>>Lynx Beat Fever In Game Two
(Minneapolis, MN) — Minnesota center Sylvia Fowles (fouls) put up 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds helping the Lynx win Game Two of the W-N-B-A Finals last night over Indiana, 77-71. Maya Moore added 19 points last night for the winners. The best-of-five series is tied at one apiece with the set shifting to Indiana on Friday with Game Three.
>>T’Wolves Tip Preseason Tonight
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Minnesota Timberwolves tip off their N-B-A preseason schedule tonight at home against the Oklahoma City Thunder. It is the first of seven exhibition games for the T’wolves. Minnesota scrimmaged against each other on Monday night in preparation for tonight’s contest. New Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan will make his pro basketball coaching debut this evening. Tip time is 7 P-M.
>>Vikes Trade Linebacker Hodges To San Fran
(Santa Clara, CA) — The Minnesota Vikings are sending linebacker Gerald Hodges to the San Francisco 49ers. Minnesota will receive a sixth-round pick and center Nick Easton in return. Hodges has played in all four games this season, including three starts. He has 19 total tackles. The Minnesota Vikings are officially entering their bye week. The team hosted their lone practice this week yesterday, and will be off until they return next week to begin prep for the Kansas City Chiefs. The Vikes fell to the Denver Broncos 23-20 to drop to 2-and-2 on the season.
>>N-F-C North: Packers Bring Back Gaston
(Green Bay, WI) — The Green Bay Packers have brought pack defensive lineman Bruce Gaston. Green Bay added him to the practice squad just three days after releasing him. Gaston fills the spot on the practice squad of wide receiver Jared Abbrederis, who was promoted to the active roster last week.
>>N-F-C North: Bears Lose Montgomery For Season
(Lake Forest, IL) — The Chicago Bears will be without starting center Will Montgomery for the rest of the year. Montgomery was placed on season-ending injured reserve yesterday after suffering a broken left fibula on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Bears promoted offensive lineman Nick Becton from the practice squad, signed safety Sherrod Martin, and waived linebacker John Timu and punter Spencer Lanning. The Minnesota Vikings play at Chicago on November 1st.
>>N-F-C North: Walker Out
(Allen Park, MI) — Detroit Lions defensive tackle Tyrunn Walker’s season is over after he suffered a broken leg and dislocated ankle in Detroit’s 13-10 loss in Seattle Monday night. Walker had surgery yesterday and will be placed on injured reserve this week. He was signed to a one-year deal in the offseason and he ends the year with nine tackles.
>>Gopher Coach Won’t Discuss Q-B Situation
(Minneapolis, MN) — Golden Gopher football coach Jerry Kill won’t tip his hand in regard to his quarterback situation. As he prepares his team for Saturday’s game at Purdue, Kill says he will not make any comments about the quarterback situation because nobody needs to know about it. He likely would prefer to keep Purdue in the dark on the position. Kill replaced usual starter Mitch Leidner (LYDE-ner) in last Saturday’s 27-0 loss at Northwestern. True freshman Demry Croft made his collegiate debut in the fourth quarter. Minnesota and Purdue kick off at 2:30 P-M on Saturday. The Gophers are 3-and-2, while the Boilermakers are 1-and-4.
>>Wild Drops Puck On Season Tomorrow
(Denver, CO) — The Minnesota Wild drop the puck on their 2015-16 season tomorrow on the road at Colorado. The Wild meet the Avalanche at the Pepsi season, and then return home for their home opener against St. Louis. The Wild finalized their opening night roster by placing Justin Fontaine on injured reserve, sending Mike Reilly of Chanhassen to A-H-L Iowa; placing Jordan Schroeder (SHRAY-der) of Prior Lake on waivers, and designating Grayson Downing as an injured non-roster player. Minnesota finished with the fourth-best record in the Western Conference last season at 46-28-and-8.
>>Astros Blank Yankees In AL Wild Card Game
(Bronx, NY) — The Houston Astros are moving on to the ALDS. Houston captured a 3-0 win over the Yankees in the American League Wild Card game last night in New York. The Astros will face the defending American League champion Kansas City Royals in the A-L-D-S, which will get underway on Thursday. Colby Rasmus and Carlos Gomez each hit solo homers, while AL Cy Young candidate Dallas Keuchel (KY-kul) tossed six innings of three-hit ball in the win. New York struck out 10 times and had only three hits in the loss.