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Giants stand tall after Series win

BASEBALL: Edgar Renteria's three-run homer sent the San Francisco Giants to their first World Series crown since 1954.

Renteria connected in the top of the seventh, giving impressive starter Tim Lincecum the support he needed to defeat the Texas Rangers 3-1.

That gave the Giants a 4-1 series win and their first World Series title since the franchise moved from New York to San Francisco back in 1958.

Irish mixed four make it with repechage win

ROWING: Despite posting personal best times at the World Championships in New Zealand, neither of Ireland's two crews in the adaptive boat classes qualified directly for the next round.

However, there was good news for the Irish mixed coxed four of Sarah Caffrey, Shane Ryan, Kevin du Toit and Anne-Marie McDaid as they won their repechage in 3:33.98 to move on through

Unfortunately, Karol Doherty in the single scull finished third in his repechage in 5:10.31, failing to make the next round.

Manning magic as Colts get revenge on Texans

Gridiron: Peyton Manning tossed two touchdown passes to help the Indianapolis Colts to a 30-17 revenge win over the Houston Texans.

Manning completed 26 passes for 268 yards, including touchdowns to Jacob Tamme and Reggie Wayne, as the Colts avenged a season-opening loss to Houston and moved top of the AFC South standings with a record of 5-2.

Fed's homecoming is a breeze for him in Basle

Tennis: Roger Federer's first match back in his home town of Basle this year proved a brief one as he needed just 51 minutes to move through to the second round of the Swiss Indoors.

Federer completely outclassed Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov, losing just four points on serve and winning via retirement after Dolgopolov injured his ankle when trailing 6-4 5-2.