|_______________||1 || Royals manager lets young player 'be themselves' |
By Larry Fine (Reuters) - After nine seasons as a Major League Baseball manager Kansas City Royals skipper Ned Yost decided to put games in the hands of his young players, who repaid the trust by reaching the World Series. Yost said on the eve of Tuesday's World Series opener against the San Francisco Giants that he quit trying to fashion his players into an ideal about two seasons ago and encouraged them to be themselves. "My mindset was always try to mould my players into what I thought they should be," Yost, who managed the Milwaukee Brewers for six years before joining the Royals in 2010. ...
|3h 9min 46sec ago|
|_______________||2 || McIlroy pulls out of China swing to focus on legal battle: media |
(Reuters) - Rory McIlroy has pulled out of next week's BMW Masters and the following WGC HSBC Champions event in Shanghai to focus on his legal battle with his former management company, British media reported, citing a statement from the Northern Irishman. McIlroy terminated his contract with Dublin-based Horizon Sports Management in Sept. 2013 to form his own management company and the protracted legal dispute is now set to go to trial. ...
|5h 30min 38sec ago|
|_______________||3 || Waiting game over for Cinderella Royals |
By Larry Fine (Reuters) - The waiting game will soon be over for the Kansas City Royals, who last played for the World Series crown 29 years ago and who host the San Francisco Giants in Tuesday's opener of Major League Baseball's championship series. Besides waiting nearly three decades to return to postseason baseball, the Cinderella crew will have cooled their heels for five days since extending a record unbeaten playoffs streak to 8-0 by sweeping the American League Championship Series. ...
|6h 11min 40sec ago|
|_______________||4 || Giants lefty ace Bumgarner set for Royal test |
Kansas City (AFP) - San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner, baffling rival batters throughout a record-shattering season, tries to halt Kansas City's unbeaten playoff run in Tuesday's opening game of the 110th World Series.
|6h 39min 3sec ago|
|_______________||5 || NFL, others file lawsuit to block New Jersey sports betting |
By Steve Ginsburg (Reuters) - The National Football League and other sports leagues filed a lawsuit on Monday in an attempt to block New Jersey from offering legalized wagering on sporting events. In calling for the injunction, the NFL, NBA, Major League Baseball and the NCAA are seeking to block enforcement of a law that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed on Friday, which partially repeals a ban on sports wagering in the state. They claimed that the law violates the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, a 1992 federal ban on state-sponsored sports betting. ...
|8h 2min 12sec ago||
|_______________||6 || Teams count cost of bruising weekend |
Los Angeles (AFP) - Jacksonville paid a price for their first win of the NFL season, announcing on Monday that linebacker Paul Posluszny will miss the rest of the season with a torn pectoral muscle.
|8h 13min 35sec ago|