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Chargers Crush Manning, Giants 45-23 (AP)
AP - Eli Manning finally made it to San Diego, and the payback was deafening and lopsided. San Diegans booed Manning with fervor — with an occasional rude chant mixed in — and exhorted LaDainian Tomlinson and the Chargers to a 45-23 win on Sunday night.
Cowboys Rally to Defeat 49ers 34-31 (AP)
AP - The Dallas Cowboys decided it's much better to be on the winning side of a dramatic comeback. Keyshawn Johnson caught a 14-yard touchdown pass from Drew Bledsoe with 1:51 to play, and the Cowboys rallied from a 12-point deficit in the fourth quarter for a 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
Patriots Rally to Beat Steelers 23-20 (AP)
AP - Don't write off the New England Patriots after one loss. The Super Bowl champions were good enough to beat what coach Bill Belichick called the NFL's best team on the road with backups, a patched-up defense and good old determination. Oh, yes, and with Tom Brady and Adam Vinatieri, too.
Awakening White Sox Slap Twins 4-1 (AP)
AP - The Chicago White Sox are winning again, and now they have a bit of breathing room. Mark Buehrle pitched a four-hitter to follow up strong outings by Jose Contreras and Freddy Garcia, and Paul Konerko homered to help the White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 4-1 Sunday for a three-game winning streak.
Indians' Wild-Card Lead Narrows With Loss (AP)
AP - Cleveland center fielder Grady Sizemore appeared to lose Paul Phillips' ninth-inning double in the sun, allowing Angel Berroa to score the winning run for the Kansas City Royals in a 5-4 victory over the Indians on Sunday.
Vinatieri field goal lifts Patriots over Steelers (Reuters)
Reuters - Adam Vinatieri kicked a 43 yard field
goal with one second on the clock to lift the New England
Patriots to a 23-20 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in
National Football League play at Heinz Field on Sunday.
Brawling Pacers Sentenced to Probation (AP)
AP - Indiana Pacers players Ron Artest, Jermaine O'Neal and Stephen Jackson were sentenced to a year's probation Friday, plus 60 hours of community service and $250 fines for their roles in one of the worst brawls in U.S. sports history.
Rollins Extends Hit Streak to 30 Games (AP)
AP - Philadelphia shortstop Jimmy Rollins led off Sunday's game in Cincinnati with a home run to extend his hitting streak to 30 games, the longest in the major leagues since 2003.
Saragosa Leads Galaxy Past Wizards 2-1 (AP)
AP - Marcelo Saragosa scored the first goal of his Major League Soccer career to give the Los Angeles Galaxy a 2-1 victory over the Kansas City Wizards on Sunday night.
Burk Protests New NHL TV Advertisements (AP)
AP - Martha Burk is taking aim at the NHL's newest television advertisement. Burk, who led an unsuccessful effort to allow female members at Augusta National three years ago, called the ad "gratuitous" because it shows a scantily clad woman dressing a hockey player before he heads onto the ice.
Hungry for success
With the Bears on top of the NFC North, folks in Chicago already think this naysayer will be eating his words.
Patriots overcome injuries, Steelers (AP)
All this seemed to be too much, even for a New England Patriots team that always wins big games. The injuries. A second-half deficit. A Pittsburgh Steelers team determined to show it is now the AFC's best team. Not yet, they're not -- not after giving Tom Brady and Adam Vinatieri a chance to beat them in the fourth quarter.
Ailing Akers lifts Eagles over Raiders (AP)
David Akers again fell to the ground, writhing in pain. This time, his teammates piled on and celebrated. Fighting through a strained right hamstring that temporarily forced him to the bench, Akers made a 23-yard field goal with 9 seconds left to lift the Philadelphia Eagles to a 23-20 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.
Healthy Vick leads Falcons past Bills (AP)
Everyone knows what Michael Vick can do with his legs. Now the Atlanta Falcons dynamic quarterback is showing he can win games with his arm, too. Hindered by a hamstring injury, Vick concentrated on developing a pocket-passer mentality, leading the Falcons to a 24-16 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
'D' does it again, Colts top Browns 13-6 (AP)
Peyton Manning is still setting records, but the Indianapolis Colts' ground game and defense are producing the wins. Edgerrin James topped 100 yards and scored his first touchdown of the season Sunday, while the Colts used another strong defensive effort and two time-consuming drives in the second half to hold off the Cleveland Browns 13-6.
Bengals beat Bears 24-7, improve to 3-0 (AP)
The Cincinnati Bengals picked up the habit of bumbling starts after 1990, the last time they started 3-0 and made the playoffs. On Sunday, they broke it -- with a 24-7 victory over the Chicago Bears. Cincinnati, which entered the game with a league-leading 10 takeaways, picked off Chicago Bears quarterback Kyle Orton five times and the Bengals became the first NFL team in 34 years to intercept five...
Tomlinson, Chargers roll over Giants (AP)
The boos and rude chants came thundering down on Eli Manning from the moment he ran onto the field, rising up every time he lined up under center. San Diegans got their payback, and it was raucous. ``I knew it was going to be loud,'' said Manning, who spurned the Chargers 17 months ago, then lost to them as San Diego defeated the New York Giants 45-23 on Sunday night.
Cowboys rally past 49ers (AP)
In a rivalry with this much history, it was only fitting for Keyshawn Johnson to borrow a move from a former great to score the dramatic winning touchdown. Only the Dallas receiver's inspiration played for the other team -- which could make the furious 49ers even more frustrated. Johnson caught a 14-yard touchdown pass from Drew Bledsoe with 1:51 to play, and the Cowboys rallied from a 12-point...
Packers 0-3 for first time in 17 years (AP)
Lambeau Field isn't such an intimidating place for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers anymore. Carnell ``Cadillac'' Williams helped the Buccaneers snap a 13-game road losing streak to Green Bay with a 17-16 win over the Packers on Sunday. He broke Alan Ameche's NFL record for most yards in his first three NFL games by rushing for 158 on a sprained left foot.
Smith's TD in OT lifts Jaguars over Jets (AP)
Byron Leftwich switched plays just before a crucial third down in overtime against the New York Jets. Leftwich noticed the Jets' defense was jumping routes on third down all day, so he decided to send Jimmy Smith long. The strategy worked. Leftwich threw a 36-yard touchdown pass to Smith, giving Jacksonville a 26-20 win over the New York Jets on Sunday, although the Jaguars had to survive a replay...
The wisdom of Hubie
After spending some time with Hubie Brown, you quickly learn why he's in the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Artest, O'Neal, Jackson given probation (AP)
Indiana Pacers players Ron Artest, Jermaine O'Neal and Stephen Jackson were sentenced to a year's probation Friday, plus 60 hours of community service and $250 fines for their roles in one of the worst brawls in U.S. sports history. The three -- all of whom entered pleas of no contest -- were also ordered to undergo anger management counseling, although Oakland County assistant prosecutor John...
Greece handles Nowitzki, wins Euro title (AP)
Greece beat Germany 78-62 Sunday to win its second European Championship, frustrating Dirk Nowitzki with strong defense and getting 22 points from Theodoros Papaloukas. Nowitzki, the tournament's MVP, scored 23 points but was only 1-for-8 from 3-point range. The Dallas Mavericks star had nine rebounds but four turnovers.
Oberto, another Argentinian, joins Spurs (AP)
Fabricio Oberto wore a sad smile while speaking longingly of the luxury Porsche SUV he had to dispose of in Spain earlier this summer. His new ride is a four-door Dodge station wagon more functional than flamboyant. His villa in the lively city of Valencia is empty now, too, his wife and baby daughter having already abandoned the Mediterranean coast to relocate deep in the heart of Texas.
Heat sign Gary Payton to one-year deal (AP)
Once again, Gary Payton couldn't turn down Shaquille O'Neal. Payton signed a $1.1 million, one-year contract with the Miami Heat on Thursday -- a move that begins a reunion with O'Neal, who lured him to the Los Angeles Lakers two seasons ago for what ultimately was a failed title run. Now the duo is determined to get Payton -- a nine-time All-Star entering his 16th NBA season -- his first title.
Bulls sign Songalia, wait on Curry (AP)
The Chicago Bulls signed free agent Darius Songaila to a two-year contract Friday that will reportedly pay him $2.2 million next season. Songaila spent two seasons with the Sacramento Kings, averaging 7.5 points and 4.2 rebounds last season. The 6-foot-8 Songaila has an option for 2006-07, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Hornets to play 35 games in Okla. City (AP)
Full of hopes, dreams and potential, Oklahoma City built a 20,000-seat arena without a major-league team to call its own. It wasn't quite ``Field of Dreams.'' No cornfield was cleared to make way for the Ford Center in June 2002. But there was no sign of the NBA or the NHL, either. Three years later, the gamble paid off.
Nailon agrees to terms with 76ers (AP)
Free-agent forward Lee Nailon agreed to terms with the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday. Nailon, a 6-foot-9, 238-pounder, averaged a career-high 14.2 points and 4.4 rebounds in 68 games last season for the New Orleans Hornets. ``Lee will give us some added offense and experience,'' 76ers president Billy King said.
Rangers G Blackburn retires (AP)
New York Rangers goalie Dan Blackburn retired Sunday, citing permanent nerve damage in his left shoulder from an injury sustained in 2003. The Rangers' first-round pick in the 2001 NHL entry draft, Blackburn hurt his shoulder before the start of training camp in 2003 and missed the entire 2003-04 season.
Jagr scores twice to rally Rangers (AP)
Jaromir Jagr scored a pair of goals Sunday to lead the New York Rangers to a come-from-behind 4-2 victory over the Boston Bruins. Jagr's second goal of the game and preseason came on a power play at 18:09 of the third period when his wrist shot from the slot beat goaltender Tim Thomas. The goal gave New York a 4-2 lead.
Sens win first preseason sellout (AP)
Brandon Bochenski had three goals and an assist and linemate Jason Spezza added a goal and three assists to lead the Ottawa Senators to a 7-4 exhibition victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday night. Bochenski scored two power-play goals in the first period, helping the Senators to a 4-1 lead.
Crosby scores first preseason goal (AP)
No. 1 overall pick Sidney Crosby scored his first preseason goal for Pittsburgh on Saturday night in the Penguins' 6-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators. Crosby, playing his second exhibition game, scored on a two-man advantage midway through the second period. He took a cross-ice pass from Ryan Whitney and scored off his own rebound after Ray Emery stopped the initial shot.
Martha Burk takes aim at NHL ads (AP)
Martha Burk is taking aim at the NHL's newest television advertisement. Burk, who led an unsuccessful effort to allow female members at Augusta National three years ago, called the ad ``gratuitous'' because it shows a scantily clad woman dressing a hockey player before he heads onto the ice. Burk plans to send letters of protest to NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and Dick Ebersol, chairman of NBC...
Lightning win first home game since Cup (AP)
Sean Burke made 26 saves and Martin Cibak scored twice, leading the Tampa Bay Lightning past the Florida Panthers 5-0 in an exhibition game Saturday night. It was the first time Tampa Bay has played at home since winning Game 7 of the 2004 Stanley Cup finals against Calgary on June 7, 2004. Burke stopped a penalty shot by Niklas Hagman early in the first period and then turned aside 20 shots during...
DOVER, Del. – Jimmie Johnson soared, Roush Racing stumbled and Bart Simpson entertained at Dover on Sunday.
Johnson wins MBNA RacePoints 400, takes over standings lead (SportsTicker)
Johnson wins at Dover, leads the Chase (AP)
Jimmie Johnson has a championship to race for, and he's grateful that his rookie teammate understands to run hard -- but not get in the way.
Helton lays down the law (AP)
NASCAR president Mike Helton, dissatisfied with recent driver conduct, said offenders could be seriously punished for violations in Sunday's race at Dover International Speedway.
Bodine makes late pass, wins NASCAR Trucks Las Vegas 350 (SportsTicker)
Todd Bodine wins NASCAR Craftsman Truck race (AP)
Todd Bodine passed Ted Musgrave on the final lap in a green-white-checker finish Saturday night at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for his second NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series victory of the season.
Ryan Newman wins fourth straight Busch Series race (SportsTicker)
Angelelli and Taylor win again in Rolex series at Watkins Glen (AP)
Max Angelelli and Wayne Taylor beat Scott Pruett and Luis Diaz by 0.473 seconds Saturday after Angelelli hit a woodchuck with three laps to go in the Crown Royal 250 at Watkins Glen International. It was their second win in a month on the historic road course and fifth victory of the season, one off the Rolex Sports Car Series record for Daytona Prototypes.
Newman ties Busch record, sets Dover mark (AP)
Moonlighting Ryan Newman tied a NASCAR Busch Series record by winning in his fourth consecutive start this season, a dominant performance in a wreck-filled race Saturday at Dover International Speedway.