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MINNEAPOLIS -- The WNBA Western Conference Finals between Minnesota and Phoenix begin tonight at Target Center at 8 p.m. The Lynx went 5-0 against the Mercury during the regular season, but All-Star forward Maya Moore says the postseason gives every team new confidence. Moore says the Lynx have to go in knowing that Phoenix is ready to upset anyone, and make sure they establish their home court to begin the playoffs. The home-court advantage is especially important in a best-of-three playoff series. Moore says Minnesota has to be able to knock down jumpsh
CINCINNATI - The Cincinnati defender who knocked Packers' tight end Jermichael Finley out of last Sunday's game has been fined $15,000 by the NFL. Bengals' safety George Iloka says he and his agent have appealed the fine. Finley is getting over a concussion suffered on the play. He was diving to catch an Aaron Rodgers pass in the first quarter, when Iloka made contact with Finley's head as the defender tried to knock the ball out. The NFL called it a hit on a defenseless receiver, but Iloka disagrees. He said Finley was quote, "coming at me head-first, and I wa
Thursday will be busy day and night of high school sports for Pierce County's teams. Going on now is the Middle Border Conference Golf Meet at Krooked Kreek Golf Cours in Osceola. Unlike other league meets this one's a full 18 holes.
Prescott and Elmwood high schools are holding their Homecoming festivities next week. Elmwood will have five dress-up days and they are Monday: Mix and Match Day; Tuesday: Nerd Day; Wednesday: Neon Day; Thursday: Disney Day and Friday: Spirit Day. Throughout the week there will be a co-ed volleyball tournament held during the lunch hour and hallways will be decorated during study hall time. Friday will be busy with Pep Fest in new gymnasium starting at 1 p.m. followed by the parade at 2:30 p.m.
BLOOMER - Ellsworth HIgh School's girls' tennis team won a non-conference dual meet over Bloomer Tuesday by a 7-0 score. Winning for the Panthers in singles matches were Jordan Olson, Kali Schaar, Megan Stress and Mariah Vogel. EHS's winning doubles teams were Rochelle Sweig and Alexis Linder; Kenzie Anderson and Marissa Schumaker and Allyson Stoetzel and Kenra Thoen. Ellsworth's record improves to 6-9-1 overall, their best mark since 2009. The team will play its final dual meet of the regular season Thursday at Mondovi. Next Tuesday is the Middle Border Conference meet in New Richmond.
MADISON - In the wake of several robberies near the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, officials are hosting a series of town hall meetings. The three events will give students a chance to ask questions and discuss safety measures on campus. The first meeting is tonight from 7:30 to 8:30 on twitter, using hashtag UWSAFETY (#uwsafety). Chat participants include UW-Madison Police Chief Sue Riseling, Madison Police Captain Joe Balles and Dean of Students Lori Berquam.
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(London, England) -- The Minnesota Vikings completed an early morning workout in London today in preparation for their game on Sunday against the Steelers. Quarterback Christian Ponder revealed today that he suffered a rib injury in last Sunday's loss to Cleveland. Ponder says he believes he'll play in this weekend's game--but it all depends on how he feels after Friday's practice. Sunday's game will be played at London's famed Wembley Stadium and kicks off at noon, Minnesota time.
GREEN BAY - After cutting Jeremy Ross on Monday, the Green Bay Packers are continuing their search for a new primary kickoff-and-punt returner. Yesterday, the Packers brought in B.J.
SPRING VALLEY - With the appropriate "fire" lit under them, the Spring Valley High School volleyball team came back from a 2-1 deficit to beat Plum City 3-2 Tuesday in the Cardinals' Homecoming Week match. The Blue Devils went in front winning games two and three by scores of 25-19 and 25-11 after the home team won game one 25-22. The serving and hitting of Elaina Danzinger and Sarah Gilles put the Blue Devils in position to win its first Dunn-St.