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Nov 21, 2014

Bills-Jets game will not be held in snowy Buffalo

By Larry Fine

(Reuters) – Sunday’s scheduled National Football League game between the New York Jets and the homestanding Bills will not be played in Buffalo due to the heavy snow that has paralyzed western New York, the league announced on Thursday.

The contest will be rescheduled and relocated as part of the current week of games, the NFL said. Numerous reports said it may be played in either Detroit or Washington.

Nov 19, 2014

Peterson lawyer, NFL official duel over Goodell decision

By Larry Fine

(Reuters) – The National Football League believes the Adrian Peterson child punishment case has an important ripple-effect, but his lawyer insists Commissioner Roger Goodell is making the Minnesota Vikings running back a scapegoat.

NFL executive vice president and general counsel Jeff Pash on Wednesday defended Goodell’s decision to suspend Peterson for at least the rest of the season for an “incident of abusive discipline” on his 4-year-old son.

Nov 14, 2014

LA MVPs celebrate and dream for World Series

By Larry Fine

(Reuters) – Clayton Kershaw and Mike Trout were celebrating Major League Baseball’s highest individual honors on Thursday, in a twin triumph that made Los Angeles the home of the game’s two most valuable players.

“Wow, that’s amazing,” Los Angeles Dodgers ace Kershaw said after being named the National League’s Most Valuable Player – the first pitcher to claim the award since Bob Gibson of the 1968 St. Louis Cardinals. “I’m blown away.”

Nov 13, 2014

Kershaw, Kluber claim Cy Young awards

By Larry Fine

(Reuters) – Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was a unanimous choice as National League Cy Young winner, while Corey Kluber of the Cleveland Indians was a surprise winner as the American League’s top pitcher.

Kershaw won the award on Wednesday for the second year in a row and third time in four seasons after a 21-3 performance that also made him a contender for Most Valuable Player honors to be announced on Thursday.

Nov 12, 2014

Showalter, Williams win Manager of the Year awards

By Larry Fine

(Reuters) – The neighboring teams were not able to book a Beltway World Series, but their skippers swept the Manager of the Year awards as Matt Williams of the Nationals and Buck Showalter of the Orioles won the honors on Tuesday.

Showalter, who steered Baltimore to their first division title in 17 years, won the American League award for a third time, joining Hall of Famer Tony La Russa as the only managers to claim the honor with three different teams.

Nov 11, 2014

Abreu, deGrom win Rookie of the Year honors

By Larry Fine

(Reuters) – Chicago White Sox slugging first baseman Jose Abreu and New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom won Rookie of the Year honors in their respective leagues in voting results announced on Monday.

Abreu, 27, was a unanimous choice for the American League award capturing all 30 first-place votes for 150 points from members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

Nov 7, 2014

Wallabies’ Moore says no more distractions, please

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Australia can make a strong World Cup bid next year behind new coach Michael Cheika as long as all the off-field drama is over, according to injured Wallabies’ hooker Stephen Moore.

“I really do believe we’ve got the players to do really well. What we do need to get right is that off-field piece,” Moore told Reuters on Thursday.

Nov 7, 2014

U.S. a sleeping giant of world rugby: Wallabies’ greats

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The United States was the ‘sleeping giant’ of world rugby and the exposure generated by a recent All Blacks test should only help develop the sport in the country further, according to a group of Australian rugby greats.

The world champion New Zealand side showcased the speed, continuity and athleticism of top-class rugby in a 74-6 victory over the Eagles in a game televised by broadcaster NBC and in front of a sold-out crowd in excess of 61,000 at Chicago’s Soldier Field last Saturday.

Nov 7, 2014

Rugby-U.S. a sleeping giant of world rugby – Wallabies’ greats

NEW YORK, Nov 6 (Reuters) – The United States was the ‘sleeping giant’ of world rugby and the exposure generated by a recent All Blacks test should only help develop the sport in the country further, according to a group of Australian rugby greats.

The world champion New Zealand side showcased the speed, continuity and athleticism of top-class rugby in a 74-6 victory over the Eagles in a game televised by broadcaster NBC and in front of a sold-out crowd in excess of 61,000 at Chicago’s Soldier Field last Saturday.

Nov 7, 2014

Rugby-Wallabies’ Moore says no more distractions, please

NEW YORK, Nov 6 (Reuters) – Australia can make a strong World Cup bid next year behind new coach Michael Cheika as long as all the off-field drama is over, according to injured Wallabies’ hooker Stephen Moore.

“I really do believe we’ve got the players to do really well. What we do need to get right is that off-field piece,” Moore told Reuters on Thursday.