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A complete look at this weekend's sports schedule.

The field is painted for the postseason before a baseball workout Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, in Baltimore. The Kansas City Royals play the Baltimore Orioles in the American League Championship Series starting Friday.

Weather permitting Orioles, Royals open ALCS

The pitching matchup, with a forecast calling for showers" or "rain" all night, pits Kansas City's James Shields against right-hander Chris Tillman. Shields is 11-7 lifetime against Baltimore, including 2-0 this season.

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Postseason baseball for stat geeks

There will be an alternate telecast of Game 1 of the NLCS that will focus on sabermetrics.

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Katy Perry is (apparently) playing the Super Bowl

The pop star has reportedly landed the half-time gig at one of America's most-watched events.

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Friday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at the big sports stories making news today, Friday, Oct. 10

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Expect tributes, awkwardness at Donovan farewell

The Landon Donovan era in U.S. soccer will come to an end on Friday as the national team’s top scorer plays his final game.

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Prosecutors want Peterson arrested on alleged bond violation

Suspended Vikings star Adrian Peterson faces new legal trouble after prosecutors say he should be arrested on a drug-related bond violation.

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Colts need Luck, late fumble to beat Texas

A late fumble by Houston quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick allowed Indianapolis to escape with a 33-28 road victory.

Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano yells to his team during the first half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in Indianapolis, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014.

Pagano, Colts hold on to beat Texans

Houston came storming back, but the Colts held on to beat the Texans 33-28 Thursday Night

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No. 13 Georgia RB Gurley suspended indefinitely

Gurley is considered one of the leading contenders for the Heisman Trophy. He leads Georgia with 773 yards rushing and eight touchdowns.

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Danica Patrick discusses love life with Stenhouse

In her first column for Derek Jeter's new website, called The Players' Tribune, Patrick says racing against boyfriend Ricky Stenhouse Jr. can create "Montagues and the Capulets" moments, a reference to the feuding families in Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet."

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson warms up for an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams in St. Louis. The Vikings benched Peterson for Sunday's game after his attorney said he had been indicted by a Texas grand jury on a charge of child abuse. Attorney Rusty Hardin says the charge accuses Peterson of using a branch, or switch, to spank his son. He says Peterson has cooperated with authorities and "used his judgment as a parent to discipline his son." Hardin says Peterson regrets the incident but never intended to harm the boy.

Prosecutors want Adrian Peterson’s bond revoked

Texas prosecutors have filed a motion to revoke Adrian Peterson's bond and have him re-arrested after the Vikings running back allegedly admitted to smoking marijuana while he is awaiting trial

NFL logo on the field before an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the New England Patriots in Detroit, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.

NFL penalties up more than 2 per game this season

The NFL's emphasis on defensive-backfield penalties has contributed to an average of more than two extra flags every game this season, a 15% rise

United States' Julian Green celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

Green dropped from US roster with rib injury

Midfielder Julian Green will miss the United States' exhibition games against Ecuador and Honduras because of a rib injury.

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Torrance: McIlroy has joined pantheon of greats

Rory McIlroy's accomplishments this season have helped him join Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and Seve Ballesteros among the pantheon of golfing greats.

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TNF on KPUG: Colts can bust open AFC South with win

Colts vs. Texans, Andrew Luck vs. J.j. Watt. The Thursday Night Football, AFC South showdown is on KPUG 1170AM beginning at 5pm.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at the big sports stories you'll be talking about today, Thursday, Oct. 9.

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Title-starved teams battle for World Series berth

Title-starved Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals hope to end decades of frustration when they battle for a World Series berth.

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Goodell says role in discipline process reviewed for over year

The NFL Commissioner, under fire for his handling of domestic violence cases, says his role in the disciplinary process had been discussed internally.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at a press conference at the NFL's spring meeting, Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in Atlanta.

Goodell: Arbiter decides if he testifies on Rice

Goodell said Wednesday night that a former federal judge picked by the commissioner and the players' union to lead the arbitration will ultimately decide its rules.

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Washington looks to end 2-game slide vs. Colorado

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Washington Huskies head coach Chris Petersen in action against Eastern Washington in an NCAA football game Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Seattle. Washington won 59-52.

Washington coach Chris Petersen doesn't lose often, let alone two in a row. So this is strange territory as the Huskies get ready for Colorado

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Cubs hire Maddon as manager, fire Renteria

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Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon looks on during a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in Minneapolis.

Joe Maddon has been hired as manager of the Cubs after the team fired Rick Renteria.

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Kentucky earns No. 1 nod in AP preseason poll

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Kentucky men's coach John Calipari

Kentucky is No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 for the second straight season.

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Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon resigns

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University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel announces that athletic director Dave Brandon resigned during a news conference in Ann Arbor, Mich., Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Former Steelcase CEO Jim Hackett will serve as Michigan's interim athletic director.

Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon resigned Friday, setting the stage for new leadership at the top of one of the nation's most prominent athletic departments.

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A look at some of the biggest hits and best scores this week in sports.