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Dec 1, 2013

Jets fall again as Super Bowl curse haunts home teams

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Reuters) – There are still nine weeks to go until the Super Bowl, the first to be played in the New York area, but already there is an air of resignation in the Big Apple.

The 48th Super Bowl, scheduled for February 2, 2014, might be the first to be played outdoors in a cold weather state, but it looks almost certain to continue the same pattern as all the others.

Nov 24, 2013

Chiefs lose again, Packers miss chance in rare tie

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Reuters) – The Kansas City Chiefs suffered their second straight loss of the season on Sunday, falling to the San Diego Chargers on a wild day of upsets, which included a rare tie, in the National Football League.

Just a week after their nine-game unbeaten start came to a shuddering halt, the Chiefs gave up a last-minute touchdown in a 41-38 defeat to the Chargers to slip to 9-2.

Nov 18, 2013

Seahawks and Saints win again, 49ers and Ravens lose

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Reuters) – The Seattle Seahawks, one of the favorites to win this season’s Super Bowl, chalked up their 10th win of the National Football League season on Sunday.

There are still six weeks to go in the regular season but the Seahawks are already living up to their billing as one of the teams to beat as their main foes falter.

Nov 17, 2013

Big Ben chimes for Pittsburgh in win over Lions

By Julian Linden

(Reuters) – Ben Roethlisberger, whose future with the Pittsburgh Steelers has been the source of speculation all week, produced one of his best games of the National Football League season on Sunday.

Just hours after his agents shot down rumors he could be traded, the two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback turned in a vintage performance to rally his struggling team to a 37-27 victory over the Detroit Lions.

Nov 4, 2013

Chiefs win again as upsets continue in NFL

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Reuters) – As the National Football League season passed the halfway point on Sunday, only one thing remained clear. Nothing this season can be taken for granted.

The NFL prides itself on being an evenly-balanced competition and the first nine weeks of the season have lived up to that billing with a series of unpredictable results.

Oct 31, 2013

Boston celebrates as World Series joy hits home

BOSTON (Reuters) – Even with the finish line in sight, Boston took one last deep breath on Wednesday night.

The Red Sox were just one out from clinching the World Series with a seemingly insurmountable 6-1 lead but a history of heartbreak had taught Bostonians that nothing can be taken for granted in baseball.

Oct 31, 2013

Cardinals look to bright future after Fenway failings

BOSTON (Reuters) – Fenway Park is an unforgiving place for losers. No-one knows that better than the Boston Red Sox.

They went 86 years between World Series victories until they broke their drought in 2004. On Wednesday, they clinched their first title at home since 1918, the last year Babe Ruth was with the team before being traded to the New York Yankees.

Oct 31, 2013

Big Papi delivers in World Series

BOSTON (Reuters) – David Ortiz capped an already stellar career by winning the Most Valuable Player award in the World Series on Wednesday and capturing the hearts of the Boston Nation.

Already a cult figure in New England, the Red Sox slugger was an unstoppable force during the series, smashing two home runs and batting a remarkable .733 (11-for-15) with six runs batted in for the six-game series.

Oct 25, 2013

Cards’ Matheny takes life’s lessons into manger role

BOSTON (Reuters) – As a former catcher, Mike Matheny knows that Major League Baseball, like life, throws up the odd curveball.

It is a lesson he has learnt the hard way and one that he applies to his new role as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Oct 25, 2013

Cardinals regain momentum by winning Game Two

BOSTON (Reuters) – The baseball gods were kinder to the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday as the errors that cost them dearly in first game of the World Series came to their rescue in the second.

“The guys stayed aggressive today. That’s the difference between yesterday and today,” said Cardinals manager Mike Matheny after his side rallied to win Game Two 4-2, a day after he had said he was embarrassed by their 8-1 loss in Game One.

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