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Kansas City Royals' Omar Infante celebrates after hitting a two-run home run during the sixth inning of Game 2 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Royals Strike Back, Knot Series

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Kansas City, Mo. — Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night to even the World Series at one game apiece. A night after the Giants opened with a 7-1 victory …

Celtics Defeat Nets in Preseason Finale

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Boston — Rookie Marcus Smart scored 16 points and Jared Sullinger had 15 with 17 rebounds to lead the Boston Celtics to a 100-86 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night in the final preseason game for both teams. Gerald Wallace had 12 points for Boston, which finished the preseason 5-3 with its second straight win over Brooklyn. Mason Plumlee led the …

Pats ‘D’ Feels Pressure

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — The “next man up” approach will be tested again after another injury to a key defender for the New England Patriots. Maybe this time they’ll do better. With top tackler Jerod Mayo missing his first game with a season-ending right knee injury, the New York Jets ran over and around New England last Thursday night. They rushed for a season-high …

Whatever It Is, Giants’ Plan Works

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

San Francisco — The Kansas City Royals might have skipped the World Series for three decades, but they have an identity now. Ladies and gentlemen, the Royals Way: a lockdown bullpen, suffocating defense and speed to kill. The …

U.S. Closing on World Cup Berth

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Washington — The U.S. women’s soccer team completed Part I of its trip to the 2015 World Cup by doing the expected, dominating play Monday night in a 6-0 win over Haiti to finish unbeaten — and unscored …

Many Marks Still In Manning’s Aim

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Denver — Next up for Peyton Manning: the NFL passing yardage record. It’s one of the few glamorous passing records Manning doesn’t own, now that he has broken Brett Favre’s mark for touchdown throws. Manning needs about 5,000 more yards to surpass Favre in that category, and is …

Game One Draws Pair of Aces

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Kansas City, Mo. — A six-pack won’t be enough for Madison Bumgarner if the San Francisco Giants win the World Series. The Giants ace chugged four beers after beating Pittsburgh in the NL wild-card game, upped the count …

Keselowski Marches to Beat No One Hears

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Talladega, Ala. — It didn’t take long for Brad Keselowski to earn an unpleasant reputation in NASCAR. He was aggressive on the track, brash and arrogant off of it, and rubbed most of his competitors the wrong way. Denny Hamlin famously feuded with him through the 2009 season, …

Voynov Suspended for Domestic Arrest

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Los Angeles — The NHL suspended Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov indefinitely Monday after the two-time Stanley Cup winner’s arrest on suspicion of domestic violence. Voynov was booked and released at the Redondo Beach jail after his …

Mutombo Interested in Buying Hawks

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Former Atlanta Hawks player Dikembe Mutombo has met with a group of investors about joining their bid to buy the Atlanta Hawks. The group, which is made up in part of Atlanta businessmen, has begun the preliminary work to get involved in the sale of the team. Talks …

Williams Off to Fast Start at WTA Finals

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Singapore — A new venue, an injury-hit preparation and insults from a top sports official — none of it could stop Serena Williams’ winning streak at the WTA Finals. The three-time defending champion made it 16-straight wins at …

Celtics Handle Nets in Abbreviated Preseason Game

Monday, October 20, 2014

New York — Jared Sullinger had 21 points and 19 rebounds to help the Boston Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets 95-90 on Sunday in an experimental 44-minute game. Jeff Green added 14 points for Boston (4-3). Backup point guard Jarrett Jack and reserve center Jerome Jordan each had …

Blown Call in ’85 Series Still Looms Large

Monday, October 20, 2014

Kansas City, Mo. — Of course Don Denkinger plans to watch the World Series. He always does. He’ll tune in to root for the umpires, check out familiar faces on the Giants and Royals, and see how Kansas …