Stewart Out for Season

Cincinnati Bearcats’ defensive end Walter Stewart is out for the season and likely finished playing football. After going down in a game vs. Fordham, doctors detected a congenital defect in his first cervical spine. Stewart, a senior, has not played in the last two games. Head coach Butch Jones has offered a coaching position to Stewart for future seasons.

Source: Cincinnati Enquirer (File)


Niners’ Roast Cards

The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Arizona Cardinals 24-3 on Monday Night Football. 49ers QB Alex Smith was 18 of 19 and tossed for three touchdowns in the win. Michael Crabtree caught two of those passes, and Randy Moss caught the other. All Arizona could muster up was a field goal, as the Cards were held to seven yards rushing at home in Glendale. San Francisco improves to 6-2, while Arizona falls to 4-4, after starting the season 4-0.


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San Francisco 6 2 0 .750 189 103
Arizona 4 4 0 .500 127 142
Seattle 4 4 0 .500 140 134
St. Louis 3 5 0 .375 137 186

Baseball’s Best: San Francisco Giants

Giants Sweep Tigers in WS

The San Francisco Giants have won the 2012 World Series. In game 4, the Giants defeated the Detroit Tigers 4-3 in 10 innings. This victory completed a four-game sweep. The Tigers erased a 1-0 deficit with a two-run dinger by 3B Miguel Cabera of Detroit to make the score, 2-1 Detroit. Giants C Buster Posey responded with another two-run blast that gave SF the lead 3-2. This marks the first time in which both batting champs homered in the same World Series, let alone in the same game. Tigers DH Delmon Young tied the game with a solo home run. At 3-3, the game went into extra innings. In the top of the 10th inning, Giants 2B Marco Scutaro knocked in the winning run with a base-hit. The Tigers failed to score against Giants P Sergio Romo in the bottom-half of the 10th and San Francisco claimed their seventh all-time crown.

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BCS Rankings

After week 10 in the 2012-13 college football season, six undefeated teams remain in the FBS. Alabama remains #1, while Kansas State and Notre Dame moved to #2 and #3 respectively. Ohio State, due to recruiting violations, is not eligible for any BCS ranking. However, they rank #6 in the AP Top 25. Alabama plays #5 LSU Saturday in the major battle of the week. Kansas State will play #24 Oklahoma State, and ND plays Pittsburgh.

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1 Alabama 8-0
2 Kansas State 8-0
3 Notre Dame 8-0
4 Oregon 8-0
5 LSU 7-1
6 Georgia 7-1
7 Florida 7-1
8 South Carolina 7-2
9 Florida State 8-1
10 Louisville 8-0
11 Oregon State 6-1
12 Oklahoma 5-2
13 Clemson 7-1
14 Stanford 6-2
15 Mississippi State 7-1
16 Texas A&M 6-2
17 USC 6-2
18 Texas Tech 6-2
19 Boise State 7-1
20 Nebraska 6-2
21 West Virginia 5-2
22 Arizona 5-3
23 Texas 6-2
24 Oklahoma State 5-2
25 Louisiana Tech 7-1

Giants Going for Sweep

The San Francisco Giants defeated the Detroit Tigers 2-0, in game three of the World Series. All the Giants need to do, is win one more game, to claim their second World Series championship in three years. In three WS games, San Francisco has allowed three runs. Only the 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks and the 2004 Boston Red Sox have achieved the same feat (both won). Unfortunately, the Tigers have lost six consecutive WS games. Game four begins at 8:07 p.m. on FOX.

Source: AP

Giants Take Control

Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval hit three home runs in game 1 of the World Series to lead San Francisco to an 8-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers. In game 2, the Giants were able to win again, this time, mainly because of P Madison Bumgarner pitching seven scoreless innings. Two years ago, he also did not allow a run in his first WS start. This makes Bumgarner the second pitcher to not allow a run in each of his first two WS starts, with the other being Christy Matthewson. Now the Giants have to win two more games to claim their second  title in three years. The next three games will be played at Comerica Park in Detroit. San Francisco is 4-2 in playoff road games this season, while Detroit is 3-2.

Source: AP

Giants Claim Game 7

The San Francisco Giants won game 7, defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 9-0 in the NLCS to advance to the World Series.  They will play the Detroit Tigers in a best-of-seven series. For the Giants, it will their second appearance in the WS in three years.  San Francisco becomes fourth team to win three straight games against the defending champions, when trailing in a series to advance. Cardinals C Yadier Molina was the bright spot for St. Louis, batting 4 for 4 in the loss. Alas for him, the remainder of the team was 3 for 30. Giants SS Marco Scutaro was named NLCS MVP.

Source: AP/David J. Phillip