|_______________||1 || Public service announcements on domestic violence to air during NFL games |
|(Reuters) - The NFL's effort to combat domestic violence and sexual assault will get a new look on Thursday night when a series of public service announcements featuring current and former players will begin airing during the San Diego-Denver game. Nearly two dozen players will appear in the PSAs, including New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning and Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay, whose mother was killed by an abusive partner, said officials of the NO MORE Project. ...|
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|_______________||2 || NFL says it's 'on track' in 15-year plan to field London team |
By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Football League is "exactly on track" with its plans to field a team in London and could have a franchise there by 2022, the league's international chief said Thursday. Mark Waller said he believed in 2007 when the NFL first started playing in the British capital it would take 15 years to place a team there and, so far, he's encountered no stumbling blocks. ...
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|_______________||3 || New-fashioned Giants built on winning formula |
By Larry Fine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Francisco Giants fans, once in love with home runs and Barry Bonds, will be cheering a selfless, grinding club chasing their third title in five years when the World Series resumes at AT&T Park on Friday. The Giants and Royals split the first two games of the best-of-seven championship series in Kansas City with the next three to be played in a rocking stadium that the host team says has been sold out for the last 330 games. ...
|4h 11min 27sec ago|
|_______________||4 || Pacquiao still 'hungry' to fight after basketball debut |
Philippine boxing icon Manny Pacquiao said Thursday he was still "hungry" to fight, despite a dalliance with professional basketball that has had his team worried sick. The 35-year-old, who has world titles in eight weight divisions under his belt, made a lacklustre pro ball debut on Sunday, a month before his World Boxing Organization title defence against undefeated American Chris Algieri in Macau. Pacquiao said basketball, the number one sport in the Philippines, was his other love -- but that he is fully focused on boxing at the moment. His US promoter Bob Arum said he had got wind of Pacquiao's plans to play in the professional Philippine Basketball Association beforehand and admitted: "I wasn't very happy."
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|_______________||5 || Olympian Jim Thorpe's remains should not be moved: U.S. court |
By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - Jim Thorpe's remains will stay in the Pennsylvania hamlet named for the legendary Native American athlete and Olympics champion, after a federal appeals court on Thursday rejected an effort by two sons to move them to tribal lands in his native Oklahoma. Addressing an unusual dispute between two generations of descendants, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia said a lower court judge was wrong to order that Thorpe's remains be turned over to the Sac and Fox Nation. ...
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|_______________||6 || Sharapova falls to Kvitova as Williams bounces back |
By Julian Linden SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova's bid to end the year ranked number one was left hanging by a thread after she suffered a second straight defeat at the WTA Finals on Thursday. The only woman capable of leapfrogging Serena Williams for the top spot, Sharapova was beaten 6-3 6-2 by Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova at Singapore's Indoor Stadium. Sharapova still has a slim mathematical chance of finishing number one but has to go on and win the title -- and has to rely on other results to go her way just to reach the semis. "It's easy to sit here and say, yeah, I'm tired. ...
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