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Updated: October 19, 2009, 12:53 PM ET
By Dick Vitale


Drew Brees and the Saints scored a convincing win over the Giants.

The Vikings remained unbeaten with a thrilling win over the Ravens.

Texas edged Oklahoma in the Red River Rivalry to remain unbeaten.

The University of Cincinnati had an impressive win at South Florida.

Iowa remained undefeated with a win at Wisconsin.

CC Sabathia pitched an outstanding eight innings for the Yankees in game one of the ALCS.

Nikolay Davydenko completed a big weekend by upsetting Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal en route to the championship of the Shanghai Masters.

Arthur Abraham scored a K.O. over Jermain Taylor.


The Redskins lost at home to the previously-winless Chiefs.

The Eagles and Jets were surprising losers; the Raiders stunned the Eagles while the Bills beat the Jets in overtime.

Ohio State was stunned at Purdue.

Larry Brown was fined $60,000 for criticizing officials.

Stan Van Gundy and the Magic were fined $35,000 for complaining as well.

Gilbert Arenas and the Washington Wizards were both fined $25,000 for failing to talk to the media during the preseason.

Dick Vitale

College Basketball analyst
Dick Vitale, college basketball's top analyst and ambassador, joined ESPN during the 1979-80 season. His thorough knowledge of the game is brought forth in an enthusiastic, passionate style. Vitale also contributes columns to