MONTREAL (AP) - Kevin Love had 22 points and nine rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 104-89 preseason win against the Boston Celtics on Sunday. The game was held in Montreal as part of the 2013 NBA Canada series.
Kevin Martin had 21 points and five rebounds for the Timberwolves. Ricky Rubio led the team with seven assists.
Gerald Wallace had 16 points and three assists for Boston. Toronto native Kelly Olynyk scored four points in 19 minutes.
Minnesota put together a 12-0 run to grab an 18-7 lead on Martin's 3-pointer with 6:24 left in the first quarter. The Timberwolves led 57-51 at halftime and carried an 81-72 lead into the final period.
UNDATED (AP) - It was just like old times for Peyton Manning at Indianapolis on Sunday night as he threw for three touchdowns and the fans went home happy. This time, Manning was on the losing end as the Colts ended the Denver Broncos' bid for a perfect season.
Andrew Luck completed 21 of his 38 passes for 228 yards and three TDs to help the Colts beat the Broncos 39-33, ruining Manning's return to Indianapolis. Luck also ran for a 10-yard touchdown to put Indianapolis ahead 33-14 in the third quarter.
Manning passed for 386 yards and three TDs, but he also threw fourth-quarter interception and lost a fumble out of bounds in the end zone for a safety in the second period.
For Manning, the start of the game was better than the finish. He received a warm, lengthy ovation from Colts fans in his return to Lucas Oil Stadium. The crowd began to cheer once he could be seen running out of the tunnel just before game time. Fans stayed on their feet, applauding for much of a 90-second highlight reel of Manning's career in Indianapolis.
The 37-year-old quarterback acknowledged the cheers while standing along the sideline. He took off his helmet and turned to face the different sections, grinning sheepishly and waving on occasion. But the Broncos fell to 6-1, leaving the surprising Kansas City Chiefs as the NFL's only current unbeaten team. The Colts improved to 5-2.
In Kansas City, Alex Smith and Jamaal Charles ran for touchdowns as the Chiefs got past Houston 17-16 to improve to 7-0, one year after finishing 2-14. Charles ran for 86 yards and Smith passed for another 240 to spoil Case Keenum's first NFL start. Keenum threw a 29-yard TD pass to DeAndre Hopkins six seconds into the second quarter to put the Texans ahead for the last time at 10-7. Keenum threw for 271 yards but lost a fumble while being sacked by Tamba Hali in the final minute. Hali forced two fumbles and had 2 1/2 sacks. The Chiefs' season-opening record is second-best in team history, topped only by their 9-0 start in 2003.
The New York Jets got a break and beat the New England Pats 30-27 on Nick Folk's 42-yard field goal with 5:07 remaining in overtime. Folk missed a 56-yard try moments earlier, but the Jets were able to keep the ball after Chris Jones was called for unsportsmanlike conduct after pushing a teammate forward to try to block the kick, a new NFL rule.
New York eventually pulled out the victory and improved to 4-3 after Stephen Gostkowski hit a game-tying, 44-yard field goal with 16 seconds left in regulation.
Geno Smith was 17 of 33 for 233 yards and a touchdown. He also threw an interception that Logan Ryan returned 79 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter. Antonio Allen returned the favor for the Jets by bringing back a Tom Brady interception 23 yards for a third-quarter score.
Brady was just 22 of 46 for 228 yards and no touchdowns for the 5-2 Patriots. Rob Gronkowski had eight receptions for 114 yards in his season debut.
Frank Gore rushed for a pair of touchdowns and Colin Kaepernick ran for another while San Francisco was building a 24-0 lead in a 31-17 win over Tennessee. Kaepernick threw for 199 yards and ran for 68 as the 49ers pulled within a game of first-place Seattle in the NFC West. Kassim Osgood recovered a fumble in the end zone for the Niners' fourth and final touchdown. Jake Locker threw a pair of fourth-quarter scoring passes and finished with 326 yards through the air for the 3-4 Titans.
The Dallas Cowboys have grabbed sole possession of the NFC East lead at 4-3 by silencing the Eagles 17-3 in Philadelphia. Tony Romo passed for 317 yards and a touchdown for the Cowboys, who led just 3-0 after the two teams combined for 13 punts in the first half. The Dallas defense held NFL rushing leader LeSean McCoy to 55 yards on 18 carries. McCoy was outplayed by Cowboys rookie Joseph Randle, who had 65 yards.
Eagles signal-caller Nick Foles left the game with a head injury after being sacked by George Selvie and Jarius Wynn on the final play of the third quarter. The 3-4 Eagles have dropped a team-record nine straight at home since a win over the Giants in Sept. 2012.
The Chicago Bears struggled against Robert Griffin III, who had his best game of the season in guiding Washington to a 45-41 victory. Griffin was 18 of 29 for 298 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran 11 times for a season-high 84 yards.
Chicago led 41-38 until Roy Helu scored his third touchdown of the game with 45 seconds left. Matt Forte ran for three touchdowns, and backup quarterback Josh McNown threw for 204 yards and a TD after Jay Cutler left with a groin injury. Devin Hester tied Hall of Famer Deion Sanders' NFL record with his 19th return for a touchdown, bringing back a punt 81 yards for a score in the second quarter. The Bears dipped to 4-3 while the Redskins improved to 2-4.
Mike Nugent kicked a game-winning field goal for the second straight week, this one a 54-yard boot as time expired to lift Cincinnati past Detroit 27-24. Andy Dalton threw for three TDs and later took advantage with two short passes to set up the game-winning field goal. Detroit's Matthew Stafford connected with Calvin Johnson on two of his three TD passes. The 5-2 Bengals dropped the Lions to 4-3.
Pittsburgh used its own last-second field goal to win its second straight since an 0-4 start. Shaun Suisham kicked a 42-yarder as time expired to lift the Steelers past Baltimore 19-16. Suisham's fourth field goal of the day came after Dallas Clark grabbed a one-yard TD pass from Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, tying with 1:58 left. Ben Roethlisberger was 17 of 23 for 160 yards and no interceptions to help the Steelers stay within 2 1/2 games of the division-leading Bengals. Flacco threw for 215 yards and no interceptions, but the Ravens gained just 82 yards on 26 carries and dropped to 3-4.
Dan Carpenter beat his old team by hitting a 31-yard field goal with 33 seconds left in Buffalo's 23-21 comeback against Miami. Mario Williams set up the winning kick by sacking Ryan Tannehill with less than three minutes left. Rookie Nickell Robey returned an interception 19 yards for a touchdown on the third play of the game to help the Bills build an early 14-0 lead, but they had to rally after Brandon Gibson caught his second touchdown pass of the game to put Miami ahead. The 3-4 Bills ended a streak of six consecutive road losses while handing the 3-3 Dolphins their third straight loss.
The losses by Chicago and Detroit allowed Green Bay to take over the NFC North lead at 4-2. Aaron Rodgers was 25 of 36 for 260 yards and three touchdowns as the Packers thumped Cleveland 31-13. Rookie Eddie Lacy ran for 82 yards and a TD, while the Packers' defense held the Browns to just 216 total yards. Brandon Weeden had a tough afternoon for the 3-4 Browns, completing just 17 of his 42 passes for 149 yards, one TD and one interception.
Matt Ryan had 273 passing yards and threw two of his scoring tosses to Jacquizz Rodgers as Atlanta downed Tampa Bay 31-23 to end a three-game skid and improve to 2-4. Harry Douglas had seven receptions for a career-best 149 yards for the Falcons, including a 37-yard touchdown catch. Thomas DeCoud returned the fumble recovery 30 yards for a touchdown to help the Falcons drop the Buccaneers to 0-6.
San Diego is 4-3 after Philip Rivers threw for 285 yards and a touchdown in a 24-6 win over Jacksonville, leaving the Jaguars winless at 0-7. Rivers completed his first 14 passes and finished 22-of-26 for the Chargers, who had the ball for 37 1/2 minutes.
Ryan Mathews ran for 110 yards and a score as the Chargers made the Jags the first team since the 1984 Oilers to lose its first seven games by at least 10 points.
Cam Newton was on target during Carolina's 30-15 win over St. Louis, completing 15 of his 17 passes for 204 yards and touchdown. Newton's 19-yard scoring strike to Steve Smith put the Panthers ahead 27-12 with 19 seconds left in the third quarter.
Captain Munnerlyn intercepted Sam Bradford on the game's first play and returned it 35 yards for a score. Bradford was taken to the locker room on a cart with an apparent left knee injury. The Panthers evened their record at 3-3. The Rams are 3-4.
NEW YORK (AP) - Alabama and Oregon remain one-two in the latest Associated Press college football poll, but there are major changes underneath. Florida State moved up two spots to third following the Seminoles' rout of Clemson. Ohio State holds at No. 4, Missouri's victory over Florida allowed the Tigers to make a nine-place jump to fifth, and Baylor surged up from 12th to sixth with its rout of Iowa State.
Seventh-ranked Miami is followed by Stanford, Clemson and Texas Tech. Auburn's win over Texas A&M moved the Tigers from 24th to 11th, just ahead of UCLA, LSU, A&M and Fresno State. No. 16 Virginia Tech is followed by Oklahoma, Louisville, Oklahoma State and South Carolina. Central Florida, Wisconsin, Northern Illinois, Michigan and Nebraska round out the top 25. Georgia and Florida fell out of the poll.
UNDATED (AP) - The Anaheim Ducks have reeled off a seven-game winning streak since a season-opening loss to Colorado. The Ducks fell behind 3-1 in the first period on Sunday before pulling out a 6-3 win over Dallas. Corey Perry provided two goals and an assist, tying the game with back-to-back tallies and setting up Ryan Getzlaf's insurance tally. Emerson Etem notched the go-ahead goal while the Ducks were shorthanded in the second period. Getzlaf finished with a goal and three assists for the Ducks, who improved to 5-0 at home.
Also on the NHL:
- Nashville made it five wins in seven games by scoring three times in the second period of a 3-1 victory at Winnipeg. Eric Nystrom, Patric Hornqvist and Matt Cullen scored to support Carter Hutton, who stopped 37 shots in his first NHL victory.
- R.J. Umberger scored the tiebreaking goal with 8:46 left as Columbus beat Vancouver 3-1 to snap a four-game losing streak. Marian Gaborik and Ryan Johansen also scored for the Blue Jackets, who won for the first time at home this season after losing their first two.
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - Jamie McMurray picked up his first Sprint Cup victory in three years by taking the checkered flag under caution at Talladega Superspeedway. Dale Earnhardt Jr. settled for second, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was third, Paul Menard fourth and Kyle Busch fifth.
Jimmie Johnson steered around trouble and finished 13th, emerging from the race with the lead in the Sprint Cup standings. The five-time Cup champion passed Matt Kenseth for the top spot and has a four-point edge with four races remaining. Kenseth finished 20th.
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