Archive for October, 2015

American Pharoah wins Breeders’ Cup Classic in last event

Saturday, October 31st, 2015
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Triple Crown champion American Pharoah took charge out of the gate, winning the $5 million US Breeders' Cup Classic by 6 1/2 lengths Saturday in his final race before retirement.

Stampeders crush Roughriders

Saturday, October 31st, 2015
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The Calgary Stampeders stayed in the race for first place in the CFL's West Division for at least another day, as the defending Grey Cup champions improved to 13-4 after a 42-19 win over the visiting Saskatchewan Roughriders on Saturday.

San Francisco 49ers release Australian Jarryd Hayne (Reuters)

Saturday, October 31st, 2015
(Reuters) - The San Francisco 49ers waived former Australian Rugby League star Jarryd Hayne on Saturday. Hayne, a running back, was let go to make room for Kendall Gaskins, who was promoted from the team’s practice squad, the National Football League team said. The 27-year-old Hayne had an impressive training camp and made San Francisco's opening day roster.

Former Aussie rugby league star Hayne cut by NFL's 49ers (AFP)

Saturday, October 31st, 2015
Australian Jarryd Hayne, the former rugby league star who jumped to American football this season, was released on Saturday by the NFL's San Francisco 49ers. On the eve of the 49ers' game against St. Louis, they announced running back Kendall Gaskins was joining the active roster from the practice squad at the expense of Hayne. The 27-year-old from Sydney played for the Parramatta Eels in Australia's National Rugby League from 2006-2014, taking Player of the Year honors in 2009 and 2014 before he left to make his bid to join the NFL.

Ashley Wagner wins ladies’ singles gold at Skate Canada

Saturday, October 31st, 2015
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American Ashley Wagner has won gold in ladies' singles at Skate Canada International.

Giants sign Morris from practice squad, waive McGee (The Associated Press)

Saturday, October 31st, 2015
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- The New York Giants have signed linebacker James Morris off their practice squad and waived cornerback Brandon McGee.

Canada’s St-Gelais, Boutin win silvers in short track World Cup

Saturday, October 31st, 2015
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Canada's Marianne St-Gelais and Kim Boutin won silver medals at the short track speed skating World Cup on Saturday in Montreal. St-Gelais's silver was in the 1000 metre discipline, while Boutin finished silver in the 1500 metre race.

Raiders promote LB Korey Toomer from practice squad (The Associated Press)

Saturday, October 31st, 2015
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Raiders have signed promoted linebacker Korey Toomer from the practice squad..

49ers waive ex-rugby star Hayne, promote RB Gaskins (The Associated Press)

Saturday, October 31st, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- The San Francisco 49ers have waived former Australian Rugby League star Jarryd Hayne.

Josh Lambo, from promising soccer star to promising Chargers kicker (Shutdown Corner)

Saturday, October 31st, 2015