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This Week in Sports - October 1-5, 2007

In the first week of October, the Rockies capped their improbable playoff run by winning a thriller and a former sprinter fesses up! See what else happened in sports this week!

Sports News - Rockies Win Wild Card Thriller

It took 13 innings to do it, but the Colorado Rockies won a thriller on Monday night by defeating the San Diego Padres 9-8 in the NL wild card game. In the top of the 13th inning, the Padres' Scott Hairston hit a two-run homer. Jamey Carroll of the Rockies came back and hit a line drive to cap a three-run rally in the bottom of the 13th. That final play even happened at home - where Colorado's Matt Holiday barely beat the tag at home plate. The Rockies won 14 of their last 15 games to make the playoffs for only the second time in franchise history. They advance to the Division series where they face the Phillies.

Sports News - Isiah Found Liable

The NBA season hasn't started yet, but the New York Knicks have already lost. On Tuesday, The Knicks' organization lost a month long sexual harassment civil suit brought against them by a former female employee. Anuch Browne Sanders claims Knicks' coach Isiah Thomas made demeaning statements, as well as sexual advances, towards her. Thomas denied the former Knicks executive's allegations but a jury sided with Sanders and awarded her $11.6 million in damages.

Sports News - Jones Admits Lying

After years of speculation of steroid use, track star Marion Jones finally came clean on Thursday. She revealed she unknowingly took performing enhancing drugs given to her by her former coach before the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. While she found out later, she still lied about it when she was questioned in 2003. Her confession will likely cost her the five medals she won in Sydney.

Notes Around the Sports World

  • The red-hot University of Kentucky football team was handed its first loss of the season by South Carolina on Thursday. The Wildcats' record was 5-0 prior to the game where they lost 38-23 to the 11th ranked Gamecocks.
  • After being injured for over a month with a knee injury, David Beckham has returned to practice with the L.A. Galaxy on Wednesday. Beckham was out with a sprained ligament in his right knee.
  • It is not looking good for the Chicago Cubs, who as of Friday, find themselves down 2-0 in their first round playoff series against the Diamondbacks. The playoffs have not been kind to the Cubs, they haven't won a World Series in the last 99 years!
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    ererie posted in Basketball:
    I liked cheering for the underdog, so I've always cheered for the Cavs. I'd like to see how this year's line-up goes, though our past best point guard left for the Celtics.  :/
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    MikeYT
    Mayo lost against Dublin again. 1-16 to 1-17. I support Mayo, and I am horrified to be honest. I don't want to sound like a sore loser, but I think Dublin fouled Mayo way more times than they were punished for it. Mayo rarely got any frees and the last free of the game was a minute before it ended and Dublin were taking it from very far away. Of course, they got it. Up until then, it was 1-16 to 1-16. I guess Mayo won't be taking home the cup again for another year.
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    Aussie-Kid
    Ronaldo :) :)
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