Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Shanghai Masters winner Roger Federer was so rusty in his first match back this week after a month-long break that he was close to packing his bags and heading home.
Colombian forward Fabian Castillo scored in the winner in 88th minute as FC Dallas clinched a Major League Soccer playoff berth with a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Galaxy on Sunday.
Diego Costa finally transferred his prolific club form to international level to help Spain get back on track in European Championship qualifying, while Wayne Rooney edged England to another win on the road to France.
South Korea's Bae Sang-moon nabbed his second U.S. PGA Tour title on Sunday, firing a final-round 73 to hold on for victory in the Frys.com Open.
The head of world gymnastics, who helped devise an open-ended scoring system, is pushing for a rule change to bring artistry back to the sport now increasingly laden with acrobatics to gain high points.
Eliud Kipchoge had an ear-to-ear grin while he ran away with the Chicago Marathon. Minutes later, Rita Jeptoo raised her arms and sunk to her knees after she repeated as women's champion.
Monday, October 13, 2014
The Kansas City Royals moved halfway to their first World Series since 1985 with a 6-4 victory Saturday at Baltimore, stretching their unbeaten October playoff run to six games.
Madison Bumgarner pitched seven and two-thirds sparkling innings on Saturday to lead San Francisco to a 3-0 victory over St. Louis in their Major League Baseball playoff series opener.
The NBA got what it came to Rio de Janeiro for: a marquee preseason game, superstars like LeBron James and Dwayne Wade on show, and the flavor of the beachfront city that will host the Olympic Games in two years.
Dak Prescott ran for two touchdowns and threw for another, leading No. 3 Mississippi State to a 38-23 victory over No. 2 Auburn in College Football on Saturday.