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October 14, 2013 03:20 PM EST | AP

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TOP STORIES

BBN--NLCS-CARDINALS-DODGERS

LOS ANGELES — Starved for hits and down 2-0, the Dodgers are back home for Game 3 of the NL championship. Los Angeles starts rookie Hyun-Jin Ryu and might be without Hanley Ramirez possibly because of sore ribs. Veteran Adam Wainwright is on the mound for the St. Louis Cardinals. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 8:07 p.m.

OLY--JAMAICA-DOPING PROBE

The world's anti-doping authority is launching an "extraordinary" audit of Jamaica's drug-testing agency, the AP is told. The inquiry follows allegations that Jamaica's policing of its sprint stars, led by Usain Bolt, all but collapsed in the months before they dazzled at the London Olympics. By John Leicester. SENT: 1,700 words, photos.

FBN--COLTS-CHARGERS

SAN DIEGO — Andrew Luck and the AFC South-leading Indianapolis Colts (4-1) play Philip Rivers and the enigmatic San Diego Chargers (2-3). There are family ties to this game: Colts coach Chuck Pagano is the older brother of Chargers defensive coordinator John Pagano. By Bernie Wilson. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. With running copy. Game starts 8:40 p.m.

BASEBALL PLAYOFFS

BBA--ALCS-RED SOX-TIGERS

DETROIT — The last time Justin Verlander took the mound for Detroit, the season was on the line. That won't be the case for his next start, but the Tigers could sure use a strong outing after blowing a chance to take control of the ALCS in Boston. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 6 p.m. Tigers available 3:30-4 p.m., Red Sox 4:30-5 p.m.

— With:

— BBO--Postseason Comebacks. By Noah Trister. SENT: 700 words, photos.

BBO--PLAYOFFS-LONGTIME LOGOS

A classic look for fall. All four of the baseball teams left in the playoffs are wearing uniforms very similar to the ones from 70 years ago: the flowing blue "Dodgers" script across the jersey front; the pair of cardinals on the St. Louis shirt; the Olde English "D'' worn by Detroit; the ornate "B'' for Boston. By Baseball Writer Ben Walker. SENT: 400 words, photos.

BBN--NLCS-CARDINALS-PARTY WRECKER

WASHINGTON — The Dodgers are hoping to win their first World Series title in a quarter-century. To do it, they'll have to get past baseball's big roadblock. In the past two years, the St. Louis Cardinals extended even longer droughts in Pittsburgh and Washington. By Frederic J. Frommer. SENT: 750 words, photos.

BBO--SCHMIDT-POSTSEASON HITTING

Until a few years ago, hitters dominated for more than a decade. Not anymore. Things have swung full circle in favor of the pitcher. Consider this postseason, with Justin Verlander, Clayton Kershaw and Adam Wainwright shutting down offenses. By Mike Schmidt. SENT: 950 words, photos.

— Also:

— BBO--Playoffs Notebook. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 8 p.m.

COMMENTARY

FBN--ON FOOTBALL-CONSERVATISM

Coaching not to lose against Tom Brady almost guarantees a loss. That's exactly what happened to Sean Payton, Rob Ryan and the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 6 p.m.

NFL

FBN--BRONCOS-MILLER

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — After six weeks on the sideline, Von Miller returns to the Denver Broncos on Monday. They can use him. Ranked last in pass defense, the Broncos gave up another 303 yards to Jacksonville and their next game is against Andrew Luck and the Colts. By National Writer Eddie Pells. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 7 p.m.

FBN--PATRIOTS COMEBACK

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — With their stunning comeback against the New Orleans Saints, the New England Patriots showed that with new players on offense they could beat one of the NFL's best teams. After all, they still have Tom Brady. By Howard Ulman. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 6 p.m.

FBN--DISAPPOINTING TEXANS

HOUSTON — The Texans had Super Bowl aspirations entering the season. Now, the year has quickly soured. They have lost four in a row and the unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs await. And the status of quarterback Matt Schaub — battered by criticism — is unclear because of an apparent ankle injury. By Kristie Rieken. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.

— Also:

— KANSAS CITY, Mo. — FBN--Chiefs-Bonus Points. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 4 p.m.

— TEMPE, Ariz. —FBN--Beaten Cardinals. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 7 p.m.

— PITTSBURGH — FBN--Steelers-Finally. By Will Graves. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 6 p.m.

— SEATTLE — FBN--Seahawks-Quick Turn. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 7:30 p.m.

— OWINGS MILLS, Md. — FBN--Struggling Ravens. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING, 650 words, photos by 6 p.m.

— JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — FBN--Surprising Jaguars. By Mark Long. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 4 p.m.

— IRVING, Texas — FBN--Cowboys-Murray & Ware. By Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 7 p.m.

— CINCINNATI — FBN--Bengals-Alone in First. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 6 p.m.

— TAMPA, Fla. — FBN--Sinking Buccaneeers. By Fred Goodall. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.

— EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — FBN--Giants-Halfbacks. By Tom Canavan. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 4 p.m.

NEW/DEVELOPING

CAR--NASCAR-MWR-2014 PLANS

CONCORD, N.C. — Michael Waltrip Racing will run only two full-time cars next season because of the loss of sponsor NAPA, part of the fallout from its attempts to manipulate a race to get Martin Truex Jr. into the Chase. Fifteen percent of the work force is told it can look for work elsewhere. By Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer. SENT: 550 words.

SKI--VONN'S RETURN

Lindsey Vonn is about to start training in Europe in preparation for next week's World Cup opener and a possible return from right knee surgery. Vonn shredded ligaments in a crash at the world championships in Austria last February and is way ahead of her original timetable for a return. By Andrew Dampf. SENT: 350 words, photos.

FBC--BRISTOL SPEEDWAY-FOOTBALL

BRISTOL, Tenn. — FBC--Bristol Speedway-Football. Tennessee and Virginia Tech will play a college football game at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2016 and possibly set an attendance record at a track that can hold about 160,000 fans. By Steve Megargee. SENT: 500 words, photos.

SOC--BRAZIL-FAN VIOLENCE

SAO PAULO — Fan violence marked soccer in Brazil last weekend, with seats destroyed at a World Cup stadium and dozens of people detained after clashes with police in Sao Paulo. By Tales Azzoni. SENT: 550 words.

BKL--LYNX PARADE

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Lynx, WNBA champions for the second time in three years, parade through downtown Minneapolis on their way to their arena. By Basketball Writer Jon Krawczynski. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 4 p.m.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

FBC--T25-FLORIDA ST-CLEMSON-QBS

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Heisman Trophy candidates Jameis Winston and Tajh Boyd square off Saturday in the ACC's marquee game - No. 5 Florida State at No. 3 Clemson. By Kareem Copeland. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 6 p.m.

FBC--T25-MISSOURI-FRANKLIN

ST. LOUIS — Missouri has everyone's attention. There are more ranked SEC schools ahead, and they might be without quarterback James Franklin for a while. By R.B. Fallstrom. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 7 p.m.

— Also:

— FBC--Bahamas Bowl. SENT: 200 words.

— FBC--Playoff Committee. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 200 words.

— FBC--Big 12-Wide-Open Race. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 750 words, photos by 4 p.m.

FEATURES

BOSTON MARATHON-ON HER FEET

BOSTON — Mery Daniel, a 31-year-old medical school graduate and Haitian immigrant, was determined to go forward without fear. She also knew she would have to walk again. And in the six months after the Boston Marathon bombings, she would do just that. By Bridget Murphy. SENT: 1,850 words, photos. Also sent in advance.

SOC--SYRIA'S QUEST

SINGAPORE — For Syria's soccer team, the so-called home games during Asian Cup qualifying are a long way from fans desperate for a victory and some good news amid a bloody civil war. Says Syria coach Anas Makhlouf: "Everyone knows about our bad situation, but we try to do something for our people." By May-E Wong. SENT: 550 words, photos.

OTHER NEWS

— HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. — FBC--North Carolina-Agents Probe. Georgia man charged with breaking agent law, provided money to ex-Tar Heel player. By Aaron Beard. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 4 p.m.

— MORAGA, Calif. — BKC--Saint Mary's-NCAA Infractions. Saint Mary's basketball coach Randy Bennett must serve five-game suspension for recruiting violations. SENT: 150 words.

— MIAMI — FBN--Redskins-Taylor Slain. Trial begins in 2007 slaying of Redskins' Sean Taylor. By Legal Affairs Writer Curt Anderson. SENT: 950 words, photos.

— ZURICH — SOC--FIFA-El Salvador-Match-Fixing. FIFA applies global life bans for 14 El Salvador players caught in Gold Cup match-fixing case. SENT: 130 words.

— LONDON — GLF--McIlroy-Legal Action. Rory McIlroy begins legal action against former management company. SENT: 150 words.

TENNIS

— MOSCOW — TEN--Moscow. Svetlana Kuznetsova gains second round at Kremlin Cup. SENT: 200 words.

— LUXEMBOURG — TEN--Luxembourg. Lucie Safarova, Yanina Wickmayer win first-round matches at Luxembourg Open. SENT: 100 words.

— VIENNA — TEN--Vienna. Radek Stepanek reaches second round at Erste Bank Open. SENT: 100 words.

— STOCKHOLM — TEN--Stockholm. Benoit Paire wins first-round match at Stockholm Open. UPCOMING: 100 words by 4 p.m.

CAPSULES

— HKN--NHL Capsules.

Monday's Time Schedule (EDT)

NL Championship Series (Game 3)

St. Louis at Los Angeles, 8:07 p.m.

NFL=

Indianapolis at San Diego, 8:40 p.m.

NHL

Detroit at Boston, 1 p.m.

Edmonton at Washington, 7 p.m.

Minnesota at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m.

NBA Exhibition

Brooklyn at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Orlando at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

San Antonio at Denver, 9 p.m.

L.A. Clippers at Sacramento, 10 p.m.