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Accused Viking Peterson To Appear In Court Wednesday

By Jim McCoy Mon 15th September SportsAdrian Petersonchild beating case
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will make his first court appearance Wednesday in Texas on a child abuse charge. Peterson is expected to enter a plea at the hearing in Conroe, Texas, after his indictment for reckless or negligent injury to a child. Peterson faces up to two years in prison and a $10,000 fine if found guilty.Read More »

Friday Sports Minute: Baseball, Golf, NASCAR, Etc.

By Jim McCoy Fri 12th September Sports
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The two teams duking it out for supremacy of the National League West open a weekend series tonight in San Francisco. When the game begins the Giants will be two games back of the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers. NEW YORK (AP) - Baltimore first baseman Chris Davis has been suspended by Major League Baseball for 25 games after testing positive for an amphetamine.Read More »

Friday Update From PGA

By Jim McCoy Fri 12th September Sports
Billy Horschel had another 4-under 66 to build a two-shot lead at the Tour Championship, putting him halfway home to a $10 million bonus. Horschel might be the hottest player in golf. His next battle is with the best player in golf - Rory McIlroy. McIlroy finished with three big putts for a 65.Read More »

Investigation Completed In Tony Stewart Racing Incident

By Jim McCoy Thu 11th September Sports
An upstate New York sheriff says he has completed his investigation into the death of a driver struck by NASCAR champion Tony Stewart during a sprint car race last month.Read More »

Early Thursday Baseball Score: Reds vs. Cardinals

By Jim McCoy Thu 11th September Sports
Johnny Cueto pitched eight scoreless innings to beat Lance Lynn and send the St. Louis Cardinals to their third consecutive loss 1-0 Thursday. Aroldis Chapman pitched the ninth for his 33rd save and third in the last three games. Cueto (18-8) allowed just three hits and hit a batter to help the Reds win their second series in the last 13 against Central Division-leading St.Read More »

NFL Commissioner Says He Tried To Obtain Rice Video

By Jim McCoy Wed 10th September Sports
Commissioner Roger Goodell has sent a memo to the 32 teams reiterating that the NFL never saw until Monday the video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee that led to Rice's indefinite suspension and release by the Baltimore Ravens. Goodell told the teams on Wednesday that none of the law enforcement entities the league approached "was permitted to provide any video or other investigatorRead More »

Nike Cuts Ties With Ray Rice

By Jim McCoy Tue 9th September Sports
Nike is severing its business ties to Ray Rice a day after he was let go by the Baltimore Ravens and suspended indefinitely by the NFL following the release of a video showing him striking his then-fiancee in February. Nike Inc.Read More »

Tuesday Sports Minute:Baseball, US Open, Monday Night Football

By Jim McCoy Tue 9th September Sports
day results...US Open ends DETROIT (AP) - The two teams battling it out for first place in the American League Central continue their three-game series tonight in Detroit. The Tigers start the night just a game back of the Royals after beating KC last night 9-5.Read More »

49ers Release LaMichael James

By Jim McCoy Mon 8th September Sports
Running back LaMichael James has been released by the San Francisco 49ers. Coach Jim Harbaugh announced the move Monday, a day after his team's 28-17 win at Dallas.Read More »

Monday Sports Minute: Rice Released, US Open Final Preview, Etc.

By Jim McCoy Mon 8th September Sports
BALTIMORE (AP) - In the wake of a new video that apparently shows him hitting his then-fiancee while inside an elevator, Ray Rice has been released by the Baltimore Ravens. He had been suspended by the NFL for the first two games of the season in July when the only video available showed him dragging the woman out of the elevator.Read More »

Team USA Cruises In World Cup Basketball Tilt

By Jim McCoy Thu 4th September SportsbasketballWorld Cup
James Harden scored 17 points, Stephen Curry added 14 and the unbeaten U.S. national team wrapped up pool play with a 95-71 victory over Ukraine on Thursday at the Basketball World Cup. Anthony Davis finished with 12 points for the Americans, who were still waiting out the final results from Group D in the Canary Islands to determine who they would play Saturday night in Barcelona.Read More »

Bryan Brothers Close In On Tennis Milestone

By Jim McCoy Thu 4th September Sports
Bob and Mike Bryan won another tough three-set match to move within one victory of their 16th Grand Slam title. The top-seeded twins beat fellow Americans Scott Lipsky and Rajeev Ram 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 on Thursday in the U.S. Open semifinals. The Bryans are seeking their fifth U.S. Open championship and 100th career doubles title.Read More »

Woman Reaches Her First US Open Semifinal (Tennis)

By Jim McCoy Wed 3rd September Sports
Ekaterina Makarova reached her first Grand Slam semifinal, beating Victoria Azarenka in straight sets at the U.S. Open. The 26-year-old Russian won 6-4, 6-2 on Wednesday after losing her previous four major quarterfinals.Read More »

Baseball, Tennis Highlight Thursday Sports Minute

By Jim McCoy Wed 3rd September Sports
NEW YORK (AP) - Two-time defending champ Serena Williams takes an 18-match winning streak at the US Open into her quarterfinal meeting with Flavia Pennetta at the grand slam event tonight. The top-seeded Williams is 5-0 lifetime against Pennetta losing just one set to the Italian.Read More »

The Secret Is Out On Ducks RB Freeman

By Jim McCoy Tue 2nd September SportsOregon DucksRoyce Freeman
Freshman running back Royce Freeman made his anticipated debut for the No. 3 Oregon Ducks and showed a glimpse of the talent that was kept behind closed doors all summer.Read More »

Confident Cook Leading MSU Charge Against Ducks

By Jim McCoy Tue 2nd September Sportscollege footballMichigan StateOregon Ducks
Connor Cook's emergence has quieted many of the concerns about Michigan State's offense. The seventh-ranked Spartans are coming off a Rose Bowl victory last season, but even then it was the defense that led the way for the most part.Read More »

South Dakota Realistic About Facing #3 Oregon Ducks

South Dakota coach Joe Glenn has no illusions about the Oregon team the Coyotes will face on Saturday night. He says everybody knows they're good. Oregon opens the season ranked No. 3 in the AP Top 25 after going 11-2 last season, capped by a victory over Texas in the Alamo Bowl. The Coyotes finished 4-8 overall and 3-5 in the Missouri Valley Football Conference last season.Read More »

NASCAR's Stewart Says Death Of Driver He Hit Will Affect Him Forever

Tony Stewart says the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will "affect my life forever" as he returned to the track for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint-car race in New York. Stewart spoke Friday for the first time Ward died at an Aug. 9 dirt-track event in upstate New York. The three-time NASCAR champion has not raced since Ward's death.Read More »

Thursday Sports Minute: US Open, Baseball, NFL, Etc.

By Jim McCoy Thu 28th August Sports
NEW YORK (AP) - Top seeded Serena Williams has easily advanced to the third round of the U.S. Open with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Vania King. Eighth-seeded Ana Ivanovic (, who had been having her best season since winning the French Open in 2008, lost to Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-4 in the second round.Read More »

NFL Will Hand Out Longer Suspensions For Domestic Violence

By Jim McCoy Thu 28th August Sportsdomestic violenceNFL
NFL players will be subject to a six-week suspension for a first domestic violence offense and banishment from the league for a second under a new policy outlined by Commissioner Roger Goodell. In a letter and memo sent to all 32 teams owners Thursday, and obtained by The Associated Press, Goodell says he "didn't get it right" in giving Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice a two-game suRead More »

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