Minnesota Sports Roundup: Tampa Bay has no problems in handling the VikingsMinnesota Sports
-- Tampa Bay running back Doug Martin had 214 total yards and two touchdowns as the Buccaneers blew out the Vikings 36-17 at the Metrodome last night.
MINNEAPOLIS - Tampa Bay running back Doug Martin had 214 total yards and two touchdowns as the Buccaneers blew out the Vikings 36-17 at the Metrodome last night.
Josh Freeman passed for 262 yards and three touchdowns for the Bucs, who improved to 3-4 with their first road win of the season. Mike Williams and Erik Lorig had touchdown grabs in the victory.
Adrian Peterson rushed for 123 yards and a score for Minnesota, which dropped to 5-3. Christian Ponder threw for 251 yards, a touchdown and an interception in the loss. Minnesota is at Seattle next weekend.
The University of Minnesota football team will have one final practice today before hitting the field tomorrow for a game against conference rival Purdue. Minnesota and Purdue are each trying to stop three-game losing skids after having promising non-conference slates. The Gophers are 4-3 on the season, while Purdue enters tomorrow's game with a 3-4 mark. Kickoff is set for 2:42 p.m. at TCF Stadium
The Minnesota Timberwolves will wrap up preseason play against the Bucks in Green Bay tonight at the Resch Center. Minnesota is 4-2 in exhibition play after notching a 95-76 victory over the Pistons on Wednesday. Tip-off tonight will be at 7 p.m.
NBA Commissioner David Stern is putting a timeline on his tenure. Stern will retire as commissioner on February 1, 2014. The NBA's Board of Governors has approved Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver to take over the position. Stern's retirement will come 30 years to the day he took the job. The 70-year-old Stern began his tenure as commissioner on February 1, 1984. During his tenure, the league has expanded from 23 to 30 teams with growth in global popularity and revenue. Stern also oversaw the inclusion of NBA players in the Olympics. Silver first joined the league in 1992 as president of NBA Entertainment. He became deputy commissioner in 2006.