Thursday, October 23, 2014
Mexico advanced in Women's World Cup qualifying Tuesday night with a 3-1 win over Jamaica, setting up a semifinal match against the United States in similar circumstances to four years ago — when the Americans suffered one of the most stunning losses in program history.
Boston's power play finally came through with two early goals Tuesday night. The other side of the Bruins' special teams unit delivered in the end.
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.