St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Adams celebrates after hitting a three-run home off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw, right, during the seventh inning of Game 4 of baseball's NL Division Series, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, in St. Louis. The Cardinals won 3-2. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) (AP)

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October 8, 2014 11:15AM (UTC)

Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide

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CARDINALS AND GIANTS WIN, SET UP ANOTHER NLCS SHOWDOWN

St. Louis beats the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco downs Washington to set up another Cardinals-Giants series to decide the National League winner.

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IAAF VP COE UPSET WITH GATLIN SHORT-LISTING FOR AWARD

IAAF vice-president Sebastian Coe adds to criticism about the body short-listing Justin Gatlin for athlete of the year honors, given the American sprinter's doping history.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/2b064b3e8c26476ab7cf980271b563bf/coe-big-problems-gatlin-iaaf-shortlist

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NADAL SHRUGS OFF APPENDICITIS AT SHANGHAI

Rafael Nadal to play at Shanghai Masters despite suffering from appendicitis.

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ITALIAN FEDERATION CHIEF BANNED OVER BANANAS COMMENT

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European football governing body UEFA bans the head of the Italian federation for six months over bananas comment in reference to foreign players.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/51f78fb1dc364142a4390534406cb4b7/uefa-bans-figc-president-6-months-racism

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TOKYO 2020 ORGANIZERS REOPEN MAIN STADIUM BIDDING

Tokyo Olympic organizers reopen bidding for construction of 2020's main stadium, delaying the start of the project.

http://wintergames.ap.org/article/bidding-reopened-olympic-stadium-construction

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