Colt McCoy leads Redskins to win against Cowboys and injured Romo

McCoy is congratulated by RGIII after leading the Redskins to victory (©GettyImages)

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NFL

Third string quarterback Colt McCoy led the Washington Redskins to a shock primetime win over the Dallas Cowboys last night.

Washington upset the Cowboys 20-17 thanks to an overtime field goal and with Dallas QB Tony Romo re-injuring his back late on it was a bad night all round for the famous franchise.

Romo is set to go for an MRI scan today but Dallas are hopeful the injury is not too serious. Colt McCoy meanwhile earned the praise of coach Jay Gruden but remains behind Robert Griffin III in the Redskins pecking order.

NBA

The NBA returns tonight with reigning champions the San Antonio Spurs getting the new season underway against the Dallas Mavericks.

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Most of the attention though will be on Los Angeles as Kobe Bryant makes his long awaited competitive comeback for the Lakers who take on the Houston Rockets at the Staples Center.

MLB

And finally Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost has paid his respects to Oscar Taveras after the St. Louis Cardinals pinch hitter was killed in a car crash this weekend.

The Royals currently trail the San Francisco Giants 3-2 in the World Series but the sad news concerning Taveras has quite rightly been the main focus of many people's attention in recent days.

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