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

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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