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Sunday
Nov132011

NFL Week 10 Preview: Minnesota (2-6) @ Green Bay (8-0)

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(GREEN BAY, Wis.) -- All eyes will be on Lambeau Field Monday night when the undefeated Green Bay Packers (8-0) take on their NFC North rivals, The Minnesota Vikings (2-6) in the second meeting between these two clubs this season. Back in Week Seven, Green Bay beat Minnesota, 33-27.

"I don’t care what the records are,” Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers said. “It’s a tough opponent. It’s a team you want really want to beat. We know the fans really care about this game. We know the importance to winning a division game. So, it’s an important game for us.”

The Packers come into the showdown with their passing offense ranked third overall, while the Vikings defense is ranked 30th overall against the pass.

Kickoff is at 8:30 p.m. ET.

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Sunday
Nov132011

Oregon (6) defeats Stanford (3), 53-30

istockphoto(STANFORD, Calif.) -- Ducks red-shirt junior running back LaMichael James rushed for 146 yards and three touchdowns Saturday night, as (6) Oregon (9-1) defeated (3) Stanford (9-1), 53-30.

James began scoring in the second quarter with a 58-yard run, followed by a 4-yard run in the third quarter. He capped the night off with a 1-yard run in the fourth.

“When you play a good team like Stanford, it’s not going to happen early in the game,” Ducks Head Coach Chip Kelly said about his offense. “We feel like the way we practice, the way we condition, is that eventual some things will break and that’s what happened.”

For Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, it wasn’t his best performance. The Heisman Trophy hopeful tossed for 271 yards and three touchdowns with two interceptions and a fumble.

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Sunday
Nov132011

Pacquiao Wins Close Decision

Jay Reilly/Getty(LAS VEGAS) -- Manny Pacquiao (54-3-2) defeated Juan Manuel Marquez (53-6-1) in a 12-round majority decision Saturday night, to retain his WBO welterweight championship. When the decision was announced, the sell-out crowd at MGM Grand in Las Vegas booed and showered the ring with debris.

Marquez enter the fight as a 7-1 underdog, but it would prove to be a much closer fight as the 38-year-old native of Mexico would give Pacquiao his all.

“Well I expected that. I won the fight,” Pacquiao said of the decision. “It’s very clear. I blocked most of the punches of Marquez.”

This was the third fight between the two, with Pacquiao holding the advantage with two victories and a draw.

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Saturday
Nov122011

Scoreboard Roundup - 11/12/11

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK)  -- NCAA Football Top 10:  LSU (10-0) beat Western Kentucky (5-5), 42-9.

Oklahoma State (10-0) ran past Texas Tech (5-5), 66-6.

Oregon (9-1) crushed Stanford (9-1), 53-30.

Alabama (9-1) downed Mississippi State (5-5), 24-7.

TCU (8-2) shocked Boise State (8-1), 36-35.

Arkansas (9-1) popped Tennessee (4-6), 49-7.

Clemson (9-1) topped Wake Forest (5-5), 31-28.

NCAA Top 25 Basketball: Duke (2-0) stormed past Presbyterian (1-1), 96-55.

Syracuse (1-0) cruised past Fordham (0-1), 78-53.

Wisconsin (1-0) pounded Kennesaw State (0-1), 85-31.

NHL: The Hurricanes (6-8-3) got by the Penguins (10-4-3), 5-3.

The Flames (7-8-1) got by the Avalanche (8-8-1), 4-3.

The Canadiens (7-7-2) edged the Predators (8-5-3), in overtime, 2-1.

The Blue Jackets (3-12-1) trimmed the Jets (5-9-3), 2-1.

The Senators (8-9-1) bopped the Maple Leafs (10-6-1), 5-2.

The Devils (8-6-1) were 3-2 winners in a shootout over the Capitals (10-4-1).

The Red Wings (9-5-1) rocked the Stars (11-5-0), 5-2.

The Kings (8-6-3) topped the Wild (8-5-3), 5-2.

The Bruins (8-7-0) bounced the Sabres (10-6-0), 6-2.

The Blues (8-7-1) shut out the Lightning (8-6-2), 3-0.

The Coyotes (8-4-3) blanked the Sharks (9-5-1), 3-0.

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Saturday
Nov122011

Sam Hornish Jr. Wins at Phoenix

Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images(AVONDALE, Ariz) -- Sam Hornish Jr. won his first NASCAR Nationwide Series Race on Saturday at Phoenix International Raceway.

Hornish Jr. moved to NASCAR full-time in 2008. He had a pair of top-five finishes in 2009 and struggled in 2010 when he was moved to a part-time schedule on the Nationwide Series this season, earning four top-10 finishes.

The former three-time IndyCar champion won his first race in Phoenix ten years ago.

"Just so happy these guys have all worked so hard and we've been on and off all year long and it's been a tough year for us for a lot of different reasons," said an emotional Hornish Jr. with ESPN after the race. "Every ten years I get to come to victory lane here for the first time in different kind of cars."

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Saturday
Nov122011

Mike Krzyzewski Ties Bob Knight For Most All-time

Sara D. Davis/Getty Images(DURHAM, N.C.)  -- Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski is one win away from being all alone on the most mens wins in Division I basketball after Duke (2-0) beat Presbyterian (1-1), 96-55 on Saturday.

Coach K now is tied with Bob Knight with 902 wins looking to pass his old coach and mentor on Tuesday against Michigan State at Madison Square Garden.

"I share it with coach, we're the best friends and he's had the most influence on me, so it's a happy day.  We just talked this past week and he said, 'Will you get this thing done quickly, I'm getting tired of saying nice things about you'," Krzyzewski told ESPN after the game when asked about his 902nd victory.

Krzyzewski is now 902-284 in his 37th season as a coach during his time at Army and Duke.

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Saturday
Nov122011

Nebraska Edges Penn State 17-14 In Emotional Game

Patrick Smith/Getty Images(COLLEGE PARK, Pa.) -- Amidst the sex scandal that has rocked the campus of Penn State University that led to the firing of longtime head football coach Joe Paterno, there was still a game that needed to be played. The 12th ranked Lions squared off against 19th ranked Nebraska in a critical Big-10 showdown.

Before the team's battled on the football field, they came together on the field for a group prayer and moment of silence dedicated to the alleged victims of former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.

Once the game started though, all the attention was on the field. Despite strong support from their home fans, Nebraska jumped to a 17-0 lead and Penn State couldn't get enough momentum to come back and win the game. They didn't lose from a lack of effort. Penn State fought back to make it 17-14 in the fourth quarter and had a chance to tie in the closing minute, but it just wasn't enough.

One of Joe Paterno's sons, Jay, is on the Penn State coaching staff. When asked if he wanted to tell his dad anything, Paterno gave an emotional response while fighting off tears.

"Just how proud of him I am, and Dad, I wish you were here," Paterno said.  "We love you."

This was the first game Penn State played without Joe Paterno as a coach on the team since November of 1949.

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Saturday
Nov122011

Dodgers Ticket Sales Spike Despite Ongoing Sale

Kirby Lee/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) If there was any doubt about the resentment Los Angeles Dodgers' fans have towards team owner Frank McCourt, then look no further at the team's ticket sales since McCourt announced that he would sell the team.

According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, season ticket sales are already up 30 percent from this time last season and there has been a 50 percent rise in revenue over the first four days of overall ticket sales.

The Dodgers are one of the most marketable and prestigious teams in baseball, but they have fallen on hard times as of late. Attendance has drastically dropped in recent years. Back in 2009, the Dodgers were number one in baseball in home attendance with an average of 46,440 fans per home game, and were third in attendance for the 2010 season. But this past season, the team's attendance plummeted all the way to eleventh with an average of 36,236 fans per game.

The Dodgers' on the field product has also taken a hit in recent years. The team reached the National League Championship Series during the 2008 and 2009 season, but have missed the playoffs the past two seasons.

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Saturday
Nov122011

Louisville's Rick Pitino Gets 600th Career Win

J. Meric/Getty Images(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) -- Louisville Head Coach Rick Pitino celebrated his 600th win as a head coach after his team's 83-48 win over Tennessee-Martin. Pitino becomes just the 26th Division I coach to reach the accomplishment.

The 59-year-old Pitino's first full season as a head coach began in 1978 when he coached at Boston University. Since then, he has made stops at Providence, Kentucky, and now Louisville. He even coached in the NBA. Pitino was the head coach of the New York Knicks from 1987-1989 and the Boston Celtics from 1997-2001.

Pitino's first season with Louisville was in 2001. Since becoming the team's head coach, Pitino has a win-loss record of 246-96. He is the only coach to take three different schools to the Final Four

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Saturday
Nov122011

Scoreboard Roundup - 11/11/11

Thomas Northcut/Digital VisionCollege Basketball Top 10:

North Carolina (1-0) handled Michigan State (0-1) 67-55

Kentucky (1-0) cruised past Marist (0-1) 108-58

Ohio State (1-0) got past Wright State (0-1) 73-42

Connecticut (1-0) put away Columbia (0-1) 70-57

Duke (1-0) escaped with a 77-76 win over Belmont (0-1)

Vanderbilt (1-0) defeated Oregon (0-1) 78-64

Louisville (1-0) was victorious over Tenn-Martin (0-1) 83-48

Florida (1-0) routed Jackson St. (0-1) 99-59

NHL:

The Capitals (10-4-0) handled the Devils (7-6-1) 3-1

The Rangers (9-3-3) routed the Hurricanes (5-8-3) 5-1

The Penguins (10-3-3) defeated the Stars (11-4-0) 3-1

The Sabres (10-5-0) cruised past the Senators (7-9-1) 5-1

The Red Wings (8-5-1) shut out the Oilers (9-5-2) 3-0

The Blackhawks (10-4-3) took care of the Flames (6-8-1) 4-1

The Ducks (6-7-3) edged the Canucks (8-8-1) 4-3

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