Top of the morning: Pats stumble in Seattle, Yanks down 0-2


Top of the morning: Pats stumble in Seattle, Yanks down 0-2

Eric Frede of "SportNet Central" wraps up a busy Sunday in which the Patriots fail to execute down the stretch and fall 24-23 to the Seahawks in Seattle.

For three-and-a-half quarters, it looked like the Pats would come away from the Pacific Northwest with a victory. The Seahawks rallied from a 13-point, fourth-quarter deficit and stunned New England.

The Patriots are now 3-3, just like everybody else in the AFC East. The Pats will try to regroup this Sunday in Foxboro against the rival Jets, who are coming off a victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

Elsewhere, the Celtics are preparing for their exhibition game Monday night in Philadelphia against the new-look Sixers, who lost to the C's in the playoffs last year. The game is a 7 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet New England.

In the American League Championship Series, the Yankees, after having lost Derek Jeter to a broken ankle in the opener, now face a 0-2 series deficit after losing 3-0 to the Detroit Tigers in Game 2 on Sunday at Yankee Stadium.

The Tigers got the benefit of a blown call at second base. Television replays showed Detroit's Omar Infante was clearly out as he tried to dive back to the bag. Umpire Jeff Nelson called him safe. The call led to Yankees manager Joe Girardi's ejection from the game.

Four killed in crash involving Dallas Cowboys' bus


Four killed in crash involving Dallas Cowboys' bus

PHOENIX (AP) -- A bus carrying Dallas Cowboys staffers but no players and a van collided Sunday on an Arizona highway, killing four people in the van, authorities said.

The bus occupants emerged uninjured from the crash, Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Quentin Mehr said.

"All on the bus came through OK with some bumps and bruises," Cowboys spokesman Rich Dalrymple said in an email.

Dalrymple said the bus was only carrying members of the franchise's staff but would not say how many. There were no players on board.

Mickey Spagnola, a columnist for the team's website, has been writing for the past week about traveling on a Cowboys bus with a driver, the team mascot and videographer. On his Twitter page, Spagnola tweeted before 2 p.m. that the bus was 80 miles outside of Vegas.

The two vehicles collided in the afternoon on U.S. 93, about 30 miles north of the city of Kingman or 180 miles northeast of Phoenix, according to DPS.

The crash shut down at least one lane of the highway that serves as the main route between Las Vegas and Phoenix.

The bus was on its way to a Dallas Cowboys fan event in Las Vegas. Charles Cooper, manager of GameWorks entertainment center in Vegas, said the session with 50 to 75 fans was scheduled for 3 p.m. PDT. People were already waiting when the president of a Las Vegas Cowboys fan club called to relay news of the accident. The event was subsequently canceled. Cooper says the team mascot was supposed to appear.

After the Las Vegas stop, the bus was scheduled to go on to Oxnard, California for the team's training camp. Members of the organization typically take a bus two weeks before the camp starts and make stops along the way.