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Thursday Sports Minute: Blazers Preview, College Hoops, Golf's Cadillac Championship

CHICAGO (AP) - Russell Westbrook will try to continue a remarkable run when Oklahoma City visits Chicago tonight in NBA play. The Thunder guard has posted four straight triple-doubles including one in an overtime win over Philadelphia last night. He did it despite having surgery Saturday for a fractured bone in his right cheek. PORTLAND, Ore.Read More »

Sellout Announced For Orlando's MLS Debut

By Jim McCoy Thu 5th March SportsMLSOrlando FC
Orlando City Soccer officials say the club has reached sellout status for its inaugural Major League Soccer match.Read More »

Wednesday Sports Minute: A-Rod, Adrian Peterson Meets With Vikings, College Hoop Preview

By Jim McCoy Wed 4th March Sports
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Alex Rodriguez stepped back into the batter's box today in an organized game. It may only be an exhibition game for the Yankees as they entertain the Phillies, but it's his first game in 17 months following his season-long drug suspension cost him the 2014 season. Amid a smattering of cheers and boos, Rodriguez singled to left off of Kevin Slowey.Read More »

Mets Infielder Takes Stand On Gay Lifestyle

By Jim McCoy Wed 4th March SportsDaniel MurphyNew York Mets
Mets infielder Daniel Murphy says he disagrees with the "lifestyle" of people who are gay. The Mets hosted Billy Bean, a former major leaguer who came out after retiring and is MLB's first ambassador for inclusion, to talk at spring training. Murphy spoke to NJ Advance Media afterward. "I disagree with his lifestyle," he told NJ.com (http://bit.ly/18jWTuA).Read More »

Tuesday Sports Minute: Kentucky-Georgia Preview, Harden Suspended, Etc.

By Jim McCoy Tue 3rd March Sports
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - With a record of 29-0, the Kentucky Wildcats visit the University of Georgia tonight for their penultimate game of the season.Read More »

Aussie Rugby Star Signs With 49ers

By Jim McCoy Tue 3rd March Sports
A person with knowledge of the agreement says Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne has agreed to a contract with the San Francisco 49ers. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Tuesday because an announcement is not anticipated until Hayne signs. He is expected to receive $100,000 guaranteed. Hayne is giving up his sport to pursue an NFL career.Read More »

Monday Sports Minute: Suh Not Franchised, NHL Trade, Honda Classic (Golf)

By Jim McCoy Mon 2nd March Sports
UNDATED (AP) - Today is the deadline for NFL teams to put the franchise tag on players and the Detroit Lions' website is reporting that the team will not use the franchise tag on defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. That means Suh can test the open market when free agency begins March 10. NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL's salary cap is going up to $143.28 million for the 2015 season.Read More »

Kurt Busch Agrees To Path To NASCAR Re-Instatement

By Jim McCoy Mon 2nd March Sportsdomestic abuseKurt BuschNASCAR
- Kurt Busch has agreed to follow NASCAR's recommended guidelines to be eligible for eventual reinstatement. The 2004 champion was indefinitely suspended Feb. 20 after a Delaware judge said he believed Busch likely committed an act of domestic violence against an ex-girlfriend and there was a "substantial likelihood" of him doing it again.Read More »

Wednesday Sports Minute: LA Football Stadium, NBA Preview, Derrick Rose

Plans are moving forward on an 80,000-seat football stadium in Inglewood, California. The city council late Tuesday night approved plans to build a stadium that includes St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke as a partner, clearing a path for a return to the Los Angeles area of the NFL for the first time in two decades.Read More »

Baseball Players Resistant To Rules To Speed Up Games

By Jim McCoy Wed 25th February Sports
David Ortiz says he "might run out of money" if baseball enforces the new pace-of-play rule requiring hitters to keep at least one foot in the batter's box. Ortiz used part of his first spring training session with reporters Wednesday to colorfully rant about the rule. He says he feels hitters have been unfairly targeted and that pitchers waste more time.Read More »

Tuesday Sports Minute: College Hoops, NHL, NBA, 2022 World Cup

By Jim McCoy Tue 24th February Sports
Badgers meet Terps...Cavs hit the road...Isles look to win again COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Fifth-ranked Wisconsin can eliminate one of their closest competitors for the Big Ten title when the Badgers visit No. 14 Maryland. Wisconsin holds a three-game lead over the Terrapins, Michigan State and Purdue with four games to go. VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) - No.Read More »

Marlins' Slugger Stanton Says He's Fully Recovered

By Jim McCoy Tue 24th February SportsGiancarlo StantonMiami Marlins
Giancarlo Stanton says he's fully recovered from the September beaning that ended his 2014 season and took him out of contention for the NL most valuable player award. The Miami Marlins slugger reported to spring training Tuesday.Read More »

Challengers Star Gets Hoops Scholarship To Multnomah U.

By Jim McCoy Mon 23rd February Sports
Cascade Christian High School senior Jason Wyncoop, is the very first student-athlete to receive an athletic scholarship from Multnomah University in Portland. Wyncoop’s was just named 3A Southern Cascade League 2015 Player of the Year after averaging 15 points and 5 rebounds a game, and hitting on 35 3-point field goals.Read More »

Monday Sports Minute: Logano Celebrates, Bochy Back, Hahn Wins, Etc.

By Jim McCoy Mon 23rd February Sports
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Team owner Roger Penske and driver Joey Logano are celebrating yesterday's win in the Daytona 500. It was just two years that Penske grabbed up Logano after he had been dropped by Joe Gibbs Racing. Logano won Sunday's race finishing just in front of Kevin Harvick. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The World Champion Giants have their manager back.Read More »

Friday Sports Minute: Bochy Recovering, Women's Australian Open (Golf), Bosh Tested

By Jim McCoy Fri 20th February Sports
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The son of San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy says his father is "doing great." The older Bochy was admitted to a Scottsdale, Arizona, hospital after experiencing discomfort following a physical on Wednesday. He underwent a heart procedure and had two stents inserted.Read More »

Son Of NBA Legend Who Has Family Ties To Medford Gets Shot With Kings

By Jim McCoy Fri 20th February Sports
The Sacramento Kings have signed David Stockton, son of Hall of Famer John Stockton, to a 10-day contract. Kings general manager Pete D'Alessandro announced Stockton's signing Friday.Read More »

Medical Examiner: Blazers Fan Favorite Died From Blood Clot

By Jim McCoy Thu 19th February SportsJerome Kersey
The state medical examiner says former Portland Trail Blazers player Jerome Kersey died from a blood clot that traveled from his left calf to his lungs. The determination by the medical examiner Thursday came a day after Kersey died at 52. Kersey had minor surgery on his knee last Friday.Read More »

Blazers- Nuggets Make A Deal

A person with direct knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press the Denver Nuggets have sent Arron Afflalo and Alonzo Gee to the Portland Trail Blazers in a five-player deal. In return, the Nuggets receive Thomas Robinson, Victor Claver and Will Barton, along with first- and second-round draft picks.Read More »

Wednesday Sports Minute: Duke vs. UNC, Hall of Fame, A-Rod Apology

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Two of the top college basketball programs of all time are squaring off tonight in Durham, North Carolina, as fourth-ranked Duke plays host to No. 15 North Carolina. The Blue Devils are 22-3 on the year while the Tar Heels are 18-7. They will meet again March 7 in Chapel Hill. KNOXVILLE, Tenn.Read More »

Vikings GM Expects Adrian Peterson Will Remain With Team

By Jim McCoy Wed 18th February SportsAdrian PetersonMinnesota VikingsNFL
Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman says he expects star running back Adrian Peterson to stay with the team this season. Several high-ranking Vikings officials have expressed their desire to bring Peterson back in recent weeks, and Spielman's comments to reporters at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis were the strongest yet. Spielman said he believes the "whole Read More »

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