Royals edge Giants 3-2 for 2-1 World Series lead

San Francisco Giants' Gregor Blanco is out at first as he dives with Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer covering during the seventh inning of Game 3 of baseball's World Series Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — All season long and deep into October, the Kansas City Royals have relied on their winning formula of fundamental baseball: sparkling defense, a dominant bullpen and just enoug

Lloyd leads US women past Mexico 3-0

United States midfielder Megan Rapinoe (15) heads the ball in the first half against Mexico during a CONCACAF semifinal soccer match in Philadelphia, Pa., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — After the United States’ path to the World Cup hit a snag four years ago, Carli Lloyd was happy to help send the team through smoothly this time.

Jamie McMurray bests Chase drivers to win pole

Jamie McMurray celebrates after winning the pole with his son, Carter, after qualifying for Sunday's Sprint Cup Series auto race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jamie McMurray bumped all eight of NASCAR’s championship contenders with a surprising pole-winning run Friday at Martinsville Speedway.

Royals clobber Giants 7-2 to even World Series

Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez and Greg Holland celebrate after Game 2 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals won 7-2 to tie the series at 1-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — 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.

Manning won’t laugh at a keep-away encore

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2014, file photo, San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, left, and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning greet each other at midfield after the Broncos beat the Chargers 24-17 in an NFL AFC division playoff football game in Denver. The Broncos fear no one in the AFC, nor should they given their recent record. There is one opponent that gets Peyton Manning and company a bit unsettled, though, and that's who they take on Thursday night, Oct. 23, 2014, when the San Diego Chargers come visiting. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)

DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning laughed when his receivers played hot potato with his record-setting memento last weekend.

Seahawks look to rebound after 2 losses

Seattle Seahawks running back Robert Turbin, left, and Jermaine Kearse are unable to catch a pass in the end zone as St. Louis Rams linebacker James Laurinaitis (55) defends on a two-point conversion attempt in fourth quarter action during an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Chris Lee)

RENTON, Wash.

Pence shakes up Royals with homer

San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence watches his two-run home run during the first inning of Game 1 of baseball's World Series Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hunter Pence most definitely found the right place.

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