In addition to the Giants win over the Royals in game 1 of the World Series, here is a look at the other big sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, Oct. 22.
Phils keep Williams
The Philadelphia Phillies have re-signed right-hander Jerome Williams to a one-year, $2.5 million contract. Williams was 4-2 with a 2.83 ERA in nine starts for the Phillies after being claimed off waivers from the Texas Rangers in August. He also pitched for Houston last year and was 6-7 with a 4.77 ERA in 37 games with all three teams.
Bruins top Sharks
The San Jose Sharks are heading home after dropping the last two games of what became a 2-2-1 road trip.
Seth Griffith and Gregory Campbell each scored their first goals of the season in the third period as Boston rallied to beat the Sharks 4-3. The Bruins grabbed a 2-1 lead on power-play goals by Brad Marchand and Torey Krug, but the Sharks surged ahead when Logan Couture and Joe Thornton scored 37 seconds apart late in the second period.
Krug finished with a goal and two assists, and Milan Lucic set up three goals to help the B’s climb back to .500 at 4-4.
Also in the NHL:
Cowboys release Michael Sam from practice squad…Bills go to Plan B
The Dallas Cowboys have released defensive end Michael Sam from the practice squad, causing the NFL’s first openly gay player to find a third team since being drafted by St. Louis this year.
Sam spent seven weeks with the Cowboys after joining their practice squad Sept. 3. He went to Dallas four days after being released by the Rams, who selected him in the seventh round of the draft.
In other NFL news on Tuesday:
Durant struggling to deal with injury
Thunder forward Kevin Durant says he has been antsy since finding out he will miss the early part of the season with a broken bone in his right foot.
The reigning MVP had surgery on Oct. 16 and will be re-evaluated in about five weeks. Durant says he’s never had surgery, so he doesn’t know how he will respond to it, but he won’t rush his return. He said the situation presents an opportunity for his teammates to grow, and he feels that the team will be better off in the long run as a result.
Pa. governor dropped from lawsuit
The NCAA has dropped Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett from its lawsuit challenging a state law that limits where $60 million in Penn State fine money can be spent.
It also dropped Auditor General Eugene DePasquale. It reached a deal with lawyers for the officials saying they’re not important to the case.
The lawsuit stems from a 2013 law requiring fines levied after the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal to be spent on Pennsylvania child abuse programs.
NCAA: SI allegations vs Oklahoma St ‘unfounded’
An inquiry by the NCAA and an independent investigator have concluded that a Sports Illustrated expose alleging misconduct in the Oklahoma State football program to be “fundamentally unfounded.”
The NCAA and the university said the joint investigation included nearly 100 interviews and a review of some 50,000 documents and emails. It found three instances that may lead to NCAA infractions.
SI said it interviewed more than 60 former players and found evidence of potential NCAA violations under coaches Les Miles and current coach Mike Gundy dating to 2001. The series of stories included numerous former players making allegations of cash payments to players, academic misconduct, inconsistent enforcement of drug policies and some of the school’s recruiting hostesses having sex with prospects from 2001-10.