National Team for the Gold Cup while Espinoza was called in by Honduras. After seeing just one yellow cards in the previous two games, Seattle players were shown two against Colorado. Last Wednesday in Portland, Seattle won its third-round U.S.
The Detroit Pistons over the last several years have become as dependable as the Detroit Red Wings when it comes to making the playoffs and being in contention. With the trade of Chauncey Billups to Denver sending him home for Allen Iverson, marked the end of an era and a sign of looking toward the future and keeping the Pistons contenders.
Watch out for the West Coast Conference champ, which will be either Gonzaga, a name we’re all familiar with, or Saint Mary’s, a name you’ve heard but not in basketball. SM owns the tiebreaker with a win over the Zags, and will be in prime position for the easier path later. They also have a win against a top-25 school, whereas Gonzaga is 0-4 against that category. Whoever wins the automatic bid will receive decent seeding, and possibly a favorable game. I think Saint Mary’s has a shot to be playing more than two halves.
November is full of great games throughout college basketball. With the 3 biggest beginning of the season tournaments(Maui Invitational, Pre-Season NIT, Great Alaska Shootout) they will be sure to rock November and delight fans from all over.
The Dynamo is missing Brian Ching (USA), Stuart Holden (USA) and Andrew Hainault (Canada) during the Gold Cup. Keeper Pat Onstad’s 0.63 goals-against average and eight shutouts lead the league while Brad Davis leads the MLS in assists (7).
On Saturday, Seattle hosts Western Conference leader Houston (9-3-4, 31 points) in the first of three consecutive league games on Xbox Pitch at Qwest Field. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. PT and the game is sold out.
After a quarterfinals exit in the WCC Tournament, the Broncos were able to refocus and rode that into the CBI Tournament. That was led by none other than Foster.
The Heat have won 10 straight and tonight host Golden State at 7:35 ET. Miami is favored by nine points (210). The Spurs are home against the Lakers (8:35 ET) and are favored by 8 1/2 points (190 1/2). The Spurs are 26-3 at home but just 16-13 ATS. The Kings try to reach .500 (they are 30-31) for the first time since they were 7-7. This from a team that’s won 50-plus games in each of the last five seasons. Since opening 0-2 with Artest, Sacramento has gone 12-5 SU and 13-3-1 ATS, including 7-0 SU and ATS at home. The Kings host the Grizzlies tonight at 10:05 ET and are favored by five points (192).