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Will Colorado Game Be Mariota's Last At Autzen?

By Jim McCoy Fri 21st November Sports
Many people believe that Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is bound for the NFL after this season is over. That means Saturday's game against Colorado could be the junior's last at Autzen Stadium. Mariota decided after last season that he'd give the Ducks another go.Read More »

Bowl Berth On The Line As Beavers Face Huskies

By Jim McCoy Fri 21st November Sports
Mike Riley asked for a show of hands in the meeting room. He wanted everyone who was on the field for one of the worst losses in his coaching tenure at Oregon State to acknowledge they were there. Getting routed 69-27 can leave an impression.Read More »

6-Time NASCAR Champ Says The Right Driver Won

By Jim McCoy Thu 20th November Sports
Jimmie Johnson believes the right driver won NASCAR's championship, and that a Ryan Newman victory would have been "tough to swallow for the sport." Johnson began the season as the six-time and defending champion, but he was eliminated from title contention in the revamped Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.Read More »

Wednesday Sports Minute: Marlins Sign Stanton, NBA Preview, NHL

By Jim McCoy Wed 19th November Sports
MIAMI (AP) - The Miami Marlins will formally announce today the signing of outfielder Giancarlo Stanton to a 13-year, $325 million contract, the largest package for a U.S. athlete. The two sides finalized the deal on Monday, keeping the 25-year-old Stanton in Miami through at least the end of the decade.Read More »

A's Add Bat, Sign Former Royals DH

By Jim McCoy Wed 19th November Sports
The Oakland Athletics have agreed to terms on a $30 million, three-year contract with designated hitter Billy Butler through the 2017 season. Butler helped the Kansas City Royals reach the World Series last month after a 29-year playoff drought. In the postseason opener, they rallied late to eliminate Oakland in the AL wild-card game. Butler contributed two hits and two RBIs.Read More »

Tuesday Sports Minute: Peterson Suspension, Former Duck Blount Released, Jays Sign Martin

By Jim McCoy Tue 18th November Sports
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings will be without their star running back for at least the rest of this season after the NFL suspended Adrian Peterson without pay.Read More »

SF Giants Hudson: 2015 Will "Likely" Be His Last

By Jim McCoy Tue 18th November Sports
San Francisco pitcher Tim Hudson says next season will probably be his last. The 39-year-old right-hander finally reached and won the World Series in his 16th major league season.Read More »

Monday Sports Minute: NFL, Hockey, College Football

By Jim McCoy Mon 17th November Sports
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Monday night football has Pittsburgh at Tennessee. The Titans are struggling at 2-7 while the Steelers, with a 6-4 mark, are still playoff contenders in the tight AFC North where Cincinnati has the top spot at 6-3-1. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Sunday night football had New England dominating Indianapolis 42-20.Read More »

Bengals Among Teams Visited By DEA Agents

By Jim McCoy Mon 17th November Sports
The Cincinnati Bengals say federal drug enforcement officials visited the team Sunday to check on how its medical staff handles prescription drugs. Team officials said Monday that Drug Enforcement Administration agents in New York visited the Bengals at an airport in New Orleans and asked to see registrations and paperwork for controlled substances being carried by Cincinnati's medical sRead More »

Friday Sports Minute: Busy Night For College Hoops Tonight, Baseball MVPs, Etc.

By Jim McCoy Fri 14th November Sports
UNDATED (AP) - The men's and women's college basketball seasons get underway in a big way this evening. Most of the ranked schools are in action, including the two Number Ones - Kentucky for the men and Connecticut for the women. MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - The Dolphins scored 19 unanswered points in a 22-9 win over the Bills last night.Read More »

Pearl Harbor To Be Site For Armed Forces Classic in 2016

By Jim McCoy Fri 14th November Sports
Four powerhouse college basketball programs will play games at Pearl Harbor less than a month before the 75th anniversary of the attack that plunged America into World War II. Indiana will face Kansas and Arizona will meet Michigan State at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu on Veterans Day on Nov. 11, 2016. The surprise Japanese air attack occurred Dec.Read More »

Bengals Player & Father Of Cancer Victim Eager To Thank Saints' Coach

By Jim McCoy Thu 13th November Sports
Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still is eager to shake hands with Saints coach Sean Payton on Sunday and say thanks in person. Payton bought 100 of Still's No. 75 jersey when he and the Bengals were starting a campaign to raise money for pediatric cancer research and treatment.Read More »

NBA Superstar Won't Allow His Sons To Play Football

By Jim McCoy Thu 13th November Sports
LeBron James won't let his two sons play organized football because of the sport's health risks. The NBA superstar said in an ESPN.com report published Friday (http://es.pn/11jvDtB ) that "only basketball, baseball and soccer are allowed in my house." James made the comments last week, before the Cavaliers played in Denver to conclude a four-game road trip.Read More »

Wednesday Sports Minute: Cy Young Winner Announced, Etc.

By Jim McCoy Wed 12th November Sports
UNDATED (AP) - Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers was the winner of last year's National League Cy Young Award. Tonight, he might make it two straight and three overall as the result of voting of the baseball writers is released. The other finalists for the NL award are Johnny Cueto of the Reds and Adam Wainwright of the Cardinals.Read More »

Famous German Soccer Club To Help Develop American Talent

By Jim McCoy Wed 12th November Sports
Expanding its U.S. presence, German champion Bayern Munich is launching a partnership between its youth academy and Global Premier Soccer. Bayern coaches will spend about five weeks annually in the U.S. working with GPS, which organizes 75 youth clubs in 11 states.Read More »

Heat Honoring 11 Soldiers

By Jim McCoy Tue 11th November Sports
The Miami Heat will honor 11 soldiers when they host to the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday. It's part of the "Home Strong" program that Heat President Pat Riley started several years ago, where the team honors a veteran who served in Iraq or Afghanistan before tipoff of home games. The pregame event Wednesday is part of a series of Veterans Day tributes by the team, including helpinRead More »

Tuesday Sports Minute: Managers Of The Year, Willis Hurt, Cards Sign QB

By Jim McCoy Tue 11th November Sports
UNDATED (AP) - The baseball Writers of America will name the winners of the American and National League Manager of the Year Awards tonight.Read More »

Monday Sports Minute: NFL, NASCAR, NBA, Golf

By Jim McCoy Mon 10th November Sports
GREEN BAY (AP) - In case you missed the NFL game last night, the Packers beat up the Bears, in Green Bay, 55-14. Aaron Rodgers led the way with six first-half touchdown passes.Read More »

Former Vikings Safety Dies From ALS At Age 42

By Jim McCoy Mon 10th November SportsOrlando Thomas
Former Minnesota Vikings safety Orlando Thomas has died of complications from ALS. He was 42. Thomas was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease in 2007. He died on Sunday night in his hometown of Crowley, Louisiana.Read More »

Mariners Player Name A Baseball "Comeback Player Of The Year"

By Jim McCoy Fri 7th November Sports
Miami third baseman Casey McGehee and Seattle pitcher Chris Young have been selected as baseball's comeback players of the year. McGehee, who turned 32 last month, hit .287 with 29 doubles, four home runs, 76 RBIs to win the NL honor following a season with the Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan's Pacific League. Young, a 35-year-old left-hander, won the AL award after being limited Read More »

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