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Giants stop Royals 7-1 in Series opener


Madison Bumgarner pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence homered early and the San Francisco Giants showed off their October poise, shutting down the Kansas City Royals 7-1 Tuesday night in the World Series opener.

NFL notes

Jeremy Kerley always figured he’d stay right where he is. The New York Jets made sure the reliable wide receiver didn’t go anywhere, signing Kerley to a four-year contract extension on Tuesday.

Frantic flurry helps Steelers salvage season

The bounces and big plays piled up so quickly, even the Pittsburgh Steelers were stunned.

Wozniacki beats Sharapova at WTA Finals

Caroline Wozniacki credited her training for next month’s New York Marathon as a key factor in her victory over Maria Sharapova in a grueling three-set match in the WTA Finals on Tuesday.

Patriots have won three straight despite problems

A three-day break gave the New England Patriots time to savor three straight wins. Now they can focus on fixing the problems the winning streak couldn’t hide.

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Manning breaks Favre's touchdown mark in 42-17 rout of San Francisco

Peyton Manning's receivers played keep-away with his milestone memento and the NFL's new leader in career touchdown passes toyed with San Francisco in the Denver's 42-17 victory Sunday night.

NFL roundup

Punter Johnny Hekker's pass from the St. Louis 18 caught Seattle by surprise for the last of three big plays by Rams special teams in a 28-26 victory over the defending Super Bowl champions on Sunday.

Giants will count on young receivers vs. Cowboys

Victor Cruz is out for the season, leaving five New York Giants wide receivers with wholly disparate backgrounds to fill the void.

Patriots get to rest now

Julian Edelman may spend Sunday afternoon nibbling appetizers and watching NFL games. Chris Jones plans to see some college football on Saturday. After a busy 12 days in which they won three games, the New England Patriots deserve a break. So let...

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World Series begins tonight in Kansas City

Going into Game 1 on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium, both the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants will deal with a familiar issue this deep in the postseason: Does an extended layoff translate into rest or rust?\n

Lincecum waits his turn for the Giants

Former star pitcher Tim Lincecum, so far an unused reliever this postseason, is doing everything he can to stay involved in the San Francisco Giants’ latest World Series run after he was such an important part of the previous two.

Denkinger could have used instant replay back in 1985

All these years later, umpire Don Denkinger’s miss at first base remains the signature moment from the last time the World Series was in Kansas City, back in 1985.

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In today’s NBA, 3’s are most definitely wild

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Thunder star Durant will miss up to eight weeks with foot injury

Kevin Durant, the NBA’s leading scorer of this decade and the reigning MVP, will likely miss the first six to eight weeks of the season after fracturing a bone in his right foot.

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NHL roundup

Kevin Klein scored 2:42 into overtime, and the New York Rangers rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period to beat the New Jersey Devils in overtime on Tuesday night.

NHL roundup

Martin St. Louis and Rick Nash scored 4 seconds apart late in the second period, tying a New York Rangers record, and Henrik Lundqvist made 33 saves Sunday in a 4-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks.

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Giants head into bye on two-game skid

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Giants are playing better, but still face a 1-2 mark in NFC East after loss to Dallas

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Golf roundup

Ben Martin made a 45-foot eagle putt on the 16th hole that sent him to his first PGA Tour victory Sunday in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Keselowski shakes off a bad week to win at Talladega

Brad Keselowski kept his head up and arrived at Talladega Superspeedway determined to shake off a bad week that earned him a $50,000 fine from NASCAR and moved him to the edge of elimination in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Keselowski...

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