Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/17/12
Here's what's happening in sports today: 1. V for victory The best pitcher in baseball is having his best postseason. And he's enjoying the ride. Justin Verlander's first two trips to the major league playoffs were somewhat disappointing. Not this one. He has been every bit the dominant pitcher that he is in the regular season, as he showed again Tuesday night in the Detroit Tigers' 2-1 victory over the New York Yankees in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series. After his 132-pitch effort, Verlander is 3-0 in this year's playoffs with a 0.74 ERA. Jon Paul Morosi reports. 2. What's up with the Lakers? Kobe Bryant went off for 23 points in one quarter Tuesday night in an exhibition game against Utah, so all is well in Laker Land, right? Hardly. The Lakers lost the game to fall to 0-4 this preseason, and Steve Nash had four turnovers in 12 minutes of play. How bad is the preseason going? The team bus got stuck in traffic on the way to the game. 3. Temperatures risin...
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