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July 12, 2013

Sports briefs for Friday, July 12

Whalen, Wright lead Lynx past Fever

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lindsay Whalen had 23 points and Monica Wright added 22 points and nine rebounds as the Minnesota Lynx beat the Indiana Fever 69-62 in a rematch of last season’s WNBA finals Thursday afternoon.

The Fever (4-8) made runs at the Lynx (10-3), but never managed to catch them. Wright and Whalen had plenty to do with that. The backcourt duo scored many of their points in transition off Indiana’s 16 turnovers.

Indiana was playing without star guard Katie Douglas, who missed her 10th consecutive game with a bulging disk in her back. The Fever had won three consecutive games.

Shavonte Zellous led the Fever with 14 points. Tamika Catchings added nine points and 10 rebounds.

Purdue to host 4 Big Ten games in 2016

WEST LAFAYETTE. (AP) — Purdue will play four home Big Ten football games during the 2016 season, the first time since 1984 the league will play a nine-game conference season.

The Boilermakers will host Iowa, Penn State, Northwestern and Wisconsin that season. They will open the conference season on Oct. 1 with their first game ever at Maryland, which joins the conference in 2014. Purdue also will play at Illinois, Nebraska, Minnesota and Indiana that season.

In 2017, Purdue will host Big Ten games against Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Illinois and Indiana. It will play four conference road games, including its first-ever game at Rutgers, which also joins the league next season. The other road games that season are at Wisconsin, Northwestern and Iowa.

Indiana has 5 home Big Ten games in ‘16

BLOOMINGTON (AP) — The 2017 Big Ten football season will provide Indiana with a test.

The Hoosiers will play five away conference that games that season. They open the season against Ohio State at home on Sept. 2, play their first Big Ten road game at Penn State on Sept. 30, then face Michigan in the next league game.

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