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October 6, 2013 03:13 PM EST | AP

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PITTSBURGH — The Pirates and Cardinals meet in Game 3 of an NL division series tied at a game each. Francisco Liriano, who is 9-1 at PNC Park this season, starts for Pittsburgh. Converted reliever Joe Kelly makes his first postseason start for St. Louis. By Will Graves. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 4:37 p.m.


LOS ANGELES — With two rookie pitchers in the glare of postseason baseball, the Dodgers take on the Braves in Game 3 of a tied NL division series. Hyun-Jin Ryu starts for Los Angeles, which is playing its first home playoff game in four years. Julio Teheran goes for Atlanta. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 8:07 p.m.


ARLINGTON, Texas — Peyton Manning, off to one of the hottest starts in NFL history, makes his first visit to the $1.2 billion home of the Dallas Cowboys, who have already given up a pair of 400-yard games. The Denver Broncos are averaging almost 45 points a game. By Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 4:25 p.m.



DETROIT — After two riveting one-run games in Oakland, the Athletics and Tigers arrive in Detroit with the series 1-1. Detroit sends Anibal Sanchez, the AL ERA champ, to the mound in Monday's Game 3 — another reminder of the pitching depth the Tigers hope will take them back to the World Series. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 6 p.m.


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rays had to win three straight elimination games just to get in the AL division series. Down 2-0 to the Boston Red Sox, they'll have to do it again to advance to the next round of the playoffs. The work starts Monday night with Game 3. By Fred Goodall. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 6 p.m.

— With:

— OAKLAND, Calif. — BBA--ALDS--A'S-Vogt's Chance. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 3 p.m.



CHICAGO — Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints put their perfect record on the line when they take on Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears. The Saints (4-0) are coming off a 38-17 victory over Miami on Monday night. The Bears (3-1) are trying to bounce back from a 40-32 loss at Detroit. By Jay Cohen. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game started 1 p.m.


INDIANAPOLIS — Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson left college together, were drafted in the same class, made the playoffs as rookies and went to the Pro Bowl together. The stellar quarterbacks face each other for the first time when the Colts play the Seahawks. By Michael Marot. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game started 1 p.m.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Chiefs (4-0) try to remain among the NFL's unbeaten teams, playing a Titans (3-1) team that feel its is awfully close to also being perfect. Tennessee will be going with backup Ryan Fitzpatrick at quarterback after the injury to Jake Locker. By Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game started 1 p.m.


CINCINNATI — The New England Patriots try to improve to 5-0 for the first time since 2007, when they swept their way to the Super Bowl. The Cincinnati Bengals (2-2) are just trying to find an identity. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 750 words, lead, photos. Game started 1 p.m.

— Also:

— ATLANTA — FBN--Jets-Falcons. By Paul Newberry. SENT: 700 words, photos.

— FBN--NFL Today. UPCOMING: 1,500 words, photos by 1 a.m.

— FBN--NFL Injuries. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 10 p.m.



DUBLIN, Ohio — The Americans are sailing toward another easy victory in the Presidents Cup, an event that turned flat with a week of rain and another blowout that left no drama on the final day. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 4 p.m.

— With:

— GLF--Presidents Cup-Notebook. By Rusty Miller. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.

— GLF--Presidents Cup-Capsules. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 600 words. UPCOMING: 1,200 words by 6 p.m.

— GLF--Presidents Cup-Cards. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m.


MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin lights the Olympic flame at Red Square, the latest step in the four-month relay to Sochi for the Winter Games. The torch briefly goes out on its way to the Kremlin but is brought back to life. The flame was lit a week ago in Greece and flown to Moscow on Sunday. By Lynn Berry. SENT: 450 words, photos.


BEIJING — Novak Djokovic loses his top ranking to the resurgent Rafael Nadal, but gains some consolation with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over the Spaniard to claim the China Open for the fourth time in five years. Nadal was assured of replacing Djokovic at No. 1 by reaching the Beijing final. By Christopher Bodeen. SENT: 500 words, photos.

— With:

— China-Travel Disruption. By Louise Watt. SENT: 450 words, photos.


MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Lynx make their third straight WNBA Finals appearance, looking for their second title in three years. They face a familiar foe in the Atlanta Dream, the team the Lynx beat to capture the title in 2011. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 8:30 p.m.


LOS ANGELES — Steve Nash and Pau Gasol are expected to be in the Lakers' lineup for their preseason game against the Denver Nuggets, who play for the first time under longtime Lakers assistant coach Brian Shaw. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos. Game starts 9:30 p.m.



KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson try to keep their successful runs going at Kansas Speedway. Kenseth and Johnson lead Kyle Busch in what's become a three-way race for the championship. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Race started 2 p.m.


HOUSTON — Helio Castroneves clings to an eight-point lead in the standings entering the second race of the Grand Prix of Houston. Scott Dixon sliced 41 points off his deficit with Saturday's victory. By Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Race starts 1:40 p.m.


YEONGAM, South Korea — Sebastian Vettel wins the Korean Grand Prix, moving the Red Bull driver closer to a a fourth straight Formula One championship. Vettel can wrap up the title at next weekend's Japanese Grand Prix. By Chris Lines. SENT: 650 words, photos.

— Also:

— MOHNTON, Pa. — CAR--NHRA. UPCOMING: 150 words by 11 p.m.



Sometimes a team can make a statement with a loss. Washington did that against Stanford, and the Huskies slipped only a spot in the AP Top 25 after their first loss. The top five teams in the AP Top 25, starting with No. 1 Alabama, remained the same for the fourth straight week. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. 700 words, photos by 4:30 p.m.


EVANSTON, Ill. — Corey Brown will let others debate where Ohio State stands in the national picture. All he knows is the Buckeyes are looking good now. They rallied from 10 down in the second half to beat Northwestern 40-30 on a wet, raucous night to extend the nation's longest winning streak to 18 games. By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 5 p.m.


STANFORD, Calif. — Stanford rarely wins pretty. This time, it survived a prolific passing performance by Keith Price in a 31-28 win over Washington. The Cardinal showed the same kind of muscle that propelled them to a Pac-12 title and Rose Bowl victory last season. By Antonio Gonzalez. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 5 p.m.

— Also:

— KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — FBC--T25-Georgia-Injuries. By Steve Megargee. SENT: 600 words, photos. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos after coach's 5:45 p.m. conference call.

— COLUMBIA, S.C. — FBC--T25-S Carolina-Clowney By Pete Iacobelli. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING, 750 words, photos by 4 p.m.

— WACO, Texas — FBC--T25-Baylor-Big Numbers. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 600 words, photos by 5 p.m.

— OXFORD, Ohio — FBC--Miami (Ohio)-Treadwell. SENT: 100 words.



BOSTON — Boston Marathon survivors and members of the military who have lost limbs attend a clinic to learn how to run, or just walk, with prosthetic legs. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 4 p.m.


— BEIJING — GLF--LPGA Tour. China's Shanshan Feng wins smog-delayed Reignwood Classic on LPGA Tour. SENT: 400 words, photos.

— SAINT-NOM-LA-BRETECHE, France — GLF--Seve Trophy. Continental Europe wins Seve Trophy, defeating Britain-Ireland to end 13-year drought. SENT: 100 words.

— BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — GLF--US Mid-Amateur. Todd White, Kevin Marsh share lead entering second round of U.S. Mid-Amateur. UPCOMING: 200 words by 8 p.m.

— ASHEVILLE, N.C. — GLF--US Women's Mid-Amateur. Julia Potter in front by five strokes going into second round of U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur. UPCOMING: 200 words by 8 p.m.


— ANTWERP, Belgium — GYM--Worlds. All-around champions Kohei Uchimura of Japan and Simone Biles of U.S. add gold medal in individual at gymnastic world championships. By Raf Casert. SENT: 450 words, photos.

— TOKYO — TEN--Tokyo. Juan Martin del Potro defeats Milos Raonic to win Japan Open. By Jim Armstrong. SENT: 350 words.

— SOC--Euro Rdp. Arsenal in position to take first place in Premier League. UPCOMING: 700 words by 5 p.m.

— CHICAGO — SOC--WCup-US. U.S. will be missing Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley for World Cup qualifiers against Jamaica and Panama. SENT: 100 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3:30 p.m.

— NEW YORK — People-Sean Penn. Sean Penn's relief organization sponsoring five Haitian runners in next month's NYC Marathon. By John Carucci. SENT: 300 words, photos.

— PARIS — RAC--Arc De Triomple. French filly Treve wins Arc de Triomphe, world's richest turf race. By Trung Latieule. SENT: 300 words, photos.

— ZURICH — SKI--Albrecht-Retirement. Daniel Albrecht retires almost five years after crash left 2007 world champion skier with brain, lung injuries. SENT: 170 words.

— LECCO, Italy — CYC--Il Lombardia. Spain's Joaquin Rodriguez bounces back from worlds defeat to win Il Lombardia title again. SENT: 130 words.


— HKN--NFL Capsules.

— HKN--NHL Capsules.

— SOC--MLS Capsules.

— GLF--Golf Capsules.

Sunday's Time Schedule


NL division series (Game 3)

St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 4:37 p.m.

Atlanta at Los Angeles, 8:07 p.m.


Detroit at Green Bay, 1 p.m.

New Orleans at Chicago, 1 p.m.

Kansas City at Tennessee, 1 p.m.

Jacksonville at St. Louis, 1 p.m.

New England at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.

Seattle at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.

Baltimore at Miami, 1 p.m.

Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m.

Carolina at Arizona, 4:05 p.m.

Denver at Dallas, 4:25 p.m.

Houston at San Francisco, 8:30 p.m.

San Diego at Oakland, 11:35 p.m.


Philadelphia at Carolina, 5 p.m.

Anaheim at Winnipeg, 8 p.m.

Vancouver at Calgary, 8 p.m.

WNBA Playoffs (Finals)

Atlanta at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m.

NBA Exhibition

Philadelphia vs. Bilbao at Bilbao, Spain, noon

Denver at LA Lakers, 9:30 p.m.


Chivas USA at Los Angeles, 5 p.m.

Portland at Vancouver, 8 p.m.