San Francisco Wins World Series
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The San Francisco Giants are World Series champions for the third time in five seasons after Madison Bumgarner tossed five shutout innings of two-hit relief to secure a 3-2 victory over the Royals in Game 7 at Kansas City. Bumgarner allowed a single to the first hitter he faced in the fifth before retiring his next 14 batters. Pablo Sandoval went 3-for-3 with two runs scored, and Michael Morse capped his two-RBI night by delivering the tiebreaking single in the fourth inning.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Madison Bumgarner was named MVP of the World Series following his third brilliant performance against the Royals. The Giants lefty was 2-0 with one save and a 0.43 ERA, allowing just nine hits with 17 strikeouts in 21 innings. Hunter Pence hit .444 in the series for the Giants, while teammate Pablo Sandoval batted .429.
WPIAL Football Playoff Pairings Released
High school football is set to move into its second season. The WPIAL Football Committee announced the four playoff brackets Monday night. They include 16 teams in each bracket with all first-round games set for Friday, 7:30 pm, at home sites. The top two seeds are Pine-Richland & Penn-Trafford (Quad-A), Central Valley & Thomas Jefferson (Triple-A), South Fayette & Aliquippa (Double-A) and Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic & Clairton (Class A). Brackets (click)
#5 Ringgold vs. Gateway
#3 Washington vs. Steel Valley, WJPA-AM (1450) and online
#12 McGuffey vs. Seton-La Salle (at Chartiers Valley), WJPA-FM (95.3) and online
#4 Beth-Center vs. Riverside
#15 Avella vs. Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic (at Stone Field)
#16 Chartiers-Houston at Clairton
WPIAL Soccer Set for Championships This Weekend
The Canon-McMillan girls continued their upset run through the Triple-A bracket while the Peters Township boys knocked off #2 Central Catholic. Both teams will play in the WPIAL Finals this weekend at Highmark Stadium. Each team has also clinched a berth in the PIAA tournament.
Girls Soccer (click for brackets)
AAA--Canon-McMillan vs. Seneca Valley, Friday, 6 pm at Highmark Stadium, Station Square
Boys Soccer (click for brackets)
AAA--Peters Township vs. Upper St. Clair, Friday, 8:15 pm at Highmark Stadium, Station Square
New Orleans Saints
at Carolina Panthers
WPIAL 1st Round
at Wash High
7:00 pm -- Listen Here!
(at Char. Valley)
7:00 pm -- Listen Here!
MSA Scoreboard Show WJPA-AM (1450)
Postgame -- Listen Here!
Washington & Jefferson
1:00 pm -- Listen Here!
San Diego Chargers
at Miami Dolphins
St. Louis Rams
at San Francisco '49ers
at New York Giants