SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The first-ever World Series between the Giants and Tigers gets under way in San Francisco later today. Giants manager Bruce Bochy (BOH’-chee) has set up a rotation that has Barry Zito starting the opener, followed by Madison Bumgarner, Ryan Vogelsong and Matt Cain. Justin Verlander will be followed by Doug Fister, Anibal (AH’-nih-bahl) Sanchez and Max Scherzer in the Tigers’ pitching alignment.
MIAMI (AP) – The Miami Marlins will begin to interview managers following Ozzie Guillen’s (GEE’-ehnz) dismissal yesterday after just one season and a 69-93 record. Miami’s last-place finish in the NL East came after the team signed free-agent All-Stars Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle (BUR’-lee) and Heath Bell to contracts worth a combined $191 million. Guillen also received heavy criticism from local citizens for praising Fidel Castro in April.
UNDATED (AP) – Quarterback Sean Mannion will start for No. 7 Oregon State against Washington on Saturday, less than three weeks after undergoing a surgical procedure on his left knee. Mannion missed two games after he was hurt in an Oct. 6 victory over Washington State in Seattle. Cody Vaz started in Mannion’s place and helped Oregon State stay unbeaten, rising to 6-0 overall and 4-0 in the Pac-12.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) – Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says quarterback Everett Golson is 100 percent and will start against eighth-ranked Oklahoma on Saturday in Norman. Kelly says Golson did well during a full workout after sitting out last week’s win over BYU while recovering from a concussion.
SYDNEY (AP) – The head of the World Anti-Doping Agency thinks cycling’s world body must remove the officials who presided over the drug-tainted Lance Armstrong era for the sport can regain credibility. WADA (WAH’-duh) President John Fahey tells Australia’s Fox Sports that the UCI has to “take the blinkers off” and examine its own past. Fahey says “everyone” doped during the Armstrong era and the UCI had to address how such widespread doping went undetected.