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Sep 25, 2011, 6:18 p.m.

Giants overtake Eagles, sideline Vick with broken hand

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The New York Giants scored 15 unanswered points to snap a six-game losing streak against the Philadelphia Eagles, who lost their quarterback Michael Vick to a broken hand, with a 29-16 road victory on Sunday. Two touchdown catches by little-used receiver Victor Cruz and two short-yardage stops by a ferocious Giants defense helped New York overwhelm their divisional rivals after they trailed 16-14 and improve to 2-1 for the season while dropping Philadelphia to 1-2.

U.S. swimmer Nyad ending Cuba-Florida crossing

MIAMI (Reuters) - U.S. long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad decided on Sunday to abandon her third attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida after being stung overnight in the face and eyes by jellyfish, her team said. Nyad, 62, had swum more than 77 miles of 103-mile stretch when she decided to end the effort later on Sunday. As of midday, the endurance athlete had made more than 114,000 swimming strokes since starting Friday evening, according to her website's tally.

Bills and Lions come back to keep perfect starts

MIAMI (Reuters) - The Buffalo Bills and the Detroit Lions both staged thrilling comebacks to extend their winning starts to the National Football League (NFL) season on Sunday while the Green Bay Packers overcame rivals Chicago to maintain their perfect record. The Bills came back from 21 points down to upset Tom Brady and the New England Patriots 34-31 while the Lions overturned a 20 point deficit in their 26-23 overtime win against the Minnesota Vikings.

Fans mourn, opponents celebrate Barcelona's last

BARCELONA, Spain, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Spain's top matador and two colleagues were carried out on the crowd's shoulders after the last bullfight to be held in Barcelona on Sunday. But the victory belonged to opponents of the "corrida," who had successfully campaigned for the emblematic Spanish spectacle to be banned in the Catalonia region.

Bills upset Patriots 34-31 in thriller

ORCHARD PARK, New York (Reuters) - The Buffalo Bills overturned a 21-point deficit to shock the New England Patriots 34-31 on Sunday and maintain their perfect start to the National Football League (NFL) season. Buffalo quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick tossed two touchdowns while an inspired Bills defense intercepted Tom Brady four-times as Buffalo snapped a run of 15 consecutive losses over eight years to their AFC East division rivals.

Vick says broken hand came from late hit

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick fractured his right hand in Sunday's 29-16 loss to the New York Giants, just a week after he was concussed in his team's defeat to the Atlanta Falcons. Vick broke the bone when he took a hit from defensive tackle Chris Canty after he completed a key pass to Jeremy Maclin during the third-quarter, go-ahead drive.

Europe hold nerve to reclaim Solheim Cup

DUNSANY, Ireland (Reuters) - Europe regained the Solheim Cup for the first time since 2003 after a dramatic 15-13 final day victory over the United States at Killeen Castle on Sunday. The outcome hinged on the last three matches and they all swung in Europe's favor.

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