Louisville fires Petrino...Brees matches Favre with 508th TD pass...Julio Jones reaches 10,000 receiving yards
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville has fired coach Bobby Petrino with two games left in the season. The 2-8 Cardinals lost to No. 13 Syracuse on Friday night by a score of 54-23, one of five losses in which Louisville allowed at least 50 points. The school announced Petrino’s dismissal this morning with statement from athletic director Vince Tyra, who said he “did not have the confidence” the coach could turn things around next season.
CINCINNATI (AP) — New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees has thrown two touchdown passes against Cincinnati, raising his regular-season total to 508. That matches Brett Favre for second on the NFL career list. Peyton Manning holds the record with 539.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Atlanta receiver Julio Jones has reached 10,000 yards receiving faster than any player in NFL history. Jones reached the plateau in his 104th career game, catching a 30-yard pass from Matt Ryan in the second quarter at Cleveland. Calvin Johnson held the previous mark, getting to 10,000 yards in his 115th game. Torry Holt and Antonio Brown got there in 116 games.
PRAGUE (AP) — Katerina Siniakova has won the first reverse singles today to lead the Czech Republic to its sixth Fed Cup title in eight years. Siniakova defeated Sofia Kenin 7-5, 5-7, 7-5 to give the Czechs an insurmountable 3-0 lead over the defending champion United States in the best-of-five final.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Lewis Hamilton has won the Brazilian Grand Prix, helping his Mercedes team take the constructors’ title. Hamilton, who had already sealed his fifth Formula One title, started from the pole position and finished less than two seconds ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen (KEE’-mee RAY’-koh-nehn) was third.