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Thursday Sports Minute: March Madness Preview, NBA Scores, NHL Scores, NIT

By Jim McCoy Thu 26th March Sports

UNDATED (AP) - The NCAA Tournament resumes this evening with games in Cleveland and Los Angeles. On the home court of the NBA Cavaliers, the first game has Notre Dame playing Wichita State while in the second contest it'll be Kentucky and West Virginia.Read More »

Teenager Wins Giant Slalom At US Alpine Championhips

By Jim McCoy Thu 26th March Sports

Teenager Nina O'Brien captured the giant slalom title Thursday at the U.S. Alpine Championships against a field that was filled with World Cup veterans.

The 17-year-old O'Brien held on to her lead after the first run and finished the course at Sugarloaf resort in a combined time of 2 minutes, 22.30 seconds.Read More »

Wednesday Sports Minute: NFL Replay Rules, Johnny Manziel, NHL Conference Race

By Jim McCoy Wed 25th March Sports

PORTLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors have been the top team of the NBA pretty much all season long and last night they clinched the Pacific Division championship. By beating the Blazers in Portland, the Warriors secured their first division title in 39 years. As has been the case all season, Stephen ) Curry led the way, this time with 33 points.

UNDATED (AP) - The St.Read More »

Vikings Coach Expects Peterson To Return To Team

By Jim McCoy Wed 25th March SportsAdrian PetersonMinnesota Vikings

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer "fully expects" Adrian Peterson to be with the team for the 2015 season, adding Wednesday there are "no plans" to trade the star running back.

Peterson has not yet been reinstated by the NFL from his suspension under the personal conduct policy.Read More »

Tuesday Sports Minute: Second Baseman Signed, Grizzlies Clinch, Swisher Not Ready, Etc.

By Jim McCoy Tue 24th March Sports

UNDATED (AP) - The Minnesota Twins and second baseman Brian Dozier have agreed agreed on a $20 million, four-year contract. The 27-year-old hit .242 last year with 23 homers, 33 doubles, 71 RBIs, 89 walks, 21 steals and 112 runs scored.

UNDATED (AP) - The Memphis Grizzlies became the fourth NBA team to clinch a playoff berth by beating the Knicks last night 103-82.Read More »

Rules For Pitchers To Speed Up In Minor League Games

By Jim McCoy Tue 24th March Sportsminor league baseball

Pitchers will have to beat the clock at Triple-A and Double-A this season.

In an effort to speed games, Minor League Baseball's governing body said Tuesday a ball will be called in the count starting May 1 when a pitcher fails to start his windup or reach the set position within 20 seconds after having possession of the ball on the mound.

The speed-up rules are morRead More »

Monday Sports Minute: NBA Playoff Races, NHL, College Hoops

By Jim McCoy Mon 23rd March Sports

UNDATED (AP) - The battle for the NBA's Southwest Division title continues tonight as Houston visits Indiana and Memphis takes on the Knicks in New York. The Grizzlies top the division by 2 1/2 games over the Rockets and have a game in hand. Memphis blew out New York 105-83 in their first meeting of the season, and Houston knocked off Indiana 110-98 on Jan.Read More »

Top Skiers Headed To Maine For National Championships

By Jim McCoy Mon 23rd March Sportsnational championshipsSkiing

Fresh from the World Cup finals, Lindsey Vonn, Mikaela Shiffrin and other top U.S. skiers are headed from France to Maine for the U.S. Alpine Championships.

Vonn, the most decorated female ski racer in history, will headline the event that begins Wednesday at Sugarloaf in Carrabassett Valley.Read More »

Friday Sports Minute: More March Madness, Lydia Ko, Morgan Hoffman, Anthony Davis

By Jim McCoy Fri 20th March Sports

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Oklahoma will try to give the No. 3 seeds a .500 record in the NCAA tournament when they take on Albany in second-round play. Fellow third-seeds Iowa State and Baylor fell in their second-round match-ups yesterday, while Notre Dame earned a win.

UNDATED (AP) - Duke and Wisconsin will try to keep the No.Read More »

Thunder Receive Bad News About Kevin Durant

By Jim McCoy Fri 20th March SportsKevin Durant

There is more bad news for Thunder star and reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant.

General manager Sam Presti says Durant still has pain in his right foot and will remain out indefinitely. Durant will see specialists to determine the next step.

Earlier this month, coach Scott Brooks said Durant could return to the lineup in 1-2 weeks.Read More »

Thursday Sports Minute: March Madness, Arnold Palmer Invitational, Dwight Howard, Etc.

By Jim McCoy Thu 19th March Sports

UNDATED (AP) - Two of the four No. 1 seeds in the NCAA men's tournament start play today. Overall No. 1 Kentucky has a game with Hampton in a Midwest Regional game in Louisville while Villanova goes up against Lafayette in an East Regional game in Pittsburgh. There are 16 games today on the NCAA schedule.

ORLANDO, Fla.Read More »

Syracuse's Boeheim To Coach 3 More Seasons

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim says he will appeal "unduly harsh" NCAA sanctions for violations that occurred over a decade and that 3 years is the "right time" to retire.

Boeheim said Thursday before the start of the main games in the NCAA Tournament that some of the NCAA's allegations are inaccurate.

NCAA punished Boeheim and Syracuse earlier this month for acadeRead More »

Wednesday Sports Minute: March Madness, Pete Rose, Warriors vs. Hawks

By Jim McCoy Wed 18th March Sports

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - The second of two nights of tournament basketball in Dayton features the home town Flyers against Boise State and North Florida meeting Robert Morris. The winners advance to the main part of the NCAA Tournament.Read More »

Bills Sign WR, Make Move On TE

By Jim McCoy Wed 18th March SportsBuffalo BillsCharles ClayPercy Harvin

The Buffalo Bills have free-agent receiver Percy Harvin under contract, and confirmed they've submitted an offer for Miami Dolphins tight end Charles Clay.

The team announced Harvin formally signed his contract Wednesday.Read More »

Monday Sports Minute: College Coaches Fired, NHL, NASCAR, Golf

By Jim McCoy Mon 16th March Sports

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) - Paul Hewitt has been fired as George Mason's basketball coach after going 66-67 in four seasons. The Patriots went 9-22 this season, 4-14 in the Atlantic 10, and lost their opening game in the conference tournament. Hewitt replaced Jim Larranaga who led the Patriots to the Final Four in 2006.

MONTGOMERY, Ala.Read More »

Pete Rose Applies For Re-Instatement By MLB

Pete Rose has submitted a new request to be reinstated to baseball, according to new Commissioner Rob Manfred. The career hits leader agreed to a lifetime ban in August 1989 following an investigation by Major League Baseball that concluded he bet on the Cincinnati Reds to win while managing the team.Read More »

Former Raider RB Signs With Cowboys

By Jim McCoy Fri 13th March SportsDallas CowboysDarren McFadden

A person with knowledge of the deal says the Dallas Cowboys have agreed to a contract with Darren McFadden a day after losing NFL rushing champ DeMarco Murray to NFC East rival Philadelphia.

McFadden had seven mostly disappointing seasons in Oakland after the Raiders drafted him fourth overall in 2008.Read More »

Wednesday Sports Minute: NCAA Hoops, NBA, NFL Trades

By Jim McCoy Wed 11th March Sports

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - The only ranked team to see action tonight in men's basketball is No. 19 North Carolina. The Tar Heels open Atlantic Coast Conference tournament play with a game against Boston College.Read More »

NASCAR Lifts Kurt Busch Suspension

By Jim McCoy Wed 11th March Sportsdomestic abuseKurt BuschNASCAR

NASCAR has lifted its suspension of Kurt Busch and says the former champion can compete in the championship Chase should he qualify.

Busch missed the first three races of the season when NASCAR suspended him for an alleged domestic assault on his ex-girlfriend.Read More »

Tuesday Sports Minute: NFL Free Agency, NHL Preview, College Basketball

UNDATED (AP) - There should be several stories today about free agency in the NFL. The annual free agency period starts today with several teams sporting a lot of cash to spread around.Read More »


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