Shoes That Won Last Night October 18
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That's how you advance to the biggest stage in all of baseball. Last night, the St. Louis Cardinals trounced the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-0 and are headed to their second World Series appearance in the last three years. The Cards were powered in part by an excellent night on the mound from Michael Wacha, who only allowed two hits and struck out five batters over a 7 inning period. Carlos Beltran was also a force for St. Louis, going 3-4 from the plate and driving in two runs along with a run of his own.

In Friday's college football match-up, the UFC Knights surprised the No. 8 Louisville Cardinals in a 38-35 upset. UCF's quarterback Blake Bortles passed 21/32 for 250 yards and two TDs, while running backs Storm Johnson and William Stanback also contributed big numbers. With UFC now 5-1 overall and 2-0 in the ACC, one has to wonder if they'll be included in next week's Top 25.

As the regular season tip-off on October 29 approaches, the NBA preseason continues to provides a sneak peek at what you can expect to see on the hardwood this year. Derrick Rose looks to be back in top form, putting up huge numbers in his latest adidas signature model. All eyes will be on D Rose to see if he can keep up this level of play during the regular season.

Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things ’90s, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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William Stanback
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Shoe: Nike Vapor Pro Low TD
Player: William Stanback
Game: UCF vs. Louisville
Key Stat: 9 carries, 65 yards, 2 TD

$90

Andre Iguodala
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Shoe: Nike Hyperfuse 2012 Low PE
Player: Andre Iguodala
Game: Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers
Key Stat: 14 assists, 7 rebounds, 5 steals, 4 points

N/A

Matt Adams
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Shoe: Under Armour Yard II 5/8 ST
Player: Matt Adams
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Key Stat: 2-3, 1 RBI, 1 run, 1 base on ball

N/A

Storm Johnson
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Shoe: Nike Vapor Pro Low TD
Player: Storm Johnson
Game: UCF vs. Louisville
Key Stat: 108 rushing yards, 1 rushing TD, 79 receiving yards, 1 receiving TD

$90

Derrick Rose
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Shoe: adidas D rose 4
Player: Derrick Rose
Game: Chicago Bulls vs. Indiana Pacers
Key Stat: 10-13, 32 points, 9 assists

$140

Carlos Beltran
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Shoe: Nike Huarache Pro Metal
Player: Carlos Beltran
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Key Stat: 3-4, 2 RBI, 1 run

$95

Blake Bortles
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Shoe: Nike Vapor Pro Low TD
Player: Blake Bortles
Game: UCF vs. Louisville
Key Stat: 21/32, 250 yards, 2 TD

$90

Michael Wacha
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Shoe: Nike Air Max MVP Elite 3/4
Player: Carlos Beltran
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Key Stat: 7 innings pitched, 2 hits, 0 earned runs, 5 strike outs

$110

Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things ’90s, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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