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Magical playoff ride comes to end for Royals fans
Magical playoff ride comes to end for Royals fans

By BILL DRAPER
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Thousands of Royals fans showed up Thursday to celebrate Kansas City's best season in three decades, one day after the...full story
updated 2014-10-31 06:42 AM
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Magical playoff ride comes to end for Royals fans Magical playoff ride comes to end for Royals fans
By BILL DRAPER
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Thousands of Royals fans showed up Thursday to celebrate Kansas City's best season in three decades, one day after the....Fullstory

2014-10-31 06:42 AM

Lazio draws 1-1 at Hellas Verona in Serie A Lazio draws 1-1 at Hellas Verona in Serie A

Associated Press

ROME (AP) -- Lazio saw its four-match winning streak broken with a 1-1 draw at Hellas Verona in Serie A on Thursday. Bosnia midfielder Senad Lulic....Fullstory

2014-10-31 06:01 AM

Jesse Ryder named in New Zealand A team

Associated Press

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Batsman Jesse Ryder has made his first steps toward winning a place at next year's cricket World Cup after being....Fullstory

2014-10-31 06:01 AM

Muguruza beats Pennetta at Tournament of Champions

Associated Press

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) -- Garbine Muguruza moved a step closer to the semifinals by beating favorite Flavia Pennetta of Italy 0-6, 6-1, 6-1 in the....Fullstory

2014-10-31 06:01 AM

BC-TEN--Tournament of Champions Results

Associated Press

BC-TEN--Tournament of Champions Results Tournament of Champions Results SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) -- Results Thursday from the Tournament of Champions at Arena Armeec Sofia (seedings in parentheses): ....Fullstory

2014-10-31 06:01 AM

Brandle beats Voigt's hour record

Associated Press

AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) -- Austrian rider Matthias Brandle broke cycling's historic hour record on Thursday after covering a distance of 51.850 kilometers at the UCI....Fullstory

2014-10-31 06:01 AM

Brazilian cycling champ banned 2 years for doping

Associated Press

SAO PAULO (AP) -- The Brazilian cycling federation says it has suspended national road race champion Marcia Fernandes for two years for doping, virtually ending....Fullstory

2014-10-31 03:01 AM

France, South Korea bid for 2019 women's World Cup France, South Korea bid for 2019 women's World Cup

Associated Press

ZURICH (AP) -- Football delegates from France and South Korea have handed over their bid documents to FIFA for the 2019 women's World Cup. France and....Fullstory

2014-10-31 03:01 AM

Celtic player banned for 7 games for racial abuse

Associated Press

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) -- Celtic winger Aleksandar Tonev was banned for seven games on Thursday for using racist language toward an opponent during a Scottish....Fullstory

2014-10-31 03:01 AM

NYC chief: No credible threats against marathon

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- There are no credible threats against this weekend's New York City Marathon, Police Commissioner William Bratton said Thursday. This is the second....Fullstory

2014-10-31 06:42 AM

Cubs decline option on Fujikawa

Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs have declined their option for next season on reliever Kyuji Fujikawa, making him a free agent. A longtime closer in....Fullstory

2014-10-31 06:01 AM

Red Sox sign closer Koji Uehara for 2 years
By JIMMY GOLEN
Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Red Sox have signed closer Koji Uehara for two more years. The All-Star reliever will earn $18 million through 2016. Uehara joined....Fullstory

2014-10-31 06:01 AM

Nishikori remains on course for ATP Finals
By SAMUEL PETREQUIN
Associated Press

PARIS (AP) -- Despite being one of the smallest players on the Tour, Kei Nishikori's performances are not going unnoticed at home. Nishikori, who is bidding....Fullstory

2014-10-31 06:01 AM

Slovan, Sparta fined for crowd trouble

Associated Press

PRAGUE (AP) -- Slovan Bratislava and Sparta Prague have been fined after their Europa League match had to be interrupted for more than half an....Fullstory

2014-10-31 06:01 AM

Clever to captain US against the All Blacks

Associated Press

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Todd Clever will captain the United States from flanker in his 60th test in Saturday's sellout test against the All....Fullstory

2014-10-31 06:01 AM

FIFA cuts World Cup video over Crimea map

Associated Press

MOSCOW (AP) -- FIFA has expressed regret on Thursday after its video launching the logo for the 2018 World Cup showed the disputed Crimean peninsula....Fullstory

2014-10-31 03:01 AM

BC-TEN--BNP Paribas Masters Results

Associated Press

BC-TEN--BNP Paribas Masters Results BNP Paribas Masters Results PARIS (AP) -- Results Thursday from the BNP Paribas Masters at Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy (seedings in parentheses): ....Fullstory

2014-10-31 03:01 AM

LeBron starts new journey with Cavaliers LeBron starts new journey with Cavaliers
By TOM WITHERS
Associated Press

CLEVELAND (AP) -- For LeBron James, the journey begins anew. Right back where it began. Nearly four months since proclaiming "I'm coming home" and shifting the NBA's....Fullstory

2014-10-31 03:01 AM

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