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Denmark’s Olesen leads by three at Perth International

Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark hits a shot during the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club on August 10, 2014 in Louisville, KentuckyDenmark's Thorbjorn Olesen will take a three-shot lead into Sunday's final round of the Perth International as he looks for his first win in two years at Lake Karrinyup. Olesen fired a five-under 67 in Saturday's hird round and leads the European Tour co-sanctioned tournament at 16-under 200 from South Korean Sihwan Kim. "It's been a couple of years since I won, so definitely I'll feel the nerves," said Olesen, whose only main tour success came at the 2012 Sicilian Open. "I've been in contention in big tournaments and I know how it feels," added Olesen, who finished sixth at The Masters in 2013.

Posted on 25 October 2014 | 10:28 am

Royals hold off Giants to take Series lead

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. …

Posted on 25 October 2014 | 7:02 am

Giants hope 2012 adversity helps them overcome Royals

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. …

Posted on 25 October 2014 | 5:52 am

Nightmare bullpen, dream start for Guthrie lift Royals

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. …

Posted on 25 October 2014 | 5:51 am

Royals edge Giants to take Series lead

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.

Posted on 25 October 2014 | 5:47 am

Henley grabs lead at McGladrey Classic

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.

Posted on 25 October 2014 | 3:21 am

Joe Maddon ends decade-long Rays tenure

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.

Posted on 25 October 2014 | 1:58 am

PGA president sacked over Poulter ‘lil girl’ jibe

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.

Posted on 25 October 2014 | 1:53 am

Rollins, Konerko share Clemente award

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.

Posted on 25 October 2014 | 1:16 am

National Basketball Association roundup

(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. …

Posted on 25 October 2014 | 12:24 am

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McMurray wins pole at Martinsville – South Bend Tribune


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McMurray wins pole at Martinsville
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. — (AP) Jamie McMurray pulled off a surprise at Martinsville Speedway with a pole-winning run in Friday qualifying. McMurray is not one of the eight drivers qualified to race for the Sprint Cup title, and his qualifying record of 99.905 mph …
Non-Chase driver wins poleFort Wayne Journal Gazette
Starting lineup breakdown for Sprint Cup Eliminator Round race at MartinsvilleSportingNews.com
McMurray wins the pole at Martinsville; Bowyer to start 12thKWCH
Columbia Daily Tribune -Access North Georgia -PallTimes.com (subscription)
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Posted on 25 October 2014 | 10:00 am

Royals getting harder to deal with, beat Giants and lead World Series – Los Angeles Times


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Royals getting harder to deal with, beat Giants and lead World Series
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SAN FRANCISCO — Zack Greinke asked out of Kansas City four years ago. He was in the prime of his career. He would not sign a new contract with the Royals because he wanted to win and, as he told anyone who asked, he did not believe the Royals could …
Giants trail in series but feel no pressureSan Jose Mercury News
Royals' Yost says KC relievers not 'sissies'Boston Herald
World Series 2014: Kansas City Royals Beat San Francisco Giants in Game 3New York Times
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Posted on 25 October 2014 | 9:55 am

Williams beats Wozniacki in three-set thriller – Daily Mail


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Williams beats Wozniacki in three-set thriller
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SINGAPORE, Oct 25 (Reuters) – Serena Williams, her insatiable will to win as strong as ever, regained her composure after smashing her racquet and being on the brink of defeat to beat Caroline Wozniacki 2-6 6-3 7-6(6) on Saturday and reach the title match …
WTA Finals: Serena Williams beats Wozniacki to reach finalBBC Sport
Williams beats Wozniacki to reach champs finalseattlepi.com
WTA Finals: Serena William hits back to defeat Caroline Wozniacki in three setsSkySports
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Posted on 25 October 2014 | 9:44 am

Ian Poulter tweet leads to exit of American PGA president – BBC Sport


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Ian Poulter tweet leads to exit of American PGA president
BBC Sport
A tweet which called Ian Poulter "a little girl" has led to the departure of PGA of America president Ted Bishop. Bishop was responding to Poulter's criticism of the Ryder Cup captaincy of Nick Faldo and Tom Watson in the Englishman's new book 'No Limits'.
Bishop ousted as PGA of America presidentseattlepi.com
Statement from Ted Bishop on his ousterSFGate

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Posted on 25 October 2014 | 9:15 am

QB Mariota, No. 6 Oregon surge in second half to top Cal – FOXSports.com


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QB Mariota, No. 6 Oregon surge in second half to top Cal
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Watch highlights of Oregon's 59-41 win over Cal as Marcus Mariota continues to state his case for the Heisman. share 0. Tweet 0. 0. AP. Share This Story. Tweet. Updated OCT 25, 2014 4:43a ET. SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Marcus Mariota made a rare mistake …
Cal no match for Oregon in 100-point shootoutSFGate
Marcus Mariota leads No. 6 Oregon past CaliforniaThe Seattle Times
College football: No. 6 Ducks roar past Cal at Levi's StadiumSanta Cruz Sentinel
The Oregonian – OregonLive.com -USA TODAY -Oregon Daily Emerald
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Posted on 25 October 2014 | 8:57 am

Nadal calls time as Federer advances – The Local.ch


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Nadal calls time as Federer advances
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Teenage wildcard Borna Coric stunned Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals of the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament in Basel on Friday, a defeat which marked the end of the Spaniard's season. Home favourite Roger Federer meanwhile claimed a spot in the …
Torrid season over as Rafael Nadal opts for surgeryIBNLive
Rafael Nadal: 14-time Grand Slam winner confirms his season is overBBC Sport
Nadal aiming for 2015 returnEatSleepSport
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Posted on 25 October 2014 | 8:56 am

Ex-NBA Star Sidney Wicks — Sorry Laker Fans … It’s Over For Steve Nash – TMZ.com


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Ex-NBA Star Sidney Wicks — Sorry Laker Fans … It's Over For Steve Nash
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102414_sydney_wicks_launch Steve Nash's latest injury setback might be the death knell of his NBA career, so says former roudball stud Sidney Wicks who tells TMZ Sports it's OVER for the Lakers point guard. Wicks was at LAX when our camera guy asked …
Steve Nash To Miss Entire SeasonESPN
Lakers guard Steve Nash to sit out 2014-15 season with recurring back injuryThe Oregonian – OregonLive.com
Kobe: Nash 'did everything possible' to get backOCRegister
LA Daily News -KTRK-TV -Lakers Nation
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Posted on 25 October 2014 | 7:43 am

Neal feeling right at home in Nashville – NHL.com


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Neal feeling right at home in Nashville
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Getting traded by the Pittsburgh Penguins to the Nashville Predators was a shock for forward James Neal, but he's adjusted quickly to his new home and has the Predators off to a 5-0-2 start. NASHVILLE — Nashville Predators forward James Neal is quickly …
Preview: Blues vs. BlackhawksSTLtoday.com
Saturday's matchup: Blackhawks at BluesChicago Tribune

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Posted on 25 October 2014 | 7:00 am

Zdeno Chara to miss 4-6 weeks – Boston Herald


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Zdeno Chara to miss 4-6 weeks
Boston Herald
Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara sends New York Islanders center John Tavares flying in the first period of the NHL game at the TD Garden on Thursday. 1. Saturday, October 25, 2014. Print Email Comments …
Bruins Lose Zdeno Chara to Knee InjuryNew York Times
Chara out 4-6 weeks with knee injurySeacoastonline.com
Dennis Seidenberg Must Step Up For Bruins In Zdeno Chara's AbsenceNESN.com
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Posted on 25 October 2014 | 5:10 am

Recap: Chicago vs. Houston – News & Observer


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Recap: Chicago vs. Houston
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Bridgeview, IL (SportsNetwork.com) – Florent Sinama-Pongolle scored in stoppage time to lift the Chicago Fire to a 2-1 win over the Houston Dynamo at Toyota Park on Friday in the season finale for both sides. Omar Cummings put Houston on top in the 18th …
RECAP: Chicago Fire beats Houston Dynamo 2-1 on late goalChicago Fire
Sinama-Pongolle scores late, Fire top Dynamo 2-1MiamiHerald.com
Fond Fire Farewell: Chicago 2, Houston 1, recapHot Time In Old Town (blog)
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Posted on 25 October 2014 | 3:42 am