KWBG Sports for September 10th

Posted on 10 September 2013 by KWBG

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) – The Philadelphia Eagles won their first game under new coach Chip Kelly by scoring 33 straight points in a 33-27 win over the Washington Redskins. Michael Vick threw for 203 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and he also ran seven times for 55 yards and a score. LeSean McCoy led the Eagles ground attack with 184 yards, including a 34-yard scoring run that put the Eagles ahead 33-7 early in the second half.

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Randy Bullock drilled a 41-yard field goal as time expired to complete Houston’s comeback in a 31-28 win over the Chargers in San Diego. The Chargers led 28-7 in the third quarter until Matt Schaub threw two of his three touchdown passes and Brian Cushing returned an 18-yard interception for a game-tying TD. Owen Daniels caught two touchdown passes from Shaub, who was 34-of-45 for 346 yards.

NEW YORK (AP) – Rafael Nadal (nah-DAHL’) has won his second U.S. Open title by downing Novak Djokovic (JOH’-koh-vihch) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. It’s the 13th Grand Slam title for Nadal, who also beat Djokovic in the 2010 U.S. Open final. Djokovic was leading 2-1 in the third set before Nadal won 11 of the next 14 games.

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) – NASCAR has handed down severe penalties to Michael Waltrip Racing that allow Ryan Newman to replace Martin Truex Jr. in the Chase for the championship. The punishment is a result of MWR teammate Clint Bowyer intentionally spinning with seven laps remaining, causing a caution that led to Newman dropping from first to third in Saturday’s race at Richmond. Michael Waltrip Racing was fined $300,000, general manager Ty Norris was suspended indefinitely and Truex, Bowyer and Brian Vickers were docked 50 points, dropping Truex to 17th in the Sprint Cup standings.

UNDATED (AP) – The Pittsburgh Pirates have climbed within one game of first-place St. Louis in the NL Central, the Reds are two games behind the Cardinals and the Texas Rangers are two games behind the AL West-leading Oakland Athletics. Gerrit Cole worked seven innings and Pedro Alvarez doubled home the lone run as the Bucs downed the Rangers 1-0. The Reds were 2-0 losers to the visiting Chicago Cubs as Travis Wood scattered six hits and struck out seven over seven innings.


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