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Conference play is here, and we have more than just one or two decent games to watch Saturday. The main attraction this week is in Athens with No. 10 Georgia hosting sixth-ranked LSU. For the Bulldogs, it will already be their third game against a top-10 opponent. The Tigers have played TCU away from home, but this will be the first test for their young defense against an elite offense. WEEK 5: Full TV game schedule for weekend Also in the SEC, No. 1 Alabama will face surging Mississippi. The 22nd-ranked Rebels already have won at Vanderbilt and Texas. Beating the two-time defending national champions would be another feather in the cap of Hugh Freeze. The Tide could get a challenge if its offense continues to struggle. No.

Larry Ellison’s Oracle Team USA Wins America’s Cup In Historic Comeback

The 72-foot, carbon fiber winged catamaran overcame an 8-1 deficit against Emirates Team New Zealand (plus a two point penalty) in an excruciatingly close contest. In todays final race with winds at 18 to 19 knots, Emirates Team New Zealand won the start and had the lead at the second mark. But Oracle Team USA was just faster, Oracle has pace, said one of the NBCSN commentators. Those three words summed up the final race of the Cup. In Pictures: Americas Cup 2013 Weve worked very, very hard to come back from where we were, said Oracle skipper Jimmy Spithill. Sitting opposite match point for a week, the Americans defied odds and won a total of 8 consecutive races (New Zealands national betting agency put the Americans at 12-1 last week). Another NBC sports network commentator compared the comeback to the 2004 Yankees/Red Sox play-off series where the Red Sox recovered from 0-3 in a 4 of 7 series. Last week was a different ballgame. It looked like the Kiwis were going to sweep the Americans as they were up 8 to 1 in match wins. Owning the 10.11 nautical-miles-course, the big red carbon fiber wing marked Fly Emirates dominated. Then, on September 20, Team New Zealand led the final race that would earn them the Cup, but failed to complete it within the 40-minute time limit.