|_______________||1 || Giants fans brave the rain to honor their World Series heroes |
By Emmett Berg SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The San Francisco Giants on Friday brought home their third World Series trophy in five years to elated fans that lined a two-mile (3-km) parade route along the city's Market Street. Revelers ignored an intermittent rain to salute the Giants, who defeated the Kansas City Royals with a heart-stopping 3-2 victory on Wednesday in a winner-take-all Game Seven. "This is the best moment of our lives and our baseball careers," World Series Most Valuable Player Madison Bumgarner told a crowd of thousands gathered in front of City Hall. ...
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|_______________||2 || Dettori pilots Hootenanny to Juvenile Turf win |
Hootenanny, ridden by Frankie Dettori, swept past tiring Lucky Kitten to win the $1 million Juvenile Turf that opened the $25 million Breeders' Cup on Friday. The triumph in the one mile race on Santa Anita's turf course continued the Coolmore-owned, US-based colt's sparkling season, which also included a victory in the Windsor Castle Stakes in a foray to Royal Ascot in June. "This is what you dream about," said co-owner Michael Tabor. "To campaign a horse in Europe and America and then win the Breeders' Cup, it makes the game very international.
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|_______________||3 || Cubs sack manager Renteria, chase Maddon |
The Chicago Cubs sacked manager Rick Renteria on Friday and confirmed their pursuit of Joe Maddon. "Last Thursday, we learned that Joe Maddon -- who may be as well suited as anyone in the industry to manage the challenges that lie ahead of us -- had become a free agent," Cubs president Theo Epstein said in a statement. "We confirmed the news with Major League Baseball, and it became public knowledge the next day. Epstein said Cubs executive Jed Hoyer had flown to San Diego last week to tell Renteria the club planned to speak to Maddon.
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|_______________||4 || Park claims halfway lead at Taiwan LPGA |
World women's number one Park In-Bee of South Korea pulled off a 10-under-par to claim the sole lead after the second round of the Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship in Taipei on Friday. Park held a three-shot advantage over China's Feng Shanshan with a two-day total of 126 when she pared in after the 15th to finish with a 62 for the $2 million tournament at the par-72 Miramar Golf Country Club. Also at the centre of spotlight was American Danielle Kang, who won her second new car with a hole-in-one in two consecutive weeks thanks to a 7-iron which found the bottom of the cup on the 158-yard 17th hole. South Korean Mirim Lee, a two-time winner on the LPGA this season, jumped to the third place which she shard with three players after she tied with Park for the low round of the day with a 62 -- a ten shot improvement from her opening round.
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|_______________||5 || Front-nine blitz puts Hurley on top |
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - American Billy Hurley III grabbed a two-shot halfway stage lead at the CIMB Classic after his front-nine birdie binge at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club on Friday. The former US Navy officer sunk six birdies for an outward 30 in his second successive round of 67 to go 10-under-par 134 in the tournament sanctioned by the PGA and Asian Tour. ...
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|_______________||6 || Golf-Front-nine blitz puts Hurley on top |
|KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 31 (Reuters) - American Billy Hurley III grabbed a two-shot halfway stage lead at the CIMB Classic after his front-nine birdie binge at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club on Friday. The former US Navy officer sunk six birdies for an outward 30 in his second successive round of 67 to go 10-under-par 134 in the tournament sanctioned by the PGA and Asian Tour. ...|
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