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Giants head into bye on two-game skid

East Rutherford, N.J. - Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has a message for anyone ready to give up on the New York Giants as they head into a bye week off disappointing losses to the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys. It's...

World Series begins tonight in Kansas City

Going into Game 1 on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium, both the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants will deal with a familiar issue this deep in the postseason: Does an extended layoff translate into rest or rust?\n

Giants are playing better, but still face a 1-2 mark in NFC East after loss to Dallas

Quarterback Eli Manning and the New York Giants go into their bye week feeling as though they played a better game. They still have consecutive losses to the two teams ahead of them in the NFC East after a 31-21 defeat at the division-leading Dallas...

Golf roundup

Ben Martin made a 45-foot eagle putt on the 16th hole that sent him to his first PGA Tour victory Sunday in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Lincecum waits his turn for the Giants

Former star pitcher Tim Lincecum, so far an unused reliever this postseason, is doing everything he can to stay involved in the San Francisco Giants’ latest World Series run after he was such an important part of the previous two.

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In Wally's world, it's about more than his 301 wins at East Lyme

Time’s passage often begets lore and legend, taller tales romanticized for effect. Wally...

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Patriots get to rest now

Julian Edelman may spend Sunday afternoon nibbling appetizers and watching NFL games. Chris Jones plans to see some college football on Saturday. After a busy 12 days in which they won three games, the New England Patriots deserve a break. So let...

Jets get Harvin from the Seahawks

The New York Jets have acquired wide receiver Percy Harvin from the Seattle Seahawks.

Patriots hold on

Chris Jones blocked Nick Folk's 58-yard attempt on the final play and the New England Patriots had just enough offense with Tom Brady's three touchdown passes to edge the surprisingly competitive New York Jets, 27-25.

NFL notes

Peyton Manning would hang around the New Orleans Saints' practice facility as a teenager when father Archie was still connected to the organization, hoping to find a few veterans to toss around the football. Vic Fangio, then a coach with the Saints,...

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Denkinger could have used instant replay back in 1985

All these years later, umpire Don Denkinger’s miss at first base remains the signature moment from the last time the World Series was in Kansas City, back in 1985.

Trade for Shields spurred Royals to turnaround things around

The moment Alex Gordon knew the Kansas City Royals were serious about winning can be traced to a cold December day when his wife heard they had traded for James Shields.

Giants have this every-other-year thing down

Old standbys like Buster Posey, Hunter Pence and Pablo Sandoval mix with rookie faces, giving the Giants a seemingly unique ability to win every other October. Quirky circumstances or injured stars don’t seem to matter, whether it’s the...

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In today’s NBA, 3’s are most definitely wild

The offensive concept of pace-and-space was nearly an unbeatable combination for the Miami Heat, the plan of surrounding LeBron James with multiple shooters good enough to net two straight NBA titles.\nPlenty of teams are having success with the...

Thunder star Durant will miss up to eight weeks with foot injury

Kevin Durant, the NBA’s leading scorer of this decade and the reigning MVP, will likely miss the first six to eight weeks of the season after fracturing a bone in his right foot.

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NHL roundup

Martin St. Louis and Rick Nash scored 4 seconds apart late in the second period, tying a New York Rangers record, and Henrik Lundqvist made 33 saves Sunday in a 4-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks.

NHL roundup

Niklas Svedberg made 32 saves in his first NHL shutout, and Boston beat Buffalo on Saturday night.

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Keselowski shakes off a bad week to win at Talladega

Brad Keselowski kept his head up and arrived at Talladega Superspeedway determined to shake off a bad week that earned him a $50,000 fine from NASCAR and moved him to the edge of elimination in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Keselowski...

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.

NFL roundup

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.

Drivers upset by qualifying system

NASCAR’s new qualifying format put Brian Vickers on the pole at Talladega Superspeedway but left many drivers angry and confused, and three full-time teams failed to make Sunday’s race. Kevin Harvick called the format “the dumbest thing I’ve ever...

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Baseball

8 p.m., Ch. 61 - World Series: San Francisco Giants at Kansas City Royals in Game 1.

Basketball

8 p.m., TNT - NBA preseason: Houston Rockets at Miami Heat.

10:30 p.m., TNT - NBA preseason: Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State Warriors.

Football

8 p.m., ESPN2 - NCAA: Arkansas State at Louisiana-Lafayette.

Hockey

7 p.m., NESN - NHL: San Jose Sharks at Boston Bruins.

7:05 p.m., WFAN (660-AM) - NHL: New York Rangers at New Jersey Devils.

8:30 p.m., NBCSN - NHL: Philadelphia Flyers at Chicago Blackhawks

Soccer

Noon, FS1 - UEFA Champions League: Manchester City at CSKA Moskva.

2:30 p.m., FS1 - UEFA Champions League: Ajax at Barcelona.

7:30 p.m., FS1 - Women: Mexico vs. Jamaica in World Cup qualifier from Washington, D.C.

Tennis

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

11:30 a.m., Tennis Channel - ATP: Swiss Indoors from Basel, Switzerland.

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