ohno - A PS on the sports results...
Keeping your comment in mind, just after a game ended, I searched on the one-word nickname of a local football team (American football, not soccer). I see that Google is displaying very large box score results for the game up at the top... results and display of the type I'm associating with Hummingbird. From my minimal query, it took quite a bit of disambiguation, IMO, for Google to discern my intent and to come up with that result.
Possibly, I'm thinking, in the move to Hummingbird, this was a feature whose implementation was delayed. I'm curious what you see with soccer in the course of following up on games.
I should note, btw, that nothing on the football score has yet appeared on Bing. No axe to grind here... but since you brought it up, I thought I'd check Bing as well.
PS: In the course of my posting this, Bing is now also displaying a box score result similar to Google's. Hard to say what the difference in time was, but they're clearly very close on this.