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Actress having A-Rod's baby?

Alex Rodriguez may be getting the best October surprise he's ever had: Rumors have been swirling that his gal pal Kate Hudson is pregnant. The Hollywood blond was photographed looking a teensy bit plump earlier this week, feeding the rumor mill. At the time she was snapped, Hudson was house-hunting with her Yankee lover of four months in Malibu. But alas, Hudson's rep, Brad Cafarelli, denies his client is expecting. (New York Daily News)Comment

Plaxico separated from prison gen-pop

The New York State Department of Correctional Services tells us Plaxico Burress was moved from Ulster Correctional Facility in Napanoch, NY Wednesday morning and taken to his new permanent home at Oneida, which is in Rome, New York. We're told Plaxico -- who was sentenced to two years in prison last week -- will be separated from the general population and staying in the long-term protective custody unit. (

T-Wolves silence Love's Twitter

The Timberwolves' Kevin Love, who broke news of Kevin McHale's firing on Twitter, has been asked to silence his tweets but isn't thrilled about it. Love is a free spirit who strongly believes in freedom of speech. (St. Paul Pioneer Press)Comment

Must-See Photo

Standing in front of a backdrop of the Chicago skyline, U.S. first lady Michelle Obama is introduced by TV host Oprah Winfrey before speaking at a dinner in support Chicago hosting the 2016 Olympics. (AP)

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The Phillies are NL East champions for the third straight season.

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This Day in Sports

  • 1932 -- Babe Ruth hits a "called shot" home run against the Cubs in Game 3 of the World Series at Wrigley Field.
  • 1961 -- Roger Maris slams his 61st home run of the season to surpass Babe Ruth's longstanding single-season record.
  • 1975 -- Muhammad Ali retains the world heavyweight title when Joe Frazier is unable to answer the bell for the 15th round in their memorable third meeting in the Philippines.