Thursday, October 2, 2014
The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach Major League's Baseball's playoffs and they fought hard to stay there on Tuesday, edging the Oakland Athletics 9-8 in a 12-inning postseason classic.
Colorado slugger Justin Morneau has been added to the Major League Baseball team that will play a five-game series against a squad of Japanese all-stars in November.
Rafael Nadal made a dominant return to tennis after a two-month injury layoff, beating Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-0 at the China Open on Tuesday.
When Taiwan's budding taekwondo star Lin Wan-ting made her international debut at the East Asian Games in October 2013, her sights were already set on winning a gold medal at the 2014 Asian Games in South Korea.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
The Arizona Diamondbacks boosted their payroll to unprecedented levels, hoping the influx would break them out of a rough two years.
The Minnesota Twins have fired manager Ron Gardenhire after 13 seasons that included at least 92 losses in each of the last four years.
Kaka is Major League Soccer's highest-paid player. The Brazilian attacker is earning a base salary of US$6.6 million from Orlando City, according to figures released Monday by the MLS Players Union. Including a prorated share of compensation not specified to a specific year, his total earnings rise to a league-record US$7,167,500.
Paris Saint-Germain has even more reason to fear Barcelona star Lionel Messi when the teams meet in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Antonio Di Natale scored twice as Udinese beat struggling Parma 4-2 to move third in the Serie A standings on Monday.
Jamaal Charles proved he is back to full speed for the Kansas City Chiefs, returning from injury to score three touchdowns Monday night. Tom Brady is still stuck in neutral for New England, picked off twice as Kansas City routed the Patriots 41-14.