By Brian Starkman
The New York Yankees completed a three game sweep of the Minnesota Twins to move onto the American League Championship. They will play the winner of the Texas or Tampa Bay, which is tied at 2 games a piece in a best-out-of-five series.
Roy Halladay led the Philadelphia Phillies in a sweep of the Cincinnati Reds pitching a no-hitter in his first post season game and the only no-hitter ever pitched in post season since Yankees Don Larsen pitched a perfect game in the World Series.
The San Francisco Giants beat the Atlanta Braves Monday 3-2 to end the series in four games and will head to Philadelphia for the NLCS. The loss for the Braves ends the legendary career of future Hall of Fame manager Bobby Cox.
The New York Giants (3-2) overwhelmed the Houston Texans (3-2) Sunday 34-10. Manning completed 27 passes throwing for 297 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks caught 12 passes for 130 yards and two touchdowns while Ahmad Bradshaw led the team in rushing with 67 yards in 16 carries.
The New York Jets (4-1) defeated the Minnesota Vikings (1-3) on Monday night 29-20. Newly acquired Vikings receiver Randy Moss caught quarterback Brett Favreís 500th career touchdown pass; Favre ended the night with three touchdowns and . The Jets, who tied an NFL record of four consecutive games with out a turnover, scored mostly by the foot of kicker Nick Folk who went 5/5 on field goal attempts. Running back Shonn Greene scored the only offensive touchdown for New York on a 23-yard run.
The New York Islanders overcame the New York Rangers Monday 6-4 at Nassau Coliseum. The Islanders (1-0-1) have three points after the first two games of the season, the first, a 5-4 shootout loss to Dallas.
The New York Rangers are now 1-1-0 after the loss to the Islanders. Their first game they defeated Buffalo 6-3 on the road.
Ohio St. crushed Indiana 38-10 giving coach Jim Tressel his 100th victory with the Buckeyes. Heisman Trophy candidate junior Terrelle Pryor, quarterback of the Buckeyes threw for 334 yards completing 24 of his 30 passes and scoring three touchdowns.
19th-ranked South Carolina shocked the nation with their 35-21 upset victory over #1 Alabama. Junior quarterback for the Carolina Gamecocks Stephen Garcia completed 17 of his 20 passes throwing for 201 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. Marcus Lattimore ran for 93 yards on 23 attempts scoring two touchdowns.