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Manning breaks Favre's TD mark in 42-17 (Yahoo Sports)
10/20/2014 1:10:12 AM

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) celebrates his 509th career touchdown pass with teammates during the first half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

DENVER (AP) -- Peyton Manning's receivers played keep-away with his milestone memento and the NFL's new leader in career touchdown passes toyed with the San Francisco 49ers in the Denver Broncos' 42-17 victory Sunday night.


Romo, Murray carry Cowboys past Giants 31-21 (Yahoo Sports)
10/19/2014 9:33:12 PM

Dallas Cowboys' Dez Bryant (88) and DeMarco Murray (29) celebrate Murray's touchdown run against the New York Giants during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- If Tony Romo really is becoming the second option in the Dallas offense, he's perfectly happy handing the leading role to DeMarco Murray.


Rams hold off Seahawks 28-26 (Yahoo Sports)
10/19/2014 6:32:34 PM

St. Louis Rams' Stedman Bailey, left, is congratulated by teammates after running a punt back 90 yards for a touchdown during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Walking off the field, his back to the huddle, Austin Davis had no idea the St. Louis Rams would gamble in this spot. Not backed up at their 18.


SEC is 1st conference to put 4 in top 5 of AP poll (Yahoo Sports)
10/19/2014 2:16:39 PM

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2014, file photo, Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott (15) leads teammates as they greet fans following their NCAA college football game against Southern Mississippi at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, Miss. Prescott says he is taking steps to avoid being the next college football star to have issues with autographs.

The Southeastern Conference has reached a new milestone in The Associated Press college football poll, becoming the first league to place four teams in the top five - all from the western division.


Keselowski keeps title hopes alive at Talladega (Yahoo Sports)
10/19/2014 8:36:07 PM

Brad Keselowski celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) -- Brad Keselowski refused to be knocked down - not by Matt Kenseth, who jumped him from behind after a disastrous race at Charlotte, and not by garage-wide condemnation over his post-race meltdown.


Santos' 48-yard field goal lifts Chiefs over Bolts (Yahoo Sports)
10/19/2014 9:10:00 PM

Kansas City Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos (5) celebrates with teammates after kicking a field goal against the San Diego Chargers during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Alex Smith knows Qualcomm Stadium well, from teaming with Reggie Bush to lead Helix High to consecutive San Diego Section championships to throwing five touchdown passes against San Diego State for Utah in its BCS-busting season of 2004.


Lions rally late for 24-23 win over Saints (Yahoo Sports)
10/19/2014 4:47:04 PM

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in Detroit, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

DETROIT (AP) -- Matthew Stafford and Detroit stunned New Orleans with a late rally - one that wouldn't have been possible without another big stand by the Lions' defense.


Bills beat Vikings 17-16 on Watkins' 2-yard catch (Yahoo Sports)
10/20/2014 12:55:29 AM

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins (14) catches a pass for a touchdown in front of Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes (29) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Bills won the game 17-16. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Quarterback Kyle Orton keeps delivering in the clutch since taking over the starting job in Buffalo. And receiver Sammy Watkins is certainly showing signs of playing up to his dynamic first-round draft-pick promise for the Bills.


Notre Dame's Kelly regrets not putting champs away (Yahoo Sports)
10/19/2014 6:54:45 PM

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly objects to a call in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Florida State in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

The next day, Brian Kelly's biggest regret was Notre Dame let a game with Florida State come down to a point where a penalty he still insisted should not have been called could have so much to do with the outcome.


Serena Williams hits back at Russian official (Yahoo Sports)
10/19/2014 3:29:40 AM

FILE - In this April 16, 2013 file photo, Russia's team captain Shamil Tarpischev speaks during a news conference prior to the Fed Cup match between Russia and Slovakia in Moscow, Russia. Russian Tennis Federation President Tarpischev has been fined $25,000 by the WTA Tour and suspended from tour involvement for a year for questioning Venus and Serena Williams' gender in comments on Russian television. The WTA Tour said Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, that the $25,000 fine is the maximum allowed under tour rules and that it is seeking Tarpischev's removal as chairman of the Kremlin Cup tournament for one year. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel, File)

SINGAPORE (AP) -- Serena Williams says comments by the head of the Russian Tennis Federation referring to her and older sister Venus as ''brothers'' were bullying, sexist and racist, and that she supported the one-year suspension imposed by the WTA against the official.