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Monday Sports Minute: Baseball Moves, Basketball Polls, Muhammad Ali Update

By Jim McCoy Mon 22nd December Sports
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Phil Hughes and the Twins have agreed to a $58 million, five-year contract that adds $42 million in guaranteed money from 2017-19. Hughes went 16-10 with a 3.52 ERA and led the major leagues among qualifying pitchers with an 11.63 strikeout-to-walk ratio. UNDATED (AP) - Kentucky is a unanimous No.Read More »

Titans Lead Bucs In Race For #1 Pick

By Jim McCoy Mon 22nd December Sports
You can win for losing in the NFL. The Tennessee Titans are proving it. Thanks to a nine-game slide, the Titans (2-13) are in line for the top overall pick in next spring's draft.Read More »

SOU Raiders Win First NAIA National Football Championship

By Jim McCoy Fri 19th December Sports
Just a few short years ago, it didn't seem inconceivable that there would one day be no more football at Southern Oregon University. The Raiders program that enjoyed flashes of brilliance over the years had no coach, no conference and seemingly no future. Depending on who you talked to, SOU was a wrestling school, or a cross country or track school.Read More »

Top Teams Compete At Christmas Classic

By Jim McCoy Fri 19th December Sports
Day Two of the Southern Oregon Subaru Christmas Classic holds another exciting day of high school hoops. The up-and-coming 5A Crater Comet boys play perennial 3A contender Santiam Christian tonight at 5:15 p.m. at the Cascade Christian Pavilion.Read More »

Dodgers Acquire All-Star Shortstop

By Jim McCoy Fri 19th December Sports
The Phillies have finalized their trade of Jimmy Rollins, sending the All-Star shortstop and cash to the Los Angeles Dodgers for right-hander Zach Eflin and left-hander Tom Windle. The deal was agreed to last week at the winter meetings and announced Friday, a day after the Dodgers completed a trade that sent slugging outfielder Matt Kemp to San Diego. Rollins, a three-time All-SRead More »

Christmas Classic Brings High School Basketball Action to Southern Oregon

By Jim McCoy Thu 18th December Sports
For the next three days, basketball courts will be teeming with boys and girls basketball action as the Southern Oregon Subaru Christmas Classic gets underway. The Pavilion at Cascade Christian will host much of the action, with other games scheduled to be played at Phoenix and Crater High Schools. This year's field has a distinctly local flavor.Read More »

Bears Make QB Change

By Jim McCoy Thu 18th December Sports
Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman says quarterback Jay Cutler is being benched in favor of Jimmy Clausen. Trestman was announced the move on Thursday. He says Cutler will be active and serve as the backup for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field. Cutler leads the league in interceptions (18) and turnovers (24).Read More »

Injured QB Newton Returns To Practice

By Jim McCoy Wed 17th December Sports
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has returned to practice eight days after an automobile accident left him with two fractures in his lower back. Newton, wearing a long sleeve black shirt under his red practice jersey and a helmet, participated in all of the team drills Wednesday and did some throwing during the portion of practice open to the media.Read More »

Kurt Busch: "I Told Her To Leave"

By Jim McCoy Wed 17th December Sports
Kurt Busch has testified that he repeatedly told his ex-girlfriend to leave his motorhome the night she claims the NASCAR driver assaulted her.Read More »

Tuesday Sports Minute: College Football Coaching Moves, NBA, MLB

By Jim McCoy Tue 16th December Sports
MIAMI (AP) - The Miami Marlins have reportedly come to terms with first baseman Mike Morse. A person familiar with the negotiations has told The Associated Press that the Marlins and Morse have agreed to a two-year contract. HOUSTON (AP) - Houston's Cougars have a new football coach.Read More »

A-Rod Will Assume New Role With Yankees In '15

By Jim McCoy Tue 16th December Sports
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says Alex Rodriguez's days as an everyday fielder are over and he hopes A-Rod will be New York's fulltime designated hitter. Chase Headley will be the Yankees' starting third baseman after agreeing to a $52 million, four-year deal. Cashman said during a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday that "I can't expect Alex to be aRead More »

McCarthy Gets Fresh Start With Dodgers

By Jim McCoy Tue 16th December Sports
Pitcher Brandon McCarthy and the Los Angeles Dodgers have finalized a four-year contract. The deal was agreed to last week at the winter meetings and announced Tuesday. A 31-year-old right-hander, McCarthy was 3-10 with a 5.01 ERA in 18 starts this year for Arizona, which traded him to the Yankees on July 6 for pitcher Vidal Nuno.Read More »

Cardinals Will Turn To Third QB Against Seahawks

By Jim McCoy Mon 15th December Sports
Five weeks removed from the San Diego practice squad, Ryan Lindley will start at quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals against Seattle on Sunday night. Coach Bruce Arians announced the decision Monday following the team's practice, with experience the deciding factor in choosing Lindley over rookie Logan Thomas in what figures to be the biggest game for the Cardinals this season. Read More »

Browns Receiver Defends Wearing Protest T-Shirt

By Jim McCoy Mon 15th December Sports
Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins says he was moved to wear a T-shirt protesting shootings in Ohio out of fear something could one day happen to his son. Hawkins wore the black shirt during pre-game warmups and introductions Sunday.Read More »

Former Douglas High Star Polamalu A Finalist For NFL Sportsmanship Award

By Jim McCoy Mon 15th December Sports
Wide receivers Larry Fitzgerald and Calvin Johnson are among eight finalists for the NFL's new Sportsmanship Award. The Cardinals and Lions wideouts are joined in the finals by linebackers Thomas Davis of Carolina and Chad Greenway of Minnesota; safety Troy Polamalu of Pittsburgh; defensive end DeMarcus Ware of Denver; quarterback Alex Smith of Kansas City; and special teams ace Matthew Read More »

Friday Sports Minute: College Hoops, Australian PGA, NBA

By Jim McCoy Fri 12th December Sports
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The top-ranked Kentucky Wildcats say starting forward Alex Poythress will miss the rest of the season after tearing the ACL in his left knee during practice yesterday. Poythress started eight games for the 10-0 Wildcats this season, averaging 5 1/2 points and 3.8 rebounds.Read More »

NFL Legend Brown Weighs In On Social Commentary By Athletes

By Jim McCoy Fri 12th December Sports
Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown says he's encouraged to see athletes taking risks by "intelligently protesting" for social change. The 78-year-old Cleveland Browns great has been an activist for more than 50 years. On Friday, he praised players like NBA superstar LeBron James for speaking out and "bringing attention" to high-profile cases in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York.Read More »

Swimming Record Set In 1500 Meter Freestyle

By Jim McCoy Fri 12th December Sports
Spain's swimming federation says Mireia Belmonte Garcia has broken the world short-course record in the women's 1,500-meter freestyle at the Spanish short-course championships on Friday. The federation said in a statement that Belmonte earned a winning time of 15 minutes 19.71 seconds, surpassing the previous record of 15:26.95 set in August by Lauren Boyle of New Zealand. BelmonRead More »

Dodgers Star Traded To Padres

By Jim McCoy Thu 11th December Sports
A person with knowledge of the situation says the San Diego Padres have a deal in place to acquire outfielder Matt Kemp and catcher Tim Federowicz from the division rival Los Angeles Dodgers for catcher Yasmani Grandal and two pitchers. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the deal hadn't been announced by either team. The Padres are due to receive some $30Read More »

McCoy May Start For Redskins Sunday

By Jim McCoy Thu 11th December Sports
Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden says Colt McCoy has had a "positive" recovery from a neck injury and is on pace to start this week against the New York Giants. Gruden said McCoy "looked fine" at practice Thursday. McCoy will seek a final clearance at a doctor's appointment Friday, but the coach says he expects McCoy to get the go-ahead to play.Read More »

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