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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 »

Who Will Start At QB For Utah Against Beavers?

By Jim McCoy Thu 16th October SportsfootballOregon St. BeaversUtah Utes
The big mystery for Thursday night's game between No. 20 Utah and Oregon State is who the Utes will start at quarterback. The depth chart lists Travis Wilson "or" Kendal Thompson, and earlier this week coach Kyle Whittingham wasn't giving away his choice. The 6-foot-7 Wilson has thrown for 788 yards and seven touchdowns this season, starting all five games for the Utes.Read More »

Wednesday Sports Minute: Baseball, PGA Grand Slam, Etc.

By Jim McCoy Wed 15th October Sports
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The fourth game of the American League Championship Series is being played this afternoon in Kansas City. The Royals top the Orioles in the best-of-seven series three games to none and with a win would advance to the World Series.Read More »

RG III Resumes Practicing With The Redskins

By Jim McCoy Wed 15th October SportsRobert Griffin IIIWashington Redskins
Robert Griffin III is practicing again with the Washington Redskins. Griffin threw passes in individual and one-on-one drills in the early part of practice Wednesday, his first such work since he dislocated his left ankle in Week 2. Griffin wore cleats with high ankle support and looked a bit rusty.Read More »

Tuesday Sports Minute: MLB Playoff News, Dodgers Hires, Moreno Shelved

By Jim McCoy Tue 14th October Sports
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A.J. Pierzynski will start at catcher in place of the injured Yadier Molina for the St. Louis Cardinals in the third game of the NL Championship Series against the San Francisco Giants. Molina strained his left oblique in St. Louis' win in Game 2 of the series and was replaced by Tony Cruz. KANSAS CITY, Mo.Read More »

Giants Great McCovey To Appear At Game

By Jim McCoy Tue 14th October SportsSan Francisco GiantsWillie McCovey
Hall of Famer Willie McCovey is expected back at the ballpark for the Giants' NL Championship Series against St.Read More »

Monday Sports Minute: Football & Baseball Previews, Oscar Pistorius, NHL

By Jim McCoy Mon 13th October Sports
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas City tries to keep its surprising post-season mojo rolling tonight when the Royals host Baltimore in Game 3 of the ALCS. KC has won six in a row this post-season, including the opening two games in Baltimore. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Giants and Cardinals set up camp in San Francisco for the next three games of the NLCS tied at a game apiece.Read More »

Florida QB Harris To Return To Action

By Jim McCoy Mon 13th October SportsFloridaTreon Harris
Florida coach Will Muschamp says freshman quarterback Treon Harris will play Saturday against Missouri. Muschamp says Harris will share snaps with fourth-year junior Jeff Driskel, who has eight turnovers in the last three games. Harris would have played against LSU, but he was suspended last Monday while authorities investigated a sexual battery charge against him.Read More »

High Stakes For Ducks, Bruins

By Jim McCoy Fri 10th October Sportscollege footall
Just a week ago, Oregon's visit to the Rose Bowl loomed as a defining game in the races for the Pac-12 title and the national championship. The Bruins had a chance to knock off the reigning Ducks, who could cement their supremacy against an up-and-coming power. When the No.Read More »

Lebron Undecided Concerning Rio Olympics

By Jim McCoy Fri 10th October Sports2016 OlympicsLeBron James
The beaches and glamor of Rio de Janeiro haven't convinced LeBron James that he should come back in two years for a shot at a third Olympic gold medal. James has spent several days in Rio preparing for Saturday's NBA preseason game against his former Miami Heat teammates, but reiterated on Friday that it's too early to make a decision about the Olympics.Read More »

Thursday Sports Minute: NHL Opener, Baseball, NASCAR, Golf

By Jim McCoy Thu 9th October Sports
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings opened up defense of their title last night by celebrating their big win over the Rangers last spring. Then, they lost to Pacific Division rival San Jose.Read More »

Tennis: Japan Women's Open Update

By Jim McCoy Thu 9th October Sports
Defending champion Samantha Stosur advanced to the quarterfinals of the Japan Women's Open on Thursday when Jarmila Gajdosova retired with an injury while training 7-6 (4), 1-0. The top-seeded Stosur will next face Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan. Also, Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan beat Lara Arruabarrena of Spain 6-0, 6-1, Lauren Davis of the United States defeated Japanese qualifieRead More »

List Of Unbeaten College Football Teams Includes Unlikely Names

By Jim McCoy Wed 8th October Sportscollege football
Imagine a playoff that includes Arizona facing TCU in one semifinal and Mississippi State meeting Georgia Tech in the other. Is it a long shot? Sure. But it's not quite as far-fetched as it may have seemed before this season of surprises began. No. 3 Mississippi State, No. 9 TCU, No. 10 Arizona and No. 22 Georgia Tech are all unbeaten after starting the season unranked.Read More »

Dodgers Pitcher Retires

By Jim McCoy Wed 8th October SportsJosh Beckett
Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett, facing surgery for a torn labrum in his left hip that caused him to miss most of the last three months of the season, has retired at 34, ending a 14-year career that included two World Series championships. He threw a no-hitter in May, but landed on the disabled list for the third time in early August with a left hip impingement after being on the DL in July Read More »

Special 5-Year Old Signs Special Deal With Jazz

By Jim McCoy Mon 6th October Sports
The Utah Jazz are signing a 5-year-old free agent guard to a one-day contract for a special scrimmage on Monday night. JP Gibson, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, plans to sign his contract with Jazz President Randy Rigby before joining the team in uniform for the annual preseason intrasquad scrimmage at EnergySolutions Arena.Read More »

Monday Sports Minute: Baseball, Football, College Football, NHL

By Jim McCoy Mon 6th October Sports
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Washington's Nationals have to win today's game with the Giants in San Francisco or their season is over. The Giants won the first two games of the best-of-five series and if they lose today the fourth game will be tomorrow night. Madison Bumgarner gets the ball for the Giants against Doug Fisker. ST. LOUIS (AP) - The third game of the St.Read More »

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