Thursday Sports Day – Even the AP Thinks Tonight’s NFL Game is a Dog

MVPs later today

NEW YORK (AP) — The parade of awards handed out by the baseball writers continues this evening with the announcement of the American and National League MVPs.

Miguel Cabrera is the likely choice in the AL after having a Triple Crown season for Detroit. Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton, Angels rookie outfielder Mike Trout, Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano (kuh-NOH’) and Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre (BEHL’-tray) are the other finalists.

Giants catcher Buster Posey is the presumed favorite to win the NL vote. The four other finalists are last year’s winner Ryan Braun of the Brewers, Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen and Padres third baseman Chase Headley.


ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Two sub-.500 teams open Week 11 of NFL play tonight when Buffalo hosts Miami. The 4-5 Dolphins have won six of their last eight meetings with the AFC East-rival Bills, including both of last year’s games. Buffalo enters play with a 3-6 record.

The Bills are coming off a 37-31 loss last week to division leader New England. The Dolphins got whacked 37-3 by the Titans.

Perfect Knicks on the road

UNDATED (AP) — The NBA’s lone unbeaten team is in for a true road test tonight. The Eastern Conference-leading New York Knicks bring a 5-0 record to San Antonio to face a Western Conference-leading Spurs team that has won seven of eight, including all three of their home games.

The first tip of the evening takes place in Boston, where the Celtics host the Brooklyn Nets. Both put a three-game winning streak on the line.

The final start tonight will be in Denver, where the 4-4 Nuggets host the 6-3 defending champion Miami Heat.

Hoosiers eyeing third straight blowout

UNDATED (AP) — Seven members of the AP Top 25 are scheduled to take the court tonight, including No. 1 Indiana. The Hoosiers are welcoming a third straight cupcake opponent to Assembly Hall in Bloomington to start the regular season. After runaway victories over Bryant University and North Dakota State, Indiana takes on Sam Houston State this evening.

Also tonight, No. 2 Louisville entertains Samford, sixth-ranked N.C. State plays Penn State in Puerto Rico, No. 7 Kansas hosts Chattanooga, No. 12 Arizona is home to UTEP, 13th-ranked UCLA hosts James Madison and No., 16 Baylor faces Boston College this afternoon in Charleston, S.C. (3 p.m. Eastern).