RENTON — In a move that shocked the NFL, the Seahawks on Friday traded receiver Percy Harvin to the New York Jets for a conditional 2015 draft pick.
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SAN FRANCISCO — A decade from now, even a year from now, this National League Championship Series may seem like a blowout. The San Francisco Giants, in the midst of a five-year run that can be characterized as either impressive or unlikely, put away the St. Louis Cardinals in five games. Busch Stadium waited to welcome all those fans in red this weekend, the Cardinals still alive. Alas, it will sit quiet and empty.
SAN FRANCISCO — From the first day of spring training, the San Francisco Giants quietly joked that this is an even year, so of course they would represent the National League in the World Series. On Thursday, that became a reality.
Kansas City , Mo. — After nearly three decades of toiling as one of baseball’s peasants, the Kansas City Royals are once again kings of the American League.
Denver 31, NY Jets 17
ST. LOUIS — The 49ers pulled off a third straight comeback win Monday night, defeating the Rams 31-17 as Colin Kaepernick threw three touchdown passes and a makeshift defense overcame Patrick Willis’ exit to a toe injury.
ST. LOUIS — Silence fell over Busch Stadium, ominous in its omnipresence. The best fans in baseball, as they like to call themselves, sensed that they might be seeing their last home game this year.
Sochi , Russia — Lewis Hamilton cruised to his ninth win of the season, including his fourth in a row, with a dominating performance in Sunday’s inaugural Formula One Russian Grand Prix.
BALTIMORE — The baseball tore a hole through rain and the wind and the mid-October chill before it splashed into a stunned sea of orange. In the lower bowl of Camden Yards, a rowdy pocket of Kansas City Royals fans leapt to their feet. All around them sat Baltimore Orioles fans stunned by the 10th inning feat of Alex Gordon and his game-winning homer in an 8-6 victory on the first night of the American League Championship Series.
ST. LOUIS — This is the last postseason under the reign of baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, who loves to talk about how the hundreds of millions of dollars rich teams annually share with poor teams has given fans of every team hope and faith.
Houston, Texas — Andrew Luck and T.Y. Hilton lit up the Texans secondary and the Indianapolis Colts held off a Houston comeback to earn a 33-28 victory in a matchup of the top two teams in the AFC South.
DETROIT — As Matt Prater made his way through the throng of media surrounding his locker Wednesday, the newest Detroit Lion wondered aloud why so many reporters were waiting to talk to a kicker.
San Francisco , Calif. — The San Francisco Giants are headed to the National League Championship Series for the third time in five years.
RENTON — Jay Gruden was like how many opposing coaches have been lately prior to a game against the Seattle Seahawks.
LOS ANGELES — Matt Carpenter and the St. Louis Cardinals knocked around Clayton Kershaw in another postseason stunner.