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A photographic look at action from around the sports world over the weekend of October 18 to 20, 2013

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Edmonton Eskimos fans wear bags on their heads as the Eskimos took on the Calgary Stampeders during second half action in Edmonton, Alta., on Friday October 18, 2013. The Stampeders won 27-13.

JASON FRANSON/THE CANADIAN PRESS

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St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams (53) looks back towards home plate umpire Greg Gibson (right) for the safe call after scoring a run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning in game six of the National League Championship Series baseball game at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals won 9-0 and advanced to the World Series.

JEFF CURRY/USA TODAY SPORTS

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Winnipeg Jets' Mark Stuart (5) is told to get out of the net after crashing into goaltender Ondrej Pavelec (31) during third period NHL action against St. Louis Blues in Winnipeg on Friday, October 18, 2013. Stuart was injured on the play. The Jets won 4-3 in a shootout.

JOHN WOODS/THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Australia's Peter Betham, right, fends off New Zealand's Israel Dagg in the Bledisloe Cup rugby match in Dunedin, New Zealand, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. New Zealand won 41-33.

ROSS SETFORT/AP

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New Zealand's BJ Watling catches a ball during a practice session ahead of their second test cricket match against Bangladesh in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. New Zealand and Bangladesh will play their second test cricket match on Oct. 21.

A.M. AHAD/AP

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Driver Alex Tagliani, of Canada, sits inside his car during a practice round for the IndyCar auto race at Auto Club Speedway, Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 in Fontana, Calif.

ALEX GALLARDO/AP

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France's Richard Gasquet returns a ball to Croatia's Ivo Karlovic during a semi-final match at the Kremlin Cup tennis tournament in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. Gasquet won 7-4, 7-5.

MISHA JAPARDIZE/AP

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Arsenal's Olivier Giroud, tries to score against Norwich City, during their English Premier League soccer match, at the Emirates Stadium, in London, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. Arsenal won 4-1.

BOGDAN MARAN/AP

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Michelle Wie of the United States lines up a putt on the eighth hole during the second round of the KEB Hana Bank Championship golf tournament at Sky72 Golf Club in Incheon, west of Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013.

LEE JIN-MAN/AP

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Mens figure skater Artur Gachinski (RUS) competes in the mens short program in the 2013 ISU GP Hilton Honors Skate America competition at Joe Louis Arena.

RAJ MEHTA/USA TODAY SPORTS

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Competitors cross a water obstacle during the Wild Boar Dirt Run (Wild Sau Dirt Run) cross-country fun race in Obertriesting, some 40 kilometres west of Vienna October 19, 2013. Some 1,500 competitors took part in the annual event, which consists of a cross country run and an assault course over distances of either 10 or 20 kilometres.

HEINZ-PETER BADER/REUTERS

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Austrian skier and overall world cup winner Marcel Hirscher starts a training run on a sunny autumn day at the Rettenbachferner glacier in Soelden October 19, 2013.

DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS

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In this photo provided by olympictorch2014.com made Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, torch bearer Nadezhda Torlopova with an Olympic torch rides in a traditional Russian horse carriage during a relay in the Russian ancient city of Kostroma, about 320 kilometres (200 miles) northeast of Moscow, Russia. The relay for the Sochi Winter Games will pass through many cities that showcase the historical, cultural and ethnic richness of Russia.

AP

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Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard Will Barton (5) grabs a rebound in front of Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin (32) in the first quarter of the game at the Staples Center. Portland won 94-84.

JAYNE KAMIN-ONCEA/USA TODAY SPORTS

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Michigan State coach Tom Izzo makes his entrance on top of a cannon before an NCAA college basketball scrimmage, Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in East Lansing, Mich.

AL GOLDIS/AP

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Pittsburgh Penguins' Chris Kunitz (14) flies through the goal crease after colliding with Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo (1) as Canucks' Alexander Edler (23) and Jason Garrison (5) clear the puck in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013.

GENE J. PUSKAR/AP

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Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier (45) makes a save against Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) during the second period at the United Center. Chicago won 3-1.

ROB GRABOWSKI/USA TODAY SPORTS

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Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston (5) is brought down by Clemson Tigers safety Travis Blanks (11) during the first half at Clemson Memorial Stadium. FSU won 51-14.

JOSHUA S. KELLY/USA TODAY SPORTS

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Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino (18) hits a grand slam against the Detroit Tigers during the seventh inning in game six of the American League Championship Series playoff baseball game at Fenway Park. Boston won 5-2 and advanced to the World Series to face the St. Louis Cardinals.

GREG M. COOPER/USA TODAY SPORTS

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Referee Phil Dowd (L) checks the back of the assistant referee (C) after a smoke canister was thrown onto the pitch during their English Premier League soccer match against Aston Villa at Villa Park in Birmingham, northern England October 20, 2013. The linesman continued his duties while Tottenham won 2-0.

EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS

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Participants wearing costumes walk during the Beijing International Marathon in front of the Tiananmen Square, in Beijing, October 20, 2013.

CHINA DAILY/REUTERS

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Carolina Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert (35) scores a touchdown in the second quarter against the St. Louis Rams at Bank of America Stadium.

BOB DONNAN/USA TODAY SPORTS

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Moto2 rider Julian Simon of Spain, top, crashes on Turn Four during the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix in Phillip Island, Australia, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013. Pol Espargaro of Spain won the race with Thomas Luthi of Switzerland coming in second and Jordi Torres of Spain third.

ANDREW BROWNBILL/AP

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