Bowyer Wins at Talladega

(Talladega, Ala.) -- Clint Bowyer picked up his first win of the 2011 season, passing Richard Childress Racing teammate Jeff Burton on the final lap of the Good Sam Club 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.

Coming out of a caution with two laps left, Bowyer pushed Burton away from the pack. That move gave Bowyer a chance to slingshot his way to victory in the final stretch of the race.

Carl Edwards remains in first place in the Sprint Cup standings, finishing in 11th at Talladega. Matt Kenseth is 14 points out of the lead. Brad Keselowski jumped up three spots to third place.


Texas Tech Downs Oklahoma (DRAFT)

OKLAHOMA -- Texas Tech snapped Oklahoma's 39 game winning streak at home after their 41 to 38 win in Norman.  The last team to beat the Sooners team at home was TCU in 2005.

"They really whipped us in every part of the game, I told the players we were definitely outcoached and outplayed," said Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops after the loss.

The Red Raiders improved their record to five and two and the Sooners fall to six and one.


Michigan State Stuns Wisconsin (DRAFT)

MICHIGAN -- It was holy Saturday for Michigan State fans on Saturday Night.  The Spartans stunned Wisconsin with a game winning hail mary. 

The game was tied at 31 a piece until Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins launched a 44 yard pass in the air into the endzone that landed in wide receiver Keith Nichol's hands.  The play was reviewed and called a touchdown.

"I don't think you could write a better script, it's pretty special," said Cousins.

Wisconsin Head Coach Bret Bielema said the coaches and players will always remember that play.

Both teams are now six and one for the season.


Hamilton's Injury a Mystery to Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton is suffering from some kind of groin injury, but he and the team are saying nothing further.

When asked about the injury, Hamilton, the 2010 AL MVP, pleads the fifth on specifics. Some say the Rangers know and are keeping it a secret to prevent their World Series opponents, the St. Louis Cardinals, from gaining any advantages.

Game 3 of the World Series is set for Saturday at 8:05 p.m.


Vikings' Cook Arrested for Domestic Battery

(MINNEAPOLIS) -- Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook was arrested on Saturday on domestic battery charges. He could miss Sunday's game against Green Bay.

Eden Prarie, Minn. police said Cook was taken in without incident after a 911 call reported a commotion across the street.

Cook, a second-year player with the Vikings, was expected to start because of an injury to Antoine Winfield. Cook is due in court on Monday morning.


Blackmon Hurt In Oklahoma State's Win Over Missouri

No. 6 Oklahoma State cruised to a 45-24 road victory at Missouri on Saturday to remain unbeaten. However, they may have lost their top receiver for a few games.

Justin Blackmon caught a touchdown pass in the first quarter. He left shortly after due to a shoulder injury.

Running back Joseph Randle picked up the slack on the Cowboys offense, running for 138 yards and three touchdowns. He also had a receiving touchdown.

The Cowboys' next game is Oct. 30 against Baylor.


Report: Palmer Accepts $5 Million Pay Cut (TEST TEST TEST)

(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- Carson Palmer took a $5 million pay to play with the Oakland Raiders this season, according to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter.

Palmer, who was acquired by the Raiders in exchange for a 2012 first-round pick and a conditional first-rounder in 2013, was set to make a prorated figure of $7.44 million this year. According to Schefter, Palmer accepted a pay cut that will see him earn $2.5 for the rest of the season.

The Raiders also guaranteed $5 of his $12.5 million contract next season after potentially giving up two first round picks -- the 2013 pick becomes a first-rounder if the Raiders make it to the AFC Championship Game this season.

Palmer, 31, has yet to play this season after demanding a trade from the Bengals during the summer. The nine-year veteran passed for 3,970 yards with 26 touchdowns and 20 interceptions in 2010.

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Buccaneers Host Bears in London (TEST TEST TEST)

(LONDON) -- The (4-2) Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be making their second appearance in the NFL International Series game in London on Sunday.  They'll be the home team hosting the (3-3) Chicago Bears. 

The last time the Buccaneers made the trip to London was in 2009 against the New England Patriots, they enjoyed the trip but not the 35-7 loss at Wembley Stadium.  Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris said, "We're road warriors, you go on the road and you have to go play.  We're out in London and enjoying the people, the town, and everything that is going to happen."

Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher admitted he didn't really know anything about the London culture, "I'm so not cultured when it comes to that stuff.  I'm going to have fun in my room I guess watching TV."

Kickoff is set for 1 PM Eastern Time.


Ortiz Named 2011 Clemente Award Winner (TEST TEST TEST)

(ST. LOUIS) -- Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz took home the 2011 Roberto Clemente Award on Thursday Night before Game 2 of the World Series.  The award is given to the player that best exemplifies sportsmanship and community service.

Ortiz was not expecting to win and was very surprised to hear that he beat out his friend and St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols, "I saw my boy Pujols on the list and I was like did I beat Pujols? It's a great honor for me."

'Big Papi' is a free agent to be once the season is over, when asked about if he'd like to be back in a Red Sox uniform in 2012 he said, "Of course I would like to come back, you know they have a lot of things going on right now.  So once they go through all the stuff - GM, and manager and things - I think they're going to start talking to the players.  We'll see.  We've got time."

Ortiz batted .309 with 29 homers in the 2011 season.


Hopkins Gets Back Light Heavyweight Title (TEST TEST TEST)

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Bernard Hopkins got back his light heavyweight championship after the World Boxing Council declared the fight with Chad Dawson a technical draw on Thursday. 

The controversial fight ended after Dawson lifted Hopkins and tossed him to the canvas late in the second round on Saturday night.  Hopkins suffered a dislocated shoulder and Dawson was awarded a second-round technical knockout.

After reviewing the video, the WBC unanimously declared that Dawson intentionally lifted Hopkins followed by a push that made Hopkins fall on his left side with part of his body on the ropes.

"I feel very happy, I feel that justice was done," said Hopkins on Thursday.

Hopkins became the oldest fighter in boxing history to win a world championship in May after he defeated Jean Pascal.

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