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Tuesday Sports Minute: US Open (tennis), Baseball, Hockey

By Jim McCoy Tue 19th August Sports
NEW YORK (AP) - Former champion Novak Djokovic has been seeded No. 1 for the U.S. Open with five-time champion Roger Federer seeded No. 2. The fourth and final Grand Slam event of the year starts play next Monday in New York. Defending champion Rafael Nadal withdrew from the Open with an injured right wrist.Read More »

NASCAR Star Edwards To Join Joe Gibbs Racing in 2015

By Jim McCoy Tue 19th August SportsCarl EdwardsJoe Gibbs RacingNASCAR
Joe Gibbs Racing has hired Carl Edwards to drive a new fourth Sprint Cup car in 2015. The team also added Daniel Suarez, who will drive a full-time Nationwide Series entry for Gibbs and run a partial schedule in the Truck Series. Suarez becomes the first Mexican driver to race full-time in NASCAR's second tier series. The ARRIS Group will sponsor Edwards' No.Read More »

Dutch Teenager Set To Become Youngest Formula One Driver Ever

By Jim McCoy Mon 18th August SportsFormula OneMax Verstappen
Max Verstappen is set to become the youngest ever driver in Formula One after Toro Rosso announced that the 16-year-old Dutchman will join the team next season. Verstappen has been racing in the Formula 3 European Championship this year, winning eight of 27 races, and joined the Red Bull Junior Team this month.Read More »

Monday Sports Minute: US Open, Baseball Preview, NFL Pre-season

By Jim McCoy Mon 18th August Sports
UNDATED (AP) - The U.S. Open, which starts play next week, won't have defending champion Rafael Nadal participating. The 27-year old has withdrawn from the Open, citing an injured right wrist. This marks the second time in three years that Nadal has had to skip the tournament.Read More »

Pacers' George Expected To Make "Full Recovery"

By Jim McCoy Tue 12th August SportsPaul George
The Indiana Pacers expect Paul George to make a full recovery from his gruesome injury - they're just not planning on having him in the lineup next season. Eleven days after George sustained a compound fracture in his right leg during a USA Basketball scrimmage, president of basketball operations Larry Bird and coach Frank Vogel spoke for the first time about their star's prognosis.Read More »

Browns Coach: Manziel, Hoyer To Get "Equal Reps"

Browns coach Mike Pettine says he expects Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel to get equal reps with the first-team offense next Monday night against Washington. Manziel played with the first-team offense during Tuesday morning's practice, but Pettine said afterward that no decision has been made as to who will start the Browns' second preseason game.Read More »

Oregon's Season Hinges On Mariota

By Jim McCoy Mon 11th August SportsMarcus MariotaOregon Ducks
All eyes will be on Marcus Mariota when the Ducks take the field this season. The junior quarterback could have bolted for the NFL this spring but he decided to stay with the Ducks, who were ranked as high as No.Read More »

Former NASCAR Champion Facing No Further Police Interviews

A sheriff in upstate New York says there are no current plans to interview Tony Stewart for a third time. Authorities talked to the three-time NASCAR champion Saturday night, and again yesterday, concerning the death of a fellow driver during a dirt-track sprint-car race.Read More »

Mc Ilroy Surges To PGA Championship Lead

By Jim McCoy Fri 8th August SportsPGA ChampionshipRory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy has shot 4-under 67 in the second round of the soggy PGA Championship for a two-stroke lead over Ryan Palmer. This is a familiar spot for McIlroy, who arrived at Valhalla having won his last two tournaments.Read More »

In Spite Of Vick's Performance, Geno Is Still Jets' Starting QB

By Jim McCoy Fri 8th August SportsGeno SmithMichael VickNew York Jets
There's no quarterback controversy for the New York Jets. Not even close. OK, well, not yet. Geno Smith led the Jets to a field goal in his two series with the starters in a 13-10 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Michael Vick created a bit of a buzz by leading a touchdown drive with the first-team offense and showing he can still make plays with his legs.Read More »

Tiger Struggles At The PGA Championship

By Jim McCoy Thu 7th August SportsGolfPGA ChampionshipTiger Woods
Tiger Woods is off to a disappointing start at the PGA Championship. Spraying shots all over Valhalla, Woods made four bogeys, managed only one birdie and finished with a 3-over 74 that left him nine shots off the lead after the opening round Thursday. Woods yanked one shot into the gallery, put another into a creek.Read More »

Soccer Star Donovan Announces Retirement

By Jim McCoy Thu 7th August SportsLandon DonovanMLS
Landon Donovan says he will retire from professional soccer at the end of the MLS season. The LA Galaxy forward is widely considered the best soccer player in American history.Read More »

Super Bowl Rematch Set For Thursday Night

By Jim McCoy Wed 6th August SportsDenver BroncosNFLSeattle Seahawks
When the Seattle Seahawks visit the Broncos for a preseason kickoff Thursday night, they'll see a Denver defense that was reshaped with them in mind - along with a team still smarting over all that trash talk during and after the Super Bowl. The Broncos responded to that 43-8 shellacking by adding thumpers DeMarcus Ware, T.J.Read More »

Woods To Attempt PGA Championship

By Jim McCoy Wed 6th August SportsGolfTiger Woods
After a bit of confusion, Tiger Woods has finally arrived at Valhalla. The PGA of America sent out a release about noon Wednesday saying Woods was at the course. Then, officials said they weren't sure he had actually arrived. Finally, about 1:15 p.m. EDT, Woods pulled into his reserved parking spot.Read More »

Tuesday Sports Minute: Tiger, Kershaw, Andy Dalton

By Jim McCoy Tue 5th August Sports
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A night after Detroit's Max Scherzer failed to become baseball's first 14-game winner of the season, Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers will get his chance this evening. Kershaw and the Dodgers are playing host to local rivals the Angels in a game featuring two of the top teams in baseball. Kershaw by the way is 13-2 with a sterling earned run average of 1.71.Read More »

McIlroy Not Convinced He Is Shoo-In For PGA Open

By Jim McCoy Tue 5th August SportsGolfRory McIlroy
- Rory McIlroy is not so sure about all this chatter that he's a sure thing at the PGA Championship. McIlroy is coming off back-to-back wins at the British Open and the Bridgestone Invitational that returned him to No. 1 in the world.Read More »

Monday Sports Minute: Football, Football and More Football

By Jim McCoy Mon 4th August Sports
WASHINGTON (AP) - Tonight's home game for the Washington Nationals features the Eastern Division leaders from both leagues. The Nats lead the N-L East by three and a-half games over Atlanta, while the nearby Baltimore Orioles have a similar margin over Toronto in the A-L East. Tonight's game is a makeup of an earlier rainout.Read More »

Favre Headed For Packer Hall of Fame

By Jim McCoy Mon 4th August SportsBrett FavreGreen Bay Packers
Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre will be inducted into the team's Hall of Fame and have his jersey retired next year. Favre writes on his official website that it will be an honor to have his name placed among others such Bart Starr, Curly Lambeau, Ray Nitschke and Vince Lombardi, to name a few.Read More »

Bridgestone Invitational Update

By Jim McCoy Fri 1st August Sports
Justin Rose missed only two greens and built on his solid play Friday to take the early lead in the Bridgestone Invitational. For Tiger Woods, it was a small step back. Rose made four birdies in his round of 3-under 67 and took a one-shot lead over Marc Leishman among the early starters in the second round at Firestone.Read More »

Florida St. Tops College Football Poll; Ducks In Top Five

By Jim McCoy Thu 31st July Sportscollege football
Defending national champion Florida State is ranked No. 1 in the preseason Amway coaches' poll. Florida State received 1,543 overall points and earned 56 of a possible 62 first-place votes in the poll, which was released Thursday. Alabama was second in the poll despite not receiving any first-place votes.Read More »

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