The Latest 12 Dec 11

Here is the latest sports news: The Lions held off the Vikings. The red-hot Wild will be back in action tomorrow. The Gophers host Central Michigan tomorrow. The Wolves open preseason play Saturday.

Lions Use Fast Start To Get Past Vikes
(Detroit, MI) — Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes and the defense scored twice as the Lions built a big lead and held off the Vikings, 34-28. Christian Ponder threw two TD passes for Minnesota, but was picked off three times as the Vikings fell to 2-and-11. Adrian Peterson missed his third straight game with a high ankle sprain. The Vikings host the Saints next Sunday.

Red-Hot Wild Back In Action Tomorrow
(Winnipeg, Manitoba) — The red-hot Wild will wrap up their five-game road trip against the Jets in Winnipeg tomorrow night. Minnesota notched a 4-1 win over the Coyotes on Saturday night. Minnesota has won all four games on the trek and seven straight overall. Tomorrow’s tilt begins at 7:30 p.m.

Gophers Host Central Michigan Tomorrow
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Minnesota men’s basketball team hosts Central Michigan tomorrow night. The Gophers ran their winning streak to four with a 69-47 drubbing of St. Peter’s on Saturday. Minnesota also moved to 10-and-1 on the season with the victory. Tip-off tomorrow is at 8:00 p.m.

Wolves Open Preseason Play Saturda
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Timberwolves will open preseason play against the Bucks at the Target Center Saturday night. The contest will be the first of a home-and-home exhibition series between the teams. Milwaukee will host the Wolves on Wednesday, December 21st. The Wolves open the regular season against the Thunder on Monday, December 26th.