The St. Louis Cardinals celebrate on the field at Shea Stadium in New York after beating the Mets, 3-1, in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series, Oct. 19, 2006. The win sends St. Louis to the 2006 World Series against the Detroit Tigers.
tHE Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin (71) celebrates scoring his first NHL goal with teammates Mark Recchi, who assisted on the goal, and Sidney Crosby (facing camera), during the second period against the New Jersey Devils in Pittsburgh, Oct. 18, 2006. The Devils won 2-1.
The New York Mets' John Maine pitches to the St. Louis Cardinals' David Eckstein in the first inning of Game 6 of the National League Championship Series, Oct. 18, 2006, in New York. The rookie dominated St. Louis with the poise of a veteran, Jose Reyes sparked the offense with a leadoff home run and the Mets rocked 'n' rolled at boisterous Shea Stadium to beat the Cardinals 4-2 and force the NLCS to a Game 7.
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart, front, is hit by Chicago Bears defensive end Mark Anderson as Leinart cocks his arm to attempt a pass in the third quarter, Monday, Oct. 16, 2006, in Glendale, Ariz. The Bears stormed back from a 20-point deficit to win, 24-23.
The New York Mets' Carlos Delgado watches his two-RBI ground rule double during the sixth inning of Game 4 of the National League Championship Series agains the Cardinals, Oct. 15, 2006, in St. Louis. Delgado put New York ahead with a three-run homer, then busted open the game with the double, leading the Mets to a record-setting 12-5 win.
LaDainian Tomlinson of the San Diego Chargers leaps into the end zone for a touchdown against the 49ers at Monster Park, Oct. 15, 2006 in San Francisco. Tomlinson set a franchise record while seemingly spending most of the afternoon in the end zone in San Diego's 48-19 victory over San Francisco.
New York Giants running back Tiki Barber gets a first-half first-and-ten under pressure from Atlanta Falcons linebacker Keith Brooking at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Oct. 15, 2006. Barber rushed for 185 yards and the Giants overpowered Atlanta in the second half for a 27-14 victory.
Dallas Stars goalie Marty Turco stops a shot by the Anaheim Ducks' Ryan Shannon during the overtime shootout in Anaheim, Oct. 15, 2006. The Stars won 4-3.
New Orleans Saints kicker John Carney (3) nails the winning field goal against the Philadelphia Eagles in New Orleans, Oct. 15, 2006. Holding for Carney is Jamie Martin. The final score was 27-24.
The Dallas Cowboys' Terrell Owens celebrates after scoring his third touchdown against the Houston Texans, Oct. 15, 2006 in Irving, Texas. Dallas won 34-6. In the background is the Cowboys' Anthony Fasano.
The car of NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin burns during a wreck on the first lap of the NASCAR Bank of America 500 auto race at the Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, NC., Oct. 14, 2006. Fourteen cars were involved in the wreck.
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jeff Suppan delivers a pitch during the first inning of Game 3 of the National League Championship Series against the New York Mets, Oct. 14, 2006, in St. Louis. Suppan was superb, leading them to a 5-0 drubbing of the Mets.
Miami and Florida International players brawl during the third quarter of a football game in Miami, Oct. 14, 2006. Miami won 35-0. At least 31 players from both teams have been suspended.
Italy's Valentino Rossi leans his Yamaha MotoGP into a curve, Oct. 14 2006, during free practice for Sunday's Motorcycle Grand Prix at the Estoril race track near Sintra, Portugal. Defending champion Rossi clocked the fastest time in the qualifying session.
The Detroit Tigers' Magglio Ordonez is cheered by his teammates after hitting a three-run home run in the ninth inning to win Game 4 of the American League Championship Series in Detroit, Oct. 14, 2006. The Tigers defeated the Athletics 6-3 to win the American League pennan in a four-game sweep.
Wisconsin's Luke Swan is hit by Minnesota's Dominique Barber and Trumaine Banks after catching a pass during the first half, Oct. 14, 2006, in Madison, Wis.
Michelle Wie watches her drive on the fifth hole in the third round of the Samsung Challenge golf tournament at Bighorn Golf Club in Palm Desert, Calif., Oct. 14, 2006.
New York Mets closer Billy Wagner, right, reacts as the St. Louis Cardinals So Taguchi rounds third after hitting a solo home run in the ninth inning of Game 2 of the National League Championship Series, Oct. 13, 2006, at Shea Stadium in New York. The Cards won, 9-6.
Alexis Viera, goalkkeper of Uruguay's Nacional, saves the ball kicked by Boca Junior's Juan Krupoviesa in a shootout in their Copa Sudamericana soccer match, Oct. 12, 2006 in Salta, Argentina. Nacional won, 3-1, in the shootout.
Detroit Tigers third baseman Brandon Inge falls into the stands after catching a foul ball by the Oakland Athletics' Mark Kotsay during the first inning of Game 3 of the American League Championship Series in Detroit, Oct. 13, 2006. Kenny Rogers pitched the game of his life for the second straight week and the Tigers beat the Athletics 3-0.