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Injured QB Newton Returns To Practice

By Jim McCoy Wed 17th December Sports
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has returned to practice eight days after an automobile accident left him with two fractures in his lower back. Newton, wearing a long sleeve black shirt under his red practice jersey and a helmet, participated in all of the team drills Wednesday and did some throwing during the portion of practice open to the media.Read More »

Kurt Busch: "I Told Her To Leave"

By Jim McCoy Wed 17th December Sports
Kurt Busch has testified that he repeatedly told his ex-girlfriend to leave his motorhome the night she claims the NASCAR driver assaulted her.Read More »

Tuesday Sports Minute: College Football Coaching Moves, NBA, MLB

By Jim McCoy Tue 16th December Sports
MIAMI (AP) - The Miami Marlins have reportedly come to terms with first baseman Mike Morse. A person familiar with the negotiations has told The Associated Press that the Marlins and Morse have agreed to a two-year contract. HOUSTON (AP) - Houston's Cougars have a new football coach.Read More »

A-Rod Will Assume New Role With Yankees In '15

By Jim McCoy Tue 16th December Sports
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says Alex Rodriguez's days as an everyday fielder are over and he hopes A-Rod will be New York's fulltime designated hitter. Chase Headley will be the Yankees' starting third baseman after agreeing to a $52 million, four-year deal. Cashman said during a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday that "I can't expect Alex to be aRead More »

McCarthy Gets Fresh Start With Dodgers

By Jim McCoy Tue 16th December Sports
Pitcher Brandon McCarthy and the Los Angeles Dodgers have finalized a four-year contract. The deal was agreed to last week at the winter meetings and announced Tuesday. A 31-year-old right-hander, McCarthy was 3-10 with a 5.01 ERA in 18 starts this year for Arizona, which traded him to the Yankees on July 6 for pitcher Vidal Nuno.Read More »

Cardinals Will Turn To Third QB Against Seahawks

By Jim McCoy Mon 15th December Sports
Five weeks removed from the San Diego practice squad, Ryan Lindley will start at quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals against Seattle on Sunday night. Coach Bruce Arians announced the decision Monday following the team's practice, with experience the deciding factor in choosing Lindley over rookie Logan Thomas in what figures to be the biggest game for the Cardinals this season. Read More »

Browns Receiver Defends Wearing Protest T-Shirt

By Jim McCoy Mon 15th December Sports
Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins says he was moved to wear a T-shirt protesting shootings in Ohio out of fear something could one day happen to his son. Hawkins wore the black shirt during pre-game warmups and introductions Sunday.Read More »

Former Douglas High Star Polamalu A Finalist For NFL Sportsmanship Award

By Jim McCoy Mon 15th December Sports
Wide receivers Larry Fitzgerald and Calvin Johnson are among eight finalists for the NFL's new Sportsmanship Award. The Cardinals and Lions wideouts are joined in the finals by linebackers Thomas Davis of Carolina and Chad Greenway of Minnesota; safety Troy Polamalu of Pittsburgh; defensive end DeMarcus Ware of Denver; quarterback Alex Smith of Kansas City; and special teams ace Matthew Read More »

Friday Sports Minute: College Hoops, Australian PGA, NBA

By Jim McCoy Fri 12th December Sports
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The top-ranked Kentucky Wildcats say starting forward Alex Poythress will miss the rest of the season after tearing the ACL in his left knee during practice yesterday. Poythress started eight games for the 10-0 Wildcats this season, averaging 5 1/2 points and 3.8 rebounds.Read More »

NFL Legend Brown Weighs In On Social Commentary By Athletes

By Jim McCoy Fri 12th December Sports
Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown says he's encouraged to see athletes taking risks by "intelligently protesting" for social change. The 78-year-old Cleveland Browns great has been an activist for more than 50 years. On Friday, he praised players like NBA superstar LeBron James for speaking out and "bringing attention" to high-profile cases in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York.Read More »

Swimming Record Set In 1500 Meter Freestyle

By Jim McCoy Fri 12th December Sports
Spain's swimming federation says Mireia Belmonte Garcia has broken the world short-course record in the women's 1,500-meter freestyle at the Spanish short-course championships on Friday. The federation said in a statement that Belmonte earned a winning time of 15 minutes 19.71 seconds, surpassing the previous record of 15:26.95 set in August by Lauren Boyle of New Zealand. BelmonRead More »

Dodgers Star Traded To Padres

By Jim McCoy Thu 11th December Sports
A person with knowledge of the situation says the San Diego Padres have a deal in place to acquire outfielder Matt Kemp and catcher Tim Federowicz from the division rival Los Angeles Dodgers for catcher Yasmani Grandal and two pitchers. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the deal hadn't been announced by either team. The Padres are due to receive some $30Read More »

McCoy May Start For Redskins Sunday

By Jim McCoy Thu 11th December Sports
Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden says Colt McCoy has had a "positive" recovery from a neck injury and is on pace to start this week against the New York Giants. Gruden said McCoy "looked fine" at practice Thursday. McCoy will seek a final clearance at a doctor's appointment Friday, but the coach says he expects McCoy to get the go-ahead to play.Read More »

High School Football Game With Controversial Finish Won't Be Replayed

By Jim McCoy Thu 11th December Sports
A spokeswoman for the Oklahoma City public school district says it will not pursue any more legal action after a judge decided that a contested high school football playoff game will not be replayed. Oklahoma City Public School District Athletic Director Keith Sinor also said Thursday the judge's decision wasn't what they had wanted, but that it presents the Oklahoma Secondary School ActiRead More »

Wednesday Sports Minute: Baseball Moves, NBA, Cam Newton, Etc.

By Jim McCoy Wed 10th December Sports
Carolina quarterback Cam Newton is home with his family. He was discharged from the hospital after an overnight stay following a two-car crash on Tuesday. The two-time Pro Bowl signal caller suffered two fractures in his lower back and will be replaced by Derek Anderson for this week's game with Tampa Bay. IRVING, Texas (AP) - The NFL owners have approved a new personal conduct policy.Read More »

Timbers Goalie Snapped Up In MLS Expansion Draft

By Jim McCoy Wed 10th December Sports
Longtime MLS goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts was the first player taken in the league's expansion draft.Read More »

Fighting Incidents Down In The NHL

By Jim McCoy Tue 9th December SportsfightingNHL
The NHL has seen a dramatic decline in fighting over the past several years. The website Hockeyfights.com says there were 143 fights through the first 408 games of the NHL season, which projects to 431 fights overall. That's a dramatic dip from 734 fights in 2008-09 and 714 fights in 2009-10. But the number of fights fell into the 500s in 2011-12 and the 400s last season.Read More »

Browns: Manziel Will Start Sunday

By Jim McCoy Tue 9th December SportsCleveland BrownsJohnny Manziel
Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel will make his first NFL start on Sunday. Cleveland coach Mike Pettine has decided to play Manziel this week against Cincinnati over slumping starter Brian Hoyer, who has thrown eight interceptions in his past four games. Pettine considered the switch a week ago but stuck with Hoyer.Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: Carolina Panthers' QB In Auto Accident (10:54 a.m.)

By Jim McCoy Tue 9th December Sportsauto accidentCam Newton
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has been taken to a hospital after being involved in an auto accident in Charlotte. Television footage shows Newton on a stretcher being placed in an ambulance Tuesday.Read More »

Timbers Reshape Roster Include Trade For Top Defender

By Jim McCoy Mon 8th December Sports
- The Timbers have acquired veteran defender Nat Borchers from Real Salt Lake, one of a flurry of moves Monday for Portland's Major League Soccer team.Read More »

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