Sports world : First blood to Kansas as World Series begins

First blood to Kansas as World Series begins

KANSAS CITY • Unflinching despite off-field heartbreak, the Kansas City Royals outlasted the New York Mets 5-4 in 14 innings on Tuesday to win game one of the 111th Major League Baseball World Series.

Eric Hosmer drove in Alcides Escobar with a sacrifice fly to give the Royals an emotional victory in the longest World Series opener (five hours and nine minutes).

But much of the joy was stolen as players learnt of the death of Royals starting pitcher Edinson Volquez's father just hours earlier.


Tampines keep up pressure with away win

Mateo Roskam's 75th-minute goal settled accounts in Bandar Seri Begawan, as Tampines edged out Brunei DPMM 1-0 to set up a thrilling finish to football's S-League.

Brunei still lead with 46 points from 24 matches but the Stags are on 40 points with two games in hand. Balestier have 40 points from 24 games.

Wambach to end illustrious career

WASHINGTON • American Abby Wambach, who tallied more goals in international competition than any other footballer in history, male or female, said on Tuesday that she was retiring at age 35.

She scored 184 goals in 252 matches during a 15-year career in international play. She will retire after the US women's national team, the World Cup holders, end their victory tour in December.


Coloccini's red card rescinded on appeal

LONDON • Newcastle defender Fabricio Coloccini will not serve a one-match ban after winning an appeal on Tuesday for wrongful dismissal following his sending-off in Sunday's 3-0 Premier League defeat at north-east rivals Sunderland.

The Argentinian was shown the red card after conceding a penalty for shouldering Sunderland's Steven Fletcher off the ball as he attempted to reach a through pass.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 29, 2015, with the headline 'SportsWorld'. Subscribe