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WAMC's Daily Sports Wrap


Albany, NY – Well the Giants have regained control of their playoff destiny...

The Giants scored two touchdowns in the last 3:14 to complete their come-back win over Dallas 37-34. Brandon Jacobs scored the go-ahead touchdown on a one-yard burst with :46 remaining. Tony Romo then marched the Cowboys into field goal range, but Dan Bailey's 47-yard attempt was blocked by Jason Pierre-Paul. New York improves to 7-6 and grabs the tiebreaker from the Cowboys in the battle for the NFC East crown.

In Washington D.C., the Patriots move a step closer to a postseason berth with a 34-27 win at Washington. Tom Brady threw two of his three TD passes to Rob Gronkowski, who now holds the single season touchdown record for tight ends with 15.

In East Rutherford, the Jets kept the Patriots from clinching the AFC East with a 37-10 rout of the Chiefs. Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez used his arms and his legs, throwing for two scores and running for two more. New York's won 8 of 13.

In San Diego, Philip Rivers tossed three touchdown passes, as the Chargers hammered the Bills 37-10.

Elsewhere, Green Bay blew out Oakland 46-16, Arizona edged San Francisco 21-19, Houston held off Cincinnati 20-19, New Orleans got past Tennessee 22-17, Baltimore bounced Indianapolis 24-10, Atlanta came back to beat Carolina 31-23, Detroit dumped Minnesota 34-28, Philadelphia cruised past Miami 26-10, Jacksonville trounced Tampa Bay 41-14, and the 'Mile High Messiah' did it again - Tim Tebow rallied Denver over Chicago 13-10 in OT.

In NBA news, the Lakers have traded forward Lamar Odom to the Mavericks, the Pacers have signed forward David West, the Bobcats have inked former U-Conn star Kemba Walker, and the Knicks have signed guard Mike Bibby, forward Jared Jeffries, and their two draft picks.

To Top 25 college hoops, Alabama downed Detroit 62-54, Illinois dropped Coppin State 80-63, and Murray State upset Memphis 76-72.

On the Women's side, Maryland mauled George Mason 78-50, Duke demolished USC Upstate 93-35, and Baylor rolled over St. John's 73-59.

And on the ice, Patrick Sharp's overtime goal lifted Chicago over San Jose 3-2, and Derek Stepan's two tallies helped the Rangers skate past Florida 6-1. New York's won 9 of 11.

I'm Tristan O'Neill, WAMC News.