ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have a three-games-to-two lead in the World Series and can wrap up their third title in 10 seasons as early as tomorrow night. Jon Lester allowed one run and four hits over 7 2/3 innings to pitch the Bosox to a 3-1 win over the Cardinals in Game 5 at St. Louis last night. David Ross doubled home the tiebreaking run in the seventh, and David Ortiz went 3-for-4 with an RBI double to raise his series batting average to .733.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Seahawks still own a one-game lead over San Francisco in the NFC West following Seattle’s 14-9 triumph at St. Louis. Russell Wilson tossed a pair of TD passes to Golden Tate, including an 80-yard score to put the Seahawks ahead 14-6 late in the third quarter. Seattle improved to 7-1, and the Rams dropped to 3-5 despite Zac Stacy’s 133 yards on 24 carries.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns speedy return specialist Travis Benjamin tore a knee ligament Sunday and will miss the remainder of the season. Benjamin suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the 23-17 loss to unbeaten Kansas City.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn State says it is paying $59.7 million to 26 young men over claims of child sexual abuse at the hands of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The school said 23 deals are fully signed and three are agreements in principle, but did not disclose the names of the recipients.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Pacers swingman Danny Granger will sit out the first three weeks of the season with a left calf injury. Granger missed the last several preseason games with the injury, and the Pacers say they are holding Granger out as a “precautionary measure” to ensure he is ready to play when he returns.