Top Five Stories From YesterdayNovember 1, 2016
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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