Broncos welcome Shanhan, Redskins
UNDATED (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick was pulled from today's game against the New York Giants in his first start since he injured his left hamstring on Oct. 6.
Vick was replaced by Matt Barkley late in the second quarter. Vick was 6 of 9 for 31 yards and threw an interception. He had little mobility and did not appear close to recovered.
It'll be a homecoming of sorts for Mike Shanahan when he leads Washington into Denver. The Redskins coach spent 21 years as Broncos head coach, leading them to two Super Bowl titles before his 2009 firing. He'll have to figure out a way to contend with Peyton Manning and the high-powered Broncos offense, which is coming off its first defeat of the season.
Manning has already thrown for 25 touchdowns for the 6-1 Broncos who are a double-digit favorite.
The 2-4 Redskins are hoping to keep Manning off the field with a running game that features Albert Morris, who has averaged just over 101 rushing since week 12 of last season.
The Jets handed New England a loss last week, and will try to ride that momentum into today's game at 5-2 Cincinnati. Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has thrown for 300 yards and three touchdowns in each of his last two games.
Pittsburgh is at Oakland in a meeting of 2-4 teams, while 2-4 Atlanta visits 3-4 Arizona.
Christian Ponder is back at starting quarterback for the 1-6 Vikings, who host Green Bay tonight in a renewal of their NFC North rivalry. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has feasted on the Vikings in the recent past. In his last seven starts against Minnesota, Rodgers has 2,106 yards, 19 TDs with just three interceptions, and a 72.1 completion percentage.
Game 4 set
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis and Boston are right back at it in the World Series after the unusual obstruction call gave the Cardinals a 5-4 win last night and 2-1 lead in the series.
Boston will have to shake off the defeat in order to get back into the series. The Red Sox go with a suspect Clay Buchholz as the starting pitcher. He missed three months with a shoulder problem and suffered from discomfort in his last start, against Detroit in the ALCS. That prompted manager John Farrell to give him an extra day of rest in the rotation.
The Cardinals counter with Lance Lynn.
TOP 25-AP POLL
'Bama stays on top
UNDATED (AP) — Alabama continues to lead the Associated Press college football poll after a win over Tennessee yesterday. The Crimson Tide grabbed 55 first-place votes to hold off No. 2 Oregon. The Ducks pulled away from UCLA yesterday to match Alabama's 8-0 record. Oregon got three first-place votes. Third-ranked Florida State got the other two.
Ohio State stayed at fourth, followed by Baylor, which moved up a spot.
Stanford, Miami, Auburn, Clemson and Missouri round out the top 10.
Coyotes edge Oilers
UNDATED (AP) — The two top teams in the NHL are in action as part of a five-game schedule today and tonight.
San Jose is at Ottawa after shutting out Montreal last night to improve to 9-1-1. Colorado starts the day just a point back of the Sharks heading into a home game against Winnipeg. The Avalanche are off to a 9-1 start, which matches the franchise's best opening to a season.
Tampa Bay can pull into a tie with Toronto for first in the Eastern Conference with a win at Florida today.
Anaheim plays the fourth game of an eight-game road trip when the Ducks visit Columbus. Edmonton at Los Angeles rounds out the schedule.
Woodland, Moore head for Monday CIMB Classic playoff
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Gary Woodland and Ryan Moore finished tied for the lead after the final round of the CIMB Classic on Sunday, with the sudden-death playoff postponed until Monday due to darkness.
Woodland and Moore finished on 14-under 274 after a day interrupted by rain delays, a stroke ahead of Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Chris Stroud at 13 under.
Woodland had a chance to win the title on the 18th hole, but missed a 10-foot birdie putt just wide to the left.
Aaron Baddeley shot a 6-under 66 to finish in fifth place at 12-under 276.
Pettersen holds off Munoz, wins Taiwan LPGA
YANGMEI, Taiwan (AP) — Suzann Pettersen (PEHT'-ur-suhn) shot a 3-under 69 Sunday and held off a furious rally from Azahara Munoz to win her second consecutive Taiwan Sunrise LPGA championship. Pettersen won by five shots.
By winning the $2 million Taiwan event, Pettersen puts herself in strong position to challenge South Korea's Ingbee Park for the overall 2013 LPGA crown, with two tournaments remaining. Park did not compete in Taiwan.
Vettel claims 4th straight F1 world title in India
GREATER NOIDA, India (AP) — Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel has claimed his fourth straight Formula One championship after turning in a trademark clinical performance to win the Indian Grand Prix.
Starting from pole, Vettel dominated the Buddh International Circuit to join F1 greats Juan Miguel Fangio and Michael Schumacher as just the third driver to win four consecutive championships.
Vettel finished almost 30 seconds ahead of second placed Nico Rosberg in a Mercedes, with Lotus driver Romain Grosjean taking his second straight third place after starting from 17th on the grid.
Serena captures title
ISTANBUL (AP) — Serena Williams ended her best season in style, rallying past Li Na (lee nah) 2-6, 6-3, 6-love for her second straight WTA Championship and 11th title of the year. She became the first player to successfully defend the WTA title since Justine Henin (EH'-nen) in 2007.
This was Williams' fourth WTA Championship. She also won the elite tournament of the eight top-ranked players in 2001, 2009 and 2012.
Williams has won 78 of 82 matches this year. She will finish the year as the top-ranked player for the third time, the others in 2002 and 2009.
SKIING-WORLD CUP GIANT SLALOM
Ligety wins season opener
SOELDEN, Austria (AP) — Ted Ligety (LIG'-eh-tee) maintained his dominance in the giant slalom by winning the season-opening World Cup race while teammate Bode (BOH'-dee) Miller finished 19th in his return to the circuit following a 20-month injury layoff. Ligety, who won six of eight races last season and defended his world title in the giant slalom, won by 0.79 seconds.