• The Dodgers earned a trip back to St. Louis for Game 6, with ace Clayton Kershaw scheduled to start for them against rookie Michael Wacha.

     
    Los Angeles Dodgers fans cheer after Game 5 of the National League baseball championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Los Angeles. The Dodgers won 6-4 and trail in the series 3-2.
    LAST UPDATE : Oct 17, 2013, 8:24 AM EDT
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  • In this Sept. 29, 2013, file photo, Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23) rushes for a gain against the Seattle Seahawks during the third quarter an NFL football game in Houston. Here's a new twist on fantasy sports: a San Francisco startup is offering fans a chance to bet on the moneymaking potential of star athletes. The unorthodox and risky investment opportunity kicked off Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, with an IPO filing proposing to sell stock for a stake in the future income of Foster.

    The unusual investment opportunity kicked off with an IPO filing proposing to sell stock for a stake in the future income of the Houston Texans' Arian Foster.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 18, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT
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  • Webb Simpson reacts after missing a putt on the fourth green during the final round of the STPC Summerlin, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Las Vegas. Simpson won the tournament finishing 24-under 260.

    Webb Simpson got the fast start he has looking for — in the final round at TPC Summerlin and in the PGA Tour's new wraparound season.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 21, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT
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  • Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland waits for the start of Game 3 of the American League baseball championship series against the Boston Red Sox Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, in Detroit.

    Jim Leyland announced he is stepping down as manager of the Detroit Tigers after eight seasons that included three division titles and two trips to the World Series.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 21, 2013, 1:08 PM EDT
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  • From left, Father Theodore Mascarenhas, Australian Ambassador to the Holy See John McCarthy, Monsignor Sanchez de Toca y Alameda, undersecretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture, and Father Eamon O' Higgins meet the journalists as cricket equipment is displayed on a table at the Vatican, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. The Vatican has officially launched its cricket club, an initiative aimed at forging ties with teams of other faiths. Pope Francis marked the occasion by having tea and cucumber sandwiches.

    The Vatican served tea and cucumber sandwiches Tuesday as it launched its first cricket club, an initiative aimed at forging ties with teams of other faiths.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 22, 2013, 1:23 PM EDT
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  • In this April 12, 2013 file photo, Tiger Woods takes a drop on the 15th hole after his ball went into the water during the second round of the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee says he insinuated that Tiger Woods cheated and gave the world's No. 1 player an "F" for his five-win season in a column he wrote for Golf.com because "ethics matter more than athletics."

    Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee says he insinuated that Tiger Woods cheated and gave the world's No. 1 player an "F'' for his five-win season.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 23, 2013, 1:09 PM EDT
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  • John Daly of the United States tees off from the 3rd hole during the first round of the BMW Masters golf tournament at the Lake Malaren Golf Club in Shanghai, China, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. Playing for the first time since surgery to repair the tendon in his right elbow, Daly played bogey-free in strong wind and opened with a 4-under 68 in the BMW Masters to trail Luke Guthrie by three shots.

    John Daly spent three months putting ice on his elbow and chocolate milk in his belly, and he returned Thursday feeling better than he has in years.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 24, 2013, 10:29 AM EDT
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  • Early leader Luke Guthrie of the U.S. hits out of a bunker on 7th green during the first round of the BMW Masters golf tournament at the Lake Malaren Golf Club in Shanghai, China, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013.

    The only three Americans in the 78-man field at the BMW Masters in Shanghai are all atop the leaderboard. 

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 24, 2013, 10:38 AM EDT
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  • St. Louis Cardinals' Pete Kozma can't handle a throw as Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia slides into second during the first inning of Game 1 of baseball's World Series Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, in Boston.

    After Dustin Pedroia was called out on a phantom force play in the first inning of the World Series opener, second base umpire Dana DeMuth was reversed by the other five members of his crew.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 24, 2013, 10:33 AM EDT
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  • In this multiple exposure image, St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Michael Wacha throws during the fifth inning of Game 2 of baseball's World Series against the Boston Red Sox Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, in Boston.

    Michael Wacha and Carlos Beltran, both trying to make the most of their first World Series, helped lift the St. Louis Cardinals to even the series with the Boston Red Sox.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 25, 2013, 10:27 AM EDT
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