San Francisco 26, Philadelphia 21
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SEATTLE — The consolation arrived within seconds of the disappointment. After a Safeco Field scoreboard changed to show Oakland’s 4-0 victory over Texas — an outcome that eliminated the Mariners from playoff contention — a crowd of 40,823 groaned. Then a most amazing thing happened.
OAKLAND — Raiders owner Mark Davis on Monday fired head coach Dennis Allen, according to a Fox Sports report, on the heels of his team’s 0-4 start and no obvious signs of the progress Davis expected this season.
SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners enter the final two games of the season with the one thing that has eluded them in recent years: hope.
Landover , Md. — The New York Giants may have finally found their tight end of the future.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — They had spent the first three games of the season building confidence in the new offense and here, as halftime approached at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, the new-look New York Giants, suddenly high-speed and no-huddle, reached their most dangerous iteration.
TORONTO — The Mariners staved off elimination from playoff contention with a 7-5 win over the Blue Jays in their final regular-season road game. It snapped a five-game losing streak and kept their slim playoff dream alive.
TORONTO — The Seattle Mariners’ improbable run at a playoff spot came to a likely end with an improbable inning of struggles from the one player who seemed above such difficulties.
ESPN analyst Bill Simmons has been suspended for three weeks after he made profane comments about NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during a podcast.
TORONTO — Even the mathematical possibilities are beginning to fade.
A grand jury on Wednesday declined to charge NASCAR driver Tony Stewart in the death of a sprint car driver at a short track in upstate New York this summer.
HARRISON, N.J. — New York forward Bradley Wright-Phillips scored his third hat trick of the season as the Red Bulls pulled away from the Sounders — a Sounders team with a host of lineup changes from its U.S. Open Cup triumph earlier this week — for a resounding 4-1 victory Saturday night at Red Bull Arena.
HOUSTON — Mike Zunino had a job to do, and he was going to do it properly.
In an apologetic news conference during which he faced often skeptical questioning, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell admitted Friday that the league’s current personal conduct policies had failed and promised to make changes, the specifics of which remain unclear.
RENTON — Seahawks defenders say they are eager to get reacquainted with a certain NFL team Sunday. But it’s not the Denver Broncos, who come to CenturyLink Field for a 1:25 p.m. rematch of Super Bowl XLVIII.