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Giants Finish World Series Sweep, Sandoval Named Series MVP

Posted: October 29, 2012 12:27 AM ; Updated: October 29, 2012 12:32 AM

DETROIT (AP) -- Smart pitching. Clutch hitting. Sharp fielding. Plus an MVP Panda.

All the right elements for a sweet World Series sweep for the San Francisco Giants .

Nearly knocked out in the playoffs time and time again, and finally pressed by the Detroit Tigers in Game 4, Pablo Sandoval and the Giants clinched their second title in three seasons Sunday night.

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Sandoval Hits Three Homers, Giants Beat Verlander in Game 1

Posted: October 25, 2012 10:30 AM ; Updated: October 25, 2012 10:34 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The Babe. Mr. October. El Hombre. And now Kung Fu Panda.

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Giants Complete Comeback Against Cardinals To Win NLCS

Posted: October 23, 2012 9:02 AM ; Updated: October 23, 2012 9:28 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- After all the Giants had overcome to get back to the World Series, a late shower wasn't about to dampen their celebration.

All right, it was a driving downpour.

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Manning Leads Broncos' Huge Comeback Win Over the Chargers

Posted: October 16, 2012 10:08 AM ; Updated: October 16, 2012 10:13 AM

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- It took a quarterback of Peyton Manning's caliber to pull off this kind of comeback.

After the Denver Broncos slogged through a nightmare of a first half, Manning showed that he's still one of the NFL's best.

Manning threw three touchdown passes in the second half and Tony Carter and Chris Harris scored off turnovers by Philip Rivers as the Broncos overcame a 24-0 halftime deficit to shock the San Diego Chargers 35-24 on Monday night.
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Alabama, Florida and Oregon Top First BCS Poll, Notre Dame 5th

Posted: October 15, 2012 10:57 AM ; Updated: October 15, 2012 11:24 AM

By The Associated Press

Alabama and Florida are at the top of the season's first BCS standings, making it yet another all-SEC top two, with Oregon and Kansas State close behind the Gators.

Complete BCS standings

The Crimson Tide in first was no surprise. Alabama is an overwhelming No. 1 in both polls used in the BCS formula. Florida in second was less anticipated. The Gators are No. 3 in the polls, but rated best by the computer rankings That gave them a slight edge over Oregon and Kansas State when the numbers were crunched. Florida's BCS average is .9092. Oregon's is .8993 and Kansas State's is .8963.More »

Cowboys Comeback Falls Short, Bailey Misses Game-Winning FG

Posted: October 15, 2012 10:49 AM ; Updated: October 15, 2012 11:27 AM

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Eight yards deep in the end zone when he caught the kickoff, Jacoby Jones had an instant to decide: take a knee or run.

He ran - all the way into the record book.

"You know when you get that itch? I wanted to scratch it," Jones said. "So I took it."

Jones tied an NFL record with a 108-yard kickoff return, and the Baltimore Ravens held off the Dallas Cowboys 31-29 Sunday for their 14th straight regular-season home win.

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The Cowboys amassed 481 yards against a crippled Baltimore defense and held the ball for more than 40 minutes. Dallas totaled 227 yards rushing, the most against the Ravens since the franchise arrived in Baltimore in 1996.

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Falcons Edge Out Raiders, Remain Lone Undefeated In NFL

Posted: October 15, 2012 10:36 AM ; Updated: October 15, 2012 10:37 AM

ATLANTA (AP) -- Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons have plenty of mistakes to work on during their bye week.

Of course, it's sure easier to fix the problems when you're still unbeaten.

Asante Samuel returned an interception 79 yards for a touchdown in the closing minutes and Matt Bryant connected on a 55-yard field goal with 1 second remaining, allowing the Falcons to escape with a sloppy 23-20 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

Overcoming three interceptions by Matt Ryan, the Falcons (6-0) extended the best start in franchise history.

It wasn't easy against the pesky Raiders (1-4), who bounced back from Samuel's pick to tie the game with less than a minute to go, but left a little too much time on the clock for Atlanta's final possession.More »

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