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Thursday Sports Minute: Angel Re-signs, College Hoops, Brodeuer Retires, Tennis

By Jim McCoy Thu 29th January Sports
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - The Los Angeles Angels and third baseman David Freese (freez) have avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract for $6,425,000. Freese hit .260 with 10 home runs and 55 runs batted in last season, his first in the American League. COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Top-ranked Kentucky is back on the court this evening with a road game at Missouri.Read More »

Seahawks' Lynch Offers Perspective On Interviews

By Jim McCoy Thu 29th January Sports
After a couple of days of giving only scripted answers, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch had his most extensive comments of Super Bowl week. "All week I told y'all what's up and for some reason y'all continue to come back," he said at a news conference on Thursday. "I don't know what story you want. I don't know what image y'all wanna portray me.Read More »

Wednesday Sports Minute: Super Bowl, Marquee Match-ups, Tennis, Broduer Retires

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - There's a great matchup in men's college basketball tonight as Notre Dame entertains Duke. The visiting Blue Devils, who are ranked fourth by The Associated Press, are 17-2 while the eighth-ranked Irish are 19-2. PHOENIX (AP) - It's more of the same in Phoenix today for the Super Bowl.Read More »

AP Analysis: Youth Concussion Laws Lack Bite

By Jim McCoy Wed 28th January Sportsconcussion lawsfootball
An Associated Press analysis of the 51 youth concussion laws in each state and the District of Columbia finds that fewer than half contain all of the key principles of the model legislation. The laws were pushed for by the NFL after Washington state passed the first bill in 2009. About a third of the laws make no specific reference to which ages or grades are covered.Read More »

Tuesday Sports Minute: Super Bowl Media Day, Deflategate, Etc.

By Jim McCoy Tue 27th January SportsNBANew England PatriotsSuper Bowl 49
PHOENIX (AP) - This is media day at the Super Bowl. The players from the Seahawks and Patriots are gathering separately at U.S. Airways Center, the home of the Phoenix Suns, for massive interview sessions. The event officially kicks off Super Bowl week with the championship game this Sunday. CHANDLER, Ariz.Read More »

Russian Takes Huge Lead In World Cup Slalom

Russia's Alexander Khoroshilov led the opening run of a men's World Cup night slalom by a huge margin on Tuesday. Khoroshilov timed 53.67 seconds in heavy snowfall on the Planai course to lead Felix Neureuther of Germany by 0.79 - a remarkable gap in a sport where victory can be decided by one or two hundredths of a second. Third-place Fritz Dopfer of Germany was 1.08 adrift. Read More »

Border Protection Lends A Hand For Super Bowl Security

By Jim McCoy Mon 26th January SportsNFLsecuritySuper Bowl 49
Black Hawk helicopters and truck-sized X-ray machines that are typically deployed along the U.S.-Mexico border have been brought to the Super Bowl venue to assist with the security effort. U.S. Customs and Border Protection showed off the technology Monday as it helps with Super Bowl security. Commissioner R.Read More »

Snowstorms Force Postonement of Blazers Vs. Nets

By Jim McCoy Mon 26th January SportsbliazzardNBAPortland Trail Blazers
The NBA has postponed home games for both the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets because of a snowstorm expected to batter the area. The Knicks were to have hosted the Sacramento Kings on Monday night at the same time the Nets were scheduled to face the Portland Trail Blazers. Sacramento will instead return to Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, March 3, adding an extra game to whaRead More »

Australian Open Update: Pair of Big Names Up Today

By Jim McCoy Fri 23rd January SportsAustralian OpenTennis
Roger Federer, the second seed in the Australian Open, has been eliminated. He lost a third-round match last night, U.S. time, to world No. 46 Andreas Seppi. A check of tonight's action shows the two No. 1's back in action, Novak Djokovic for the men and Serena Williams for the women. Other seeded players of note who are back on the court are the two No.Read More »

Anti-Redskins Nickname Ad Appearing Online

Robert Griffin III runs 76 yards for a touchdown - without a Washington Redskins logo on the side of his helmet. That's the latest visual from a group that opposes the team's name. The National Congress of American Indians on Friday released a 38-second online ad coinciding with the run-up to the Super Bowl.Read More »

Jeff Gordon Will Retire At The End of The 2015 NASCAR Season

By Jim McCoy Thu 22nd January SportsJeff GordonNASCAR
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon says he will retire as a full-time driver after 2015 season The 43-year-old Gordon is coming off one of his best seasons in years. He won four times in 2014, including the Brickyard 400.Read More »

Polumalu Among Finalists Named For NFL Sportmanship Award

By Jim McCoy Thu 22nd January SportsNFLRooney Award
The NFL will name an annual award recognizing outstanding sportsmanship on the field in honor of the founding owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers Art Rooney Sr. The winner selected by the vote of the players will be announced at the "NFL Honors" show on Saturday, Jan.Read More »

Wednesday Sports Minute: NBA, Tennis, NFL Extra Point Experiment

By Jim McCoy Wed 21st January Sports
UNDATED (AP) - There were only two games in the NBA last night. Defending champion San Antonio won its fourth straight with a 109-99 win over the Nuggets in Denver. The other game was played in Miami as the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Heat 94-86. The win gives the Thunder a record over .500 for the first time this season. LEXINGTON, Ky.Read More »

Tennis Stars Fight Off Upsets at Australian Open

By Jim McCoy Wed 21st January Sports
An agitated Roger Federer spat out the question that Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova easily could have asked the players who pushed them to the limits in the second round of the Australian Open. "Do you have to be that close?" Federer snapped at a TV cameraman hovering nearby as he received medical advice after losing a set on Wednesday. For Nadal and Sharapova, the nuisance waRead More »

4-Foot-4 Driver, Chili Bowl Winner Abreu To Race In NASCAR

By Jim McCoy Tue 20th January SportsNASCARRico Abreu
USAC Midget champion Rico Abreu will make his NASCAR K&N Pro Series East debut in 2015 and race all 14 series events. Abreu, an open wheel standout, signed with HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks. Abreu will continue to race open wheel events. The 22-year-old Californian driver is just 4-foot-4 and weighs less than 100 pounds.Read More »

Five Former Winners In Boston Marathon Field

By Jim McCoy Tue 20th January Sports2015 Boston Marathon
Five former winners have committed to run this year's Boston Marathon. Principal sponsor John Hancock Financial announced Tuesday that 2013 men's winner Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia and 2012 winner Wesley Korir of Kenya will join a field that includes defending champion Meb Keflezighi, the first American man to win since 1983. On the women's side, 2012 winner Sharon Cherop and 2011 Read More »

Monday Sports Minute; Australian Open, NBA, Skiing, Etc.

By Jim McCoy Mon 19th January Sports
UNDATED (AP) - This year's Super Bowl will feature New England against Seattle. The Patriots advanced with a 45-7 win over the Colts yesterday in the AFC championship game while the defending league champion Seahawks beat the Packers, in overtime, 28-22 to win the NFC crown.Read More »

Did The Patriots Use Underinflated Footballs?

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy says the NFL is investigating whether the Patriots deflated footballs used in their AFC championship game victory over the Colts. McCarthy said Monday morning he cannot provide any other information now. The inquiry was first reported by the website for WTHR-TV in Indiana, citing an unnamed source. The NFL rule book says "it is the responsibiRead More »

Two NFL Owners Respond To Boy's Letters

By Jim McCoy Fri 16th January Sports
A 12-year-old Oklahoma boy looking for an NFL team to root for now has two to choose from. Cade Pope needed help deciding which NFL team to support, so he wrote letters to the owners of all 32 teams asking why they deserve his loyalty. Cade heard first from Carolina Panthers founder and owner Jerry Richardson, who sent a handwritten note as well as a replica Panthers helmet signRead More »

Ace Lefty Re-Signs With Tigers

By Jim McCoy Fri 16th January SportsDavid PriceDetroit Tigers
A person with knowledge of the deal says David Price has reached a $19.75 million, one-year agreement with the Detroit Tigers, avoiding arbitration. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the deal has not been announced.Read More »

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