NFL notes

Jeremy Kerley always figured heíd stay right where he is. The New York Jets made sure the reliable wide receiver didnít go anywhere, signing Kerley to a four-year contract extension on Tuesday.

Frantic flurry helps Steelers salvage season

The bounces and big plays piled up so quickly, even the Pittsburgh Steelers were stunned.

Patriots have won three straight despite problems

A three-day break gave the New England Patriots time to savor three straight wins. Now they can focus on fixing the problems the winning streak couldnít hide.

COLUMNS

Speedbowl must try a new route this time

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Giants head into bye on two-game skid

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Manning breaks Favre's touchdown mark in 42-17 rout of San Francisco

Peyton Manning's receivers played keep-away with his milestone memento and the NFL's new leader in career touchdown passes toyed with San Francisco in the Denver's 42-17 victory Sunday night.

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Punter Johnny Hekker's pass from the St. Louis 18 caught Seattle by surprise for the last of three big plays by Rams special teams in a 28-26 victory over the defending Super Bowl champions on Sunday.

UCONN

Vann tackling a leadership role for UConn football

In his first full season as a starter, linebacker Marquise Vannís role on the UConn football team is expanding, as he ranks fifth in the American Athletic Conference in tackles and first on the team with 56 for an average of 9.3 per game.

Huskies bring out past, present, future stars

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As SEC dominates rankings, calls of #SECBias rise

Duck fans in Oregon and Buckeye backers in Ohio are united. Seminoles in the Florida panhandle and Sooners in the Oklahoma panhandle are rallying around a common cause.

Local colleges: UConn upsets No. 15 Quinnipiac in men's hockey

Goalie Rob Nichols made 36 saves as the UConn men’s hockey team upset 15th-ranked Quinnipiac 4-1 on Tuesday night at Webster Bank Arena.

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Wednesday's schedule

SOCCERCollege menNewbury at Mitchell, 3:30 p.m.

PROFESSIONAL

Giants stop Royals 7-1 in Series opener

Madison Bumgarner pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence homered early and the San Francisco Giants showed off their October poise, shutting down the Kansas City Royals 7-1 Tuesday night in the World Series opener.

Wozniacki beats Sharapova at WTA Finals

Caroline Wozniacki credited her training for next monthís New York Marathon as a key factor in her victory over Maria Sharapova in a grueling three-set match in the WTA Finals on Tuesday.

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Baseball

8 p.m., Ch. 61 - World Series: San Francisco Giants at Kansas City Royals in Game 2.

Basketball

7:30 p.m., CSN - NBA preseason: Brooklyn Nets at Boston Celtics.

8 p.m., ESPN - NBA preseason: Cleveland Cavaliers at Memphis Grizzlies.

10:30 p.m., ESPN - NBA preseason: Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Clippers.

Golf

11:30 p.m., ESPN2 - Men: Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship from Melbourne, Australia.

11:30 p.m., Golf Channel - LPGA: Blue Bay from Hainan Island, China.

Hockey

8 p.m., NBCSN - NHL: Philadelphia Flyers at Pittsburgh Penguins.

Soccer

2:30 p.m., FS1 - UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid at Liverpool.

Tennis

7:30 a.m., Tennis Channel - WTA Championship from Singapore.

11 a.m., Tennis Channel - ATP: Swiss Indoors from Basel, Switzerland.

1:30 a.m. (Thursday), Tennis Channel - WTA Championship from Singapore.