The Latest – October 5,2011 06 Oct 11

Here is the latest sports news: The Lynx rallied past the Dream. The Wild opens the season this weekend. Tiger Woods is back on the course today.

Lynx Rally Past Dream To Take 2-0 Lead
(Minneapolis, MN) — Seimone Augustus scored 15 points in the fourth as the Lynx rallied for a 101-95 win over the Dream in Game Two of the WNBA Finals. Augustus had a team playoff-record 36 points for the Lynx, who took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five set with the victory. Minnesota is just a win away from its first WNBA title in franchise history. Angel McCoughtry had a WNBA Finals-record 38 points for Atlanta in defeat. Game Three will be Friday night in Atlanta.

Wild Opens Season Saturday
(St. Paul, MN) — The Wild will open the regular season against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday. Minnesota practiced at The X on Wednesday in preparation for the season-opening 7:00 p.m. tilt. In other team news, the Wild assigned goaltender Matt Hackett to Houston of the AHL.

Woods To Play In Open
(San Martin, CA) — Tiger Woods will make a rare fall start when the Open begins today in California. Woods will be making his first start since missing the cut at the PGA Championship two months ago. The 35-year-old Woods is playing in the event to gear up for next month’s Australian Open and the Presidents Cup.

Gophers, Vikings In Action This Weekend
(Undated) — Both the Gophers and Vikings will be looking to get on track when they hit the field this weekend. Minnesota will be on the road to face Purdue Saturday morning. The Vikes will be looking to get into the win column for the first time this season when they host the Cardinals on Sunday.