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4:46am

Thu October 30, 2014
Sports

Giants Trump Royals For World Series Win

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 2:25 pm

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11:25pm

Wed October 29, 2014
The Two-Way

World Series: Madison Bumgarner Carries Giants To 3rd Title In 5 Years

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 10:38 am

San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws during the fifth inning of Game 7 of the World Series in Kansas City, Mo., on Wednesday. He was also the winning starting pitcher in Game 1 and Game 5.
Jeff Roberson AP
Updated on Oct. 30 at 1:45 a.m. ET.

Madison Bumgarner won Game 1 of this World Series, throwing seven innings and giving up one run on three hits. He won Game 5, throwing a complete game shutout.

And on Wednesday night, completing one of the most impressive postseason pitching performances in history, he helped the team take Game 7, pitching the final five innings on two days' rest, giving up just two hits as the Giants won the game 3-2, and won the World Series.

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4:30pm

Wed October 29, 2014
Sports

Most Cavs Fans Willing To Forgive LeBron On His Return To Cleveland

Originally published on Wed October 29, 2014 6:16 pm

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5:00am

Wed October 29, 2014
Sports

World Series Moves To Game 7 After Royals Grab 10-0 Win

Originally published on Wed October 29, 2014 8:12 am

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5:00am

Wed October 29, 2014
Sweetness And Light

Start World Series Games Earlier; Let Us Sleep

Originally published on Wed October 29, 2014 10:48 am

Fans cheer during the 2014 World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals at AT&T Park.
Rob Carr Getty Images

Let me ask you a question: No matter what the sport, if you could only see the start of a game or the finish of a game, which would you prefer? Of course, any fool would choose to see the finish of the game.

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11:33pm

Tue October 28, 2014
The Two-Way

Royals Force Game 7, Rest Bullpen In Dominant 10-0 Win

Originally published on Tue October 28, 2014 11:43 pm

The San Francisco Giants' Brandon Belt can't reach the Kansas City Royals' Alcides Escobar as he slides safely to first base on an infield single Tuesday night during the second inning of Game 6 of baseball's World Series in Kansas City, Mo. Escobar eventually would score the Royals' fourth run.
Matt Slocum AP

Jake Peavy is having a rough World Series. The second pitcher in the Giants' starting rotation gave up four runs in the team's 7-2 Game 2 loss to Kansas City. Game 6 went even worse.

On Tuesday night, Peavy gave up five runs after recording just four outs. His series ERA sits at 12.79.

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4:40pm

Tue October 28, 2014
Sports

Giants Are Close To Winning The World Series — But It May Not Be That Easy

Originally published on Tue October 28, 2014 6:30 pm

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4:36am

Mon October 27, 2014
Research News

Fear Of Blowing Big Calls May Affect How Umpires Do Their Jobs

Originally published on Mon October 27, 2014 7:32 am

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11:44pm

Sun October 26, 2014
The Two-Way

Giants Take Down Royals 5-0, Now Lead World Series 3-2

Originally published on Mon October 27, 2014 4:25 am

San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner helped his team take Game 5 of the World Series against the Kansas City Royals on Sunday in San Francisco.
AP

Game 5 was a big victory for the Giants, who took the lead in the series 3-2. They're now one victory away from winning the title.

To the delight of the home crowd at AT&T Park in San Francisco, the Giants' Madison Bumgarner pitched a shutout, allowing just four hits. "Smothered" was The Associated Press' verb of choice for how Bumgarner took down the Royals.

The Giants won 5-0. The AP continues:

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10:20pm

Sun October 26, 2014
The Two-Way

U.S. Women's National Soccer Team Cements Its Dominance

Originally published on Mon October 27, 2014 1:56 pm

The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team left its CONCACAF tournament competition in the dust. The team didn't give up a single goal all tournament. Abby Wambach, shown controlling the ball in the second half of the U.S. 6-0 win over Costa Rica in the finals, scored seven of the U.S. team's 21 goals.
Mitchell Leff Getty Images

The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team showed why it's the top-ranked squad in the world. It won the CONCACAF tournament Sunday with a near-perfect 6-0 final game against Costa Rica.

The U.S. has had an easy run during this World Cup qualifying tournament for the North American, Central American and Caribbean Region. The United States had already qualified for next year's World Cup with a victory in the semifinals against Haiti. Sunday's win over Costa Rica further cemented the U.S. dominance.

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