NFL – The Cowboys and Eages combined for a few squillion points but all anyone is going to take away from last night’s NFC East showdown was Eagles rookie receiver DeSean Jackson dropping the ball before crossing the goalline on a 61-yard strike from Donovan McNabb to put Philly up 27-21. Ultimately, it didn’t harm the team much because the result of an overturned replay gave Philly the ball back on the Cowboys’ 2, and Brian Westbrook took it in on the following play. As can be expected from a game with a 41-37 final, great feats of defense were not on display. Terrell Owens had no problem getting behind the Philly secondary, as he finished with three catches for 89 yards and two scores. Brian Westbrook was stellar for the greater part of the game, but his 4th quarter fumble set up the go-ahead score for Dallas. Between this and the San Diego-Denver game on Sunday, this was quite a week for dramatic shootouts around the league.
MLB - The Red Sox launched six homers to bludgeon the Rays 13-5 and pull into a first-place tie atop the AL East. We’ll keep you posted because surely ESPN will give this division race the short shrift… The Cubs might just avoid this late-season collapse if they can either no-hit or one-hit teams every game. Ted Lilly followed up Carlos Zambrano’s no-no on Sunday with a one-hitter against the Astros yesterday. Mark Loretta broke up Lilly’s no-hit bid with a 7th inning single…The Nats are trying to spur another late-season depantsing of the Mets. Washington beat New York to drop the latter’s NL East lead over the Phillies to a half game…Juan Pierre had his first jack in 281 games to help the Dodgers continue their late season surge to being a slightly better team that wouldn’t make the playoffs in any other division.