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In this photo taken Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, Croatia's former head coach Igor Stimac watches their group A World Cup qualifying soccer match against Belgium, in Zagreb, Croatia. Stimac was sacked after defeats by Scotland and Belgium. Croatia's Football Federation on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, named former Croatian midfielder and coach of the junior national team Niko Kovac as his temporary replacement. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
October 17, 2013, 3:03 am

Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide

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--DODGERS STAY ALIVE IN NATIONAL LEAGUE DECIDER

The Los Angeles Dodgers stayed alive in the National League Championship Series with a 6-4 win over St. Louis which trimmed the series deficit to 3-2.

http://m.apnews.com/ap/db-268752

--EGYPT HUMILIATED IN WORLD CUP QUALIFIER TO ADD TO NATIONAL WOES

Egypt is beaten 6-1 by Ghana in the first leg of their World Cup qualifying game, with the result having political repercussions in the strife-torn nation.

http://apne.ws/1gL43sp

--SHAKE UP SUITS TIGERS IN WIN OVER RED SOX

A shake-up of the batting order pays dividends for Detroit, which beats Boston 7-3 to square the American League Championship Series at 2-2.

http://m.apnews.com/ap/db-268750

--MINISTER IN CHARGE OF WORLD CUP, OLYMPICS TO QUIT POST

Brazil's Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo, who is in charge of preparations for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Rio Olympics, says he will likely leave his post in December.

http://m.apnews.com/ap/db-268759

--COACHES FIRED AS WORLD CUP FAILURES TAKE TOLL

Croatia coach Igor Stimac and Poland coach Waldemar Fornik are both fired as the recriminations begin among European countries which failed to qualify directly for the World Cup.

http://apne.ws/17JYv9x

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