run the table repeat as National Champions and thus, everybody looked at their schedule to see who could beat them. Some thought it could be Arkansas. Alabama escaped with the win. Many thought it could be Florida. Alabama presumably demolished them. South Carolina? Now they were able to got it done as they defeated the Crimson Tide 35-21 today in Colombia.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Surprise starter Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 29 shots in his NHL debut, Danny Briere and Blair Betts scored the first two goals, and the Flyers spoiled the Pittsburgh Penguins ' debut game in their new arena by winning 3-2 on Thursday night.
HELSINKI (AP) -- Brandon Sutter scored twice as the Carolina Hurricanes held on to beat the Minnesota Wild 4-3 in the opening game of the NHL season on Thursday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Andy Pettitte and the New York Yankees stumbled through September and landed in the AL wild-card spot.
As the Minnesota Twins can attest, the Yankees are hardly an underdog in October.
Pushing the home-field advantage back in Minnesota's face, Pettitte turned in a vintage postseason performance with seven smooth innings and Lance Berkman had two big hits for New York in a 5-2 victory over the Twins on Thursday evening for a 2-0 lead in their best-of-five division series.
Welcome all to my picks of week 5 of the 2010 NFL season, powered by Micro Center. The big headline this week is the return of Randy Moss to his original team, the Minnesota Vikings, as a result of a trade with the New England Patriots. We all remember how Moss left Minnesota, via trade to the Raiders who then traded him two years later to the Patriots. We all know that Moss is a very colorful character but you can't deny he is still one of the elite receivers in the NFL today. Moss and the Vikings will play Monday night which that game as well as the Sunday Night games will have their own post with my thoughts and predictions. Meanwhile the Patriots are on bye.
Like always, I will list the announcers of each game (courtesy of Awful Announcing) as well as the broadcast maps (courtesy of the506) so that you know which game will be available to you in your local market. Let's get to the games of what is sure to be a great week 5.
(AP) - Brent Musburger, the play-by-play man for some of college football's biggest games, told a group of college journalism students that professional athletes under a doctor's supervision could potentially use steroids to improve performance.
It's time for the college football predictions presented by Dollar General. It's week 6 and ESPN College Gameday will be in Colombia, South Carolina as the #1 Alabama Crimson Tide will play the #19 South Carolina Gamecocks in what will be a very tough game for the Crimson Tide (and hopefully not like last week's against Florida). That game will be on CBS at 3:30. I will predict that game and all the others that have not been played (Troy vs. Middle Tennessee Recap).
Randy Moss is heading back to the Vikings as a result of being traded by the Patriots. The Patriots will receive a third round pick in next year's draft while the Vikings receive much needed ammunition to a depleted receiving corps that lost a great receiver in Sidney Rice at the end of August for at least half the season. There is no doubt that this is a great trade for the Vikings, they get a top receiver for only a third round pick and we all remember how badly Vikings quaterback Brett Favre wanted Moss back in 2007. Now they have a great offense even with Rice out with Adrian Peterson and Favre and imagine how explosive their offense will look once Rice gets back. But I'm dumbfounded that the Patriots made this trade.
It's that time again. The MLB Posteason has returned. We are getting closer and closer by the day to crowning a World Series champion. But to hoist the trophy you have to make it through the Divisional Series, which start Wednesday at 1:37 on TBS. So who will survive the Divisional Series and step closer to the World Series?
ATLANTA (AP) -- Bobby Cox was drenched with beer and champagne and hoisted onto the shoulders of his players after the Atlanta Braves gave their manager a final trip to the playoffs.
Atlanta reached the postseason as the NL wild-card team, a first for Cox, as Tim Hudson and the Braves took a six-run lead, then held on for an 8-7 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.
"This being Bobby's last year, losing today was not an option," Hudson said.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Jonathan Sanchez pitched the San Francisco Giants back into the playoffs after a six-year absence, beating the San Diego Padres 3-0 Sunday to wrap up the NL West title.
Buster Posey homered and the Giants finally got it done - on their third try against the Padres this weekend - to capture their first division crown and playoff berth since 2003.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Coming off consecutive lopsided losses, the Jacksonville Jaguars talked all week about needing a spark.
Josh Scobee provided it.
Scobee's 59-yard field goal on the final play gave the Jaguars a 31-28 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Steven Jackson was a question mark until the first snap.
There was no way he was going to miss this one for the St. Louis Rams. So, he went out and showed the Seattle Seahawks he could play hurt and still make a big impact.
"I knew I wouldn't be 100 percent, but I knew I had enough to give," said Jackson, who blocked out a strained groin Sunday. "I feel like the team is going in the right direction and I wanted to be a part of it."
The two-time Pro Bowler had 126 yards rushing and receiving, complementing another strong game by No. 1 pick Sam Bradford and a stout defense in a 20-3 victory Sunday that gave the Rams consecutive wins for the first time in two seasons.
Nobody wants there to be an lockout of the 2011 NFL Season but it seems highly likely that it will happen. Can it be prevented? And how would it be prevented? FOX NFL Sunday's Jimmy Johnson tackles the issue in this weeks' edition of Fired Up!
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