Your Top Plays for Today
The Associated Press
Oct. 18, 2013
Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
--RED SOX CLOSE IN ON WORLD SERIES BERTH
The Boston Red Sox move within one win of a place in the World Series after beating Detroit 4-3 and taking a 3-2 series lead.
--SEEDINGS ANNOUNCED FOR WORLD CUP
Belgium, Colombia and Switzerland are among the eight teams given seedings for the group stage of next year's World Cup.
--BARCELONA TO PRESS AHEAD WITH WINTER OLYMPICS BID
Barcelona, which previously hosted the summer Olympics, is targeting an unlikely double by confirming it will bid to host the winter games in 2022 or 2026.
--MURRAY GETS ROYAL HONOR BUT HELD UP BY DOPING TEST
Andy Murray is given a British royal honor by Prince William, but almost misses the ceremony as drug testers arrive at his home.
--INDY CAR RELEASES REDUCED SCHEDULE FOR 2014
IndyCar has released a reduced schedule for next season, which will be crammed into five months, with no Brazil and no Baltimore.