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October 19, 2013 02:55 PM EST | AP

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TOP STORIES

BBA--ALCS-TIGERS-RED SOX

BOSTON — The Red Sox can reach the World Series with a victory over the Tigers in Game 6 of the AL championship series. Max Scherzer, a 21-game winner, goes for Detroit against Boston's Clay Buchholz, a repeat of the Game 2 matchup. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Game starts 8:07 p.m.

FBC--T25--FLORIDA STATE-CLEMSON

CLEMSON, S.C. — No. 5 Florida State and No. 3 Clemson play the ACC game of the year, a matchup with national championship implications and of Heisman Trophy contender quarterbacks. Redshirt freshman Jameis Winston leads the Seminoles. Senior Tahj Boyd is the man for the Tigers. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Game starts 8 p.m.

BASEBALL PLAYOFFS

BBN--CARDINALS WAIT

ST. LOUIS — At the trade deadline, the Cardinals seemed in the market for starting pitchers. But they stood pat and trusted their young arms. Their patience paid off: St. Louis is going to the World Series for the second time in three years. By R.B. Fallstrom. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 6 p.m.

— Also:

— BBO--Playoffs Notebook. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 8 p.m.

— BBN--Dodgers Wrapup. By Beth Harris. SENT: 120 words, photos. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 4 p.m.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

FBC--T25-UCLA-STANFORD

STANFORD, Calif. — UCLA, ranked No. 9 and undefeated, plays No. 13 Stanford in a rematch of last season's Pac-12 championship game won 27-24 by the Cardinal. The Bruins are trying to make a case that they should be part of BCS title talk. Stanford's 13-game winning streak ended at Utah last week. By Antonio Gonzalez. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 3:30 p.m.

FBC--T25-AUBURN-TEXAS A&M

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — No. 7 Texas A&M and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel face No. 24 Auburn, the start of four straight home games for the Aggies. Manziel has been orchestrating a nearly unstoppable offense. Auburn, however, has one of the country's top defenses. By Kristie Rieken. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 3:30 p.m.

FBC--T25-FLORIDA-MISSOURI

COLUMBIA, Mo. — No. 14 Missouri, coming off a win at Georgia, puts its unbeaten on the line when it plays No. 22 Florida. The Tigers will be without injured quarterback James Franklin, giving redshirt freshman Maty Mauk his first start. Both of the Gators' losses have come on the road against current top 10 teams. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game started 12:21 p.m.

FBC--USC-NOTRE DAME

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame looks to end a five-game home losing streak to Southern California in one of college football's strongest rivalries. Of late, however, this game has been known more for lopsided victories than exhilarating finishes. By Tom Coyne. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 7:30 p.m.

FBC--JACKSON ST-STRANGE HOMECOMING

JACKSON, Miss. — Jackson State expects to have all the usual homecoming festivities Saturday. Only one thing is missing — a football game. The school is left in limbo when Grambling's team refused to travel to the game because of issues with its administration. By David Brandt. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos by 3 p.m.

— Also:

— FBC--T25-Top 25 Rdp. UPCOMING: 1,500 words, photos by 10 p.m.

— FBC--College Football Today. UPCOMING: 1,000 words, photos by midnight.

— LOUISVILLE, Ky. — FBC--T25-AAC Shakeup. By Gary Graves. SENT: 600 words, photos.

NFL

FBN--BRONCOS-COLTS

INDIANAPOLIS — Peyton Manning is coming home, soaring this season with the unbeaten Broncos. But Sunday night's game with Indianapolis and Andrew Luck is more than a showcase for quarterbacks. It's also a barometer of how good the Colts truly are. By Michael Marot. SENT: 900 words, photos. Also SENT in advance.

— With:

— FBN--Colts-Hitting Peyton. By Michael Marot. SENT: 750 words, photos.

NEW/DEVELOPING

CAR--NASCAR-TALLADEGA

TALLADEGA, Ala. — They plan and tinker, double-check this and triple-check that. Then, they cross their fingers and hope they get lucky. That, in essence, is Talladega Superspeedway. By the end of the weekend, the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship could be a whole lot clearer, or just a big ol' mess. By National Writer Paul Newberry. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 6 p.m.

— With:

— CAR--NASCAR-Talladega Qualifying. By Paul Newberry. SENT: 500 words, photos.

— CAR--NASCAR-Talladega Trucks. By Paul Newberry. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos. Race starts 4 p.m.

CAR--INDYCAR-FONTANA

FONTANA, Calif. — Scott Dixon takes a 25-point lead over Helio Castroneves into the IndyCar season finale at Auto Club Speedway. Dixon, the series champion in 2003 and 2008, is guaranteed the title if he finishes fifth or better. By Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Race starts 9:10 p.m.

GLF--LAS VEGAS

LAS VEGAS — Webb Simpson takes a four-stroke lead into the third round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. The 2012 U.S. Open champion is coming off a 63 in the second round. Simpson is playing his first tournament since helping the U.S. win the Presidents Cup. SENT: 500 words, photos by 9 p.m.

SOC--BRAZIL-FAN VIOLENCE

SAO PAULO — In the latest case of soccer violence in the host country of the 2014 World Cup, a second-division match in Brazil was stopped when fans threw rocks and explosives on the field. There were no reports of serious injuries. By Tales Azzoni. SENT: 500 words.

BKN--SPURS-HEAT

MIAMI — LeBron James and the Miami Heat host the San Antonio Spurs in the rematch of last season's NBA Finals. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 350 words, photos. Game starts 7:30 p.m.

FEATURES

SOC--AUSTRALIA-US

SAN ANTONIO — Tom Sermanni needs hardly a second to start ticking off his best memories as coach of Australia's national women's soccer team. Now that he's coach of the U.S. women, he'll have to push nostalgia aside. On Sunday, his former team plays his current one. By Jim Vertuno. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 4 p.m.

OTHER NEWS

— NEW YORK — BBO--Rodriguez Grievance. Alex Rodriguez reportedly paid $305,000 for evidence, an allegation he denies. SENT: 200 words, photos.

— SEATTLE — Mariner's Wife Charged. Wife of Mariners outfielder Carlos Peguero charged with making $180,000 in unauthorized purchases from upscale store. By Mike Baker. SENT: 350 words, photos.

— DETROIT — FIG--Skate America. Two-time U.S. champion Ashley Wagner, former world champ Mao Asada and Russia's Elena Radionova headline women's competition at Skate America. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Competition started at noon.

— SOC--Euro Rdp. Arsenal, Chelsea win easily in Premier League; Barcelona, Atletico Madrid can set Spanish league record with ninth straight win to begin season. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m.

— BOSTON — ROW--Head of the Charles. More than 9,000 competitors compete in two-day Head of the Charles regatta. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 8 p.m.

— HOUSTON — MMA--UFC 166. Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos meet for third time in UFC 166. UPCOMING: 500 words. Main card starts 10 p.m.

— TOULOUSE, France — RGL--WCup-US Surprise. U.S. upsets France in warmup game leading to its first rugby league World Cup. SENT: 350 words.

GOLF

— INCHEON, South Korea — GLF--LPGA-Korea. Anna Nordqvist, Katherine Hull-Kirk share lead after second round of KEB HanaBank Championship. SENT: 250 words.

— PERTH, Australia — GLF--European Tour. Brody Ninyette in front by a stroke after third round of Perth International. SENT: 350 words.

— CONOVER, N.C. — GLF--Champions Tour. Bernhard Langer, Anders Forsbrand, Dick Mast hold lead entering second round of Greater Hickory Classic on Champions Tour. UPCOMING: 450 words by 5 p.m.

TENNIS:

— MOSCOW — TEN--Moscow. Kremlin Cup finals set: Samantha Stosur vs. Simona Halep; Richard Gasquet vs. Mikhail Kukushkin. SENT: 400 words.

— VIENNA — TEN--Vienna. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga upset in semifinals of Erste Bank Open final. SENT: 300 words.

— LUXEMBOURG — TEN--Luxembourg. Caroline Wozniacki, Annika Beck reach Luxembourg Open final. UPCOMING: 100 words by 4 p.m.

— STOCKHOLM — TEN--Stockholm. David Ferrer, Grigor Dimitrov advance to Stockholm Open final. SENT: 100 words.

CAPSULES

— HKN--NHL Capsules.

— SOC--MLS Capsules.

— GLF--Golf Capsules.

Saturday's Time Schedule (EDT)

AL Championship Series (Game 6)

Detroit at Boston, 8:07 p.m.

College Football (Top 25)

No. 1 Alabama vs. Arkansas, 7 p.m.

No. 2 Oregon vs. Washington State, 10 p.m.

No. 3 Clemson vs. No. 5 Florida State, 8 p.m.

No. 4 Ohio State vs. Iowa, 3:30 p.m.

No. 6 LSU at Mississippi, 7 p.m.

No. 7 Texas A&M vs. No. 24 Auburn, 3:30 p.m.

No. 9 UCLA at No. 13 Stanford, 3:30 p.m.

No. 11 South Carolina at Tennessee, noon

No. 12 Baylor vs. Iowa State, 7 p.m.

No. 14 Missouri vs. No. 22 Florida, 12:21 p.m.

No. 15 Georgia at Vanderbilt, noon

No. 16 Texas Tech at West Virginia, noon

No. 17 Fresno State vs. UNLV, 10 p.m.

No. 18 Oklahoma at Kansas, 3:30 p.m.

No. 20 Washington at Arizona State, 6 p.m.

No. 21 Oklahoma State vs. TCU, noon

No. 23 Northern Illinois at Central Michigan, 3 p.m.

No. 25 Wisconsin at Illinois, 8 p.m.

NHL

Vancouver at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.

Edmonton at Ottawa, 2 p.m.

Colorado at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

Nashville at Montreal, 7 p.m.

Boston at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.

Minnesota at Florida, 7 p.m.

N.Y. Rangers at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Carolina at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.

Columbus at Washington, 7 p.m.

Toronto at Chicago, 7 p.m.

Detroit at Phoenix, 9 p.m.

Calgary at San Jose, 10 p.m.

Dallas at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

MLS

Philadelphia at Montreal, 2 p.m.

Seattle FC at FC Dallas, 2:30 p.m.

Vancouver at Colorado, 6 p.m.

Columbus at New England, 7:30 p.m.

Toronto FC at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

Real Salt Lake at Portland, 10:30 p.m.

NBA Exhibition

Washington vs. New Orleans at Lexington, Ky., 7 p.m.

Dallas vs. Charlotte at Greensboro, N.C., 7:30 p.m.

San Antonio at Miami, 7:30 p.m.

Indiana at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.

Denver vs. LA Clippers at Las Vegas, 10:30 p.m.