Giants blank Cards 9-0, face Tigers in 2012 World Series
It was over before it even started. The Giants nicked Cardinal ace Kyle Lohse for a run in the first, a run in the second, and then sealed the deal with five in the third to cruise to a 9-0 win over St Louis in the seventh and deciding game of the NLCS. The Giants came back from down 3-1 in the series to outscore the Red Birds 20-1 in the final three games. Matt Cain and four relievers stoop ed St Louis on seven hits and Marco Scutaro had three hits and was named the series MVP.
Marco Scutaro’s MVP highlight reel
The 2012 World Series is set as the Detroit Tigers take on the San Francisco Giants. The National League will be the home team by virtue of winning the All-Star Game back in July and the series open with Game I at AT&T Park on Wednesday with the Tiger’s Justin Verlander a -145 favorite over Barry Zito. The Tigers are -155 to win the series primarily on the fact that it is conceivable that Verlander could get three starts. It should be a good one.
Bears defense shuts down Lions
Dog and under players were the beneficiaries of the Bears 13-7 win over the Lions on Monday Night Football. In a sloppily played game that featured lots of defense, the Lions outgained the Bears 340-296 but could not overcome four turnovers and 35 minutes time of possession by Chicago. Detroit fumbled six times losing three and Mathew Stafford did his part with a pick. The Bears dominated TOP with 171 yards rushing at 5.3 yards per. Trailing 13-0 throughout most of the game, the Lions came in through the back door with a 12-yard TD pass Stafford to Broyles with 30 seconds left.
In news from around the league …..
The Packers Charles Woodson has a broken collarbone and is expected to miss six weeks.
The Chiefs have named Brady Quinn their starter this week vs the Raiders.
The Jags Maurice Jones-Drew has been ruled out for Week Eight and will be examined for a Lisfranc foot injury.
College Football News and Notes
Oklahoma HC Bob Stoops has reinstated suspended defensive tackle Stacy McGee for Saturday’s showdown with No.5 Notre Dame. McGee was suspended for the first six games of the season but has been practicing with the scout team and has been declared ready to play. McGee played in all 12 Sooner games last year starting three.
Maryland starting QB Perry Hills has torn an ACL and will miss the rest of the Terps 2012 season. Hills was the first freshman to earn a start for Maryland will finish with 1,336 yards on 57.4-percent passing with eight touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Ohio State’s starting QB Braxton Miller has a sore neck but is expected to practice on Tuesday. Miller was motionless for several minutes after taking a big hit in the 3rd quarter of the Buckeye’s dramatic OT win over Purdue. He was carted off, taken to the hospital, treated and released.
NBA looking to stop more than flopping
With the new flopping rule in place to prevent defensive players from falling down from a light breeze, the NBA will also go after shooters that kick their legs out to initiate contact. NBA refs have been told to enforce the “Reggie Miller” rule and call offensive fouls on offenders.
Reggie Miller makes classic four-point play in the playoffs vs the Nets
NHL Lockout Update
As of late Monday afternoon, there were no meetings planned between the league and the NHPLA. Though the two side are expected to meet sometime this week, there have been nothing but phone calls exchanged between the two parties since the side swapped new proposals last week. Earlier last week, commissioner Gary Bettman said a full 82-game season would be possible if an agreement is reached by Oct. 25, although that possibility appears unlikely with no substantive progress made toward brokering a new deal.
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