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Cardinal Win 11th World Series Championship: Despite not having a New York representative in the World Series, the Fall Classic leads this morning because, well, it was truly a classic. On Friday night, the St. Louis Cardinals got six strong inning from starting pitcher Chris Carpenter, surprising solid play from outfielder Craig Allen and some help from Texas Rangers pitching to earn their 11th World Series title with a 6-2 victory in Game 7. Third basemen David Freese, who smashed the walk-off home run in Thursday night's Game 6 thriller, earned the series MVP.
For those Yankee and Met fans, free agency begins Oct. 30. Let the games begin!
NBA Cancels 30 More Games: Just when it sounded as if the owners and players were close to making an agreement Thursday, negotiations hit another standstill Friday and Commissioner David Stern was forced to cancel two more weeks of the season.
Rutgers Vs. West Virginia: The Rutgers University football program hosts West Virginia University Saturday in a Big East Conference that will be broadcasted on national television (3:30 on ABC). The Scarlet Knights (5-2, 2-1 Big East) are trying to snap a 16-game losing streak the to Mountaineers (5-2, 1-1), who is currently ranked No. 24 in the USA Today/Coaches Poll and No. 25 in the AP Poll and Bowl Championship Series standings.
Syracuse at Louisville: Syracuse University travels to the University of Louisville for a Big East contest (noon on Big East Network). The Orange (5-2, 1-1) are coming off a thrilling 49-23 victory over West Virginia, while the Cardinals (3-4, 1-1) beat Rutgers last week, 16-14.
West Virginia Leaves Big East:: The Mountaineers beat out the University of Louisville Friday and earned an invitation to join the Big 12 Conference. The move leaves the Big East with just six football-playing remembers.