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Area events

Friday

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

No. 1 Pierz vs. No. 7 Sauk Centre in Section 6-2A championship game, Fargodome, 5:30 p.m.

Saturday

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

No. 2 Brainerd vs. No. 4 Moorhead in Section 8-5A championship game, St. Cloud State University, 1 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL

Wadena-Deer Creek vs. Thief River Falls in Section 8-2A championship match at Hawley 7 p.m.

Little Falls/Sauk Centre winner vs. Annandale/St. Cloud Cathedral winner in Section 6-2A championship match at College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, 2 p.m.

CROSS COUNTRY RUNNING

State meet, St. Olaf College, Northfield

Class 2A girls 10 a.m.

Preston Zimny of Little Falls in Class 2A boys 11 a.m.

Emma Schmitz of Wadena-Deer Creek in Class 1A girls 1 p.m.

Crosby-Ironton team, Michael Ryan of Pequot Lakes in Class 1A boys 2 p.m.

TV and radio

Radio guide

WYRQ-FM (92.1), KBLB-FM (93.3), KFML-FM (94.1), KKIN-FM (94.3), KSKK-FM (94.7), 3WI-FM (95.9), KFGI-FM (101.5), KUAL-FM (103.5), KLKS-FM (104.3)

WCCO-AM (830), KWAD-AM (920), KKIN-AM (930), KLTF-AM (960), KVKK-AM (1070), 3WI-AM (1270), KVBR-AM (1340), KLIZ-AM (1380), KNSP-AM (1430)

Friday

AUTO RACING

10:30 a.m., ESPN2: NASCAR, Nationwide Series, practice for O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge,

Noon, ESPN2: NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Texas 500,

3:30 p.m., SPEED: NASCAR, Sprint Cup, pole qualifying for Texas 500,

5:30 p.m., SPEED: NASCAR, Nationwide Series, pole qualifying for O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge,

7 p.m., SPEED: NASCAR, Truck Series, WinStar World Casino 350k,

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

7 p.m., ESPN2: Cent. Michigan at Kent St.

8 p.m., ESPN: Southern Cal at Colorado

GOLF

3:30 p.m., TGC: Champions Tour, Charles Schwab Cup Championship, second round,

10 p.m., TGC: PGA Tour-WGC, HSBC Champions, third round,

HORSE RACING

3 p.m., ESPN2: NTRA, Breeders’ Cup World Championships,

PREP FOOTBALL

9:30 p.m., FSN: Servite (Calif.) vs. Mater Dei (Calif.), at Anaheim, Calif.

MEN’S COLLEGE HOCKEY

7 p.m., FSN: Minnesota vs. North Dakota

Saturday

Sports talk

10 a.m., 3WI-AM, 3WI-FM: Saturday Sports Talk with Patrick Reusse and Jud Zulgad

AUTO RACING

8:30 a.m., SPEED: NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Texas 500,

10 a.m., ESPN2: NASCAR, Sprint Cup, “Happy Hour Series,” final practice for Texas 500,

11:55 a.m., ESPN2: NASCAR, Nationwide Series, O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge,

7 p.m., SPEED: World of Outlaws,

BOXING

8 p.m., SHO: Champion Lucian Bute vs. Glen Johnson, for IBF super middleweight title

9:15 p.m., HBO: Middleweights, Peter Quillin vs. Craig McEwan; junior middleweights, Alfredo Angulo vs. James Kirkland

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

11 a.m., BTN, KKIN-FM, KBLB-FM, KLTF-AM, KVKK-AM: Minnesota at Michigan State

11 a.m., ESPN: Michigan at Iowa

11 a.m., FX: Texas Tech at Texas

2:30 p.m., ABC: Purdue at Wisconsin, Stanford at Oregon St. or teams TBA

2:30 p.m., CBS: Army at Air Force

2:30 p.m., ESPN2: Purdue at Wisconsin or teams TBA

2:30 p.m., FSN: UTEP at Rice

6 p.m., ESPN2: Notre Dame at Wake Forest

6 p.m, FSN: Missouri at Baylor

6:15 p.m., ESPN: South Carolina at Arkansas

6:30 p.m., VERSUS: Arizona St. at UCLA

7 p.m., CBS: LSU at Alabama

7:07 p.m., ABC: Kansas St. at Oklahoma St. or Texas A&M at Oklahoma

9:30 p.m., FSN: Oregon at Washington

GOLF

3:30 p.m., TGC: Champions Tour, Charles Schwab Cup Championship, third round,

10 p.m., TGC: PGA Tour-WGC, HSBC Champions, final round,

HORSE RACING

1 p.m., ABC: NTRA, Breeders’ Cup World Championships,

2:30 p.m., ESPN: NTRA, Breeders’ Cup World Championships,

5:15 p.m., ESPN: NTRA, Breeders’ Cup Classic,

SOCCER

7:30 a.m., ESPN2: Premier League, Everton at Newcastle

NHL HOCKEY

7 p.m., FSN, KUAL-FM, KVKK-AM: Wild vs. St. Louis

MEN’S COLLEGE HOCKEY

7:30 p.m., BTN: Minnesota vs. North Dakota

Sunday

Sports talk

10 a.m., 3WI-AM, 3WI-FM, WYRQ: Sports Huddle with Sid and Dave

AUTO RACING

2 p.m., ESPN: NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Texas 500,

GOLF

3:30 p.m., TGC: Champions Tour, Charles Schwab Cup Championship, final round,

MOTORSPORTS

7 a.m., SPEED: MotoGP World Championship,

5 p.m., SPEED: MotoGP Moto2,

NFL FOOTBALL

Noon, CBS: Regional game

Noon, FOX: Regional game

3:15 p.m., CBS: Regional game

3:15 p.m., FOX: Regional game

7 p.m., NBC: Baltimore at Pittsburgh

RUNNING

1 p.m., NBC: New York City Marathon

SOCCER

8 p.m., ESPN: MLS, playoffs, conference final,

WOMEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER

3:30 p.m., FSN: Big 12 Conference, championship match

Pro hockey

NHL

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Pittsburgh 13 8 3 2 18 39 28

Philadelphia 13 7 4 2 16 47 42

N.Y. Rangers 11 5 3 3 13 27 26

New Jersey 11 5 5 1 11 27 32

N.Y. Islanders 10 3 5 2 8 18 26

Northeast Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Toronto 13 9 3 1 19 45 39

Ottawa 13 7 6 0 14 42 50

Buffalo 11 6 5 0 12 31 25

Montreal 11 4 5 2 10 29 30

Boston 11 4 7 0 8 27 28

Southeast Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Washington 10 8 2 0 16 40 27

Florida 12 6 4 2 14 31 32

Carolina 12 5 4 3 13 32 37

Tampa Bay 12 5 5 2 12 35 39

Winnipeg 12 5 6 1 11 33 39

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Central Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Chicago 12 8 2 2 18 40 31

Nashville 11 5 4 2 12 28 31

Detroit 11 5 5 1 11 24 29

St. Louis 11 5 6 0 10 28 31

Columbus 13 2 10 1 5 29 44

Northwest Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Edmonton 11 7 2 2 16 25 18

Minnesota 12 6 3 3 15 28 25

Colorado 12 7 5 0 14 33 33

Vancouver 13 6 6 1 13 37 39

Calgary 11 5 5 1 11 27 29

Pacific Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

Dallas 11 8 3 0 16 28 23

Los Angeles 11 6 3 2 14 26 22

Phoenix 11 6 3 2 14 34 31

Anaheim 13 5 5 3 13 27 35

San Jose 10 6 4 0 12 30 26

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.

Wednesday’s Games

Philadelphia 3, Buffalo 2

Toronto 5, New Jersey 3

Phoenix 4, Colorado 1

Thursday’s Games

N.Y. Rangers 2, Anaheim 1, SO

New Jersey 4, Philadelphia 3, SO

Chicago 3, Florida 2, SO

Winnipeg 3, N.Y. Islanders 0

Toronto 4, Columbus 1

Calgary 4, Detroit 1

Minnesota 5, Vancouver 1

Nashville at Phoenix, late

Edmonton at Los Angeles, late

Pittsburgh at San Jose, late

Friday’s Games

Washington at Carolina, 6 p.m.

Calgary at Buffalo, 6:30 p.m.

Montreal at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m.

Chicago at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m.

Vancouver at St. Louis, 7 p.m.

Colorado at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.

Pro football

NFL

AMERICAN CONFERENCE

East

W L T Pct PF PA

Buffalo 5 2 0 .714 211 147

New England 5 2 0 .714 202 160

N.Y. Jets 4 3 0 .571 172 152

Miami 0 7 0 .000 107 166

South

W L T Pct PF PA

Houston 5 3 0 .625 206 145

Tennessee 4 3 0 .571 139 145

Jacksonville 2 6 0 .250 98 163

Indianapolis 0 8 0 .000 121 252

North

W L T Pct PF PA

Pittsburgh 6 2 0 .750 176 139

Cincinnati 5 2 0 .714 171 123

Baltimore 5 2 0 .714 185 110

Cleveland 3 4 0 .429 107 140

West

W L T Pct PF PA

San Diego 4 3 0 .571 161 159

Oakland 4 3 0 .571 160 178

Kansas City 4 3 0 .571 128 170

Denver 2 5 0 .286 133 200

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

East

W L T Pct PF PA

N.Y. Giants 5 2 0 .714 174 164

Philadelphia 3 4 0 .429 179 152

Dallas 3 4 0 .429 156 162

Washington 3 4 0 .429 116 139

South

W L T Pct PF PA

New Orleans 5 3 0 .625 260 189

Tampa Bay 4 3 0 .571 131 169

Atlanta 4 3 0 .571 158 163

Carolina 2 6 0 .250 187 207

North

W L T Pct PF PA

Green Bay 7 0 0 1.000 230 141

Detroit 6 2 0 .750 239 147

Chicago 4 3 0 .571 170 150

Minnesota 2 6 0 .250 172 199

West

W L T Pct PF PA

San Francisco 6 1 0 .857 187 107

Seattle 2 5 0 .286 109 162

St. Louis 1 6 0 .143 87 192

Arizona 1 6 0 .143 143 183

Sunday, Nov. 6

Seattle at Dallas, noon

Miami at Kansas City, noon

Tampa Bay at New Orleans, noon

Cleveland at Houston, noon

San Francisco at Washington, noon

N.Y. Jets at Buffalo, noon

Atlanta at Indianapolis, noon

Denver at Oakland, 3:05 p.m.

Cincinnati at Tennessee, 3:05 p.m.

Green Bay at San Diego, 3:15 p.m.

St. Louis at Arizona, 3:15 p.m.

N.Y. Giants at New England, 3:15 p.m.

Baltimore at Pittsburgh, 7:20 p.m.

Open: Carolina, Detroit, Jacksonville, Minnesota

Monday, Nov. 7

Chicago at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.

Prep football

Thursday’s scores

Section Playoffs

Finals

AA Section 7

Moose Lake/Willow River 48, Two Harbors 7

AAA Section 8

Perham 10, Pequot Lakes 3

A Section 7

Braham 36, Deer River 21

A Section 8

Warren-Alvarado-Oslo 27, Fertile-Beltrami 22

9 Man Section 6

Ada-Borup 22, Ulen-Hitterdal 20

9 Man Section 7

Bigfork 27, North Woods 26

9 Man Section 8

Kittson County Central 28, Goodridge/Grygla-Gatzke 26

Prep volleyball

Thursday’s scores

AAA Section 1

Semifinal

Faribault def. Rochester Century, 25-6, 25-17, 25-19

Owatonna def. Rochester John Marshall, 25-8, 25-21, 28-26

AAA Section 4

Championship

Cretin-Derham Hall def. Hill-Murray, 25-23, 18-25, 25-12, 25-19

AAA Section 6

Championship

Eden Prairie def. Wayzata, 25-19, 26-24, 19-25, 30-28

AA Section 1 East

Championship

Caledonia def. Chatfield, 25-22, 25-15, 25-22

AA Section 1 West

Championship

Stewartville def. Kasson-Mantorville, 25-10, 25-17, 25-12

AA Section 2

Semifinals

Jordan def. Belle Plaine, 20-25, 25-22, 18-25, 25-16, 15-9

AA Section 3

Semifinal

Jackson County Central def. Windom, 25-22, 25-12, 25-15

Marshall def. G-F-W, 25-13, 25-13, 25-17

AA Section 4

Championship

Visitation def. St. Croix Lutheran, 25-23, 25-15, 25-19

AA Section 5

Semifinal

Fridley def. Zimmerman, 25-23, 25-16, 25-22

Maple Lake def. St. Anthony, 27-25, 25-15, 25-14

AA Section 6

Semifinal

Annandale def. St. Cloud Cathedral, 25-8, 25-12, 25-20

Sauk Centre def. Little Falls, 25-16, 25-16, 18-25, 24-26, 15-11

A Section 1 East

Championship

Wabasha-Kellogg def. Lewiston-Altura, 25-19, 19-25, 25-16, 23-25, 15-7

A Section 1 West

Championship

Bethlehem Academy def. Kenyon-Wanamingo, 25-19, 25-21, 25-18

A Section 2

Semifinals

United South Central def. Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial, 21-25, 22-25, 25-21, 25-23, 15-13

A Section 3

Semifinal

Minneota def. MACCRAY, 22-25, 16-25, 25-22, 27-25, 17-15

Tracy-Milroy-Balaton def. Red Rock Central, 25-21, 25-18, 24-26, 25-19

A Section 4

Championship

Mayer Lutheran def. Southwest Christian (Chaska), 25-20, 25-18, 24-26, 23-25, 15-12

A Section 5

Semifinal

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa def. Sebeka, 25-22, 25-22, 25-18

Nevis def. Rush City, 25-11, 25-10, 25-18

A Section 6

Semifinal

Ada-Borup def. Norman County East, 25-22, 20-25, 25-23, 26-24

Wheaton/Herman-Norcross def. Underwood, 22-25, 25-7, 25-22, 21-25, 17-15

Fishing report

LAKE MILLE LACS

East — Water temperatures were in the mid-40-degree range earlier this week and the shallow crankbait bite continues to improve during low-light periods – look to Big Point, Flamingo Reef, and Agate Reef for your trolling passes. Minnows are also producing walleyes on deep structure during the day – 25 feet of water or more. Muskie anglers are hitting the shallow rock reefs in good numbers and seeing more fish with the water cooling down.

West — The best walleye reports are now coming from the shoreline breaks and rock reefs throughout the day and into the night with minnows or crankbaits. You can still catch fish on the deep, main-lake structure with minnows, but most anglers haven't had to go that far out. Perch also can be had on the rocks, but there hasn't been as many people fishing them and muskie anglers have become more evident although success has been limited.

LAKE OF THE WOODS

A jig and shiner minnow combination is producing walleyes in 12 to 16 feet at the Lighthouse Gap and mouth of the river. There's also been a noticeable improvement of bigger walleyes caught this week and some big northern pike as well. Look for the river bite to improve now that the water temperatures have dropped enough to push some shiners into it.

LEECH LAKE AREA

There hasn't been as many people fishing this week, but those who are have caught walleyes with a jig and minnow off the points and shoreline breaks in six to 10 feet. Areas worth hitting include the Hardwoods, Otter Tail Point, Pine Point, off Goose Island, and the Bear Island area. A few more divers have shown up this week, but still no huge numbers. Grouse hunting reports have been limited, and deer activity has increased.

LAKE MINNETONKA AREA

Look for walleyes to hit a jig and fathead minnow in 18 feet throughout the bigger bays of Lake Minnetonka early and late in the day. Muskies are hitting sucker minnows on the inside and outside weed edges of Minnetonka, with the more aggressive fish coming on the inside edges in eight to 10 feet. Look for bass on the inside weed edges of most lakes and crappies are suspending over 18 feet of water on Minnetonka. Lake Independence is worth hitting for walleyes, although most are small, in 18 feet. A few geese are being shot in the fields, but duck numbers are limited.

RAINY LAKE

Walleyes are hitting a jig and minnow during the day at the American Narrows in 20 to 32 feet and during the evening hours in the Reinier Rapids area in 24 to 26 feet. The Little Fork River also has produced walleyes for anglers fishing from boats and shore. Crankbaits or minnows are producing northern pike in less than 12 feet throughout Black Bay. Duck hunting continues to be poor and grouse hunters seem to be seeing fewer birds as well.

LAKE WINNIBIGOSHISH

Bigger shiner minnows are producing walleyes on the west-side points and shoreline breaks in five to 10 feet. Little Stoney Point and the "bird houses" also are giving up walleyes in similar depths. Perch and northern pike reports have been limited.

NORTHEAST METRO

Muskie action has been excellent with large sucker minnows on the weedlines of White Bear Lake, Forest Lake, and Bald Eagle Lake. A jig and minnow is producing saugers and a few walleyes in 20 to 30 feet at the Prescott and I-94 bridge areas of the St. Croix River. Look for suspended crappies over deep water on the St. Croix and Big Marine Lake. Hunting reports have been very limited.

WEST METRO

Anglers pitching a jig and minnow in the deep holes of the Minnesota River are catching a few walleyes. Muskie action has picked up on Lake Waconia with large minnows or bucktails triggering fish on the reef tops and shoreline weed edges. Archery hunters have registered a couple big bucks this week and many are commenting that they are starting to chase does and tear up the woods. Pheasant hunting remains poor and there is more geese than ducks in the area.

ALEXANDRIA AREA

Walleyes continue to be taken with a jig and minnow in deep water, 30 to 40 feet, at lakes Andrew, Miltona, Ida, and Le Homme Dieu. On Lake Mary, minnows are turning walleyes in seven to 15 feet and anglers trolling the bulrush edges on Lake Reno with crankbaits are hooking 'eyes as well. Muskie action has improved on the shallow weed edges of Miltona with large sucker minnows. Deer seem to be much more active this week, but duck and pheasant hunting options are limited due to a lack of birds.

ANNANDALE AREA

The best walleye action continues to take place at Clearwater Lake with minnows in 16 to 22 feet. A few walleye reports have come off Cedar Lake from 20 to 25 feet, but don't expect as many numbers here. Duck and pheasant hunting reports have been poor by most accounts. One positive is that deer have started to show more signs of rutting activity this week.

BATTLE LAKE

During the day, a jig and minnow is producing walleyes in 10 to 20 feet at West Battle Lake, Otter Tail Lake, Eagle Lake, and Silver Lake. Crankbaits also work on these lakes at night in five to seven feet. Northern pike are hitting suckers or spoons in 17 to 22 feet at Otter Tail, West Battle, and Fiske Lake. Look for sunfish in eight to 12 feet on West Battle, Clitherall Lake, and Elbow Lake. Muskie action has been excellent with large sucker minnows at West Battle in 17 to 22 feet of water. There isn't anything to report on the hunting front.

BEMIDJI AREA

Walleye action has been pretty consistent with minnows in 15 to 20 feet at Lake Plantagenet, Lake Bemidji, and Lake Andrusia. Panfish action has been minimal, but muskie action remains strong with large sucker minnows on the Cass Lake Chain and Plantagenet. Hunters are finding some grouse off the main trails, duck numbers are somewhat light for this time of year, and deer have started to get active with some rutting activity noted by hunters this week.

BRAINERD/NISSWA AREA

Not much has changed this week with good walleye action coming off North Long Lake, Gull Lake, and Pelican Lake in 15 to 40 feet with minnows. There hasn't been many people fishing them, but crappies can be had over 20 to 35 feet at Upper Gull Lake, Round Lake, and North Long.

CHISAGO AREA

Hit the channel on Green Lake with minnows for walleyes. There's a walleye bite during low-light periods with crankbaits in the channel between Chisago Lake and South Lindstrom Lake as well. Bass continue to be caught on most lakes with crankbaits and hunting reports have been limited.

DULUTH AREA

Walleyes continue to hit jigs and chubs at Island Lake in 10 to 12 feet and Fish Lake is producing crappies in 12 feet. On the St. Louis River, anglers are catching a mixed bag of walleyes and crappies in 10 to 12 feet and large sucker minnows are turning muskies here as well. Look to Boulder Lake for walleyes in eight to 10 feet, most of which are hitting minnows and jigs. Archery hunters have brought in some big bucks over the past week and there's a definite improvement in rutting activity. Grouse hunters working off the trails are finding grouse, especially just north of the area.

EMILY AREA

A jig and small minnow is producing crappies at Fox Lake at a variety of depths, while Lake Emily is giving up northern pike via Rapalas along the shoreline breaks. Grouse reports continue to be good, although they have started to get a bit more spooky. There's some mallards and a few bluebills being shot by waterfowl hunters.

FARIBAULT AREA

Minnows are producing walleyes at French Lake in 10 to 20 feet. Anglers fishing from shore at Cannon Lake are catching plenty of perch, although you'll have to sort through numbers of small fish, and Shields Lake is kicking out northern pike in 10 to 12 feet. Hunting reports have been limited across the board.

HACKENSACK AREA

Woman Lake continues to produce walleyes, northern pike, and smallmouth bass on jigs and minnows in 17 feet. Sunfish are hitting waxworms at Five Point Lake and Child Lake in 10 to 12 feet. Anglers trolling floating Rapalas in less than six feet are catching walleyes at night on Ten Mile Lake. Grouse and woodcock hunting reports have been favorable, but duck numbers haven't improved.

ORTONVILLE AREA

Anglers fishing from shore at Peterson Lake are catching perch and a few crappies on minnows. Nelson's Slough and the south end of Big Stone Lake also are kicking out perch for shore anglers. Lake Traverse started producing walleyes in shallow water on minnows and jigs. Duck numbers have not built up and goose numbers have dropped. Pheasant hunting has been "fair" now that the corn is out and deer hunters are seeing better movement over the past week.

RED WING AREA

Anglers working hair jigs and minnows are catching more saugers than walleyes below the dam on the Mississippi River in 16 to 24 feet. You'll hit more walleyes in the rip/rap areas towards Lake Pepin on crankbaits. Panfish also continue to hit at a good pace on most wing dam locations of the river. Archery hunters are starting to see and take some bigger bucks and the rut is shifting into high gear.

ST. CLOUD/EDEN VALLEY AREA

Minnows and jigs are producing walleyes throughout the day at Horseshoe Lake, Lake Koronis, and Rice Lake in 10 to 22 feet. Look for suspended crappies over 16 to 20 feet at Cedar Island Lake or Long Lake and a few sunfish from six to nine feet at Rice and Koronis. There hasn't been much for new ducks moving into the area, no pheasant reports of success, but deer have become more active in recent days.

SAUK CENTRE AREA

Walleye action has been excellent throughout the area and at all times of the day with jig and shiner minnow combinations. Leading the way is Big Birch Lake in 20 to 40 feet of water and Big Sauk Lake, Lake Osakis, and Lake Amelia in six to 10 feet. The north end of Osakis is producing sunfish and crappies in 12 to 16 feet. Hunting reports have been light due to the lack of ducks and pheasants in the area.

STARBUCK AREA

Walleye action has picked up during the day on Lake Minnewaska in 18 to 20 feet with jigs and minnows. During low-light periods, shallow-running crankbaits are turning 'eyes at Minnewaska in six to eight feet. Deer have started to move during the evening hours and pheasant hunting has been decent on some of the public hunting areas with good habitat. Duck numbers haven't improved over the past week.

Transactions

BASEBALL

American League

KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Named John Boles senior advisor/player development.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Assigned OF Adam Loewen and LHP Jesse Carlson outright to Las Vegas (PCL).

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Re-signed C Henry Blanco to a one-year contract with a mutual option for 2013.

HOUSTON ASTROS—Claimed INF Brian Bixler off waivers from Washington.

NEW YORK METS—Named Tommy Tanous director of amateur scouting.

SAN DIEGO PADRES—Named Chad MacDonald vice president/assistant general manager of player personnel.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

NHL—Suspended Buffalo RW Patrick Kaleta four games for a head-butt to Philadelphia RW Jakub Voracek during Wednesday’s game.

DETROIT RED WINGS—Recalled D Brendan Smith from Grand Rapids (AHL).

FLORIDA PANTHERS—Loaned G Scott Clemmensen to San Antonio (AHL) for conditioning.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS—Signed G Pekka Rinne to a seven-year contract.

NEW YORK RANGERS—Reassigned D Lee Baldwin from Connecticut (AHL) to Greenville (ECHL).

PHOENIX COYOTES—Recalled F Kyle Chipchura from Portland (AHL).

WINNIPEG JETS—Recalled D Brett Festerling and D Mark Flood from St. John’s (AHL). Placed G Chris Mason on injured reserve, retroactive to Oct. 27.

COLLEGE

NCAA—Ruled men’s basketball Mississippi State F Kristers Zeidaks ineligible for the entire upcoming season and the first 11 games of next season for playing with and against professional players in his home country of Latvia. Named West Texas A&M president Pat O’Brien chair of the Division II Presidents Council. Elected Regis athletic director Ann Martin chair of the Division II Management Council.

AMERICA EAST CONFERENCE—Named Mary Mulvenna assistant commissioner for compliance.

BROWN—Named Steven Boyle and Michael Brand men’s assistant lacrosse coaches.

SAN JOSE STATE—Announced the retirement of men’s and women’s cross country coach Augie Argabright, effective at the end of the season.

SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA STATE—Named Missy Bruggeman softball coach.

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