Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
--DODGERS EDGE BRAVES 4-3 TO WIN NLDS WITH JUAN URIBE'S 2-RUN HOMER IN 8TH
The Dodgers advanced to their first National League championship series since 2009 after Juan Uribe hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning for a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves. Fans were on their feet chanting "Let's go Dodgers!" when Uribe fouled off two bunt attempts, then sent a shot into the Dodgers' bullpen in left field to put them in front for the second time.
--FEDERER STILL CHASING SPOT IN SEASON-ENDING ATP FINALS GOING INTO SHANGHAI
Roger Federer is in an unfamiliar position as the tennis season winds down — still fighting to secure a spot in the eight-man field at the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
--SMITH THROWS 3 TD PASSES, FOLK KICKS WINNING FIELD GOAL AS JETS BEAT FALCONS 30-28
Nick Folk kicked a 43-yard field goal on the final play of the game as the New York Jets handed struggling Atlanta its third straight loss, beating the Falcons 30-28. Rookie quarterback Geno Smith threw three touchdown passes and didn't turn the ball over at all before making the vital drive that set up Folk's winning kick.
--AFTER FAMINE AND CIVIL WAR, ETHIOPIA ON CUSP OF WORLD CUP HISTORY
Ethiopia is just two games away from achieving another feat that once seemed inconceivable — simply reaching the 2014 World Cup.
--NEXT YEAR'S GIRO ROUTE TO HONOR PANTANI 10 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH
Next year's Giro d'Italia will honor the 10th anniversary of Marco Pantani's death with several stages dedicated to the Italian mountain specialist.