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Here is the latest sports news: The Wild slipped past the Red Wings in OT. The Gophers won their exhibition opener. The NBA season remains on hold.

Minnesota Slips Past Detroit In OT
(Detroit, MI) — Devin Setoguchi’s power-play goal 1:33 into overtime gave the Wild a 2-1 win over the Red Wings. Minnesota’s Mikko Koivu scored with only a minute left in regulation to send the game to OT. Josh Harding stopped 36 of the 37 shots he faced for the Wild, who swept the home-and-home series. The Wild will host the Canucks at 7:00 p.m. tomorrow night.

Gophers Win Exhibition Game
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Minnesota men’s basketball team notched a 71-58 exhibition win over Bemidji State last night. Trevor Mbakwe led the way with 17 points and 11 rebounds for Minnesota. Ralph Sampson the Third added 15 points and four boards in the victory. The Gophers will face Augustana in another exhibition affair on Monday.

NBA Remains On Hold
The NBA season remains on hold with owners and players still at an impasse in labor negotiations. Last night was to mark the start of the regular season with a trio of games. The first month of the season has been cancelled as the league and union have been unable to negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement. Labor talks broke off last week with the sides arguing over the split of basketball-related income. No new labor talks have been scheduled at this point.