Giants beat Dolphins...Spurs win again...Hall of Fame change in basketball...Cueto lands a new team

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MIAMI GARDENS (AP) — In the NFL game last night, the Giants edged the Dolphins 31-24. That means New York shares first place in the mediocre NFC East with Washington and Philadelphia at 6-7. The loss mathematically eliminated Miami from the AFC playoff chase.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Next to the Warriors the San Antonio Spurs are the talk of the NBA. They are off to the second-best 26-game start in team history as they are 25-1 after last night's 118-81 win over Utah. Kawhi (kah-WY') Leonard contributed 22 points in the win which leaves the Spurs 13-0 at home.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — It won't take as long for NBA stars to become eligible for the Hall of Fame. Players will now be eligible for the Hall four years after they retire, not five as it has been. The shorter wait period creates the potential for Shaquille O'Neal and Yao (yow) Ming to headline the class of 2016.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Free agent pitcher Johnny Cueto (KWAY'-toh) has found a new home. After helping the Royals win the World Series, Cueto, who joined the Royals in a trade with Cincinnati, moved on via free agency and on Monday came to terms on a deal with San Francisco. He's the second free agent acquisition for the Giants, who earlier this month locked up Jeff Samardzija (sah-MAHR'-juh).

UNDATED (AP) — In case you missed it yesterday, The Associated Press announced its weekly Top-25 men's basketball poll. For the second straight week Michigan State is No. 1 with Kansas No. 2. Completing the first-five this week are Oklahoma, Kentucky and Iowa State.

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