Rankings for the top 15 programs on cable networks as compiled by the Nielsen Co. for the week of Sept. 20-26. Day and start time (EDT) are in parentheses:
The NFL has a problem with the head of the AFL-CIO's offer to mediate the league's labor talks.
Game 3 of the World Series is scheduled to begin before 7 p.m. on the East Coast, the earliest start since 1987.
It's taken Dunta Robinson three games to get his wind back.
Michael Vick is the NFL's hottest quarterback. The Washington Redskins have the league's leakiest defense.
Generally, getting benched means a huge blow to the ego, a drastic reduction in playing time and a view from the sideline. For Juqua Parker, getting benched has meant the best start of his career.
This is one week Ben Roethlisberger wouldn't mind taking a nasty hit from Ray Lewis.
Hines Ward rarely looks forward to late December and early January, when his shoulders sometimes ache so badly they hurt on every pass reception and his legs start rebelling after multiple games on unfriendly artificial turf surfaces.
The last place most people expected to find the San Francisco 49ers through three weeks of the season was last place.