• Jonny Gomes hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer off reliever Seth Maness in the sixth inning, and the Red Sox beat the Cardinals 4-2 to even the World Series and ensure it will end back at Boston's Fenway Park.

    Boston Red Sox's Koji Uehara, catcher David Ross and Mike Napoli (12) celebrate after Game 4 of baseball's World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, in St. Louis. The Red Sox won 4-2 to ties the series at 2-2.
    LAST UPDATE : Oct 28, 2013, 10:34 AM EDT
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach meet at the Bocharov Ruchei residence at the Black Sea resort of Sochi, southern Russia, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. Making his first trip to Sochi since being elected head of the IOC last month, Bach met Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin to inspect the host city. Bach told Putin he was deeply impressed with the amount of work Russia has done for the Feb. 7-23 games.

    President Vladimir Putin promised Monday that gay athletes and guests at the Winter Olympics in Sochi will feel at ease.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 29, 2013, 10:40 AM EDT
  • BELLEFONTE, PA - OCTOBER 09: Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky walks into the Centre County Courthouse before being sentenced in his child sex abuse case on October 9, 2012 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. Sandusky faces more than 350 years in prison for his conviction in June on 45 counts of child sexual abuse, including while he was the defensive coordinator for the Penn State college football team.

    Penn State said Monday it is paying $59.7 million to 26 young men over claims of child sexual abuse at the hands of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 29, 2013, 10:50 AM EDT
  • This multiple exposure photo shows Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester throwing during the eighth inning of Game 5 of baseball's World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in St. Louis.

    The Boston Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals to take a 3-2 Series lead and come within just one game of winning the World Series. 

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 29, 2013, 11:25 AM EDT
  • Grounds crew members dismantle the batting cage after the Boston Red Sox's workout at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. The Red Sox host the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of baseball's World Series on Wednesday.

    Ted Williams never did it. Not Carl Yastrzemski. Not Carlton Fisk. Not even Pedro Martinez and Curt Schilling, who ended The Curse nearly a decade ago but did it on the road.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 30, 2013, 2:40 PM EDT
  • In this image taken Monday Oct. 28, 2013 Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, left, exit a commuter train at the newly built Adler railway station at the Black Sea resort of Sochi, southern Russia. Russian Railways is building the most expensive piece of Sochi infrastructure, a 48-kilometer (30-mile) highway and railroad link between the airport and the Alpine venues that has already cost the government 270 billion rubles ($8.5 billion).

    IOC President Thomas Bach is confident that all athletes and visitors at the Winter Olympics in Sochi will be treated equally regardless of "race, gender or sexual orientation."

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 30, 2013, 5:33 PM EDT
  • Rory Mcllory of Northern Ireland plays on the 8th fairway during the first round of the HSBC Champions golf tournament at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. McIlroy looked more like a two-time major champion Thursday when he opened with a 7-under 65 to build a two-shot lead in HSBC Champions. McIlroy was at his best around the turn when he made four birdies in a five-hole stretch.

    For at least one round, Rory McIlroy finally looked like the former No. 1 player in the world instead of a guy who hasn't won a tournament all year.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 31, 2013, 12:37 PM EDT
  • In this Oct. 1, 2013, file photo, New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez arrives at the offices of Major League Baseball for grievance hearing in New York. Rodriguez allegeldy paid $305,000 for evidence that could be used in the case involving the Biogenesis of America drug clinic, the Daily News reported Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. The allegation was denied by a spokesman for the Yankees' third baseman. Rodriguez was suspended Aug. 5 but was allowed to keep playing pending a decision on the grievance.

    In addition to a grievance filed by the players' union, Rodriguez filed a lawsuit against Selig and MLB that accused them of engaging in a "witch hunt."

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 31, 2013, 5:06 PM EDT