Game 3 of the World Series ended in unusual fashion Saturday night, as a ninth-inning obstruction call on Boston third baseman Will Middlebrooks resulted in umpires awarding a base to St. Louis' Allen Craig — bringing the winning run home and putting the Cardinals ahead in the series, 2-1.
Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose makes a much-anticipated return to the court Tuesday after sitting out a full season with a knee injury. The opening game on Tuesday pits the Bulls against Lebron James' Miami Heat, a bitter rival.
The World Series is tied at one game apiece and moves to St. Louis. The Cardinals host the Boston Red Sox for Game 3 Saturday night. Pitching and opportunistic play have been key for both teams' wins so far.
The all-tied World Series resumes tonight, with Game 3 between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox. Ahead of the game Saturday, the main storyline centers on the change of venue to a National League park, forcing Boston to adapt.
The Chicago Bulls and the Miami Heat meet Tuesday. Host Scott Simon covers the latest sports news with NPR's Tom Goldman, including the NBA, the World Series, and a visit to Jamaica by the World Anti-Doping Agency.
The World Series, now tied at one games apiece, between the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals looks to be as good as fans hoped. And TV ratings are up from last year. The only problem with that bit of good news is that last year's World Series had the lowest ratings of all time. So while 14 million viewers is good thing it's a far cry from the 44 million the World Series drew in 1978. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis talks to Audie Cornish about Major League Baseball's TV problem.
A young black man is suing high-end retailer Barneys, saying he was arrested after buying a $350 belt. Host Michel Martin checks in with the Barbershop guys for a fresh cut on that story and the rest of the week's news.
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