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Vick, McCoy lead Eagles to 34-7 win over Cowboys 3

Posted: October 31, 2011 9:24 AM ; Updated: October 31, 2011 9:24 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- LeSean McCoy spotted Howard Mudd standing on crutches on the sideline and slowed up to give the 69-year-old assistant coach a pregame chest bump.

No one else could stop McCoy.

Michael Vick threw two touchdown passes, McCoy had a career-best 185 yards rushing and two scores and the Philadelphia Eagles routed the Dallas Cowboys 34-7 Sunday night.

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Steelers solve Brady, Patriots 25-17 5

Posted: October 31, 2011 9:22 AM ; Updated: October 31, 2011 9:22 AM

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers no longer have a Tom Brady problem. And that may be a problem for the rest of the NFL.

Old, slow and over? Not quite yet.

Ben Roethlisberger picked apart the NFL's worst defense and the Steelers rattled the nearly unflappable Brady in a 25-17 victory on Sunday, putting an end to the two-time MVP's decade of dominance over the defending AFC champions.

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Rams shock Saints 31-21 3

Posted: October 31, 2011 9:20 AM ; Updated: October 31, 2011 9:21 AM

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- At the start of the day, the St. Louis Rams were a distant second as a downtown attraction. Strictly a warmup act before the Cardinals' World Series parade.

Fans who stayed away to establish early position on the parade route missed the Rams' stunning 31-21 upset of the New Orleans Saints - and a pregame appearance by the crosstown champions.

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Cards win World Series, beat Texas 6-2 in Game 7 7

Posted: October 29, 2011 1:28 PM ; Updated: October 29, 2011 1:28 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Allen Craig drifted back, reached up and made the catch, setting off a stampede from the dugout.

The St. Louis Cardinals, the team that wasn't even supposed to be here, had won a most remarkable World Series.

A day after twice being down to their last strike, the Cardinals became champions by beating the Texas Rangers 6-2 in Game 7 on Friday night, boosted by another key hit from hometown MVP David Freese and six gutty innings by Chris Carpenter .More »

Cardinals stun Texas, force World Series to Game 7 7

Posted: October 28, 2011 9:55 AM ; Updated: October 28, 2011 10:00 AM

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Hours after David Freese 's home run plunked down on the grass patch beyond the center field wall, long after the ballpark emptied, a message still burned bright on the scoreboard: "See you TOMORROW NIGHT for Game 7 of the World Series!"

Whatever happens, whether the St. Louis Cardinals or Texas Rangers win, they'll have a hard time topping Thursday night.

"You had to be here to believe it," St. Louis manager Tony La Russa said.

In one of the greatest thrillers in baseball history, the Cardinals twice rallied when they were down to their last strike of the season. First, Freese saved them with a two-run triple in the ninth, then Lance Berkman delivered a tying single in the 10th.

And when Freese led off the bottom of the 11th with his shot to beat Texas 10-9 and stomped on the plate, this Game 6 had already been stamped forever.

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Napoli, Rangers move 1 win from World Series crown 11

Posted: October 25, 2011 9:56 AM ; Updated: October 25, 2011 9:56 AM

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Mike Napoli was dialed in, no matter who he was going to face.

A charmed season for Napoli and the Texas Rangers got even better Monday night, thanks to a most unlikely twist - a bullpen telephone mix-up.

After a dropped ball and a dropped call, of sorts, loaded the bases in the eighth inning, Napoli delivered a tiebreaking two-run double that beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 and gave Texas a 3-2 edge in the World Series.

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Holland tops Pujols, Cards; Texas ties Series at 2

Posted: October 24, 2011 2:10 PM ; Updated: October 24, 2011 2:36 PM

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Inning by inning, this World Series is getting more intriguing.

Derek Holland provided the latest twist, boosted by a pregame pep talk from his manager. The Texas lefty shut down the St. Louis Cardinals on two hits into the ninth inning, and the Rangers won 4-0 Sunday to even things at 2-all.

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