October 26th, 2014

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Aldo beats Mendes by unanimous decision in UFC 179 to keep his featherweight title

RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazilian Jose Aldo beat American Chad Mendes by unanimous decision to successfully defend his featherweight title in UFC 179 at Maracanazinho arena early Sunday. With the victory, Aldo remained the only champion the division has known and extended his winning streak to 15, one ... Read More »

Panda-monium: Sandoval, Pence help Giants rally, beat Royals 11-4 to tie World Series at 2-all

SAN FRANCISCO – Down three runs and in danger of getting pushed to the World Series brink, Pablo Sandoval and the San Francisco Giants raised up some Panda-monium. Sandoval’s single set up the tying run in the fifth inning and the 2012 Series MVP followed with a go-ahead, ... Read More »

Joel Ward scores twice, including winner, as Capitals beat Flames 3-1

CALGARY – Joel Ward scored twice – including the game-winner – to lead the Washington Capitals to a 3-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Saturday. Ward’s second of the night 5:31 into the second period broke a 1-1 tie and gave the Capitals a lead they would ... Read More »

Waston heads Vancouver into MLS playoffs as Whitecaps down Rapids 1-0

VANCOUVER – Kendall Waston scored in the 70th minute Saturday as the Vancouver Whitecaps clinched a Major League Soccer playoff spot with a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids. The hulking defender flung himself at a Pedro Morales corner kick to head home a goal his team desperately ... Read More »

Pence and Sandoval help Giants charge back, beat Royals 11-4 to tie World Series at 2 apiece

SAN FRANCISCO – Hunter Pence and Pablo Sandoval charged up a pulsating crowd with their shouts and swings, and the San Francisco Giants surged past the Kansas City Royals 11-4 Saturday to tie the World Series at two games apiece. Down by three runs in the early going ... Read More »

Tigers top Hitmen in barn burner

The Medicine Hat Tigers allowed more than two goals for the first time this season, but came out on top in a 7-5 victory over the Calgary Hitmen at The Arena Saturday.The Tigers jumped to a 2-0 lead on goals from Markus Eisenschmid and Matt Bradley, but Calgary ... Read More »

Canadian teen Nam Nguyen wins bronze medal in senior Grand Prix debut

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – Canada’s world junior champion Nam Nguyen landed a quadruple Salchow and two triple Axels to win a bronze medal at Skate America on Saturday, in his senior Grand Prix debut. Tatsuki Machida of Japan took the gold medal with 269.09 points, Jason Brown of ... Read More »

Toronto FC ends disappointing season with 1-0 loss to New England

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney wanted to find out more about his team’s collective character ahead of Saturday’s season finale against the Revolution. And he certainly did, but not in the manner he imagined. After keeping the post-season bound Revolution at bay for much of ... Read More »

US: Ambassador Power to visit 3 Ebola-ravaged countries in West Africa

The United States ambassador to the United Nations is on her way to visit all three of the West African countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak, amid rising calls for travel restrictions back home in the U.S. Samantha Power will visit Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea “to ... Read More »

B.C. Lions playoff bound as they end Bombers’ dreams with 28-23 win

WINNIPEG – The B.C. Lions clinched a spot in the CFL playoffs on Saturday night with a 28-23 victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers – but the win may have come at a cost. The Lions (9-7) lost starting quarterback Kevin Glenn to a big hit from Bombers’ ... Read More »