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Baseball moves up World Series start times, saves America

Have another doughnut

Finally, the Earth's axis has righted itself. Major League Baseball has announced that six of the possible seven World Series games will start before 8 p.m. on the East Coast.

"I am extremely pleased we are able to provide our fans the earliest World Series start time since 1987 with Saturday's Game 3," Commissioner Bud Selig said in a prepared statement. "The changes we made with FOX last year to start the World Series games earlier helped increase viewership including more young fans and we are optimistic that the earlier start time for Saturday's Game 3 will keep us moving in the same direction."

The Series begins Oct. 27 and a seven-game series would end Nov. 4. Games 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7 will start at 7:57; Game 4 will begin after Fox's NFL coverage ends, at roughly 8:20 p.m. Game 3 will start at 6:57. That's the earliest Series start since 1987's Game 6.

According to Fox, this came about because Chevrolet agreed to sponsor the earlier starts, thus saving, you know, the kids and America's future.

(Thanks to Reader David.)

Football coach suspended

Taking in a homeless person with football po is a great idea ... unless you happen to be a football coach. Even Sandra Bullock knows this. (Orlando Sentinel)

Who doesn't want a gameball?

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The kickoff ball from the Redskins-Cowboys game can be yours ... if you've got the dough. The Redskins' team store is auctioning off the ball. Top bid at the moment: $475 (shipping not included).

(More thanks to Reader David, who appears to be filling in for me today. Don't tell my bosses.)

Report: Wichard could be suspended

Gary Wichard, agent for NFL stars (including Chris Cooley) may be in danger of being suspended by the NFL Players Association because of reports of his ties to the North Carolina football program.

Mike Tyson dances you into the weekend


By Cindy Boren  | October 1, 2010; 11:08 AM ET
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