Sports Blurbs

Clemson, South Carolina: Alabama and Florida State were ranked first and second in the BCS standings on Oct. 20, with the Crimson Tide coming off a 52-0 demolition of Arkansas and the Ducks following a commanding win against the Clemson Tigers.

Landover, Maryland: Chicago Bears’ wide receiver Devin Hester has tied Deion Sanders’ career record with his 19th return touchdown, an 81-yard punt return against the Washington Redskins last Sunday. The return was Hester’s 13th punt return touch down.

St. Louis, Missouri: Designer hitter Allen Craig has returned to the Cardinals’ lineup, a huge boost for an offense that averaged fewer than three runs per game through the first 11 post-season games. The St. Louis Cardinals are representing the National League while the American League Boston Red Sox are playing in the franchise’s 12th World Series.