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Fri November 2, 2012
Parker's Buzzer Beater, Pats Acquire Talib, Marathon Controversy
With the Knicks-Nets game postponed last night there was only one NBA game but it had plenty of excitement. With six seconds left in the Spurs-Thunder match-up on TNT, San Antonio’s Tony Parker got the ball with enough time for one shot. The buzzer beater handed San Antonia an 86-84 the win.
In the NFL this week both the Jets and Patriots have a by-week. Jets fans may find themselves thankful for a break from the pounding the Jets have taken in the first half of the season, prompting coach Rex Ryan to make a public defense of his decision to keep playing starting quarterback Mark Sanchez. The Pats have spent their by-week productively, acquiring cornerback Aqib Talib for their shaky secondary from Tampa Bay. He will be eligible to play in the Patriots' next game on Nov. 11 after serving a four-game NFL suspension without pay for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances. The Patriots pick up the former first-round draft pick and a seventh-rounder next year for their fourth-round choice in 2013.
Coming up on Sunday the Giants take on the Steelers in New York and Buffalo travels to Houston.
The NYC Marathon will take place this Sunday and while Mayor Michael Bloomberg says resources will not be redirected, not all agree with his decision. New York State Senator Liz Krueger told the Huffington Post yesterday that people are trapped on roofs. Disabled people can't get help. ConEd workers can't get through traffic to power lines and they're running out of gas for their trucks. And yet we have a marathon…which in theory will require an enormous amount of police and ambulances."
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press