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  • NewRoyals roar past Giants to even World Series
    Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 to even the World Series at one game apiece.
    - 6 mins ago, 23 Oct 14, 6:33am -
  • NewLincecum needs reliever: Back 'pretty stiff'
    Banished to the bullpen and absent from the mound since the regular season, Tim Lincecum returned Wednesday night with the Giants trailing the Royals by five runs in the seventh inning.
    - 15 mins ago, 23 Oct 14, 6:24am -
  • NewOK State sues Texas OC Wickline for $600K
    Oklahoma State has sued Texas co-offensive coordinator Joe Wickline for breach of contract, alleging he misled his former employer about his new position at Texas, and the school is seeking more than $593,000 in damages.
    - 19 mins ago, 23 Oct 14, 6:20am -
  • NewSource: Goodell ordered to testify in Rice case
    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has been compelled to testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Wednesday.
    - 59 mins ago, 23 Oct 14, 5:40am -
  • NewLakers shut down Kobe for rest of preseason
    Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is sitting out the rest of the preseason, coach Byron Scott said Wednesday.
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Oct 14, 5:01am -
  • NewRousey to defend title vs. Zingano at UFC 182
    UFC female bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will seek her fifth title defense against the undefeated Cat Zingano at UFC 182 on Jan. 3 in Las Vegas.
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Oct 14, 4:38am -
  • NewTitans QB Mettenberger to start, source says
    The Tennessee Titans have decided to start rookie Zach Mettenberger at quarterback against the visiting Houston Texans on Sunday, a league source told ESPN's Adam Caplan on Wednesday.
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Oct 14, 3:44am -
  • Sources: Belichick bars late Revis from practice
    Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis was barred from practice Tuesday by coach Bill Belichick for tardiness, two sources confirmed to ESPN's Mike Reiss.
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Oct 14, 2:34am -
  • Favre: Davis can be 'next Brady, Warner'
    Former Packers great Brett Favre says Rams QB Austin Davis can be the next Tom Brady or Kurt Warner.
    - 9 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 10:06pm -
  • UNC probe: Advisers pushed sham classes
    An report commissioned by the University of North Carolina says school academic advisers steered athletes into sham classes over an 18-year period but does not directly implicate coaches or athletic administrators in the scheme.
    - 9 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 9:55pm -

REUTER SPORTS

  • Putin urged to act against racism in Russian soccer

    Putin urged to act against racism in Russian soccer

    LONDON (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin must demand an end to the racism plaguing Russian soccer and the country should stop denying it has a problem, the executive director of Football Against Racism in Europe told Reuters on Wednesday.
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 2:07pm -
  • Williams thrashed by Halep at WTA Finals

    Williams thrashed by Halep at WTA Finals

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams suffered one of the heaviest defeats of her long and illustrious career as she was humbled 6-0 6-2 by Romanian Simona Halep at the WTA Finals on Wednesday.
    - 19 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 11:59am -
  • Goal hungry Messi targets El Clasico

    Goal hungry Messi targets El Clasico

    BARCELONA (Reuters) - Lionel Messi took a step closer to the Champions League scoring record against Ajax on Tuesday and now turns his target to the El Clasico with Real Madrid on Saturday and the all-time LaLiga goals tally.
    - 19 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 11:37am -
  • Record Chelsea win prompts talk of another title assault

    Record Chelsea win prompts talk of another title assault

    LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea scored their biggest Champions League victory when they thrashed Maribor 6-0 at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday with a performance that underlines the belief that they are real contenders to rule Europe again.
    - 24 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 6:51am -
  • Villa to leave Melbourne City after four games

    Villa to leave Melbourne City after four games

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Former Spain striker David Villa's loan spell at Melbourne City is to come to an end next month after just four A-League matches, the club said on Wednesday.
    - 24 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 6:45am -
  • We need to do better, says Guardiola after Bayern hit seven

    We need to do better, says Guardiola after Bayern hit seven

    ROME (Reuters) - Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola, never easy to please, said after his team's 7-1 demolition of AS Roma that the Bundesliga champions can still do better.
    - 24 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 6:41am -
  • Neymar and Messi guide Barca to win over Ajax

    Neymar and Messi guide Barca to win over Ajax

    BARCELONA (Reuters) - Neymar and Lionel Messi maintained their lethal partnership with a goal apiece in a devastating first-half as Barcelona swept aside Ajax 3-1 in Champions League Group F on Tuesday.
    - 1 day ago, 22 Oct 14, 6:38am -
  • Drop Balotelli for Liverpool's Real clash, says Carragher

    Drop Balotelli for Liverpool's Real clash, says Carragher

    LONDON (Reuters) - Liverpool must drop Mario Balotelli because they cannot afford any "passengers" when they host Real Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday, says former Anfield defender Jamie Carragher.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 1:43pm -
  • De Villiers anchors South Africa to comfortable win in NZ

    De Villiers anchors South Africa to comfortable win in NZ

    (Reuters) - South Africa captain AB de Villiers anchored his side to a six-wicket victory over New Zealand, whose bowling and fielding was far superior to a poor batting performance in the first game of their three match one-day series on Tuesday.…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 7:04am -
  • Springboks look north next month but cast eye to World Cup

    Springboks look north next month but cast eye to World Cup

    STELLENBOSCH South Africa (Reuters) - South Africa began a week of intense preparation for their tour to Europe but captain Jean de Villiers said on Monday they already had an eye on next year’s World Cup.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 6:36am -

ASSOCIATED PRESS

  • Royals clobber Giants 7-2 to even World Series

    Royals clobber Giants 7-2 to even World Series

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez shouted at Hunter Strickland, who shouted right back. The Kansas City Royals streamed from their dugout, the San Francisco Giants from their own. And for a tense moment in the sixth inning Wednesday night, Kau…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Oct 14, 1:37am -
  • AP source: Goodell told to testify in Rice appeal

    AP source: Goodell told to testify in Rice appeal

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been told to testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Wednesday night.
    - 6 hours ago, 23 Oct 14, 1:05am -
  • Request denied to remove judge on Peterson case

    Request denied to remove judge on Peterson case

    CONROE, Texas (AP) — A prosecution request to remove the judge handling the felony child abuse case against Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson was denied on Wednesday.
    - 13 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 5:58pm -
  • NBA owners fail to pass lottery reform

    NBA owners fail to pass lottery reform

    NEW YORK (AP) — One of the biggest issues on the agenda when the NBA's owners arrived in New York for the board of governors meetings was thwarting the tanking strategy employed most brazenly by the Philadelphia 76ers.
    - 14 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 4:57pm -
  • Vols, Wolverines out to flip trends against rivals

    Vols, Wolverines out to flip trends against rivals

    The history and geography say rivalry games. Recent results suggest lopsided matchups.
    - 14 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 4:30pm -

GOAL.COM

ESPN ALL SOCCER

  • NewQuestions persist as Juventus slump to another Champions League defeat

    Questions persist as Juventus slump to another Champions League defeat

    ESPN FC's Raphael Honigstein breaks down Juventus' losing performance against Olympiakos. Is it fear? Poor tactics? Individual mistakes? It's certainly something as Juventus slumped to another defeat in the Champions…
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Oct 14, 3:56am -
  • NewChonburi FC edge ahead of Buriram United in Thailand title race

    Chonburi FC edge ahead of Buriram United in Thailand title race

    With just three rounds remaining, Chonburi FC prepare to host Bangkok United on Oct. 26 knowing that winning a second Thai Premier League title is now all in
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Oct 14, 3:53am -
  • Feyenoord youth factory looking for new frontiers in Southeast Asia

    Feyenoord youth factory looking for new frontiers in Southeast Asia

    Southampton manager Ronald Koeman is a former head coach and player at Feyenoord.As manager-of-the-month Ronald Koeman basked in the afterglow of Southampton's biggest ever English Premier League victory this week, his former club i…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Oct 14, 2:46am -
  • Diego Godin again infallible as Atletico Madrid blitz Malmo in the Champs Lge

    Diego Godin again infallible as Atletico Madrid blitz Malmo in the Champs Lge

    Diego Godin scored for Atletico from a set peice again. Is the Uruguayan a Ballon D'Or contender?Atletico Madrid produced a sensational second half as they dismantled Swedish side Malmo 5-0 on Wednesday evening at the Vicente Calder…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Oct 14, 1:53am -
  • Meet The New Class

    Meet The New Class

    Five years ago, Liverpool saw off Real Madrid in a 4-0 Champions League win. The Reds were among Europe's best clubs then, but along with Alvaro Arbeloa that claim has since been transferred to the Spanish capital. Richard Jolly »
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Oct 14, 12:05am -

KICK OFF

  • RDS: Ugly, but we’ll take it
    Ajax Cape Town coach Roger de Sa admits the 2-1 win against Platinum Stars on Wednesday night was not the prettiest, but that the three points were vital.
    - 9 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 9:45pm -
  • Hunt: We should have won
    Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt feels his team should have beaten Polokwane City by some margin instead of suffering a shock 2-0 defeat to Rise and Shine in the League on Wednesday.
    - 9 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 9:26pm -
  • Real cruise, Gunners great escape
    Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 70th Uefa Champions League goal as Real Madrid breezed past Liverpool at Anfield. 
    - 9 hours ago, 22 Oct 14, 9:10pm -

SOCCER WAY

FOUR FOUR TWO

EURO SPORTS

  • Tolstykh voted Russian FA chief
    Nikolai Tolstykh, ousted as head of the Russian Professional Football League (PFL) two years ago, was elected president of the country's Football Union (RFU) on Monday.
    - 3 Sep 12, 3:10pm -
  • Former league boss Tolstykh voted Russian FA chief
    Nikolai Tolstykh, ousted as head of the Russian Professional Football League (PFL) two years ago, was elected president of the country's Football Union (RFU) on Monday.
    - 3 Sep 12, 3:10pm -
  • Pienaar ruled out
    Injury has forced Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar to withdrawn from South Africa's squad due to play international friendlies this week.
    - 3 Sep 12, 3:07pm -
  • Partizan win marred by crowd trouble
    Serbian champions Partizan Belgrade came from behind to beat city rivals OFK 3-1 on Sunday, but their success was marred by serious crowd trouble among groups of their own fans.
    - 2 Sep 12, 9:25pm -
  • Slew set for spell on sidelines
    On-loan Oldham striker Jordan Slew suffered another injury setback during the 1-0 win over Portsmouth. Slew was hurt against Walsall and missed the Stevenage game, returning to parent club Blackburn for treatment.
    - 2 Sep 12, 2:49pm -
  • New Spurs deal for Lennon
    Tottenham have confirmed winger Aaron Lennon has signed a new contract which commits him to the club until 2016.
    - 1 Sep 12, 11:41am -
  • Templeton joins Rangers
    Winger David Templeton has signed for Rangers after Hearts accepted a bid from the Ibrox club.
    - 1 Sep 12, 9:55am -
  • Kane makes Norwich switch
    Norwich have announced the signing of Tottenham striker Harry Kane on a season-long loan.
    - 1 Sep 12, 9:48am -
  • Hornets grab loan quintet
    Watford manager Gianfranco Zola has moved to sign five players on loan from Udinese on deadline day with an option to sign them on a permanent basis.
    - 31 Aug 12, 11:10pm -