Minnesota Sports Briefs: Lynx to resume WNBA action FridayMinnesota Sports
-- Maya Moore, Seimone Augustus, Lindsay Whalen are expected back on the court Wednesday as they join their Lynx teammates to prepare for the second half of the WNBA season.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Maya Moore, Seimone Augustus, Lindsay Whalen are expected back on the court Wednesday as they join their Lynx teammates to prepare for the second half of the WNBA season.
Moore, Augustus and Whalen helped the U.S. women's basketball team rout France over the weekend to win the gold medal at the London Olympics. The team will hold a press conference Wednesday afternoon for the returning Gold Medalists, then the Lynx host Washington Friday.
Minnesota went into the Olympic break atop the Western Conference at 15-4. Minnesota wraps up this week's play on Sunday at home against Tulsa.
After being activated from the physically unable to perform list on Sunday and going through to practices without pads, runningback Adrian Peterson is expected in pads today as the Vikings practice in Mankato. Peterson, who is working his way back from a knee injury, had to go through two practices without pads due to a provision in the collective bargaining agreement and today is eligible to put on pads for the first time since injuring the knee.
ESPN reports NFL executives believe the upcoming regular season may begin with replacement officials. According to the report, the league and the NFL Referees Association aren't making any progress toward a new deal. Replacement refs have been used during preseason play.
The 8th annual U.S. Pond Hockey Championships will be played on Lake Nokomis January 18-20th 2013. The top returning teams from 2012 will recieve reserved entry spots that can be redeemed between September 12-October 12th. Registration for all other teams opens September 12th.
Here are Monday's results from the American Association:
St. Paul 5, Gary 1 (Final)
Fargo-Moorehead 5, Winnipeg 3 (Final)
Wichita 4, El Paso 2 (Final)
Here are Monday's results from the Northwoods League playoffs:
Mankato 10, Willmar 5 (Final)
La Crosse 14, Wisconsin 6 (Final)