Korean ‘superfan’ cheers on Royals at World Series

October 22nd, 2014

MLB: World Series-San Francisco Giants at Kansas City RoyalsBy Larry Fine KANSAS CITY Missouri (Reuters) - Success starved Kansas City Royals supporters packed Kauffman Stadium for Game One of the World Series against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday with none more excited than South Korean superfan Lee Sung-woo. "It's still like a dream," the bespectacled Lee told Reuters a short stroll away from the entrance to the Royals clubhouse, a Major League Baseball credential hung around his neck as a guest for the Fall Classic. "I asked them several times, is it a dream or not? It's kind of like a never-forget, lifetime dream for me. ...


Ray Rice hearing set for November 5

October 22nd, 2014

Ray Rice, pictured during a pre-season NFL game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on August 16, 2014Washington (AFP) - Former Ravens running back Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension from the NFL will be heard on November 5 and 6, US media reported Tuesday.


Trust team doctors over concussion, says MLS medical chief

October 22nd, 2014
By Simon Evans BRIDGETOWN Barbados (Reuters) - FIFA's new plans for dealing with concussions have been criticized by some in the United States for not involving an independent medical inspection, but Major League Soccer's medical chief believes team doctors should be trusted. The proposed protocol from FIFA states that when a suspected concussion occurs, the referee should stop the game for three minutes, allowing a team doctor to make an on-pitch assessment and decide if the player has a suspected concussion. ...

Robinson set to stay with Dons

October 22nd, 2014
Manager Karl Robinson has suggested he is staying at MK Dons after the League One club turned down an approach from Birmingham.

Peavy seeks back-to-back World Series titles

October 22nd, 2014

Jake Peavy of the San Francisco Giants pitches in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Two of the National League Championship Series on October 12, 2014 in St Louis, MissouriKansas City (AFP) - It took Jake Peavy 12 years to realize his dream of pitching for a Major League Baseball champion. Now the San Francisco Giants newcomer might do it in back-to-back seasons.


National Basketball Association roundup

October 22nd, 2014

NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder-Media Day(The Sports Xchange) - Kevin Durant says he will not rush back from surgery to repair a fracture in his right foot. Durant could miss two months with the Oklahoma City Thunder, projecting his return close to Christmas from what the reigning MVP said is his first real injury. - - Veteran guard John Lucas III signed a one-year deal with the Washington Wizards. Lucas, undrafted in 2005 from Oklahoma State, spent his first six seasons with Houston, Chicago, Toronto and Utah. Lucas, 31, went to training camp with the Boston Celtics. ...


National Football League roundup

October 22nd, 2014

Carolina Panthers Luke Kuechly accepts the award for the NFL Defensive Player of the Year during the NFL Honors award show in New York(The Sports Xchange) - Michael Sam, who first made headlines earlier this year as the first openly gay NFL player, as of Tuesday afternoon is no longer an NFL player. The Dallas Cowboys waived the rookie defensive end from the practice squad to make room on their roster to sign second-year linebacker Troy Davis. Sam was drafted in the seventh round in May by the St. Louis Rams but failed to make their 53-man roster at the end of the preseason. He then was picked up by the Cowboys and added to their practice squad. ...


Adriano: I was racially abused

October 22nd, 2014
Luiz Adriano claims he was racially abused during Shakhtar Donestk’s 7-0 Champions League win at BATE Borisov.

First openly gay NFL draftee Sam released by Dallas

October 22nd, 2014

Michael Sam watches from the bench during the second half of a pre-season game between the Rams and the New Orleans Saints at the Edward Jones Dome on August 8, 2013 in St. Louis, MissouriDallas (AFP) - Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by a National Football League team, was released Tuesday from the Dallas Cowboys practice squad.


Jerome makes racism claim

October 22nd, 2014
Norwich’s Cameron Jerome has alleged he was racially abused during the 1-1 draw with Leeds at Carrow Road.

Powell proud of battling Town

October 22nd, 2014
Huddersfield boss Chris Powell hailed his side's resilience following their 1-1 draw with Brighton at the John Smith's Stadium.

Kompany: City fans punished

October 22nd, 2014
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany was unhappy his side’s fans were unable to watch their 2-2 Champions League draw with CSKA Moscow after some home supporters appeared to gain access to the ground.

Real heroes for Liverpool

October 22nd, 2014
With 15 wins between them Liverpool and Real Madrid account for over a quarter of the European Cup winning teams since the tournament’s inception in 1956. And yet, the two clubs have faced each other competitively on just three occasions.

McClaren marvels at Derby depth

October 22nd, 2014
Derby manager Steve McClaren insists his side's 1-0 win away to Sky Bet Championship strugglers Blackpool stands as further evidence he possesses an even stronger squad than last year.

Bowyer praises Marshall

October 22nd, 2014
Blackburn manager Gary Bowyer praised the 'fantastic ability' of Ben Marshall after his strike was enough to earn a 1-0 win over Birmingham City.

Jokanovic disappointed by draw

October 22nd, 2014
A frustrated Slavisa Jokanovic felt his Watford side played with their hearts rather than their heads after letting the lead slip twice in a 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest.

Preston make it five in a row

October 22nd, 2014
Paul Huntington's second-half header saw Preston beat Gillingham 1-0 to record their fifth straight league win.

Holloway satisfied with display

October 22nd, 2014
Ian Holloway felt his Millwall side were good value for their 0-0 Sky Bet Championship draw at fellow strugglers Wigan.

Flag woe for Warburton

October 22nd, 2014
Brentford boss Mark Warburton blamed a linesman's flag for his side's failure to break down a resolute Sheffield Wednesday in a goalless stalemate at Griffin Park.

Adkins brushes off job worries

October 22nd, 2014
Reading manager Nigel Adkins shrugged off fears for his job after his side extended their winless run to seven games with a 3-0 defeat at play-off hopefuls Bournemouth.