Sep 12, 2014 9:51 AM
Big baseball weekend...Top-25 action tonight...Golf updates...Pistorius ruling
The Associated Press
UNDATED (AP) Some very important late-season series start in baseball tonight. First and foremost, in San Francisco the Giants open up a series with longtime rival Los Angeles. In the NL West the Dodgers start the day with a two-game lead over the Giants, so a lot could change this weekend. In the American League, two teams deeply involved in the race for a playoff spot open a weekend set in Detroit as the Tigers play host to the Indians.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) In Top-25 football action tonight the eighth-ranked team in the AP poll is on the road. No. 8 Baylor, which is 2-0, is playing in Buffalo against a Bulls team that is 1-1. A year ago Baylor bombed Buffalo 70-13.
ATLANTA (AP) The second round of the PGA's Tour Championship is today in Atlanta. This is the fourth and final tournament in the FedEx playoff with the overall points leader at the end of play Sunday getting a check for $10 million. At the end of play yesterday Chris Kirk and Billy Horschel shared the lead after both posted 4-under 66's. Masters champ Bubba Watson, Jim Furyk (FYOOR'-ihk) and Jason Day are among those a shot back.
EVIAN-LES-BAINES, France (AP) South Korean teenager Hyo-Joo Kim set a record for lowest score in an LPGA major with a 10-under 61 in the opening round of the Evian (ay-vee-AWN') Championship yesterday. As the second round starts in France she tops (KAHR'-ee) Webb by four shots and Mi Jung Hur by five.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) Former Olympian Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. As part of the ruling the judge declared him not guilty of murder. Prosecutors said they were disappointed by the judge's ruling but would decide on whether to appeal only after sentencing.