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November 19th, 2018

It was a great weekend for Notre Dame football.

The Irish dominated the Syracuse Orange at Yankee Stadium. Ian Book, Dexter Williams and company were so impressive. The defense shut down a solid Syracuse offense.

Furman made noise in college hoops, winning at Villanova. The Palladins earlier beat another Final Four team of a year ago, Loyola-Chicago.

In the NFL, the Saints showed a lo in a blowout of the defending champion Eagles. The Texans won their seventh straight game. He Steelers rallied from a 16-0 deficit to make it six in a row.

The tennis world saw Alexander Zverev beat Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic to capture the ATP Championship in London.

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November 12th, 2018

College basketball got underway. Duke was impressive against Kentucky. Florida State dominated Florida. Auburn blew out Washington.

There were also upsets. Stony Brook beat South Carolina. Buffalo stunned West Virginia. Texas Southern knocked off Baylor. Furman stunned Loyola-Chicago.

College football saw most of the big boys win again. Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, Michigan and Georgia moved closer to the college football playoff.

The NFL saw the Saints win their eighth in a row. The Rams and Chiefs also won to remain impressive.

The NBA saw the Toronto Raptors move to 12-1. This has been an impressive start for Kawhi Leonard and company.

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November 5th, 2018

I’m so excited to start my 40th season calling games for ESPN. What an opener as #1 Kansas meets Michigan State in Indianapolis on Tuesday. I can’t wait to call the game with Dan Schulman.

Meanwhile college football’s playoff picture is clearing up. Alabama pitched a 29-0 shutout at LSU to move closer to the top seed. Notre Dame won at Northwestern to move closer to the postseason. Clemson put up 77 on Louisville. Michigan and Georgia had impressive wins to open some eyes.
In the NFL, the Rams fell from the unbeaten ranks. The Saints moved to 7-1 by knocking off the last remaining unbeaten.
Tennis saw a new star shine. Russian youngster Karen Khachanov had a great week winning the Paris Masters. He beat Novak Djokovic, Alexander Zverev, Domenic Thiem and John Isner in an incredible week.
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October 29th, 2018

Congrats to the Boston Red Sox. The World Series champions lost just three playoff games against the trio of the Yankees, Astros and Dodgers.

There were many heroes. Steve Pearce hit three home runs over the last two games. David Price threw seven brilliant innings in the final game. Chris Sale wrapped up the finale. JD Martinez, Mookie Betts, Rafael Devers, Jackie Bradley Jr. Wow! 
Dave Dombrowski brought in additional pieces. Nathan Eovaldi had a great postseason.
 
The Rams and Notre Dame remained unbeaten.
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October 22, 2018

The state of Ohio had a rough weekend.

Ohio State lost to Purdue while Cincinnati fell to Temple. Both teams came in unbeaten.
The Browns lost to the Bucs.
In the NFL, the Saints moved to 5-1 as Jason Tucker missed an extra point for the first time in his career. The Rams remained the lone unbeaten, while the Patriots beat the Bears.
The Red Sox and Dodgers made it to the World Series. That is an attractive matchup.
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Quote of the Week

“Michigan hoops is heading for a big season as this team plays superb defense.”

 -Dick Vitale