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XFC 13 : Unstoppable @ The St. Pete Times Forum 12.03.10

XTREME FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS RETURNS TO THE ST. PETE TIMES FORUM Friday, December 3rd, 2010 for XFC 13 “Unstoppable” Tampa Bay – Just back from a successful event abroad in Northern Cyprus / Turkey the XFC returns to The St. Pete Times Forum for XFC 13” Unstoppable” on Friday, December 3rd!!! This highly anticipated event features some of the XFC’s top fighters such as XFC Featherweight Champion Jarrod Card & female fighter Mari…anna Kheyfets (who just defeated Kim Couture on XFC 11 “The Next Generation”) taking on B.J.J. specialist Marissa Caldwell. XFC Open Fighter Tryout Winners Mike Milmerstadt and Jason Hicks will be laying it all on line and fighting for a 5 fight deal with the XFC!!! The first bout of the evening takes place at 7PM, and the event will be airing LIVE on HDNet at 9:00pm!! Since the St. Pete Times Forum hosted its first XFC mixed martial ...

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“Land of the Giants” by C. Whittington

Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants, 2010 World Series Champions. This series ended the way the season began, with pitchers dominating and dictating the outcome. In the end, the pitching staff for San Francisco were truly Giants. Leading the way for this fearless staff was Tim Lincecum, “The Freak.” This kid is something else and it seems like he is getting better with age, which is scary! Lincecum debuted in 2007, won the NL Cy Young award in ‘08 and ‘09, and very well could’ve won it this season if not for an 0-5 record in August. Lincecum bounced back in a big way with a 5-1 record in September and a 4-1 record in the playoffs. His postseason record is probably the most impressive in recent memory. In leading the Giants to the title, Lincecum defeated Derek Lowe, Roy Halladay, and Cliff Lee…twice! That is some strong work. He ...

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Yankees defeat Rangers to stay alive in ALCS

The Yankees will arrive deep in the heart of Texas with a pulse. Faint, for sure, but enough of a beat that the ALCS stethoscope detected it. Can the pump tick long enough to get the Yankees to the World Series? That’s not the way to wager, but … Thanks to their bats emerging from a deep funk, and without Mark Teixeira, the Yankees stayed alive Wednesday with a 7-2 victory over the Rangers in Game 5 that was witnessed by 49,832 at Yankee Stadium and included three homers. The best-of-7 series led by the Rangers, 3-2, shifts to Arlington, Texas, on Friday night for Game 6. Phil Hughes, awful in Game 2, will be opposed by right-hander Colby Lewis in a rematch of last Saturday, won by the Rangers. If the Yankees even the deal, Cliff Lee awaits them in Game 7 Saturday when Andy Pettitte draws the talented ...

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Brett Favre – First in NFL to reach 500 Touchdowns

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Brett Favre became the first player in NFL history to throw 500 touchdown passes, connecting with Randy Moss late in the third quarter of the Minnesota Vikings’ loss Monday night to the New York Jets. On a third-and-17 play from the Jets’ 37, Favre reared back and lofted the ball perfectly into Moss’ hands in the back right corner of the end zone with 2:10 left in the third quarter, cutting the Vikings’ deficit to 12-7. Read more at NFL.com

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Patriots 41, Dolphins 14

By STEVEN WINE the associated press Lakeland Ledger MIAMI | The New England Patriots rang up another big score, this time with little input from the offense. Patrick Chung blocked two kicks and returned an interception for a touchdown, and New England scored twice on special teams to beat the hapless Miami Dolphins 41-14 on Monday night. Tom Brady threw for only 153 yards, and Randy Moss was held without a catch for the first time since 2006, but the NFL’s highest-scoring team still registered its biggest point total yet. The Patriots trailed 7-6 at halftime, but when Brandon Tate returned the second half kickoff 103 yards for a score, the deluge was on. Chung blocked a punt to set up a touchdown, then blocked a field goal that Kyle Arrington returned 35 yards for a score. Chung returned an interception 51 yards for New England’s final score. Another unexpected ...

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Rays take the series & 1st place, for now.

Johnson smacked a pair of two-run homers Wednesday night, lifting the Rays to a 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees and back into first place in the AL East. “My goodness,” Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon said. “This guy does nothing but get big hits.” The teams with baseball’s top two records flip-flopped positions in the standings for the third straight night. The first two games of the important series went extra innings, with the Rays winning 1-0 on Monday and the Yankees regaining the division lead by a half-game with an 8-7 win on Tuesday. The finale was filled with plenty of drama, too, even though the teams are far from finished. They’ll play four more games in New York next week, with Tampa Bay holding an 8-6 edge in the season series. “This is about as close to a playoff atmosphere as you can get without actually ...

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