The Latest – November 15, 2011 15 Nov 11

Here is the latest sports news: The Vikings were no match for the Packers. The NBA labor issue appears headed for the courts. The Gophers sunk the Jackrabbits.

Unbeaten Packers Rout Vikings
(Green Bay, WI) — Aaron Rodgers threw for 250 yards and four touchdowns as the Packers remained undefeated with a 45-7 rout of the Vikings on “Monday Night Football.” Randall Cobb returned a punt 80 yards for a score just over a minute into the game for the 9-and-0 Packers. Christian Ponder was just 16-of-34 for 190 yards and an interception for Minnesota, which dropped to 2-and-7. Adrian Peterson rushed for 51 yards and a touchdown in the lopsided loss. The Vikings host the Raiders on Sunday.

Union To Pursue Antitrust Suit Against NBA
(New York, NY) — The NBA labor issue appears headed for the courts. The Players Association has rejected the NBA’s latest proposal and intends to file an antitrust lawsuit against the league. Union Chief Billy Hunter announced that negotiations have completely broken off and that the union will disband in order to pursue legal action for unfair labor practice.

The NBA presented a new labor offer on Thursday and the union examined it over the weekend before presenting it to player reps today. NBA commissioner David Stern said if the deal was rejected, future proposals from the league would be less favorable for the union. Had the players accepted the deal, a 72-game season would have begun December 15th. Now, further cancellation of regular season games is expected.

Gophers Sink SD State
(Minneapolis, MN) — Trevor Mbakwe led the way with 17 points and 10 rebounds as Minnesota sunk South Dakota State, 71-55, at Williams Arena. Chip Armelin scored all nine of his points in the first half for Minnesota, which improved to 2-and-0. The Gophers will host Fairfield on Thursday.

Blue Jackets Host Wild
(Columbus, OH) — The Wild will wrap up their five-game road trip against the Blue Jackets in Columbus tonight. Minnesota improved to 2-2-and-0 on the trek with a 3-2 win over the Ducks on Sunday night. The puck drops at 6:00 p.m. this evening.