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San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Steve Johnson (13) tries to avoid Arizona Cardinals cornerback Jerraud Powers (25) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Stanton leads Cardinals past San Francisco 23-14

Drew Stanton threw a pair of third-quarter touchdown passes to rookie John Brown and Arizona rallied to beat San Francisco 23-14 on Sunday, snapping a four-game losing streak to the 49ers. View photos from the game here Tommy Kelly blocked a field goal for the Cardinals (3-0), who outscored San ...

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong throws against the San Diego Padres during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Don Boomer)

Giants swept by Padres; fall 4 ½ behind Dodgers

The San Francisco Giants are reeling, having lost six of eight games, a streak in which they've scored only 14 runs. And yet they're still inching toward a playoff berth, thanks to the fact there are two wild-card spots. The Giants managed just six hits off Ian Kennedy and three ...

Philadelphia Phillies' Freddy Galvis (13) slides into third past Oakland Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson for a triple in the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Donaldson powers A's past Phillies

Josh Donaldson hit a towering, two-run, home run into the left field bleachers with one out in the 10th inning to lift the Oakland Athletics to an 8-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. Nate Frieman singled with one out against Miguel Gonzalez (0-1) to set up Donaldson's game-winner. Sean ...

Patriots' sluggish offense beats Raiders 16-9

The New England Patriots needed a last-minute defensive play to bail out a sluggish offense and hold on for a 16-9 victory over the winless Oakland Raiders on Sunday. Tom Brady threw a touchdown pass, Stephen Gostkowski kicked three field goals and 325-pound tackle Vince Wilfork intercepted a pass near his ...

California running back Daniel Lasco (2) carries the ball against Arizona during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Hail Mary sends Wildcats to 49-45 win over Cal

Anu Solomon hit Austin Hill on a 47-yard Hail Mary on the game's final play and Arizona scored 36 points in the fourth quarter to pull off an improbable 49-45 win over California Saturday night. Cal (2-1, 0-1 Pac-12) threatened to turn Arizona's whiteout into a blowout, deflating the Wildcats ...

Oakland Athletics' Drew Pomeranz delivers against the Philadelphia Phillies in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Williams beats A's for third time with third team

For months, the Oakland Athletics were among baseball's best offensive teams. Their baffling, extended hitting slump could cost them a playoff berth if the bats don't turn around in a hurry. Jerome Williams beat the A's for the third time this season with his third different team, and Oakland missed an ...

Minnesota running back David Cobb (27) cuts against San Jose State cornerback Maurice McKnight (10) in the first quarter during an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

Minnesota handles San Jose State 24-7

The Big Ten built its reputation over the years as a conference that favored the ground game on offense, but Minnesota took it to the extreme on Saturday. David Cobb ran for 207 yards and two touchdowns as the Gophers passed for just seven yards in a 24-7 win over ...

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Andrew Cashner throws against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Don Boomer)

Padres beat the Giants 3-2 in Saturday night game

Andrew Cashner had pitched brilliantly into the ninth inning, yet punched the outside of his glove as he got to the dugout steps after manager Bud Black pulled him. Cashner came within three outs of his second straight two-hit shutout before he allowed Hunter Pence's home run and Joe Panik's ...

FILE - in this March 26, 2014, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell answers questions during a news conference in Orlando, Fla. Goodell says the league asked for, but was not given, a just-released video showing former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice hitting his then-fiancee on an elevator. Goodell says during an interview with CBS aired Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014: "We assumed that there was a video. We asked for video. But we were never granted that opportunity." (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

More defiant than contrite, Roger Goodell announced no sweeping changes in his first public statements in more than a week of turmoil surrounding the NFL's handling of players accused of crimes. The commissioner was definitive about one thing: He has not considered resigning. Goodell was short on specifics Friday as ...

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