Kicking Off

Pats crush Cowboys

Tom Brady (pictured) threw for 388 yards and a career-high five touchdown passes to lead the New England Patriots to a 48-27 win over the Dallas Cowboys. Brady's five TDs tied a franchise record and gave him an NFL mark with at least three in each of the first six games of the season. Page C-5

Vikes outlast Bears

Rookie Adrian Peterson (pictured) rushed for a franchise-record 224 yards and three touchdowns, and Ryan Longwell kicked a career-long 55-yard field goal on the game's final play to give the Minnesota Vikings a 34-31 victory over the Chicago Bears. Page C-5

Ochoa reigns again

Lorena Ochoa clinched her second straight LPGA Tour player of the year award with a runaway victory Sunday in the Samsung World Championship. Successfully defending her title in the elite event, Ochoa shot a 6-under 66 for a four-stroke victory. The title was her seventh of the year and 16th overall. Page C-8

Yankees to discuss Torre on Tuesday

Yankees officials will convene at their complex in Tampa, Fla., starting Tuesday morning to debate the future of Joe Torre. Torre has led New York to the playoffs in all 12 of his seasons, but owner George Steinbrenner has said that he didn't think he'd bring back the manager if the Yankees failed to advance to the AL Championship Series. Cleveland then eliminated New York in four games, the Yankees' third straight first-round exit. Steinbrenner will hear advice from sons Hal and Hank; son-in-law Felix Lopez; team president Randy Levine; chief operating officer Lonn Trost; and general manager Brian Cashman. Levine said the final decision remains with the 77-year-old owner. Hank and Hal have had a larger voice in the team's operations in the last year.