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>>Werth Walk-Off HR Extends Nats, Cards To Game Five
(Washington, DC)  --  Jayson Werth led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a solo home run to give the Washington Nationals a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game Four of their National League Division Series.  The best-of-five set is now tied at two games apiece.  Werth connected off reliever Lance Lynn, swatting the 13th pitch of the at-bat over the wall for the walk-off win.  The deciding Game Five is tonight at 7:37 p.m.

>>Bears Enjoy Bye
(Chicago, IL)  --  The Bears will enjoy their bye this weekend.  At 4-and-1, Chicago enters its off week tied with the Vikings atop the NFC North.  The Bears will be back in action a week from Monday when they host the Lions at Soldier Field.

>>Rams, Dolphins Face Off In Miami
(Miami, FL)  --  The resurgent Rams head to South Florida to take on the Miami Dolphins Sunday at Sun Life Stadium.  The Rams recorded nine sacks in a 17-3 win over the previously unbeaten Cardinals in Week Five.  St. Louis has won two straight to improve to 3-and-2, the first time the team has been over .500 since 2006.  The Rams have lost four in-a-row in Miami and are 0-and-2 on the road this year.  The Dolphins are 2-and-3 this season.

>>Illinois Visits Michigan
(Ann Arbor, MI)  -- Illinois will be on the road to battle Michigan tomorrow afternoon.  Illinois is 2-and-4 on the season after last week's 31-14 loss to Wisconsin.  Michigan holds a commanding 68-23-and-2 lead in the all-time series.  Kick-off will be at 2:30.

>>Notre Dame Squares Off With Stanford

(South Bend, IN)  -- Seventh-ranked Notre Dame will square off with 17th-ranked Stanford in South Bend tomorrow.  The Fighting Irish moved to 5-and-0 on the season with a 41-3 win over Miami last week.  The Irish hold a 17-9 edge in the all-time series.  Kick-off will be at 2:30.

>>Mizzou Hosts #1 Alabama Saturday
(Columbia, MO)  --  The Missouri Tigers host the top-ranked and undefeated Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday at Faurot Field.  Mizzou slipped to 3-and-3 on the season and 0-and-3 in the SEC with last Saturday's 19-15 home loss to Vanderbilt.  Redshirt freshman Corbin Berkstresser will start in place of James Franklin, who sprained his left knee last week against Vandy.  The Tigers are 0-and-12 all-time against 'Bama, which is playing in Columbia for the first time since 1978.

 
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