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Sunday
Nov202011

NFL Week 11 Preview: KC Chiefs (4-5) @ Patriots (6-3)

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(FOXBOROUGH, Mass.) -- The Kansas City Chiefs (4-5) travel to Foxborough, Massachusetts Monday night to take on the New England Patriots (6-3) in Week 11 of NFL Action.

The Chiefs will be without their starting quarterback Matt Cassel, who is out with an injured throwing hand. Tyler Palko will get the nod in his place.

“We feel good about Tyler or he wouldn’t be here, he wouldn’t be our number two,” Kansas City head coach Todd Haley said. “I have belief in Tyler.”

Palko will be making his first NFL start, having thrown just 13 passes during his two-year-career.

Kickoff is set for 8:30 p.m. Eastern.

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Sunday
Nov202011

Scoreboard Roundup 11-19-11

Mitchell Layton/Getty ImagesCollege Football Top 10:

(1) LSU (11-0) took care of Ole Miss (2-9), 52-3

(3) Alabama handled Georgia Southern (9-2), 45-21

USC (9-2) upset (4) Oregon (9-2), 38-35

(25) Baylor (7-3) upset (5) Oklahoma (8-2), 45-38

(6) Arkansas (10-1) defeated Mississippi State (5-6), 44-17

NC State (6-5) upset (7) Clemson (9-2), 37-13

(8) Stanford (10-1) edged California (6-5) 31-28

(10) Boise State (9-1) cruised past San Diego State 6-4), 52-35

College Basketball Top 10:

(2) Kentucky (3-1) defeated Penn State (3-1), 85-47
 
(5) Syracuse (4-0) took care of Colgate (1-2), 92-47)

(8) Louisville (3-0) got past Butler (1-2), 69-53


NHL:

The Red Wings (10-7-1) beat the Kings (10-7-3), 4-1

The Jets (8-9-3) flew past the Flyers (11-5-3), 6-4

The Maple Leafs (11-7-2) hammered the Capitals (10-7-1), 7-1

The Canadiens (9-8-3) shut out the Rangers (10-4-3), 4-0

The Coyotes (10-5-3) defeated the Sabres (12-8-0), 4-2

The Bruins (11-7-0) shut out the Islanders (5-9-3), 6-0

The Devils (10-7-1) got past the Lightning (9-8-2), 4-2

The Oilers (10-7-2) dominated the Blackhawks (12-6-3), 9-2

The Panthers (10-6-3) edged the Penguins (11-6-3), 3-2

The Wild (12-5-3) got past the Blues (10-7-2), 3-2 in a shootout

The Blue Jackets (4-13-2) beat the Predators (10-5-4), 4-3 in overtime

The Sharks (11-5-1) swam past the Stars (11-8-0), 4-1

NASCAR:

Brad Keselowski won the NASCAR Nationwide Series Ford 300

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won the NASCAR Nationwide Series Championship

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Saturday
Nov192011

ESPN: Ohio State Talking To Urban Meyer About Coaching Position

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- According ESPN.com, sources have told the outlet that Ohio State University has been in touch with former Florida head coach Urban Meyer about becoming the schools next head coach. The site is also reporting that no contract is in place and if Meyer did agree to a deal, it wouldn't be announced till the end of the regular season.

Despite the rumors, Meyers denied any talk between he and Ohio State.

"I know, it's that time of year. I've not been offered any job, and I've certainly not accepted any job," Meyer said.

The 47-year old Meyer was last the head coach at Florida from 2005-2010, where he went 104-23, including two national championships. He left the school after last season, saying he wanted to spend more time with his family. He does have ties to the school though. Meyer in an Ohio native and started his coaching career with Ohio State as a graduate assistant coach back in 1986.

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Saturday
Nov192011

Eagles' Vick and Maclin Ruled Out For Sunday's Game Against Giants

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- If the Philadelphia Eagles want any hope of salvaging their season, they'll have to do it without some their best weapons on offense this week. The team announced that quarterback Michael Vick and wide receiver Jeremy Maclin will not play in the team's game Sunday night against the New York Giants.

Vick suffered two broken ribs last week in the team's 21-17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. It is believed Vick suffered the injury as early as the second play of the game, but he played for the entire game without disclosing the seriousness of the injury. Meanwhile, Maclin is dealing with multiple injuries to his shoulder and hamstring.

Vince Young is expected to make his first start for the Eagles at quarterback, while Riley Cooper is also expected to make his first start of the season in place on the injured Maclin.

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Saturday
Nov192011

Austin Dillion Wins Truck Race Championship

Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images(HOMESTEAD, Fla.) -- Johnny Sauter did everything he could in Friday night's truck race -- the last one of the season. He took home the checkered flag in the rain-shortened race, but still fell six points shy of the championship, which went to Austin Dillon who finished in 10th.

Just a year removed from winning rookie of the year, Dillon has now become the youngest champion in series history. In 2012, he's scheduled to drive a full schedule in NASCAR's Nationwide Series.

"The rain came at the right time and the Lord was looking after us, it's really cool to be where we are today," said the 21-year-old grandson of NASCAR team owner Richard Childress.  "You get to spray champagne everywhere. It's the best feeling in the world."

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Saturday
Nov192011

Iowa State Upsets (2) Oklahoma State, In 2 Overtimes, 37-31

JupiterImages/Photos.com(AMES, Iowa) -- Iowa State (6-4) stunned (2) Oklahoma State (10-1) in two overtimes, 37-31, on Friday night at Jack Trice Stadium.

What should of been a cake walk to (11-0) instead became a nightmare, and the Cyclones hung around long enough to beat the Cowboys in two overtimes, thanks to Jeff Woody's 4-yard touchdown run into the endzone.

Oklahoma State gave up a 17 point lead in the game and ruined their national title hopes in the process.

"This one stings. This one's tough," said Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden after the loss.

With the loss, this now opens up the chances of a Alabama and LSU rematch in the title game, another possible team could be Oregon.

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Saturday
Nov192011

Joe Paterno Has Treatable Form of Lung Cancer

Justin K. Aller/Getty Images(STATE COLLEGE, Pa.) -- Former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno has been diagnosed with a treatable form of lung cancer just days after being fired by Penn State for the ongoing Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case.

Paterno's son, Scott, told ESPN that the five-year survival rate for Joe Paterno's cancer is more than 70 percent.

Joe Paterno found out about his diagnosis after visiting the doctors last weekend for a follow up appointment for his bronchial illness.

"As everyone can appreciate, this is a deeply personal matter for my parents, and we simply ask that his privacy be respected as he proceeds with treatment," Scott Paterno said in a statement.

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Saturday
Nov192011

Americans Lead 13-9 Heading Into Final Round At Melbourne

(MELBOURNE, Australia) -- The American team built up a commanding lead after three rounds at Royal Melbourne on Saturday morning during the foursomes matches. 

Tiger Woods finally recorded a point and the team now leads 13-9 heading into the final round on Sunday.

The temperature dropped but did not stop the Americans from rallying past the International team who captured the final two matches on Saturday.

"We do have a very nice lead but in reality we needed those two points really bad and they got them for us," said team captain Fred Couples. "This team was rallying and playing some great golf in that junk but our guys somehow won the last two groups."

The rally came when Hunter Mahan holed a 20-foot birdie putt on the 17th right after Jason Day knocked in an even bigger birdie putt, this gave the team of Mahan and Bill Haas the win.

Following that was Jim Furyk who finished off the day with a clutch bunker shot on the 16th hole. His teammate, Nick Watney provided a par on the final hole and that ko'ed Adam Scott and Ernie Els, giving the Americans a 1-up decision.

The final round will consist of 12 singles matches on Sunday.

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Saturday
Nov192011

Scoreboard Roundup 11-18-11

Scott Boehm/Getty ImagesCollege Football Top 25:

Iowa State (6-4) upset (2) Oklahoma State (10-1), 37-31 in double overtime

College Basketball Top 25:


(3) Ohio State (3-0) defeated Jackson State (0-4), 85-41

(6) Duke (4-0) got past Davidson (2-1), 82-69

(14) Xavier (3-0) escaped with 66-60 win over Miami (OH) (1-1)

(15) Alabama (4-0) took down Wichita State (2-1), 70-60

Mississippi State (4-1) upset (16) Arizona (4-1), 67-57

(18) Texas A&M (3-1) edged St. John's (3-2), 58-57

(19) Marquette (3-0) beat Winthrop (0-3), 95-73)

NHL:

The Sabres (12-7-0) shut out the Hurricanes (6-11-3), 1-0

The Flames (8-9-1) took care of the Blackhawks (12-5-3), 5-2

The Avalanche (9-10-1) shut out the Stars (11-7-0), 3-0

NASCAR:

Johnny Sauter won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford 200

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Friday
Nov182011

ESPN: Handshake Deal Reached In MLB Labor Negotiations

Photos.com/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- It appears there won't be any lockout in Major League Baseball. Sources have told ESPN that baseball's labor negotiators have a agreed to a "handshake deal" on a new five-year collective bargaining agreement that will likely be announced Tuesday.

While an agreement is not a done deal just yet, the two sides are currently in the process of putting the new agreement into writing. No major issues remain in the negotiations, so it appears this is the the final hurdle for an agreement to be fully ratified.

Baseball's new labor agreement will extend to 2016 and will ensure two decades of uninterrupted labor peace for the first time since the creation of the Major League Baseball Player's Association in the 1960's.

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