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Cardinals Rally, Beat Kershaw in Game 1

Cardinals Rally, Beat Kershaw in Game 1

Elsa/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- In a matchup that featured two of the top pitchers in the game, the St. Louis Cardinals won a 10-9 game over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game One of the National League Divisional Series (NLDS) on Friday night. The Cardinals scored eight runs in the seventh inning to come from behind against Clayton Kershaw before holding off the Dodgers late.

It started out as a blowout in favor of Los Angeles, as they built up a 6-1 lead through five innings. After Randal Grichuk homered in the first to give St. Louis a 1-0 lead, the Dodgers quickly took the lead scoring twice in the third. Two more runs were added in the fourth before A.J. Ellis launched a two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth off Adam Wainwright.

Meanwhile, Kershaw was mowing down opponents striking out eight batters through six innings. The southpaw had only given up two hits, both solo home runs, going into the seventh inning. It was then that the Cardinals made their rally.

The first four batters of the inning would reach on Kershaw, culminating on a Matt Adams RBI single. Pete Kozma then struck out for the first out of the frame before John Jay singled in another run to make it a 6-4 deficit. After another strikeout got the Dodgers within an out of ending the inning, Matt Carpenter cleared the bases with a double, giving St. Louis a 7-6 lead and chasing Kershaw.

The Cardinals would go on to score three more runs when Matt Holliday homered off reliever Pedro Baez for a 10-6 lead. Los Angeles threatened to take the lead back in both the eighth and ninth innings. Adrian Gonzalez's two-run homer in the eighth made it a 10-8 ballgame, while an RBI ground out got the Dodgers within a run and put the tying score at third. However, Yasiel Puig struck out to end the ballgame and give St. Louis a 1-0 series lead.

Game Two of the NLDS is set for 9:30 p.m. on Saturday at Dodger Stadium. Lance Lynn (15-10, 2.74 ERA) gets the call for the Cardinals while the Dodgers send Zack Greinke (17-8, 2.71 ERA) to the hill.

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Scoreboard Roundup 10/3/14

Scoreboard Roundup 10/3/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB Playoffs: Baltimore Orioles 7 - Detroit Tigers 6 (Orioles Lead Series, 2-0)

San Francisco Giants 3 - Washington Nationals 2 (Giants Lead Series, 1-0)

St. Louis Cardinals 10 - Los Angeles Dodgers 9 (Cardinals Lead Series, 1-0)

Kansas City Royals 4 - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1 in 11 Innings (Royals Lead Series, 2-0)

NCAA Football: Utah State 35 (3-2) - (18) BYU 20 (4-1)

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Jake Peavy Helps Guide Giants to 3-2 Win over the Nats, Lead NLDS 1-0

Jake Peavy Helps Guide Giants to 3-2 Win over the Nats, Lead NLDS 1-0

Brandon Mangin/MLB Photos via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Starting pitcher Jake Peavy has pitched like a true ace since being traded to San Francisco and he continued to do so on Friday after he helped pitch the Giants to a 3-2 win over the Washington Nationals to take a 1-0 lead in the NLDS.

Peavy 5.2 innings of work and gave up just two hits, no runs, and struck out three batters.

In 20 starts for the Boston Red Sox this season, Peavy had a 4.72 ERA. In 12 regular season starts for the Giants, Peavy posted a 2.17 ERA.

RBIs by Joe Panik, Brandon Crawford, and Buster Posey were all the Giants needed on offense despite a pair of solo home runs hit by Nationals' outfielder Bryce Harper and shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera in the 7th inning.

The Giants have won nine-straight postseason games, which is fifth longest streak in Major League Baseball history, and the most ever by a National League team.

Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval also extended his postseason hitting streak to a Giants-record 12 games.

Game 2 will be played on Saturday.

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No. 2 Oregon Upset by Unranked Arizona

No. 2 Oregon Upset by Unranked Arizona

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(EUGENE, Ore.) -- No. 2 Oregon was handed their first loss of the season Thursday as the unranked Arizona Wildcats defeated the Ducks 31-24.

This is the second straight season the Wildcats have beat the Ducks. 

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota gave credit to Arizona and the strength of PAC 12 teams after the defeat. 

"They're undefeated," he said. "It's obviously a testament to our conference. If you're not prepared each week, if you're not ready to play, you'll lose."

The loss is a blow to Mariota's chances at winning the Heisman and Oregon's hopes of being invited to college football's first four-team postseason playoff. 

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Live Sports Broadcast Schedule 10/3 – 10/6

Live Sports Broadcast Schedule 10/3 – 10/6Live Sports Broadcast Schedule 10/3- 10/6 Friday October 3 High School Football – Rigby Trojans @ Madison Bobcats 6:45 p.m. Saturday October 4 NCAA Football – LSU Tigers @ Auburn Tigers 5:00 p.m. Sunday October 5 NFL Football – Arizona Cardinals @ Denver Broncos 2:00 p.m. NFL Football – Cincinnati Bengals @ New England Patriots 6:00 p.m. Monday October […]

Texas A&M’s Kevin Sumlin Ready for Mississippi State

Texas A&M’s Kevin Sumlin Ready for Mississippi State

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(STARKSVILLE, Miss.) -- No. 6 Texas A&M will take on No. 12 Mississippi State in a SEC West matchup on Saturday.Aggies head coach Kevin Sumlin knows his team will face a challenge as the Bulldogs will be prepared coming off a bye week."They've had a bye week. We'll see some new stuff," Sumlin said. "Rested up, they'll be ready to go"In Sumlin's opinion, the bye week isn't the only factor: Mississippi State is coming into the game red hot."This is a team that is red hot right now," Sumlin said. "Seven straight wins. Five hundred yards a game this year."However, Bulldogs head coach Dan Mullen knows that Texas A&M will present challenges for his team as well."There’s a reason they’re ranked No. 6 in the country. They’re all-around a really good football team that knows how to win and knows how to find a way to win. We’re going to have to come out and play an excellent game in every phase of the game," he said.

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O’s Blast Tigers in Game 1 of ALDS

O’s Blast Tigers in Game 1 of ALDS

Baltimore Orioles/MLB(BALTIMORE) -- The Orioles got their post season off to a fast start.Nelson Cruz had a home run and three RBIs, and Baltimore scored eight runs in the eighth inning, on their way to routing the Detroit Tigers 12-3 in Game 1 of the American League Division Series Thursday.Chris Tillman (1-0) pitched five innings, allowing four hits, two runs, one walk, while striking out six in the victory.The Orioles started off fast when Cruz hit a two-run homer off Detroit ace Max Scherzer in the first. Scherzer (0-1) finished the day pitching 7 1/3 innings, allowing seven hits, five runs, one walk, while striking out two.The Orioles' 12 runs were the most the team ever recorded in a postseason game.Game 2 is Friday in Baltimore. The Tigers send Justin Verlander to the mound. He will be opposed by the Orioles' Wei-Yin Chen.

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Packers Sink Vikings 42-10

Packers Sink Vikings 42-10

Tom Lynn /Getty Images(GREEN BAY, Wis.) -- Aaron Rodgers continued to give the Green Bay Packer fans another reason to relax.Rodgers completed 12 of 17 passes for 156 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Packers past the Minnesota Vikings 42-10 Thursday night.After a four-and-out on their first drive of the game, the Packers scored on consecutive offensive possessions on two Rodgers' touchdown passes, the second being a 66-yard bomb to Jordy Nelson.This game was good for anybody wearing green: Packers running back Eddie Lacy rushed for over 100 yards for the first time this season and two touchdowns in the win.The Green Bay defense did its part, turning the Vikings over three times, one of them being a 49-yard pick-six to linebacker Julius Peppers.After the Packers lost two out of their first three games of the season, the Green Bay fans were getting restless. That prompted Rodgers to tell the Packer fans to "relax" during his weekly radio show on ESPN Milwaukee. Since then, the Packers have blown out both the Chicago Bears and now the Vikings.Christian Ponder, who started in place of the injured Teddy Bridgewater, completed 22 of 44 passes for 144 yards and two interceptions, while rushing for one touchdown.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 10/2/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 10/2/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: American League Divisional Series: Baltimore Orioles 12 - Detroit Tigers 3 (Orioles lead series, 1-0)

Kansas City Royals 3 - Los Angeles Angels 2 - 11 Innings (Royals lead series, 1-0)

Top 25 College Football: Arizona 31 (5-0) - (2) Oregon 24 (4-1)

NFL: Green Bay Packers 42 (3-2) - Minnesota Vikings 10 (2-3) 

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Ryan Agrees to Contract Extension with Ottawa Senators

Ryan Agrees to Contract Extension with Ottawa Senators

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(OTTAWA) -- The Ottawa Senators signed forward Bobby Ryan to a seven-year contract extension on Thursday. The deal, which will run through the 2021-22 NHL season, is worth $50.25 million.

In 70 games with the Senators last season, Ryan had 23 goals and 25 assists. He missed the last 12 games of the season because of a sports hernia.

Ryan was originally selected with the second overall pick in the 2005 NHL draft by Anaheim. In six seasons with the Ducks, Ryan had 147 points and 142 assists. The Senators acquired him via trade on July 5, 2013 for Jakob Silfverberg, Stefan Noesen and a draft pick.

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Mark Dantonio: ‘Looking Forward to’ Nebraska

Mark Dantonio: ‘Looking Forward to’ Nebraska

Football Texture/iStockphoto(NEW YORK) -- (10) Michigan State will get all they can handle from (19) Nebraska on Saturday night.

The Cornhuskers come into the game at 5-0 and Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio said he’ll make sure his team is ready for a fight.

"[I'm] really looking forward to the opportunity," Dantonio said on Monday. "[We had a] great football game last year [with] a lot riding on the game.  Really one of the reasons you probably come...[to] a place like Michigan State and play in a conference like this is to have these type of games."

Michigan State got the best of Nebraska last year, but Dantonio said Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong has more experience coming into this game.

"This year he's more experienced," Dantonio said of Armstrong. "That's his only loss that he's had on him since he's been a starting quarterback was last year. And I'm sure he wants some of those plays back."

"So, I think he's much more experienced, much more confident as a playmaker, much more in control of the offense and he is the guy this year, whereas last year he was a guy who, initially, it was Martinez and then the other guy and then it was him," he continued. "I think he's the guy in charge and there's confidence that goes along with that and a sense of ownership. I think that's a positive for any football program."

Nebraska is looking to go 6-0 for the first time since 2001.  Head coach Bo Pelini doesn't believe last year's loss will be a factor.

"You can look at it two ways: you can look at it that we gave it to them, or you can look at it from their standpoint that they took it,'' Pelini said. "We need to play better, cleaner, to have a chance to win the football game. I don't want to take away and say we should have won the football game, that's sort of a cop out."

Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. Eastern on ABC.

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Les Miles: Excited to Play Auburn

Les Miles: Excited to Play Auburn

Chris Graythen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Another chapter of the storied rivalry will resume on Saturday when (5) Auburn will host (15) Louisiana State University.

LSU comes into the game at 4-1 and 0-1 in the SEC.

Tigers head coach Les Miles is looking forward to going up against Auburn. "Anytime that you line up against a top‑5 opponent and you're looking forward to playing your best, this will be great competition," he said Monday. "I don't think there is a person in our building that's not excited about the opportunity to go down and play very well at Auburn."

Auburn sits at 4-0 and the offense is averaging 42.3 points per game.  

Miles said his defense will have to be on their A-game on Saturday. "Cameron Artis-Payne is rushing for 117 yards as a running back," he said of the Auburn offense.  "[They have] a quality group of receivers, D'haquille Williams, [with] 23 receptions, 357 yards and 3 touchdowns lead their receiving core, and, again, they're big and fast and can go get it."

LSU quarterback Brandon Harris will get the start and has completed 73.3 percent of his passes and has thrown six touchdowns so far this season. Miles is confident he can produce in the game.

"There is some 'ad‑lib' to his game that's very, very positive, and he's a guy that is really fast and a guy that can really throw the ball," Miles said of Harris. "You put him in a quality position to extend a play, some good things can happen."

Kickoff from Jordan-Hare Stadium is set for 7 p.m. Eastern.

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Bumgarner Twirls Gem, Sends Giants into NLDS

Bumgarner Twirls Gem, Sends Giants into NLDS

Brad Mangin/MLB Photos via Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) -- Madison Bumgarner pitched a complete game shutout to help the San Francisco Giants stop the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 in the National League Wild Card game Wednesday night.

Bumgarner continued his road dominance, winning his 12th game of the season away from home, allowing four hits and one walk, while striking out 10.

The Giants got on the board in the fourth when Brandon Crawford belted a grand slam off Pirates starter Edinson Volquez. "The last thing on my mind was probably hitting a home run," Crawford said. "I was just trying to hit something good enough to get Pablo (Sandoval) home, and I figured that would probably be good enough for Madison."

  Volquez pitched five innings allowing five hits, five runs, three walks, while striking out three in the loss.

Brandon Belt knocked in three runs and got on-base four times in the win.

The Giants advance to the National League Division Series where they'll take on the Washington Nationals. Game 1 is Friday in Washington.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 10/1/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 10/1/14

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 (NEW YORK) -- MLB: National League Wild Card: San Francisco Giants 8 - Pittsburgh Pirates 0 (Giants advance)

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Rory McIlroy Wins PGA Player of the Year

Rory McIlroy Wins PGA Player of the Year

Stuary Franklin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Fresh off a Ryder Cup victory, Rory McIlroy was voted the PGA Player of the Year on Wednesday.

McIlroy finished the 2014 campaign with three victories, including the Open Championship and PGA Championship.

''Being voted player of the year by your peers is something that's important,'' he said. ''They are the guys that you play week in and week out, and the guys you are trying to beat week in and week out. And if they appreciate what you've done over the year, and see the hard work you've put in, and golf you've played, and think that's been the best of the season, that's something that means a lot to me.''

With the three wins, as well as 12 finishes in the top 10 and never finishing lower than 25th, McIlroy reasserted himself as the No. 1 golfer in the world. 

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Adam Dunn Says He’s Retiring

Adam Dunn Says He’s Retiring

Brian Kersey/Getty Images(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- Adam Dunn is calling it a career after 14 seasons in the MLB.

Following Tuesday night's 12-inning loss in the Wild Card game to the Royals, Dunn told ESPN's Pedro Gomez that he is retiring.

Dunn played in his first postseason game on Tuesday and watched from the bench.

Dunn came in a trade from the White Sox in August and also played for the Washington Nationals, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Cincinnati Reds during his career.

Dunn finished his career with a .237 batting average, 462 home runs and 1,168 RBIs.

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Olympic Swimmer Michael Phelps ‘Deeply Sorry’ After DUI Arrest

Olympic Swimmer Michael Phelps ‘Deeply Sorry’ After DUI Arrest

CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/GettyImages(BALTIMORE) -- Olympic legend Michael Phelps said he was "deeply sorry" after authorities arrested him early Tuesday morning for suspicion of driving under the influence in Maryland."I understand the severity of my actions and take full responsibility," Phelps tweeted and said in a prepared statement released through his agent. "I know these words may not mean much right now but I am deeply sorry to everyone I have let down."The gold medalist was pulled over in his white Land Rover by police at 1:40 a.m., originally for speeding, police told ABC News.Phelps, 29, was going 84 mph in a 45 mph zone and was also seen crossing double lane lines, police said.The officers realized he was intoxicated and gave him a field sobriety test, authorities said."Mr. Phelps was identified as the driver by his driver’s license and appeared to be under the influence. He was unable to perform satisfactorily a series of standard field sobriety tests," a spokesperson for Maryland Transportation Authority told ABC.Phelps has been charged with speeding, DUI and crossing double lane lines, police said. He has since been released, they added.This is the athlete's second DUI arrest. He was arrested in 2004, also in his native Maryland. He pleaded guilty to that arrest and got 18 months probation.Phelps is one of the most notable Olympians ever, winning 22 total medals -- 18 of which are gold. He won his first Olympic gold in Athens in 2004 and competed recently in the 2012 London Games.

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Colts Sign LB Mathis to Extension

Colts Sign LB Mathis to Extension

Rob Carr/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) -- Linebacker Robert Mathis may be out for the season, but that didn't stop the Indianapolis Colts from wanting to keep the five-time Pro Bowler around longer.The 33-year-old Mathis signed a one-year contract extension with the Colts Tuesday that will keep him with the team through the 2016 season.According to ESPN.com, Mathis can make up to $6 million in 2016.Mathis was suspended the first four games of this season after violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy.During his suspension, Mathis tore his Achilles tendon while working out on his own, causing him to be placed on the season-ending injured reserve.Last season, Mathis played in all 16 games for the Colts, recording 59 tackles and 10 forced fumbles while leading the NFL in sacks with 19.5.

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Perez Sends Royals into ALDS with 12th Inning Single

Perez Sends Royals into ALDS with 12th Inning Single

Rich Pilling/MLB Photos via Getty Images(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- Salvador Perez's walk-off single with two outs in the 12th sent the Kansas City Royals past the Oakland Athletics 9-8 Tuesday night, in the American League Wild Card game.

After the Athletics took the lead in the top of the 12th on an Alberto Callaspo RBI single, the Royals answered back. Eric Hosmer hit a triple and then scored the tying run on Christian Colon's RBI infield single. Colon then stole second base before scoring the game-winner on Perez's clutch hit.

"This will go down as the craziest game I've ever played," Hosmer said. "This team showed a lot of character. No one believed in us before the game. No one believed in us before the season."

Hosmer is right, the game was pretty crazy. The Royals, who were playing in their first postseason since 1985, were leading 3-2 in the sixth inning when starting pitcher James Shields allowed a hit and then walked a batter. That prompted Kansas City skipper Ned Yost to pull Shields for rookie Yordano Ventura. Ventura then allowed a three-run home run to Brandon Moss, his second homer of the game, to make it 5-3. The A's added two more runs that inning, creating a deficit that appeared the Royals would not overcome. But Kansas City clawed out three runs in the eighth and Norichicka Aoki's sacrifice fly in the ninth sent the game into extra innings.

This is the Athletics seventh-straight loss in a winner-take-all playoff game since 2000.

The Royals now advance to take on the Los Angeles Angels in their best-of-five Division Series. Game 1 is Thursday night in Los Angeles.

 

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Scoreboard Roundup – 9/30/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 9/30/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB American League Wild Card: Kansas City Royals 9 - Oakland Athletics 8 - 12 Innings (Royals Advance)

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