This Week in Sports

By Christina Flood
October 29, 2009

NFL game hosted in London

For the past three years, the NFL has played a regular season game in London. The most recent game took place on Sunday, Oct. 25 and tickets sold out within thirty minutes to see the New England Patriots face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. There has been talk that the NFL hopes to expand internationally and eventually open a franchise in London. Alistair Kirkwood, the boss of NFL UK, has hopes to add an additional two games in London this year and double the number over the next couple of years.

Penn State defeats Michigan

For their first win in Ann Arbor since 1996, Penn State beat Michigan 35-10 on Saturday, Oct 24. The Wolverines had a season-low 250 yards and their lowest scoring total of the year. Graham Zug made three touchdown catches, a career-high for the Penn State receiver. Penn State quarterback Daryll Clark also played a good game, throwing four touchdown passes. In the eleven games the teams have played against each other, this is the Nittany Lions’ second victory.

U.S. men’s soccer vs. Costa Rica

The United States men’s soccer team qualified on Saturday, Oct. 24 for the 2010 World Cup. The game against Costa Rica was supposed to be a celebration of that accomplishment, however, it turned into a more inspirational and important game for the U.S. team after one of their players, Charlie Davies, was badly injured in a tragic car accident prior to the game. Although Costa Rica needed the win to establish their berth in the World Cup, the U.S. came back and tied the game for their injured teammate.

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