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It’s safe to say it now: These San Francisco Giants are a dynasty

San Francisco Giants' Pablo Sandoval celebrates after catching the final out in the ninth inning of Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the Kansas City Royals Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

SAN FRANCISCO — Bruce Bochy is crazy superstitious. It’s a little-known fact about the unflappable San Francisco Giants manager. Mere mention of anything about a dynasty during the World Series made him uncomfortable. He felt equally uneasy when his name got linked to the best skippers of all-time — those Hall of Famers he could… Continue reading →

Miami prepares to honor Jim Kelly; Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon accepts probation

Associated Press/Buffalo News file photo by JOHN HICKEY -- Former Miami Hurricanes and Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Jim Kelly still has good days and bad days. He insists that he feels the effects of prayers, even those offered by people he will never meet. His fingers are crossed that an MRI exam scheduled for next week will provide more good signs. In short, Kelly is still fighting. What he hears Saturday may… Continue reading →

Today’s broadcast highlights

TV COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7 p.m. -- Cincinnati at Tulane -- ESPN2 7 p.m. -- Tulsa at Memphis -- ESPNU NFL 5:30 p.m. -- Texans Weekly -- FSNO HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 6:30 p.m. -- W. Easton at Landry-Walker -- FSNO 7 p.m. -- PHS at St. Michael -- Cox4-BR… Continue reading →

Knicks ruin LeBron James’ return to Cleveland

Associated Press photo by Tony DejakCleveland's LeBron James tosses chalk in the air before the start of the Cavaliers game against the New York Knicks on Thursday in Cleveland.

CLEVELAND — LeBron James shot miserably. His passes were errant. He didn’t look good doing much other than tossing powder in the air. His homecoming was horrendous. “I didn’t press,” James said, dismissing nerves as a factor. “I didn’t do much.” James struggled from the start in his first game with Cleveland in four years, and the… Continue reading →

Jameis Winston, Florida State rally past Louisville

Associated Press photo by TIMOTHY D. EASLEY -- Florida State's Jesus Wilson avoids the umpire to make a catch during the second half of Thursday's game at Louisville.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Jameis Winston threw three touchdowns to offset a three-interception start and Dalvin Cook had two long scoring runs to help second-ranked Florida State rally for a 42-31 victory over Louisville on Thursday night. Florida State overcame a 21-0 deficit for its 24th straight victory, with Cook giving the Seminoles the lead for… Continue reading →

IndyCar to run 17 races over 5 months next season

Will Power of Australia poses placing a sticker on his car after winning the pole position in qualifying for Sunday's IndyCar auto race, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Sonoma, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

INDIANAPOLIS — IndyCar will have 17 races next season and two new venues as part of a 2015 schedule that begins on a street course in Brazil in March and wraps up at the end of August on the road course at Sonoma. The schedule, announced Thursday, features six ovals, six road courses and… Continue reading →

Until next year

Kansas City Royals' Jarrod Dyson puts the championship trophy on home plate after the Royals defeated the Baltimore Orioles to win the American League baseball championship series Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The emotions were still raw, the sting of defeat still fresh from Game 7 of the World Series when Billy Butler stood in front of his locker and spoke in a voice full of conviction. They would be back, this scrappy bunch of kids. Their return to the playoffs after… Continue reading →

Golf roundup

Alexander Levy of France tees off on the 5th hole during the first round of the BMW Masters golf tournament at the Lake Malaren Golf Club  in Shanghai, China Thursday Oct. 30, 2014. (AP Photo)

SHANGHAI — France’s Alexander Levy had five straight birdies in the middle of his round and finished with a 7-under 65 to take the lead in the BMW Masters on Thursday. Levy began the birdie run on the par-4 ninth on Lake Malaren’s Masters Course. He won the Volvo China Open in Shenzhen in… Continue reading →

Madison Bumgarner, Giants beat KC to win World Series

Kansas City Royals' Omar Infante slips as he makes a late throw to first on a ball hit by San Francisco Giants' Pablo Sandoval during the fourth inning of Game 7 of baseball's World Series Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A giant, indeed. Madison Bumgarner punctuated one of the finest World Series performances in baseball history by pitching the San Francisco Giants to their third title in five years with a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 on Wednesday night. The big left-hander came out of… Continue reading →

Hawaii fires men’s basketball coach

Associated Press file photo by Alex Gallardo -- Hawaii men's basketball coach Gib Arnold talks to his players during the first half of  game against Cal State Northridge last season. The University of Hawaii fired Arnold and assistant Brandyn Akana. In his first Division I head coaching job, Arnold compiled a record of 72-55 over four years, including 20-11 last year.

HONOLULU — Hawaii has fired its men’s basketball coach a little more than two weeks before its first regular-season game. The university announced Tuesday that it fired coach Gib Arnold, who had been with the program for four years in his first Division I head coaching job, and assistant Brandyn Akana. Arnold compiled a… Continue reading →

Magician scratched from field for Breeders’ Cup Turf

An exercise rider takes Cigar Street for a morning workout ahead of the Breeders' Cup Classic horse race at Santa Anita Park Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Arcadia, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

ARCADIA, Calif. — Magician was scratched from the Breeders’ Cup on Wednesday, denying the colt a chance to defend his title in the $3 million Turf. Magician is the second major defection in as many days. American Pharoah, the 2-1 favorite, withdrew from the $2 million Juvenile on Tuesday because of foot injury. Magician,… Continue reading →

Utah wide receiver Dres Anderson out for season; Karlos Williams still subject to Florida State inquiry

Associated Press photo by TROY WAYRYNE -- Utah wide receiver Dres Anderson catches a pass in the end zone during an Oct. 16 game against Oregon State. Anderson will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah lost big-play wide receiver Dres Anderson to a season-ending knee injury, a significant blow for an offense that has sputtered at times. Anderson led No. 18 Utah with 355 yards receiving and four touchdowns. The senior from Riverside, California, was hurt in the fourth quarter of Utah’s 24-21 comeback win over Southern California on… Continue reading →

Murray, Federer advance in Paris

PARIS — Roger Federer was made to fight all the way by local favorite Jeremy Chardy before reaching the third round of the Paris Masters on Wednesday, while Andy Murray moved one match away from qualifying for the ATP Finals. The 17-time Grand Slam champion completed a 7-6 (5), 6-7 (5), 6-4 victory at the… Continue reading →

Lakers forward Julius Randle has surgery, likely out for year

Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle, right, sits on on a stretcher as head coach Byron Scott, left, looks on along with forward Jordan Hill after Randle injured himself on a play during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Lakers rookie forward Julius Randle is expected to miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on his broken right leg. The seventh overall pick out of Kentucky broke his leg in the fourth quarter of his NBA debut in Los Angeles’ season-opening loss to the Houston Rockets on… Continue reading →

Auto racing glance

NASCAR SPRINT CUP AAA Texas 500 Site: Fort Worth, Texas. Schedule: Friday, practice (Fox Sports 1, noon-1:30 p.m.), qualifying (ESPN2, 5:30-7 p.m.); Saturday, practice (Fox Sports 1, 10-11 a.m.); Sunday, race, 2 p.m. (ESPN, 1-6 p.m.). Track: Texas Motor Speedway (oval,… Continue reading →

Georgia running back Todd Gurley suspended four games by NCAA, will return Nov. 15 against Auburn

Associated Press photo by JOHN BAZEMORE -- Georgia running back Todd Gurley celebrates with linebacker Amarlo Herrera after a Sept. 27 game against Tennessee in Athens, Ga.

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The NCAA has ruled that Georgia star running back Todd Gurley must sit out until Nov. 15 for accepting more than $3,000 for autographed memorabilia and other items over a two-year period. The school had applied for Gurley's reinstatement after he missed the last two games while the school investigated allegations of improper benefits. But the NCAA said… Continue reading →

Woman asks to end probe of Florida State running back Karlos Williams

Associated Press photo by STEVE CANNON -- Florida State's Karlos Williams gains yardage in the second quarter against Notre Dame on Oct. 18 in Tallahassee, Fla.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The lawyer for the woman involved in the domestic battery investigation of Florida State running back Karlos Williams has asked police to end the investigation. Nathan Prince said Tuesday the woman never filed a complaint and wants everything to “blow over.” He said Florida State contacted the Tallahassee Police Department about the case. Prince thinks the… Continue reading →

Broadcast highlights for Wednesday, Oct. 29

Today’s broadcast highlights TV WORLD SERIES If necessary 7 p.m. Giants at Royals Fox COLLEGE FOOTBALL 5:30 p.m. Jaguars-Dawson Odoms CST 7:30 p.m. Inside LSU CST 8 p.m. Les Miles Radio Show CST 9 p.m. Les Miles news conference CST 9 p.m. SEC Film Room SEC NBA 7 p.m. Bulls at Knicks ESPN 9:30 p.m. Thunder at Trail Blazers ESPN COLLEGE SPORTS 6 p.m. SEC Now SEC 7 p.m. Tiger Tracks CST 8 p.m. Tigers Roar Pelican GOLF 10 p.m. PGA, CIMB… Continue reading →

In World Series Game 6, Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura pays tribute to friend Oscar Taveras

Associated Press photo by MATT SLOCUM -- Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura throws during the first inning of Game 6 of the World Series against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday. The Royals won 10-0 in a game that lasted 3 hours, 21 minutes.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Yordano Ventura found his own way to honor his close friend Oscar Taveras on Tuesday night, pitching the Kansas City Royals past the San Francisco Giants in Game 6 of the World Series. With the initials of the late Cardinals outfielder scrawled on his hat, along with “RIP” and Taveras’ minor… Continue reading →

CFP rankings includes three SEC teams: Mississippi State, Auburn, Ole Miss

Associated Press photo by DAVID STEPHENSON -- Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott celebrates after running for a touchdown during last week's game against Kentucky at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky. Mississippi State won 45-31.

Mississippi State, Florida State, Auburn and Ole Miss are the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff rankings.… Continue reading →

Free agency looms after World Series

Associated Press photo by Matt Slocum -- San Francisco's Pablo Sandoval celebrates after scoring on a two-run RBI double by Juan Perez during the eighth inning of Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday in San Francisco. Sandoval will be biggest name on the Giants eligible for free agency this offseason.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The raucous roar at Kauffman Stadium swelled with every batter in the second inning and then got louder the rest of the night. As bouncers rolled by infielders and bloops dropped in front of outfielders, it became clear this World Series was headed to a climactic Game 7 — just like… Continue reading →

Redskins surprise Cowboys in overtime to snap Dallas’ six-game winning streak

Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, right, and team medical staff help Tony Romo (9) off the field after Romo was injured on a sack by Washington Redskins' Keenan Robinson during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

ARLINGTON, Texas — Colt McCoy’s successful return to Texas trumped Tony Romo’s dramatic return to the game. McCoy directed Washington to Kai Forbath’s 40-yard field goal in overtime and Dallas was unable to answer after Romo came back from an injury to his surgically repaired back, sending the Redskins to a 20-17 victory on Monday… Continue reading →

Sports on the air for October 28

TV WORLD SERIES 7 p.m. -- Giants at Royals -- Fox NBA 7 p.m. -- Magic at Pelicans -- FSNO 7 p.m. -- Mavericks at Spurs -- TNT 9:30 p.m. -- Rockets at Lakers -- TNT COLLEGE FOOTBALL 5 p.m. -- Inside LSU -- FSNO COLLEGE SPORTS 6 p.m. -- SEC… Continue reading →

Juan Perez delivers for Giants, fallen friend Oscar Taveras

Associated Press photo by Jeff Chiu -- San Francisco Giants left fielder Juan Perez is congratulated after hitting two-run RBI double during the eighth inning of the Giants' 5-0 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday in San Francisco. He had learned just  hours before that his friend, Oscar Taveras, had been killed in a car crash.

SAN FRANCISCO — Juan Perez heard an upsetting rumor from a baseball official in the dugout during Game 5 of the World Series then hurried up the steps to the San Francisco Giants’ clubhouse to listen to the television broadcast for the news. “I just overheard behind my back, ‘Oscar Taveras has had a car… Continue reading →

Today’s broadcast highlights

TV NFL 11:30 a.m. -- Payton news conference -- CST 2:30 p.m. -- Texans news conference -- FSNO 7:15 p.m. -- Redskins at Cowboys -- ESPN 11 p.m. -- Cowboys Game Night -- FSNO COLLEGE SPORTS 6 p.m. -- SEC Now -- SEC NBA 2 p.m. -- Thunder media day -- FSNO 3:30 p.m. -- Spurs season preview --… Continue reading →

Serena Williams wins fifth WTA Finals title

Serena Williams of the U.S. holds her trophy aloft after defeating Romania's Simona Halep in the singles final at the WTA tennis finals in Singapore, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

SINGAPORE — Serena Williams beat Simona Halep 6-3, 6-0 on Sunday to win her third-successive title at the WTA Finals — and her fifth overall. Halep easily beat Williams just four days earlier during the group stage of the tournament, but Williams turned that around with an aggressive game plan that unsettled the Romanian player. Williams won… Continue reading →

Foster’s three TDs carry Texans past Titans 30-16

Tennessee Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger (7) and backup quarterback Charlie Whitehurst, right, look at the scoreboard in the fourth quarter of their 30-16 loss to the Houston Texans in an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — J.J. Watt takes the NFL very seriously, so he gave Titans rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger a reminder that this isn’t high school by mocking the first-time starter with a pretend selfie. Watt celebrated and sent his message after coming up with two sacks, a batted pass he nearly picked off and a… Continue reading →

Robert Streb rallies to win McGladrey Classic in playoff

Associated Press photo by Stephen B. Morton -- Robert Streb hits off the second tee during the final round of the McGladrey Classic on Sunday in St. Simons Island, Ga. Streb rallied from five down to win the tournament on the second playoff hole.

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — Robert Streb made the last of his 10 birdies on the second extra hole, winning a three-way playoff in the McGladrey Classic on Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory. Streb rallied from a five-shot deficit in the final round with a 7-under 63. He waited 90 minutes… Continue reading →

Will Clark recalls ‘Earthquake Series’

Associated Press file photo by Ben Margot -- Former Giants and Jesuit High star Will Clark  said he has vivid memories of the day a major earthquake interrupted the 1989 World Series and Candlestick Park swayed ahead of Game 3 of the Bay Bridge Series against the Oakland Athletics.

SAN FRANCISCO — Will Clark remembers each moment of that day when a major earthquake interrupted the 1989 World Series, from the sprint out to center field he had just completed during warmups to the fear and chaos that followed in the ballpark and well beyond. The former Giants star first baseman, now part… Continue reading →