It’s showtime again in LA as the world’s highest-priced sports team are closing in on their first appearance in the World Series for 25 years
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Friday 22 April 2011
A great American sports institution is on the brink of bankruptcy after its owners' fortunes were struck out
Saturday 02 April 2011
The Los Angeles Dodgers capitalised on San Francisco's error-strewn performance to hand last season's World Series champions a 2-1 defeat on Major League Baseball's opening day on Thursday.
Tuesday 22 March 2011
It's an old and often angry debate: during a national tragedy with thousands displaced, a nation traumatised and bodies still being counted, should athletes retire from the field in respectful silence – or play on? Japan's most popular sport has become the latest casualty of the country's worst disaster since the Second World War after baseball officials postponed the start of the season in one of the two professional leagues.
Tuesday 02 November 2010
More than a half-century after moving to San Francisco, the Giants are taking the World Series trophy to the city by the Bay for the first time.
Monday 01 November 2010
There was no sign of panic from the San Francisco Giants after they suffered their first loss in the World Series late on Saturday. After winning the first two games at home in the best-of-seven series, the Giants were brought back down to earth in a 4-2 setback on the road against the Texas Rangers.
Saturday 30 October 2010
The Texas Rangers vowed to make the best use of home-turf advantage after being humiliated by the San Francisco Giants 9-0 in Game Two on Thursday evening to fall 2-0 behind in the best-of-seven World Series.
Friday 29 October 2010
The opening game of the World Series was supposed to be a pitching duel, but batters ruled as the San Francisco Giants beat the Texas Rangers 11-7 to take an early lead in the best-of-seven series on Wednesday night.
Wednesday 27 October 2010
Monday 18 October 2010
San Francisco Giants' Tim Lincecum outduelled Roy Halladay in one of the most highly anticipated pitching battles in years as the Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 on Saturday in the opening game of the National League Championship Series.
Saturday 16 October 2010
Thursday 19 August 2010
For most students of history, the "shot heard around the world" is either the one at Concord, Massachusetts in 1775 that started the American War of Independence, or the one that killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914. But for baseball fans it means something else: the most famous home run of all, hit by Bobby Thomson to win the National League pennant for the New York Giants in 1951.
Friday 30 October 2009
The first World Series game played at the new Yankee Stadium was turned into a sombre affair by Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee. The left-hander gave the crowd of 50,207 little to cheer about while leading the 2008 World Series champions to a 6-1 victory over the New York Yankees in the first game of the 2009 Fall Classic on Wednesday.
Wednesday 28 October 2009
Saturday 24 October 2009
Friday 31 July 2009
Something will replace the Harry Potter franchise although it will take time and effort to match the success of the boy wizard. But Warner Bros is hungrier than ever to make sure that when Potter fizzles out on the big screen, there is a replacement multi-picture property cloaked in the wings.
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