The Latest 26 Sep 11

Here is the latest sports news: The Vikings collapsed again in a loss to the Lions. The Twins topped the Indians. The Lynx advanced to the WNBA Finals on Sunday.

Vikings Meltdown Again In Loss To Lions
(Minneapolis, MN) — For the third straight week, the Vikings blew a big halftime lead in a 26-23 overtime loss to the Lions. Minnesota led 20-0 at intermission, but Jason Hanson’s 32-yard field goal in OT gave the Lions the first win in Minnesota since 1997. The 0-and-3 Vikings have been outscored 67-6 after halftime this year. The Vikes face the winless Chiefs next week.

Twins Take Down Tribe In 10
(Cleveland, OH) — Rene Tosoni homered to lead off the 10th as the Twins topped the Indians, 6-4. Chris Parmalee singled in Michael Cuddyer [[ cuh-DIE-er ]] later in the frame for the final run. The win gave Kyle Waldrop his first MLB victory. Joe Nathan closed things out for his 14th save. The Twins begin a season-ending three-game series with the Royals at Target Field at 7:10 tonight. Felipe Paulino will oppose Kevin Slowey.

Lynx Advance To WNBA Finals
(Phoenix, AZ) — Maya Moore and Taj McWilliams-Franklin had 21 points apiece as the Lynx advanced to the WNBA Finals with a 103-86 win over the Mercury. Lindsay Whalen added 18 points for the Lynx, who swept the best-of-three Western Conference finals. Minnesota will face either the Atlanta Dream or the Indiana Fever in the finals. The decisive Game Three in that series is Tuesday.

Gophers Lose To Bison
(Minneapolis, MN) — North Dakota State knocked off Minnesota, 37-24, on Saturday. Marcus Williams, who played at Hopkins High School, had two defensive touchdowns for NDSU in the win. The Gophers will hit the road to face 19th-ranked Michigan next week.

Coach Kill Checks Into Mayo Clinic
(Minneapolis, MN) — Minnesota head football coach Jerry Kill has checked into the Mayo Clinic for his seizure disorder. Kill checked in Saturday and officials for the university say he’ll be out for an unknown period of time. Kill said last week he suffered more than 20 seizures since the one he had on the sidelines during a September 10th game.

Wild’s Staubitz Suspended Indefinitely
(New York, NY) — Wild forward Brad Staubitz has been suspended indefinitely by the NHL pending a hearing. The penalty has been implemented following a game misconduct and major penalty Staubitz received for checking from behind 4:24 into the third period of Friday’s preseason game against Columbus. The incident will be reviewed by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety before a final penalty is assessed.