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Cardinals Hire McGwire as Hitting Coach

Posted: October 26, 2009 5:37 PM ; Updated: October 26, 2009 5:43 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Mark McGwire is back in baseball, reunited with Tony La Russa as the St. Louis Cardinals' hitting coach.

La Russa agreed to return for a 15th year as manager Monday with a one-year contract, the first time he hasn't had a multiyear deal with the team. All of his coaches will return except for Hal McRae, who will be replaced by the former star.

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Cardinals D Dominates Giants

Posted: October 26, 2009 12:35 AM ; Updated: October 26, 2009 2:00 AM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- The Arizona Cardinals conquered their House of Horrors with a new approach: scary defense.

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Yanks Headed Back to World Series

Posted: October 26, 2009 12:29 AM ; Updated: October 26, 2009 2:04 AM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez , welcome to the World Series. The New York Yankees are back in baseball's big event.

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Steelers End Vikes' Perfect Season

Posted: October 25, 2009 4:24 PM ; Updated: October 26, 2009 2:02 AM

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Brett Favre , Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings were anything but perfect.

The Vikings couldn't gain a half-yard when it might have turned the game, then watched the Steelers' big-play defense end their unbeaten season with two long touchdown returns in the final 6 1/2 minutes.

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Miami Falls in Overtime Upset

Posted: October 24, 2009 7:58 PM ; Updated: October 24, 2009 8:12 PM

MIAMI (AP) -- Jacoby Ford called the final play, promising Clemson's coaches it would work.

Did it ever.

Kyle Parker threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Ford in overtime, giving Clemson a wild, wacky 40-37 win over No. 8 Miami on Saturday night - the biggest win during Dabo Swinney's tenure as coach, the Tigers' first victory in their last nine tries over ranked teams, and their first road win over a Top 10 foe in more than eight years.

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Top-Ranked Alabama Survives Tennessee

Posted: October 24, 2009 5:59 PM ; Updated: October 24, 2009 7:32 PM

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama's Mount Cody proved too big for Tennessee to kick over.

Terrence Cody , the Crimson Tide 's 350-pound nose guard, blocked a 44-yard field-goal attempt on the final play and No. 1 Alabama escaped with a 12-10 victory over the rival Volunteers on Saturday.

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Game 6 Rained Out, Pushed to Sunday

Posted: October 24, 2009 5:56 PM ; Updated: October 24, 2009 7:30 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Game 6 of the AL championship series between the Los Angeles Angels and New York Yankees has been postponed because of rain.

The game was rescheduled for 8:20 p.m. Sunday at Yankee Stadium.

New York leads the series 3-2 and need one victory to clinch its 40th pennant and reach the World Series for the first time since 2003.

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