Saturday, October 25, 2014


Broncos tighten grip on division

DENVER—With this much speed and acceleration, it’s no surprise Emmanuel Sanders is so adept at catching up.
Sanders waited six long weeks to join the list of players who have caught a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning.
Now he has four in less than a week.
Manning and Sanders connected for a trio of touchdowns last night in the Denver Broncos’ 35-21 victory over the San Diego Chargers.

Nash ruled out for entire season

LOS ANGELES—Steve Nash hoped for one more chance to show off his play-making skills after fighting injuries and time for two miserable years with the L.A. Lakers.
Instead, Nash couldn’t even make it to opening night in the 19th season of his remarkable career.

Royals to need pinch-hitters

SAN FRANCISCO—Playing under American League rules with few reliable options on the bench this season, no manager had as little use for pinch-hitters as Kansas City’s Ned Yost.
Now with the World Series shifting to San Francisco for Game 3 tonight, when the pitcher will bat instead of the designated hitter in the NL park, Yost might need to make some extra moves.

Miller solid in beating former team

ST. LOUIS—Ryan Miller was looking forward to his return to St. Louis with his new team—and the former Sabres’ and Blues’ goalie made the most of it.
Miller made 15 of his season-high 31 saves in the third period, and the Vancouver Canucks scored three times in the final 15:06 of the game, to beat the Blues 4-1.

Raptors beat Israeli team

By Lori Ewing

TORONTO—Until last night, Raptors’ rookie Lucas Nogueira was known more for his crazy hair than any heroics on the hardcourt in Toronto.

‘Smart blade’ aims to benefit figure skaters

VANCOUVER—Triple axel, death spiral, lutz, salchow, quadruple: figure skating even sounds painful.
It is estimated that the magnitude of force on a skaters’ body when they land on the ice can be up to six times their body weight.
Injuries are common and can be career-ending.

Flyers beat Penguins again

PITTSBURGH—The Pittsburgh Penguins dug into their past hoping to recreate a little magic.
It did little to stop the Philadelphia Flyers from controlling the present.
R.J. Umberger and Matt Read scored two minutes apart in the third period as the Flyers continued their road dominance over their in-state rivals with a convincing 5-3 win last night.

Vikings still stinging from loss

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.—Trying to get Minnesota’s secondary aligned right, Chad Greenway had his head turned as Buffalo quickly snapped the ball on a last-chance fourth-and-20 on Sunday.
The ninth-year veteran linebacker recovered enough from the split-second delay to match strides with tight end Scott Chandler, his former college teammate, on a route up the seam.

Shootings postpone Leafs-Senators game

OTTAWA—The NHL postponed last night’s game between the Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs following the shootings on Parliament Hill and at the National War Memorial.
The date and time of the rescheduled game will be announced later, the NHL said in a statement.

Royals pull even in World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Salvador Perez shouted at Hunter Strickland, who shouted right back.
The Kansas City Royals streamed from their dugout; the San Francisco Giants from their own.
And for a tense moment in the sixth inning last night, Kauffman Stadium was consumed by chaos.
The one thing that was clear? The World Series suddenly had some life.

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