Wake N’ Blog For October 15th: The Day When Weed Against Speed Pulls Double Duty
• And no, that’s not a sexual metaphor. Site News: I’ll be contributing some posts over on With Leather today as Punte makes his way to Las Vegas for Blogs With Balls. I still plan to write but expect a somewhat lighter load of content today here on the Sportress, but head on over to WL to enjoy the tomfoolery. I can’t wait to see how this plays out.
• Major League Baseball. Dodgers manager Joe Torre announced that Clayton Kershaw will get the ball and start for the Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLCS. At 21 years and 209 days, Kershaw is the third-youngest Game 1 starter in postseason history. No pressure, bud. [Los Angeles Times]
• Soccer. The U.S. team and its fans showed their respective support for injured forward Charlie Davies, who was seriously injured in a car accident, as the team completed their World Cup qualifying schedule with a 2-2 tie against Costa Rica. [The New York Times]
• National Football League. Steelers defensive end Aaron Smith will miss the rest of the season due to a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]