The Daily Fives for November 9th, 2010 From the Sports Mac

Jay McAnanyCorrespondent INovember 9, 2010

MINNEAPOLIS - OCTOBER 17:  Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips looks on during the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field on October 17, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Cowboys 24-21.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Top Five Stories From Yesterday


1.  The first coaching move of the NFL season occurs when the Cowboys fired Wade Phillips after the team’s 1-7 start to the 2010 season.

2.  Pittsburgh jumped out to a big lead, but had to hold on to defeat Cincinnati to improve to 6-2 on Monday Night Football.

3.  There are multiple reports that Dan Hawkins will be fired from the head coaching position at the University of Colorado.

4.  The 2010-2011 college basketball season gets underway with four games highlighted by No. 4 Pittsburgh’s struggle to defeat Rhode Island.

5.  Orlando defeats Atlanta in a match-up of Southeast Division teams off to good starts to the season.

Top Five Games From Yesterday

1.  Red Wings 3, Coyotes 2, Overtime: Henrik Zetterberg scored 90 seconds into the extra session to lift Detroit to the home victory over Phoenix.

2.  Steelers 27, Bengals 21: Pittsburgh jumped out to a 27-7 lead early in the fourth, but Cincinnati rallied with two TDs and threatened for the game-tying score but Pittsburgh held on.

3.  Mavericks 89, Celtics 87: Dirk Nowitzki made a jumper with 16 seconds left to give Dallas the home win over Boston

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4.  Bulls 94, Nuggets 92: Chicago went 4-for-6 from the line in the last 12 seconds to secure the two-point victory at home over Denver

5.  Magic 93, Hawks 89: Vince Carter scored five of his 19 points in the last 90 seconds to give Orlando the win, and Atlanta its second straight loss after starting the year 6-0.

Top Five Performances From Yesterday

1.  Terrell Owens, Bengals WR: 10 catches for 141 yards and two TDs in Cincinnati’s 27-21 loss to Pittsburgh.

2.  Zach Randolph, Grizzlies PF: 23 points and 20 rebounds in Memphis’s 109-99 win over Phoenix.

3.  Jordan Hamliton, Texas SF: 26 points and 10 rebounds in No. 25 Texas’s 83-52 win over Navy.

4.  Stephen Curry, Warriors SG: 34 points and five rebounds in Golden State’s 109-102 win over Toronto.

5.  Brad Wanamaker, Panthers SG: 24 points and eight assists in No. 4 Pittsburgh’s 83-75 win over Rhode Island.

Five Performances That Weren’t So Good From Yesterday

1.  D.J. Augustin, Bobcats PG: Just 3-of-15 shooting for only seven points in Charlotte’s 95-91 loss to San Antonio.

2.  Chad Ochocinco, Bengals WR: Had only one catch for 15 yards in Cincinnati’s 27-21 loss to Pittsburgh.

3.   Cervante Burrell, Seattle G: Just 6-of-17 shooting and fouled out in the Redhawks 105-76 loss to Maryland.

4.  Adrian Aucoin, Coyotes D: Had a minus-two in Phoenix’s 3-2 overtime loss to Detroit.

5.  Al Harrington, Nuggets PF: Just 4-of-13 shooting for only 10 points and fouled out in Denver’s 94-92 loss to Chicago.

Top Five Events To Follow Today

1.  NCAA FB: Toledo (6-3) at Northern Illinois (7-2), 7:00 PM, ESPN2: Both teams are undefeated in conference, and the winner will play in the MAC Championship game.

2.  NHL: Canucks (8-3-2) at Canadiens (8-5-1), 7:30 PM: A match-up of Canadian teams that are playing well so far this season as both teams lead their divisions.

3.  NHL: Capitals (10-4-0) at Rangers (7-6-1), 7:30 PM, Versus: Washington, one of two teams to already have 10 wins travels to the Big Apple to take on New York

4.  NHL: Thrashers (6-5-3) at Senators (7-6-1), 7:30 PM: Both teams are in the jumbled middle of the pack in the East, and could use two points to move up the ladder.

5.  NBA: Jazz (3-3) at Heat (5-2), 7:30 PM, NBA TV: Utah, led by Deron Williams, invades South Beach to take on the Big Three.