COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Alabama's top ranked football team is getting ready to swing back into action following a bye week. The 5-0 Crimson Tide are a three touchdown favorite at Missouri (3:30 p.m. Eastern).
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees will send playoff-tested veteran Andy Pettitte (PEHT'-iht) to the home mound tonight for Game 1 of the American League Championship Series. The 40-year-old left-hander holds the record for most postseason starts and victories. The visiting Detroit Tigers counter with Doug Fister in the opener of the best-of-seven showdown for the AL pennant.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Cardinals headed West following last night's NL Division Series victory at Washington. St. Louis will take on the Giants in Game 1 of the NL Championship Series in San Francisco on Sunday.
SAN MARTIN, Calif. (AP) — The third round of the PGA Tour event in California got under way today with John Mallinger holding a four-shot lead. Billy Horschel and Johnattan Vegas shared second place with 36 holes to play.
SHANGHAI (AP) — Andy Murray will be looking to duplicate his win over Novak Djokovic (NOH'-vak JOH'-kuh-vich) in this year's U.S. Open final when the two players meet in the finale of the Shanghai Masters on Sunday. Murray upended top-ranked Roger Federer 6-4, 6-4 in today's semifinals. Djokovic beat Tomas Berdych (TOH'-mahs bur-DEEK') 6-3, 6-4.