The Latest 31 Oct 11

Here is the latest sports news: The Vikings clipped the Panthers. The Gophers stunned Iowa. The Red Wings host the Wild tomorrow night.

Vikings Clip Panthers
(Charlotte, NC) — Ryan Longwell’s 31-yard field goal with under three minutes to go lifted the Vikings to a 24-21 win over the Panthers. Carolina’s Olindo Mare [[ MAR-ay ]] missed a potential game-tying 31-yard field goal with 26 seconds left in the fourth. Chris Ponder threw for 236 yards and a touchdown for Minnesota, which heads into its bye week 2-and-6. Adrian Peterson had 162 total yards and two scores in the win.

Gophers Stun Iowa
(Minneapolis, MN) — A three-yard touchdown run by MarQueis Gray with just under three minutes remaining in the fourth proved to be the difference as Minnesota upset Iowa, 22-21, on Saturday. Gray passed for 193 yards and a score for the Gophers, who improved to 2-and-6. Duane Bennett rushed for 101 yards and a score in the victory. The Gophers visit Michigan State next Saturday.

Red Wings Host Wild Tomorrow
(Detroit, MI) — The Wild will meet the Red Wings in the second half of a home-and-home series tomorrow night. Minnesota notched a 1-0 win in the opener of the set on Saturday. The Wild improved to 4-3-and-3 on the season with the victory. The puck drops at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow night.

No New Developments In NBA Lockout
(New York, NY) — There were no new developments in the NBA labor battle over the weekend. After labor talks broke off last week with no new collective bargaining agreement, NBA Commissioner David Stern cancelled the rest of the games that were scheduled through November 30th. The NBA lockout began on July 1st.