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World Series celebration turns violent in some areas of San Francisco

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A celebration in San Francisco's streets over the Giants' World Series victory turned raucous and violent in some areas with people injured by gunfire, officers hurt by bottles thrown by revellers, and police making arrests.

NHL: 4 stories from Wednesday night


The Edmonton Oilers weren't able to extend their win streak to five games Wednesday, while Washington winger Alex Ovechkin failed to record a point for a fifth straight game and Columbus lost another player to injury.

Preds' Smith helps put end to Oilers' 4-game win streak


Craig Smith had a pair of goals as the Nashville Predators bounced back from their first regulation loss of the season, defeating the Edmonton Oilers 4-1 on Wednesday.

Whitecaps drop 1-game playoff to FC Dallas


Midfielder Michel stutter-stepped and slid his unmolested penalty-kick into the left side of the net in the 84th minute to give FC Dallas a 2-1 victory over Vancouver in the knockout round of Major League Soccer's Western Conference playoffs.

Giants win World Series

Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons.

With both starters chased early, this became a matchup of bullpens. And no one stood taller than the 6-foot-5 Bumgarner, who added to his post-season legacy with a third victory this Series.

After Gregor Blanco misplayed Alex Gordon's drive for a single and two-base error, Bumgarner got Salvador Perez to pop foul to third baseman Pablo Sandoval for the final out.

The Giants ended a Series streak that had seen home teams win the last nine Game 7s. San Francisco took this pairing of wild-card teams after earning titles in 2012 and 2010.

Pitching on two days' rest after his shutout in Game 5, Bumgarner entered in the fifth with a 3-2 lead. After giving up a leadoff single to Omar Infante, he shut down the Royals.

Bumgarner, 3-0 in the World Series, was named series MVP. He was also named the NLCS MVP.

Giants beat Royals to win 3rd World Series in 5 years


Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons.


DeRozan leads Raptors to season-opening win over Hawks


DeMar DeRozan had 15 points and a career-high 11 rebounds, Kyle Lowry added 11 points and 10 assists, and the Toronto Raptors opened their defence of the NBA Atlantic Division title with an 109-102 victory over the visiting Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday.

LeBron James says Cavs' opener will be 'special moment'


When forward LeBron James takes the court on Thursday (8 p.m. ET) wearing a No. 23 Cleveland Cavaliers uniform in a regular-season game for the first time in four years, an entire city will be able to wash away a painful past.

CFL fines Argos GM Barker, Tiger-Cats owner Young


The CFL on Wednesday fined Toronto Argonauts GM Jim Barker $2,500 for violating the league's sideline policy and Hamilton Tiger-Cats owner Bob Young $10,000 for public comments criticizing league officiating.

Rangers' John Moore out 5 games for hit to Haula's head


The NHL on Wednesday handed fourth-year defenceman John Moore of the New York Rangers a five-game suspension for an illegal check to the head of Minnesota Wild forward Erik Haula on Monday night.

7 worst cliches about Game 7s


As the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants prepare to meet in Game 7 of the World Series, we have a baseball-themed list of seven cliches not to use. Since they're cliches, they also apply to other sports.

Gordie Howe's condition improving, family says


Gordie Howe's family says in a statement released through the Detroit Red Wings that the hockey legend is showing some signs of improvement after suffering a significant stroke last weekend.


LeBron James names baby girl Zhuri Nova


LeBron James confirmed Wednesday that he and his wife, Savannah, welcomed a new baby girl last week. Cavaliers officials say the girl's name is Zhuri Nova.

Whitecaps meet heated rival FC Dallas in MLS playoff

Ousted-Perez clash

It's only fitting that the Vancouver Whitecaps are facing Dallas FC in a one-game playoff to advance in the MLS post-season. They're battling Wednesday at Dallas's Toyota Stadium (6 p.m. PT) for the right to play Western Conference Supporters' Shield winner Seattle.

Jose Canseco recovering from self-inflicted gunshot wound


A representative for Jose Canseco says the former major league slugger is recovering after shooting himself in the hand at his Las Vegas home.

Griffith vs. Orr: Who did it better?


Boston Bruins forward Seth Griffith went flat out as he scored a must-see goal in Tuesday night's game against the Minnesota Wild. It's drawing comparison's to the Bobby Orr flying marker from 1970.

World Series: 4 things to know for Game 7


The 2014 World Series will be decided by a winner-take-all Game 7 on Wednesday night (8:07 p.m. ET). The San Francisco Giants look to win their third World Series crown in five years, but knocking off the Kansas City Royals won’t be easy.

Canadian soccer player Matheson out with knee injury

Diana Matheson

Canadian midfielder Diana Matheson will be out of action indefinitely after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee. She was hurt in a 3-0 loss to Japan last Saturday in Edmonton.

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