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For Giants Nightmare Conintues, Now 0-6

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In the NFL, the New York Giants played one of their two best games of the season on Thursday, but it wasn't enough for them to avoid their first 0-6 start in 37 years.

Jay Cutler threw two touchdown passes to Brandon Marshall and the Chicago Bears intercepted Eli Manning three times in a 27-21 win over the Giants. Marshall had both of his scoring grabs in the second quarter to help the Bears build a 27-14 lead.

Brandon Jacobs became the first Giant to rush for more than 55 yards this season, finishing with 106 and two touchdowns on 22 carries.

It marked the first time New York allowed fewer than 31 points all year.

Checking baseball, the Detroit Tigers have advanced to the American League Championship Series for the third consecutive year.

Justin Verlander tossed eight brilliant innings and Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer as the Tigers downed the Athletics 3-0 in Oakland. The Tigers now head to Boston to take on the Red Sox Saturday.

On the NHL scoreboard, Colorado blanked Boston 2-0. Columbus topped Buffalo 4-1. Anaheim shut out the NY Rangers 6-0. Carolina beat Washington 3-2. Tampa Bay passed Florida 7-2. Phoenix doubled up Detroit 4-2. Toronto blanked Nashville 4-0. Winnipeg fell to Minnesota 2-1 and it was San Jose over Vancouver 4-1.

In college football, No. 8 Louisville defeated Rutgers 24-10.

In NBA preseason action, it was Houston over Indiana 116-96. Miami took Detroit 112-107 Minnesota beat Milwaukee 98-89 and Sacramento bested the Lakers 104-86.

Finally, the Minnesota Lynx are WNBA champions for the second time in three years following an 86-77 win over the Atlanta Dream. Maya Moore was the Finals MVP.

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