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By Emmett Berg SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The San Francisco Giants on Friday brought home their third World Series trophy in five years to elated fans that lined a two-mile (3-km) parade route along the city's Market Street. Revelers ignored an intermittent rain to salute the Giants, who defeated the Kansas City Royals with a heart-stopping 3-2 victory on Wednesday in a winner-take-all Game Seven. "This is the best moment of our lives and our baseball careers," World Series Most Valuable Player Madison Bumgarner told a crowd of thousands gathered in front of City Hall. ...
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:46:38 -0400
(The Sports Xchange) - Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo missed his third straight day of practice with a back injury on Friday and could be a game-time decision. Coach Jason Garrett said Romo will need to move around better before Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals in order to be able to play. The Cowboys have a short walkthrough Saturday. Romo has been receiving treatment on his back all week but has not done any football activities. Brandon Weeden would start at quarterback if Romo can't go, with undrafted free agent Dustin Vaughan as the backup. ...
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:34:10 -0400
(The Sports Xchange) - Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook suffered a small fracture in his right hand Thursday night and is expected to miss four to six weeks. Westbrook exited Thursday night's 93-90 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers with 6:35 left in the second quarter and did not return. Westbrook had X-rays taken at Staples Center and was set to be re-evaluated Friday. He had a soft cast on his hand when he left Staples Center and didn't talk with reporters. ...
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:56:26 -0400
Hootenanny, ridden by Frankie Dettori, swept past tiring Luck of the Kitten to win the $1 million Juvenile Turf that opened the $25 million Breeders' Cup on Friday. "This is what you dream about," said co-owner Michael Tabor. "To campaign a horse in Europe and America and then win the Breeders' Cup, it makes the game very international. It gave American trainer Wesley Ward a first victory in the Breeders' Cup, which this year features 13 races spread over two days worth some $25 million.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:00:17 -0400
By Robin Respaut GLENDALE Ariz. (Reuters) - Welcome to the sports-crazy home of February's Super Bowl. Over the last decade or so, this city of 230,000 on Phoenix's northwest border, has reinvented itself from farm town to sports Mecca. There's the dome stadium where the National Football League's Arizona Cardinals play, the National Hockey League's Arizona Coyotes arena, and the new baseball facility where the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago White Sox appear every spring for their pre-season training. But Glendale's love of sports has come at a cost: red ink and jobs lost. ...
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:14:35 -0400
The Chicago Cubs sacked manager Rick Renteria on Friday and confirmed their pursuit of Joe Maddon. "Last Thursday, we learned that Joe Maddon -- who may be as well suited as anyone in the industry to manage the challenges that lie ahead of us -- had become a free agent," Cubs president Theo Epstein said in a statement. "We confirmed the news with Major League Baseball, and it became public knowledge the next day. Epstein said Cubs executive Jed Hoyer had flown to San Diego last week to tell Renteria the club planned to speak to Maddon.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:20:58 -0400
World women's number one Park In-Bee of South Korea pulled off a 10-under-par to claim the sole lead after the second round of the Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship in Taipei on Friday. Park held a three-shot advantage over China's Feng Shanshan with a two-day total of 126 when she pared in after the 15th to finish with a 62 for the $2 million tournament at the par-72 Miramar Golf Country Club. Also at the centre of spotlight was American Danielle Kang, who won her second new car with a hole-in-one in two consecutive weeks thanks to a 7-iron which found the bottom of the cup on the 158-yard 17th hole. South Korean Mirim Lee, a two-time winner on the LPGA this season, jumped to the third place which she shard with three players after she tied with Park for the low round of the day with a 62 -- a ten shot improvement from her opening round.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:20:22 -0400
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - American Billy Hurley III grabbed a two-shot halfway stage lead at the CIMB Classic after his front-nine birdie binge at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club on Friday. The former US Navy officer sunk six birdies for an outward 30 in his second successive round of 67 to go 10-under-par 134 in the tournament sanctioned by the PGA and Asian Tour. ...
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:11:04 -0400
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 31 (Reuters) - American Billy Hurley III grabbed a two-shot halfway stage lead at the CIMB Classic after his front-nine birdie binge at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club on Friday. The former US Navy officer sunk six birdies for an outward 30 in his second successive round of 67 to go 10-under-par 134 in the tournament sanctioned by the PGA and Asian Tour. ...
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:54:11 -0400
SHANGHAI, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Belgium's Nicolas Colsaerts snatched the halfway lead at the BMW Masters in Shanghai on Friday, shooting an eight-under-par 64 at Lake Malaran. Colsaerts, who has not won a Tour event in over two years, made nine birdies and a lone bogey to end the second round at 14-under-par after his first round 66. That left him with a one-shot advantage over Frenchman Alex Levy, who carded a 66 after leading the $7 million event overnight. ...
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:50:15 -0400
Former major winner Graeme McDowell believes that being the newest member of the European Tour's 'daddy club' has enabled him to re-focus on his game and achieve balance in his life. The 35-year-old Northern Irishman shot a solid three-under 69 Friday to lie well placed at eight-under par for the tournament, six shots behind leader Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium in the $7 million BMW Masters in Lake Malaren.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:24:27 -0400
Oct 31 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour CIMB Classic at the par-72 course on Friday in Kuala Lumpur 134 Billy Hurley III (U.S.) 67 67 136 Kevin Streelman (U.S.) 68 68 137 Kevin Na (U.S.) 69 68 Ryan Moore (U.S.) 68 69 Sergio Garcia (Spain) 69 68 Lee Westwood (Britain) 72 65 Noh Seung-Yul (South Korea) 68 69 Jeff Overton (U.S.) 68 69 Kevin Chappell (U.S.) 69 68 138 Jonas Blixt (Sweden) 69 69 Danny Lee (New Zealand) 69 69 139 Angelo Que (Philippines) 67 72 Prom Meesawat (Thailand) 68 71 Bae Sang-Moon (South Korea) 71 68 Brian Stuard (U.S. ...
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:24:26 -0400
Oct 31 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour BMW Masters at the par-72 course on Friday in Shanghai 130 Nicolas Colsaerts (Belgium) 66 64 131 Alexander Levy (France) 65 66 133 Romain Wattel (France) 66 67 134 Marcel Siem (Germany) 68 66 Emiliano Grillo (Argentina) 66 68 Branden Grace (South Africa) 68 66 135 Thomas Bjorn (Denmark) 68 67 136 Graeme McDowell (Britain) 67 69 Jamie Donaldson (Britain) 68 68 Mikko Ilonen (Finland) 70 66 Shane Lowry (Ireland) 70 66 137 Ryan Palmer (U.S. ...
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:23:22 -0400
By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It was not pretty but the Los Angeles Clippers somehow found a way to launch their 2014-15 season under new owner Steve Ballmer with a scrappy 93-90 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday. With former owner Donald Sterling a relic of the past after he was banned for life by the NBA over a racism scandal, the Clippers overcame a poor shooting performance with some gritty defense to stave off a late Thunder fightback. ...
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:01:03 -0400
LeBron James struggled as the New York Knicks spoiled his Cleveland homecoming, and the Los Angeles Clippers sneaked by Oklahoma City to begin their post-Donald Sterling era on Thursday night. James returned to his roots but Carmelo Anthony stole the spotlight by scoring 25 points to lift the Knicks to a 95-90 win in the Cavaliers' 2014-15 season opener on Thursday night. "My turnovers, some of them were careless and some of them were chemistry," James said. In the late game, the Clippers edged the short-handed Thunder 93-90 to begin the Steve Ballmer ownership era.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:12:22 -0400
(Reuters) - The New Orleans Saints cracked open a scrappy game late in the first half to forge to a 28-10 win over the Carolina Panthers on Thursday, wrestling top spot in the NFC South from their opponents in the process. Running back Mark Ingram claimed two touchdowns and 100 yards in the win for New Orleans while quarterback Drew Brees added 297 yards passing and a touchdown. He also ran for a score. ...
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:23:45 -0400
(The Sports Xchange) - Kevin Youkilis, a three-time All-Star known affectionately as Yoooouuuuk in Boston and "the Greek God of Walks" in the book "Moneyball," announced his retirement Thursday. The 35-year-old was limited to 21 games in Japan last season due to plantar fasciitis. Youkilis spent most of his 10-year major-league career in Boston, where he was part of World Series champions in 2004 (as a rookie) and 2007. - - The Red Sox re-signed right-hander Koji Uehara to a two-year contract on Thursday. The deal was reported by WEEI.com to be worth $18 million. ...
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:14:33 -0400
Nicolas Colsaerts boomed out a 64 to take the lead in the BMW Masters Friday, but it will be two French room-mates who will mount an assault on the Belgian in Saturday's third round. Alexander Levy is one shot behind Colsaerts on 13-under par after he followed his opening 65 with a solid 66 over the par-72 Lake Malaren layout. Romain Wattel -- who is sharing a room in Shanghai with long-time friend Levy -- shot 67 Friday to be third on 12-under 132. Levy, who earlier this month pipped Colsaerts to the title at the rain-shortened Portugal Masters, refuted any suggestion the two might get sick of the sight of each other, playing golf all day and then sharing a room all night.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:13:32 -0400
By Larry Fine KANSAS CITY Missouri (Reuters) - In an informal survey during the World Series, Reuters asked around for the most important elements of the reign of Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig, who is retiring in January: -- Bruce Bochy, San Francisco Giants manager "It's a better game today and that's because of our commissioner. He's had a great tenure and really is a great ambassador for our game. I think we're all thankful that it's an improved game, a cleaner game. "He's created more interest in baseball, it gives more teams hope, more cities hope. ...
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:46:04 -0400
By Simon Evans (Reuters) - Two of the mosts successful quarterbacks of all-time face each other when Tom Brady and the New England Patriots host Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos on Sunday but the clash is all about the present. While both have already secured places in the Pro Football Hall of Fame their recent form suggests they have plenty of fight left. The way they are plyaing, the duo could very well face each other in an AFC playoff battle in January. ...
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:00:44 -0400
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank President Esther George plans to send San Francisco Fed President John Williams some local barbecue sauce to commemorate his home team's World Series victory, spokesmen for the banks said on Thursday. Baseball's biggest annual contest wrapped up its seventh game on Wednesday with the San Francisco Giants' 3-2 win against the Kansas City Royals. The series' final games took place on the same two days that George, Williams and other U.S. ...
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:54:36 -0400
By Larry Fine KANSAS CITY Missouri (Reuters) - In a way, it was fitting for Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig's last World Series in charge to finish in Kansas City. Selig, 80, is ending a 22-year reign as overseer of the game in January, and several of the innovations he instituted paid dividends at the 2014 Fall Classic. In his early days in charge, small market owners clamored for change, complaining that only a handful of wealthier clubs had a chance to win the World Series. ...
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:48:58 -0400
By Larry Fine KANSAS CITY Missouri (Reuters) - A different kind of Major League Baseball dynasty has emerged. The San Francisco Giants are champions of a new age of parity, the best at juggling budget and talent, and managing the changing tides of a tumultuous 162-game regular season. Despite missing key players due to injury in pitcher Matt Cain and center fielder Angel Pagan, the Giants squeaked into the playoffs and won a third World Series title in five years with Wednesday's Game Seven win over the Kansas City Royals. ...
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:17:43 -0400
By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Two people were shot, one was stabbed and around 40 were arrested as celebrations in San Francisco for the Giants victory in the World Series turned violent overnight, police said on Thursday. A number of police officers were struck by bottles while responding to the mayhem and three were taken to local hospitals, one with severe lacerations to his hand, Sergeant Monica Macdonald of the San Francisco Police Department said. ...
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:14:04 -0400
As the Champagne flowed and the San Francisco Giants celebrated a third World Series title in five seasons, they were already thinking about another championship run. Powered by an electrifying effort from left-handed pitcher Madison Bumgarner, the Giants beat Kansas City 3-2 on Wednesday for a 4-3 triumph in Major League Baseball's best-of-seven final that had manager Bruce Bochy talking about the team's ability to remain a perennial contender. "The thing I love about what's happening in San Francisco is the continuity we have so that allows you to hopefully compete and contend every year." The biggest player who could leave is 28-year-old Venezuelan third baseman Pablo Sandoval, who like 25-year-old Bumgarner has been a key figure in the thrilling title trilogy.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:28:18 -0400
By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Fans of the San Francisco Giants took to the streets to celebrate on Wednesday night after their team won the baseball World Series, topping the Kansas City Royals, but the festivities were marred by raucous fans and fires. Hundreds, many clad in the team's orange and black, flooded Valencia Street in San Francisco's Mission District after the final out in the seventh game of the baseball championship. "(Pitcher Madison) Bumgarner blew my mind tonight!" said Beau Adams, a San Francisco native sporting a Giants tattoo.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:47:15 -0400
European Ryder Cup stars Justin Rose and Jamie Donaldson both endured an up-and-down day as the BMW Masters got under way in Shanghai on Thursday. Rose ended on level par after a disastrous start that left him four over after just four holes. Beginning at the 10th Rose was already one-over par when he found water twice en route to a triple-bogey eight at the par-five 13th.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:29:21 -0400
Raucous celebrations over San Francisco's World Series baseball triumph degenerated into street violence Thursday, with two people shot and injured, news reports said. In repeats of unrest that broke out after the San Francisco Giants won the baseball title in 2010 and 2012, crowds of revelers set bonfires, got into fistfights on the streets and threw bottles, sparking the deployment of riot police, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:51:44 -0400
Ian Poulter is just glad to be back playing -- despite struggling to a two-over 74 in the first round of the BMW Masters on Thursday -- as he tries to put the Ted Bishop row and an injury-hit season behind him. Former PGA of America president Bishop apologised this week for his "li'l girl" tweet about Poulter which got him fired a month before his term in office was due to end. Poulter last week launched his autobiography "No Limits" in which his frank comments about Nick Faldo and Tom Watson's Ryder Cup captaincies prompted the offending tweet from Bishop.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:24:34 -0400
The Chicago Bulls welcomed former NBA Most Valuable Player Derrick Rose back from injury Wednesday with a convincing 104-80 win over the New York Knicks. The return of Rose and the addition of Spanish veteran Pau Gasol have branded the Bulls as Eastern Conference contenders in 2014-15, and they looked the part at Madison Square Garden. "I wouldn't say my rust is knocked off, but it's getting there," said Rose, who missed the final 71 games of last season with a torn meniscus after missing all of the previous campaign recovering from a torn knee ligament. Rose -- the 2011 NBA MVP -- scored 13 points with five assists in his long awaited regular-season return and off-season acquisition Gasol putting up 21 points with 11 rebounds.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:09:48 -0400
Sweden's Rikard Karlberg sunk seven birdies for a seven-under-par 65 to take a two-stroke lead in the first-round of the CIMB Classic in Malaysia, while Spanish star Sergio Garcia lurked four shots back. American defending champion Ryan Moore turned in six birdies of his own to lead a pack of golfers just three strokes off Karlberg's pace on 68. Karlberg had five birdies on the front nine at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club and cemented his lead with two more on the final two holes. World number four Sergio Garcia, the highest-ranked golfer in the field, was in striking distance after entering the clubhouse with a three-under 69.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:20:21 -0400
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Frenchman Alexander Levy continued his love affair with China's golf courses by kicking off the European Tour's Final Series with a seven-under-par 65 to lead after the first round of the BMW Masters. Levy, who won the Tour's China Open in April, fired seven birdies in a bogey-free round to lead by one at Lake Malaran from Argentine Emiliano Grillo, Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium and another Frenchman, Romain Wattel. ...
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:49:34 -0400
By Larry Fine KANSAS CITY Missouri (Reuters) - There was no happy ending to Kansas City's storybook season after the Royals lost 3-2 in Game Seven of the World Series, and while they exceeded expectations simply by reaching Wednesday's finale, manager Ned Yost found the narrow loss hard to swallow. The endearing upstarts, who last reached the playoffs in 1985 when they went on to win the Fall Classic, had the tying run at third base in the bottom of the ninth against San Francisco but could not bring Alex Gordon home. ...
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:48:27 -0400
By Larry Fine KANSAS CITY Missouri (Reuters) - The San Francisco Giants rode workhorse left-hander Madison Bumgarner all the way to their third World Series crown in five years with a Game Seven victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday. Ace starter Bumgarner worked his magic as a reliever this time, coming out of the bullpen to throw five shutout innings and earn the save in a 3-2 win that clinched the best-of-seven Fall Classic. It was the eighth World Series title for the Giants and third in five seasons after victories in 2010 and 2012. ...
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:46:11 -0400
Sparked by Madison Bumgarner's historic pitching performance on only two days' rest, San Francisco won their third World Series in five seasons by beating Kansas City 3-2. The Giants on Wednesday won Major League Baseball's best-of-seven final 4-3, winning their eighth overall championship and following up 2010 and 2012 titles by taking an intense winner-take-all showdown that was dramatic to the last play. Bumgarner, a 25-year-old left-hander who mystified Royals batters in winning games two and five, pitched five scoreless relief innings, striking out four while allowing only two hits and throwing 50 of his 68 pitches for strikes on career-low rest to earn unanimous Most Valuable Player honors. Bumgarner, originally credited with the game-seven win before an official scorer's change gave him only a save and handed Jeremy Affeldt the win, allowed only one run in 21 World Series innings with 17 strikeouts and only one walk.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:41:29 -0400
Madison Bumgarner unleashed a pitching performance for the ages that cemented his place among World Series legends and established the San Francisco Giants as a Major League Baseball dynasty. The 25-year-old left-hander, returning to the mound on a career-low two days rest after a complete-game triumph, fired five scoreless innings Wednesday to give the Giants a 3-2 victory over Kansas City in decisive game seven of the 110th World Series. Game seven," Bumgarner said.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:39:50 -0400
KANSAS CITY Missouri (Reuters) - Madison Bumgarner was named the World Series Most Valuable Player after sealing the San Francisco Giants' 3-2 Game Seven victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday with five shutout innings of relief. The brilliant performance in the do-or-die game gave Bumgarner a save to go with two wins earned through dominant starts, giving him a direct hand in three wins as the Giants claimed the best-of-seven 4-3 for a third title in five years. ...
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:39:20 -0400
By Larry Fine KANSAS CITY Missouri (Reuters) - Madison Bumgarner insisted throughout the World Series that he felt great and was eager to take the ball any time San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy asked him to pitch. The 25-year-old ace starter was called upon for a third time in the series in Game Seven on Wednesday, closing out the Giants' clinching victory over the Kansas City Royals with five innings of shutout relief. ...
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:55:29 -0700
State Sen. Richard Codey, D-Essex, plans to introduce a bill that would require high school athletes to certify that they were not recruited by their school.
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 10:48:33 -0700
In the men's race, two seconds separated defending champion Girma Gebre, Gosa Tefera and Derege Demie, all Ethiopians flown to Washington to run the bridge compliments of Ethiopian Airlines.
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 07:16:50 -0700
One Sayreville War Memorial High School football player who could be hurt because of the allegations of hazing and sexual abuse on its football team is Myles Hartsfield. Hartsfield, a...
New Sports Training Facility is Now Open in Wyckoff, NJ Specializing in Athletic Performance Training and Mental ...
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:19:03 -0700
Sean Kelly’s Performance Center, a 4,200 square foot state-of-the-art Sports Training and Mental Preparation Facility which includes over 2,000 square feet of turf is now open. SKPC offers physical training programs to athletes, boys and girls, in Junior High School through College. Individual and group lacrosse lessons are also offered. (PRWeb October 20, 2014) Read the full story at http ...
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:52:46 -0700
A recent high school football hazing went public and led to accusations of rape. Local politicians allegedly took advantage of the facts and turned a case of bullying into a political platform. The story at Sayreville War Memorial High School alleges that head coach George Najjar had “allowed” seven seniors to “initiate” freshmen as part High School Football Hazing Leads To Rape Accusations ...
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 18:20:08 -0700
On the eve of the biggest high school football showdown of the season, an explosion of improper recruiting charges between North Jersey’s top two teams was inflamed further by University of Michigan freshman Jabrill Peppers, who described an elaborate recruiting process used by Don Bosco coach Greg Toal that falls into a gray area under rules against enticing a student to enroll or transfer to a ...