Major League Baseball(SAINT LOUIS) -- The St. Louis Cardinals clinched a playoff spot for the fourth straight season, but did so despite losing to the Cincinnati Reds 7-2 on Sunday.
St. Louis (87-69) reached the postseason thanks to Milwaukee's 1-0 loss to Pittsburgh earlier.
Jay Bruce hit a pair of home runs, two of the four belted by the Reds (72-84), helping Cincinnati snap a six-game losing streak. Starting pitcher Alfredo Simon (15-10) gave up just two run over six innings for the win. Todd Frazier's solo shot in the top of the sixth gave the Reds the lead for good, one that was ballooned by a Bruce RBI Single later that inning.
Meanwhile, the Cardinals must now fight for the National League Central division crown while battling a flu bug that is going throughout the clubhouse. Both Matt Adams and Matt Carpenter sat out for the second consecutive game due to flu-like symptoms.
"There are a lot of guys that are unavailable," said St. Louis manager Mike Matheny. "Almost as many unavailable as available."
Matheny also added that more than 10 players are sick, many of whom may be held back from the team flight to Chicago on Monday. The Cardinals will play the Cubs in a three-game series and currently hold a 2 1/2 game lead over the Pirates in the division.
BannanStock(LOUDON, N.H.) -- Joey Logano etched his spot in the next round of NASCAR's "Chase for the Cup" by winning the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
It was the fourth win of the season for Logano, and happened at the track he considers to be home.
"To me this is almost like Daytona," said the Connecticut native. "I watched my first Cup race here when I was five, and started my first one, and won my first one...to top it off with a win was really neat."
Logano was the second member of Team Penske to win a Chase race, following Brad Keselowski's victory last week. Keselowski finished seventh and led 78 laps, but hit the wall in the second half of the race.
The race was marred by a season-high 15 cautions, the last of which came in overtime and saw Logano pull away for the win. Kyle Larson took second followed by Kevin Harvick, who led 27 laps.
Next week's race at Dover International Speedway marks the first "elimination" race in NASCAR's new playoff format where four drivers will be bounced from contention every three weeks. Currently, Denny Hamlin, Greg Biffle, Kurt Busch, and Aric Amirola are in the bottom four spots.
Jay Drowns/Getty Images(SEATTLE) -- Marshawn Lynch scored on a six-yard touchdown run on the first drive in overtime, giving the Seattle Seahawks a 26-20 win over Denver in a rematch of Super Bowl 48.
Lynch capped off an 80-yard drive that denied the Broncos (2-1) a comeback win over the team that beat them for the championship in February.
Peyton Manning led a furious fourth quarter rally, erasing a 14-point deficit with a game-tying touchdown pass to Jacob Tamme with 18 seconds remaining in regulation. A successful two-point conversion knotted the game at 20-20, sending the contest into overtime.
However, Seattle (2-1) ensured a win as Russell Wilson led the team down the field on the opening possession of overtime. Wilson finished the game with 258 passing yards and two touchdowns, while also rushing for 40 yards.
The Seahawks led 17-3 at halftime as Wilson connected with both Ricardo Lockette and Lynch on touchdown passes in the first half to take the early lead. Lynch was later tackled in the end zone for a safety, sparking the Broncos comeback.
Manning's day ended with 303 passing yards and two touchdowns but also threw a pick in the fourth quarter.
Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(SAINT LOUIS) -- The Dallas Cowboys mounted the largest comeback in franchise history, rallying from a 21-0 deficit to beat the St. Louis Rams 34-31 on Sunday.
It's the fourth time this season a team has won after trailing by at least 17 points.
The Rams (1-2) opened up their lead with a pair of first half touchdown throws from Austin Davis, holding a 14-0 lead just seconds into the second quarter. The advantage then went to 21 when Janoris Jenkins picked off Dallas quarterback Tony Romo and returned it 25 yards to the end zone. However, the St. Louis defense could not hold back a pass-happy Cowboys squad.
Romo led the comeback march beginning with an 80-yard scoring drive late in the first half, capped off by a DeMarco Murray touchdown run to get on the board. A field goal with just two seconds left in the period made it a 21-10 game at halftime.
"We never blinked, I can honestly say that," wide receiver Dez Bryant said.
Bryant contributed to the rally, catching a 68-yard pass from Romo in the third that brought the Cowboys (2-1) within four points. After another Dan Bailey field goal, Dallas trailed 21-20 heading into the final frame.
St. Louis would get a field goal early in the fourth, making it a four point contest, but Romo again captained a drive that ended with a Terrance Williams 12-yard touchdown catch, giving the Cowboys their first lead of the game at 27-20. On the next Rams possession, Bruce Carter returned an interception for a touchdown to help put the game out of reach.
The Rams did get a late score on an Austin Pettis touchdown reception, but they were unable to complete a comeback of their own. Despite throwing two picks, Davis tossed for 327 yards and three touchdowns in the loss for St. Louis.
Romo rebounded from an early interception to finish with 217 passing yards and a pair of touchdowns, earning his franchise-best 21st come-from-behind victory in the fourth quarter or overtime.
Rich Shultz/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA, PA.) -- The Philadelphia Eagles moved to 3-0 with a 37-34 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday.
Eagles quarterback Nick Foles tossed three touchdowns, including two to rookie wide receiver Jordan Matthews.
The game was full of hard hits, injuries and even a brawl as the teams battled back and forth.
Washington receiver DeSean Jackson, a former Eagle, drew significant attention as he was a frequent target of Philadelphia defenders. Eagles running back LeSean McCoy briefly left the game after a stunning hit by Washington defensive back David Amerson.
Redskins defensive back DeAngelo Hall said after the game he believes he suffered a torn Achilles.
After an interception by Washington cornerback Bahaud Breeland (that was later overturned), Foles took a strong hit from Chris Baker. Foles laid on the ground for several minutes as his teammates, including tackle Jason Peters, came to his defense and a brawl ensued on the Redskins sideline. Several punches were thrown; both Baker and Peters were ejected.
iStockphoto/Thinkstock(EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.) -- The Chicago Bears (1-1) travel to MetLife Stadium this Monday Night to take on the New York Jets (1-1) in Week 3 of NFL action.
Chicago is coming off a 28-20 come from behind win over the San Francisco 49ers in which the Bears wiped out a 17-point deficit. In that game, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler tossed for four touchdowns, including three to wide receiver Brandon Marshall.
New York is looking to rebound from a 34-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers, where they coughed up an 18-point lead.
"Whenever you are facing a team that is coming off a loss, it's dangerous, especially a tough loss," Cutler said. "They are going to come out, they are going to be fired up at home to get a win."
The Bears ranked 25th in offense, while the Jets defense is ranked third.
David Lee/Thinkstock(SANTA CLARA, Calif.) -- The San Francisco 49ers released quarterback Josh Johnson on Saturday. He was listed third on the depth-chart, behind Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabberet.
The 49ers promoted tight-end Asante Cleveland from the team’s practice squad to take Johnson’s spot on the active roster.
In seven seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals and 49ers, Johnson is 96 of 177 for 1,042 yards with five touchdowns and ten interceptions. He did not appear in a game with San Francisco this season.
The 49ers signed Cleveland as an undrafted free agent out of Miami in May. He had 14 receptions for 151 yards and one touchdown in 40 appearances with the Hurricanes.
Photodisc/Thinkstock(TUCSON, Ariz.) -- Wildcats freshman quarterback Anu Solomon connected with senior wide receiver Austin Hill on a 47-yard Hail Mary as time expired to give Arizona (4-0) a 49-45 victory over California (2-1) on Saturday night.
Arizona was trailing Cal 45-30 with 5:21 to play in the game, but senior running back Terris Jones-Grisby scored on a six-yard run and Solomon found sophomore wide receiver Cayleb Jones for a 15-yard touchdown to cut the Wildcats' deficit to two with 2:44 left.
Solomon finished the game 47 of 73 for 520 yards with five touchdowns and two interceptions, while Jones had 13 receptions for 186 yards and three touchdowns. Hill also contributed eight receptions for 127 yards and two TD's.