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AP Top Sports News At 8:20 p.m. EDT

Rest or rust? Royals, Giants set for World Series
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head....

McIlroy to skip 2 events to focus on lawsuit
DUBLIN (AP) -- Rory McIlroy said Monday that mediation in a lawsuit with his former management company has failed, and he will skip his next two tournaments in China because he needs time to prepare for the trial....

With TD mark in bag, Manning can set more records
DENVER (AP) -- Next up for Peyton Manning: the NFL passing yardage record....

Stiviano lawsuit against Shelly Sterling dismissed
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A judge reversed course Monday and dismissed a defamation lawsuit by Donald Sterling's mistress against the estranged wife of the former Los Angeles Clippers owner....

Voynov suspended on domestic violence suspicion
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The NHL suspended Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov indefinitely Monday after the two-time Stanley Cup winner's arrest on suspicion of domestic violence....

World Series: How the Giants and Royals match up
A position-by-position look at the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals going into the World Series, starting Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium:...

Royals, fans bond over improbable postseason run
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The game had been over for hours. Kauffman Stadium had gone dark. The roars of a sold-out crowd, which had rooted the Kansas City Royals to a sweep of the mighty Los Angeles Angels, had drifted away into the cool night air....

Defense matters in high-scoring NFL
Calling it a resurgence would be an exaggeration....

Unless RG3 is ready, McCoy to start for Redskins
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- If Robert Griffin III is completely ready, he'll start for the Washington Redskins against the Dallas Cowboys next Monday night....

Garrett shuns contract talk with hot Dallas start
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Add Jason Garrett to the list of questions about new contracts facing Cowboys owner Jerry Jones....

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