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Here is the latest sports news: More NBA games are reportedly set to be cancelled. Three Wild players missed practice Monday. Jim Thome wants to continue playing.

Report: NBA To Cancel Two More Weeks Of Season
(New York, NY) — More NBA games are reportedly set to be cancelled. According to the “New York Daily News,” the league will announce today that at least two more weeks of the regular season will be wiped out. The first two weeks of the season, which included 100 games, have already been cancelled. The latest news comes after labor talks between the league and the players broke off last week. No further discussions between the sides have been scheduled. The lockout began on July 1st.

Heatley Misses Practice
(St. Paul, MN) — The “Minneapolis Star Tribune” reports Dany Heatley was one of three Wild players who missed practice on Monday. Guillaume Latendresse [[ gui-YOME LAH-tahn-dress ]] and Greg Zanon also reportedly missed the workout due to injury. Minnesota will host the Ducks on Thursday.

Thome Says He Wants To Play In 2012
(Cleveland, OH) — Still anxious for a World Series ring, veteran slugger Jim Thome [[ TOH-me ]] says he wants to play again in 2012. Thome says he’s not sure if there is a market for a 41-year-old DH, but he still has the passion to play. He spent most of this season with the Twins before being traded in late August to the Indians. Thome ranks eighth on baseball’s all-time home run list with 604.

Berrian’s Time With Vikes Could Be Over
(Eden Prairie, MN) — The Vikings could be finished with Bernard Berrian. The high-priced wide receiver was inactive for the second time in three weeks on Sunday. Head coach Leslie Frazier said Monday that he will discuss Berrian’s future with the team with the front office this week. Berrian only has seven catches for 91 yards this season.