CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Eli Manning didn’t need a big comeback last night, not with backup running back Andre Brown running for a career-high 113 yards and two touchdowns in the New York Giants’ 36-7 rout of the Carolina Panthers. Brown got the start in place of Ahmad Bradshaw, who sat out with a neck injury.
UNDATED (AP) -The Washington Nationals and Cincinnati Reds both clinched playoff berths with victories yesterday. The Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 5-3 while the Nationals, the first team representing Washington to make baseball’s postseason since the 1933 Senators, qualified with a 4-1 win over the L.A. Dodgers.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) – In a low-scoring tussle on the blue rug at Boise State, the 24th-ranked Broncos nipped BYU 7-6. Boise State’s only touchdown came on a 36-yard interception return by lineman Michael Atkinson, who picked off one of three BYU interceptions.
ATLANTA (AP) – Tiger Woods and Englishman Justin Rose start second round play at the Tour Championship tied at the top after yesterday’s 4-under 66. Scott Piercy, Steve Stricker, Matt Kuchar (KOO’-char) and Bo Van Pelt are tied one shot back.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) – Texas Tech’s basketball team is going in a new direction after coach Billy Gillispie resigned due to health concerns yesterday. That ends Gillispie’s disappointing one-year run at the program he took over with designs on building a West Texas powerhouse. Instead, the Red Raiders finished 8-23 in Gillispie’s only season.