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Wong blast puts Cardinals on brink of series victory

The St Louis Cardinals are closer to advancing to the National League Championship Series.

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher John Lackey speaks during a news conference, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in St. Louis. The Cardinals play the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Division Series game 3 baseball game on Monday.

Lackey, long balls lift Cards over Dodgers 3-1

Facing elimination in St. Louis for the second consecutive postseason, the Dodgers will turn to ace Clayton Kershaw on short rest Tuesday night in Game 4.

Washington Nationals pitcher Doug Fister answers a question during a news conference Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in San Francisco. The Giants are scheduled to face the Washington Nationals in Game 3 of the NL Division Series on Monday.

NLDS: Fister keeps Nats postseason hopes alive

Doug Fister pitched seven shutout innings helped the Nationals stave off elimination in the NLDS with a 4-1 win against Giants on Monday.

Former Olympic and world swimming champion Michael Phelps of the US attends the unveiling of a mosaic installed in his honour at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, July 28, 2013.

USA Swimming suspends Michael Phelps for 6 months

The sanctions announced Monday won't keep Phelps from training with his North Baltimore club, but he won't be allowed to participate in USA Swimming-sanctioned meets through April 6, 2015.

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2014, file photo, Florida freshman quarterback Treon Harris (3) warms up prior to an NCAA college football game against Kentucky in Gainesville, Fla. Harris has been suspended while he is being investigated for sexual assault. The school says Harris is accused of sexually assaulting a female student early Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, hours after Harris helped Florida rally to beat Tennessee 10-9 in Knoxville, in a residence hall on campus in Gainesville, Fla.

Florida QB Harris investigated for sexual assault

The school says Harris is accused of sexually assaulting a female student early Sunday — hours after Harris helped Florida rally to beat Tennessee 10-9 in Knoxville — in a residence hall on campus.

This is a 2014 photo of Jonathan Dwyer of the Arizona Cardinals NFL football team. This image reflects the Arizona Cardinals active roster as of Monday, June 9, 2014 when this image was taken.

Cardinals’ Dwyer pleads not guilty to hitting wife

Dwyer appeared at an arraignment hearing Monday in Maricopa County Superior Court. He is charged with felony aggravated assault and eight misdemeanors, including assault.

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Monday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at some of the sports headlines making news today, Monday, Oct. 6.

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Michael Phelps seeking treatment following DUI arrest

The Olympic swimmer is planning to attend a treatment program following his second arrest.

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2 NFL players arrested this weekend

Two players were arrested on trespassing and other charges, in separate incidents.

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Broncos’ Manning emulates Favre with 500th TD pass

Peyton Manning joined an exclusive two-man club on Sunday when he threw the 500th touchdown pass of his career.

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Sweeping Royals, Orioles eye World Series spot

Both teams completed sweeps on Sunday, to set up an intriguing best-of-seven clash with a trip to the World Series at stake.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) warms up on the sideline during the third quarter of an NFL football game between the New England Patriots and the Oakland Raiders Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass.

Brady back in form, Patriots beat Bengals 43-17

Tom Brady rebounded from the second worst loss of his career by throwing for two touchdowns and becoming the sixth quarterback to pass for 50,000 yards

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher James Shields throws in the first inning during a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo.

ALDS: O’s sweep Tigers, Royals sweep Angels, both advance to ALCS

The Baltimore Orioles swept aside Detroit's Cy Young Award winners to reach the AL Championship Series.

NFL logo on the field before an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the New England Patriots in Detroit, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.

NFL week 5 scoreboard

All the week 5 scores from around the National Football League.

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NASCAR: Logano wins at Kansas to advance in title race

Joey Logano has grabbed the first berth in the next round of NASCAR's championship race with a victory Sunday at Kansas Speedway.

Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn, left, and Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher pose with The Coaches' Trophy during a news conference for the NCAA BCS National Championship college football game Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in Newport Beach, Calif. Florida State plays Auburn on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.

Deja vu: Florida State & Auburn one & two in AP poll

Mississippi and Mississippi State are tied for third in The Associated Press college football poll after a wild day of unexpected results brought major changes to the Top 25.

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy walks to the dugout during the ninth inning of an baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday, April 3, 2014,in Phoenix. The Giants won 8-5.

NLDS: Belt leads Giants past Nats; LA evens series

Brandon Belt homered off Tanner Roark in the 18th inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants to their 10th consecutive postseason victory, edging Washington 2-1 on Saturday night for a 2-0 lead in the NL Division Series.

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Shake-up Saturday: 10 ranked teams fall; AP Top 25 scoreboard

The biggest weekend of the college football season delivered a sensational Saturday that included three of the top six teams in The Associated Press poll getting beat.

Baltimore Orioles' J.J. Hardy (2) celebrates with teammates after scoring the go-ahead run in the eighth inning of Game 2 in baseball's AL Division Series against the Detroit Tigers in Baltimore, Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. Baltimore won 7-6.

ALDS: O’s and Royals both lead 2-0

The Orioles beat the Tigers for a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five AL Division Series. The surprising Kansas City Royals took a 2-0 lead in the AL Division Series with a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.

San Francisco Giants' Joe Panik, right, gets wrapped up with Washington Nationals second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera (3) after being called out at second during the third inning of Game 1 of baseball's NL Division Series at Nationals Park, Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, in Washington.

NLDS: Giants & Cards earn game one victories

The San Francisco Giants beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Friday in an NL Division Series opener. The St. Louis Cardinals edges the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-9 in game one.

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