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Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.
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McIlroy wants to win Dunhill for dad
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:06:54 -0400
London (AFP) - Ryder Cup star Rory McIlroy hopes to cap an already stellar year by marking his father's 55th birthday on Sunday with victory in the Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.
National Football League roundup
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:11:22 -0400
(The Sports Xchange) - Injured Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer missed practice Wednesday to visit a specialist about a nerve problem in his throwing shoulder. Palmer hoped to return for Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos, but that now appears iffy. - - Carolina Panthers defensive lineman Frank Alexander was suspended 10 games without pay by the NFL for violating the league's policy on substances of abuse, the NFL announced Wednesday. ...
Major League Baseball roundup
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:46:22 -0400
(The Sports Xchange) - Major League Baseball announced Wednesday that experimental speed-up rules will be tested during games at the 2014 Arizona Fall League. Commissioner Bud Selig established a committee on Sept. 22 to improve the pace of play. A series of initiatives will be tried when the Arizona Fall League opens Oct. 7 and runs until Nov. 15. - - Right-hander Michael Wacha was left out of the St. Louis Cardinals' starting rotation and teammates A.J. Pierzynski and Jason Motte were not on the roster for the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. ...
DirecTV keeps NFL Sunday Ticket in $1.5 billion a year deal
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:37:12 -0400
By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - DirecTV extended its exclusive contract to sell the Sunday Ticket package of National Football League games, and sources said the company will pay $1.5 billion a year to keep the popular offering that has helped attract subscribers. The agreement announced on Wednesday removes a potential roadblock to AT&T Inc's proposed $48.5 billion purchase of the satellite TV provider. AT&T had the right to pull out of the deal if DirecTV was unable to renew its Sunday Ticket pact. ...
DirecTV to pay $1.5 billion a year for NFL Sunday Ticket: source
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:37:47 -0400
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - DirecTV will pay the National Football League an average of $1.5 billion a year over eight years for exclusive rights to sell its Sunday Ticket package of weekly games, a source familiar with the agreement said on Wednesday. (Reporting by Lisa Richwine; Editing by Chris Reese)
Panthers' Alexander banned 10 games for doping
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:33:31 -0400
(Reuters) - Carolina Panthers defensive end Frank Alexander has been suspended 10 games without pay for violating the National Football League's policy on substances of abuse, the league said on Wednesday. Alexander, who missed the first four games of this season due to a previous violation of the policy, will be eligible to return following his team's Dec. 14 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 24-year-old, selected by the Panthers in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, returned from his earlier ban on Monday to be suspended just two days later. ...
Ex-NFLer Hernandez's lawyers seek to have phone evidence tossed
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:30:05 -0400
By Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER Mass. (Reuters) - Lawyers for ex-National Football League star Aaron Hernandez squabbled with prosecutors in court on Wednesday over whether law enforcement had legally seized his cellphone as evidence while investigating a shooting death last year. Hernandez, a former New England Patriots tight end, is awaiting trial on charges of murdering semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd last year, and prosecutors want to use the phone as evidence in his trial, due to begin in January. ...
Exclusive: For most Americans, spanking is OK, implements are not - Reuters/Ipsos poll
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:24:20 -0400
By David Bailey (Reuters) - Nearly seven in 10 Americans believe spanking a child is acceptable at home and a majority say corporal punishment is tolerable provided it does not involve implements such as the one a National Football League star used on his son, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found. The findings help explain where Americans stand on corporal punishment after the indictment on child abuse charges of Adrian Peterson, a top NFL running back, in a case that sparked a contentious public debate over what is acceptable. ...
MLB seeks to pick up pace of play
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:53:06 -0400
New York (AFP) - Major League Baseball will test rules designed to speed up games during the 2014 Arizona Fall League.
McIlroy voted US PGA Tour Player of Year
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:17:41 -0400
Los Angeles (AFP) - Back-to-back major titles, with a World Golf Championships crown tossed in for good measure, saw Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy voted the US PGA Tour's Player of the Year by his peers.
McIlroy named PGA Tour Player of the Year
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:08:07 -0400
(Reuters) - Northern Irish world number one Rory McIlroy was named on Wednesday as the PGA Tour's Player of the Year for a second time after a stellar 2014 campaign highlighted by two major victories. The 25-year-old, who first landed the coveted honor in 2012, won consecutive majors this season at the British Open and PGA Championship, sandwiched around his victory at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. McIlroy won out over Billy Horschel, Martin Kaymer, Jimmy Walker and Bubba Watson in a vote of his peers. ...
Golf-McIlroy named PGA Tour Player of the Year
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:11:37 -0400
Oct 1 (Reuters) - Northern Irish world number one Rory McIlroy was named on Wednesday as the PGA Tour's Player of the Year for a second time after a stellar 2014 campaign highlighted by two major victories. The 25-year-old, who first landed the coveted honour voted upon by his peers in 2012, won consecutive majors this season at the British Open and PGA Championship, sandwiched around his victory at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. (Reporting by Andrew Both; Editing by Steve Keating)