- 6 more sports sign up with IOC's Olympic Channel
The Herald-Mail, Tuesday - 10/25/2016 - 10:17 AM
Six additional sports have signed deals with the Olympic Channel to have some of their events shown on the new digital outlet.
- Want to see World Series at Wrigley? It will cost thousands
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Monday - 10/24/2016 - 04:49 PM
Fans hoping to see the Cubs play in the World Series for the first time since 1945 are finding a seat could cost more than what their grandparents paid for their houses.
- Indians embrace underdog role in World Series against Cubs
Daily Oklahoman, Monday - 10/24/2016 - 02:47 PM
Any other year, against any other team, the Cleveland Indians would be the sentimental choice in this year's World Series. You know, because of that long championship drought and all. But not against the Chicago Cubs. The lovable Cubbies, who captured the nation's heart by exorcising curses and winning their first NL pennant since 1945 on Saturday night and are aiming for their first Series title since 1908, are a popular pick. The odds makers in Las Vegas have pegged the Cubs as heavy favorites going into Game 1 on Tuesday night. Heck, even First Fan Barack Obama, a die-hard White Sox supporter, said he was happy to see the North Side of Chicago rocking. Well, all the love toward the NL champions has left the Indians as underdogs — a role they've embraced this October. "We believe in each other," first baseman Mike Napoli said Sunday before the Indians held a workout and simulated game at Progressive Field.
- In soccer-crazed Brazil, game central to mayoral runoff
Kansas City Star, Monday - 10/24/2016 - 12:49 AM
In soccer-crazed Brazil, the game is proving central to the sport of electoral politics in one major city amid growing disgust with career politicians. The mayoral runoff in Belo Horizonte, …
- Cubs beat Dodgers 5-0 to reach 1st World Series since 1945
Daily Oklahoman, Sunday - 10/23/2016 - 12:02 AM
Cursed by a Billy Goat, bedeviled by Bartman and crushed by decades of disappointment, the Chicago Cubs are at long last headed back to the World Series. Kyle Hendricks outpitched Clayton Kershaw, Anthony Rizzo and Willson Contreras homered early and the Cubs won their first pennant since 1945, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 Saturday night in Game 6 of the NL Championship Series. The drought ended when closer Aroldis Chapman got Yasiel Puig to ground into a double play, setting off a wild celebration at Wrigley Field. Seeking their first title since 1908, manager Joe Maddon's team opens the World Series at Cleveland on Tuesday night.
- Anthem singer at Heat-76ers game kneels during performance
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Saturday - 10/22/2016 - 06:47 AM
A woman performing the national anthem before an NBA preseason game in Miami on Friday night did so while kneeling at midcourt, and opening her jacket to show a shirt with the phrase "Black Lives Matter."
- European Olympic body: Hickey's health deteriorating in Rio
The Herald-Mail, Saturday - 10/22/2016 - 03:05 AM
The acting head of the European Olympic Committees has called for its president, Patrick Hickey, to be allowed to leave Brazil and return to Ireland for health reasons.
- Cubs beat Dodgers 8-4, head home with 3-2 lead in NLCS
Miami Herald, Friday - 10/21/2016 - 10:47 AM
Jon Lester pitched seven sharp innings, Addison Russell hit a tiebreaking homer and the Chicago Cubs moved one win from their first World Series trip in 71 years by beating …
- NCAA accuses Louisville over escort allegations
Tampa Tribune, Thursday - 10/20/2016 - 09:08 AM
- ON FOOTBALL: Will Vegas and Raiders be a match?
Associated Press, Thursday - 10/20/2016 - 02:31 AM
As much as Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis wishes otherwise, a decision on allowing him to move his franchise to Las Vegas isn't likely to come anytime soon.
- LEADING OFF: Indians get break, Jays prep for free agency
Daily Oklahoman, Wednesday - 10/19/2016 - 09:48 PM
A look at what's happening all around the majors Thursday: ___ WORLD AFFAIRS The Cleveland Indians get a while to rest before hosting Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night.
- Raiders owner Mark Davis makes presentation to NFL owners
Waco Tribune-Herald, Wednesday - 10/19/2016 - 08:47 PM
- On Merritt: Indians head to World Series, top Jays in ALCS
The Herald-Mail, Wednesday - 10/19/2016 - 07:48 PM
A most unlikely pitching performance helped put a most unexpected team into the World Series.