Johnny Football becomes first frosh to win the Heisman
Saturday night in New York, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel became the first freshman ever to win the Heisman trophy. Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o finished a distant second and Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein was third in the voting. In a Heisman race with two nontraditional candidates, Manziel broke through the class barrier and kept Te’o from becoming the first purely defensive player to win the award.
Manziel drew 474 first-place votes and 2,029 points from a panel of media members and former winners.
Navy beats Army for the 11th straight time
Dallas practice squad player killed in car crash
Cowboy nose tackle Josh Brent has been charged with with intoxicated manslaughter after a car accident in which teammate Jerry Brown was killed early Saturday morning. According to police, Brent hit a highway divider at a high rate of speed which flipped the car and skidded over 900 feet. When police arrived, Brent was a trying to drag teammate Jerry Brown from the burning Mercedes. Brown was a linebacker on the practice squad. Brent was booked early Saturday morning and if found guilty, Brent could face two to 20 years of prison time.
Marquez knocks out Pacquiao in the sixth round
Indiana, Duke, and Michigan are all easy winners
College basketball’s 1-2-3 punch of Indiana-Duke-Michigan all won easily on Saturday. The No.1 Hoosiers blew out Central Connecticut 100-69. No.2 Duke took another Top 25 scalp by handing Temple it’s first loss 90-67. The third-ranked Wolverines were always in control in a 13-point win over Arkansas. On the late show, No.13 Illinois beat No.10 Gonzaga 84-75 as a double-digit dog. In other college basketball news, Tubby Smith picked up his 500th career coaching win as Minnesota waxed USC 71-57 on the road. Jim Boeheim picked up career win No.898 as Syracuse hammered Monmouth 108-56.
Greinke gets six-year $147 million dollar deal from the Dodgers
Reports have Zack Greinke agreeing to the second biggest deal ever for a pitcher, taking $147 million over six years from the Dodgers. Greinke, 29, is coming off a 15-5 season in which he posted a 3.48 ERA in 212 1/3 innings for the Brewers and Dodgers . Over that span, he logged 200 strikeouts against 54 walks, all unintentional. For his career, the 2009 AL Cy Young winner has a 3.77 ERA across parts of nine major-league seasons. His career K/BB ratio of 3.51 ranks ninth among active pitchers.
Henderson, Gustaffson and MacDonald are big winners on UFC on Fox
In an action packed main event, Ben Henderson retained his lightweight title with a dominating unanimous decision over Nate Diaz. Henderson was effective on his feet and on the ground in pitching a five-round shutout against a very tough customer. In the co-main event, Alexander “The Mauler” Gustaffson may have earned himself a shot at Jon Jones with an easy unanimous decision win over Shogun Rua. Rory MacDonald may have sent BJ Penn into retirement with a convincing three-round pummeling. SP3 will do a complete recap of Saturday’s UFC on Fox on Monday’s report.
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