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• In Major League Baseball, the Detroit Tigers defeated the moribund New York Yankees 8-1, sweeping the best-of-seven American League Championship Series in four games and sending the Tigers to the World Series.

And in the National League Championship Series, the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the San Francisco Giants 8-3, taking a 3-1 game lead in the best-of-seven series.

• In Thursday Night Football action, the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Seattle Seahawks 13-6.
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