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  • Royals flushed as Giants take Game One

    MLB: World Series-San Francisco Giants at Kansas City RoyalsBy Larry Fine KANSAS CITY (Reuters) - The San Francisco Giants brought Kansas City Royals' perfect postseason to a shuddering end with an emphatic 7-1 win in the opening game of the World Series on Tuesday. Giants ace Madison Bumgarner delivered a sparkling seven innings of work and Hunter Pence slammed a first inning two-run homer that pushed the Royals into an early hole they were unable to claw out of at their Kauffman stadium home. ...




  • Giants rout Royals in baseball World Series opener

    Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants pitches in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game One of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 21, 2014Kansas City (AFP) - San Francisco pitcher Madison Bumgarner scattered three hits over seven innings and the Giants ripped the Kansas City Royals 7-1 in the opening game of the 110th World Series.




  • New Jersey school board suspends five coaches in hazing scandal
    By Sascha Brodsky SAYREVILLE N.J. (Reuters) - New Jersey school officials voted on Tuesday to suspend five high school coaches in a locker-room hazing scandal that has led to criminal sex abuse charges against teen football players. Head coach George Najjar and four coaching assistants at Sayreville War Memorial High School were officially suspended by the Sayreville Board of Education during a raucous meeting in which dozens of parents, students and alumni voiced their strong support for the coaching staff. ...

  • Korean 'superfan' cheers on Royals at World Series

    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

    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
    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. ...

  • Peavy seeks back-to-back World Series titles

    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

    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

    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. ...




  • First openly gay NFL draftee Sam released by Dallas

    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.