Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Sunday. A full Sports Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. All times EDT:
– SAN FRANCISCO – With the World Series tied at two games apiece, October ace Madison Bumgarner pitches for the San Francisco Giants against shaky starter James Shields of the Kansas City Royals. Game starts 8:07 p.m.
The new AP Top 25 college football poll comes out at 2 p.m.
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– SAN FRANCISCO – For more than a quarter-century Tim McCarver was as much a part of October baseball as champagne celebrations. But this year, he’s experiencing the World Series just like millions of other viewers by watching back home in Florida instead of his usual spot in the broadcast booth.
– GLENDALE, Ariz. – In a matchup of two of the four remaining one-loss teams in the NFL, the Philadelphia Eagles come west to face the NFC West-leading Arizona Cardinals. Kickoff at 7:20 p.m.
– PITTSBURGH – Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts (5-2) go for their sixth straight win on Sunday in Pittsburgh. The Steelers (4-3) have alternated wins and losses through the first seven weeks and are coming off a Monday night victory over Houston. Game begins at 4:25 p.m.
– MARTINSVILLE, Va. – The third round of NASCAR’s playoffs begins Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, where Kevin Harvick starts 33rd and far behind all the other championship contenders.
– SINGAPORE – Serena Williams beat Simona Halep 6-3, 6-0 to win her third-successive title at the WTA Finals and fifth overall. Halep easily beat Williams just four days earlier during the group stage of the tournament, but Williams turned that around with an aggressive game plan that unsettled the Romanian player.
– ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – Will MacKenzie and Andrew Svoboda shared a one-shot lead going into the final round of the McGladrey Classic.