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Sports Report: Pats, Giants Win; Jets, Bills Fall Short

NFL football

NFL:

In the NFL, New England beat the Jets 30-23, the Giants topped Dallas 27-20, and Jacksonville slid past Buffalo 34-31. Elsewhere Atlanta defeated Tennessee 10-7, St. Louis won against Cleveland 24-6, Miami blasted Houston 44-26, New Orleans topped Indianapolis 27-21, Kansas City beat Pittsburgh 23-13, Washington edged Tampa Bay 31-30, Minnesota won against Detroit 28-19, Oakland bested San Diego 37-29, and it was Carolina over Philadelphia 27-16.

Correction: An earlier version incorrectly said the New England Patriots beat the New York Jets 20-23, rather than 30-23.

On Monday Night Football, Baltimore is in Arizona to take on the Cardinals at 8:30.

NHL:

In the NHL, the Rangers bested Calgary 4-1, Winnipeg edged Minnesota 5-4, and it was Los Angeles over Edmonton 3-2.

MLB:

The World Series is set. The New York Mets will take on the Royals in Kansas City at 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon have made a friendly wager over the Series matchup.  If the Mets win, Governor Nixon will wear a Mets jersey to work for a full day. If the Royals win, Governor Cuomo will do the same wearing a Royals jersey.

NBA:

Longtime NBA head coach Flip Saunders has passed away at the age of 60. He was serving as coach, president and part owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves when he was diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma in June. Doctors called it "treatable and curable" when the Timberwolves made the diagnosis public in August.

NASCAR:

Joey Logano was the winner of yesterday's Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway following a controversial finish that helped to knock Dale Earnhardt and Danny Hamlin out of the Chase for the Championship. Reigning Sprint Cup champion Kevin Harvick sputtered on the restart to trigger a multi-car accident, but Logano managed to take the lead before NASCAR quickly threw the caution. Hamlin used Twitter to call the end of the race "complete crap" and apologize to anyone who "spent money coming to this circus."

MLS:

The New York Red Bulls won the Supporters' Shield as Major League Soccer's regular-season champion with a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Fire last night. Sacha Kljestan had a goal and an assist. The top-seeded Red Bulls, who have a first-round bye in the Eastern Conference playoffs, won their second Supporters' Shield in three seasons. They also snapped a 14-game winless streak at Toyota Park.

The New England Revolution beat New York City FC 3-1 yesterday to clinch a playoff spot. Charlie Davies had a goal and an assist. Fifth-seeded New England snapped a four-game winless streak, and will travel to face fourth-seeded D.C. United in the knockout round Wednesday or Thursday. New York City ended its inaugural season with a three-game losing streak.

PGA:

Smylie Kaufman has earned a victory in just his fifth PGA start, taking the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Kaufman fired a final-round 10-under 61 before waiting more than two hours to see if anyone could catch him. He played the final 11 holes in 9 under with an eagle and seven birdies to finish minus-16 for the tournament.

Kevin Na, third-round leader Brett Stegmaier, Patton Kizzire, Cameron Tringale, Jason Bohn and Alex Cejka tied for second, one stroke back.

LPGA:

Lydia Ko ran away with the LPGA Taiwan Championship to regain the No. 1 spot in the world ranking. The 18-year-old New Zealander holed a 30-yard pitch for eagle on the par-5 12th and finished with a 7-under 65 for a nine-stroke victory. Two South Koreans tied for second. At 18 years, 6 months, 1 day, Ko is the youngest player to win 10 events on any major tour.

FIFA:

Bahrain's state news agency says Asian Football Confederation President Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa has formally launched his bid to replace Sepp Blatter as FIFA president.

The official Bahrain News Agency reported early Monday that Sheikh Salman formally declared his intention to run Sunday evening in Zurich.

The Bahraini royal family member, who had until Monday to declare his candidacy, will be running against another Arab royal, Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan.

Other contenders are UEFA President Michel Platini, South African tycoon Tokyo Sexwale, ex-FIFA official Jerome Champagne and David Nakhid, a former player from Trinidad and Tobago.

The 79-year-old Blatter won a fifth term earlier this year, but soon after laid out resignation plans as criminal investigations into FIFA officials and sponsors' criticism gathered momentum.

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