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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.

Nov 3, 2014

Kenya’s Kipsang, Keitany win NYC Marathon crowns

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wilson Kipsang won a lucrative duel to the finish to join compatriot Mary Keitany in a Kenyan sweep of the men’s and women’s races at a cold, windy New York City Marathon on Sunday.

Kipsang and Keitany both pulled away in the last Central Park stretch, with Kipsang’s victory bringing him a $600,000 payday as the win also gave him the $500,000 World Marathon Majors bonus.

Nov 2, 2014

Wozniacki impresses in marathon debut, beats target

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Caroline Wozniacki has endured many grueling matches during her professional tennis career but she said none of them compared to the test she put her body through while running the New York City Marathon on Sunday.

Wozniacki, who was aided by two pace setters, completed her maiden marathon in an impressive three hours 26 minutes 33 seconds, beating her target of 3:30 by averaging 7:53 per mile.

Nov 2, 2014

Kenyans Kipsang, Keitany win tight NYC Marathon races

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wilson Kipsang won a lucrative duel to the finish to join compatriot Mary Keitany in a Kenyan sweep of exciting men’s and women’s races at a cold, windy New York City Marathon on Sunday.

Kipsang, the London Marathon champion running the New York race for the first time, ran shoulder to shoulder with Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia over the last two miles.

Oct 31, 2014

Reactions at World Series to Selig’s reign

KANSAS CITY Missouri (Reuters) – In an informal survey during the World Series, Reuters asked around for the most important elements of the reign of Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig, who is retiring in January:

Bruce Bochy, San Francisco Giants manager

“It’s a better game today and that’s because of our commissioner. He’s had a great tenure and really is a great ambassador for our game. I think we’re all thankful that it’s an improved game, a cleaner game.

Oct 30, 2014

Royals’ success warms outgoing commissioner Selig’s heart

KANSAS CITY Missouri (Reuters) – In a way, it was fitting for Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig’s last World Series in charge to finish in Kansas City.

Selig, 80, is ending a 22-year reign as overseer of the game in January, and several of the innovations he instituted paid dividends at the 2014 Fall Classic.