Colts defeat Chiefs 19-9
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No. 1 Alabama upset by No. 19 South Carolina
No. 1 Alabama lost to South Carolina by a score of 35-21 on Saturday, Oct. 9. The loss by Alabama was their first since 2008, snapping a streak of 19-consecutive victories. South Carolina had a 21-3 lead at one point before the Crimson Tide came back to cut the lead to one touchdown. South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia threw three touchdown passes while running back Marcus Lattimore picked up 93 yards and two touchdowns. Alabama running back Mark Ingram, last year’s Heisman Trophy winner, had 41 rushing yards in the loss. The win against Alabama was also South Carolina’s first ever victory in football against a No. 1 ranked team.
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Miami Heat’s “Big 3” play first game together
The Miami Heat’s trio of LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh made their highly anticipated debut in a preseason game against the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday, Oct. 5. After Wade resigned with the Heat in July, free agent stars LeBron James and Chris Bosh signed with Miami to form the “Big 3.” The Heat looked impressive in their 105-89 preseason win against the Pistons, despite playing without Wade, who injured his hamstring for most of the game. James tallied 18 points in the game while Chris Bosh scored 20 of his own. Despite only being a preseason game, fans packed the American Airlines Arena to catch a glimpse of what may be one of the best NBA teams this year.
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Roy Halladay throws second no-hitter in MLB postseason history
Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay became the second person to throw a no-hitter in MLB postseason history in a 4-0 win over Cincinnati on Wednesday, Oct. 6. The only other no-hitter in MLB postseason history was a perfect game, thrown by New York Yankees pitcher Don Larsen in the 1956 World Series. Halladay also had a perfect game against the Florida Marlins in the regular season, making him the fifth pitcher to have two no-hitters in one season. The Phillies gave Halladay all the run support he needed early on, scoring their four runs in the first two innings of the game. Overall, Halladay walked only one batter in the game and struck out eight Reds batters while throwing 104 pitches, the majority of which were strikes.
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Yankees sweep Twins, advance to ALCS
The Philadelphia Flyers lost 2-1 to the St. Louis Blues on Saturday, Oct. 9 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. The game ended when Blues defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo shot the puck by Flyers goaltender Brian Boucher early into the overtime period. The Blues led for much of the game thanks to an early goal by Brad Boyes off a deflection. Danny Briere of the Flyers scored his second goal of the season to tie the game at one in the third period. Boucher made 23 saves in his first start for the Flyers this season while Blues goalie Jaroslav Halak made 29 saves in his St. Louis debut. Read original story at ESPN
Defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks winless to start season
The Chicago Blackhawks lost their second straight game to start the 2010-2011 season, falling 3-2 to the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday, Oct. 9. Detroit center Valtteri Filppula scored two goals in the game, including the game-winning goal in the third period. Todd Bertuzzi also scored for Detroit while Brent Seabrook and Bryan Bickell scored Chicago’s goals. Blackhawks goaltender Marty Turco made 23 saves in the loss, including 10 in the third period. Turco is the new starting goalie for Chicago this year, replacing Antti Niemi, their starter last season, who was not resigned because of Chicago’s issues with the league salary cap. The Blackhawks also raised their 2009-2010 Stanley Cup banner in front of their home crowd prior to the start of the game.
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Flyers fall to Blues 2-1 in overtime
The Philadelphia Flyers lost 2-1 to the St. Louis Blues on Saturday, Oct. 9 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. The game ended when Blues defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo shot the puck by Flyers goaltender Brian Boucher early into the overtime period. The Blues led for much of the game thanks to an early goal by Brad Boyes off a deflection. Danny Briere of the Flyers scored his second goal of the season to tie the game at one in the third period. Boucher made 23 saves in his first start for the Flyers this season while Blues goalie Jaroslav Halak made 29 saves in his St. Louis debut. The Flyers will play their first home game of the season at the Wells Fargo Center on Monday, Oct. 11 against Colorado.
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