UNDATED (AP) - No team will go 16-and-0 in the NFL this season.
Mike Hart scored on a late 11-yard touchdown run, and Adam
Vinatieri (vihn-uh-TEHR'-ee) kicked four field goals to give
Indianapolis a 19-9 victory over Kansas City, the NFL's last
unbeaten team. It marks the first time since 1970 that no NFL team
reached 4-0. For the first time this season, Peyton Manning failed
to top 300 yards or throw for a touchdown. He was 26 of 44 for 244
yards with one interception. Kansas City was led by Jamaal Charles,
who carried 16 times for 87 yards. Matt Cassel was 16 of 29 for 156
In other games:
- Max Hall's debut as Arizona's quarterback was a winning one as
the Cardinals defense intercepted three passes by Drew Brees and
went on to a 30-20 victory over the New Orleans Saints. The
undrafted rookie from BYU completed 17 of 27 passes for 168 yards,
Jay Feely kicked three field goals and Kerry Rhodes returned a
fumble 27 yards for a score to lead the way.
- The Dallas Cowboys are 1-and-3, in last place in the NFC East,
and winless at home. Tennessee tripped up the Cowboys 34-27. Chris
Johnson scored on a pair of 1-yard TDs in the fourth quarter for
the 3-and-2 Titans, who won their 11th straight game against an NFC
- The Oakland Raiders have finally beaten San Diego 35-27,
posting their first victory over the Chargers since 2003, ending a
string of 13 straight losses. That was the second longest active
streak to Buffalo's 14-game losing streak to New England. Michael
Bush ran 3 yards for the go-ahead touchdown with 3:39 remaining and
Tyvon Branch returned a fumble 64 yards for a score as the Raiders
blocked two punts and two late TD drives by backup QB Jason
- Stefan Logan's 105-yard kickoff return broke a tie and sent
the Lions past the Rams 44-6. It was Detroit's first win of the
season and snapped a 10-game losing streak. It was the Lions'
most-lopsided win since beating the expansion Jacksonville Jaguars
44-0 in 1995.
- Ray Rice ran for 133 yards and two touchdowns, and Baltimore
frustrated Denver quarterback Kyle Orton in a 31-7 victory that
moved the Ravens into sole possession of first place in the AFC
North. It was Baltimore's third straight victory, the first this
season by double digits.
- Eli Manning threw three TD passes, two to Hakeem Nicks, and
the Giants held Houston to a franchise-low 24 yards rushing in a
34-10 rout. Manning finished 27 of 42 for 297 yards against the
Texans' porous secondary. New York held NFL rushing leader Arian
Foster to 25 yards on 11 carries.
- Graham Gano (guh-NOH') kicked a 33-yard field goal 6:54 into
overtime to lift Washington past the Packers, 16-13. LaRon Landry's
diving interception set up the winning score for the Redskins.
Washington overcame a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit, tying the
game on Gano's 44-yard field goal with 1:07 left. Aaron Rodgers
sustained a concussion in the loss.
- Matt Forte (forh-TAY') rushed for 166 yards and two scores,
Julius Peppers had an interception against his former team and
Chicago overcame four interceptions by backup Todd Collins in a
23-6 victory over winless Carolina. With Jay Cutler sidelined with
a concussion, Collins threw for just 32 yards before being benched
for Caleb Hanie. Carolina is 0-5.
- Defensive end Kroy Biermann made a spectacular interception
and returned it for a touchdown in the fourth quarter, leading the
Falcons past the Browns 20-10. The Falcons won their fourth
straight after an opening loss. Browns starting QB Seneca Wallace
left before the half with an ankle injury.
- Tight end Marcedes Lewis caught two touchdowns passes as
Jacksonville rallied from a 10-point deficit and beat winless
Buffalo 36-26. The Jaguars snapped a four-game road losing streak.
Buffalo is 0-5 for the fifth time in franchise history, the first
- Carson Palmer's third interception gave Tampa Bay one last
chance, and Connor Barth kicked a 31-yard field goal with 1 second
left to lift the Buccaneers to a 24-21 win over the Bengals. It was
a signature win for young Tampa Bay (3-1), knocking off the
defending AFC North champions.
- Tonight, Philadelphia is leading the San Francisco 49ers 17-10
entering the fourth quarter. Kevin Kolb (kahb) was 12 for 14 for
123 yards in the first half of his fourth career NFL start for the
Eagles as Kolb started in place of injured Michael Vick.
- The Monday night game has Minnesota at New York to face the
Giants take 2-1 edge...Rays-Rangers head to Game 5...Phillies
going for sweep
ATLANTA (AP) - San Francisco rallied for a 3-2 victory over the
Atlanta Braves on Brooks Conrad's third error of the game to claim
a 2-1 lead in that NL Division Series.
Trailing 2-1 on pinch-hitter Eric Hinske's two-run homer in the
eighth, the Giants tied it on Aubrey Huff's run-scoring single off
Mike Dunn. Then, Buster Posey's hard grounder toward second went
under Conrad's glove to bring home the winning run. Conrad called
his three-error game "completely embarrassing," adding: "I wish
I could just dig a hole, and sleep in it."
The Giants own a 2-1 series lead and can close out the
best-of-five series Monday night. The Giants send out rookie
Madison Bumgarner against the Braves' 16-game winner Derrek Lowe.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Rays and Rangers are headed to a
decisive Game 5. Evan Longoria snapped out of his postseason slump
with a homer and two doubles, Carlos Pena had a pair of extra-base
hits and Tampa Bay escaped elimination again with a 5-2 victory
over Texas. After losing the first two games of the AL division
series at home, the Rays won both games in Texas. Game 5 is Tuesday
night at Tropicana Field with Rangers ace left-hander Cliff Lee
facing 19-game winner David Price in a rematch of Game 1 starters.
The winner will face the Yankees, who have five days off before the
ALCS starts Friday.
CINCINNATI (AP) - The two-time defending National League
champion Philadelphia Phillies are going for a sweep in their
divisional playoff series. The Phils are leading the Reds 2-0 late
in Cincinnati tonight. The Phillies lead the best-of-five series
2-0 and have 2008 World Series MVP Cole Hamels, who has held the
Reds to just four hits over the first eight innings. Hamels has
eight strikeouts on the night
Ohio State is new No. 1 in AP Top 25
NEW YORK (AP) - Ohio State is atop The Associated Press college
football poll for the first time since 2007. The Buckeyes moved up
one spot in the Top 25 after preseason No. 1 Alabama lost for the
first time this season, falling 35-21 yesterday to South Carolina.
Oregon is No. 2, followed by Boise State, TCU and Nebraska. Alabama
slipped to No. 8. It's the first time Ohio State is ranked first
since the final regular season poll of 2007.
In other college football news:
-Oregon running back Kenjon Barner has been released from
Washington hospital after spending the night following a scary
collision against Washington State. A school spokesman said Barner
was discharged and heading back to Eugene with an Oregon team
Boston tops Coyotes; teams split 2 games in Prague
PRAGUE (AP) - Nathan Horton scored in the second period and
added an assist, helping the Boston Bruins to a 3-0 victory over
the Phoenix Coyotes as the teams split their season-opening,
two-game series in the Czech capital.
Milan Lucic and Tyler Seguin scored for Boston. Phoenix won the
teams' opener 5-2 yesterday.
In other NHL finals:
- Dustin Penner, Ryan Jones and Shawn Horcoff scored in a 5:47
span early in the second period to help the Edmonton Oilers beat
the Florida Panthers 3-2.
O'Meara earns first individual Champions Tour win
POTOMAC, Md. (AP) - Mark O'Meara knocked in a 4-foot par putt on
the first playoff hole to beat Michael Allen and win the Senior
Players Championship - his first individual victory on the
Champions Tour. Loren Roberts (68) finished third and Jeff Sluman
(66) took fourth. Charles Schwab Cup points leader Bernhard Langer
was ninth after a closing 67.
Slocum wins at Sea Island
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - Heath Slocum won the new McGladrey
Classic by knocking in a 60-foot birdie putt from behind the 16th
green just as his challengers were fading. Slocum closed with a
2-under 68 at Sea Island Golf Club, making a bogey on the final
hole for a one-shot victory over Bill Haas.
Westwood set to replace Woods as No. 1 on Oct. 31
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) - Lee Westwood is set to replace
Tiger Woods at the top of the world rankings on Oct. 31 after
saying he does not expect to play again until November because of
an ankle injury. The Englishman will climb to No. 1 if he does not
return before the end of the month and Woods follows through with
his intention not to play again until the HSBC Champions on Nov.
4-7. Westwood could have moved into the top spot with a win or
second-place finish at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. He
PGA champion Martin Kaymer wins Dunhill Links
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) - PGA champion Martin Kaymer shot a
final-round 6-under 66 to win the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
by three strokes. A 17-under total of 271 over the Old Course at
St. Andrews secured Kaymer's third straight victory at a
stroke-play event, following wins at the PGA Championship and KLM
Dutch Open. He is the first European player to achieve that feat
since 1989, when Nick Faldo won the European PGA, British Masters
and French Open titles. Tiger Woods had three straight victories in
the United States in 2006.
Katherine Hull wins Navistar LPGA Classic
PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Australia's Katherine Hull rallied to
win the Navistar LPGA Classic, pulling ahead with a birdie on the
par-5 17th and finishing with a par for a 5-under 67 and a
one-stroke victory over Brittany Lincicome (LIHN'-sih-kohm).
Japanese teen wins Asian Amateur, earns Masters berth
TOKYO (AP) - Hideki Matsuyama closed with a 4-under 67 to win
the Asian Amateur today and earn a spot in the Masters. The
18-year-old is the first Japanese amateur to earn a spot at Augusta
Stewart wins at California in 19th try; Johnson pads Chase lead
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) - Tony Stewart outdueled points leader
Jimmie Johnson on a late restart and pulled away for his first
career Sprint Cup win at Auto Club Speedway. Stewart vaulted five
spots in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship with his first
win in 19 tries at California, but Johnson pushed his points
cushion to 36 with six Chase races left.
In other news:
-Former NASCAR driver Shane Hmiel (meel) is in critical but
stable condition after being injured last night during qualifying
for the U.S. Auto Racing Club's Silver Crown race at Terre Haute
Action Track. Hmiel was banned for life from NASCAR in 2006 after
failing three drug tests. The USAC says the 30-year-old driver from
Pleasant Garden, N.C., was airlifted to Indianapolis' Methodist
Hospital, where he was in critical condition with head injuries.
Vettel repeats at Japanese Grand Prix
SUZUKA, Japan (AP) - Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel edged teammate
Mark Webber to win the Japanese Grand Prix and move closer to the
Formula One championship lead. Vettel started from the pole at the
3.61-mile Suzuka circuit and led for most of the race to defend his
Japanese GP title.
Serena Williams says she's done for year
LINZ, Austria (AP) - Serena Williams says on her website she is
"likely out for the year" because her injured right foot hasn't
healed properly. In a posting, Williams says she "re-strained"
her foot by overtraining.
Williams pulled out of the Generali Ladies Linz tournament that
begins Monday, saying she felt pain while training in Florida on
Saturday. A scan showed her injury hadn't healed properly.
Williams has been sidelined since July.
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