Posts Tagged United States

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) — Sparkling defense, a stingy bullpen and just enough timely hitting. That same winning formula of fundamental baseball put the Kansas City Royals on top in the World Series.

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Iginla leads Avalanche past Canucks 7-3

Colorado Avalanche center Ryan O'Reilly, left, races to the puck with Vancouver Canucks defensemna Luca Sbisa, of Italy, in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Denver, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) — Jarome Iginla collected his first two goals for Colorado and had an assist, helping the Avalanche beat the Vancouver Canucks 7-3 on Friday night.

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Benn, Spezza score in SO, Stars edge Devils

Dallas Stars' Jason Spezza (90) scores a goal against New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider during a shootout t an NHL hockey game Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Newark, N.J. The Stars won 3-2. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Once Dallas got New Jersey to a shootout, it was all over for the Devils.

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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.

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Rested Mavericks down short-handed Magic 117-92

Dallas Mavericks' Chandler Parsons, right, makes a move to the basket past Orlando Magic's Tobias Harris (12) during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks set out in the offseason to add depth in hopes of building a roster capable of competing with the upper tier of the Western Conference.

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