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Friday Sports Minute: Advantage Warriors, NBA Eastern Conference Game 2 Preview, Stanley Cup

By Jim McCoy Fri 22nd May Sports

ATLANTA (AP) - The Hawks and Cavaliers are squaring off tonight in Game 2 of their NBA Eastern Conference final. The visiting Cavs won the opener 97-89 as LeBron James and J.R. Smith led the attack. After watching DeMarre Carroll collapse to the court with a knee injury, the Hawks got good news yesterday when an MRI showed no serious damage.

OAKLAND, Calif.Read More »

Indy 500 Update: Final Practice Leaderboard

By Jim McCoy Fri 22nd May Sports2015 Indianapolis 500

Will Power led the final practice session for the Indianapolis 500 in a session that was dominated by Chevrolet.

Power turned a fast lap at 229.020 mph in Friday's final session to put Team Penske on top of the leaderboard.Read More »

Thursday Sports Minute: Warriors vs. Rockets, Blackhawks vs. Ducks, Dodgers-Giants Preview

By Jim McCoy Thu 21st May Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Warriors and Rockets are squaring off in the second game of the NBA's Western Conference final tonight in Oakland. That's where the Warriors won the opening game by the score of 110-106.Read More »

Colleges Across The Country Are Playing Lacrosse

By Jim McCoy Thu 21st May SportslacrosseNCAA

From Florida to Stanford and Albany to Denver, the sport of lacrosse is growing at the college level in the United States.

US Lacrosse, the governing body of the sport, has produced a participation report annually since 2001, and the latest figures show that 39 schools added varsity programs in 2014, bringing the total number of schools playing the game across three divisions to Read More »

Wednesday Sports Minute: NBA, NHL, NBA Draft Lottery

By Jim McCoy Wed 20th May Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The NBA's Western Conference final opened last night in Oakland with the Warriors beating the visiting Rockets 110-106. Houston rocketed out to a 16-point first-half lead but could not contain league MVP Stephen Curry, who finished with 34 points, including two free throws in the final seconds.Read More »

Steinbrenner: A-Rod Has Been "A Great Asset"

Now that Alex Rodriguez is back on the field and producing, the New York Yankees have put all the acrimony behind.

Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner is pleased with A-Rod's performance in his return from a season-long drug suspension.Read More »

Tuesday Sports Minute: Rockets vs. Warriors, Ducks vs. Blackhawks, MLB, NASCAR

By Jim McCoy Tue 19th May Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Rockets head into Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference final just two days after completing a comeback from down 3-1 to eliminate the Clippers. Houston was 0-4 against Golden State this season. The Warriors are 43-3 this season and post-season on their home court.

ANAHEIM, Calif.Read More »

Injured Indy Car Driver Improving

By Jim McCoy Tue 19th May Sports

James Hinchcliffe's girlfriend says the IndyCar driver was awake and communicating Tuesday morning, less than 24 hours after undergoing surgery on his left thigh.

Kristen Dee made the statement on her Facebook page and says the Canadian driver is "doing amazingly." The post also thanked fans for support.

Hinchcliffe is one of IndyCar's most popular drivers.Read More »

Monday Sports Minute: New Marlins Manager, Baseball Preview, NHL Preview, Lee Wins In LPGA

By Jim McCoy Mon 18th May Sports

MIAMI (AP) - The Miami Marlins have introduced GM Dan Jennings as their new field manager in time for the start of a four-game series against Arizona.Read More »

Driver Hospitalized After Practice Crash At Indianapolis

By Jim McCoy Mon 18th May SportsIndianapolis 500James Hinchcliffe

IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe was taken to a hospital after crashing his car into the wall Monday - the fourth frightening wreck at practice for the Indianapolis 500.

The Canadian drive slammed into the wall going into turn three at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His car briefly slid on its right side before coming came to rest upright.Read More »

Friday Sports Minute: Hawks/Wizards Preview, Warriors/Grizzlies, Colon Comeback

By Jim McCoy Fri 15th May Sports

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Hawks are looking to close out the Wizards in Washington this evening in their Eastern Conference semifinal. The Hawks top the series 3-2 after winning the last two games in the series. A seventh game, if needed, would be played in Atlanta next Monday evening.

MEMPHIS, Tenn.Read More »

Romney vs. Holyfield Charity Fight Set To Go

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and five-time heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield are set to square off at a charity fight night event in Salt Lake City.

In full protective gear, Romney and Holyfield will spar in the boxing ring Friday night for a lighthearted fight before the night's three fights by professional boxers.

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Thursday Sports Minute: Gasol May Play, NBA Previews, Rangers Win NHL Series

By Jim McCoy Thu 14th May Sports

CHICAGO (AP) - Pau Gasol is expected back in the Bulls lineup tonight as they entertain the Cavaliers in the sixth game of their NBA playoff series. If the Bulls win, the seventh and deciding game will be played in Cleveland Sunday night.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Clippers can finish off the Houston Rockets tonight with a win on the home court.Read More »

Star Receiver Chosen By Fans For Madden Video Game

By Jim McCoy Thu 14th May SportsEA Sports Madden 16Odell Beckham Jr.

Fans often compare Odell Beckham's one-handed grabs to plays only possible in video games. Now they're handing the Giants receiver the cover of football's biggest console franchise.

The second-year wideout who gained national attention with a spectacular one-handed catch and plethora of team records in 2014 has been chosen for the cover for EA Sports' Madden 16.Read More »

Wednesday Sports Minute: NHL, NBA Playoff Notes

By Jim McCoy Wed 13th May Sports

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Tampa Bay's Lightning have advanced to the NHL's Eastern Conference final. The Lightning eliminated Montreal last night with a 4-1 win in the sixth game of their series.Read More »

Tuesday Sports Minute: Clippers v. Warriors, NHL Playoffs, Yogi Berra Turns 90

By Jim McCoy Tue 12th May Sports

UNDATED (AP) - Both casual and intense football fans are still debating the penalties handed out to the New England Patriots yesterday. Quarterback Tom Brady was suspended for the first four games of the season, the team was fined $1 million and was stripped of two draft picks for what has come to be called Deflategate.Read More »

NFL Investigator Says He Found Direct Evidence Against Tom Brady

The lawyer who investigated the New England Patriots says that he had found direct, not just circumstantial, evidence to show quarterback Tom Brady knew about employees deflating footballs.

Ted Wells said on a conference call Tuesday that his findings would have been enough to convince a jury in a civil trial under the "preponderance of evidence" standard.

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Monday Sports Minute: NBA Preview,Fowler A Winner, Nadal Takes A Fall

By Jim McCoy Mon 11th May Sports

WASHINGTON (AP) - Washington's Wizards are looking to take a 3-1 lead in their best of seven NBA playoff series with the Hawks tonight.Read More »

Irving, James Nursing Injuries As Cavs Prep For Bulls

Cavaliers stars LeBron James and Kyrie Irving both underwent treatment for injuries as they prepared for Tuesday's Game 5 against Chicago.

James rolled his left ankle in the third quarter of Sunday's Game 4 win. He battled through the injury before hitting a game-winning shot at the buzzer to even the series 2-2.Read More »

Friday Sports Minute: Cavs Will, Clips Hope To Have Key Players Back, NHL, NASCAR

By Jim McCoy Fri 8th May Sports

CHICAGO (AP) - The Cavaliers welcome J.R. Smith back to the line-up for tonight's Game 3 of the NBA Eastern Conference semifinal series. The starting guard missed the first two games due to an NBA-imposed suspension.Read More »


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