Game 3 tonight
ST. LOUIS (AP) —The third game of the World Series is being played tonight in St. Louis. After splitting the first two games in Boston the Red Sox and Cardinals are set to basically start a best-of-five series. Games 3, 4 and 5 will take place in St. Louis and if neither team sweeps all three, the final two will be played next week in Boston.
The pitching matchup for tonight's game has Jake Peavy (PEE'-vee) going for the Sox against Joe Kelly.
With no designated hitter allowed in the National League ballpark, Boston manager John Farrell says David Ortiz will likely play first base in Game 3.
Surgery for key players
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three key members of the Washington Nationals have undergone postseason surgeries. Pitcher Stephen Strasburg had bone chips removed from his surgically repaired right elbow while Bryce Harper had his left knee repaired and Adam LaRoche had his left elbow cleaned out.
All three players are expected to be ready for the start of spring training.
Oregon-UCLA lead the way
UNDATED (AP) — Three games involving two ranked schools are being played today in football. In a Pac 12 game second-ranked Oregon is playing host to No. 12 UCLA. The Ducks are unbeaten in seven games while the Bruins are 5-1. Tonight's game is the first of two straight tough matchups for Oregon as next week the Ducks take on No. 8 Stanford. The Bruins are looking to rebound from a 24-10 loss at Stanford last week.
In the SEC fifth-ranked Missouri is entertaining No. 20 South Carolina. The Tigers are 7-0 while the Gamecocks are 5-2.
And in a Big 12 contest tenth-ranked Texas Tech is at No. 17 Oklahoma. Overall the Red Raiders are 7-0 while the Sooners are 6-1. In conference play Tech is 4-0 and the Sooners 3-1.
Top-ranked Alabama is home for another game. This time the opposition is coming from Tennessee. Rounding out top-five play, third-ranked Florida State is home to North Carolina State while fourth-ranked Ohio State is playing host to Penn State.
Busy schedule on ice
UNDATED (AP) — There are 11 games on the NHL schedule today. In the lone day game the Phoenix Coyotes are home to Edmonton's Oilers. This is a Pacific Division matchup with the Oilers in last place with just seven points while the Coyotes have 14. This is the first of five meetings between the clubs this season.
No plans on expanding to London
LONDON (AP) — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell (GUH'-dehl) says the NFL has no immediate plans on expanding to London or playing a Super Bowl overseas. Speaking in London, Goodell says the league's plan to expand the number of regular season games in that city means nothing more than the NFL exploring ways to make the game more popular worldwide.
Two-way tie after three rounds
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Chris Stroud and Ryan Moore share first place after three rounds of the PGA's CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They stand 12-under-par, one shot in front of two players, including fellow American Gary Woodland.
After a 4-under-68 Phil Mickelson is back in the hunt at 7-under.
Pettersen remains in front
YANGMEI, Taiwan (AP) — Defending champion Suzann Pettersen (PEHT'-ur-suhn) shot a third round 1-over-73 but maintained her lead in the LPGA's Sunrise Championship in Taiwan. She struggled with three early bogeys but recovered to maintain a four-shot lead at 6-under-par.
There are four players tied for second. The best score by an American is 1-over by Irene Cho.
CHAMPIONS TOUR-AT&T CHAMPIONSHIP
Perry shares the lead
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — First-round leader Kenny Perry is tied for the lead in the early going of the second round of the AT&T Championship in San Antonio. Perry and Mike Goodes stand 8-under par with Goodes having the best round of the day. He has completed 16 holes and stands 9-under for the day. Perry has played just three holes and is 1-under for the day.
Vettel claims another pole
GREATER NOIDA, India (AP) — Sebastian Vettel needs to finish just fifth or better in Sunday's Indian Grand Prix to win his fourth straight Formula One championship. Based on the way the German usually starts races, it might just be a good bet he do just that.
Vettel will start the race from the pole as he clocked a time of 1 minute, 24.119 seconds in qualifying. The second fastest qualifier was Nico Rosberg with Lewis Hamilton third and Mark Webber fourth.
Williams reaches WTA Championships final
ISTANBUL (AP) — Serena Williams took three sets to beat Jelena Jankovic (YEH'-lay-nuh YANK'-oh-vich) to advance to the final of the WTA Championship in Istanbul. Williams, who was showing obvious discomfort during the match, advanced with a 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 win.
Williams will face Li Na (lee nah), who beat 2011 winner Petra Kvitova (kuh-VIHT'-oh-vuh) 6-4, 6-2.
The elite tournament brings together the top eight players in the world.
Track stars join bobsled
UNDATED (AP) — Olympic sprinting gold medalist Lauryn Williams and Olympic hurdles veteran Lolo Jones are among nine women chosen for the U.S. women's national bobsled team.
That puts them in the mix for spots on the team at the Winter Olympics in Russia.