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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.

Lisa Friel, vice president of the Sexual Misconduct Consulting & Investigations division for T&M Protection Resources, talks with reporters during a meeting of NFL owners and executives in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. Friel is one of the advisers helping the NFL develop and carry out a domestic violence educational program.

League owners discuss personal conduct policy, approve Bills sale

After the meeting, commissioner Roger Goodell said it's up to a neutral arbiter to decide whether he should testify during an appeal of Ray Rice's indefinite suspension.

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Peterson child abuse trial set for December

Suspended Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of child abuse.

A puck lies on the ice before a face-off in the third period of an NHL hockey game between the Nashville Predators and the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday, March 23, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators won 5-2.

NHL: Time to drop the puck

The National Hocley League starts a new season tonight with four games on the schedule including the Vancouver Canucks at Calgary.

Indiana Pacers head coach Frank Vogel signals to the floor during the first half in Game 6 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the Washington Wizards in Washington, Thursday, May 15, 2014.

Vogel signs multiyear extension with Pacers

The 41-year-old Vogel was entering the final year of his current deal. He took over as interim coach in January 2011, leading the Pacers to the playoffs for the first time in four seasons.

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Redskins’ Gruden: There’s no laughing in football

There's nothing funny about losing.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at the big sports stories you'll be talking about today, Wednesday, Oct. 8.

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Cards overtake Dodgers, Kershaw to win series

Matt Adams belted a three-run homer off Clayton Kershaw to power St. Louis to a 3-2 win over the Dodgers.

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Wild pitch moves Giants into National League playoffs

San Francisco will take on the St. Louis in the National League Championship Series.

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Poll: Most NFL fans think Goodell should keep job

Most NFL fans believe Commissioner Roger Goodell should keep his job after his handling of recent domestic violence cases.

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Giants top Nationals 3-2, return to NLCS vs Cards

San Francisco travels to St. Louis for Game 1 on Saturday.

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.

Peterson to plead not guilty to child abuse charge

Peterson was scheduled to be in court Wednesday in Conroe, located north of Houston.

St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny speaks during a news conference Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, in St. Louis. The Cardinals are scheduled to play the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of National League baseball championship series on Friday in St. Louis.

Cardinals sink Kershaw again, head to another NLCS

Following a 3-1 series win, skipper Mike Matheny has the Cards making their fourth straight trip to the NL Championship Series.

Florida quarterback Skyler Mornhinweg (17) loosens up at the University of Florida's 2014 Orange & Blue Debut Saturday, April 12, 2014 in Gainesville, Fla. The game ended in a 23-23 tie.

Florida teammates involved in fight outside Swamp

The scuffle came hours after the team suspended quarterback Treon Harris. Authorities are investigating sexual assault allegations against him in an early Sunday incident.

Murder defendant Demontes Leonard is escorted into the Lee County Justice Center in Opelika, Ala., for a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. Prosecutors will try to show Lee County District Judge Russell Bush that there's enough evidence to send the case to a grand jury for possible indictment. Leonard is charged with capital murder for a shooting that occurred at an Auburn pool party.

Murder conviction in killings of ex-Auburn players

The 24-year-old Montgomery man was charged with fatally shooting ex-Auburn players Ed Christian and Ladarious Phillips at party in Auburn in June 2012. DeMario Pitts of Opelika also was slain, and three other people were wounded.

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NHL set for smooth-as-ice start to season

With the NBA recovering from the Donald Sterling fiasco and the NFL reeling from domestic violence cases, the NHL opens a new season free of controversy.

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Cardinals advance, await Giants or Nats

NLDS on KPUG: Cardinals 3 Dodgers 2 Final; Washington Nationals at San Francisco Giants now on 1170AM.

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Royals beat Giants 3-2 for 2-1 World Series lead

Kansas City Royals coach Ned Yost speaks during a press conference before Game 1 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo.

Herrera, Brandon Finnegan, Wade Davis and Greg Holland combined for four innings of hitless relief, the longest in a Series game in 22 years.

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Ted Bishop resigns as PGA president

FILE - PGA of America President Ted Bishop speaks next to the Presidents Cup trophy at a news conference at City Hall in San Francisco, in this July 2, 2014 file photo. The PGA of America president referred to Ian Poulter as a little girl on two social media accounts Thursday evening Oct. 23, 2014 for his comments on Nick Faldo and Tom Watson as Ryder Cup captains.

Ted Bishop has been removed as president of the PGA of America over a sexist tweet directed at Ian Poulter.

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A complete look at this weekend's sports schedule.

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World Series scene shifts to California

FILE - At left in an Aug. 23, 2014, file photo, Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, in Arlington, Texas. At right, in a Sept. 19, 2014, file photo, San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Hudson throws against the San Diego Padres during the first inning of a baseball game in San Diego. Guthrie and Hudson will be the starters for Game 3 of the World Series Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in San Francisco.

While the Royals send Jeremy Guthrie to the hill, the Giants go with Tim Hudson, who at age 39 makes it to baseball's biggest stage for the first time. Coverage begins at 5pm on KBAI 930AM.

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