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On Sunday former East Bladen Eagle Desmond Bryant assisted on four tackles in Cleveland’s 17-6 win over Cincinnati.
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Final Arizona 13 Tampa Bay 10
Final Buffalo 23 Baltimore 20
Final Detroit 40 Chicago 32
Final Cleveland 17 Cincinnati 6
Final Indianapolis 37 Jacksonville 3
Final Kansas City 31 N-Y Giants 7
Final Minnesota 34 Pittsburgh 27
Final OT Seattle 23 Houston 20
Final Tennessee 38 N-Y Jets 13
Final San Diego 30 Dallas 21
Final Denver 52 Philadelphia 20
Final Washington 24 Oakland 14
Final New England 30 Atlanta 23
UNDATED (AP) – The Philadelphia Eagles are the latest team to be shredded by Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.
Manning completed 28 of 34 passes for 327 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions as the Broncos crushed the Eagles 52-20 to improve to 4-0. Demaryius Thomas and Wes Welker each grabbed two scoring strikes from Manning, who’s thrown 16 touchdown passes this season without an interception to tie the start of Cleveland’s Milt Plum during the 1960 campaign. Welker has caught six of those TD tosses.
Manning also broke Brett Favre’s NFL record with his 24th career game with at least four touchdown passes.
Michael Vick threw for 248 yards and no touchdowns for the Eagles, who’ve dropped three straight since an impressive season-opening win at Washington.
The Redskins finally picked up their first win as Robert Griffin III threw for 227 yards and one touchdown in a 24-14 win at Oakland. Washington scored the game’s final 24 points and went ahead on Griffin’s five-yard pass to Pierre Garcon with 2:58 left in the third quarter.
Matt Flynn was 21 of 32 for 227 yards but couldn’t engineer a scoring drive after the first quarter for the 1-3 Raiders.
Who would have thought that after four weeks of play the Chiefs would be 4-0 and the Giants 0-4? That’s the case following the Chiefs 31-7 win over the New Yorkers. Alex Smith threw three touchdown passes, Dexter McCluster returned a punt 89 yards for another score and the Chiefs, under new coach Andy Reid, doubled their victory total of 2012. The Giants, who trailed 17-7 after three quarters, are 0-4 for the first time since 1987. Eli Manning connected with Victor Cruz on a 69-yard scoring play for New York’s only score. The Kansas City defense sacked Manning three times.
Reggie Bush’s 37-yard touchdown run helped Detroit score 27 points in the second quarter. Bush accounted for 173 yards of offense to help the Lions beat the Bears 40-32. Each team is 3-1 and tied for the lead in the NFC North. The Lions scored 24 straight points, including three TDs in a span of 3 minutes, 26 second after Matt Forte’s 53-yard TD run gave the Bears 10-6 lead early in the second quarter. Jay Cutler, who had four turnovers, threw a pair of touchdown passes and 2-point conversions in the final 4 minutes to pull Chicago within eight points to make the score look respectable.
Brian Hoyer is 2-0 as Cleveland’s starting quarterback. The Browns beat the Bengals 17-6 as Hoyer threw two touchdown passes in his first start at home. His 1-yard TD pass to Chris Ogbonnaya (oh-bon-EYE’-uh) with 4:54 left gave the 2-2 Browns an 11-point lead before Cleveland turned it over to its vastly improved defense. Hoyer finished 25 of 38 for 269 yards In his second start in place of injured Brandon Weeden. The 2-2 Bengals couldn’t get anything going on offense and Andy Dalton was intercepted by Buster Skrine with 3:43 left, ending any chance of a comeback.
The Vikings got their first win of the season by beating Pittsburgh 34-27 in London. Greg Jennings had two touchdown catches, Adrian Peterson ran for two scores and the Vikings’ defense had a big stop with time running out to preserve the win. Everson Griffen stripped Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (RAWTH’-lihs-bur-gur) on the 6-yard line with 19 seconds left. Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel (KAS’-uhl), starting in place of injured Christian Ponder, finished 16 of 25 for 248 yards and two touchdowns.
The Steelers fell to 0-4 for the first time since 1968.
A 45-yard field goal by Steven Hauschka in overtime gave the Seattle Seahawks a 23-20 win over the Houston Texans and their first 4-0 start in club history. The 2-2 Texans failed to score on two possessions in overtime. The Seahawks got the win on their second drive in overtime after rallying from a 20-3 deficit.
Richard Sherman returned an interception 58 yards for a touchdown that tied the game 20-20 with less than three minutes remaining in regulation.
Rookie linebacker Kiko Alonso’s second interception of the game for the Bills with 57 seconds remaining sealed a 23-20 win over the Ravens. Baltimore’s Joe Flacco (FLAK’-oh) had a career-worst five interceptions in the game while Buffalo totaled 213 yards rushing against a stout Ravens defense that had allowed just 224 in its first three games.
Andrew Luck threw two touchdown passes and finished the day 22 of 35 for 260 yards as the Colts beat the Jaguars 37-3. Newcomer Trent Richardson also ran for a score for the Colts who are 3-1. The 0-4 Jags have been outscored 75-8 in the first half this season.
Philip Rivers was productive in San Diego’s 30-21 comeback win over Dallas, completing 35 of 42 for 401 yards and three touchdowns. Antonio Gates had 10 receptions for 136 yards, including a 56-yard TD grab with 6:65 left.
Tony Romo passed for 244 yards and a pair of second-quarter touchdowns, both to Dez Bryant. But the Cowboys failed to score after Sean Lee’s 52-yard interception return for a touchdown just before halftime. Both teams are 2-2.
Tennessee turned Geno Smith’s four turnovers into 28 points in a 38-13 romp over the New York Jets. Jake Locker threw a career-high three touchdown passes before suffering a right hip injury in the third quarter, sending him to a hospital.
Alterraun Verner intercepted two passes and recovered a fumble, and Ropati Pitoitua had two of Tennessee’s five sacks as the Titans improved to 3-1.
Smith completed 23 of 34 passes for 289 yards, one touchdown and two costly interceptions for the 2-2 Jets.
The Cardinals roared back from a 10-0 halftime deficit to beat Tampa Bay 13-10. Carson Palmer threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Larry Fitzgerald, then Jay Feely kicked a 27-yard field goal with 1:29 remaining as the Cardinals upped their record to 2-2. Feely also kicked a 42-yard field goal for the Cardinals.
The Bucs are winless in their four outings this season.
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DOVER, Del. (AP) – Jimmie Johnson held off teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. down the stretch to win for a record eighth time at Dover International Speedway.
Johnson had shared the mark of seven wins on the concrete mile with Bobby Allison and Richard Petty. Led by Johnson, the entire top 10 Sunday was made up of Chase for the Sprint Cup championship drivers.
Joey Logano, Jeff Gordon and Kyle Busch rounded out the top five. Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenseth, who won the first two Chase races, Ryan Newman, Greg Biffle and Clint Bowyer completed the top 10.
Earnhardt had one of the fastest cars, but he missed pit road and gave up the lead early in the race. He had a strong enough No. 88 Chevrolet to get back into the race but couldn’t pass Johnson.
Kenseth kept his points lead even as he fell short in trying to become the first driver to win the first three Chase races.
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WILMINGTON, NC (CFCC) — Patrick Henry Community College 2 Cape Fear CC 1. CFCC scoring 16th minute Sergio Esperrago assist Derek Yates. Record 7-4-1 4-3-1 Region X, next game away Wed Oct 2nd at Louisburg College.
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WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) — With the 2013-14 schedule finalized and fall conditioning drills in the books, the UNCW men’s basketball team officially opens fall practice Friday, Sept. 27, at Trask Coliseum.
The Seahawks, 10-20 overall one year ago in Buzz Peterson’s third campaign, are restocked – both on the roster side and coaching sideline – for the new season.
In legislation approved last May, college basketball teams are allowed to practice two weeks earlier than usual. Teams can begin practice 42 days before their first game of the season, providing for up to 30 practices in the six-week period leading up to the season opener.
UNCW opens its regular season in early November with a two-game swing to the Upper Midwest to face Iowa and Iowa State on Nov. 8 and 10. The Seahawks will be practicing twice on Saturday and Sunday to kick off the first weekend.
“Every college coach is excited about starting practice and we’re looking forward to getting started,” said Peterson. “For us, we have three new assistant coaches, so we’ve had to take time during the week to go over the practice drills and way we want to play.
“(Strength and conditioning coach) Pat Murphy has done a great job in the weight room and some of the guys have really benefitted from that.”
The Seahawks will be trying to offset the loss of all-time great Keith Rendleman, who has taken his game to the professional ranks in Korea. Peterson has added four new players, including three transfers and one freshman, to go along with 11 returnees.
Meanwhile, Peterson has a full complement of players ready to go following individual workouts.
“We’re doing something a little different this year. We’re doing to do a couple two-a-days, shooting some in the morning and coming back in the afternoon and going hard. We’re going to get our offensive work in and then have a good hour and a half of solid defensive practice.
“You miss out on a lot of shooting in the preseason because you just have two hours on the floor. You’re trying to teach skill work and development work, so shooting fades away a little bit. I’m a big believer that if you’re doing to shoot the way you want, you have to do it competitively, so we’re doing to a lot of competitive drills with our shooting.”
The Seahawks will play a pair of exhibition games against Belmont Abbey (Oct. 30) and Methodist (Nov. 3) in preparation for the regular season opener against the Hawkeyes in Iowa City. UNCW’s home opener is Saturday, Nov. 16, against Wingate in a 7 p.m. tip-off.
Season tickets remain on sale daily at the UNCW Ticket Office in Trask Coliseum or by visiting UNCWsports.com.
Midnite Madness, the annual celebration to kick off the start of basketball season, will be held Friday, Oct. 4, at 9:30 p.m. at Trask Coliseum and the Basketball Tip-Off Luncheon is slated for Oct. 16 at Buffalo Wild Wings on Eastwood Road.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Southern California has fired Lane Kiffin, ending the coach’s tumultuous tenure a few hours after the Trojans lost 62-41 at Arizona State.
Ed Orgeron was picked as USC’s interim head coach by athletic director Pat Haden later Sunday. The Trojans (3-2, 0-2 Pac-12) have eight games left on their 13-game schedule.
Orgeron was Kiffin’s assistant head coach and the former Mississippi head coach.
Haden fired Kiffin at the Trojans’ private airport terminal when the team plane returned from Arizona early Sunday morning, but not before a 45-minute meeting in which Kiffin tried to change Haden’s mind. The Trojans matched the most points allowed in school history in their seventh loss in 11 games.
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (UNCW) — UNCW claimed it Colonial Athletic Association opener with a 1-0 win over conference newcomer College of Charleston on Saturday as Jack Ward’s goal in the 48th minute proved to be the difference.
The Seahawks improved to 4-3-1 overall with their third road win of the season. CofC, meanwhile, dropped to 1-6 with their fifth consecutive loss.
“It’s huge to get three points on the road in conference play,” said UNCW Head Coach Aidan Heaney. “I thought we came out passive in the first half, but were able to raise our level of play immediately in the second half.”
Ward scored just 2:50 into the second half on a beautiful setup from Jamie Dell. Dell took the ball to the endline and sent a cross from the leftside into the box. Colin Bonner let the ball roll through his legs and Ward knocked home his first goal of the season on the first touch.
For Ward, it was his fifth career goal and his second against the Cougars after also scoring in a 2-0 UNCW win last season.
“Jack (Ward) had an impact on the game from the moment he stepped onto the field. If we’re looking to compete in the CAA, we need all of our players to be ready to step up. The league is strong and deep again this season.”
UNCW totaled 11 shots on the evening while limiting the Cougars to five total and three on frame.
Sophomore goalkeeper Sam Williams earned the win, making three saves and recording his second career shutout. In two starts, Williams has made eight saves, allowed one goal and owns a 0.45 goals against average.
The Seahawks next visit Duke for a 7 p.m. start on Oct. 1.
(AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays and Texas Rangers are set for a one-game tiebreaker to see which team advances to the AL wild-card playoff.
The Rays and Rangers both won Sunday and ended up even. They’ll meet Monday night in Texas, with the winner earning the second wild-card spot and playing at Cleveland on Wednesday night.
Cleveland won its 10th in a row and clinched its first playoff berth since 2007. Ubaldo Jimenez struck out 13 as the Indians beat Minnesota 5-1 to win the top wild-card slot.
Cincinnati plays at Pittsburgh on Tuesday night in the NL wild-card playoff.
In the best-of-five division series, the Los Angeles Dodgers start at Atlanta and the NL wild-card winner is at St. Louis. In the AL, Detroit opens at Oakland and the wild card visits Boston.
The Tigers ended the regular season with Miami’s Henderson Alvarez pitching a no-hitter against them.