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Added December 31st, 2010 by Ian

Togo Soccer Team Ambusher Sentenced to 24 Years

One of the sickest sports stories in 2010, or any type of story for that matter, involved the attack on the team bus of the Togo national soccer team in Angola in January. Some form of justice has been handed down as an attacker named Joao Antonio Prati was sentenced to 24 years in jail by an Angolan court on Dec. 29th for his part in the ambush which took place in the country’s Cabinda province. The attack took place just before the African Cup of Nations soccer tournament got underway.

According to Cabinda attorney general Antonio Nito, the court analyzed the evidence and facts of the case and was satisfied that Puati had a role in the deadly incident that killed two Togo team members and injured several more. He was found guilty on the charge of armed rebellion. The ambush lasted for about 30 minutes as attackers fired automatic weapons at the bus. Responsibility for the attack was claimed by the Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda (FLEC).

 
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Added December 31st, 2010 by Steve

Jacksonville Will Be Without Quarterback; Maybe Running Back

The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without their quarterback David Garrard on Sunday when they play at divisional foe Houston. Garrard will have surgery on his middle finger of his right hand. Garrard hurt his finger in the loss to Indianapolis on December 19th. This has been Garrard’s best season in the NFL; passing for 2,734 yards and 23 touchdowns, with 15 interceptions. In his place, Trent Edwards expects to get the start. Todd Bouman will be the back-up quarterback.

An even bigger loss for the Jaguars would be running back Maurice Jones Drew. The star running back missed the loss to Washington last week, and is questionable for this week. Jones-Drew has an injured right knee that will need surgery to heal.

The Jaguars must beat the Texans in Houston and hope for an Indianapolis loss to the Titans to win the AFC South. If Jacksonville does make the playoffs, Garrard is expected to be out, and Jones-Drew is questionable for that as well.

 
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Added December 31st, 2010 by Steve

NFL Picks Week 17: Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions

Minnesota Vikings (6-9) @ Detroit Lions (5-10)

Time: 1:00 pm EST

Point Spread: Detroit Lions -3

Over/Under Line: 43

Preview: The Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions will get together in the final game of the 2010 season for both teams. The Minnesota Vikings coming off a big time win on Tuesday night over the Eagles will look for their 7th win of the season. The Vikings saw rookie quarterback Joe Web lead his team to a 10 point win; including a rushing touchdown for the quarterback. Minnesota is looking to play for the future of interim head coach Leslie Frazier’s stock next season. The Vikings on the season have been out scored 328 – 268.

 
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Added December 31st, 2010 by Steve

Week 17 NFL Picks: Oakland Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Oakland Raiders (7-8) @ Kansas City Chiefs (10-5)

Time: 1:00 pm EST

Point Spread: Kansas City Chiefs -3

Over/Under Line: 43

Preview: In a game that means nothing to the postseason picture in the NFL; the Oakland Raiders will take on the Kansas City Chiefs. Oakland will look to finish the season with a .500 record; as they are currently 7-8. The Raiders took a 31-26 loss at the hands of the Indianapolis Colts last week. Oakland ranks as the second best rushing team in the NFL; behind Darren McFadden. The former Arkansas star has rushed the ball 223 times for over 1500 yards and 7 touchdowns. Oakland has also been good defensively against the pass. The Raiders rank third in the NFL; allowing 196.1 yards per game.

 
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Added December 31st, 2010 by Steve

NFL Week 17 Predictions: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns Free football betting predictions for the Week 17 NFL game featuring the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns.

 
Added December 31st, 2010 by Steve

NFL Week 17 Picks: Carolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons Free football picks for the NFL week 17 game between the Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons.

 
Added December 31st, 2010 by Chalk

Tiger Remains Golf’s Top Earner Despite making $48 million less than he did last year, Tiger Woods still got paid way more than any other golfer did in 2010.

 
Added December 31st, 2010 by Chalk

NFL Futures at New Year’s The Patriots and Falcons are strong favorites to get to Super Bowl XLV, but we look at the odds for every team still alive.

 
Added December 30th, 2010 by Brad

Coach K Moves into Second in All Time Wins Duke Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski is now second in all time wins as a basketball coach.

 
Added December 30th, 2010 by Brad

Illini Run Over Bears at Texas Bowl The Illinois Fighting Illini didn't give the Baylor Bears a chance in the 2010 Texas Bowl.

 
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