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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Sunday 28 November 2010
Imagine if the Premier League title race was fixed. Not by corrupt players or match officials in the pay of gambling syndicates, but by an unholy alliance of Premier League executives and club owners keen to heighten the drama, thereby increasing television audiences and revenue.
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.
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.
Friday 08 October 2010
"There is," declared one notable Liverpool supporter yesterday, "only one reason why people like this buy football clubs – to make money." That he was standing outside Stamford Bridge, possibly the biggest sporting plaything we will ever see, did not add weight to his argument. But the suspicion that prickles among the club's fans is readily understandable, and matches that troubling the minds of the Red Sox Nation when John W Henry and his partners first arrived in Boston in 2002.
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.
Tuesday 12 January 2010
Former St Louis Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire has admitted using steroids when he was a player, including 1998 when he broke the single-season home-run record.
Wednesday 16 December 2009
Liverpool co-owner Tom Hicks has moved a step closer to selling the Texas Rangers Major League Baseball franchise in a move that could free up funds for his indebted Barclays Premier League club.
Thursday 05 November 2009
"Godzilla" hit the headlines across Japan today, but the news was all about baseballs, not buildings, being crushed after New York Yankees slugger Hideki Matsui was crowned the World Series' Most Valuable Player.
Saturday 24 October 2009
Wednesday 22 April 2009
Saturday 11 April 2009
Saturday 25 October 2008
Tuesday 21 October 2008
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