Bears hold on to beat sloppy Jets 27-19

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman needed a few extra minutes to clear his head.

His team took advantage of mistakes by the New York Jets to jump to an early lead, but then things got a little too close for comfort in a 27-19 win Monday night.

"It was quite a game," Trestman said after arriving a few minutes later than usual for his postgame news conference. "I thought we played an excellent football team. They have the ability to run it and they play terrific defense. I'm just proud of our football team. It was a team win."

Bisciotti refutes Rice case accusations

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti refuted a report suggesting he and other team officials tried to persuade the NFL to be lenient on Ray Rice after the running back was arrested in February for knocking out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City elevator.

Bisciotti, who rarely met with the media before the Rice saga, said Monday he felt it necessary to respond to an ESPN story last week that described he, president Dick Cass and general manager Ozzie Newsome pushing Commissioner Roger Goodell for leniency for Rice. (MORE)

Depleted Steelers bring back LB Harrison

PITTSBURGH (AP) So much for James Harrison's retirement.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are bringing back the volatile five-time Pro Bowler to bring a veteran presence to a depleted linebacker group. (MORE)

Giants top Dodgers in 13, now 3 1-2 back

LOS ANGELES (AP) Pinch-hitter Andrew Susac singled home the go-ahead run in the 13th inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers 5-2 Monday night to climb within 3 1/2 games of the NL West lead.

Susac singled to left field off Kevin Correia (2-4), scoring Brandon Belt. San Francisco tacked on two more runs to take a 5-2 lead on Gregor Blanco's double. (MORE)

Braves fire GM Wren, Hart named interim

ATLANTA (AP) For the first time in nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves are searching for a general manager.

Frank Wren was fired Monday with a week to go in the regular season, taking the fall for a late-season collapse that knocked the Braves out of playoff contention. (MORE)

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