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Prized Prospect To Debut For Cubs

Prized prospect Kris Bryant is in the majors.

The Cubs added Bryant to the roster for Friday's game against San Diego. Bryant is batting cleanup and playing third base against James Shields and the Padres.

Bryant and agent Scott Boras made it clear they were not happy that he opened the season in the minors.Read More »

RBC Heritage Day Two: Spieth Rallies

By Jim McCoy Fri 17th April SportsGolfJordan SpiethRBC Heritage

Jordan Spieth fixed his game in a hurry. He shot a 9-under 62 Friday to get back in contention at the RBC Heritage.

He had opened with a 3-over 74 in the first round but recovered with the second-lowest round ever at Harbour Town Golf Links.Read More »

Adrian Peterson Re-Instated By NFL

By Jim McCoy Thu 16th April Sports

The NFL has reinstated Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, clearing the way for him to return after missing most of last season while facing child abuse charges in Texas.

The league announced its decision on Thursday. Commissioner Roger Goodell sent Peterson a letter advising him of his reinstatement.Read More »

Wednesday Sports Minute: NBA Schedule, NHL, Baseball Preview

By Jim McCoy Wed 15th April Sports

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans has a tough task on its hands when it hosts San Antonio tonight in an effort to break a tie with Oklahoma City for the final playoff spot in the NBA Western Conference as the season winds down. The Spurs are not only riding an 11-game winning streak but could also finish the season with the No. 2 seed in the postseason.Read More »

Early Wednesday Baseball: Marlins Defeat Braves

By Jim McCoy Wed 15th April Sports

Dan Haren gave up three hits in seven innings, Adeiny Hechavarria went 3 for 3 with a homer and three RBIs and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 6-2 on Wednesday.

With its second straight victory, Miami has its first winning streak of the season.

p>Haren (1-0) allowed just three base runners - two walks in the first and an error by second baseman Dee Gordon tRead More »

Tuesday Sports Minute: Latest From NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball

By Jim McCoy Tue 14th April Sports

UNDATED (AP) - Just three games are on tonight's NBA schedule with just one more day left in the regular season. The Toronto Raptors tip off against the Celtics in Boston and Washington visits the Indiana Pacers before the Los Angeles Clippers take on the Suns in Phoenix.Read More »

Subdued Remembrance Will Mark 2-Year Anniversary of Boston Marathon Bombing

By Jim McCoy Tue 14th April SportsBoston Marathon bombing

Boston is marking the second anniversary of the 2013 marathon bombings with a subdued remembrance.

Mayor Marty Walsh and other officials will raise commemorative banners Wednesday on Boylston Street.

A moment of silence will follow at 2:49 p.m., when the first of two bombs exploded near the finish line April 15, 2013.Read More »

Westbrook's "T" Rescinded, Won't Face Suspension

By Jim McCoy Mon 13th April Sportsrussell westbrook

The NBA has rescinded Russell Westbrook's 16th technical foul, allowing the star guard to play in the Thunder's critical game against Portland on Monday night.

The league said in an email Monday the technical wouldn't stand, although it did not say why.Read More »

Inspirational College Basketball Players Dies From Brain Tumor

By Jim McCoy Fri 10th April SportsLauren HillMt. St. Joseph's

Lauren Hill, the Mount St. Joseph University basketball player who played through her battle with an inoperable brain tumor, has died.Read More »

Douglas High Alum Retires After Distinguished NFL Career

By Jim McCoy Fri 10th April SportsTroy Polamalu

Troy Polamalu's career now belongs to the ages.

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced the star safety's retirement on Friday following a spectacular 12 seasons in the NFL that included eight Pro Bowls, four first-team All-Pro selections and two Super Bowl rings.

Polamalu's retirement was first reported by the Uniontown (Pa.) Herald-Standard.

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Thursday Sports Minute: Woods At The Masters, NHL, Matt Harvey Returns, NBA Preview

By Jim McCoy Thu 9th April Sports

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Tiger Woods makes his return to competition today when he tees off late in the afternoon at the Masters. The four-time champ has been off since early February trying to resurrect his game.Read More »

Baseball Game Held Up By Faulty Phones

By Jim McCoy Thu 9th April Sports

The White Sox and Royals were delayed for nearly 5 minutes in the first inning Thursday when the phone system that allows the managers to call from their dugouts went down.

Royals spokesman Mike Swanson said both teams were affected by the outage, which prevented the managers from contacting their bullpens or their replay officials.

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Wednesday Sports Minute: NBA Player Stabbed, Aaron Hernandez, Brooklyn Nets, Dallas Mavs

By Jim McCoy Wed 8th April Sports

NEW YORK (AP) - Authorities say Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland, his wife and another woman have been hospitalized after being stabbed outside a Manhattan nightclub following an argument last night. Police say the Copeland was stabbed in the abdomen, his wife slashed in the arm and across the breast and backside.Read More »

NFL Hires Its First Female Official

By Jim McCoy Wed 8th April SportsNFLofficialsSarah Thomas

The NFL has hired Sarah Thomas to be its first female full-time game official.

Thomas, who has worked exhibition games, will be a line judge for the 2015 season.

The 41-year-old Thomas has been in the league's officiating development program and worked some team minicamps last year.

She's already broken ground in the officiating field as the first woRead More »

Tuesday Sports Minute: Duke Wins, Basketball Hall of Fame, NHL Playoff Chase

By Jim McCoy Tue 7th April Sports

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Duke's Blue Devils roared back from a second half deficit to beat Wisconsin 68-63 in the men's NCAA championship game in Indianapolis last night.Read More »

Fans Set Spring Training Attendance Record

By Jim McCoy Tue 7th April Sports

Major League Baseball has set a spring training attendance record, breaking the 4 million mark this year and averaging nearly 8,400 fans a game.

The league said Tuesday that attendance was up 11.7 percent from last season's total of 3,610,738, and the record average was a 3.8 percent increase from a year ago.

This time, the 481 dates drew 4,034,708 fans for an aveRead More »

Monday Sports Minute: Badgers vs. Blue Devils, MLB Trade, 2018 MLB All-Star Game

By Jim McCoy Mon 6th April Sports

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Duke and Wisconsin will battle for the top prize in college basketball tonight with the Badgers coming off that upset of Kentucky Saturday.Read More »

A-Rod Sees First Regular-Season Action Since Suspension

By Jim McCoy Mon 6th April SportsAlex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez received a loud ovation and walked in the first plate appearance of his return to the major leagues following a season-long drug suspension.

Rodriguez was the New York Yankees' designated hitter and batted seventh against Toronto on Monday, his first time that low in the order at the start of a regular-season game since May 7, 1996.

New York trailedRead More »

Men's College Basketball Player Of The Year Revealed

By Jim McCoy Fri 3rd April SportsFrank KaminskyWisconsin Badgers

Frank Kaminsky, the 7-footer who anchored Wisconsin's run to a second straight Final Four, is the runaway choice as The Associated Press' player of the year.

Kaminsky averaged 18.7 points and 8.0 rebounds while shooting 54.9 percent from the field and 41.5 percent from 3-point range as the Badgers ran up a 35-3 record and won the Big Ten regular season and tournament titles.

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NCAA Basketball Coach of The Year Named

By Jim McCoy Fri 3rd April SportsJohn CalipariKetucky Wildcats

John Calipari, whose Kentucky team is the first in 24 years to reach the Final Four undefeated, has been selected The Associated Press' coach of the year.

The Wildcats were the talk of the college basketball this season in winning the Southeastern Conference regular season and tournament championships. They were ranked No.Read More »

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