Manning knew he might lose Giants job

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning speaks to the media on Wednesday at East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Tom Canavan)

Eli Manning said Wednesday he has accepted his new role as the backup quarterback and he intends to support Jones and do everything he can to help the Giants (0-2) start winning games.

Pats defense has been cohesive, dominant through two games

New England linebackers Jamie Collins, left, and Dont'a Hightower, right, speak during Wednesday's practice in Foxborough, Mass. As dominant as the Patriots' offense has been through two games, their defense has been just as impressive. (Steven Senne/AP Photo)

Solid play at linebacker, stout secondary leading Patriots defense

Darnold working way back to health as Jets prepare for Pats

Jets quarterback Sam Darnold throws a pass during the first half of a Sept. 8 game against Buffalo at MetLife Stadium. Buffalo won, 17-16. (Bill Kostroun/AP Photo)

Sam Darnold working way back to health as Jets prepare for Patriots

Giants rout Red Sox 11-3

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy tips his cap after the Giants defeated the Boston Red Sox 11-3 in Wednesday's game at Boston for his 2,000th career win. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Stephen Vogt hit a two-run homer and the Giants beat the Red Sox 11-3 on Wednesday night, giving Bruce Bochy his 2,000th career victory as a manager in the majors.

Mets rally to beat Rockies

New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso follows the flight of his solo home run off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jeff Hoffman in the sixth inning of Wednesday's game at Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

The Mets began the day tied with Philadelphia, four games behind the Cubs and Milwaukee for the second NL wild-card spot.

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Giants rout Red Sox 11-3

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy tips his cap after the Giants defeated the Boston Red Sox 11-3 in Wednesday's game at Boston for his 2,000th career win. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Stephen Vogt hit a two-run homer and the Giants beat the Red Sox 11-3 on Wednesday night, giving Bruce Bochy his 2,000th career victory as a manager in the majors.

Mets rally to beat Rockies

New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso follows the flight of his solo home run off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jeff Hoffman in the sixth inning of Wednesday's game at Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

The Mets began the day tied with Philadelphia, four games behind the Cubs and Milwaukee for the second NL wild-card spot.

Major League Baseball roundup

Tampa Bay's Austin Meadows hits a solo home run off Dodgers relief pitcher Josh Sborz to lead off the 11th inning of Wednesday's game in Los Angeles. Tampa Bay won 8-7. (Mark J. Terrill/AP Photo)

Austin Meadows homered leading off the 11th inning, sending Tampa Bay to an 8-7 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers that helped the Rays keep pace in the AL wild-card race and prevented the New York Yankees from clinching the AL East title

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AP sources: One of Brown's accusers has met with NFL

New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown puts on his shoes during Wednesday's practice at Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Two people with knowledge of the investigation into Antonio Brown being accused of sexual assault tell The Associated Press that one of the accusers has met with NFL investigators and that there is no timetable for concluding the probe.

NFL notes

New York Jets quarterback Trevor Siemian grabs his leg after being hurt during the first half of Monday night's game against the Cleveland Browns at East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Trevor Siemian will be sidelined for the rest of the season with an ankle injury, and third-stringer Luke Falk will start for New York at New England on Sunday — and beyond until Sam Darnold returns from illness.

Giants bench Manning, name rookie Jones starting QB

Rookie Daniel Jones (8) will replace veteran Eli Manning as the Giants' starting quarterback on Sunday at Tampa Bay. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

2-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning benched, rookie Daniel Jones named New York Giants' starting quarterback following 0-2 start

Call to arms: Saints, Steelers reel with Brees, Big Ben out

New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees hugs Rams quarterback Jared Goff after Sunday's game in Los Angeles. Brees has been diagnosed with a torn ligament near the thumb of his throwing hand that is expected to sideline him at least six weeks, said a person familiar with the situation. Brees has elected to have surgery, but it is not yet clear when the operation will take place or who will perform it, the person said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Photo)

Saints, Steelers see their title hopes damaged with major injuries to Brees, Roethlisberger

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Mystics edge Aces, 97-95

Las Vegas guard Kelsey Plum throws up a shot in front of Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne, left center, with seconds left in Game 1 of a WNBA semifinal series on Tuesday in Washington. The Mystics won 97-95. (Nick Wass/AP Photo)

Elena Delle Donne scored 24 points, Emma Meesseman added a career postseason high 27 points, and the Washington Mystics held on for a 97-95 victory over the Las Vegas Aces in Game 1 of their WNBA semifinal series Tuesday night.

Popularity of NBA in China seems to create endless options

Former NBA players Kobe Bryant, left, and Tony Parker talk during Sunday's first-place match between Spain and Argentina in the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Beijing. (Ng Han Guan/AP Photo)

Popularity of NBA in China growing, transcending politics, and the what's-next possibilities seem endless

Lynx forward Napheesa Collier named WNBA Rookie of Year

Minnesota's Napheesa Collier, right, shoots while defended by the Sparks' Candace Parker during the first half of a Sept. 8 game in Los Angeles. Collier was named the WNBA's Rookie of the Year on Monday. (Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP Photo)

Minnesota Lynx forward Napheesa Collier has been named the WNBA Rookie of the Year.

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Lightning still the team to beat in NHL's Eastern Conference

Tampa Bay goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy eyes a shot during the first day of training camp on Sept. 13 in Brandon, Fla. Fresh off finishing 21 points ahead of the NHL last regular season and going four and out in the playoffs, the Lightning are again Stanley Cup favorites and the team to beat in an ever-improving the Eastern Conference. (Chris O'Meara/AP Photo)

Getting swept in the first round wasn't enough to knock the Tampa Bay Lightning off the mountaintop

Defending champion Blues surrounded by tough teams in West

St. Louis' Vladimir Tarasenko carries the Stanley Cup after the team defeated Boston, 4-1, in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup on June 12 in Boston. (Michael Dwyer/AP Photo)

Defending champion St. Louis Blues surrounded by tough teams in West

NHL players stay with CBA, labor peace set to at least 2022

The NHL players' union decides if will end the current labor agreement and set the clock ticking toward another potential work stoppage in 2020.

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Sun can take charge of series with win in Game 2 on Thursday

Sun forward Alyssa Thomas drives to the past during Tuesday's 84-75 win over the Los Angeles Sparks in Game 1 of their WNBA semifinal playoff series at Mohegan Sun Arena. Game 2 is Thursday at 6:30 p.m. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Connecticut Sun need more of their players contributing offensively to start Game 2 of their WNBA semifinal series on Thursday. The Los Angeles Sparks need more of their players contributing offensively period.

Sun beat Sparks, 84-75, in Game 1 of WNBA semifinals

Sun guard Jasmine Thomas is fouled on a drive by Sparks guard Tierra Ruffin-Pratt during Game 1 of their WNBA semifinal playoff series on Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Sun won 84-75 to take the 1-0 lead in the best-of-five series. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Alyssa Thomas scored 13 of her 22 points in the first quarter and was one of four Connecticut Sun players to finish in double figures as they beat the Los Angeles Sparks, 84-75, on Tuesday night in Game 1 of their WNBA semifinal series.

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Major League Baseball roundup

Tampa Bay's Austin Meadows hits a solo home run off Dodgers relief pitcher Josh Sborz to lead off the 11th inning of Wednesday's game in Los Angeles. Tampa Bay won 8-7. (Mark J. Terrill/AP Photo)

Austin Meadows homered leading off the 11th inning, sending Tampa Bay to an 8-7 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers that helped the Rays keep pace in the AL wild-card race and prevented the New York Yankees from clinching the AL East title

Police: Pirates' Vázquez attempted to have sex with minor

Pirates closer Felipe Vazquez takes a break during a Feb. 20 spring baseball workout at Pirate City in Bradenton, Fla. Vázquez was arrested Tuesday on multiple felony charges, including soliciting a child, statutory sexual assault and pornography and was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball. (Matt Freed/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/AP Photo)

Pittsburgh Pirates closer Felipe Vázquez told investigators he attempted to have sex with underage girl during meeting at her house in 2017, court papers say

Lightning still the team to beat in NHL's Eastern Conference

Tampa Bay goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy eyes a shot during the first day of training camp on Sept. 13 in Brandon, Fla. Fresh off finishing 21 points ahead of the NHL last regular season and going four and out in the playoffs, the Lightning are again Stanley Cup favorites and the team to beat in an ever-improving the Eastern Conference. (Chris O'Meara/AP Photo)

Getting swept in the first round wasn't enough to knock the Tampa Bay Lightning off the mountaintop

Defending champion Blues surrounded by tough teams in West

St. Louis' Vladimir Tarasenko carries the Stanley Cup after the team defeated Boston, 4-1, in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup on June 12 in Boston. (Michael Dwyer/AP Photo)

Defending champion St. Louis Blues surrounded by tough teams in West

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Auto Racing

4:25 a.m. (Friday), ESPN2 — Formula One Singapore Grand Prix practice. 

Baseball

Noon, MLB Network — MLB Network — MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves.

1 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: San Francisco Giants at Boston Red Sox.

4 p.m., MLB Network — MLB Network — MLB: San Diego Padres at Milwaukee Brewers.

6:30 p.m., WCCT, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: Los Angeles Angels at New York Yankees.

7 p.m., Ch. 61 — MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs.

Basketball

6:30 p.m., ESPN2 — WNBA playoffs: Los Angeles Sparks at Connecticut Sun.

8:30 p.m., ESPN2 — WNBA playoffs: Las Vegas Aces at Washington Mystics.

Cycling

2 a.m. (Friday), NBCSN — Spanish Vuelta from Spain. (taped today)

Football

8 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Houston at Tulane.

8:20 p.m., NFL Network, WCBS (880-AM) — NFL: Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars. 

Golf

5 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: BMW Championship from Surrey, England.

2 p.m., Golf Channel – PGA: Sanderson Farms Championship from Jackson, Miss.

10 p.m., Golf Channel — Asian Tour: Dongae Open from Incheon, South Korea.

5 a.m. (Friday), Golf Channel — European PGA: BMW Championship from Surrey, England.

Surfing

7 p.m., FS1 — World Surf League from Lemoore, Calif.

Tennis

6 a.m., Tennis Channel — WTA Guangzhou Open from China; WTA Pan Pacific Open from Osaka, Japan; ATP Moselle Open from Metz, France.

11 p.m., Tennis Channel — WTA: Guangzhou Open from China; Korea Open from Seoul; Pan Pacific Open from Osaka, Japan.

Volleyball

9 p.m., FS1 — NCAA women: Washington at Wisconsin.

Wrestling

Midnight, NBCSN — World Championship from Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. (taped today)