Louisville and Air Force win, Notre Dame/Oklahoma, Giants/Tigers Game Three, Johnson wins pole, Indiana preseason #1, NHL cancels November + Free Play for Saturday, October 27, 2012

Louisville stops Cincinnati in OT, Air Force runs over Nevada

In Friday night’s college football action, Louisville stopped Cincinnati and Air Force ran all over Nevada. Louisville overcame two 14-point deficits and intercepted Bearcat quarterback Munchie Legaux three time to remain undefeated. John Wallace kicked the 30-yarder for the win. At Fort Collins, Colorado ….. the Air Force rolled to 606 yards including 469 on the ground to spank visiting Nevada 48-31. The Falcons averaged 5.7 ypc in garnering 32 first-downs by the overland route. Wes Cobb rushed for 140 yards and a score while Fly Boy quarterback Connor Deitz was an economical 6-7 for 138 yards and two touchdowns. Both underdogs got the money and both games went over the total.

Notre Dame vs Oklahoma highlights big college football Saturday

No.5 Notre Dame travels to Norman to meet No.8 Oklahoma in Saturday’s college football feature matchup. The Sooners opened as -9.5 point favorites and has climbed to -12 1/2. The total has dropped half a tick to 48. Irish QB Everett Golson will start after missing last weeks game against BYU with a concussion. No.1 Alabama hosts No.13 Mississippi State in a battle of unbeatens. The Crimson Tide is a -23-point favorite, the total has dropped two points from 48 to 46. No.3 Florida meets No.12 Georgia in a renewal of one of the SEC’s most classic rivalries. The Gators are a touchdown favorite in “The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party” played every year in Jacksonville.

Bookmaker analyzes Saturday’s top college football matchups

Tigers look to stop the bleeding in World Series Game Three

Down two game to none, the Detroit Tigers will be counting on Game Three starter Anibal Sanchez to stop the Motown bleeding. Sanchez is a -144 home favorite over the Giant’s Ryan Vogelsong, the total is 7 shaded 20 cents to the over. Vogelsong is 2-0 with a 1.42 ERA and .0895 whip in his last three starts. Sanchez is 1-1 with a 1.37 ERA and a 1.068 whip in his last three starts. Vogelsong has faced the Tigers just once in his career and got a no decision in Sanchez’ no-hitter on May 26, 2011. Sanchez is 3-1 LT with a 1.98 ERA in five career start vs San Francisco including the No-No.

Johnson wins pole at Martinsville

Jimmie Johnson looks to close some ground on Chase leader Brad Keselowski after winning the pole for the Tums Fast Relief 400 at Martinsville. Brian Vickers, Kyle Busch, Jeff Burton, Denny Hamlin, and Matt Kenseth round out the first three rows. Keselowski qualified 32nd and leads Johnson by seven points after six races of the ten-race Chase.

Odds to win the Tums Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville (compliments of Bovada)
50/1 or less

Denny Hamlin #11 13/4
Jimmie Johnson #48 17/4
Jeff Gordon #24 6/1
Brad Keselowski #2 10/1
Tony Stewart #14 10/1
Kyle Busch #18 11/1
Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 12/1
Kasey Kahne #5 13/1
Clint Bowyer #15 15/1
Kevin Harvick #29 17/1
Martin Truex Jr. #56 18/1
Ryan Newman #39 20/1
Carl Edwards #99 33/1
Matt Kenseth #17 33/1
Brian Vickers #55 40/1
Greg Biffle #16 40/1
Joey Logano #20 45/1
Juan Pablo Montoya #42 50/1
Kurt Busch #78 50/1
Paul Menard #27 50/1
Sam Hornish Jr. #22 50/1

Indiana No. 1 in AP preseason basketball poll

Preseason AP Poll: Hoosiers on top for first time since 1979

1. Indiana (43) – 1,592
2. Louisville (20) – 1,568
3. Kentucky (2) – 1,453
4. Ohio State – 1,292
5. Michigan – 1,290
6. North Carolina State – 1,270
7. Kansas – 1,210
8. Duke – 1,094
9. Syracuse – 1,062
10. Florida – 936
11. North Carolina – 904
12. Arizona – 902
13. UCLA – 840
14. Michigan State – 789
15. Missouri – 664
16. Creighton – 622
17. Memphis – 539
18. UNLV – 488
19. Baylor – 486
20. San Diego State – 463
21. Gonzaga – 384
22. Notre Dame – 297
23. Wisconsin – 285
24. Cincinnati – 120
25. Florida State – 101

Others receiving votes: Murray State (59), VCU (58), Texas (46), Saint Louis (46), Minnesota (40), Butler (33), Pittsburgh (32), Saint Joseph’s (25), Marquette (23), Tennessee (15), Oklahoma State (14), Kansas State (12), Georgetown (9), New Mexico (9), Ohio (9), Miami (8), Saint Mary’s (6), West Virginia (6), Davidson (5), Drexel (5), Northern Iowa (5), Valparaiso (3), Stanford (2), Lehigh (2), Colorado State (1), Oral Roberts (1)

NHL cancels games through November

The number of NHL regular season games lost to the lockout has grown to 326 after the league cancelled all games through the month of November. All hpes of a full 82-game regular season also went down the tubes when the NHL and NHLPA couldn’t come to an agreement before the league imposed Thursday deadline. With the two sides far apart and little to no negotiating being done, there appears to be no end to the NHL lockout in sight.

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