Saturday, Jan. 5
4:30: Cincinnati (10-6) @ Houston (12-4) (NBC)
8:00: Minnesota (10-6) @ Green Bay (11-5) (NBC)
Sunday, Jan. 6
1:00: Indianapolis (11-5) @ Baltimore (10-6) (CBS)
4:30: Seattle (11-5) @ Washington (10-6) (Fox)
Saturday, Jan. 12
4:30: Cincinnati or Indianapolis or Baltimore @ Denver (13-3) (CBS)
8:00: Green Bay or Washington or Seattle @ San Francisco (11-4-1) (Fox)
Sunday, Jan. 13
1:00: Washington or Seattle or Minnesota @ Atlanta (13-3) (Fox)
4:30: Houston or Baltimore or Indianapolis @ New England (12-4) (CBS)
Sunday, Jan. 20
3:00: NFC Championship (Fox)
6:30: AFC Championship (CBS)
Sunday, Feb. 3
6:30: From New Orleans (CBS)
It happened in a roundabout way, but the four teams left standing in the MLB are the teams most expected to be there at the beginning of the season. The Yanks are on the ropes after dropping the first two games of the series, consistently failing to hit with runners in scoring position. Game two of the NLCS takes place tonight, with the defending champs leading 1-0.
Detroit 3, New York 0
W: Anibal Sanchez (1-1); L: Hiroki Kuroda (0-1); S: Phil Coke (1) HR: None.
St. Louis 6, San Francisco 4
W: Edward Mujica (1-0); L: Madison Bumgarner (0-2); S: Jason Motte (2) HR: St. Louis: Carlos Beltran 1 (3), David Freese 1 (1).
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Baltimore 5, Texas 1
St. Louis 6, Atlanta 3
Detroit 3, Oakland 1
Cincinnati 5, San Francisco 2
Detroit 5, Oakland 4
New York 7, Baltimore 2
Washington 3, St. Louis 2
Cincinnati 9, San Francisco 0
No, not that Matteau. The Devils signed first round draft pick Stefan Matteau, the son of former NHL winger Stephane Matteau. The elder Matteau is famous for sending the Devils home –and the Rangers to the Stanley Cup Finals– in 1994. Stefan Matteau, described by Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello as “a size and strength power forward,” was selected 29th overall. He is expected to play for the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, where his father is an assistant coach.
The Rome Sentinel is reporting that HBO’s Boxing After Dark will host an event at Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY on Saturday, September 1. The bouts will feature WBA middleweight champion and Olympic silver medalist, Gennady Golovkin (23- 0, 20 KO), taking on challenger Grezgorz Proksa (28-1, 21 KO) of Poland.
From the Rome Sentinel:
Golovkin of Kazakhstan makes his United States debut in the main event with Proksa. He won the silver medal in the 2004 Olympics, and captured the title in October 2010. He most recently defended it in a May 12 knockout of Makoto Fuchigami.
Proksa of Poland stopped former IBF Middleweight Champion Sebastian Sylvester in three rounds, but in his next bout, he lost a controversial majority decision to Kerry Hope. He would later get the best of Hope in his last bout, stopping him in round eight on July 7.
The 12-round co-feature also showcases former WBO Jr. Middleweight champion Sergiy “Razor” Dzinziruk (37-1, 23 KOs) of Kiev, Ukraine battling undefeated Puerto Rican contender Jonathan Gonzalez (15-0, 13 KOs), the current NABO and WBA FEDELATIN Jr. Middleweight champion.
Tickets will go on sale later this week and range from $25 to $75 and can be purchased at the Turning Stone Resort Casino Box Office by calling 361-7469 or through Ticketmaster at: http://www.Ticketmaster.com.
Check it out! Our friends at 711 Sports Grill in Albany (711 Central Ave – inside the Clubhouse Racebook) will continue showing Pay-Per-View UFC events with this Saturday’s UFC 149. The card’s main event features a bantamweight title fight between Urijah Faber and Renan Barão.
The Tri-City ValleyCats keep rolling along. After cruising to 11 straight wins and first place in the Stedler division to wrap up the month of June, the Cats had a slight hiccup when they lost three in a row to the State College Spikes earlier this month. However, they bounced back nicely, winning three of their last four games, including a 4-2 victory in Williamsport, P.A. last night.
The ValleyCats boast the best record in the New York-Penn league at 16-7, and hold a two game lead in the division over the Vermont Lake Monsters.
The team will wrap up their series against the Crosscutters tomorrow, then travel to Jamestown for a three game series against the Jammers before returning to Troy on Tuesday.