Bills defense stiffles Miami in 19-14 win
The much maligned Buffalo defense was on display Thursday holding Miami to just 184 total yards and one offensive score in the Bills 19-14 win over the Dolphins. Miami didn’t cross the 50 until there was just 3:23 left in the third quarter and didn’t post an offensive score until mid-way through the fourth quarter. Prior to that there was just two special teams touchdowns and four short Buffalo field goals. A 50-yard Miami FG at the beginning of the fourth quarter that would have gave Miami the cover bounced of the upright. As it was, Buffalo and under players went the cashier after the game.
Jim Harbaugh has minor procedure for irregular heart beat
San Francisco 49er HC Jim Harbaugh missed practice on Thursday after undergoing a minor procedure to correct an irregular heart beat. Harbaugh started experiencing chest pains on Wednesday but his condition is not considered a major source of concern. Harbaugh rested at home and expects to be back at the 49er training facility on Friday.
North Carolina rolls over Virginia 37-13
In Thursday’s college football action, North Carolina had little trouble dispatching Virginia 37-13. The Heels led 20-10 at the half before icing things with a 17-0 final quarter. UNC quarterback Bryn Renner was 30-38 for 319 yards and three scores. Quinshad Davis had 16 grabs for 179 yards. The Cavaliers never got close despite a ten minute advantage in time of possession. The favorite and under were easy winners.
Two games on the college football docket tonight as Hawaii takes on Air Force in Mountain West action. The Falcons are 22-point home favorites over the visiting Warriors with the total bet down two points to 61. Weather will not be an issue with the game time temp in Colorado Springs a balmy 49. Kickoff is at 9:30 PM EST on ESPN2. In the Sunbelt, Florida International takes a short ride to Boca Raton to face Florida Atlantic. Both teams are having miserable years. Atlantic (3-7 SU, 8-2 ATS) is a short 2-point favorite over defending SBC Champ International (2-8 SU, 4-6 ATS), the high/low is set at 51. You can catch the game on ESPNU at 8:00 PM EST. Playing conditions will be perfect in Florida.
Cabrera and Posey win Al/NL MVPs
Miguel Cabrera and Buster Posey took home MVP honors in the American and National Leagues respectively. Cabrera beat the Angel’s rookie phenom Mike Trout 361 points to 281. Cabrera pulled down 22 first-place votes to Trout’s six. Cabrera batted .330/.393/.606 with 44 homers, 40 doubles and 139 RBI. He became the first hitter to win the Triple Crown (AVG, HR and RBI) since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967. Giants catcher Buster Posey was named NL MVP Thursday, beating out Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun for the award. Posey received 27 of 32 first-place votes. He led the majors with a .336 batting average and also had 24 home runs.
Knicks late rally sinks Spurs, NYK now 6-0
The New York Knicks rallied from 11 down in the fourth quarter to beat San Antonio 104-100 and remain the NBA’s only unbeaten team. Raymond Felton led the Knicks with 25 points and 7 helpers. The Knickerbockers continued their torrid three-point shooting draining 11 of 24 attempts. Tony Parker led six Spurs in double figures with 16. In the TNT double-header, Brooklyn won it’s fourth straight game with a 102-97 win over the Celtics and the Heat stopped Denver 98-93 playing without Dwayne Wade. The NBA resumes tonight with a big nine-game card featuring Mike D’Antoni’s debut with the Lakers.
Is this Zlatan Ibrahimovic goal the best ever ???
Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a big day Wednesday scoring all four goals in Sweden’s 4-2 win in a friendly vs England. Nobody had ever scored four goals vs any English side before but it was Ibra’s final marker in the 90th minute that some are calling the “Goal of the Century”. Check out this amazing bicycle kick from a tough angle 30 yards out. The best ever ??? Keep in mind that the Swedish striker is 6’5″ and then you make the call.
Bettman suggests two-week moratorium on NHL lockout talks
Hopes are fading fast that there will be hockey season this year as multiple sources are reporting that Commissioner Gary Bettman has suggested a two-week moratorium in the negotiations. The league and the NHLPA have not met since Sunday when the 90 minute meeting produced no progress. The two sides remain divided on how to share revenue and player contract issues, as well as who shoulders the financial burden of the losses incurred as a result of the lockout.
(NBA) Orlando +5.5 over Detroit (Friday, November 16, 7:35 PM EST)