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Kansas City Royals Beat Toronto Blue Jays, Head To World Series

The Royals will make their second trip to the World Series in two years after beating Toronto 4-3 in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series. They host the New York Mets in Game 1 Tuesday.

Why Daniel Murphy Rules: Second Baseman's Bat Leads Mets To World Series

The New York Mets may be amazing, but Daniel Murphy is basically on another planet. The second baseman has hit a homerun in a record six consecutive postseason games, powering the Mets to the National League pennant. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Jonah Keri of Grantland about the Mets' performance so far this postseason.

The 'Groundpounders' Have Run In Every Marine Corps Marathon Since 1976

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Col. Alfred Richmond, one of two "Groundpounders" who are running in their 40th Marine Corps Marathon Sunday. He talks about what makes him keep coming back year after year.

New York Mets Beat The Cubs To Win National League Title

The Mets head to the World Series after a four-game sweep of Chicago in the National League Championship Series.


Cubs' Curse Of The Billy Goat And Other Superstitious Sports Tales

If the New York Mets win Game 4 of the National League Championship Series tonight, the Chicago Cubs' season and World Series dreams will be over. The Curse of the Billy Goat, however, will live on.

ESPN Cuts Around 300 Jobs As Cable Subscriptions Fall

With more and more viewers watching TV online, cable channels like ESPN are adjusting to decreased revenue.

The 'Good Sports' In College Athletics

Commentator Frank Deford says big universities often see athletics as primarily spectator entertainment. Smaller schools, he says, do better in making it a participant activity for students.

Baseball Hall Of Fame Reporter Back At Bat

This week, legendary baseball writer Tom Gage was picked up by Sporting News. As NPR reported in July, the Baseball Hall of Fame reporter was out of a job after 36 years covering the Detroit Tigers. Now, he'll be covering the World Series to finish out his Hall of Fame season.

Former Louisville Players, Recruits Say Assistant Coach Paid For Dorm 'Sex Parties'

After ESPN aired a damning report this morning, the basketball team's head coach Rick Pitino called on the accused former assistant coach Andre McGee to tell the truth about what happened.