WAMC's Daily Sports Wrap
Albany, NY – Well Texas has taken a 3-2 lead in the World Series...
Last night in Arlington, Mike Napoli provided a huge extra-base hit for the second straight night, stroking an eighth inning, tie-breaking, two-run double, as the Rangers beat the Cardinals 4-2. The Cardinals had plenty of opportunities though, leaving the bases loaded twice and stranding a dozen runners. Texas will seek to wrap up its first World Series title in franchise history in Game 6 on Wednesday. Colby Lewis gets the ball for the Rangers, against the Cardinals Jaime Garcia.
In other baseball news, Ben Cherington is set to be introduced today as the new general manager of the Boston Red Sox. He replaces his former boss, Theo Epstein, who resigned from the Red Sox on Friday to become president of baseball operations for the Cubs.
And the Phillies have declined the 2012 options for pitchers Roy Oswalt and Brad Lidge.
On Monday Night Football, Maurice Jones-Drew rumbled 105 yards against the NFL's best run defense and Josh Scobee booted four field goals, as the Jaguars snapped a five-game losing skid with a 12-7 win over the Ravens.
In NBA news, sources tell the New York Daily news that the league will announce the cancellation of at least two more weeks of its regular season later today. Talks have broken off between owners and players as the two sides remain far apart on several key issues. No further talks are scheduled.
To the ice, last night in Winnipeg, Ryan Callahan and Ruslan Fedotenko each scored power-play goals, as the Rangers wrapped up their season-opening, seven-game road trip with a 2-1 win over the Jets.
Elsewhere, Florida skated past Montreal 2-1 and Philadelphia doubled up Toronto 4-2.
And in college sports, more than 300 football and men's basketball players from Arizona, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Purdue and UCLA want the NCAA and college presidents to set aside a cut of TV sports revenue for student-athletes to cover the cost of their education.
And in separate developments, NCAA President Mark Emmert is backing a proposal that would allow conferences to increase grants to student athletes by $2,000, saying the extra money will "more closely approach" the full cost of attending college.
I'm Tristan O'Neill, WAMC News.