Scoreboard: Oct. 4

October 4, 2012 

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BASEBALL

American League

BOSTON RED SOX — Named Eddie Bane special assistant, player personnel.

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

NEW YORK KNICKS — Signed F-C Rasheed Wallace.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

BUFFALO BILLS — Released WR Kamar Aiken from the practice squad. Signed OL Reggie Stephens to the practice squad.

HOUSTON TEXANS — Released QB John Beck. Re-signed S Troy Nolan.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Placed TE Kevin Boss on injured reserve. Signed LB Bryan Kehl.

MIAMI DOLPHINS — Signed CB De'Andre Presley from the practice squad. Signed CB Julian Posey to the practice squad.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Released DT Terrell McClain. Released OL Thomas Austin from the practice squad. Re-signed LB Bobby Carpenter. Signed TE Alex Silvestro to the practice squad.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — Released CB Elbert Mack. Signed WR Greg Camarillo.

NEW YORK JETS — Placed WR Santonio Holmes on injured reserve. Signed WR Jason Hill.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — Released LB Brian Rolle. Released TE Kyle Nelson from the practice squad. Signed LB Adrian Moten. Signed G Julian Vandervelde to the practice squad.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS — Released WR Michael Spurlock.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Released DE Jeff Charleston. Signed TE Nate Byham.

COLLEGE

KANSAS STATE — Named Wayne McClain director of men's basketball student-athlete development.

Auto racing

professional

this week's races

NASCAR

SPRINT CUP

GOOD SAM ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE 500

Where: Talladega, Ala.

When: Friday, practice (Speed, 2:30-5 p.m.); Saturday, qualifying (Speed, noon-3 p.m.); Sunday, race, 2 p.m. (ESPN, 1-5:30 p.m.)

Track: Talladega Superspeedway (oval, 2.66 miles).

Distance: 500 miles, 188 laps.

Last week: Brad Keselowski raced to his second victory in the first three Chase events, winning at Dover to take the points lead. The Penske Racing driver has five victories this season, matching Denny Hamlin for the series lead.

Fast facts: Keselowski, the May winner at the track, has a five-point lead over five-time champion Jimmie Johnson with seven races left. Hamlin is third, 16 points behind Keselowski, followed by Bowyer (-25), Tony Stewart (-32), Kasey Kahne (-32), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (-39), Martin Truex Jr. (-42), Kevin Harvick (-46), Jeff Gordon (-48), Greg Biffle (-51) and Matt Kenseth (-72). ... Earnhardt has five Talladega victories, winning a record four straight from 2001-03. ... In restrictor-plate races this year at Daytona, Kenseth won the season-opening Daytona 500 and Stewart won the July event. ... Michael Waltrip is driving his own No. 55 Toyota.

CAMPING WORLD TRUCKS

FRED'S 250

Where: Talladega, Ala.

When: Friday, practice, qualifying (Speed, 5-7 p.m.); Saturday, race, 4 p.m. (Speed, 3:30-6:30 p.m.).

Track: Talladega Superspeedway (oval, 2.66 miles).

Distance: 250.04 miles, 94 laps.

Last year: Mike Wallace won for the first time in the series since 2000.

Last week: Nelson Piquet Jr. raced to his second victory of the year, passing Matt Crafton on the final lap at Las Vegas. The Brazilian also won at Road America in June. His father won three Formula One championships.

Fast facts: Ty Dillon leads the season standings with five races left, one point ahead of James Buescher. Timothy Peters is third, 24 points behind Dillon. Buescher leads the series with four victories. ... Two-time NASCAR Mexico Series champion German Quiroga is driving Kyle Busch Motorsports' No. 51 Toyota.

NHRA FULL THROTTLE

AUTO-PLUS NHRA NATIONALS

Where: Mohnton, Pa.

When: Friday, qualifying; Saturday, qualifying (ESPN2, Sunday, 12:30-1:30 a.m.), Sunday, final eliminations (ESPN2, 7-10 p.m.).

Track: Maple Grove Raceway.

Last year: Jason Line raced to the last of his six 2011 victories en route to the Pro Stock season title. Spencer Massey won in Top Fuel, Robert Hight topped the Funny Car field, and Hector Arana Jr. won in Pro Stock Motorcycle.

Last week: Top Fuel points leader Antron Brown won the Midwest Nationals in Madison, Ill., for his sixth victory of the season. Jack Beckman won in Funny Car, Erica Enders in Pro Stock, and Eddie Krawiec in Pro Stock Motorcycle.

Fast facts: The event is the fourth in the six-race NHRA Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship. The top 10 in each class qualified for the playoffs. ... Brown leads the Top Fuel standings, 21 points ahead of Massey. In Funny Car, Ron Capps has a 30-point lead over Jack Beckman. Allen Johnson has the Pro Stock lead, 109 points ahead of Line. In Pro Stock Motorcycle, Krawiec had a 33-point advantage over Andrew Hines.

FORMULA ONE

JAPANESE GRAND PRIX

Where: Suzuka, Japan.

When: Friday, practice (Speed, 1-2:30 a.m.); Saturday, qualifying (Speed, 1-2:30 a.m.); Sunday, race, 2 a.m. (Speed, 1:30-4 a.m.).

Track: Suzuka International (road course, 3.61 miles).

Distance: 191.12 miles, 53 laps.

Last race: Vettel won the Singapore Grand Prix on Sept. 23 to jump from fourth to second in the season standings. He also won this year in Bahrain.

Fast facts: Ferrari's Fernando Alonso tops the season standings, 29 points ahead of Vettel. Alonso and McLaren's Lewis Hamilton share the victory lead with three. ... Hamilton is moving to Mercedes next year, replacing seven-time season champion Michael Schumacher. Sergio Perez is leaving Sauber to join McLaren. ... The figure-eight track was built by Honda in 1962 as a test facility.

Associated Press

Football

nfl

AMERICAN CONFERENCE

East

W L Pct PF PA

N.Y. Jets 2 2 .500 81 109

New England 2 2 .500 134 92

Buffalo 2 2 .500 115 131

Miami 1 3 .250 86 90

South

Houston 4 0 1.000 126 56

Indianapolis 1 2 .333 61 83

Jacksonville 1 3 .250 62 97

Tennessee 1 3 .250 81 151

North

Baltimore 3 1 .750 121 83

Cincinnati 3 1 .750 112 112

Pittsburgh 1 2 .333 77 75

Cleveland 0 4 .000 73 98

West

San Diego 3 1 .750 100 71

Denver 2 2 .500 114 83

Kansas City 1 3 .250 88 136

Oakland 1 3 .250 67 125

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

East

W L Pct PF PA

Philadelphia 3 1 .750 66 83

Dallas 2 2 .500 65 88

Washington 2 2 .500 123 123

N.Y. Giants 2 2 .500 111 84

South

Atlanta 4 0 1.000 124 76

Tampa Bay 1 3 .250 82 91

Carolina 1 3 .250 80 109

New Orleans 0 4 .000 110 130

North

Minnesota 3 1 .750 90 72

Chicago 3 1 .750 108 68

Green Bay 2 2 .500 85 81

Detroit 1 3 .250 100 114

West

Arizona 4 0 1.000 91 61

San Francisco 3 1 .750 104 65

St. Louis 2 2 .500 79 91

Seattle 2 2 .500 70 58

Thursday, Oct. 4

Arizona at St. Louis, 8:20 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 7

Baltimore at Kansas City, 1 p.m.

Atlanta at Washington, 1 p.m.

Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.

Green Bay at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.

Cleveland at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m.

Miami at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.

Seattle at Carolina, 4:05 p.m.

Chicago at Jacksonville, 4:05 p.m.

Buffalo at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m.

Tennessee at Minnesota, 4:25 p.m.

Denver at New England, 4:25 p.m.

San Diego at New Orleans, 8:20 p.m.

Bye: Dallas, Detroit, Oakland, Tampa Bay

Monday, Oct. 8

Houston at N.Y. Jets, 8:30 p.m.

College

this week's schedule

(All times p.m.)

Thursday's game

Top 25—No. 13 Southern California (3-1) at Utah (2-2), 9

Saturday's games

SEC—Arkansas (1-4) at Auburn (1-3), noon; No. 20 Mississippi State (4-0) at Kentucky (1-4), 12:21; No. 4 Louisiana State (5-0) at No. 10 Florida, 3:30; Vanderbilt (1-3) at Missouri (3-2), 7; Texas A&M (3-1) at Mississippi (3-2), 7; No. 5 Georgia (5-0) at No. 6 South Carolina (5-0), 7

OVC—Eastern Ky. (4-1) at Tenn.-State (5-0), 2; Eastern Illinois (3-2) at Tenn.-Martin (3-2); Murray State (2-3) at Austin Peay (0-5), 7; Jacksonville State (2-2) at Tennessee Tech (2-3), 8

STATE—Georgetown at Campbellsville, 1:30; Centre at Sewanee, 2:30; Cumberlands at Faulkner, 2:30; Kentucky Christian at Belhaven, 2:30; Kentucky State at Fort Valley State, 6; Urbana at Kentucky Wesleyan, 1; Jacksonville at Morehead State, 1; Pikeville at Bethel, 2:30; Washington and Jefferson at Thomas More, 1:30; Union at Cumberland, 2:30

TOP 25No. 23 Washington (3-1) at No. 2 Oregon (5-0), 10:30; No. 3 Florida State (5-0) at North Carolina State (3-2), 8; Kansas (1-3) at No. 7 Kansas State (4-0), noon; No. 8 West Virginia (4-0) at No. 11 Texas (4-0), 7; Miami (4-1) at No. 9 Notre Dame (4-0), 7:30; No. 21 Nebraska (4-1) at No. 12 Ohio State (5-0), 8; Washington State (2-3) at No. 14 Oregon State (3-0), 6; Iowa State (3-1) at No. 15 Texas Christian (4-0), 3:30; Georgia Tech (2-3) at No. 15 Clemson (4-1), 3:30; No. 17 Oklahoma (2-1) at Texas Tech (4-0), 3:30; Arizona (3-2) at No. 18 Stanford (3-1), 3; Connecticut (3-2) at No. 22 Rutgers (4-0), noon; No. 24 Northwestern (5-0) at Penn State (3-2), noon; No. 25 UCLA (4-1) at California (1-4), 10

Golf

state

high school girls championship

At Bowling Green C.C.

Teams

Sacred Heart 636

Calloway Co. 658

Henry Clay 668

Green Co. 675

Shelby Co. 687

Owensboro Catholic 693

Elizabethtown 695

Boyle Co. 700

North Laurel 708

Marshall Co. 709

Russell Co. 712

Allen Co.-Scottsville 723

Top individuals

Anna Hack, Calloway Co. 142

Lydia Gumm, North Hardin 146

Maddie Hamilton, Sacred Heart 149

Elsa Moberly, Pulaski Co. 149

Sydney Trimble, Heath 150

Grace Rose, West Jessamine 151

Caroline Moore, North Laurel 153

Cassidy Scantland, Green Co. 153

Jackie VanMeter, South Warren 154

Olivia Cason, Owensboro Catholic 155

Cayce Hendrickson, Marshall Co. 155

Madison Thomas, Shelby Co. 155

Jordan Webb, Shelby Co. 156

Megan Kinney, Western Hills 157

Hannabeth Owens, Rockcastle Co. 157

Katie Page, Sacred Heart 157

Chau Tran, Mercy 157

Ayla Rhinesmith, Scott Co. 158

Lauren Hartlage, Elizabethtown 159

MacKenzie Peyton, Henry Co. 160

Soccer

high school boys

At Mercer Co.

Mercer Co. 4, Anderson Co. 0

Goals—M: Angel 2, Steele 1, Gammon 1.

Goalkeepers—M: Ransdell; A: Thompson.

Records: Mercer Co. 17-3-1, Anderson Co. 9-9.

college women

At Hanover

Hanover 1, Transylvania 0

Goals—H: Dumaine.

Goalkeepers—H: Hancock; T: Scovel.

Records: Transylvania 5-4-1 (1-1 HCAC), Hanover 9-2 (2-0 HCAC).

high school girls

At Lexington Catholic

Lex. Catholic 5, Madison Southern 0

Goals—L: S. Gorham 2, M. Gorham 1, Metzger 1, Rios 1.

Goalkeepers—L: Meck, Youkilis; M: Murphy.

Records: Lexington Catholic 12-6-2, Madison Southern 17-2.

At Lexington Christian

Lexington Christian 3, South Laurel 0

Goals—L: Sjogren 1, Dobbs 1, Hargis 1.

Goalkeepers—L: Farmer; S: Humfleet.

Records: Lexington Christian 11-6-2, South Laurel 10-6-1.

At West Jessamine

West Jessamine 1, Tates Creek 1

Goals—W: Lane; T: Graves.

Goalkeepers—W: Hulsnig; T: Lankster.

Records: West Jessamine 10-4-7, Tates Creek 15-0-4.

At Woodford Co.

Woodford Co. 2, Elizabethtown 2

Goals—W: Phelps 1, Boyd 1; E: Palalay 1, Hazle 1.

Goalkeepers—W: S. Adams; E: Smith.

Records: Woodford Co. 9-4-4, Elizabethtown 10-5-2.

Volleyball

college

At Transylvania

Transylvania def. Centre 26-24, 25-19, 25-16

Records: Transy 11-10, Centre 7-14.

At Rio Grande

Berea def. Pikeville 21-25, 25-19, 21-25, 25-16, 15-7

Odds

Glantz-Culver line

NCAA football

Thursday

Favorite Open Today Underdog

at Central Fla. 13½ 14 East Carolina

Southern Cal 13½ 14 at Utah

at Fla. International1½ Pk Arkansas St.

Friday

Pittsburgh 3 2½ at Syracuse

at BYU 9 7 Utah St.

Saturday

at Air Force 9 10 Navy

Michigan St. 15 15½ at Indiana

Northern Ill. 2 2½ at Ball St.

Boston College 8½ 10 at Army

Bowling Green 6 4½ at Akron

at Cincinnati 20½ 20½ Miami (Ohio)

at Clemson 11 10 Georgia Tech

at Duke 1 2 Virginia

South Florida 6 5 at Temple

at Penn St. 4 3 Northwestern

Kent St. 3½ 3 at Eastern Mich.

at Rutgers 10 8 UConn

Florida St. 12½ 14½ at NC State

at Western Mich. 18 16½ UMass

at Missouri 7½ 7 Vanderbilt

Texas A&M 8½ 11 at Mississippi

at North Carolina 3½ 4 Virginia Tech

at Oregon 24 24 Washington

at South Carolina2½ 2½ Georgia

at Texas 7 6½ West Virginia

at TCU 13 11½ Iowa St.

at Wisconsin 14½ 14½ Illinois

at Kansas St. 24 24 Kansas

UCLA 1½ 2½ at California

at Auburn 11 10 Arkansas

Michigan 3½ 3 at Purdue

at Nevada 14½ 16 Wyoming

at Idaho 8½ 10½ New Mexico St.

at Stanford 12½ 9½ Arizona

Oklahoma 7 4½ at Texas Tech

at Toledo 14 10½ Cent. Michigan

Boise St. 11½ 11 at Southern Miss.

Rice 7½ 7½ at Memphis

at Maryland 4 5½ Wake Forest

Mississippi St. 14 9½ at Kentucky

at Oregon St. 13½ 15 Washington St.

at La. Tech 26 24½ UNLV

Tulsa 5½ 3 at Marshall

Notre Dame-x 11½ 13 Miami

at Ohio 16 14½ Buffalo

at Ohio St. 4 3½ Nebraska

at San Diego St.17½ 22 Hawaii

Fresno St. 14½ 15½ at Colorado St.

Louisiana St. 4 2½ at Florida

at New Mexico 3½ 3½ Texas St.

at UTEP +2 2½ SMU

at La.-Lafayette 23 24 Tulane

La.-Monroe 4½ 3 at Middle Tenn.

at Houston 12 11½ North Texas

x-at Chicago

NFL

Thursday

Favorite Open Today Underdog

Arizona 3 1½ at St. Louis

SUNDAY

Atlanta 3 3 at Washington

at Pittsburgh 4 3½ Philadelphia

Green Bay 6½ 7 at Indianapolis

at N.Y. Giants 10½ 10 Cleveland

at Minnesota 6½ 5½ Tennessee

at Cincinnati 5½ 4½ Miami

Baltimore 6½ 5 at Kansas City

at Carolina 3 3 Seattle

Chicago 4 5½ at Jacksonville

at New England 6½ 7 Denver

at San Francisco 10 9½ Buffalo

at New Orleans 3 4 San Diego

Monday

Houston 7 7½ at N.Y. Jets

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