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NFL 2015 Week Four highlights

Monday October 5, 2015    9:01 AM

- Play of the week -On just the second play of overtime, Drew Brees hit CJ Spiller with a short pass that the speedy running back turned into an 80-yard touchdown romp to power the New Orleans Saints to a 26-20 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.It was the 400th touchdown of Brees' career as he joined Peyton Manning (535), Brett Favre (508), Dan Marino (420) and Tom Brady (401) in the elite club. - High flyers -It was throwback day for the ... Full Story

Westwood seeking first home win for eight years

Monday October 5, 2015    9:01 AM

The European Ryder Cup stalwart last won in England when the British Masters was played at The Belfry, just outside Birmingham, in 2007. Westwood, who missed the third-round cut at last week's Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland, is pleased the tournament is returni ... Full Story

Ichiro takes mound for Marlins, Phillies win

Monday October 5, 2015    9:00 AM

the eighth inning of their season finale against Philadelphia. Ichiro, who has more than 4,000 combined hits in Japan and the major leagues, surrendered two hits and one run during his one inning on the mound. "I used to pitch in high school and did pi ... Full Story

Baseball: Scherzer throws second no-hitter of the year

Sunday October 4, 2015    3:55 AM

Scherzer is just the sixth pitcher in Major League Baseball history to achieve the milestone in the same year and he did it against a Mets team that had already locked up the National League East Division title."To throw a no-hitter, sometimes it takes a little luck," Scherzer said. &quo ... Full Story

Malaysia's Chia takes first-round lead in Taipei

Thursday October 1, 2015    12:29 PM

Chia, the highest ranked Malaysian on the Official World Golf Rankings, finished one shot ahead of India's Rashid Khan at the Taiwan Golf and Country Club's Tamsui course in Taipei. The 42-year-old credited the day's fair conditions for carding two eagles and two birdies during the op ... Full Story

Cardinals reactivate Wainwright after injury

Wednesday September 30, 2015    10:43 AM

St. Louis (AFP) - Adam Wainwright, a three-time Major League Baseball All-Star pitcher who was injured in April, was reactivated Wednesday by the St. Louis Cardinals and will be available as a reliever.The Cardinals pulled the 34-year-old right-hander off the 60-day disabled list ahead of a double ... Full Story

NFL's Brady ban appeal won't be heard before February

Wednesday September 30, 2015    10:43 AM

New York (AFP) - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is all but certain to remain free to play for the rest of the season after a court ruled that the NFL's appeal in the "Deflategate" case would not be heard before February. The court granted a request by the league and players union for an expedited hearing, with the league ... Full Story

Brees, Saints pass Cowboys on second play of overtime

Monday October 5, 2015    9:01 AM

When Saints kicker Zach Hocker clanged what would have been a game-winning 30-yard field goal off the left upright with 12 seconds left in regulation -- a glorified extra point -- the Saints and Cowboys headed to overtime tied at 20. However, Saints quarterback Drew Brees had the perfect antidote to Hocker's curse. On the second play of overtime, Brees calmly connected with running back C.J. Spiller on a wheel route down the right sideline, and Spiller used his power to shake off a diving tackle att ... Full Story

Floundering kickers under spotlight after new rules

Monday October 5, 2015    9:01 AM

When the NFL implemented a rule change in advance of this season that added 13 additional yards to an extra point attempt, it vowed to add excitement to a routine act. What the league may not have anticipated is that kickers would so routinely crack under the added pres ... Full Story

Texas Rangers clinch AL West to eliminate Angels

Monday October 5, 2015    9:00 AM

Left-hander Hamels' pitching gem on Sunday came one day after Texas used nine pitchers in a dramatic 11-10 loss to the Angels. The loss eliminated the Angels, who came into the game with a wild-card shot and it set up an American League Division series matchup against the Toronto Blue Jays.Texas ... Full Story

London a step closer to getting NFL team as Osborne meets owners

Friday October 2, 2015    9:55 AM

Osborne met Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, New York Jets owner Woody Johnson and NFL executive vice president Mark Waller at Downing Street to discuss what it would take to encourage an NFL team to base itself in London. The idea has been in the works since last year, and Osborne and London mayor Boris Johnson have backed the plan for what would be a lucrative addition to the city's sporting calendar. "I want London to be the global sporting capital," Osborne said. "That's why I am supporting the NFL to bring one of their 32 teams to London permanently. "This would be a huge boost to our capital city. I'm doing everything I can to make it h ... Full Story

Deaths cast shadow over high school American football

Thursday October 1, 2015    12:29 PM

Evan Murray, a 17-year-old quarterback at Warren Hills Regional High School in New Jersey, became the third player to die in as many weeks after suffering a lacerated spleen in a game last Friday.On September 5, 16-year-old Tyrell Cameron died after sustaining a neck injury during a punt return in ... Full Story

Oakland A's hire MLB's first female coach

Wednesday September 30, 2015    10:43 AM

Oakland (United States) (AFP) - Justine Siegal became the first female coach in Major League Baseball history when the Oakland A's announced Tuesday night she had been hired to serve as a guest instructor.Siegal, who will work in the A's instructional league camp in Arizona from ... Full Story

Bae back in Korea for Presidents Cup and military service

Wednesday September 30, 2015    9:25 AM

The 29-year-old lost a legal battle earlier this year to defer his conscription after he was charged with violating South Korea's military service regulations. Bae, who has won twice on the PGA Tour, failed to secure an extension to his overseas travel permit after the ... Full Story

Aaron Rodgers powers Packers past struggling 49ers

Monday October 5, 2015    9:01 AM

After a modest first half, the Packers picked up steam in the second half of Sunday's contest by dominating 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and snapping a four-game losing streak to San Francisco."It was a grind out there," said Rodgers. "We had a good first drive and we kind of stalled for a little while. Defense played incredible. I thought we ran the ball pretty well." The Packers are now one of five teams who ha ... Full Story

Supreme court won't hear challenge to baseball antitrust immunity

Monday October 5, 2015    9:01 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge to Major League Baseballâ??s long-standing exemption from U.S. antitrust laws brought by San Jose as part of the California's city's effort to become the new home of the Oakland Athletics. ... Full Story

Astros celebrate first playoff berth since 2005

Monday October 5, 2015    9:00 AM

Houston (86-76) qualified when the Texas Rangers beat the Angels to claim the AL West title and eliminate Los Angeles from playoff contention. "Nobody else outside this clubhouse thought we had a chance," Houston manager AJ Hinch told his players in a champagne- ... Full Story

Cards take NL Central title with win in Pittsburgh

Thursday October 1, 2015    12:29 PM

The Cardinals wrapped up the division title with an 11-1 rout of the Pittsburgh Pirates as Jason Heyward had a third-inning grand slam among his three hits. Starter Tyler Lyons also pitched seven scoreless innings in the second game of a double header. The Pirates had won ... Full Story

Mullen, Dunne star on pro debuts in Scotland

Thursday October 1, 2015    12:29 PM

St Andrews (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Walker Cup stars Jimmy Mullen and Paul Dunne enjoyed incredible professional debuts on Thursday with opening rounds of 64 that gave both players a share of the lead at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.Englishman Mullen turned professional after winning a ... Full Story

Bulls' guard Rose to have surgery after left orbital fracture

Wednesday September 30, 2015    10:43 AM

Chicago (AFP) - Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose, the injury-nagged former NBA Most Valuable Player, suffered a left orbital fracture in practice on Tuesday and will undergo surgery Wednesday, the team announced.Rose was struck in the face by an elbow during a pre-season workout and taken to a ... Full Story

Rookie O'Malley stars in Marniers' win over Astros

Wednesday September 30, 2015    9:09 AM

Houston (83-75) fell a half-game behind the Los Angeles Angels in the race for the final American League wild-card spot. The Astros also dropped to 2 1/2 games behind Texas in AL West standings with just four games left on Houston's schedule. O'Mall ... Full Story
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