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Thursday Sports Minute: Giants Are Champs, Lakers Rookie Out, NHL, More

By Jim McCoy Thu 30th October Sports
KANSAS CITY, Missouri (AP) - Madison Bumgarner capped his World Series MVP performance by allowing two hits over five shutout innings of relief to help the Giants complete a 3-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7. Bumgarner was 2-0 with one save, a 0.43 and nine hits allowed in 21 innings in three games.Read More »

Seahawks Host High School Team Scarred By Shooting

By Jim McCoy Thu 30th October Sports
Pete Carroll says it was an "amazing experience" for the Seattle Seahawks to host the football team from Marysville-Pilchuck High less than a week after a shooting at the school left three students dead, including the shooter. The high school team practiced at the Seahawks' facility Tuesday.Read More »

Wednesday Sports Minute: World Series, Trail Blazers, Gordie Howe, College Football

By Jim McCoy Wed 29th October Sports
KANSAS CITY, MO. (AP) - There's going to be a seventh game in the World Series. The final game of the 2014 season will be tonight in Kansas city after the Royals' 10-0 thrashing of the Giants last night, tying the series at three wins apiece.Read More »

Cowboys' Owner Says Romo Could Be "Game Time Decision"

By Jim McCoy Wed 29th October Sportsback injuryDallas CowboysTony Romo
Dallas owner Jerry Jones says quarterback Tony Romo's status could be a game-time decision against Arizona on Sunday coming off his third back injury in 18 months. Jones said on his radio show Wednesday that Romo's injury would not end his season.Read More »

NCAA: Student-Athlete Graduation Rates Improve

By Jim McCoy Tue 28th October Sports
College athletes are graduating at record numbers and with better rates than non-athletes, according to new statistics released Tuesday by the NCAA. The annual report shows 84 percent of freshmen players who entered school in 2007-08 earned degrees within six years. That's a 2 percentage point increase over the previous one-year record high, set in 2006-07.Read More »

Challengers' Football To Do Benefit at Cascade-St. Mary's Game For Cancer Stricken Alum

To wrap up the October cancer awareness month, the Cascade Christian Challenger Football teams will be collecting donations at the gate for Cascade Christian High School Alumnus Nolan Roberts, a 2001 graduate who recently underwent a bone marrow transplant after his 2nd round of fighting cancer. Roberts was diagnosed in 2010 at the age of 26 with Hodgkin's Lymphoma while studying Chinese and teRead More »

NFC East Rivals Meet In Monday Night Football

Two teams going in different directions are squaring off tonight in the NFL Monday Game. The Dallas Cowboys are off to a 6-1 start while their NFC East rival Washington is 2-5. The last time these teams met was last December when the Cowboys prevailed 24-23. In the overall series the Redskins lead, 64-42.2. This is the 16th Monday night meeting for these clubs.Read More »

Giants, Royals Poised For Wild World Series Finish

By Jim McCoy Mon 27th October SportsKansas CitySan FranciscoWorld Series
Buster Posey was annoyed. Playfully so. The Giants catcher wanted Madison Bumgarner to do more than barely break a smile after a brilliant pitching performance put San Francisco one win from another World Series title. No way, Buster. Because in this postseason full of stars and surprises, who knows?Read More »

Friday Sports Minute: Oregon Ducks, World Series, NASCAR, NHL

By Jim McCoy Fri 24th October Sports
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The World Series shifts to California for Game Three tonight with Kansas City and San Francisco tied at one-all. While the Royals send Jeremy Guthrie to the hill, the Giants counter with Tim Hudson. BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - There's a top-25 college football game tonight with number-six Oregon at California.Read More »

Beavers, Stanford Seek To Spark Turnaround

By Jim McCoy Fri 24th October Sportscollege footballOregon State Beavers
Oregon State and Stanford have been throwbacks in the Pac-12 the past few years. Both run pro-style offenses, feature physical defenses and are in no hurry to break the huddle.Read More »

#6 Ducks Prepare For Cal in Friday Night Matchup

By Jim McCoy Thu 23rd October Sports
Marcus Mariota hasn't given much thought to being part of the first college football game played at Levi's Stadium. It's probably because the Oregon quarterback plans to return to the $1.3 billion facility in another six weeks. Mariota and the sixth-ranked Ducks (6-1, 3-1) are riding a modest two-game winning streak heading into Friday night's game against California (4-3, 2-3).Read More »

British Government Wants NFL Team In London

By Jim McCoy Wed 22nd October SportsLondonNFL
The British government wants an NFL team based in London. George Osborne, the British treasury chief, told the Evening Standard newspaper on Wednesday that the government will do whatever it can "to make this happen." The NFL has been playing regular-season games at Wembley Stadium every year since 2007, and this season there are three games on the schedule. The NFL saysRead More »

Wednesday Sports Minute: World Series, Serena "Humbled," Cowboys Release Sam

By Jim McCoy Wed 22nd October Sports
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The second game of the World Series is this evening in Kansas City. The host Royals were thumped by the National League Champion Giants last night 7-1.Read More »

English Soccer Team Offers Refund To Fans

By Jim McCoy Tue 21st October Sports
Sunderland says its players have offered to refund the ticket of every fan who attended its humiliating 8-0 defeat at Southampton in the English Premier League on Saturday. Captain John O'Shea says on the club website that "we win and lose as a team, players, staff and fans, however we wanted to acknowledge and thank the supporters who travelled such a long way to give us their backing, and desRead More »

Tuesday Sports Minute: Monday Night Football, World Series, Injured 49er, Etc.

By Jim McCoy Tue 21st October Sports
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Game 1 of the World Series is tonight with San Francisco at Kansas City. Madison Bumgarner gets the call for the Giants while the Royals counter with James Shields. PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.Read More »

Monday Sports Minute: Monday Night Football, World Series, NHL

By Jim McCoy Mon 20th October Sports
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The NFL game this evening has two .500 teams squaring off in Pittsburgh as the Steelers play host to the Houston Texans. The Texans have lost two straight after a 3-1 start to the season while the Steelers have alternated wins and losses for their 3-3 record. BUFFALO, N.Y.Read More »

Redskins' Gruden Faces QB Quandry

By Jim McCoy Mon 20th October Sports
Redskins coach Jay Gruden says that unless Robert Griffin III is 100 percent ready to return from injury, Colt McCoy will start at quarterback against the Dallas Cowboys next week. Gruden says Monday he can't rule out Griffin, "but he still has a way's to go." Griffin has been sidelined since dislocating his left ankle in Week 2 against Jacksonville.Read More »

Friday Sports Minute: Giants Win, Golf, Etc.

By Jim McCoy Fri 17th October Sports
KANSAS CITY (AP) - As the city of San Francisco celebrates another National League pennant; the city of Kansas City is getting ready to host the World Series. The Fall Classic will start next Tuesday in KC as the American League won the right to host the opening games of the series by winning the All-Star Game.Read More »

Florida St.'s Winston Complies With First Deadline

By Jim McCoy Fri 17th October Sports
Quarterback Jameis Winston has complied with the first deadline in Florida State's code of conduct hearing process, the adviser for the Winston family said in statement Friday. Lawyer David Cornwell wrote Winston will cooperate with the procedure, but will not "waive of our right to challenge any aspect of this process." Winston is facing a hearing to determine whether four secRead More »

Thursday Sports Minute: Royals In, Giants Can Clinch, Thursday Night Football, Golf

By Jim McCoy Thu 16th October Sports
KANSAS CITY (AP) - All hail the American League champion Kansas City Royals. Entering the playoffs as a wild card team the Royals eliminated Baltimore yesterday 2-1 to take the American League Championship Series in four straight. The Ned Yost-managed team has won all eight of its post season games this season and will now face either the Giants or Cardinals in the World Series.Read More »


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