Minnesota Sports Roundup: Vikings lose on a last-second field goalMinnesota Sports
-- Indianapolis kicker Adam Vinatieri hit a 53-yard field goal with eight seconds left to lift the Colts to a 23-20 win over the Vikings.
INDINAPOLIS - Indianapolis kicker Adam Vinatieri hit a 53-yard field goal with eight seconds left to lift the Colts to a 23-20 win over the Minnesota Vikings.
Andrew Luck was 20-of-31 for 224 yards and two touchdowns in his home debut for Indianapolis. The Colts improved to 1-and-1 with their fourth straight win over Minnesota. Reggie Wayne made six catches for 71 yards and a score, and Donnie Avery hauled in nine balls for 111 yards in the victory. Christian Ponder threw for 245 yards and a pair of touchdowns for Minnesota, which fell to 1-1 on the year. Percy Harvin made 12 catches for 104 yards in defeat.
The University of Minnesota football team is 3-0 after Saturday's 28-23 win over Western Michigan at TCF Bank Stadium. Gopher quarterback MarQueis Gray was injured in the second quarter and his backup Max Shortell entered the game and fired three touchdown passes. Gray has an ankle sprain and his status for this Saturday's home game against Syracuse is uncertain.
The Minnesota Lynx host the Fever at the Target Center tonight. Minnesota opened the home-and-home series with a 66-64 victory on Friday night. The Lynx improved to 25-5 on the year with the win. Tip-off tonight is at 7 p.m.
The National Hockey League is in a labor lockout. The league has locked out the players after the two sides failed to reach a new collective bargaining agreement. The previous CBA expired on Saturday. The last work stoppage in the NHL led to the cancellation of the entire 2004-05 season. The owners and players remain at odds over how to split hockey-related revenue. The players received 57-percent of revenue under the previous agreement, but the league says it needs to cut that down to under 50-percent for long-term stability. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the league is not prepared to begin the regular season without a new labor agreement.