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Going to The Mat India's Kumar Rajender (in red) overpowered China's Lumin Wang in the round of 16 at the World Wrestling Championships. Rajender lost his next match in the 55-kilogram division, but his countryman Kumar Sushil won India's first world championship gold, at 66 kilograms.

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Turned Over Giants safety Deon Grant was heels-over-head after he intercepted a pass intended for Carolina's Gary Barnidge on Sunday. Grant's pick was the first of five takeaways—including three interceptions—by the Giants as they christened their new Meadowlands stadium with a 31--18 win.

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Buffalo Spill Colorado's Arthur Jaffee landed hard as he tried to block a first-quarter punt by Cal's Bryan Anger last Saturday. Jaffee didn't get many more chances to come up with a block: Anger was called on just four times as the Golden Bears routed the Buffaloes, who will join Cal in the Pac-10 in 2012, 52--7.