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  • Tennis-Williams guaranteed year-end number one ranking
    (Updates after Williams reaches semi-finals) * Williams assured of year-end top ranking for fourth time * American qualifies for WTA Finals last four By John O'Brien SINGAPORE, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Serena Williams clinched the year-end world number one ranking for the fourth time without hitting a ball on Friday after Maria Sharapova, the only woman with any chance of overtaking her, was eliminated from the WTA Finals. ...

  • Williams guaranteed year-end number one ranking

    Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts as she plays against Simona Halep of Romania during their WTA Finals singles tennis match at the Singapore Indoor StadiumBy John O'Brien SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Serena Williams clinched the year-end world number one ranking for the fourth time without hitting a ball on Friday after Maria Sharapova, the only woman with any chance of overtaking her, was eliminated from the WTA Finals. Needing to win in straight sets to stand any chance of advancing to the semi-finals, Sharapova lost the second set of her match against Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska at Singapore's Indoor Stadium, ending her slim hopes of leapfrogging Williams for the top spot. ...




  • Golf-Desperate Whiteford takes one-stroke lead in Perth
    Oct 24 (Reuters) - Peter Whiteford's battle to secure his European Tour card could not affect his game as the 34-year-old Scot fired a six-under-par 66 to grab a one-shot halfway stage lead at the Perth International on Friday. With the top 111 players on the order of merit on Sunday confirmed to keep their cards for next season, Whiteford, currently 149th, needs at least a top-two finish in Perth. He took a firm step forward towards doing that by matching his first-round score to get to 12-under, one shot ahead of overnight joint leader Thorbjorn Olesen, who carded a 69. ...

  • Giants' Hudson hungry for baseball World Series start

    Tim Hudson of the San Francisco Giants pitches in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Three of the National League Championship eries in San Francisco on October 14, 2014San Francisco pitcher Tim Hudson takes the mound on Friday as the Giants host Kansas City in game three of the World Series, a chance on baseball's biggest stage he once feared might never come. The 39-year-old right-hander has 16 seasons in Major League Baseball -- making 457 career starts for Oakland, Atlanta and San Francisco. In the early years, when playoff appearances were plentiful, he never doubted that he would one day pitch in a World Series.




  • Your Top Plays for Today

    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) greets San Diego Chargers coach Mike McCoy after an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Denver. The Broncos won 35-21. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide




  • Manning's Broncos corral Chargers

    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning during the game against the San Diego Chargers on October 23, 2014 in DenverFive-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning added to his latest record by throwing three touchdown passes to Emmanuel Sanders in the Denver Broncos 35-21 victory over the San Diego Chargers. The win comes four days after quarterback Manning broke Brett Favre's record for most career touchdown passes in a 42-17 demolition of the San Francisco 49ers. Against the Chargers, Manning completed 25-of-35 passes for 286 yards and three touchdowns to bring his career National Football League touchdown total to 513.




  • Lakers guard Nash to sit out NBA season

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash during a media day in El Segundo, California on September 29, 2014Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash may have played his last game in the NBA after being ruled out of the upcoming season because of a recurring back problem. The Lakers said Nash, 40, who has been strongly tipped to retire after the 2014-15 campaign, had been sidelined after meeting with team doctors who advised him to sit out the season. "As disappointed as we are for ourselves and our fans, we’re even more disappointed for Steve," said Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak on Thursday. "We know how hard he’s worked the last two years to try to get his body right for the rigours of the NBA, and how badly he wants to play, but unfortunately he simply hasn’t been able to get there up to this point in time.




  • Manning adds to touchdown record as Broncos beat Chargers

    NFL: San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos(Reuters) - Denver quarterback Peyton Manning added three more touchdowns to his career record as the Broncos beat the San Diego Padres 35-21 in a National Football League game on Thursday. Manning took his career touchdown total to 513, four days after overtaking Brett Favre as the leader on the all-time list. The Broncos won their fourth successive game and improved to 6-1, the best record in the AFC and tied for the best record in the league with the Dallas Cowboys. The Chargers fell to 5-3, second behind Denver in the AFC West. ...




  • Royals outfield defenders cram for quirky AT&T test
    By Larry Fine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The irresistible talents of the Kansas City Royals' outfielders may be tested by the inscrutable elements of San Francisco's quirky right field when the World Series resumes on Friday. Lorenzo Cain, Jarrod Dyson and Nori Aoki all had a cram course on Thursday's off-day in gauging caroms off the AT&T Park wall ahead of a Game Three that will snap a 1-1 tie in the best-of-seven championship. "It's tough," said center fielder Cain, who has been filling up a highlight reel with an array of diving catches this postseason. ...

  • Red-hot Compton shares lead at McGladrey Classic

    Erik Compton plays his tee shot on the eighth hole during the second round of the Shriners Hospitals Open at TPC Summerlin on October 17, 2014Erik Compton started his day by putting on extra clothes to battle a morning chill but it didn't take him long to get hot once he teed off at The McGladrey Classic. The 34-year-old dual Norwegian-American rolled in birdies on his first two holes en route to a five-under 65 to grab a share of the lead with three others after the opening round at the $5.6-million US PGA Tour event in Georgia. Compton, a two-time heart transplant recipient, said he cut his pre-round warmup routine short at the Sea Island Resort course -- and it appeared to pay off. Compton was joined atop a crowded leaderboard by Brian Harman, Will MacKenzie and Michael Thompson, who set a 54-hole record at this event three years ago.