No. 18 Wisconsin 31, No. 1 Ohio State 18
HOUSTON (AP) - Bernard Pollard is one of the most talkative Texans until the topic turns to the Kansas City Chiefs.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The New York Yankees avoid Cliff Lee until Game 3 of the AL championship series. In the opener, they instead face another Texas Rangers left-hander who has been greatly influenced by the postseason ace in their short time together.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia Phillies find themselves in a new role this postseason.
LAWRENCE (AP) - Their playbook is not the only thing Turner Gill's Kansas Jayhawks should study this week.
When it comes to being No. 1, Ohio State is No. 3.
MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James left the Miami Heat exhibition game against CSKA Moscow on Tuesday night after grabbing at his right hamstring in obvious discomfort.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Cliff Lee added another impressive line to his growing October resume, putting the Texas Rangers on his back and carrying them into the AL championship series for the first time.
Field goals and punts are boring. Fake field goals and punts, well, there's almost nothing in football more exciting than that.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Peyton Manning didn't have a touchdown pass or throw for 300 yards, so along comes backup running back Mike Hart to rescue the Indianapolis Colts and hand the Kansas City Chiefs their first loss of the season.
ATLANTA (AP) - The San Francisco Giants won another thriller, again with help from some shaky Atlanta defense, and they're off to the NL championship series for the first time since 2002.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Max Hall's debut as Arizona's quarterback was a winning one as the Cardinals defense intercepted three passes by New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees in a 30-20 victory over the defending Super Bowl champion Saints.
Things could start getting sorted out in the NFC Least, uh, East, this Sunday as all four teams in the league's most disappointing group play nondivisional games.
No. 19 South Carolina 35, No. 1 Alabama 21
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress said he has talked with Brett Favre about an NFL investigation into allegations that he sent racy photos to a former game hostess while he played for the New York Jets.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As Alex Smith was walking off the practice field, a member of the Chiefs communications staff intercepted him, the two of them huddling just out of earshot of reporters.
MANHATTAN - Bill Snyder ripped the big-time nature of college athletics as Kansas State opened fall camp Wednesday, lamenting the way universities have "sold out" in search of the almighty dollar.