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STEWART MANDEL'S: EXTRA POINTS

Sept. 19, 2011
Sept. 19, 2011

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Sept. 19, 2011

LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
THE RYAN BROTHERS
NFL OPENERS
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
BASEBALL
BOXING
  • As he prepares to return to the ring, against Victor Ortiz, Floyd Mayweather Jr. faces a family feud, felony charges, multiple lawsuits and the unthinkable possibility of defeat

  • Floyd Mayweather's handpicked opponent Victor Ortiz has already faced far bigger challenges

TENNIS
  • Before Samantha Stosur and Novak Djokovic won the U.S. Open singles titles, rain and schedule changes pushed players to the breaking point, and an umpire's call sent Serena Williams beyond it

NASCAR 2011
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STEWART MANDEL'S: EXTRA POINTS

Don't throw in the towel on Mark Richt just yet. Georgia's 0--2 start makes the coach's seat that much hotter, but the rest of the schedule is very favorable. (The Bulldogs don't have to face Alabama, LSU or Arkansas.) Richt's fate may hinge on the Oct. 29 game against his perennial tormentor, Florida... . Arizona State is one of two teams in the Pac-12 South without a loss, and the other, USC, is ineligible for the conference title game. Sun Devils quarterback Brock Osweiler looked like a future pro in the 37--30 victory over Missouri last week, though an injury-riddled defense could become a problem... . Florida International receiver--return man T.Y. Hilton is one of the nation's best-kept secrets. The senior standout with 5,292 career all-purpose yards caught seven passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns against Louisville last Friday to lead the Panthers to a 24--17 win, their first over a BCS conference opponent.

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