampa Bay pitchers combined on a four-hit shutout, as the Rays blanked the Minnesota Twins, 7-0, on Saturday in the middle test of a three-game set at Target Field. Yunel Escobar and Sean Rodriguez each registered an RBI and two runs scored, while Evan Longoria and Jose Lobaton added an RBI apiece for the Rays, who have won three straight games to move into a tie with Texas atop the AL wild card race. The Rangers lost to Oakland earlier on Saturday. Matt Moore made the start for Tampa Bay and fanned five over three scoreless innings of work before a 2-hour, 11-minute rain delay in the middle of the fourth inning prevented the left-hander from returning to the game. Brandon Gomes (1-1) picked up the win after spinning a perfect fourth in relief of Moore. Pedro Florimon collected one of Minnesota's four hits, as the Twins were blanked for the second straight night to extend their losing streak to four games. Andrew Albers (2-3) was tagged for four runs on six hits over four frames to absorb the loss.
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