Thursday, October 23, 2014
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.
Fourth-seeded Milos Raonic hit 12 aces and saved all five break points he faced as he beat Steve Johnson of the United States 7-6 (4), 6-4 in the first round of the Swiss Indoors on Tuesday.
Indian boxer L. Sarita Devi has been provisionally suspended from competition for rejecting her Asian Games bronze medal at the podium following her controversial semifinal loss at Incheon.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
A pitching masterpiece by San Francisco left-hander Madison Bumgarner sparked the Giants over the Kansas City Royals 7-1 in Tuesday's opening game of the 110th World Series.
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.
A six-pack won't be enough for Madison Bumgarner if the San Francisco Giants win the World Series.
An ongoing appendix problem didn't affect Spanish former world number one Rafael Nadal as he breezed through 6-2, 6-2 in his first round match with Italian journeyman Simone Bolelli at the Swiss Indoors on Monday.
Ben Roethlisberger passed for two touchdowns and wide receiver Antonio Brown added another during a frantic stretch late in the first half, helping the Pittsburgh Steelers rally for a 30-23 win over the mistake-prone Houston Texans on Monday night.
Two late goals by Abdoul Yoda gave Getafe a 2-1 win at Real Sociedad in the Spanish league on Monday.
Liverpool and Real Madrid meet in a heavyweight Champions League match on Wednesday with their star strikers going through contrasting fortunes in front of goal.