1. JIMMIE JOHNSON TAKES FULL ADVANTAGE OF HIS MARTINSVILLE OPPORTUNITY, holding off Kyle Busch in the closing laps to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup race. Brad Keselowski puts in a fine effort to finish sixth but still loses the points lead to Johnson, who holds the top spot by two points. Meanwhile, the failure of a $40 part costs Denny Hamlin a strong run and any chance at a Cup title.
2. AFTER BEING THE MASTERS OF SURVIVAL IN THE FIRST TWO ROUNDS, the Giants leave no doubt in the World Series, sweeping the Tigers with a 4-3, 10-inning victory over the Tigers in 10 innings. Pablo Sandoval captures MVP honors of the Fall Classic. Always a bittersweet day for baseball fans when a champion is crowned and the season ends. The countdown to Opening Day begins.
3. THE ACC’S COASTAL DIVISION LIKELY COMES DOWN TO THURSDAY NIGHT, when the Hokies visit Miami on ESPN. The Hokies are winless on the road this year but still have opened as 2-point favorites. Meanwhile, Logan Thomas says he still plans to return for his senior season, echoing statements he made over the summer.
ALSO RECEIVING VOTES: Kansas State moves to second in the BCS standings, with Notre Dame third. Alabama remains the leader. Oregon is fourth…Steelers shut down Griffin, Redskins…Giants rally past Cowboys…Falcons remain undefeated with win over Philly…Indy, Detroit and Chicago all stage comebacks to win…Peyton Manning leads Denver past New Orleans on Sunday night…Tonight’s game is 49ers at Cardinals…The first night of the final table of the World Series of Poker is on ESPN2 at 8 tonight.
NAME THAT TUNE
She bent down and turned around and gave me a wink
She said “I’m gonna make it up right here in the sink”
It smelled like turpentine, it looked like Indian ink
I held my nose, I closed my eyes, I took a drink