Thursday October 30th, 2014

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Baseball

  • World Series…The Giants are the giants in baseball-beating the Kansas City Royals (4-3) to win their 3rd World Series in 5-years under Manager Bruce Bochy….Pitching ace Madison Bumgarner, on 2-days rest, throws 5-shutout innings, gives up 2-hits, and throws 68-pitches to preserve the win…Pablo Sandoval (3-3)-finished the Fall Classic with (.429) average…Hunter Pence had 2-more hits (.444)…Mike Morse 2RBIs…Giants 2nd baseman Joe Panik snuffed out a rally with a diving double play stop of a ground ball…the Giants won an instant replay challenge….Juan Perez made a key catch of a slicing fly ball in left to stop another rally….Bumgarner wins 3-of the 4-World Series games….he is now (5-0) in his career in the World Series with a (0.25ERA) at age 25.
  • Cubs..Reports everywhere they are about to hire ex-Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon and will eat the 2Y-left on Rich Renteria’s contract.
  • Texas..Offers its bench coach job to Steve Beuchele on their new staff.
  • St Louis…More than 4,000 show up for the funeral of Cardinals rookie outfielder Oscar Taverez in the Dominican Republic…amongst those on hand-David Ortiz, Alfredo Simon, Carlos Martinez…Cards GM-John Mozeliak and Manager Mike Matheny.
  • Cubs..Take Josh Vitters..Ryan Kalish..James McDonald off 40-man roster.
  • Reds..Buyout contract of Ryan Ludwick-gets 4.5M payout…Jack Hannrihan.
  • Washington..Release-P-Ross Ohlendorft.
  • Orioles..Release-P-Evan Meek.
  • Jose Canseco-may lose index finger on right hand after surgery-shot himself in hand cleaning ‘loaded’ handgun.

Football

  • Chargers..RB-Donald Brown returns to practice-missed 3W with concussion…Still out of practice-RB-Ryan Mathews-knee…CB-Brandon Flowers-concussion…S-Jahleel Addae-concussion…CB-Jason Verrett-labrum….TV ratings from last week..Chargers-Broncos-Thursday nite game-highest rated TV show in country 20.2M watched it.
  • Bengals..LB-Vontaze Burfect-out 2W-scope surgery-knee…WR-AJ Green returns to practice after toe issues.
  • Cowboys..QB-Tony Romo-held out of workouts bruised back-no damage to discs in back.
  • 49ers..OG-Mike Iupati returns to practice after concussion.
  • Cardinals..CB-Patrick Peterson-concussion free back on field.
  • Ravens..DT-Chris Canty cleared to play after staph infection surgery-wrist..CB-Lardarius Webb-back..CB-Jim Smith-foot-out with injuries.
  • Panthers..OT-Byron Bell-out with knee issues .
  • Jaguars…IR-S-Allan Ball-torn bicep…TE-Marcedes Lewis-practices
  • Vikings..DE-Brian Robison-out with glute injury.
  • Seahawks..LB-Bobby Wagner-ruled out another week.
  • Redskins..QB-Robert Griffin III-named starter this week-vs-Minnesota..recovered from dislocated ankle.
  • Browns..Rookie QB-Johnny Manziel upset at remaining backup QB heading to week 8 of season.
  • Patriots..Sign-FA-DT-Allan Branch-ex-Bills
  • Dallas..Signs FA-LB-Tim Dobbins-ex Dolphin.
  • Seahawks..Sign-FA-LB-LJ Ford.
  • Giants..Sign-FA-CB-Mike Harris-Lions
  • Rams..Release-QB-Case Keenum
  • Jaguars..Sign-FA-S-Tommie Campbell.
  • Miami..WR-Mike Wallace says Dolphins “offense is bleep”..Scored 13P-vs-Jaguars..was outgained 199-3 in 2-quarters…ranked 25th in passing.
  • Thursday Night Football…New Orleans Saints-vs-Carolina Panthers…Both (3-4) in bad NFC South-teams combined (9-20) this year.
  • San Francisco…Mourning passing of 1950s WR-K-Gordy Soltau of the 49ers…passed away (89)..had 25TDs-50FGs in career.
  • Georgia..Hands out additional 4G-suspension RB-Todd Gurley-taking 3,000-boosters for autographs last two years.
  • Utah..Loses top WR-Dres Anderson-knee ligament damage.
  • Army..Disciplines head coach Jeff Monken-for illegal recruiting of prospective Cadets with alcohol-cheerleaders.
  • Florida AM…AD-Kellen Winslow fires football coach Earl Holmes (5-14) record over two years.
  • College FB Playoff rankings out…1-Miss State..2-FSU..3-Auburn..4-Ole Miss…5-Oregon.

Basketball

  • Lakers-L-Phoenix Suns..Cannot shoot 3’s-Cannot defend…Lakers fall to (0-2)..Suns hit 16-3’s…Shoot 54% floor…Kobe Bryant (31P)…Ed Davis (14P)…No-one else did anything….Lakers lost by 18-20 in first two games….In preseason lost games by 18-21-33-41 points.
  • Lakers…Surgery-lst round pick-F-Julius Randle-broken tibia-will miss entire season..clean break-will heal completely.
  • NYK-L-Chicago..Bulls put 24P-beating on Knicks in debut of Phil Jackson-Derek Fisher’s team…NY trailed by 31-in 3rd quarter at home.
  • Miami-W-Washington..Chris Bosh (26P-15R) in Heat first game without LeBron James.
  • Clippers..Open season tonite hosting Oklahoma City.
  • Sacramento Kings..Break ground on new 447M-Arena-downtown…will be ready opening night night 2016.
  • Mavericks..Sign FA-G-JJ Barea-just released Minnesota.
  • Dan Peters…Longtime assistant to Bob Huggins-assistant coach at Cincinnati-Ohio State-passes from cancer (59).

Hockey

  • Gordie Howe…In guarded condition, paralyzed on right side-loss of speech-severe stroke in Texas…resting comfortably.
  • Tonite…LA Kings (6-1-2) play at Pittsburgh….Ducks (8-2) at St. Louis.
  • Buffalo…Heavily criticized for poor team on ice…(2-8) already this year..had just 10-shots on goal in Toronto in game on Tuesday.

General

  • Indy Car..AJ Foyt-will run 2-car team for full schedule next year…signs Jack Hawksworth to team with Japanese star Takumo Sato.

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