Bama gains revenge in 2013’s college GOY I
Texas A&M jumped out to a 14-0 lead it looked like the Aggies would reprise last year’s 29-25 won over the Crimson Tide but ….. quarterback A.J. McCarron and Alabama were made of sterner stuff in Saturday’s 49-42 win. McCarron threw four touchdown passes and safety Vinnie Sunseri returned an interception 73 yards for a score as the Tide turned a two touchdown deficit into a 35-14 lead six minutes into the third period. Johnny Manziel (28-39, 464, 5-2) led A&M back several times before finally cutting the lead to 42-35 with 8:05 to play but a McCarron to Fowler score at 2:42 iced it for Bama. A late Aggie touchdown game A&M supporters a backdoor cover with 15 seconds left. This was one “Game of the Year” that really lived up to the hype.
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Floyd dominates Canelo in battle of unbeatens
In the end it was a majority decision. In reality, it was another case of possibly the best technical boxer of all time taking the latest flavor of the month to school. Floyd Mayweather won a majority decision (one judge inexplicably had the fight even) over Saul “Canelo” Alvarez Saturday night in the most highly anticipated fight this decade. While one-sided, Alvarez came to fight and was more than willing to trade and fight the 36-year-old eight time champ. Judges Dave Moretti (116-112) and Craig Metcalfe (117-111) had it for Mayweather, while judge C.J. Ross scored it an unconscionable 114-114. She also is one of the two judges who gave Timothy Bradley Jr. a decision win against Manny Pacquiao in one of boxing’s most controversial decisions in years. ESPN.com had it a 120-108 shutout for Mayweather.
Danny Garcia won a unanimous decision over Lucas Matthysse in the night’s co-feature to retain his 14-pound championship. The Argentine was the aggressor and seemed to be winning the first half of the fight before Garcia found he range and practically shut the challengers right eye in the sixth. Garcia dialed in from there and eventually dropped Matthyse in the 11th round. An excellent action packed fight that did not disappoint.
MLB News and Notes
Hunter Pence hit a grand slam and drove in a career high seven runs as the Giants dropped 19 on Dodger pitching, crushing the Bums 19-3 Saturday night.
The Oakland A’s beat the Texas Rangers and Yu Darvish 1-0 Saturday night to lock up the series and improve their AL West lead over the Rangers to 5 1/2 games.
Furyk leads BMW as Tigers hoots his way into contention
Jim Furyk followed up his historic Friday 59 with a two-under 69 to take a three-shot lead after 54 holes at the BMW Championship at Conway Country Club in Lake Forest, Illinois. Steve Stricker is a shot back after carding a 64. Tiger shot 66 and is alone in fifth just four shots back.
Jim Furyk 2/1
Steve Stricker 3/1
Brandt Snedeker 7/2
Tiger Woods 7/1
Zach Johnson 8/1
Charl Schwartzel 28/1
Ryan Moore 50/1
Hunter Mahan 66/1
Jason Day 80/1
Nick Watney 80/1
Rory Sabbatini 100/1
Luke Donald 125/1
Sergio Garcia 125/1
The Nascar playoffs start today in Chicago
After a tumultuous scandal-filled week, Nascar resumes racing with the first race of their ten-race playoff at Chicagoland. Joe Logano has the pole with Brad Keselowski, Juan Pablo Montoya, Kasey Kahne, Ricky Stenhouse Jr, and Jeff Gordon round out the first three rows. Check back Monday for results and a complete recap.
(NFL) Chicago -6 over Minnesota (Sunday, September 15, 2013 1:00 PM EST)