The Latest – October 27, 2011 27 Oct 11

Here is the latest sports news: Vikes CB Cook has hearing. Robison fined. Wild face Ducks.

NBA, Players Engage In Another Marathon Session
(New York, NY) — The NBA owners and players met for more than 12 hours on Wednesday in another marathon session in hopes of ending the lockout. The two sides got back together less than a week after three days of mediation did not result in a new labor deal. The sides seem to remain divided over two main issues, the division of revenues and the structure of the salary cap system. The regular season was supposed to start November 1st. The first two weeks of the season, a total of 100 games, have already been canceled.

Vikings CB Cook Has Short Assault Hearing
(Minneapolis, MN) — Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook appeared in court yesterday for a hearing on a felony domestic assault charge. The hearing lasted all of 16 minutes, but Will Grishaw, who is Cook’s roommate, was named as a witness. Cook is still free after posting a $40-thousand bail on Tuesday. The 24-year-old was arrested early Saturday morning after allegedly attacking his girlfriend at his Eden Prairie home. Police found the woman sitting on the living room floor of the house with a bloody nose and holding her head. She told officers Cook tried to strangle her because she had spoken to a former boyfriend.

Vikes Robison Fined 20K
(Undated) — Vikings defensive lineman Brian Robison has been fined 20-thousand-dollars. Robison kicked Packers offensive lineman T.J. Lang in the groin on Sunday. The defensive end apologized for his behavior and said he didn’t mean to kick Lang below the belt. Lang accepted the apology via Twitter.

Wild Host Ducks
(St. Paul, MN) — The Minnesota Wild are back on the ice tonight as they kick off a two-game homestand against the Anaheim Ducks at the Xcel Energy Center. The Wild have dropped three of their last four games and are coming off a 3-2 overtime loss to Vancouver on Saturday to fall to 3-2-and-3 on the season. Minnesota wraps up the homestay on Saturday against the Detroit Red Wings.

Gophers 7th In Media Day Poll
(Undated) — The Minnesota Golden Gophers men’s basketball team has been ranked seventh in the media preseason poll. The poll was released a day prior to the Big Ten media day, which begins today. Ohio State was selected as the top team followed by the Wisconsin, Michigan, Michigan State, and Purdue.