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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings defensive end has won the NFC Defensive Player of the Month award for October. The NFL made the announcement Thursday. Griffen had six of his eight sacks in the last four games and also led all NFC defensive linemen with 20 tackles.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Thaddeus Young scored 19 points and hit a big 3-pointer with 90 seconds to play to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 97-91 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Thursday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Junior guard Zach Lofton has been dismissed from the Minnesota basketball program. Coach Richard Pitino said Wednesday that Lofton was dismissed for ''failing to meet the expectations and obligations of the team.'' The dismissal is effective immediately.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Kemba Walker made a 21-footer from the top of the key with five seconds left in overtime to lift Charlotte to a 108-106 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night, providing a winning conclusion for fans celebrating the return of the Hornets name after a 12-year absence.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Marc Gasol scored a career-high 32 points, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 105-101 on Wednesday night for the franchise's first victory in a season opener since 2000.