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Morning Sports Report - October 30, 2013

It wasn't to be - Boston takes the World Series from the Cardinals. And Paul Lusk is optimistic about his Bears chances this season.
95 years ago, World War I was coming to a close, Babe Ruth was wearing red socks instead of pinstripes.
And Boston won a world championship at Fenway Park.
Last night, the Red Sox did it again, this time eliminating the St. Louis Cardinals 4 games to 2.
St. Louis turning to rookie Michael Wacha to stay alive in the World Series. 
Ad things started out o.k, with Wacha stricking out Mike Napoli, swinging, to end the first.
John Lackey just as strong, cards had two on and two out in the second and Lackey gets Jon Jay swinging.
Scoreless till the third, the Red Sox had the bases loaded, and Shane Victorino takes Wacha to left, it bounces off the green monster out there.  Jacoby Ellsbury, David Ortiz and Jonny Gomes all score - it's 3-0, Sox.
Then in the fourth, Boston adds to that lead, when Stephen Drew takes one deep to right center, a solo shot, making it 4-0.
That was all for Wacha.  Metheny brings Lance Lynn in and he could not help.  It was 5-0 when Victorino singles to left scoring Ortiz.  That makes it 6-0.
But it wasn't a shut-out.  St. Louis gets on the board in the 7th inning when Carlos Beltran singles to left to score Daniel Descalso.  It's 6-1.
And that's how it would end, with Boston going on to win the World Series on a final score of 6-1.  It's Boston's eighth championship.
And they were partying like it's 1918 at Fenway Park.


Missouri state will tip off the new basketball campaign a week from Friday.
And if you pay attention to preseason polls, the bears could be pretty good.
In our Bear Nation report, the Missouri Valley preseason polls are out for both the men and women.
On the mens side, the coaches, sports information directors and selected media feel that the Bears should finish fourth in the conference behind Wichita State.
That's the highest predicted finish for the Bears in seven years.
Also sophomore Marcus Marshall was named preseason All-Valley.
"We're going to have to rebound.  I think we're going to be able to score the basketball a little bit better," says Bears head coach Paul Lusk.  "I think we have better overall size.  I think we have better overall athleticism.  So I'm excited about our guys."
Wichita State is the unanimous choice to win The Valley, they're followed by Indiana State, Northern Iowa, the Bears and Bradley round out the top five.
Evansvile is sixth, followed by Illinois State, Southern Illinois, new Valley member Loyola and Drake.

On the womens side, the Lady Bears are picked fifth behind Indiana State.

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