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10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos

10ThingstoSeeSports - Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (10) can't make the catch as Indianapolis Colts cornerback Greg Toler (28) defends during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Denver. The Broncos won 31-24. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney, File)Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.


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Arsenal 4-1 Galatasaray | Champions League match report
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Arsène Wenger could scarcely have scripted it better. On the occasion of the 18th anniversary of his Arsenal appointment and needing a victory after the crash at Borussia Dortmund in the opening tie of this Champions League section, the manager watched his players turn on the attacking style to inflict something of a humiliation on Galatasaray.

Danny Welbeck was the star turn, helping himself to a hat-trick each one a perfectly sculpted finish to ignite his career at Arsenal but he was supported by a beautifully balanced performance from the midfield, in which Mesut Özil, Alexis Sánchez, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Santi Cazorla vied for the top billing.

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last updated: Thu, 02 Oct 2014 04:05:57 GMT

Sports Briefing | Golf: Rory McIlroy Is Player of Year
McIlroy was voted the PGA Tour’s player of the year by tour members.






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last updated: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 12:40:28 EDT

Messi scores 400th goal
It's a landmark that most players can only dream of, but for Lionel Messi it was only a matter of time.

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The Fox Sports Top Stories RSS feed is merging with Breaking News. Please use http://feeds.news.com.au/public/rss/2.0/fs_breaking_news_13.xml instead.

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NRL 2014 People’s Awards: the winners
NRL FANS, you have spoken. From the season’s best try to the biggest controversy: we reveal the results of our 2014 People’s Awards.

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last updated: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 20:38:00 PDT

Pirates edge Braves to clinch playoff spot
Gerrit Cole retired the final 17 hitters he faced, and the surging Pittsburgh Pirates clinched a spot in the playoffs with a 3-2 win over the free-falling Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

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Giants' Madison Bumgarner and a Grand Slam Extinguish the Pirates' Hopes - New York Times


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Happy Blackout Day
If for some crazy reason you aren’t fired up yet, I’ve got you covered right here. First, some scenes from last year… Intros: Seconds before first pitch: “The Greatest 90 Seconds in PNC Park History” The last out: (And here’s the full game if you have a couple hours to kill) It will be tough […]

If for some crazy reason you aren’t fired up yet, I’ve got you covered right here.

First, some scenes from last year…

Intros:

Seconds before first pitch:

“The Greatest 90 Seconds in PNC Park History”

The last out:

(And here’s the full game if you have a couple hours to kill)

It will be tough to top what happened in this game one year ago. The combination of the end of the 20 year playoff drought and an instant elimination game is gone, and (hopefully) that will never need to be replicated again. But there’s no doubt Pittsburgh is still going to bring it. The standard for a playoff atmosphere has been set – it will be another sea of black, an army of towels and jolly rogers (and #HunterPenceSigns). I have no idea how people will attempt to chant Madison Bumgarner’s name but I’m sure there will be endless attempts at it. Regardless of whether or not there is a chant, people better be on their feet at every key moment, screaming their heads off, and, doing as much as they can to get the Bucs going if/when they need a boost.

We’ve broken the game down as follows:

You can do all the analysis you want, but with one game, it’s anybody’s guess what will happen. These are two pretty evenly matched teams (same win total, same run differential). The Giants probably have the edge on the mound, but the Pirates have the boost of home field.

Details for those headed to PNC Park:

  • The game is on ESPN; Baseball Tonight will be on site and starts at 5:30 on ESPN2 (moves to ESPN at 7).
  • Federal Street closes at 10 AM; there will be a block party of sorts starting at 4:30 PM
  • Riverwalk opens at 5:30, gates open at 6
  • All fans will receive a black rally towel
  • Pregame ceremonies start at 7:30; first pitch at 8:07
  • Maddie Georgi will perform the National Anthem
  • Kent Tekulve will throw out the first pitch – his first public appearance since his recent heart transplant.
  • North Shore garages/lots open at 4.

Pumped up yet?

Do you believe? 

LET’S GO BUCS

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