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Phillies Oust Dodgers, Head Back to Series

Homers key 10-4 victory as Philadelphia wins NLCS in 5

(Newser) - Jayson Werth hit two of Philadelphia’s four home runs as the host Phillies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-4 tonight to advance to their second consecutive World Series. The defending champions won the series 4-1, and now await the American League participant—with odds favoring the New York Yankees,... More »

Defending-Champ Steelers Work OT to Beat Titans

(Newser) - The Pittsburgh Steelers got a 33-yard field goal from Jeff Reed 4½ minutes into overtime tonight to beat the visiting Tennessee Titans, 13-10, in the first game of the NFL season. It was an uneven performance for the defending champions, the Post-Gazette reports; Pittsburgh also lost Pro Bowl safety Troy... More »

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