Boise State edges Va. Tech

Kellen Moore hit Austin Pettis with a 13-yard touchdown pass with 1:09 left and No. 3 Boise State passed what might be its toughest test of the season, beating No. 10 Virginia Tech, 33-30, last night.

The Broncos (1-0) came to FedEx Field with their best preseason ranking ever and ran out to a 17-0 lead in the first quarter, then had to rally themselves to extend their winning streak to 15 games.

Tyrod Taylor passed for 186 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 73 yards for the Hokies (0-1), who for the fourth straight season took a deflating early-season loss.

As for the Broncos, even with 11 games left in the season, the debate will start about whether they should become the first team from a conference without an automatic BCS bid to play for a national championship if they go undefeated.

Maryland stuns Navy

Kenny Tate stopped Ricky Dobbs at the goal line with 34 seconds left as host Maryland stunned in-state rival Navy, 17-14, to break a seven-game losing streak that began last October.

The Midshipmen (0-1) held the ball for nearly 19 minutes longer than Maryland (1-0) and outgained the Terrapins by more than 200 yards. But in a game influenced by untimely turnovers and huge penalties, the outcome was decided on a gritty goal-line stand.

Wyoming player killed

A University of Wyoming football player was killed and three teammates were injured when a pickup drifted off a Colorado highway and crashed, authorities said.


FIFA assessing U.S. cities

A delegation of FIFA inspectors has arrived in the United States to assess the Americans' bid for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

Five of the 18 cities proposed by the United States as World Cup sites will be visited this week by the group, which starts in New York and New Jersey and finishes in Houston.


'Boys' wins Hopeful

Boys At Tosconova ($3.10) pulled clear to a 1 3/4-length victory over Stay Thirsty in the 106th running of the Grade I, $250,000 Hopeful for 2-year-olds at Saratoga.

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MSG, Chase reach deal

Madison Square Garden has signed a 10-year sponsorship agreement with JPMorgan Chase that will reach into all of the Garden's disparate operations, including sports, entertainment and media. The sides are not ready to announce the deal, first reported yesterday by Sports Business Journal, and until then, the Garden has declined to comment.

The agreement does not include naming rights to the arena. Like the Yankees, the Garden never considered changing its name for a sponsor, given its history and iconic brand. The Garden is planning a massive renovation - officials call it a "transformation'' - that is due to be completed by 2013.

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