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10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos

10ThingstoSeeSports - Crystal Palace's Fraizer Campbell, left, competes for the ball with Chelseas Thibaut Courtois during their English Premier League soccer match at Selhurst Park, London, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:29:39 -0400
Your Top Plays for Today

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) greets San Diego Chargers coach Mike McCoy after an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Denver. The Broncos won 35-21. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:01:30 -0400
Denmark's Olesen leads by three at Perth International

Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark hits a shot during the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club on August 10, 2014 in Louisville, KentuckyDenmark's Thorbjorn Olesen will take a three-shot lead into Sunday's final round of the Perth International as he looks for his first win in two years at Lake Karrinyup. Olesen fired a five-under 67 in Saturday's hird round and leads the European Tour co-sanctioned tournament at 16-under 200 from South Korean Sihwan Kim. "It's been a couple of years since I won, so definitely I'll feel the nerves," said Olesen, whose only main tour success came at the 2012 Sicilian Open. "I've been in contention in big tournaments and I know how it feels," added Olesen, who finished sixth at The Masters in 2013.

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 06:28:34 -0400
Royals hold off Giants to take Series lead

MLB: World Series-Kansas City Royals at San Francisco GiantsBy Larry Fine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Kansas City Royals followed their formula for success to perfection turning a tight game over to their "monstrous" bullpen to beat the San Francisco Giants on Friday and seize the upper hand in the World Series. After each team claimed a lopsided win in the first two games of the best-of-seven, Game Three was a 3-2 nailbiter that gave the visitors a 2-1 lead in the series. The pivotal victory was preserved by four hitless innings thrown by Royals relievers. ...

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:02:12 -0400
Giants hope 2012 adversity helps them overcome Royals

By Larry Fine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The San Francisco Giants hope to be able to draw on their experience in the 2012 postseason as they battle to overcome a 2-1 deficit to the Kansas City Royals in the World Series. The 3-2 loss on Friday gave the visiting Royals a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven. Teams winning Game Three in a World Series that was tied 1-1 have gone on to win two-thirds of the time. "It was a good battle," said Giants right-fielder Hunter Pence. "We just got to keep plugging away. That's the game of baseball. ...

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:52:10 -0400
Nightmare bullpen, dream start for Guthrie lift Royals

By Larry Fine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Kansas City manager Ned Yost could barely wait to unleash his scariest weapon, the remarkable set of relievers who preserved the lead to give the Royals the upper hand in the World Series on Friday. "Monstrous," Royals manager Ned Yost said about his bullpen after the 3-2 victory gave Kansas City a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven Major League Baseball championship. "The key factor in all of this for us is timely hitting, great defense, really solid starting pitching, but dynamic back of the bullpen. ...

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:51:09 -0400
Royals edge Giants to take Series lead

Gregor Blanco of the San Francisco Giants is out as he dives into first base as Eric Hosmer of the Kansas City Royals catches the ball during Game Three of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park on October 24, 2014 in San Francisco, CaliforniaThe Kansas City Royals edged the San Francisco Giants 3-2 on Friday to grab the upper hand in the 110th World Series. The Royals won their second straight game to take a 2-1 lead in Major League Baseball's best-of-seven championship final, and will try to take a stranglehold on the series in game four on Saturday. Lorenzo Cain, Alex Gordon and Eric Hosmer all delivered run-scoring hits for the Royals.

Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:47:14 -0400
Henley grabs lead at McGladrey Classic

Russell Henley tees off on the 8th hole during the second round of The McGladrey Classic at Sea Island's Seaside Course on October 24, 2014 in Sea Island, GeorgiaAmerican Russell Henley vaulted into the lead at the PGA Tour's McGladrey Classic after carding a seven-under 63 on Friday at the Seaside Course. Henley moved one shot in front of the field as he finished two rounds at nine-under-par 131. I got one or two nice breaks and felt good with the putter so it was a nice round," Henley said. Brian Harman, who shared the first-round lead with Erik Compton, Will Mackenzie and Michael Thompson, posted a three-under 67 in round two.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:21:32 -0400
Joe Maddon ends decade-long Rays tenure

Joe Maddon of the Tampa Bay Rays watches from the dugout during their game against the Baltimore Orioles, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, on September 5, 2014Joe Maddon, who led Tampa Bay Rays to a World Series berth in 2008, has stepped down after almost a decade at the helm, the Major League Baseball club said. The long-time manager's exit came after Maddon exercised an opt-out clause in his contract. The 60-year-old presided over the Rays during their most successful period in the franchise's 17-year history. It followed the departure of longtime executive Andrew Friedman, who was hired by the Los Angeles Dodgers last week.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:58:30 -0400
PGA president sacked over Poulter 'lil girl' jibe

PGA of America President Ted Bishop, pictured during the PGA Grand Slam of Golf at Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton, Bermuda, on October 15, 2014Palm Beach Gardens (United States) (AFP) - Ted Bishop has been sacked as president of the PGA of America, less than a day after he branded Ian Poulter a "lil girl" on Twitter.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:53:33 -0400
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