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Monday's Results
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Major League Baseball Playoffs
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American League Division Series (Best-of-five)
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Wei-Yin  Chen  outdueled the  winningest postseason pitcher  in MLB history in
Game  2 of  the American League Division Series, carrying the Orioles over the
New York Yankees, 3-2, to even the best-of-five set. Chen (1-0) got the better
of  October stalwart  Andy Pettitte as the rookie left-hander allowed two runs
--  one earned --  on eight hits in 6 1/3 innings. The Orioles, in a year when
they  posted the highest winning percentage in major league history in one-run
affairs, took advantage of their limited scoring chances against their AL East
rival.  Chris  Davis knocked in  a pair in the  third inning and Mark Reynolds
added  an RBI  single in  the sixth  that proved  to be  the game-winner.  Jim
Johnson,  a day after  yielding five runs in the ninth inning to take the loss
in the series opener, closed out Baltimore's first playoff win at Camden Yards
in exactly 15 years. Pettitte (0-1), whose 43 career postseason starts is more
than  four  times the entire  Orioles' staff  entering the series, was charged
with three runs on seven hits over seven-plus innings.

National League Division Series (Best-of-five)
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Carlos Beltran belted two of four home runs for the St. Louis Cardinals as the
defending  World Series champions evened their National League Division Series
with  the Washington Nationals with a 12-4 Game 2 rout at Busch Stadium. Allen
Craig  and Daniel Descalso also went deep to help the Cardinals rebound from a
3-2  loss in Sunday's  opener. Game 3 of this best-of-five set will take place
Wednesday in Washington, with veteran Chris Carpenter getting the call for St.
Louis and ex-Cardinal Edwin Jackson tabbed to start for the Nationals.

National Football League
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Arian  Foster ran for 152 yards and a touchdown as the Houston Texans held off
the New York Jets, 23-17, on Monday. Matt Schaub completed 14-of-28 passes for
209  yards with a touchdown and an interception, while Shayne Graham connected
on  three  field goals for  the Texans (5-0), who  keep building on their best
start  in franchise  history. Owen Daniels added  79 yards and a score on four
receptions  in  the win. Mark  Sanchez went 14-for-31  through the air for 230
yards  with  a touchdown and  two interceptions for  New York (2-3), which had
been  5-0  all-time against  the Texans  since the team  entered the league in
2002. Joe McKnight had a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in defeat.

=== As of 12:40 a.m. (et) ===

=== BASEBALL ===

Carlos Beltran belted two of four home runs for the St. Louis Cardinals as the
defending  World Series champions evened their National League Division Series
with  the Washington Nationals with a 12-4 Game 2 rout at Busch Stadium. Allen
Craig  and Daniel Descalso also went deep to help the Cardinals rebound from a
3-2  loss in Sunday's  opener. Game 3 of this best-of-five set will take place
Wednesday in Washington, with veteran Chris Carpenter getting the call for St.
Louis and ex-Cardinal Edwin Jackson tabbed to start for the Nationals.

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After   sitting  through  another  rain  delay,  Wei-Yin  Chen  outdueled  the
winningest  postseason pitcher in MLB history in Game 2 of the American League
Division  Series, carrying the Orioles over the New York Yankees, 3-2, to even
the  best-of-five set.  Chen (1-0)  got the  better of  October stalwart  Andy
Pettitte  as the rookie left-hander allowed two runs -- one earned -- on eight
hits  in  6 1/3 innings. The  Orioles, in a  year when they posted the highest
winning  percentage in major league history in one-run affairs, took advantage
of  their  limited scoring  chances against  their AL  East rival. Chris Davis
knocked in a pair in the third inning and Mark Reynolds added an RBI single in
the sixth that proved to be the game-winner. Jim Johnson, a day after yielding
five  runs in  the ninth inning to  take the loss in the series opener, closed
out  Baltimore's first  playoff  win  at Camden  Yards  in  exactly 15  years.
Pettitte  (0-1), whose 43 career postseason starts is more than four times the
entire  Orioles'  staff entering  the series,  was charged  with three runs on
seven hits over seven-plus innings.

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The  other  Division Series  matchups will resume  Tuesday. The Detroit Tigers
take a 2-0 series lead into Oakland in their ALDS matchup with  the Athletics,
while  the Cincinnati  Reds are heading home  for Game 3 in the NL against the
Giants with a 2-0 lead after sweeping two games in San Francisco.

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Terry  Francona was  introduced Monday  as the  new manager  of the  Cleveland
Indians.  Francona, who  signed a four-year deal, will be a big league skipper
for  a third  time, following stints in Philadelphia and Boston. He guided the
Red  Sox to  a pair of World Series  titles, but did not return after the 2011
season  and spent this year as a baseball analyst with ESPN. Francona, who has
a  record of  1,029-915  in 12  years  as  a major  league  manager, said  his
relationships  with  Indians team  president Mark  Shapiro and general manager
Chris  Antonetti factored  heavily into his decision to take the job. He spent
the 2001 campaign with the Indians as a special assistant to then-GM Shapiro.

=== NFL ===

Week  5 of the  NFL season wrapped up on Monday in New Jersey, as Arian Foster
ran  for  152 yards and a  touchdown, and the  Houston Texans held off the New
York  Jets,  23-17, on Monday.  Matt Schaub  completed 14-of-28 passes for 209
yards  with a  touchdown and an interception, while Shayne Graham connected on
three  field goals for the Texans (5-0), who keep building on their best start
in  franchise  history. Owen  Daniels  added  79 yards  and  a  score on  four
receptions  in  the win. Mark  Sanchez went 14-for-31  through the air for 230
yards  with  a touchdown and  two interceptions for  New York (2-3), which had
been  5-0  all-time against  the Texans  since the team  entered the league in
2002. Joe McKnight had a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in defeat.

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Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu will most likely miss Thursday's game
against  the  Tennessee Titans after  aggravating his right calf injury during
Sunday's  win over the Eagles. Polamalu had not played since the season opener
because  of  the injury and  on Sunday hopped off  the field during the second
quarter against the Eagles and did not return. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said
Monday  that the  quick turnaround  for  Thursday would  likely make  Polamalu
unavailable  and added that linebacker LaMarr Woodley could also miss the game
with a hamstring injury.

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Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt announced Monday that running back
Ryan  Williams  will miss  the rest  of the  season with  a shoulder injury he
suffered  against the St. Louis Rams last Thursday. A second-round pick out of
Virginia  Tech  in the 2011 draft,  Williams missed all of his rookie campaign
last  year with  a ruptured patellar tendon in his right knee. The 22-year-old
tallied  164 yards  rushing on 58 carries  and caught seven balls for 44 yards
this season.

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Green  Bay Packers  coach Mike  McCarthy  announced Monday  that running  back
Cedric Benson will not play Sunday night's game against the Houston Texans due
to  a foot injury.  Benson left Sunday's loss to the Indianapolis Colts with a
left  foot injury. McCarthy said Benson's foot is in a boot. The Texas product
has  carried the  ball 71 times for  248 yards and one touchdown in five games
this season, his first with the Packers.

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Matt  Hasselbeck will  draw a  second straight  start at  quarterback for  the
Tennessee  Titans  when the  struggling club hosts  the Pittsburgh Steelers on
Thursday, head coach Mike Munchak stated on Monday. Regular signal-caller Jake
Locker  is still recovering from an injured left shoulder the 2011 first-round
draft pick sustained in Tennessee's 38-14 loss at Houston on Sept. 30. The 37-
year-old Hasselbeck struggled in Sunday's 30-7 loss at Minnesota, managing 200
yards  and a  touchdown with one interception on 26-of-43 passing. The Titans'
only points didn't come until the fourth quarter.

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Kansas  City Chiefs  quarterback Matt  Cassel is  unlikely to  play on  Sunday
against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to head coach Romeo Crenel. Crenel
said  backup  Brady Quinn will take  Cassel's reps in practice and will likely
get  the  start. Cassel sustained  a concussion  in Sunday's loss to Baltimore
after taking a vicious shot from Haloti Ngata in the fourth quarter.

=== COLLEGE FOOTBALL ===

Former  Penn  State assistant football  coach Jerry Sandusky will be sentenced
Tuesday  on his conviction of child sexual abuse. Sandusky was found guilty in
June  on  45 counts charging him  with sexual abuse  of 10 boys over a 15-year
period.  The  scandal,  which  broke last  November  with  Sandusky's  arrest,
brought down the Penn State football program, tarnished the legacy of the late
Joe Paterno and scarred the entire university.

 

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