The Seattle Seahawks beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-24 in overtime after the biggest comeback in franchise history, while the New York Jets rebounded from a 40- point loss with a 26-20 upset of the New Orleans Saints.
Juan Uribe’s two-run homer in the eighth inning sent the Los Angeles Dodgers to the National League Championship Series with a 4-3 victory that eliminated the Atlanta Braves from the Major League Baseball playoffs.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner have no plans to cancel their trip to China, according to a State Department official who spoke on condition of anonymity, amid reports the U.S. is protecting a fugitive Chinese activist.
The Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers won the openers of their American League playoff series, while the Atlanta Braves and Pittsburgh Pirates triumphed in the National League to even their series at one-game apiece.
China’s commitment to allow dissident Chen Guangcheng to go to the U.S. resolved a conflict that threatened to sour ties and demonstrated how the Sino-American relationship is increasingly driven by intertwined economic and security interests.