Giants rely on core of 4 relievers

San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Santiago Casilla celebrates at the end of the game against the St. Louis Cardinals during the Game 4 of the National League baseball championship series Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, in San Francisco. The Giants won 6-4 to lead the series 3-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have their own version of the Core Four that has fueled their recent October dominance.

With TD mark in bag, Manning can set more records

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) is greeted by Terrance Knighton (98) and Virgil Green (85) after throwing his 509th career touchdown pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

DENVER (AP) — Next up for Peyton Manning: the NFL passing yardage record.

Steelers rally past stunned Texans 30-23

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant (10) makes a touchdown catch after getting by Houston Texans defensive back Andre Hal (29) in the second quarter of Monday’s NFL football game in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — One dizzying sequence, and the Pittsburgh Steelers were in complete control against J.J. Watt and the Houston Texans.

Manning breaks Favre’s TD mark in 42-17

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) throws his 509th career touchdown pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Denver. Manning has broken Brett Favre's record for touchdown passes with his 509th. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning’s receivers played keep-away with his milestone memento and the NFL’s new leader in career touchdown passes toyed with the San Francisco 49ers in the Denver Broncos’ 42

Schedule favors No. 2 Florida State down stretch

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston rolls out to pass late in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Notre Dame in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. Florida State won 31-27. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The road to the College Football Playoffs is open for Florida State after a thrilling victory Saturday night.

Notre Dame’s Kelly regrets not putting champs away

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly objects to a call in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Florida State in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

The next day, Brian Kelly’s biggest regret was Notre Dame let a game with Florida State come down to a point where a penalty he still insisted should not have been called could have so much to do w

SEC is 1st conference to put 4 in top 5 of AP poll

Alabama linebacker Reggie Ragland (19) celebrates his interception, which ended Texas A&M's best chance to score, with teammates during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/AL.com, Vasha Hunt) MAGAZINES OUT

The Southeastern Conference has reached a new milestone in The Associated Press college football poll, becoming the first league to place four teams in the top five — all from the western division.

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