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Anthony’s Knicks ruin James’ homecoming

Carmelo Anthony celebrates with J.R. Smith and Jason Smith of the New York Knicks during the final seconds of the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena on October 30, 2014 in Cleveland, OhioLos Angeles (AFP) – Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points as the New York Knicks spoiled the Ohio return of LeBron James with a 95-90 win in the Cleveland Cavaliers' season opener on Thursday night.

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 5:13 am

Saints beat Panthers to take divisional lead

NFL: New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers(Reuters) – The New Orleans Saints cracked open a scrappy game late in the first half to forge to a 28-10 win over the Carolina Panthers on Thursday, wrestling top spot in the NFC South from their opponents in the process. Running back Mark Ingram claimed two touchdowns and 100 yards in the win for New Orleans while quarterback Drew Brees added 297 yards passing and a touchdown. He also ran for a score. …

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 4:12 am

Major League Baseball roundup

New York Yankees Kevin Youkilis waits for a pitch from Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Felix Doubront in New York(The Sports Xchange) – Kevin Youkilis, a three-time All-Star known affectionately as Yoooouuuuk in Boston and "the Greek God of Walks" in the book "Moneyball," announced his retirement Thursday. The 35-year-old was limited to 21 games in Japan last season due to plantar fasciitis. Youkilis spent most of his 10-year major-league career in Boston, where he was part of World Series champions in 2004 (as a rookie) and 2007. – - The Red Sox re-signed right-hander Koji Uehara to a two-year contract on Thursday. The deal was reported by WEEI.com to be worth $18 million. …

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 12:23 am

Reactions at World Series to Selig’s reign

By Larry Fine KANSAS CITY Missouri (Reuters) – In an informal survey during the World Series, Reuters asked around for the most important elements of the reign of Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig, who is retiring in January: — Bruce Bochy, San Francisco Giants manager “It’s a better game today and that’s because of our commissioner. He’s had a great tenure and really is a great ambassador for our game. I think we’re all thankful that it’s an improved game, a cleaner game. “He’s created more interest in baseball, it gives more teams hope, more cities hope. …

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 12:13 am

National Basketball Association roundup

Cleveland Cavaliers' James and Varejao run during their NBA Global Games Rio 2014 basketball game against Miami Heat in Rio de Janeiro(The Sports Xchange) – The Cleveland Cavaliers and center Anderson Varejao are close to agreeing on a contract extension, ESPN.com reported Thursday. The deal would be for three years at an estimated $30 million, starting with the 2015-16 season. The Brazilian native is in the final year of a six-year, $42.5 million contract. He is making $9.7 million this season. – - San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard, the MVP of the 2014 NBA Finals, will make his season debut Friday night against the Phoenix Suns. …

Posted on 31 October 2014 | 12:03 am

Brady, Manning set to add another chapter to storied rivalry

NFL: AFC Championship-New England Patriots at Denver BroncosBy Simon Evans (Reuters) – Two of the mosts successful quarterbacks of all-time face each other when Tom Brady and the New England Patriots host Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos on Sunday but the clash is all about the present. While both have already secured places in the Pro Football Hall of Fame their recent form suggests they have plenty of fight left. The way they are plyaing, the duo could very well face each other in an AFC playoff battle in January. …

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 11:46 pm

National Football League roundup

NFL: Washington Redskins at Arizona Cardinals(The Sports Xchange) – Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden moved Thursday to the precipice of declaring Robert Griffin III his starting quarterback for Sunday's game at Minnesota, a big step forward from the coach's dancing around the topic on Wednesday. "The progress that he has made has had us put him in with the ones and prepare to be the starter," Gruden said of Griffin, who returned to full practice on Wednesday after missing the last six-plus games with a dislocated left ankle suffered early in the Week 2 rout of Jacksonville. …

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 11:42 pm

Fed’s George to send BBQ sauce to San Francisco Fed chief after Giants win

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank President Esther George plans to send San Francisco Fed President John Williams some local barbecue sauce to commemorate his home team’s World Series victory, spokesmen for the banks said on Thursday. Baseball’s biggest annual contest wrapped up its seventh game on Wednesday with the San Francisco Giants’ 3-2 win against the Kansas City Royals. The series’ final games took place on the same two days that George, Williams and other U.S. …

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 11:00 pm

Royals’ success warms outgoing commissioner Selig’s heart

MLB: World Series-San Francisco Giants at Kansas City RoyalsBy Larry Fine KANSAS CITY Missouri (Reuters) – In a way, it was fitting for Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig's last World Series in charge to finish in Kansas City. Selig, 80, is ending a 22-year reign as overseer of the game in January, and several of the innovations he instituted paid dividends at the 2014 Fall Classic. In his early days in charge, small market owners clamored for change, complaining that only a handful of wealthier clubs had a chance to win the World Series. …

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 10:54 pm

Giants a new-age dynasty with help from Bumgarner

MLB: World Series-San Francisco Giants at Kansas City RoyalsBy Larry Fine KANSAS CITY Missouri (Reuters) – A different kind of Major League Baseball dynasty has emerged. The San Francisco Giants are champions of a new age of parity, the best at juggling budget and talent, and managing the changing tides of a tumultuous 162-game regular season. Despite missing key players due to injury in pitcher Matt Cain and center fielder Angel Pagan, the Giants squeaked into the playoffs and won a third World Series title in five years with Wednesday's Game Seven win over the Kansas City Royals. …

Posted on 30 October 2014 | 9:48 pm

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Russell Westbrook fractures hand – ESPN


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Russell Westbrook fractures hand
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After Russell Westbrook suffered a hand injury and had to exit the game, the Thunder fell to the Clippers 93-90. Tags: NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder, Los Angeles Clippers, Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan, Chris Paul · Clippers Hold Off …
Game updates: Clippers hold off Thunder, 93-90Los Angeles Times
Thunder PG Russell Westbrook has small fracture in right handCBSSports.com
Recap: LA Clippers vs. Oklahoma CityMiamiHerald.com
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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 6:02 am

Brees leads Saints past Panthers, into NFC South lead – FOXSports.com


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Brees leads Saints past Panthers, into NFC South lead
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It wasn't pretty, but the Saints went into Carolina and got a win. Donovan McNabb, Ephraim Salaam and Jay Glazer tells us what went right for New Orleans and not so well for the Panthers. share 0. Tweet 0. 0. AP. Share This Story. Tweet. Updated OCT 31 …
Saints Run Past PanthersESPN
Saints top Panthers 28-10, move into 1st in NFC SouthSFGate
Saints top Panthers 28-10 to take NFC South leadWashington Post
Chicago Tribune -The Detroit News -CBSSports.com
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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 5:56 am

Thunder guard Russell Westbrook ruled out Thursday – CBSSports.com


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Thunder guard Russell Westbrook ruled out Thursday
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Westbrook removed himself from the game with an apparent hand injury. Westbrook will be re-evaluated Friday. He scored the first basket of the contest, and played nine minutes before leaving. Topics: Russell Westbrook, Rumor, Oklahoma City Thunder, …
Russell Westbrook breaks hand during Thunder-ClippersUSA TODAY
Russell Westbrook (hand) ruled outWTVD-TV
VIDEO: Russell Westbrook leaves game with a hand injury, gets into it with NewsOK.com

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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 5:47 am

LeBron’s First Bucket Back – ESPN


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LeBron's First Bucket Back
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LeBron James makes his first basket in his return to Cleveland as he's fouled by the Knicks' Carmelo Anthony on the way up. Tags: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks · LeBron's First Bucket Back …
LeBron James' Cavaliers return special despite loss to KnicksUSA TODAY
LeBron James' return to Cleveland ruined by Knicks as Carmelo Anthony scores New York Daily News
LeBron reacts to shortcomings in Cavs' openerFOXSports.com
SI.com -New York Times -SFGate
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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 5:35 am

Louisville loses big lead, game to Florida State – SFGate


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Louisville loses big lead, game to Florida State
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Florida State Seminoles look like cinch for College Football Playoff after beating FOXSports.com
Winston, Seminoles escape hole, down LouisvilleReuters
Jameis Winston leads No. 2 Florida State to big road win at No. 25 Louisville, 42 New York Daily News
The Detroit News -NewsOK.com
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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 5:27 am

NCAA denies Gurley’s appeal – Fox News


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NCAA denies Gurley's appeal
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Indianapolis, IN (SportsNetwork.com) – Todd Gurley's appeal of his suspension has been denied, the NCAA tweeted Thursday night. The Georgia running back was appealing his suspension of two more games as part of his penalty for accepting money for …
Todd Gurley's 4-game suspension upheld by NCAA; will return Nov. 15 vs. AuburnAL.com
NCAA denies Georgia appeal, Gurley to return vs. AuburnCBSSports.com
NCAA denies UGA's appeal, keeps Gurley suspension at 4 gamesAtlanta Journal Constitution
Red and Black -SFGate
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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 5:07 am

New Jersey Devils Win a Shootout – New York Times


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New Jersey Devils Win a Shootout
New York Times
Jacob Josefson scored the lone goal in the shootout, and Cory Schneider made it stand up as the host Devils ended their tiebreaker frustration with a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets. The Devils had lost all 13 shootouts last season and …
NHL results, Oct. 30SFGate
Devils finally win in shootout, edge JetsReuters
Devils end 18-game shootout losing streak with win over JetsSI.com
Sports Network -Yahoo Sports -The Star-Ledger
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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 5:03 am

Marian Hossa hits milestone as Blackhawks sink Senators – National Post


National Post

Marian Hossa hits milestone as Blackhawks sink Senators
National Post
OTTAWA – Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa had a memorable night in the city where his NHL career started. Hossa had a goal and an assist in the Blackhawks' 5-4 shootout win over the Senators on Thursday night in Ottawa, reaching two special …
Hossa gets No. 1000, feels like a million in Hawks' shootout winESPN (blog)
Sharp, Hossa lead Blackhawks to win over SenatorsYahoo Sports
Blackhawks edge Senators in shootoutFox News

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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 3:47 am

J.J. Wilcox: If Tony Romo doesn’t play, Weeden is no drop off – Dallas Morning News


Dallas Morning News

J.J. Wilcox: If Tony Romo doesn't play, Weeden is no drop off
Dallas Morning News
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Brandon Weeden (3) calls the signals as he replaces injured quarterback Tony Romo in the third quarter during the Washington Redskins vs. the Dallas Cowboys NFL football game at AT&T Stadium on Monday, October 27, 2014 …
Cowboys fan goes berserk at his team's loss to Washington during overtime and Daily Mail

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Posted on 31 October 2014 | 2:10 am

Week 9 Fantasy Cheat Sheet – CBSSports.com


New York Times

Week 9 Fantasy Cheat Sheet
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Posted on 30 October 2014 | 10:21 pm