K State and Oregon lose, NFL News and Notes, Andrew Bynum, GSP dominant in UFC return, Nascar + Free Play for Sunday, November 18, 2012
The BCS in chaos after K State and Oregon both lose, Irish wax Wake
The entire national championship picture has been thrown into disarray after No.1 Oregon and No.2 Kansas City were both beaten on Saturday. The Ducks fell to No.14 Stanford 17-14 in overtime, the Wildcats were trounced by Baylor 52-24. Notre Dame whitewashed Wake Forest 38-0 to remain unbeaten and will undoubtedly be No.1 when the updated polls are revealed on Sunday. In other top Saturday matchups, No.6 Ohio State moved to 11-0 with a 21-14 overtime win at Wisconsin. UCLA clinched a berth in the Pac 12 championship game with a 38-28 win over rival USC. SP3 will do a complete college football recap that will include the updated BCS and AP polls on Monday.
NFL News and Notes
Brian Blessing and Kenny White of Bookmaker analyze Week 11 of the NFL
Andrew Bynum hurt bowling ???
Friday, Andrew Bynum met the press and told them that he hurt his left knee compensating for the soreness in his right knee. As it turns out, he may ave hurt it bowling.
Multiple sources told ESPN on Saturday that Bynum suffered an unspecified injury this month while bowling. On Friday, Bynum revealed that — on top of the issues with his right knee that could keep him sidelined until January — he also had suffered a “setback” with his left knee.
The 76ers can’t be real happy about this.
GSP dominant in unanimous decision victory over Condit at UFC 154
Georges St Pierre looked razor sharp in his return to the octagon after a 19 month hiatus with a dominating unanimous decision victor over Carlos Condit. The flight was much closer than the 50-45, 50-45, and 49-46 scores as Condit came to fight and even dropped St Pierre with a spinning head kick. St Pierre re-unified the welterweight division by taking Condit’s interim belt earned while St Pierre recovered from ACL surgery. Next up for St Pierre might be a proposed superfight with middleweight champion Anderson Silva. SP3 will have a complete recap of UFC 154 with results and highlights on Monday.
UFC 154 post-fight presser
Stenhouse wins second straight Nationwide title, Keselowski’s to lose today at Homestead
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. became the sixth driver (and the first since 2005) to win back-to-back Nationwide titles by finishing sixth at Homestead to edge Elliot Sadler. Stenhouse took a 20 point lead into the race and needed to just finish 16th to capture his second title. Regan Smith won the race, his first in 103 Nationwide starts, followed by Kyle Busch, and Brendan Gaughn.
In today’s Sprint Cup finale at Homestead, Brad Keselowski takes a 20 point lead into the race over Jimmie Johnson and needs only to finish 15th or better to capture his first Sprint Cup title. Keselowski qualified third but will leave from the outside of the first row after pole-sitter Joey Lagano crashed in practice and will be forced to start last in his practice car. Johnson will get away ninth. SP3 will have a complete Homestead recap in the Monday report.
Odds to win the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway
(25/1 or less)
Jimmie Johnson #48 +500
Denny Hamlin #11 +850
Kyle Busch #18 +850
Matt Kenseth #17 +875
Greg Biffle #16 +900
Kasey Kahne #5 +925
Brad Keselowski #2 +1100
Clint Bowyer #15 +1100
Martin Truex Jr. #56 +1150
Carl Edwards #99 +1200
Jeff Gordon #24 +1550
Tony Stewart #14 +1650
Kevin Harvick #29 +2000
Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 +2100
Mark Martin #55 +2500
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