desertdispatch.com
 

Rest or rust? Royals, Giants set for World Series
AP Photo
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head....

Yearwood, Santana to perform at World Series
AP Photo
NEW YORK (AP) -- Trisha Yearwood and Carlos Santana are among the musicians set to perform the national anthem during the World Series....

Royals, fans bond over improbable postseason run
AP Photo
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The game had been over for hours. Kauffman Stadium had gone dark. The roars of a sold-out crowd, which had rooted the Kansas City Royals to a sweep of the mighty Los Angeles Angels, had drifted away into the cool night air....

Finnegan learns fast: from school to World Series
AP Photo
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Betty Finnegan made the 5 1/2-hour drive from Fort Worth, Texas, with a friend Aug. 31 to watch the last two games of the season for the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. Her 21-year-old son was finishing his first summer as a professional baseball player on the Double-A team after helping pitch TCU into the College World Series....

Giants rely on core of 4 relievers
AP Photo
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The San Francisco Giants have their own version of the Core Four that has fueled their recent October dominance....

Denkinger's miss revisited as Series returns to KC
AP Photo
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Of course Don Denkinger plans to watch the World Series. He always does. He'll tune in to root for the umpires, check out familiar faces on the Giants and Royals, and see how Kansas City is looking these days....

Trade for Shields spurred Royals to turnaround
AP Photo
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The moment Alex Gordon knew the Kansas City Royals were serious about winning can be traced to a cold December day when his wife heard they had traded for James Shields....

Bruce Bochy has the postseason touch with Giants
AP Photo
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- He vowed to stick with his struggling leadoff man, and it worked. He let a rookie reliever challenge Bryce Harper and wasn't daunted when the ball splashed into McCovey Cove. And he made the difficult decision to banish Tim Lincecum to the bullpen....

Bumgarner gets nod for Giants World Series opener
AP Photo
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The reliable southpaw is getting the ball for another important Game 1....

Royals fans, city have evolved a lot since 1985
AP Photo
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- An unprecedented playoff run has Kansas City baseball fans declaring it's time to party like it's 1985, the year the Royals beat St. Louis for their only World Series title....



Baseball

NASCAR

NFL

Golf

Tennis