Bradley Wright-Phillips scored the winning tally in the 90th minute on Thursday as the New York Red Bulls knocked off defending champions Sporting Kansas City, 2-1, at Red Bull Arena in the Eastern Conference knockout round match.
When Formula One was last in the United States, Sebastian Vettel had already earned his fourth consecutive world championship in a season of domination not seen since Michael Schumacher's days at Ferrari.
Andy Murray clinched a spot in the ATP Finals on Thursday after beating Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets at the Paris Masters and then sent a message to his critics by scribbling "bad year" on a courtside television camera.
Untapable and jockey Rosie Napravnik can close out a stellar year with a victory in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff. The path to the winner's circle has been made a bit easier by the absence of defending champion Beholder.
A North Texas school district has banned a T-shirt sold by one of one of its high school's football booster club after the school student newspaper questioned whether the slogan on its front was a rape innuendo.
Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber announced on Thursday that a new team has been awarded to an ownership group led by Henry Nguyen, Peter Guber and Tom Penn that will begin play in 2017 in a new soccer specific stadium in the greater Los Angeles area.