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

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    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: 21 hr ago

    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...

  • Matt Williams headlines Nevada baseball dinner

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    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...

  • Royals' dream season falls short in World Series

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Gordon saw the ball skipping past Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco and all the way to the wall, and the Royals' homegrown star put his head down and churned toward third base. For just a moment, thousands of fans thought he might try to score — one last...

  • Giants ace Bumgarner wins World Series MVP

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Madison Bumgarner was limbering up at Kauffman Stadium this week, getting loose with his San Francisco teammates near the dugout, when Tim Hudson and Michael Morse sneaked up from behind and ruffled the pitcher's long, scraggly locks. That was way too hairy for...

  • Royals' season ends 90 feet short in World Series

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The roars from the field had died away. Kauffman Stadium had fallen silent for the first time all night. In the Royals' clubhouse, Alex Gordon had finally peeled off his dirt-stained jersey. He had just watched the San Francisco Giants celebrate their third...

  • TCU, West Virginia Big 12 contenders in 3rd year

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    A few things to watch during Week 10 in the Big 12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 10 TCU at No. 20 West Virginia. Three years ago, the Horned Frogs and Mountaineers were on their way to defending titles in different conferences. They then joined the Big 12 together, and both went...

  • Bumgarner, Giants beat KC 3-2 to win World Series

    Yesterday

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A giant, indeed. Madison Bumgarner punctuated his World Series performance for the ages by pitching the San Francisco Giants to their third championship in five years with a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night. The big left-hander came out...

  • Seattle expected to start Coyle at LB

    Yesterday

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Rookie Brock Coyle is about to become the next option for the Seattle Seahawks at middle linebacker. Seattle linebackers coach Ken Norton Jr. said Wednesday the Seahawks are planning on starting Coyle at middle linebacker this week against Oakland. The undrafted...

  • Selig's imprint seen in Game 7 of World Series

    Yesterday

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — For his final game as baseball commissioner, Bud Selig was able to see the low-budget Kansas City Royals compete with the high-spending San Francisco Giants for the title. Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday night featured a pair of wild-card teams that had...

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