Burke's 32 lift Jazz over Wolves in the finale
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Trey Burke scored a career-high 32 points to go with nine assists and seven rebounds and the Jazz avoided the worst record since moving to Utah 35 years ago with a 136-130 double overtime victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves in the season finale Wednesday night.
Gordon Hayward had 23 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, and Derrick Favors added 21 points and 12 boards for the Jazz, who would have tied the worst record since the team relocated in 1979 with a loss. They also snapped a five-game losing streak and won for just the fourth time in their last 25 games.
Kevin Martin scored 36 points for the Timberwolves, who missed a chance to finish with their first non-losing record since 2005. Kevin Love scored 19 points on 4-for-15 shooting in what could be Rick Adelman's last game as an NBA coach.
BLUE JAYS-TWINS PPD
Spring storm cancels Twins-Blue Jays game
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Twins' game against the Toronto Blue Jays has been postponed because of expected wintry weather.
The Twins announced the postponement with rain and snow in the forecast for Wednesday night.
It will be made up Thursday as the second game of a day-night doubleheader.
MINN ST-MANKATO-FIRED COACH
Players cool to returning Minnesota State coach
MANKATO, Minn. (AP) - A fired Minnesota football coach who got his job back through an arbitrator's ruling is getting a cold reception from his former team.
Minnesota State, Mankato head coach Todd Hoffner is back on campus for the first time since last week's ruling. The arbitrator said Hoffner was wrongfully dismissed in the wake of a child porn charges that were ultimately dropped.
Mavericks players came out for spring practice Wednesday afternoon but weren't in uniform. The Free Press of Mankato reports that they read a statement saying they want interim coach Aaron Keen back.
Lynx trade G Sugar Rodgers to Liberty
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Lynx have traded second-year guard Sugar Rodgers to the New York Liberty for the rights to swap third-round picks in the 2015 draft.
The Lynx announced the move on Wednesday. Rodgers was chosen in the second round last season, but played only sparingly on a veteran-laden team. She averaged 1.9 points in 7.6 minutes per game last season.
The Lynx won their second WNBA title in three seasons last year and didn't have room for Rodgers on the roster after selecting Duke guard Tricia Liston in the first round of the draft on Monday night and signing free agent guard Tan White on Wednesday.
White averaged 9.2 points for the Connecticut Sun last season and will be entering her ninth season in the league.
Iowa signs junior college PG Dickerson
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Iowa has signed junior college point guard Trey Dickerson to a letter of intent.
Dickerson, a 6-foot-1 native of Queens, N.Y., will three years of eligibility for the Hawkeyes.
Dickerson averaged 19.8 points, 5.7 assists and 3.5 rebounds last season for Williston State College in North Dakota. He was rated among the nation's top junior college point guards and should play immediately for coach Fran McCaffery.
Iowa will also bring back starting point guard Mike Gesell, though Gesell often plays shooting guard as well.
McCaffery says Dickerson is a quick and creative point guard who can score and excel in transition.
Dickerson and freshmen Brady Ellingson and Dominque Uhl will be newcomers for Iowa next season.
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