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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Paul Cotter and Jonas Rondbjerg each scored his first NHL goal and the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Minnesota Wild 3-2. The Golden Knights improved to 7-2-0 since Oct. 26 after opening the season 1-4-0. Minnesota had its four-game win streak snapped. Jonathan Marchessault also scored for the Golden Knights, and Laurent Brossoit made 24 saves. Jared Spurgeon and Ryan Hartman scored for the Wild. Cam Talbot stopped 32 shots.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Kruz Perrott-Hunt scored 14 points and Hunter Goodrick added 12 points and eight rebounds to help lead South Dakota to a 59-53 win against Air Force in a season-opening win for both teams. The win marked the Coyotes first ever against Air Force in eight attempts. It was the first matchup between the programs since 2018. Ethan Taylor and A.J. Walker each scored 14 points for Air Force.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If anyone can relate to the frustration the Minnesota Vikings are feeling with their recent spate of close losses, it is the Los Angeles Chargers. The Vikings come into Sunday’s game with a 3-5 mark. Their five losses have been by a total of 18 points, including two in overtime. The Chargers had a similar start last season. Their first five losses were by a combined 19 points and also had two ending in overtime.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The four-way tie at the top of the Big Ten’s West Division will start to unravel when No. 19 Iowa hosts Minnesota. The Hawkeyes and Gophers are joined at the top by Wisconsin and Purdue. Minnesota and Iowa have had struggles. The Gophers have a loss to Bowling Green and last week’s 14-6 defeat to Illinois. Iowa reached No. 2 in the national ratings after winning its first six games. The Hawks lost two straight before last week’s 17-12 win at Northwestern. Quarterback Alex Padilla is in line to start for Iowa in place of the injured Spencer Petras.

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