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The Daily Fives For November 2nd, 2010 From The Sports Mac

Top Five Stories From Yesterday


1.  The San Francisco Giants win their first World Series title since 1954 after Game 5, and the series four games to one.

2.  The Colts take the lead in the AFC South after cruising to a Monday Night Football win over the Texans in Indianapolis.

3.  The Vikings cut WR Randy Moss less than four weeks after acquiring him from the New England Patriots.

4.  The Bulls hand the Trail Blazers their first loss of the season behind a huge night from Luol Deng.

5.  The Flyers move into first place of the Atlantic Division after defeating the Hurricanes in Philadelphia.


Top Five Games From Yesterday


1.  Giants 3, Rangers 1: San Francisco won the World Series behind a three-run Edgar Renteria HR in the seventh inning, and a superb performance from Tim Lincecum.

2.  Rangers 3, Blackhawks 2: Eric Christensen scored the game-winner 6:30 into the final period to break up a tie game, and help New York to a home win over the defending champs.

3.  Flyers 3, Hurricanes 2: Scott Hartnell scored 6:30 into the final period to stretch the lead to 3-1, and led Philadelphia to the win despite a late goal from Carolina’s Joe Corvo.

4.  Kings 111, Raptors 108: Sacramento was down by 17 after the first quarter, but chipped away and sealed the win with two Beno Udrih free throws with 12 seconds left.

5.  Spurs 97, Clippers 88: San Antonio won its 17th straight game over Los Angeles as Tony Parker led the way for San Antonio with 19 points and nine assists.


Top Five Performances From Yesterday


1.  Tim Lincecum, Giants SP: One run on three hits with 10 K’s over eight IP, helping San Francisco clinch the World Series with a 3-1 win over Texas in Game 5.

2.  Luol Deng, Bulls SF: 40 points and four rebounds in Chicago’s 110-98 win over Portland.

3.  Roberto Luongo, Canucks G: 30 saves for his first SO of the season and 52nd of his career in Vancouver’s 3-0 win over New Jersey.

4.  Kelvin Hayden, Colts CB: Had five tackles, and returned an INT 25 yards for a TD in Indianapolis’ 30-17 win over Houston.

5.  LaMarcus Aldridge, Trail Blazers PF: 33 points and nine rebounds in Portland’s 110-98 loss to Chicago.


Five Performances That Weren’t So Good From Yesterday


1.  Rudy Fernandez, Trail Blazers SG: Just 3-of-10 shooting, and only six points in Portland’s 110-98 loss to Chicago.

2.  David Murphy, Rangers LF: 0-for-3 with three K’s in Texas’ 3-1 Game 5 World Series loss to San Francisco.

3.  Matt Taormina, Devils D: Had a minus-two in New Jersey’s 3-0 loss to Vancouver.

4.  Chris Pronger, Flyers D: Had a minus-two and two penalty minutes in Philadelphia’s 3-2 win over Carolina.

5.  Matt Schaub, Texans QB: Threw for only 201 yards, and committed both turnovers in Houston’s 30-17 loss to Indianapolis.


Top Five Events To Follow Today


1.  NHL: Canadiens (7-3-1) at Blue Jackets (6-4-0), 7:00 PM: Two teams off to solid starts this year face off in southern Ohio.

2.  NCAA FB: Middle Tennessee State (3-4) at Arkansas State (3-5), 7:00 PM, ESPN2: Both teams are trying to catch Troy in the Sun Belt, and a win will keep them in the race.

3.  NBA: Magic (1-1) at Knicks (1-2), 7:30 PM: Orlando makes the trip north in the first of many meetings between Dwight Howard and Amar’e Stoudemire.

4.  NHL: Sharks (5-3-1) at Wild (4-4-2), 8:00 PM, Versus: San Jose makes a Midwest stop to take on Western Conference foe Minnesota.

5.  NBA: Grizzlies (2-1) at Lakers (3-0), 10:30 PM, NBA TV: The latest meeting of the Gasol brothers also showcases a good start to the season for Memphis this year.

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The Sports Mac: The Daily Fives: August 29th, 2010

Top five Stories From Yesterday

1.    Tampa Bay comes from behind to get a walk-off win over Boston, but the Yankees win in Chicago to keep pace in the AL East.

2.    Jets starting LB Calvin Pace suffers a broken foot and will miss the first month of the regular season.

3.    Tiger Woods gets off to a bad start, but rallies to shoot a 1-over 72 that leaves him nine shots off the lead at The Barclays.

4.    Brett Favre commits three turnovers in his first extensive action of the preseason, but the Vikings rally to defeat the Seahawks.

5.    Waipahu, Hawaii, rolls over Pearland, Texas, 10-0 to win the U.S. Little League Championship and advance to the World Championship versus Japan.

Top five Games From Yesterday

1.    MLB: Rays 3, Red Sox 2, 10 innings:  Tampa Bay gets a walk-off home run from Dan Johnson to even the series with Boston and keep pace with New York in the AL East.

2.    MLB: Phillies 3, Padres 1: Philadelphia gets only three hits for the game but gets a strong performance from Joe Blanton and the bullpen to win its second straight on the West Coast.

3.    NFL Preseason: 49ers 28, Raiders 24:  San Francisco gets a one yard TD run with less than two minutes remaining to win the Battle of The Bay Area.

4.    Little League International Championship: Tokyo, Japan 3, Kaoshiung, Chinese Taipei 2, 7 innings: A walk-off RBI single by Ryo Motegi propels Japan into the Little League World Championship.

5.    MLB: Brewers 8, Pirates 7, 11 innings: Milwaukee rallies from three runs down and wins it on a walk-off RBI single from Lorenzo Cain.


Top 5 Performances From Yesterday

1.    Nick Blackburn, Twins SP: 0 runs on 2 hits with six K’s over 8.2 IP and the victory in MIN’s 1-0 win over SEA.

2.    Dallas Braden, Athletics SP: 0 runs on 4 hits with one K and the CG shutout in OAK’s 5-0 win over TEX.

3.    Arian Foster, Texans RB: 18 carries for 110 yards and a TD in HOU’s 23-7 NFL Preseason win over DAL.

4.    Prince Fielder, Brewers 1B: 3-for-6 with two HRs and three RBI in MIL’s 8-7 11 inning win over PIT.

5.    Eduardo Nunez, Yankees 3B: 3-for-4 with a HR and four RBI in NYY’s 12-9 win over CHW.

Five Performances That Weren’t So Good From Yesterday

1.    Barry Zito, Giants SP: seven earned runs on nine hits in 3.2 IP in SF’s 9-3 loss to ARI.

2.    Brett Favre, Vikings QB: 16-for-26 for 187 yards with two interceptions and a lost fumble in MIN’s 24-13 NFL Preseason win over SEA.

3.    Mike MacDougal, Cardinals RP: six runs on five hits in 1.2 IP in STL’s 14-5 loss to WAS.

4.    Jon Danks, White Sox SP: eight runs on six hits in 4.1 IP in CHW’s 12-9 loss to NYY.

5.    Chris Capuano, Brewers SP: six runs on six hits over 3 IP in MIL’s 8-7 11 inning win over PIT.

Top 5 Events To Follow Today

1.    MLB: Marlins (65-63) at Braves (74-55), 1:30 PM: Atlanta looks to stay at least a game and a half ahead of the Phillies; (Johnson (FLA) vs. Lowe (ATL))

2.    Little League World Championship: Waipuhi, Hawaii, vs. Tokyo, Japan, 3:00 PM, ABC: Can the United States produce a sixth straight Little League World Champion?

3.    MLB: Phillies (72-57) at Padres (76-52), 4:00 PM: Philadelphia looking for a sweep; (Good match-up: Hamels (PHI) vs. Richard (SD))

4.    MLB: Red Sox (74-56) at Rays (79-50), 8:00 PM: ESPN: The rubber match of the series is important for both teams as the push for the playoffs continue; (Lackey (BOS) vs. Shields (TB))

5.    NFL Preseason: Steelers at Broncos, 8:00 PM, FOX: Week 3 of the preseason concludes with two teams with QB issues at the beginning of the season.

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