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  • New dynasty: Giants capture 3rd title in 5 years

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bruce Bochy is crazy superstitious. It's a little-known fact about the unflappable San Francisco Giants manager. Mere mention of anything about a dynasty during the World Series made him uncomfortable. He felt equally uneasy when his name got linked to the best...

  • Bumgarner a throwback to pre-pitch count era

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Madison Bumgarner is a throwback to the days before pampering and pitch counts. Tall, with droopy hair and the look of a gunslinger, he strung together a sequence of World Series performances seldom seen since the games were played in daylight, kids in school...

  • South Africans mourn sport deaths

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Singing hymns and blowing vuvuzelas, South African sporting fans on Thursday paid final respects to three sporting figures who died within three days of each other. South Africa's sport ministry organized a combined memorial service for fans of national soccer...

  • Hearing set in Lewan's Michigan assault case

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Tennessee Titans rookie Taylor Lewan is expected to enter a plea on charges he punched an Ohio State fan. The 23-year-old former Michigan offensive tackle is accused of hitting the fan after the Buckeyes beat the Wolverines last season. Lewan is charged with...

  • Matt Williams headlines Nevada baseball dinner

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams has agreed to be the featured speaker at an annual fundraiser for the University of Nevada baseball team in January. Williams is a Carson City native who starred at Carson High and later at UNLV. He was a five-time all-star...

  • Reporter's family urges Iran to release him

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The family of an Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post who has been jailed in Iran since July is urging authorities to release him, saying on Thursday that his continued incarceration without charge is a "farce." The mother and...

  • Peshmerga troops start entering Syrian border town

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Activists say 10 Iraqi peshmerga fighters have entered a northern Syrian border town, the first from among a group of 150 Kurdish troops on their way into the embattled Kobani. Kobani-based activist Musrafa Bani says 10 fighters entered the town. He says the rest...

  • Malala donates prize money to rebuild Gaza school

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.N. agency that assists Palestinian refugees says Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has donated $50,000 to rebuild a U.N. school in Gaza damaged during this summer's Israel-Hamas war. UNRWA says Malala is donating all of the proceeds of the $50,000...

  • UK court says Libyan can sue over rendition

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — A British court says a former Libyan military commander can sue the U.K. government for its alleged role in his detention and rendition. Abdel Hakim Belhaj was arrested in 2004 in Bangkok along with his wife and returned to Moammar Gadhafi's Libya, where he spent years...

  • Israeli police kill suspected Palestinian shooter

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Thursday shot and killed a Palestinian man suspected of trying to kill a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that quickly sparked clashes between masked stone throwers and Israeli riot police, threatening to further enflame the already...

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