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China fears Hong Kong protests now national security issueBumgarner, Giants beat KC 3-2 to win World Series (Yahoo Sports)

Umbrella rally marks one month of Hong Kong protestsMonth-old pro-democracy demonstrations a threat to China's rule; time for neutrality is over, political operative says.


San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy celebrates after Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the Kansas City Royals, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Giants won 3-2 to win the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Madison Bumgarner punctuated his World Series performance for the ages by pitching the San Francisco Giants to their third championship in five years with a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night. I was just thinking about getting outs, getting outs, until I couldn't get them anymore and we needed someone else,'' Bumgarner said in a monotone that made it sound as though he was talking about batting practice. Bumgarner had retired 14 in a row when Alex Gordon sent a drive to center field. The pitcher pointed his glove in the air, thinking it could be the final out, but the ball fell in front of Gregor Blanco for a single.


On Politics: Obama, Christie and EbolaGiants ace Bumgarner wins World Series MVP (Yahoo Sports)
Somehow, Chris Christie has again managed to make himself the most talked-about Republican in the country on the eve of an election in which he isn't on the ballot.

San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner celebrates with the MVP trophy after Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the Kansas City Royals Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Giants won 3-2 to win the series. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Madison Bumgarner was limbering up at Kauffman Stadium this week, getting loose with his San Francisco teammates near the dugout, when Tim Hudson and Michael Morse sneaked up from behind and ruffled the pitcher's long, scraggly locks. They were about the only ones who could touch Bumgarner in this World Series. The 25-year-old Bumgarner capped off a most splendid October and earned MVP honors Wednesday night, pitching five scoreless innings of relief in Game 7 as the Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2.


'I'm proud to be gay,' says Apple CEO Tim CookGeorgia's Todd Gurley suspended 4 games by NCAA (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - Apple chief executive and Alabama native Tim Cook laughs with a group before an Alabama Academy of Honor ceremony at the state Capitol in this Oct. 27, 2014 file photo taken in Montgomery, Ala. In an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, and published Thursday Oct. 30, 2014 Cook says that while he never denied his sexuality, he never publicly acknowledged it, either. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday made a surprising announcement in an opinion piece on Bloomberg Businessweek, which is very much in line with his many public notes in the recent past about diversity at the workplace. “While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now. So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me,” Cook said  in the essay. FROM EARLIER: Tim Cook offers a heartfelt tribute to Steve Jobs on the 3rd anniversary of his passing The executive admitted that he never hid his sexual orientation while working at Apple, even though he had not publicly declared it until now. “For


FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, Georgia running back Todd Gurley (3) celebrates with linebacker Amarlo Herrera (52) after an NCAA college football game against Tennessee in Athens, Ga. No. 9 Georgia continues to await word from the NCAA on the status of star tailback Todd Gurley for Saturday's game against Florida. Georgia has asked for the reinstatement of Gurley, who has acknowledged mistakes and has been suspended the last two games for an alleged violation of NCAA rules. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Georgia was hoping to get Todd Gurley back on the field. Looks like the No. 9 Bulldogs will have to wait two more games. The NCAA announced Wednesday that Gurley, once a leading Heisman Trophy contender, must sit out until Nov. 15 for accepting more than $3,000 for autographed memorabilia and other items over a two-year period. Gurley already missed the Bulldogs' last two games, and the school had petitioned for him to be reinstated in time for Saturday's Cocktail Party rivalry against Florida.


Apple's chief exec Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'Romo: Back pain won't be reason he skips Sunday (Yahoo Sports)

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at the WSJD Live conference in Laguna BeachBy Anya George Tharakan (Reuters) - Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook publicly came out as gay in an article he wrote in Bloomberg Businessweek, saying he wanted to support others who find it difficult to reveal their sexual orientation. "So let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me," Cook said in the article. "I don’t consider myself an activist, but I realize how much I’ve benefited from the sacrifice of others," he said. Cook is at least the third CEO of a publicly listed U.S. company to come out of the closet. ...


Dallas Cowboys' Tony Romo walks back onto the field to play during the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)

If it's a question of tolerating pain, Tony Romo says he will play Sunday against Arizona - and history supports him on that point. He said Wednesday he doesn't know, which goes to owner Jerry Jones' point that it could be a game-time decision against the Cardinals. Romo said the injury that sidelined him for about a quarter before he returned late in regulation of Monday's 20-17 overtime loss to Washington was ''more than a contusion,'' referring to coach Jason Garrett's description. The latest injury isn't related to the herniated disk Romo played through without leaving the game in a come-from-behind win at Washington before surgery five days later last December.


Giants win 3rd Series title in 5 yearsLakers' Randle has surgery, likely out for year (Yahoo Sports)

Madison Bumgarner comes out of the bullpen to shut down the Royals in a classic Game 7.


LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 28: Julius Randle #30 of the Los Angeles Lakers sits against the basket as he is tended to after breaking his leg in the second half against the Houston Rockets at Staples Center on October 28, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The Rockets won 108-90. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Lakers rookie forward Julius Randle is expected to miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on his broken right leg. The seventh overall pick out of Kentucky broke his leg in the fourth quarter of his NBA debut in Los Angeles' season-opening loss to the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night. Randle was strapped to a wheeled stretcher and taken off the Staples Center court after colliding with two Rockets and landing awkwardly with 6:46 to play. Before Wednesday's game at Phoenix, the Lakers announced that Randle's injury was just as serious as it appeared.




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