Seventh straight win for Ducks

October 25th, 2014
Corey Perry and defenseman Sami Vatanen scored first-period power-play goals as the Anaheim Ducks sealed their seventh straight win with a 4-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday.

Royals edge ahead in Series

October 25th, 2014
The Kansas City Royals held on to beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 and grab control of the World Series on Friday.

Adelaide rules in Cox Plate

October 25th, 2014
Adelaide came from last to first under a brilliant Ryan Moore ride to claim the Sportingbet Cox Plate at Moonee Valley.

Australia leave Beale at home

October 25th, 2014
Kurtley Beale has been left out of Australia's tour of Europe after being fined £24,000 for a serious violation of the Australia Rugby Union code of conduct.

Royals hold off Giants to take Series lead

October 25th, 2014

MLB: World Series-Kansas City Royals at San Francisco GiantsBy Larry Fine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Kansas City Royals followed their formula for success to perfection turning a tight game over to their "monstrous" bullpen to beat the San Francisco Giants on Friday and seize the upper hand in the World Series. After each team claimed a lopsided win in the first two games of the best-of-seven, Game Three was a 3-2 nailbiter that gave the visitors a 2-1 lead in the series. The pivotal victory was preserved by four hitless innings thrown by Royals relievers. ...


Giants hope 2012 adversity helps them overcome Royals

October 25th, 2014
By Larry Fine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The San Francisco Giants hope to be able to draw on their experience in the 2012 postseason as they battle to overcome a 2-1 deficit to the Kansas City Royals in the World Series. The 3-2 loss on Friday gave the visiting Royals a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven. Teams winning Game Three in a World Series that was tied 1-1 have gone on to win two-thirds of the time. "It was a good battle," said Giants right-fielder Hunter Pence. "We just got to keep plugging away. That's the game of baseball. ...

Nightmare bullpen, dream start for Guthrie lift Royals

October 25th, 2014
By Larry Fine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Kansas City manager Ned Yost could barely wait to unleash his scariest weapon, the remarkable set of relievers who preserved the lead to give the Royals the upper hand in the World Series on Friday. "Monstrous," Royals manager Ned Yost said about his bullpen after the 3-2 victory gave Kansas City a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven Major League Baseball championship. "The key factor in all of this for us is timely hitting, great defense, really solid starting pitching, but dynamic back of the bullpen. ...

Royals edge Giants to take Series lead

October 25th, 2014

Gregor Blanco of the San Francisco Giants is out as he dives into first base as Eric Hosmer of the Kansas City Royals catches the ball during Game Three of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park on October 24, 2014 in San Francisco, CaliforniaThe Kansas City Royals edged the San Francisco Giants 3-2 on Friday to grab the upper hand in the 110th World Series. The Royals won their second straight game to take a 2-1 lead in Major League Baseball's best-of-seven championship final, and will try to take a stranglehold on the series in game four on Saturday. Lorenzo Cain, Alex Gordon and Eric Hosmer all delivered run-scoring hits for the Royals.


Henley grabs lead at McGladrey Classic

October 25th, 2014

Russell Henley tees off on the 8th hole during the second round of The McGladrey Classic at Sea Island's Seaside Course on October 24, 2014 in Sea Island, GeorgiaAmerican Russell Henley vaulted into the lead at the PGA Tour's McGladrey Classic after carding a seven-under 63 on Friday at the Seaside Course. Henley moved one shot in front of the field as he finished two rounds at nine-under-par 131. I got one or two nice breaks and felt good with the putter so it was a nice round," Henley said. Brian Harman, who shared the first-round lead with Erik Compton, Will Mackenzie and Michael Thompson, posted a three-under 67 in round two.


Joe Maddon ends decade-long Rays tenure

October 25th, 2014

Joe Maddon of the Tampa Bay Rays watches from the dugout during their game against the Baltimore Orioles, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, on September 5, 2014Joe Maddon, who led Tampa Bay Rays to a World Series berth in 2008, has stepped down after almost a decade at the helm, the Major League Baseball club said. The long-time manager's exit came after Maddon exercised an opt-out clause in his contract. The 60-year-old presided over the Rays during their most successful period in the franchise's 17-year history. It followed the departure of longtime executive Andrew Friedman, who was hired by the Los Angeles Dodgers last week.


PGA president sacked over Poulter ‘lil girl’ jibe

October 25th, 2014

PGA of America President Ted Bishop, pictured during the PGA Grand Slam of Golf at Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton, Bermuda, on October 15, 2014Palm Beach Gardens (United States) (AFP) - Ted Bishop has been sacked as president of the PGA of America, less than a day after he branded Ian Poulter a "lil girl" on Twitter.


Rollins, Konerko share Clemente award

October 25th, 2014

Jimmy Rollins of the Philadelphia Phillies has long supported J-Roll's Aces, a charitable ticket program, and the J-Roll's Readers program, each of which is dedicated to directly working with and enhancing the lives of inner-city studentsPhillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins and White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko received the Clemente Award, the first time two players have shared US baseball's prestigious honor for community service. The two were presented with the award shortly before the start of game three of the World Series, Major League Baseball's best-of-seven championship final featuring the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals. Rollins has long supported J-Roll's Aces, a charitable ticket program, and the J-Roll's Readers program, each of which is dedicated to directly working with and enhancing the lives of inner-city students. During his time in Philadelphia, he has also hosted major fundraisers to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, Prevent Child Abuse, Pennsylvania, The Food Trust, SHARE Food Program and St. Christopher's Foundation for Children, raising more than $1 million.


Shining light for FC Utrecht

October 25th, 2014
In a league famous for producing and selling incredible talents, all eyes are on young players such as Memphis Depay, Anwar El Ghazi, Luc Castaignos, Daley Sinkgraven, Georginio Wijnaldum, Jordy Clasie, Terence Kongolo and Adam Maher in the Eredivisie this season.

National Basketball Association roundup

October 25th, 2014
(The Sports Xchange) - The Philadelphia 76ers obtained guard Marquis Teague and a 2019 second-round draft pick in a trade with the Brooklyn Nets on Friday for guard Casper Ware. Reports indicated that the Nets were likely to waive Ware, who played in nine games for the 76ers last season and averaged 5.3 points and 1.1 assists. The 21-year-old Teague had 10 points, four assists and six turnovers in Brooklyn's final preseason game on Wednesday night in Boston. - - - Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo is out indefinitely after suffering a facial fracture in practice Thursday. ...

Rollins, Konerko named Clemente Award winners

October 25th, 2014

MLB: Kansas City Royals at Chicago White SoxSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Former Chicago White Sox player Paul Konerko and Jimmy Rollins of the Philadelphia Phillies were named co-winners of the Roberto Clemente Award on Friday for their community work. "Paul Konerko and Jimmy Rollins are two of baseball's great ambassadors and have long distinguished themselves as leaders both on the field and in their communities," said Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig said. "Their commitment to making a difference in the lives of children is a wonderful reflection of the legacy Roberto Clemente has left on our game and in society. ...


PGA president fired for ‘insensitive’ remarks

October 25th, 2014

PGA: US PGA Championship-Final Round(Reuters) - PGA of America president Ted Bishop was removed from office on Friday by his board of directors for "insensitive gender-based statements" posted on social media at the expense of English golfer Ian Poulter. Bishop on Thursday referred to Poulter as a little girl because of critical remarks written by the Englishman about Nick Faldo and Tom Watson as Ryder Cup captains. ...


National Football League roundup

October 25th, 2014

NFL: Cincinnati Bengals at San Diego Chargers(The Sports Xchange) - Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green was listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens after sitting out Friday's practice. Green has missed the past two games due to the toe injury he originally suffered in the Bengals' season-opening victory over the Ravens. The Bengals were hoping Green could return to give a jolt to an offense that began last week's game with eight consecutive three-and-outs and finished with 135 yards in a 27-0 loss. ...


Golf-PGA president fired for ‘insensitive’ remarks

October 25th, 2014
* Bishop fired one month shy of term ending * PGA of America says its officers must 'lead by example' (Adds Bishop statement, paras 9-11) Oct 24 (Reuters) - PGA of America president Ted Bishop was removed from office on Friday by his board of directors for "insensitive gender-based statements" posted on social media at the expense of English golfer Ian Poulter. Bishop on Thursday referred to Poulter as a little girl because of critical remarks written by the Englishman about Nick Faldo and Tom Watson as Ryder Cup captains. ...

Bishop fired by PGA of America

October 25th, 2014
Ted Bishop has been removed from his role as PGA of America president in the wake of his rant towards Ian Poulter.

Henley claims McGladrey lead

October 25th, 2014
Russell Henley carded a second round 63 to take a one-shot lead at the halfway stage of The McGladrey Classic.