Tragic death of Oscar Taveras clouds World Series week

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Saddening baseball news 

First we start with baseball, and the sad news that St Louis Cardinals Oscar Taveras and his girlfriend passed away Sunday night after a terrible car crash.

The Cardinals sent out this heartfelt message via their Facebook page on Monday, Taveras was seen by many as a future All-Star.

"It's one of those things that it's going to leave a hole. It's going be a hard thing to get over. You could envision him as a guy who was going to be around for a while and a big part of your future. The excitement and the joy that he brought, it's something I will remember." - Matt Carpenter on Oscar Taveras, according to the St Louis Cardinals Facebook page

World Series update 

World Series now, and the Giants took a 3-2 lead over the Royals on Sunday night. Madison Bumgarner was impressive again, with eight strikeouts.

High scoring NFL 

Across to the NFL, and it's official. Rob Gronkowski is back. The big New England Patriots tight end caught nine balls for 149 yards and three touchdowns in the Patriots 51-23 win over the Chicago Bears.

It wasn't just the Patriots who scored big on Sunday, with Ben Roethlisberger throwing for 522 yards and six touchdowns in the Steelers 51-34 win over the Colts.

That's all for today. Check back tomorrow for more.

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