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Sports Minute: Here is the latest New Jersey sports news from The Associated Press

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Philadelphia Eagles beat the Indianapolis Colts 30-27 last night. Nick Foles threw a tying touchdown pass with 3:25 to go, and then set up Cody Parkey for the winning 36-yard field goal as time expired. The Eagles are 2-0 and have won six straight road openers.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees 1-0 last night. Ben Zobrist hit a game-ending single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning for the Rays. With the Baltimore Orioles' 5-2 win over Toronto, the Yankees were eliminated from AL East title contention in Derek Jeter's final season. Mired in an 0-for-24 slump, Jeter was given the night off.

NEW YORK (AP) - The Miami Marlins rallied for a 6-5 win over the New York Mets last night. The Mets' Jacob deGrom struck out his first eight batters to match a major league record before the Marlins started making contact. Adeiny Hechavarria hit a two-run single and Jeff Mathis put Miami in front with an RBI single that capped a three-run eighth inning.

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego Padres beat the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 last night. Andrew Cashner pitched a two-hitter for his third career shutout and the Padres scored on Cody Asche's fielding error in the second inning. Jerome Williams limited the Padres to an unearned run, three hits and two walks in 7 2-3 innings.

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Major League Baseball has suspended Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon for seven games for making a lewd gesture and then bumping an umpire. He also has been fined. Papelbon says he will immediately begin serving the suspension, and he's sorry for making contact with umpire Joe West on Sunday.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Tom Coughlin still believes in the New York Giants. With the season seemingly slipping away after an 0-2 start, Coughlin didn't hesitate yesterday to say that his team can turn things around. The 68-year-old coach has led the Giants to two Super Bowl titles, but missed the postseason the past two years.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - New York Giants cornerback Walter Thurmond is going to miss the remainder of the season with a torn pectoral muscle. The Giants announced yesterday that the former Seattle Seahawk will have surgery today. He was hurt in Sunday's loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - New York Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg takes full blame for the timeout call that negated a tying touchdown against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. Mornhinweg says he tried to get coach Rex Ryan's attention on the sideline on the fourth-and-4 play from the Packers 36 with just over 5 minutes remaining because he saw something he didn't like.

DEAL, N.J. (AP) - Two-time defending champion Ellen Port advanced to the second round of the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur yesterday, beating Kimberly Briele 6 and 4. The 52-year-old Port, from St. Louis, was the qualifying medalist at Hollywood Golf Club. She has a record four U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur titles and captained the winning U.S. Curtis Cup team in June. Briele is from New Bern, North Carolina.

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Rutgers is apologizing to Penn State for offensive signs and shirts referencing the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal that some Rutgers fans displayed during a weekend football game. Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann apologized in a statement yesterday for the "classless display" that she says does not represent the New Jersey school's views or its fan base.

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