The New York Mets' Carlos Beltran hits a two-run home run in the sixth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series, Oct. 12, 2006. Beltran rocked Shea Stadium with a homer that crashed off the scoreboard to back another gem by Tom Glavine, as the Mets beat the Cardinals 2-0.
The Detroit Tigers' Alexis Gomez celebrates his two-run home run with teammate Craig Monroe during the sixth inning of Game 2 of the American League Championship Series against the Oakland Athletics in Oakland, Calif., Oct. 11, 2006. Gomez hit a go-ahead, two-run single and later added the homer to lead the Detroit Tigers to an 8-5 victory.
A competitor rubs chalk over his hands before training on the parallel bars during a practice session for the Gymnastics World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark, Oct. 11, 2006. The World Championships are open Oct. 13, 2006.
The Detroit Tigers' Ivan Rodriguez, left, congratulates teammate Brandon Inge after his third inning solo shot, Oct. 10, 2006. Barry Zito of Oakland had retired the first eight batters, but then gave up five runs in the third. The Tigers took Game 1 of the ALCS from the Oakland Athletics, 5-1.
Peter Forsberg of the Philadelphia Flyers scores at 3:15 of the first period against Henrik Lundquist of the New York Rangers, on Oct. 10, 2006 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Flyers won 4-2 for their first win of the season and New York's first loss.
Cornerback Champ Bailey (24) of the Denver Broncos comes down with an interception in front of intended receiver Clarence Moore (84) of the Baltimore Ravens in the endzone for a touchback with 36 seconds remaining in the first half on October 9, 2006 at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver. The Broncos handed the Ravens their first loss, with a 13-3 win.
San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers throws a pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first half in San Diego, Oct. 8, 2006. Rivers threw two touchdown passes, including a 22-yarder to tight end Antonio Gates midway through the third quarter that lifted the Chargers to a 23-13 victory over the slumping Super Bowl champions.
Starting pitcher Chris Carpenter (29) of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches against the San Diego Padres during Game 4 of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium, October 8, 2006 in St. Louis. The Cardinals won the game and advanced to the NL Championship Series, where they'll face the New York Mets.
An unidentified athlete warms up as he jumps a fence with his horse at the Olympic Equestrian Center in Markopoulo, near Athens, Greece, Oct. 8, 2006, ahead of the 2006 World Equestrian Cup event.
Chicago Bears running back Cedric Benson, right, runs for an 11-yard gain before being brought down by the Buffalo Bills' Chris Kelsay, left, during the second quarter, Oct. 8, 2006 in Chicago. The Bears won the game, 40-7.
Vancouver Canucks winger Alexandre Burrows, left, tangles with Colorado Avalanche center Brad Richardson in the first period, Oct. 8, 2006. Neither player was given a penalty on the play. The Avalanche went on to beat the Canucks 3-2.
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart (7) dishes off to running back Edgerrin James during the first quarter of a football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Oct. 8, 2006, at Cardinals Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. The Chiefs rallied from 10 points down in the fourth quarter to beat the Arizona Cardinals 23-20.
The Dallas Cowboys' Terrell Owens, left, looks on as Philadelphia Eagles' Lito Sheppard makes an interception of a Drew Bledsoe pass intended for Owens in the fourth quarter, Oct. 8, 2006, in Philadelphia. With one minute remaining in the game, Sheppard returned another interception 102 yards to seal the Eagles' 38-24 victory.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (8), Jimmie Johnson (48) and Brian Vickers (25) are involved in a wreck on Turn 3 on the last lap of the NASCAR UAW-Ford 500 auto race, Oct. 8, 2006, at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala. Vickers won the race.
New Orleans Saints' Reggie Bush scores his first NFL touchdown on a 65-yard punt return in the fourth quarter of a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Superdome in New Orleans, Oct. 8, 2006. Bush's touchdown was the difference in the Saints 24-21 win.
New York Mets' Paul Lo Duca and David Wright, left, shoot champagne at each other after they defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 3 of Major League Baseball's National League Division Series, Oct. 7, 2006, in Los Angeles.
Florida's Dallas Baker (81) is stopped by LSU's Chevis Jackson (21) LaRon Landry (30) and Matt Laudun, bottom, after a short pass reception during the first half of a college football game in Gainesville, Fla., Oct. 7, 2006. No. 2 Florida beat No. 14 LSU 23-10.
Scotland's goalkeeper Craig Gordon punches away a shot from France's David Trezeguet during their Group B Euro 2008 soccer qualifying match at Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Oct. 7, 2006.
Auburn quarterback Brandon Cox is sacked by Arkansas's Ernest Mitchell in the first half, Oct. 7, 2006 in Auburn, Ala. The Razorbacks knocked off No. 2 Auburn in a stunningly one-sided 27-10 victory that rearranged the top of the rankings.
Minnesota Twins' Torii Hunter, left, slides into home plate as Oakland Athletics catcher Jason Kendall moves in to make the tag during the sixth inning of Game 3 in the American League Divisional Series, Oct. 6, 2006. Hunter was caled out on the play. The A's snapped a stretch of nine straight losses in potential playoff clinchers, beating Minnesota 8-3 and sweeping the series 3-0 to reach the ALCS.