Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
--ST LOUIS INTO NATIONAL LEAGUE DECIDER, ELIMINATE PIRATES
A complete game by pitcher Adam Wainwright steers the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates and a showdown with the L.A. Dodgers in the National League Championship Series.
--ARSENAL'S WILKSHERE TAKES A STAND IN DEBATE OVER ENGLAND ELIGIBILITY
England midfielder Jack Wilshere makes a stand in the debate over eligibility to play for the national team, saying only "English people" should be chosen.
--US STRIKER ABBY WAMBACH MARRIES FEMALE PARTNER AND TEAMMATE
US soccer star AbbyWambach marries her longtime female partner and teammate in Hawaii.
--GOLF SEASON RESUMES AFTER TINY BREAK
So much for the offseason in golf, the tour starts up again just 18 days after the end of the last tournament of the previous season.
--YANKEES SHOW FAITH IN GIRARDI WITH NEW CONTRACT
The New York Yankees extend the contract of manager Joe Girardi despite the pinstripes failing to make the playoffs.