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Last Update on October 24, 2014 20:41 GMT

WORLD SERIES

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Game 3 of the World Series is set for tonight in San Francisco with the Royals and Giants tied at one-all after a split in KC. While the Royals send Jeremy Guthrie to the hill, the Giants go with Tim Hudson, who at age 39 makes it to baseball's biggest stage for the first time. That's after 16 years, 214 regular-season wins and seven failed trips to the postseason.

Guthrie has also had a long wait just to get to the playoffs. He made his first postseason appearance at age 35 when he allowed one run in five innings of a no-decision against Baltimore in Game 3 of the ALCS. That start is Guthrie's only outing the past four weeks; he did not pitch in the division series sweep against the Angels.

And there's been a lineup change for KC. Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain has been moved from center field to right to boost defense in one of AT&T Park's trickiest positions. Usual right fielder Nori Aoki is not in the starting lineup, while Jarrod Dyson is starting in center field and batting eighth.

MLB-RAYS

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays have announced that manager Joe Maddon has exercised an opt-out in his contract, which was due to expire after next season. Owner Stuart Sternberg said in a statement: "We tried diligently and aggressively to sign Joe to a third contract extension prior to his decision. As of yesterday afternoon, Joe enabled himself to explore opportunities throughout major league baseball. He will not be managing the Rays in 2015."

Maddon has managed the Rays for nine seasons, compiling a 754-705 record. He led took Tampa Bay to the playoffs four times and won the AL pennant in 2008.

MLB-TIGERS

DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers say slugger Miguel Cabrera has undergone successful surgery to remove bone spurs in his right ankle and to repair a stress fracture. The team announced Friday that the surgery was performed in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Cabrera will be reevaluated in three months.

Cabrera dealt with ankle problems during the Tigers season, which ended with the team eliminated from the AL Division Series by Baltimore.

T25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL-SCHEDULE

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- There's a top-25 college football game tonight with number-six Oregon at California. The 6-1 Ducks have won their last two. They are also in first place in the Pac-12 North and positioned to make a serious run at their first conference title since 2011. The Bears are 4-3.

NHL-SCHEDULE

Five games on the way

ANAHEIM (AP) - There are five games on the NHL schedule including Columbus at Anaheim. The Ducks are off to a great start with six wins in their first seven games. The Blue Jackets are 3-2.

The only team without a win is Carolina. The Hurricanes limp into Edmonton with a 0-4-2 mark. The Oilers have two wins in seven games so far. The rest of the lineup has Dallas at New Jersey, Winnipeg home to Tampa Bay and Vancouver on the road at Colorado.

NHL-BRUINS

BOSTON (AP) -- Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (zeh-DAY'-noh CHAH'-ruh) tore a ligament in his knee and will miss four to six weeks. General manager Peter Chiarelli said the 2009 Norris Trophy winner will not need surgery on the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Chara left Thursday night's game against the Islanders in the first period, one shift after a collision with New York forward John Tavares.

NFL-BILLS

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Buffalo Bills receiver Marquise Goodwin is in jeopardy of missing his second straight game because of a hamstring injury. The Bills, with a 4-3 mark, have listed Goodwin as doubtful to play against the 1-6 New York Jets Sunday. The speedy second-year player has not practiced since getting hurt during practice last week.

NFL-COLTS

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne will not play in the team's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday because of an elbow injury. Wayne was initially listed as day-to-day before being ruled out today by coach Chuck Pagano.

Wayne has caught 38 passes for 434 yards and one touchdown this season.


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