October 30, 2014

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Madison Bumgarner fires 5 shutout innings as Giants win 3rd World Series title in 5 years

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A giant, indeed. Madison Bumgarner punctuated a World Series performance for the ages by pitching the San Francisco Giants to their third title in five years with a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 on Wednesday night. The big left-hander came out of the bullpen to throw Read More…

World Series: Royals rout Giants to force Game 7 in KC

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The raucous roar at Kauffman Stadium swelled with every batter in the second inning and then got louder the rest of the night. As bouncers rolled by infielders and bloops dropped in front of outfielders, it became clear this World Series was headed to a climactic Game 7 — just like Read More…

World Series: On to Game 7, Kansas City dominates

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Eric Hosmer chopped a two-run double over shortstop as the Kansas City Royals turned bloops, bouncers and a botched grounder into an early blowout, bolting past the San Francisco Giants 10-0 Tuesday night in Game 6 of the World Series. Trying to force a Game 7 in a Series full of Read More…

OSU football: Staying on track, close call could help team later

COLUMBUS — When a team faces an uphill climb yet still ends up winning, it gains something from the experience. At least that’s what Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is banking on. Meyer’s 13th-ranked Buckeyes survived their own mistakes and a Penn State rally to win 31-24 in double-overtime Saturday night. So, was just getting Read More…

NBA preview: Cavaliers, Spurs have that favorite feel

LeBron James

LeBron James returned to Cleveland, Kevin Love joined him and suddenly the Cavaliers had the makings of the latest superteam. The San Antonio Spurs are already one. No big changes were necessary for the Spurs, who simply kept the gang together. They brought back nearly every piece from the team that annihilated James and the Read More…

Urban Meyer: Tough game at Penn State can only help Buckeyes

Urban Meyer

COLUMBUS — When a team faces an uphill climb yet still ends up winning, it gains something from the experience. At least that’s what Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is banking on. Meyer’s 13th-ranked Buckeyes survived their own mistakes and a Penn State rally to win 31-24 in double-overtime Saturday night. So, was just getting Read More…

Giants take 3-2 World Series lead over Royals

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SAN FRANCISCO — With every pitch, Madison Bumgarner etched his place among the World Series greats. The long, tall lefty kept slinging away and put the San Francisco Giants just one win from yet another championship, throwing a four-hitter to beat the Kansas City Royals 5-0 Sunday night for a 3-2 series edge. Hardly menacing Read More…

World Series: Royals even series with Game 2 win over Giants

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Salvador Perez and the pesky Kansas City Royals fought back from a Game 1 flop to beat the San Francisco Giants’ brilliant bullpen and even the World Series. Perez broke open Game 2 with a two-run double in a five-run sixth inning, and the Royals’ own cast of clutch relievers kept Read More…

World Series: Bumgarner pitches Giants to Game 1 win

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals’ perfect postseason roll. Bumgarner pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence homered early and the Giants showed off their October poise, shutting down the Royals 7-1 Tuesday night in the World Series opener. Read More…

World Series: Will it be rest or rust for Royals and Giants?

Ned Yost

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head. Gordon let out a huge laugh, and so did a bunch of his Kansas City Royals teammates watching Monday’s workout. “I can’t believe Read More…