What's the real North Carolina?
They lost to Belmont and UAB. Sandwiched between those games was a win over defending champion Louisville. Then, on Wednesday night, the North Carolina Tar Heels took to the Breslin Center to face No. 1 Michigan State -- and, you guessed it, won. By 14. Which is the real UNC? How far will Roy Williams' team go come postseason time?
A slow start for defending English Premier League champion Manchester United was seen by many as understandable; the club, after all, was transitioning from retired legendary manager Alex Ferguson to former Everton boss David Moyes. But 14 games into the season, and United is as close to the relegation zone as it is the title. That's right -- after a Roberto Martinez-led Everton won 1-0 at Old Trafford during a flurry of EPL games Wednesday, Manchester United sits in ninth, 12 points behind league-leading Arsenal. Can the league's most storied club turn things around?
Moyes is the obvious difference between last season and this one, but the club didn't exactly light up the transfer window.
Wayne Rooney & Co. have earned just two points out of their past possible nine.
Moyes' former club did something it never could do under its old boss: win at Old Trafford.
Buoyed by Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey, the Gunners just keep picking up points -- but have challengers close behind.
Jacoby Ellsbury has gone to the Yankees, undoubtedly causing Red Sox fans some degree of consternation. That World Series championship should help, but Ellsbury is a unique talent; his speed is a huge weapon, and he has enough power to really threaten pitchers when he's hot. He's one of the few players in the 30-30 club since the turn of the century. Can you name the rest?
Peyton Manning remains on top in Dan Graziano's weekly MVP watch list. Manning's five-touchdown performance led the Broncos to a crucial 35-28 win over their AFC West rival Chiefs. With 41 touchdowns, Manning has a pretty good shot to break Tom Brady's single-season record of 50 TDs. Is he your choice for MVP?
2013 NFL MVP Watch
3,267 yards, 19 TDs, 8 INTs, 60.7 CMP%
3,794 yards, 29 TDs, 8 INTs, 67.7 CMP%
131 tackles, 1 INT, 1 sack
1,791 yards, 19 TDs, 0 INTs, 63.3 CMP%
72 catches, 1,299 yards, 12 TDs
4,125 yards, 41 TDs, 9 INTs, 68.1 CMP%
232 carries, 1,088 yards, 5 TDs
2,616 yards, 19 TDs, 11 INTs, 61.7 CMP%
3,140 yards, 24 TDs, 7 INTs, 64.8 CMP%
2,672 yards, 22 TDs, 6 INTs, 64.9 CMP%
Fighting in the NHL
Does fighting still have a place in the NHL? A number of ugly incidents earlier this season -- and now a lawsuit from former players against the league -- has led NHL executives to take a long, hard look at the future of fighting in hockey. Are you for or against fighting in the NHL? Would a ban on fighting make you more or less interested in the game?
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