KETR Sportscast 10-14-08

KETR Sportscast 10-14-08

commerce – Matt Stairs' pinch-hit, two-run homer capped a four-run eighth inning and gave Philadelphia a 7-5 win over the Dodgers in the National League Championship Series. Shane Victorino also hit a two-run homer in the inning to help the Phillies pull to within a win of making the World Series for the first time since 1993.

B.J. Upton and Rocco Baldelli smacked three-run homers to lead Tampa Bay to a 9-1 win over Boston in game three of the ALCS. Evan Longoria and Carlos Pena also hit home runs to help the Rays take a two-games-to-one lead in the best-of-seven series.

An upset win on Monday Night Football for the Cleveland Browns as they knock off the previously unbeaten New York Giants 35-14. Giants quarterback Eli Manning was picked off three times, seeing one of those returned 94 yards for a touchdown. Browns QB Derek Anderson threw for 310 yards and two touchdowns in the win.

It's a war of attrition for the Dallas Cowboys.Not only an stunning loss Sunday for the Cowboys, but now they'll be without Tony Romo, punter Mat McBriar, and rookie running back Feliz Jones. Head Coach Wade Philips said Romo broke the little finger on his throwing hand on the first play of overtime Sunday.

Romo could be out for a month. Veteran QB Brad Johnson will now take the helm

McBriar broke his foot on the final play of the game when his punt was blocked. He could be gone for two months. Rookie running back Felix Jones, who has had a big impact for the Cowboys so far, will be out 2-4 weeks with a hamstring injury.
The Cowboys face the Rams this week, then Tampa Bay and the Giants before a week off.

The A&M-Commerce Lions are gearing up for the Harvey Martin Classic at the Cotton Bowl Saturday, with several events connected to the contest.

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Lance Armstrong may not race in an 8th Tour de France after all. The Austin cycling great tells an Italian magazine that problems with organizers, journalists, and fans could distract him from his mission of bringing worldwide attention to the fight against cancer.

And the Longhorns are taking their new No. 1 ranking in stride. Linebacker Sergio Kindle says you can't get all big-headed about their first No. 1 ranking in 24 years as a result of a huge win over Oklahoma Saturday.

The Longhorns say what's more important are the numbers 11, 8, 7, and 16. That's the rankings of four of their next five opponents.

They face No. 11 Missouri this week, then on to No. 8 Oklahoma State in a game ABC has just picked up to televise nationally. Then road trips to No. 7 Texas Tech and No. 16 Kansas round out the tough stretch.