World Series

The World Series returns to Kansas City for the first time in 29 years as the Royals host the San Francisco Giants tonight in Game One.  James Shields takes the mound for the Royals, while the Giants counter with National League Championship Series MVP Madison Bumgarner.   The Royals are 8-and-0 this postseason, beating the A's in the Wild Card game, and sweeping the Angels and the Orioles.  The Giants were also a Wild card team, beating Pittsburgh, Washington and St. Louis to get to the Fall Classic for the third time in five seasons.  KC swept three games from San Francisco earlier this season.

KC Manager Ned Yost. Photo by Ed Zurga, Getty Images

Monday Night Football

The Steelers beat the Texans 30-23 on Monday Night Football.  The Steelers trailed 13-0 before scoring 24 unanswered points in less than three minutes. Ben Roethlisberger was 23 of 33 for 265 yards, two TDs and no interceptions. Roethlisberger threw his two TD's while the Steelers were taking advantage of two Texans turnovers to score 21 points over the final 87 seconds of the first half. Receiver Antonio Brown threw for a touchdown during the scoring flurry and had nine catches for 90 yards.


The Detroit Lions face the Atlanta Falcons at Wembley Stadium in London Sunday.  The team was scheduled to leave yesterday so players could get used to the time change and the new practice facilities. Detroit head coach Jim Caldwell confirmed receiver Calvin Johnson, who has missed the last two games with a high ankle sprain, will make the trip. The Lions have also signed former Michigan State tight end Kellen Davis, as Eric Ebron and Joseph Fauria missed Sunday's game against New Orleans with injuries.

Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings are at the Montreal Canadiens tonight. Center Pavel Datsyuk could make his season debut tonight.   Datsyuk has been out of the lineup since he separated his shoulder last month in Detroit's first preseason game.  He was at practice yesterday and skated on a line with Henrik Zetterberg and Justin Abdelkader, but the decision for him to play will be made after morning drills.  Forward Johan Franzen has been placed on short term injured reserve with leg spasms and will not be eligible to return until Saturday when the Wings visit the Flyers in Philadelphia.  The Detroit Red Wings have assigned goalie Petr Mrazek to the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL. The Red Wings recalled Mrazek before Saturday night's game against Toronto, after Jimmy Howard was scratched with a groin injury.

Detroit Pistons

The Detroit Pistons have cut four players as they begin trimming down the roster before opening the regular season next week. Yesterday, Detroit waived center Hasheem Thabeet, forward Brian Cook and guards Josh Bostic and Lorenzo Brown. The Pistons host the 76ers at The Palace Thursday to wrap up preseason play and start the regular season on the road against the Nuggets in Denver next Wednesday.

CMU Back Faces Sentencing

CMU running back Thomas Rawls is to be sentenced today in Isabella County Trial Court. The 21-year-old from Flint is accused of stealing a woman's purse at a casino and using her credit cards. He had been charged with felony counts of larceny and credit card fraud, but pleaded guilty last month to a misdemeanor charge of attempted larceny. Authorities say the theft happened April 8 at Soaring Eagle Casino in Mount Pleasant. The team suspended Rawls after the charges and reinstated him following the plea.  The Michigan transfer is the fifth-leading rusher in the Football Bowl Subdivision. Rawls has run for 1,007 yards and 10 touchdowns in only six games.

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods is still shooting for a December return to competition.  His agent tells that the 14-time major champion is still listening to his doctors, hitting balls and doing as much as he feels good with.

Barring any setbacks, Woods is expected to tee it up at a Tiger Woods Foundation event, the Hero World Challenge, on December 4th in Orlando, Florida.  The 38-year-old just started hitting full shots last week. Woods had back surgery on March 31st and returned to the PGA Tour in June, but played just four tournaments before another back problem shut him down.


Marshall picked up wins over Portage Northern, Plainwell and host team Parchment on Monday. Logan Kiessling with 22 kills, 25 digs and five aces; Kaylie Bates had 55 assists and 28 digs and Brooke Mason had 34 digs.