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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Tom Brady connected with Brandin Cooks for a 25-yard touchdown pass with 23 seconds left as the New England Patriots rallied to beat the Houston Texans 36-33. Brady finished 25 of 35 for 378 yards and five touchdowns. New England has won five straight regular-season meetings with Houston and seven of eight overall. Cooks caught five passes for 131 yards and pair of scores. It was the fifth multi-touchdown game and eighth 100-yard game of his career.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Khris Davis hit another big home run, Jharel Cotton pitched five shutout innings of one-hit ball and the Oakland Athletics extended their season-best winning streak to seven games with an 8-1 victory over the Texas Rangers. Texas got swept over three games at an inopportune time. The Rangers entered the series in contention for the second AL wild card, but fell 5 1/2 games behind Minnesota with a week left in the season. The Twins swept Detroit over four games this weekend.

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Quarterback Kenny Hill and TCU's offense struggled at the end of last season. Not anymore. The 16th-ranked Horned Frogs used Hill's efficient effort and a balanced attack to knock off Oklahoma State 44-31 on Saturday. TCU rushed for 238 yards and passed for 228 against the sixth-ranked Cowboys to put its mark on the Big 12 and national championship races.

HOUSTON (AP) - FIU defense makes a stand on Rice's final series to finish off a 13-7 win in its Conference USA opener. FIU had its game at Indiana last Saturday cancelled because of Hurricane Irma and its 17-10 win over Alcorn State September 8 was moved to Birmingham, Alabama because of the storm.

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - J.J. Nelson got so sick of people telling him he was too small to play football that he gave it up in middle school. A few years later he came back. Now he's the spindly legged big-play threat of the Arizona Cardinals. He was NFC offensive player of the week after five catches for 120 yards in the Cardinals' overtime victory at Indianapolis. Next up is Dallas.

HOUSTON (AP) - Luis Valbuena hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the seventh inning and Justin Upton tacked on an insurance run with a solo homer in the eighth, helping the Los Angeles Angels snap a six-game skid with a 7-5 win over the Houston Astros. It was a much-needed victory for the Angels, who are 4 1/2 games behind Minnesota for the second AL wild card.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell pressed a hand to his heart and took to a knee for the national anthem for the second straight day, part of the protest movement that has been criticized by President Donald Trump. On Saturday, the 26-year-old rookie catcher became the first major league baseball player to kneel during "The Star-Spangled Banner." For the second straight day, teammate Mark Canha put a hand on Maxwell's shoulder in a show of support.

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