The Latest – November 14, 2011 14 Nov 11

Here is the latest sports news: The Wild edged the Ducks. The Badgers blasted the Gophers. Minnesota hosts South Dakota State. The Vikings face the Packers on “Monday Night Football.”

Minnesota Edges Anaheim
(Anaheim, CA) — The Wild scored three times in the first period and held on for a 3-2 win over the Ducks in Anaheim. Kyle Brodziak, Matt Cullen and Jared Spurgeon lit the lamp for Minnesota, which is 2-2-and-0 on its five-game road trip. Niklas Backstrom made 32 saves in the victory. The Wild will visit the Blue Jackets in Columbus tomorrow night. The puck drops at 6:00 p.m.

Badgers Blast Gophers
(Minneapolis, MN) — Montee Ball had three touchdowns as 18th-ranked Wisconsin mauled Minnesota, 42-13, in the battle for Paul Bunyan’s Axe on Saturday. Duane Bennett returned a kick-off 96 yards for a touchdown for the 2-and-8 Gophers, who also scored a touchdown on a fake field goal. Minnesota visits Northwestern on Saturday.

Gophers Host South Dakota State
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Minnesota men’s basketball team hosts South Dakota State at Williams Arena this evening. The Gophers opened the season with a 70-58 win over Bucknell on Friday. Tonight’s tilt tips off 7:00 p.m.

Woods Makes Charge, Chalmers Holds On For Victory
(Sydney, Australia) — After shooting a 75 and falling back in the pack at the Australian Open, Tiger Woods surged ahead in the final round, carding a five-under 67, but it still wasn’t enough to catch Aussie Greg Chalmers. Chalmers shot a final-round 69 to get to 13-under-par and claim the title. Woods finished two shots back, firing three-of-four tournament rounds under par.

Vikes Clash With Pack On “MNF”
(Green Bay, WI) — The Packers will put their unbeaten record on the line when they host the Vikings on “Monday Night Football.” The 2-and-6 Vikings went into last week’s bye with a 24-21 win over the Panthers. The victory was the first for rookie quarterback Christian Ponder, who has thrown three touchdown passes and two interceptions in his first two NFL starts. Green Bay beat Minnesota, 33-27, in Week Seven. Kick-off tonight is at 7:30 p.m.

Report: Stern Says League Is Finished Negotiating
(New York, NY) — NBA Commissioner David Stern highly suggests the players accept the league’s latest revised offer. In an interview with “USA Today” Sunday, Stern said he believes the deal that was offered to the players last week is “very fair.” Stern also said the league is, quote, “finished negotiating,” and a worse offer will be on the way if the current proposal isn’t accepted.

The paper reports the union’s executive committee and team player reps will go over the offer in New York on Monday. Stern says a 72-game season beginning on December 15th would be possible if the current offer is accepted. The NBA locked out the players July 1st after the previous CBA expired. All games in November have already been cancelled.