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October 27, 2013 12:31 PM EST | AP


Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Sunday. A full Sports Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. All times EDT.

— ST. LOUIS — A day after a wild ending helped St. Louis take a 2-1 edge over Boston in the World Series, the Cardinals start Lance Lynn against Clay Buchholz of the Red Sox in Game 4. Game starts 8:15 p.m.

— ST. LOUIS — By Sunday morning, most every baseball fan had become an expert on the obstruction rule. All because of a most crazy trip around the bases.

— DENVER — Nearly five years after his firing by the Broncos, Mike Shanahan returns to Denver as coach of the Redskins. His team will try to stop Peyton Manning, who is coming off his first loss. Game starts 4:25 p.m.

— KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The unbeaten Chiefs face a new or backup quarterback for the third time in four weeks when Jason Campbell leads the Cleveland Browns. Game starts 1 p.m.

— LONDON — The Jaguars can cross oceans, but can't escape their 0-7 record. They play a San Francisco 49ers team that has won four in a row and is a game out of first in the NFC West. Game starts 1 p.m.

— MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Jimmie Johnson looks to build on a four-point lead over Matt Kenseth. The five-time NASCAR champion has won eight times at Martinsville Speedway. Race starts 1:30 p.m.

— GREATER NOIDA, India — Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel wins his fourth straight Formula One championship by taking the Indian Grand Prix from the pole.

— The AP releases its latest college football poll, with Baylor climbing to No. 5 for its best ranking in 60 years. The top four teams remain the same: Alabama, Oregon, Florida State, Ohio State.

— TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — No. 1 Alabama again gets an extra week to rest and recuperate before a huge game. First, it was Texas A&M and now it will be LSU.

— COLUMBUS, Ohio — Despite winning every game the last two seasons, Ohio State's players feel they've been overlooked. They did something about that with a 63-14 romp of Penn State.

— SOELDEN, Austria — Ted Ligety maintains his dominance in giant slalom by taking the season-opening World Cup race. Bode Miller finishes 19th in his return to the circuit following a 20-month injury layoff.

— SHANGHAI — Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano captures the BMW Masters, with his birdie chip on the tough 17th hole turning out to be the winning shot. The Spaniard beats Francesco Molinari by a stroke.

— KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — After a day of rain delays, Gary Woodland and Ryan Moore must wait for a Monday playoff to decide the winner of the CIMB Classic on the PGA Tour.

— YANGMEI, Taiwan — Suzann Pettersen wins by five shots for her second consecutive title at the LPGA Taiwan Championship.