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Serena-Simona II to decide WTA Finals champion


Posted on Saturday October 25, 2014

Singapore (SportsNetwork.com) - Serena Williams and Simona Halep will battle for the title at the season-ending WTA Finals after both won semifinal matches on Saturday.The two met earlier this week in round-robin play, and the 6-0, 6-2 Halep rout in 65 minutes equaled the worst loss of Williams' career

Pace joins Korda atop leaderboard in China


Posted on Saturday October 25, 2014

Hainan Island, China (SportsNetwork.com) - After rain delayed the resumption of the second round by about three hours on Saturday, Lee-Anne Pace fired a 6- under 66 and joined Jessica Korda atop the leaderboard at 11-under-par 133 heading into the final day at the inaugural Blue Bay LPGA.

Olesen opens up 3-shot lead in Australia


Posted on Saturday October 25, 2014

Perth, Australia (SportsNetwork.com) - Thorbjorn Olesen fired a 5-under 67 in Saturday's third round to take a 3-shot lead into the final day of the ISPS Handa Perth International.

Ted Bishop removed as PGA of America president for sexist comment at Poulter


Posted on Saturday October 25, 2014

Ted Bishop was never afraid to take a risk or share his strong opinions on any subject during his 23 months as president of the PGA of America.

Parseghian took over Notre Dame at rock bottom, instantly turned Irish into title contenders


Posted on Saturday October 25, 2014

Notre Dame's glory days seemed like a distant memory 50 years ago when Ara Parseghian took over as coach.

Finnegan passes big test, Royals hold off Giants 3-2 to take a 2-1 edge in World Series


Posted on Saturday October 25, 2014

Summoned in a tough spot, Royals rookie Brandon Finnegan trotted in from the bullpen, threw his warmup pitches and then did something curious.

Mariota powers Oregon over California in high-scoring affair


Posted on Saturday October 25, 2014

Santa Clara, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Defense took a back seat as the Pac-12's top two offenses clashed in the first-ever college football game at Levi's Stadium on Friday night.

Thorbjorn Olesen shoots 67 to lead Perth International by 3 shots after round 3


Posted on Saturday October 25, 2014

Thorbjorn Olesen's bunker shots and putting helped him grind out a 5-under 67 Saturday to lead the Perth International golf tournament by three strokes after the third round.

Top-25 College Football Game Capsules


Posted on Saturday October 25, 2014

Santa Clara, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Defense took a back seat as the Pac-12's top two offenses clashed in the first-ever college football game at Levi's Stadium on Friday night. Marcus Mariota threw for 326 yards and five touchdowns to lead No. 6 Oregon to a 59-41 victory over California. Mariota completed 18 of his 30 passes and threw his first interception of the season. Royce Freeman rushed for 112 yards and two scores on 22 carries for the Ducks (7-1, 4-1 Pac-12), who have won three straight games after a 31-24 setback to Arizona.Byron Marshall had a game-high 133 receiving yards and a touchdown, while Dwayne Stanford and Pharaoh Brown each caught two scores in the win. Jared Goff compiled 360 yards and two touchdowns on 32-of-52 efficiency, Daniel Lesco had 186 total yards with a score and Luke Rubenzer had two rushing touchdowns for the Golden Bears (4-4, 2-4), who have lost their last six games against Oregon. Maurice Harris caught nine passes for 79 yards and a score, Stephen Anderson hauled in a TD pass and Vic Enwere ran in a score in defeat.

Mariota becomes Oregon's career passing leader, No. 6 Ducks beat California 59-41


Posted on Saturday October 25, 2014

Marcus Mariota matched his season high with five touchdown passes and broke the Oregon record for career passing yards in the No.