Art-loving US couple gives Paris multi-million dollar collection
A Texan couple who discovered their love for art during a trip to Paris in the 1970s are to donate the multi-million dollar collection they have amassed since to the French capital. Businessman Spencer Hays and his wife Marlene were in the city Saturday to formalise the first instalment of their donation -- 187 works including pieces by Edgar Degas and Amedeo Modigliani worth around 173 million euros ($188 million) -- to the Musee d'Orsay. "After our death, our collection will be gifted to the French people for the benefit of art lovers around the world.
Confident Clinton steps up in battle for Congress
With polls giving her the edge on Election Day, Democratic White House nominee Hillary Clinton said she planned to work hard to see her party make gains in Congress. Speaking to reporters aboard her campaign plane, the 68-year-old former secretary of state said she no longer wished to respond to the attacks or provocations of her opponent Donald Trump in the run-up to the November 8 vote. Barnstorming through key swing states on Saturday, the candidates provided a study in contrast -- Clinton was the picture of optimism and inclusion, while Trump lobbed scathing attacks at his critics, including his female accusers, the media and Clinton herself.
Chicago man roots on Cubs from Bartman's seat
Baez, Lester share NLCS MVP award
CHICAGO (AP) ? When Jon Lester was a free agent two years ago, one of the reasons he decided to sign with the Chicago Cubs was a group of promising prospects that included all-around dynamo Javier Baez.
Cubs beat Dodgers 5-0 to reach 1st World Series since 1945
No. 16 Oklahoma outlasts Texas Tech 66-59
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) ? Baker Mayfield passed for seven touchdowns and 545 yards to help No. 16 Oklahoma beat Texas Tech 66-59 on Saturday night in a game that broke the NCAA record for combined offensive yards with 1,708 yards.
Cubs fans dare to dream as Chicago's 'lovable losers' go to World SeriesBy Nick Carey and Timothy Mclaughlin CHICAGO (Reuters) - Jubilant fans of the Chicago Cubs erupted in celebration on Saturday when the franchise clinched a berth in this year's World Series, pumped up by the dizzying prospect that their team could win Major League Baseball's top prize for the first time since 1908. Chicago's North Side turned into a roving street party as thousands of people wearing "Cubbie" blue spilled out of Wrigley Field after witnessing the team vanquish the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0, giving the Cubs the National League championship for the first time in more than 70 years. Long known as "lovable losers," the Cubs now have their sights set on an even more elusive prize: winning the franchise's first World Series title in more than a century and ending the longest drought of its kind in professional sports.
Cubs could get Schwarber back for World Series
Fournette sets LSU record, Tigers top Ole Miss, 38-21
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) ? Leonard Fournette broke LSU's single-game rushing record on just his first eight carries ? scoring three touchdowns of 59 yards or more ? and the 25th-ranked Tigers beat No. 23 Mississippi 38-21 on Saturday night.
UPSET! Penn State topples No. 2 Ohio State 24-21
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) ? Grant Haley returned a blocked field goal 60 yards for a touchdown with 4:27 left in the fourth quarter and Penn State upset No. 2 Ohio State 24-21 Saturday night for the Nittany Lions' biggest win in the post-Joe Paterno era.