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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 …

2012 Champ Still Alive

Monday, October 20, 2014

Talladega, Ala. — Coming off a tumultuous week and backed into a must-win situation, Brad Keselowski pulled off one of his biggest victories. Keselowski drove a perfect final two laps in overtime Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway, where he …

Manning Breaks TD Mark

Monday, October 20, 2014

Denver — Peyton Manning’s receivers played keep-away with his milestone memento and the NFL’s new leader in career touchdown passes toyed with the San Francisco 49ers in the Denver Broncos’ emphatic 42-17 victory Sunday night. Manning went into …

Kings Win Fourth Straight

Monday, October 20, 2014

Los Angeles — Jonathan Quick made 40 saves and Tyler Toffoli had a goal and an assist in the Los Angeles Kings’ fourth straight victory, 2-1 over the Minnesota Wild on Sunday. Toffoli scored an early power-play goal …

Giants Try to Make Most Out of Latest Loss

Monday, October 20, 2014

Arlington, Texas — Eli Manning and the New York Giants go into their bye week feeling as though they played a better game. They still have consecutive losses to the two teams ahead of them in the NFC …

Go Old-School or Use New Technology?

Sunday, October 19, 2014

By Roger Phillips The Idaho Statesman Sometimes gadgets detract from the hunt, and sometimes add to it. I sometimes over think things, and this is a classic example. Should I buy a trail camera? It could be a …

Teaching Kids Outdoor Ropes

Sunday, October 19, 2014

By Theresa Harrington Contra Costa Times Richmond, Calif. — This weekend, more than two dozen DeJean Middle School students will explore Mount Diablo in California, hoping to see tarantulas and other natural wonders. Although the Richmond school is located in the same county as the state park, many …

Fishing Rod Creates Lifelong Bond

Sunday, October 19, 2014

By Collins Doughtie The Island Packet When I sat down this morning to write this column, it took me quite a while to type the first sentence. Car lag surely affected my ability to write. My wife, Karen, and I made the nine-hour drive back from Virginia where …

Any Hope for NFL’s Bottom-Feeders?

Sunday, October 19, 2014

For all the excitement over the rise of the Cowboys, improvement of the Browns and impressive performances by the Chargers, the NFL also is weighed down by some very weak teams. Sure, the Raiders and Jaguars weren’t expected …

Giants Visit Hot Cowboys

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Arlington, Texas — Tony Romo was in his first full season as a starter when the Dallas Cowboys last strung together enough wins to have one of the NFL’s best records. The franchise didn’t exist the only other time a running back started a season the way DeMarco …

Desperation Time for Earnhardt, Others at Talladega

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Talladega, Ala. — This magical season for Dale Earnhardt Jr. comes down to one race to save his championship hopes. NASCAR’s most popular driver must win today at Talladega Superspeedway to continue his quest for his first career …