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QPR manager Harry Redknapp says he won't be advising his players on the use of social media because he "doesn't know what Twitter is". [...]
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Former Ulster full-back Bryn Cunningham is named Ulster manager as the Irish province creates a new post. [...]
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Matty Smith says he is fit for England's game with Australia and expects Wigan team-mate Sean O'Loughlin to also start. [...]
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Phil Jackson summed up the New York Knicks' 24-point season-opening loss to the Chicago Bulls succinctly late Wednesday night. [...]
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PHOENIX, AZ - OCTOBER 29: Goran Dragic #1 of the Phoenix Suns shoots against the Los Angeles Lakers on October 29, 2014 at U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)
The shots were falling from all over the court for the Phoenix Suns in their home opener Wednesday night. Kobe Bryant was a one-man show for the Los Angeles Lakers. The result was a 119-99 Suns blowout. Isaiah Thomas scored 23 points in his Phoenix debut, Marcus Morris matched his [...]
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PORTLAND, OR - OCTOBER 29: LaMarcus Aldridge #12 of the Portland Trail Blazers shoots against the Oklahoma City Thunder on October 29, 2014 in Portland, OR. (Photo by Cameron Browne/NBAE via Getty Images)
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- LaMarcus Aldridge had 27 points and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the injury-depleted Oklahoma City Thunder 106-89 on Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams. [...]
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Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle cracked jokes and acted flippantly while being booked in the Frisco, Texas, city jail following his Oct. 13 arrest for shoplifting, footage obtained by CBS affiliate KTVT shows. [...]
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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 playfully ruffled the pitcher's long, scraggly locks. [...]
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San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner celebrates after winning 3-2 to win the series over Kansas City Royals after Game 7 of baseball's World Series Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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 playfully ruffled the pitcher's long, scraggly locks. They were about only ones who could touch Bumgarner in this [...]
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Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 on Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons. [...]
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San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner, left, and Buster Posey celebrate after winning 3-2 to win the series over Kansas City Royals after Game 7 of baseball's World Series Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants succeeded where no team had in 3 1/2 decades, winning Game 7 on the road for their third World Series title in five years. Punctuating one of the finest October performances in baseball history, Bumgarner came out of the bullpen to pitch [...]
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Kansas City Royals' Lorenzo Cain celebrates with fans after Game 6 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals won 10-0 to tie the series at 3-3. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide


San Francisco Giants fans take to streets after World Series win

Fans celebrate after the San Francisco Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals to win the World Series during a television viewing event at the Civic Center in San FranciscoBy Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Fans of the took to the streets to celebrate on Wednesday night after their team won the baseball World Series, topping the Kansas City Royals, but the festivities were marred by raucous fans and fires. Hundreds, many clad in the team's orange and black, flooded Valencia Street in San Francisco's Mission District after the final out in the seventh game of the baseball championship. Some perched themselves on bus stops, while others set off fireworks, hugged, high-fived and cheered with beer and champagne in the middle of the street. ...


Rose fights back, Donaldson rides luck in Shanghai

Justin Rose considers a putt at the 9th hole during the BMW Shanghai Masters golf tournament on October 30, 2014European Ryder Cup stars Justin Rose and Jamie Donaldson both endured an up-and-down day as the BMW Masters got under way in Shanghai on Thursday. Rose ended on level par after a disastrous start that left him four over after just four holes. Beginning at the 10th Rose was already one-over par when he found water twice en route to a triple-bogey eight at the par-five 13th.


San Francisco celebrations turn violent, two shot: report

San Francisco's Tim Hudson celebrates after the Giants win game seven of the best-of-seven series against the Kansas City Royals with a 3-2 victory on October 29, 2014Raucous celebrations over San Francisco's World Series baseball triumph degenerated into street violence Thursday, with two people shot and injured, news reports said. In repeats of unrest that broke out after the San Francisco Giants won the baseball title in 2010 and 2012, crowds of revelers set bonfires, got into fistfights on the streets and threw bottles, sparking the deployment of riot police, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.


Poulter focuses on golf in Shanghai after Bishop row and injuries

Ian Poulter in Shanghai ahead of the BMW Masters at the Lake Malaren Golf Club on October 29, 2014Ian Poulter is just glad to be back playing -- despite struggling to a two-over 74 in the first round of the BMW Masters on Thursday -- as he tries to put the Ted Bishop row and an injury-hit season behind him. Former PGA of America president Bishop apologised this week for his "li'l girl" tweet about Poulter which got him fired a month before his term in office was due to end. Poulter last week launched his autobiography "No Limits" in which his frank comments about Nick Faldo and Tom Watson's Ryder Cup captaincies prompted the offending tweet from Bishop.


With Rose blooming, Bulls open NBA season with emphatic win

Pablo Prigioni of the New York Knicks attempts to dribble past Aaron Brooks of the Chicago Bulls during their game at Madison Square Garden on October 29, 2014The Chicago Bulls welcomed former NBA Most Valuable Player Derrick Rose back from injury Wednesday with a convincing 104-80 win over the New York Knicks. The return of Rose and the addition of Spanish veteran Pau Gasol have branded the Bulls as Eastern Conference contenders in 2014-15, and they looked the part at Madison Square Garden. "I wouldn't say my rust is knocked off, but it's getting there," said Rose, who missed the final 71 games of last season with a torn meniscus after missing all of the previous campaign recovering from a torn knee ligament. Rose -- the 2011 NBA MVP -- scored 13 points with five assists in his long awaited regular-season return and off-season acquisition Gasol putting up 21 points with 11 rebounds.


Karlberg takes early CIMB Classic lead

Rikard Karlberg of Sweden at the Pro-Am event ahead of the Yeangder Tournament Players Championship at the Linkou International Golf and Country Club in Taipei, September 10, 2014Sweden's Rikard Karlberg sunk seven birdies for a seven-under-par 65 to take a two-stroke lead in the first-round of the CIMB Classic in Malaysia, while Spanish star Sergio Garcia lurked four shots back. American defending champion Ryan Moore turned in six birdies of his own to lead a pack of golfers just three strokes off Karlberg's pace on 68. Karlberg had five birdies on the front nine at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club and cemented his lead with two more on the final two holes. World number four Sergio Garcia, the highest-ranked golfer in the field, was in striking distance after entering the clubhouse with a three-under 69.


China specialist Levy leads in wet Shanghai

Alexander Levy of France plays a shot on the third hole during the first round of the BMW Masters 2014 golf tournament at Lake Malaren Golf Club in ShanghaiSHANGHAI (Reuters) - Frenchman Alexander Levy continued his love affair with China's golf courses by kicking off the European Tour's Final Series with a seven-under-par 65 to lead after the first round of the BMW Masters. Levy, who won the Tour's China Open in April, fired seven birdies in a bogey-free round to lead by one at Lake Malaran from Argentine Emiliano Grillo, Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium and another Frenchman, Romain Wattel. ...


No fairytale ending to Royals' Cinderella story

By Larry Fine KANSAS CITY Missouri (Reuters) - There was no happy ending to Kansas City's storybook season after the Royals lost 3-2 in Game Seven of the World Series, and while they exceeded expectations simply by reaching Wednesday's finale, manager Ned Yost found the narrow loss hard to swallow. The endearing upstarts, who last reached the playoffs in 1985 when they went on to win the Fall Classic, had the tying run at third base in the bottom of the ninth against San Francisco but could not bring Alex Gordon home. ...

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