Minnesota Sports Roundup: Vikings have no problems with Tennessee, now 4-1Minnesota Sports
-- Minnesota's Christian Ponder threw for 258 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Vikings to a 30-7 rout of the Titans yesterday at the Metrodome.
Minnesota's Christian Ponder threw for 258 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Vikings to a 30-7 rout of the Titans yesterday at the Metrodome. Ponder also had 31 yards on three carries for the Vikings, who improved to 4-and-1 and have already surpassed their win total for 2011. Percy Harvin posted eight catches for 108 yards and a TD and also ran in for a score. Tennessee quarterback Matt Hasselbeck finished 26-of-43 for 200 yards with a TD and an interception in place of injured starter Jake Locker. Chris Johnson was held to just 24 yards on 15 carries and fumbled once for Tennessee, which fell to 1-and-4. Minnesota is at Washington next weekend.
The defending-champion Minnesota Lynx are headed back to the WNBA Finals. Seimone Augustus scored 21 points, Maya Moore netted 20 and the Lynx held off the Los Angeles Sparks 80-79 on Sunday in California. Hutchinson native Lindsay Whalen added 17 points for the Lynx, who overcame a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit. L-A's Alana Beard missed a jumper at the buzzer that would have won the game for the Sparks. Minnesota, which swept the series 2-0, awaits the Connecticut-Indiana series winner. __________________________________________________________________________
The Timberwolves are getting set for Wednesday's preseason opener. Minnesota held its final of four camp practices on Friday. The Wolves play Indiana in Fargo on Wednesday. The Wolves face the Pacers again next Friday in Indianapolis before holding the preseason home opener on October 13th against Chicago.
Wayzata's Tim Herron fired a final round two-over-par-73 to slip from fourth-place to tenth-place at this week's PGA Tour event in Las Vegas. Herron won $112,000 for his weekend's worth of work. Ryan Moore won the event and the $800,000 paycheck. Burnsville native Cameron Beckman missed the cut.