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Sports Report: NY Giants Top Texans For First Regular Season Win

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In the NFL, the New York Giants overcame some early mistakes and beat the suddenly error-prone Houston Texans 30-17 yesterday. Rashad Jennings ran for a career-high 176 yards and a touchdown and Eli Manning threw two TD passes. The victory not only put some life back into the Giants after two disappointing efforts, it also ended any chance of a second straight 0-6 start for Tom Coughlin's team.

New England held on to beat Oakland 16-9, and San Diego beat Buffalo 22-10. The Seahawks saw Denver in Seattle for a Super Bowl rematch, but the Broncos fell to Seattle 26-20 in overtime. The New York Jets see Chicago in the Meadowlands tonight at 8:30.

Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. On Friday, Goodell made his first public statements in more than a week about the rash of NFL players involved in domestic violence. He did not announce any specific changes, but said he has not considered resigning.

Former NFL kicker Rob Bironas (bih-ROH'-nihs) has died in a car crash. He was 36.

Nashville police say the former Tennessee Titans player died Saturday night when he lost control on a curve in his 2009 GMC Yukon Denali and crashed less than a mile from his home.

The Titans released Bironas in March after nine seasons.


Over in Major League Baseball, in the American League, the Yankees topped Toronto 5-2. Masahiro Tanaka made a triumphant return from an elbow injury that sidelined him for 2 1/2 months, and a rejuvenated Derek Jeter had a Home Run and 3 RBIs. MeanwhileBoston edged Baltimore 3-2, the White Sox doubled up Tampa Bay 10-5, Cleveland beat Minnesota 7-2, Kansas City bested Detroit 5-2, Kansas City leads Seattle by 1 ½ games for the second AL wild-card berth, and are a half-game behind Oakland in the battle to host the winner-take-all wild-card playoff game . Houston won against Seattle 8-3, and it was Texas over the Angels 2-1.

In the National League, the Mets blew out Atlanta 10-2, Pittsburgh blanked Milwaukee 1-0, Washington defeated Miami 2-1, the Dodgers bested the Cubs 8-5, Colorado won against Arizona 8-3, San Diego trumped San Francisco 8-2, and it was Cincinnati over St. Louis 7-2.

In interleague play, Oakland defeated Philadelphia 8-6 in 10.


Sandrine Gruda had 26 points and 15 rebounds to help France stun the U.S. women's national team 76-72 in an exhibition game in Paris.

It's the first loss by the Americans in an international game since falling to a team from the Czech Republic in 2011 when the U.S. was on a European tour.

The Americans had beaten the French in the gold medal game at the Olympics in 2012. The Americans had a 12-point halftime lead and were up 60-52 with 6:39 left in the game before France rallied.

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