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October 26, 2013 02:42 PM EST | AP

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ST. LOUIS — Joe Kelly starts for St. Louis while Jake Peavy pitches for Boston in Game 3 of a World Series that's 1-1. With no designated hitter at Busch Stadium, the Red Sox will put David Ortiz at first base to keep his bat in the lineup. By Baseball Writer Ben Walker. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. With running. Game starts 8:07 p.m.


ST. LOUIS — For the first time since 1999, the teams with the best records in the AL and NL are playing in the World Series. And with extra wild cards in baseball, it seems to be getting harder and harder for it to happen. By Ronald Blum. SENT: 700 words, photos.

— With:

— BBO--World Series-Watch. UPCOMING: Blog running throughout game.

— BBO--World Series-Notebook. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 8 p.m. Updated after game.

— BBO--World Series-Cardinals. By R.B. Fallstrom. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. To be sent after game.

— BBO--World Series-Red Sox. By Jim Salter. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. To be sent after game.

— BBO--Clemente Award. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos. Announcement 7 p.m.



EUGENE, Ore. — No. 2 Oregon, led by quarterback Marcus Mariota, plays a No. 12 UCLA team stung by a loss to Stanford. This is by far the biggest challenge the undefeated Ducks have faced this season. By Anne M. Peterson. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m.


COLUMBIA, Mo. — No. 5 Missouri tries to beat a ranked opponent for the third straight week, taking on No. 20 Florida in an SEC game. Redshirt freshman Maty Mauk gets his second start for the Tigers, who are looking to go to 8-0 for the first time since 1962. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m.


NORMAN, Okla. — No. 10 Texas Tech, yet to lose under first-year coach Kliff Kingsbury, is at No. 17 Oklahoma in what the Red Raiders hope is a big step toward a Big 12 Conference championship. By Kurt Voigt. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 3:30 p.m.


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — No. 1 Alabama has blown out five straight opponents, and now faces a Tennessee team coming off a big upset of South Carolina. The Crimson Tide has won six in a row in this rivalry. This is Alabama's last game before a showdown with No. 13 LSU in two weeks. By John Zenor. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 3:30 p.m.

— Also:

— FBC--T25-Top 25 Rdp. UPCOMING: 2,000 words, photos by 10 p.m.

— FBC--College Football Today. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by midnight.



LONDON — Roger Goodell says the NFL's overseas success doesn't mean the Super Bowl is crossing the Atlantic or that the league is going back to continental Europe. The commissioner says more games could come to London, which will need a franchise before it can even think of hosting the Super Bowl. By Paul Logothtis. SENT: 650 words, photos.


All NFL injuries have some sort of impact. When there are so many of them to high-profile players — Reggie Wayne, Sam Bradford, Doug Martin — as happened last weekend, the level of concern grows. A look at the most damaging injuries to various teams. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. SENT: 700 words, photos. Also SENT in advance.



MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Matt Kenseth will be right behind Jimmie Johnson, the only man in front of his in the Sprint Cup championship points race, when the green flag drops at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday. He'd love to be that close at the finish, too, considering that the 0.526-mile paper clip-shaped track is among Johnson's best. By Hank Kurz Jr. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 3 p.m.

— With:

— CAR--NASCAR-Martinsville-Trucks. Race started 1:30 p.m.


ISTANBUL — An exhausted Serena Williams, in obvious discomfort and walking slowly during changeovers, struggles past Jelena Jankovic 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 and will play Li Na in the final of the WTA Championships. Li Na sweeps past 2011 winner Petra Kvitova 6-4, 6-2. By Nesha Starcevic. SENT: 350 words, photos. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.


SHANGHAI — Luke Guthrie stumbles at the end of the third round and winds up tied for the lead with Rafa Cabrera-Bello in the BMW Masters. A win would allow Guthrie to stay in Shanghai one more week for the HSBC Champions, a World Golf Championship that counts toward the PGA Tour. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. SENT: 750 words, photos.


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Chris Stroud and Ryan Moore are tied for the lead after three rounds of the CIMB Classic on the PGA Tour. Second-round leader Keegan Bradley looked nothing like the golfer who shot 65 and 66 in the first two rounds, carding 76 to fall back to a share of sixth place. By Justin Bergman. SENT: 600 words, photos.


SOELDEN, Austria — Lara Gut of Switzerland wins the season-opening women's World Cup giant slalom. Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S., who captured the slalom title last season, is sixth. Four-time overall champion Lindsey Vonn plans to start her season next month. By Eric Willemsen. SENT: 600 words, photos.

— With:

— SKI--Shiffrin's Mistake. By Andrew Dampf. SENT: 800 words, photos.

— SKI--Schoenfelder Retires. SENT: 140 words.


The final runs of the men's four-man U.S. bobsled team trials are held in Park City, Utah, an important step toward the Sochi Olympics. Lolo Jones, Lauryn Williams among nine women picked for American bobsled team. By Tim Reynolds. SENT: 600 words, photos. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by midnight.


BARCELONA, Spain — Barcelona beats Real Madrid 2-1 in the Spanish league, with Neymar scoringd one goal and setting up another. This is the first "clasico" since the defending champions added Neymar and Real signed Gareth Bale. By Joseph Wilson. SENT: 140 words, photos. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos.


— YANGMEI, Taiwan — GLF--LPGA Tour. Defending champion Suzann Pettersen maintains four-shot lead after three rounds of LPGA Taiwan Championship. SENT: 350 words, photos.

— SAN ANTONIO — Krenny Perry is ahead by a stroke entering second round of AT&T Championship on Champions Tour. UPCOMING: 350 words by 7 p.m.

— LONGKOU CITY, China — GLF--Asia-Pacific Amateur. South Korea's Lee Chang-woo leads Asia-Pacific Amateur in bid for Masters spot. SENT: 300 words, photos.


— BASEL, Switzerland — TEN--Swiss Indoors. Roger Federer will play Juan Martin del Potro for the Swiss Indoors title. By Graham Dunbar. SENT: 120 words, photos. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 4 p.m.

— VALENCIA, Spain — Valencia Open semifinals: defending champion David Ferrer vs. Nicolas Almagro; Mikhail Youzhny vs. Dmitry Tursunov. UPCOMING: 300 words by 5 p.m.


— WASHINGTON — BBN--Nationals-Strasburg Surgery. Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg has bone chips removed from surgically repaired elbow; Bryce Harper, Adam LaRoche also have surgery. SENT: 100 words.

— SOC--Euro Rdp. — Manchester United rallies past Stoke in Premier League. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 4 p.m.

— GREATER NOIDA, India — CAR--F1-Indian GP. Sebastian Vettel, eyeing a fourth straight Formula One title, wins pole for Indian Grand Prix. By Neil Frankland. SENT: 550 words, photos.

— SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick — Women's long program at Skate Canada. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 6:30 p.m.

— BELGRADE, Serbia — Serbia-Djokovic. Serbia's new national carrier names first plane after Novak Djokovic. SENT: 120 words, photos.


— HKN--NHL Capsules.

— GLF--Golf Capsules.

Saturday's Time Schedule (EDT)

World Series (Game 3)

Boston at St. Louis, 8:07 p.m.

College Football (Top 25)

No. 1 Alabama vs. Tennessee, 3:30 p.m.

No. 2 Oregon vs. No. 12 UCLA, 7 p.m.

No. 3 Florida State vs. N.C. State, 3:30 p.m.

No. 4 Ohio State vs. Penn State, 8 p.m.

No. 5 Missouri vs. No. 20 South Carolina, 7 p.m.

No. 6 Baylor at Kansas, 7 p.m.

No. 7 Miami vs. Wake Forest, noon

No. 8 Stanford at Oregon State, 10:30 p.m.

No. 9 Clemson at Maryland, 3:30 p.m.

No. 10 Texas Tech at No. 17 Oklahoma, 3:30 p.m.

No. 11 Auburn vs. Florida Atlantic, 7:30 p.m.

No. 13 LSU vs. Furman, 7 p.m.

No. 14 Texas A&M vs. Vanderbilt, 12:21 p.m.

No. 15 Fresno State at San Diego State, 10:30 p.m.

No. 16 Virginia Tech vs. Duke, 3:30 p.m.

No. 18 Louisville at South Florida, noon

No. 19 Oklahoma State at Iowa State, noon

No. 21 Central Florida vs. Connecticut, noon

No. 23 Northern Illinois vs. Eastern Michigan, 3:30 p.m.

No. 25 Nebraska at Minnesota, noon


Edmonton at Phoenix, 3 p.m.

New Jersey at Boston, 7 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Toronto, 7 p.m.

San Jose at Montreal, 7 p.m.

N.Y. Rangers at Detroit, 7 p.m.

Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m.

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

Winnipeg at Dallas, 7 p.m.

Minnesota at Chicago, 8 p.m.

St. Louis at Nashville, 8 p.m.

Washington at Calgary, 10 p.m.


Sporting Kansas City at Philadelphia, 3 p.m.

Montreal at Toronto FC, 4 p.m.

FC Dallas at San Jose, 5:30 p.m.

Portland at Chivas USA, 10:30 p.m.