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BREAKING NFL NEWS: Carroll New Seahawks’ Head Coach, Manning Wins MVP

Former USC head coach Pete Carroll has agreed to become the head coach of the Seattle Seahawks.

Also, Peyton Manning won the MVP award with over 39.5 percent of the vote. Manning ran away with his 4th MVP award.

More to come…

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McCoy Injured, ‘Bama Routs Texas 37-21

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In the first quarter of the game, Texas saw it’s star quarterback Colt McCoy injured and forced to leave the game and for the Longhorns, it only went downhill from there.

McCoy suffered a sprained shoulder and was, therefore, replaced by Garrett Gilbert who was only able to complete 1 of 10 passes for negative four yards and had two interceptions in the first half. In the second half, Texas didn’t give up despite being hampered by McCoy’s absence, as Gilbert completed a 3-yard pass to Dan Buckner for a touchdown with 6:15 remaining in the fourth quarter. The subsequent two-point conversion brought Texas within three points of the Crimson Tide. Two turnovers by Gilbert in the final 3 minutes of the game, however, allowed Alabama to take a commanding lead, which was a lead that they would not relinquish.

Following the victory Alabama coach Nick Saban thanked the university, the state of Alabama, and all of the players on his team. “They all bought into the things that we needed to do…the message tonight was do what we do and be who we are and I thought we did a good job of that,” said Saban when asked about his team. Alabama running back Mark Ingram became the second Heisman winner to win the BCS title in the same season. He was named the Offensive Player of the Game. Alabama defensive end Marcell Dareus was named the Defensive Player of the Game.

1/7-Take A Peek

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All times in EST:

4:00am: ATP/WTA Brisbane Quarterfinals (1) Kim Clijsters v. Lucie Safarova

(following Clijsters match is James Blake v. (3) Gael Monfils)

7:00am: ATP Chennai Second Round Robby Ginepri v. Lukas Lacko

(following Ginepri match is (3) Stanislas Wawrinka v. Michael Russell)

7:30am: ATP Doha Quarterfinals (5) Viktor Troicki v. Lukasz Kubot

(following Troicki match is (Q) Steve Darcis v. (2) Rafael Nadal, (1) Roger Federer v. Ernests Gulbis, and (3) Nikolay Davydenko v. (7) Ivo Karlovic)

7:00pm: NHL Chicago Blackhawks (1st in Central) @ Boston Bruins (2nd in Northeast)

8:00pm: CITI BCS National Championship Game (1) Alabama Crimson Tide v. (2) Texas Longhorns

10:00pm: NHL Phoenix Coyotes (2nd in Pacific) @ Vancouver Canucks (1st in Northwest)

Percy Harvin Wins AP Offensive Rookie of the Year

Harvin, who is a wide receiver and kick returner for the Minnesota Vikings, received 41 of the total 50 votes and to win the AP 2009 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award over Baltimore’s Michael Oher. Harvin, who was picked 22nd overall, has 790 reception yards, 135 rushing yards from 15 attempts, has averaged 27.5 yards on kickoffs, and eight touchdowns.

Harvin has been an integral part of Minnesota’s season and will need to play well if they want to have a deep playoff run.

“I call him Little Phenom,” said Adrian Peterson to the AP, he won the same award in 2007. “He’s got the heart of a lion when he’s out there playing.”

At times during the season, Harvin has battled with severe migraine headaches, but they obviously haven’t badly hindered his performance, thus far.

The remaining vote getters were Philadelphia receiver Jeremy Maclin, Denver RB Knowshon Moreno and Pittsburgh receiver Mike Wallace, each with one.

1/6-Take A Peek

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All times in EST:

4:30am: ATP/WTA Brisbane (WC) Justine Henin v. (Q) Sesil Karatantcheva

(following Henin match is (4) Tomas Berdych v. Marcos Baghdatis)

7:00am: ATP Chennai Marcel Granollers v. (2) Marin Cilic

(following Cilic match is (WC) Somdev Dewarman v. (4) Janko Tipsarevic)

7:30am: ATP Doha (Q) Steve Darcis v. (WC) Younes El Aynaoui

(following Darcis match is (1) Roger Federer v. Evgeny Korolev and (2) Rafael Nadal v. Potito Starace)

6:30pm: NCAA Basketball (20) Wisconsin @ (11) Michigan St.

7:00pm: GMAC Bowl Central Michigan Chippewas v. Troy Trojans

7:30pm: ATP/WTA Brisbane (3) Ana Ivanovic v. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

(following Ivanovic match is Wayne Odesnik v. (2) Radek Stepanek)

8:00pm: NHL Calgary Flames @ Minnesota Wild

8:00pm: NCAA Basketball (1) Kansas v. Cornell

9:00pm: NBA Houston Rockets @ Phoenix Suns

Chris Henry’s Fiancee Speaks

January 6, 2010 1 comment

Chris Henry, who was a receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals, died on December 17th after falling from a truck while having a dispute with his fiancee. His fiancee Loleini Tonga spoke to ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” and she stated that, among other things, she believed that Henry was not trying to commit suicide.

Iowa Wins Orange Bowl 24-14

Georgia Tech’s offense is one of the country’s best, but Iowa was able to hold them to only 14 points and their quarterback Ricky Stanzi made several great plays in order to secure the 24-14 victory. After this win, Iowa should get the respect that they deserve and Georgia Tech showed only a glimmer of the offensive brilliance that they had displayed during the season. Unfortunately for the ACC, this loss again shows that they aren’t as strong of a conference as they once were.