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Broncos' Fox won't commit to QB until Tuesday 4

Posted: October 11, 2011 8:52 AM ; Updated: October 11, 2011 8:52 AM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- The football world will have to wait another day to find out if Tim Tebow was only keeping Kyle Orton's seat warm or whether he's pushed the veteran to the end of the bench.

Denver Broncos coach John Fox said he'll wait until Tuesday to announce his starting quarterback.

He gave his players the day off Monday and didn't want to let everyone else know before Tebow, Orton and their teammates find out.

Besides, he insisted, even he didn't know the answer yet.

"No. I think, obviously, there is a lot of communication. We have to communicate as a staff, as a building, and go from there," Fox said.

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Tigers beat Yankees 3-2, head to ALCS vs Texas 11

Posted: October 07, 2011 9:05 AM ; Updated: October 07, 2011 9:07 AM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Jose Valverde powered the final pitch past Alex Rodriguez , crouched and then exhaled.

As did the Detroit Tigers , and their fans everywhere.

Don Kelly and Delmon Young hit back-to-back homers in the first inning, then Doug Fister and three relievers spent a tense night trying to protect the lead. They held off the high-powered Yankees - barely - and beat New York 3-2 Thursday in the deciding Game 5 of their AL playoff series.

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Beltre hits 3 home runs as Rangers eliminate Rays 13

Posted: October 05, 2011 9:26 AM ; Updated: October 05, 2011 9:26 AM

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Adrian Beltre stood off to the side of the interview room, drying his face with a giant towel. The Texas Rangers were celebrating another playoff series win, and their hot-hitting, championship-seeking third baseman relished being in the middle of the party.

The two-time All-Star had moments like Tuesday in mind when he joined the defending AL champions in the offseason, although it's difficult to imagine anyone foreseeing him putting on a power show that few in major league history have matched to help the Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 in the clincher of their division series.

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Buccaneers rally to drop struggling Colts to 0-4 9

Posted: October 04, 2011 8:57 AM ; Updated: October 04, 2011 8:57 AM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Call it ugly. Call it sloppy. Call it anything you want.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers don't care. Close games, rallies, penalty-filled performances, as long as they end with celebrations, the Bucs will take them all.

Josh Freeman threw for 287 yards and a touchdown, LeGarrette Blount ran for 127 yards and a score, and the Buccaneers rallied to beat the winless Indianapolis Colts 24-17 on Monday night.

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Lions mount huge rally, top Cowboys to jump to 4-0 18

Posted: October 03, 2011 11:27 AM ; Updated: October 03, 2011 11:37 AM

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The only thing more improbable than the Detroit Lions being 4-0 might be the way they have pulled out their last two wins.

This historically bumbling franchise submitted further proof Sunday of how far they have come by wiping out a 24-point, third-quarter deficit and pulling out a 34-30 victory over the Dallas Cowboys .

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Texans rough up Big Ben to beat Steelers 17-10

Posted: October 03, 2011 11:25 AM ; Updated: October 03, 2011 11:25 AM

HOUSTON (AP) -- Andre Johnson could only watch with the game on the line in the fourth quarter. With their All-Pro receiver out because of an injured hamstring, the Houston Texans were OK though, thanks to a defense that has finally found a pass rush after years of struggling.

Arian Foster rushed for 155 yards, including the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter, and the defense harassed Ben Roethlisberger on Sunday in a 17-10 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers .

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Vick's big day not enough as 49ers beat Eagles 3

Posted: October 03, 2011 11:21 AM ; Updated: October 03, 2011 11:37 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Far from home, the San Francisco 49ers made themselves very comfortable. The 49ers return to the Bay Area with a two-game road winning streak, including a stunning rally for a 24-23 victory at Philadelphia on Sunday. San Francisco sits atop the NFC West in great part because of its performances in the East.

Rookie coach Jim Harbaugh opted to keep the 49ers in Ohio after their win at Cincinnati last weekend. That looks like a very smart move after San Francisco (3-1) survived Michael Vick 's 491 yards in total offense and came back from a 23-3 third-quarter deficit.

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