The Greek's Trifecta: Week 44
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Thursday, September 5 2013, 08:08 PM EDT
Last Update on November 24, 2014 11:36 GMT
NFL-WEEK 12 SCHEDULE
UNDATED (AP) -- It was just another garden-variety, fourth-quarter Mile High miracle for Peyton Manning. Manning directed the Denver Broncos to 22 points in the fourth quarter in orchestrating a 39-36 come-from-behind victory over upset-minded Miami.
Manning completed 28 of 35 passes for 257 yards and four touchdowns, including three to Demaryius Thomas. C.J. Anderson ran for 167 yards and the go-ahead score for the AFC West-leading Broncos.
Manning became the third player in NFL history with touchdown passes in 50 consecutive games. He joined Drew Brees (54) and Tom Brady (52).
In other Week 12 results:
---- The Dallas Cowboys remained the only undefeated NFL team on the road by rallying for a 31-28 victory over the New York Giants at the Meadowlands. Tony Romo hit Dez Bryant with a 13-yard TD pass with 61 seconds left for the winning score at the Meadowlands. The Cowboys are 8-3 overall and 5-0 away from home. Romo tossed four TDs while completing 18 of 26 for 275 yards. The Giants lost their sixth in a row and were officially eliminated from the playoff picture.
-- Josh Huff returned the opening kickoff 107 yards, LeSean McCoy ran for 130 yards and the Philadelphia Eagles blew away the Tennessee Titans 43-24. Mark Sanchez threw for 307 yards and one TD. The 8-3 Eagles now can focus on their first place showdown in Dallas on Thanksgiving Day against the 8-3 Cowboys.
-- Tom Brady threw for 349 yards and two touchdowns in a pass-heavy offense against the NFL's stingiest rushing defense and the New England Patriots stretched their winning streak to seven games with a 34-9 rout of Detroit. The AFC East-leading Pats are 9-2 while the Lions fell to 7-4, being held without a touchdown for the second straight week.
-- Seattle handed Arizona just its second loss of the season 19-3. Seahawks QB Russell Wilson was sacked seven times but found backup tight end Cooper Helfet on a 20-yard catch-and-run touchdown late in the third quarter. The 7-4 Seahawks moved within two games of NFC West-leading Arizona.
-- Brian Hoyer shook off three interceptions and led the Cleveland Browns down the field in the final minute to set up Billy Cundiff's 37-yard field goal as time expired for a 26-24 victory over the Atlanta Falcons. The Browns are 7-4 while Atlanta dropped to 4-7.
-- Eddie Lacy rushed for 125 yards on 25 carries, both season highs to help Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers beat the Minnesota Vikings 24-21. The 8-3 Pack took over sole possession of first in the NFC North. The Vikes are 4-7.
-- Andy Dalton threw for 233 yards and a touchdown and A.J. Green had 121 yards receiving on a career-high 12 receptions to give the Cincinnati Bengals a 22-13 win over the Houston Texans. The Bengals are 7-3-1 and in the thick of the AFC North race.
-- T.Y. Hilton celebrated the birth of his first child with a 73-yard TD catch, spurring a second-half turnaround that allowed Indianapolis to pull away from Jacksonville, 23-3. Andrew Luck was 21 of 32 for 253 yards with one score, but his streak of consecutive 300-yard games ended at eight -- one short of Drew Brees' NFL record. The 7-4 Colts have won 11 straight against AFC South foes.
-- Matt Forte (FOR'-tay) rushed for two touchdowns in the third quarter, and the Chicago Bears beat their ex-coach Lovie Smith and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21-13 in his return to Soldier Field. The Bears improved to 5-6. Tampa Bay is 2-9.
-- Marcus Gilchrist intercepted Shaun Hill at the goal line with 56 seconds left to preserve the San Diego Chargers' 27-24 victory against the St. Louis Rams. The Chargers improved to 7-4 and tightened up the AFC West race.
-- San Francisco rallied past Washington 17-13. Carlos Hyde ran for a go-ahead 4-yard touchdown with 2:59 left. The 7-4 Niners have a quick turnaround before facing the rival and defending Super Bowl champion 7-4 Seahawks at home Thursday night.
UNDATED (AP) -- The new Associated Press Top-25 football poll has been released with no change at the top from last week's poll. Florida State remains No. 1 with Alabama No. 2, Oregon third and Mississippi State fourth. Baylor and TCU flipped positions with Baylor now ranked fifth and TCU sixth. The rest of the top-10 teams features Ohio State, Georgia, UCLA and Michigan State.
As far as first-place votes are concerned FSU got 37 with Alabama 21 and Oregon 2.
UNDATED (AP) -- On NHL ice, the St. Louis Blues ended their four-game road trip with a 4-2 win at Winnipeg. Ryan Reaves scored the game-winner in his hometown at 2:25 of the third period.
Jaden Schwartz and David Backes (BAK'-ehs) each scored on the power play for St. Louis. Paul Stastny added an empty-netter. Alexander Steen, who's also from Winnipeg, and Alex Pietrangelo (puh-TRAHN'-jeh-loh) each had a pair of assists.
In other hockey:
-- Jannik (YAH'-nihk) Hansen notched his first career hat trick in the Vancouver Canucks' 4-1 win over Chicago. It's the Canucks' first hat trick since Daniel Sedin (she-DEEN') turned the trick nearly three years ago.
-- The New York Rangers blanked NHL-leading Montreal 5-0. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 21 shots for his fourth shutout. Martin St. Louis (mar-TAN' san loo-EE') had a goal and assist.
-- Kyle Palmieri and Patrick Maroon each scored a goal, and Ryan Kesler had two assists in the Anaheim Ducks' 2-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes.
UNDATED (AP)-- LaMarcus Aldridge had 20 points and 14 rebounds, reserve Chris Kaman scored 16 points and the Portland Trail Blazers ran their winning streak to seven games with a 94-88 victory over the Boston Celtics.
Damian Lillard added 12 points and five assists for Portland, which began a brief East swing. Nicolas Batum (bah-TOOM') also had 12 points.
In other NBA:
-- The Denver Nuggets needed overtime to beat the L.A. Lakers 101-94. Danilo (dah-NIH'-loh) Gallinari hit a big three-pointer with 1:28 left in OT and finished with 10 points. The Nuggets have won four straight and five of six. Kobe Bryant had 27 in a losing cause for the Lakers, who dropped to 3-11.
-- Marc Gasol (guh-SAWL') hit for 30 in the Memphis Grizzlies' 107-91 victory over the L.A. Clippers. The Grizzlies lead the West with a 12-2 record, including 8-0 at home.
-- Marreese Speights (muh-REES' spaytz) scored 28 points to help the Golden State Warriors beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 91-86. Klay Thompson scored 20 for the 10-2 Warriors.
-- Luol Deng (LOO'-ul dehng) scored 26 points, Chris Bosh and Mario Chalmers each added 20 and the Miami Heat held off the Charlotte Hornets 94-93 to snap a three-game home slide. Charlotte has lost five straight.
T25 MEN'S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULE
UNDATED (AP) -- -- Devin Booker scored a career-best 18 points, Aaron Harrison added 14 and No. 1 Kentucky held Montana State scoreless for several stretches in an 86-28 victory over the overmatched Bobcats. Kentucky is 5-0 while Montana State is 0-4.
Kentucky finished just 29 of 67 from the field (43 percent), but still rolled. That cold shooting was offset by a defensive effort that forced the Montana State into 21 turnovers and held the visitors to 20 percent shooting.
In other Top-25 basketball action:
-- The 11th-ranked Wichita State Shockers ran all over Newman 105-57. Ron Baker scored 16 of his 18 points in the first half leading the Shockers to the win over a Division II opponent.
-- Juwan Staten had 23 points and West Virginia held off several second-half runs to beat No. 17 Connecticut 78-68 in the championship game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.
---- 18th-ranked Oklahoma got 20 points from Isaiah Cousins in a 90-68 win over Northwestern State. The Sooners came out flat before seizing control of the game during the final 10 minutes of the first half, extending a one-point lead to a 50-30 advantage by halftime.
-- D'Angelo Russell scored 32 points and Shannon Scott set a school record with 16 assists to lead 20th-ranked Ohio State to a 106-48 win against overmatched Sacred Heart.
MLB-HOT STOVE LEAGUE
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Athletics have filled their second key position in five days, acquiring first baseman Ike Davis and an international bonus slot from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for a higher slot in the international bonus selection. Oakland, which lost in the AL wild-card game to Kansas City, signed designated hitter Billy Butler to a $30 million, three-year contract Wednesday.
TENNIS-DAVIS CUP FINAL
LILLE, France (AP) -- Roger Federer defeated Richard Gasquet (ree-SHARD' gas-KAY') 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in the first reverse singles match to give Switzerland the Davis Cup final against France. The win put the Swiss on top 3-1 in the best of five competition.
The 17-time Grand Slam champion gave Switzerland its first title in the team competition and added the only big trophy in tennis missing from his collection.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A dream season for British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton has ended with a victory in the final race of the season and the World Championship. Despite not sleeping the night before the Abu Dhabi (AH'-boo DAH'-bee) Grand Prix, Hamilton finished first in a race he only needed to finish first or second in to clinch the title, his second. Hamilton also won the F1 title in 2008. Mercedes teammate Nico (NEE'-koh) Rosberg started the day on the pole and just 17 points back of Hamilton but he never recovered from a poor start.
Overall, Hamilton finished the season with 384 points, with Rosberg notching 317 and Daniel Ricciardo (rih-KAR'-doh) 238 to finish third.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) -- New Zealand teenager Lydia Ko ended a big year on the LPGA Tour with the largest payoff in women's golf. The 17-year-old won the final event of the year and in the process won the $1 million bonus from the "Race to CME Globe." She finished regulation in a three-way tie and eventually defeated Carlota Ciganda of Spain on the fourth extra hole in Naples, Florida.
Ko played the 18th hole five times on Sunday and made par each time. The last par was worth $1.5 million, including the bonus and the $500 payoff for the tournament win.
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