Cowboys stop Giants
Tony Romo hit Terrell Owens on two of his four touchdown passes and the Dallas Cowboys opened a three-game lead in the NFC East with a 31-20 victory that ended the New York Giants' six-game winning streak. Romo and Owens combined on scoring passes of 25 and 50 yards to help Dallas (8-1) match its best start since 1995, the last time the Cowboys won the Super Bowl.
Chargers nip Colts
Adam Vinatieri missed a 29-yard field goal attempt with 1:31 left, and the San Diego Chargers, who picked off six Peyton Manning passes, held on for a wild 23-21 win over the defending Super Bowl champion Colts. San Diego return man Darren Sproles brought back the opening kickoff 89 yards for his first NFL touchdown, then ran back a punt 45 yards for his second score later in the first quarter.
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LSU new BCS No. 1
Another crazy weekend of college football yielded a new pair of kings atop the BCS standings. LSU and Oregon are Nos. 1 and 2 in the standings released Sunday.
Stanford beats No. 3
Candice Wiggins hit two free throws with a tenth of a second left to lift No. 7 Stanford to a 60-58 victory over No. 3 Rutgers on Sunday night. Wiggins finished with 19 points for the Cardinal (2-0). Kayla Pederson added 15 points and 16 rebounds.
Lefty wins hard way
Phil Mickelson overcame six penalty strokes in the final round Sunday, blew a three-shot lead with seven to play and still won the HSBC Champions tournament on the second hole of a three-way playoff with Englishmen Ross Fisher and Lee Westwood. The victory in Asia's richest tournament earned Mickelson $833,000.