October 25th, 2014

National Sports

Serena Williams gets chance to avenge Halep defeat in season-ending WTA final

By Chris Lines, The Associated Press on October 25th, 2014

SINGAPORE – After Serena Williams’ embarrassing defeat to Simona Halep in the WTA Finals group stage, the American narrowed her eyes at the post-match news conference and said she was looking forward to having a chance to avenge the loss. She didn’t have to wait long. The pair will face off again on Sunday in ... Read More »

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Former England midfielder Paul Gascoigne unwell again, seeking help says ex-teammate

By The Associated Press on October 25th, 2014

LONDON – A friend of Paul Gascoigne says the troubled former England midfielder has been unwell in recent weeks and is seeking help. Former Tottenham teammate Gary Mabbutt was speaking after The Sun newspaper reported that Gascoigne was undergoing further treatment for alcohol addiction. Once one of England’s most talented and respected players, the 47-year-old ... Read More »

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Finnegan passes big test, Royals hold off Giants 3-2 to take a 2-1 edge in World Series

By Ben Walker, The Associated Press on October 25th, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO – Summoned in a tough spot, Royals rookie Brandon Finnegan trotted in from the bullpen, threw his warmup pitches and then did something curious. He walked behind the mound, took off his hat, rubbed his hair and looked at the right-field foul pole. Nervous about being in the World Series? Naw. “That’s just ... Read More »

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Stampeders rally in fourth quarter for 40-27 win over Roughriders

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press on October 25th, 2014

CALGARY – The Calgary Stampeders maintained their pre-playoff momentum with a big fourth quarter in Friday’s 40-27 win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Down a dozen points after three quarters, quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell threw a touchdown pass to Jock Sanders, Matt Walter scored his second major of the game on a two-yard scamper and defensive ... Read More »

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Saskatchewan’s Joseph takes blame for loss to Stamps after throwing three picks

By Laurence Heinen, The Canadian Press on October 24th, 2014

CALGARY – For Kerry Joseph, one bad quarter outweighed three positives. Largely due to a strong performance by Joseph, the Saskatchewan Roughriders built up a 27-15 lead over the Calgary Stampeders through three quarters. The Stamps (14-2) then responded with 25 straight points in the fourth quarter to win 40-27. It was the fifth straight ... Read More »

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Friday’s Scoreboard

By The Canadian Press on October 24th, 2014

Friday’s Games CFL Montreal 23 Ottawa 17 Calgary 40 Saskatchewan 27 — MLB World Series Kansas City 3 San Francisco 2 (Kansas City leads series 2-1) — NHL Dallas 3 New Jersey 2 (SO) Tampa Bay 4 Winnipeg 2 Colorado 7 Vancouver 3 Edmonton 6 Carolina 3 Anaheim 4 Columbus 1 — AHL Lake Erie ... Read More »

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Calgary Stampeders rally for 40-27 win over Saskatchewan Roughriders

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press on October 24th, 2014

CALGARY – A fourth-quarter rally gave the Calgary Stampeders a 40-27 win over the visiting Saskatchewan Roughriders on Friday. Down 12 points after three quarters, quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell threw a touchdown pass to Jock Sanders, Matt Walter scored his second major of the game on a two-yard scamper and defensive back Jamar Wall ran ... Read More »

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Behind defence and bullpen, Royals edge Giants 3-2 to take 2-1 lead in World Series

By Janie McCauley, The Associated Press on October 24th, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO – Sparkling defence, a stingy bullpen and just enough timely hitting. That same winning formula of fundamental baseball put the Kansas City Royals on top in the World Series. Jeremy Guthrie outpitched fellow Series newcomer Tim Hudson, four Royals relievers combined on four hitless innings and Kansas City beat the San Francisco Giants ... Read More »

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Eberle scores twice as Oilers beat Hurricanes 6-3 for third win in a row

By Shane Jones, The Canadian Press on October 24th, 2014

EDMONTON – Jordan Eberle had two goals and an assist as the Edmonton Oilers won their third straight game, defeating the Carolina Hurricanes 6-3 on Friday. Jesse Joensuu, Leon Draisaitl, Matt Hendricks and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also scored for the Oilers (3-4-1), who have turned things around on their current homestand after a troubling beginning to ... Read More »

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Jarome Iginla scores twice as Colorado Avalanche beat Vancouver Canucks 7-3

By The Associated Press on October 24th, 2014

DENVER – Jarome Iginla collected his first two goals for Colorado and had an assist, helping the Avalanche beat the Vancouver Canucks 7-3 on Friday night. Matt Duchene had a goal and two assists and Erik Johnson had a goal and an assist for Colorado, which broke out of an offensive slump to earn its ... Read More »

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