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Here is the latest sports news: The Vikings crushed the Cardinals. The Isles host the Wild. Purdue pounded Minnesota.

Vikes Crush Cards
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Vikings scored 28 points in the first quarter en route to a 34-10 win over the Cardinals. Adrian Peterson rushed for 122 yards and three touchdowns as Minnesota picked up its first win of the year. Donovan McNabb threw for 169 yards and ran in for a score in the win. The Vikes will battle the Bears on “Sunday Night Football” next week.

Isles Host Wild
(Uniondale, NY) — The Wild will face the Islanders in New York this afternoon. Minnesota opened the season with a 4-2 win over the Blue Jackets on Saturday. Dany Heatley had a goal and an assist in his Wild debut. The puck drops today at noon.

Bouchard Suspended Two Games
(New York, NY) — The NHL suspended Wild forward Pierre-Marc Bouchard for two games without pay on Sunday for an incident in Saturday’s win over the Blue Jackets. Bouchard hit Columbus forward Matt Calver in the face with a stick in the second period. Bouchard will forfeit just over 44-thousand dollars.

Purdue Pounds Minnesota
(West Lafayette, IN) — Purdue pounded Minnesota, 45-17, on Saturday. MarQueis Gray was just 8-of-20 for 104 yards for the Gophers, who dropped to 0-and-2 in Big Ten play and 1-and-5 overall. Minnesota is off next weekend.

Lynx Win First WNBA Championship
(Atlanta, GA) — The Lynx captured their first WNBA championship in franchise history with a 73-67 win over the Dream on Friday night. Seimone Augustus had 16 points for Minnesota, which swept the best-of-five series. Augustus was named Finals MVP. Atlanta was swept in the Finals for the second straight year.

NBA Owners, Players Association Meet Sunday Night
(New York, NY) — NBA labor talks were surprisingly back on Sunday night. According to, the two sides in the labor dispute met for about five hours in New York. Players Association president Derek Fisher said the sides were not necessarily closer to a deal at the end of the meeting, but more talks are planned for Monday. The sides are talking in an 11th-hour attempt to end the lockout before NBA games are canceled for the first time in 13 seasons.