Eagles drop 7th straight, Auburn fires Chizik, Nets outlast Knicks in OT, Duke jumps to No.2, NHL Locout Update, MLB Hot Stove + Free Play for Tuesday, November 27, 2012

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Cam has breakout game in 30-22 Panther win In last night’s Monday Night Football action, Cam Newton threw for two touchdowns and ran for two others in Carolina’s 30-22 win over the Eagles. Newton was 18-28 for 306 yards and 2 TDs and rushed for 52 yards and two scores. After a record breaking rookie season, this was by far Newton’s best game of 2012. Bryce Brown ran for 178 yards and two touchdowns in a losing effort but also lost two key fumbles. It was the Eagles seventh straight loss and the fifth straight game allowing 30+ points since firing their original defensive coordinator before the bye week. Carolina has now covered four straight road games as favorite and over players cashed their tickets. Chizik out at Auburn after going winless in SEC In the what have you done for me lately department, Gene Chizik is out at Auburn just two years removed from winning the national championship. The Tigers finished the year 3-9 including an 0-8 mark in the SEC after getting hammered 49-0 by arch-rival Alabama on Saturday. Auburn was ranked No.25 in the AP Top 25 preseason poll. Chizik finished his four years at Auburn with a 33-19 record and will reportedly get a $7.5 million dollar buyout. Nets down Knicks in OT + NBA roundup In Monday NBA action, Deron Williams connected for 16 points, 6 boards, and 16 assists as the Nets beat the Knicks 96-89 in overtime. Brook Lopez added 22 and 11 for the winners. Carmelo Anthony had 35 points and 13 rebounds for the Knick who also got 28 and 10 from Tyson Chandler. At the United Center in Chicago, the Bucks outscored the Bulls 30-12 in the final quarter to pull off a 93-92 win. In the epic beat down department, the Oklahoma City pounded the Charlotte Bobcats 114-69. OKC was up by an unbelievable 64-24 at half. On the night, the dogs were barking with a 6-2 mark in eight games. The high/low split at 4-4. “The Association” resumes play on Tuesday with an abbreviated eight games. Duke jumps to No.2 after beating Louisville 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Rankings – Week 4 (Nov. 26) AP Top 25 RK TEAM RECORD PTS 1 Indiana (47) 6-0 1,606 2 Duke (18) 6-0 1,554 3 Michigan 5-0 1,421 4 Ohio State 4-0 1,416 5 Louisville 5-1 1,347 6 Syracuse 4-0 1,323 7 Florida 5-0 1,227 8 Kentucky 4-1 1,180 9 Arizona 3-0 1,076 10 Kansas 4-1 937 11 Creighton 6-0 926 12 Gonzaga 6-0 854 13 Michigan State 5-1 818 14 North Carolina 5-1 718 15 Oklahoma State 5-0 668 16 Missouri 5-1 665 17 Cincinnati 6-0 571 18 North Carolina State 4-1 553 19 Colorado 5-0 478 20 Georgetown 4-1 257 21 Minnesota 6-1 197 22 Illinois 7-0 185 23 San Diego State 4-1 182 24 UNLV 3-1 175 25 New Mexico 6-0 141 Others receiving votes: Alabama 108, Wichita State 99, Connecticut 93, UCLA 85, Pittsburgh 55, Oregon 44, Notre Dame 42, Memphis 23, Butler 20, Wisconsin 16, California 12, Florida State 10, Saint Joseph’s 9, Ohio 8, Marquette 7, Murray State 5, Temple 5, Baylor 4, Tennessee 3, Virginia Commonwealth 1, Colorado State 1 Dropped from rankings: UCLA 11, Memphis 19, Connecticut 21, Baylor 24 USA Today Coaches Poll RK TEAM RECORD PTS 1 Indiana (27) 6-0 769 2 Duke (4) 6-0 723 3 Michigan 5-0 691 4 Ohio State 4-0 689 5 Syracuse 4-0 630 6 Louisville 5-1 615 7 Florida 5-0 573 8 Kentucky 4-1 557 9 Arizona 3-0 520 10 Kansas 4-1 484 11 Creighton 6-0 463 12 Gonzaga 6-0 440 13 North Carolina 5-1 355 14 Michigan State 5-1 320 15 Missouri 5-1 319 16 Cincinnati 6-0 295 17 Oklahoma State 5-0 261 18 North Carolina State 4-1 240 19 Colorado 5-0 172 20 UNLV 3-1 144 21 San Diego State 4-1 139 22 Illinois 7-0 103 23 New Mexico 6-0 68 24 UCLA 4-2 62 25 Georgetown 4-1 56 Others receiving votes: Minnesota 48, Pittsburgh 41, Connecticut 38, Alabama 38, Notre Dame 36, Florida State 26, Wisconsin 24, Wichita State 16, Memphis 16, California 14, Murray State 13, Kansas State 12, Oregon 12, Saint Joseph’s 10, Ohio 10, Saint Mary’s 8, Tennessee 5, Butler 5, Marquette 4, Baylor 3, Maryland 2, Virginia Commonwealth 2, Texas 1, Colorado State 1, Davidson 1, Ole Miss 1 Dropped from rankings: Memphis 17, Baylor 21, Connecticut 23, Wisconsin 2 MLB Hot Stove League News The Yankees have signed veteran southpaw Andy Pettitte to an $11 million dollar one year deal. Pettitte was 5-4 with a 2.87 ERA in 2012 for the Bombers. The 40-year-old lifetime winner of 245 games missed eight weeks of the season with a broken fibula after taking a line drive off the ankle. A full San Francisco Giant World Series share is worth a record $377,003. San Francisco’s full share was up from $323,170 for the 2011 champion Cardinals and $317,631 on the 2010 Giants. A full share on the AL champion Tigers was worth $284,275, up from $251,516 for last year’s Texas Rangers. Mediators to join NHL talks When the NHL and NHLPA meet this week, it will be with mediators. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service director George Cohen broke the news Monday afternoon. “While we have no particular level of expectation going into this process, we welcome a new approach in trying to reach a resolution of the ongoing labor dispute at the earliest possible date,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said in a statement. “We have no further comment on the upcoming meetings at the current time.” Free Play Get up to $900 in Free Play at Bet Online Buy up to five points and tease up to 21 at Wager Web (NBA) Lakers -7.5 over Indiana (Tuesday, November 27, 10:35 PM EST) Earn Bet Points with EVERY wager at Bookmaker New accounts at Top Bet and EZ Street get automatic 50% bumps Claim your $100 Free bet today at Bovada