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Retiring Yankees Star Lived Up To His Potential

By Jim McCoy Fri 19th September Sports
The 17-year-old kid from Kalamazoo drew all sorts of raves. He was a "young colt" with a "perfect SS body" and was a "top student" who planned to study medicine at the University of Michigan, too.Read More »

Friday Sports Minute: MLB Talks Domestic Violence, Baseball Previews, NFL

By Jim McCoy Fri 19th September Sports
UNDATED (AP) - Representatives of Major League Baseball and the players' union are opening talks about establishing new policies and punishments for domestic violence.Read More »

Thursday Sports Minute: Thursday Football, Another Football Player In Trouble

By Jim McCoy Thu 18th September Sports
ATLANTA (AP) - Thursday night football in the NFL has 0-2 Tampa Bay at 1-1 Atlanta.Read More »

Cubs Infielder Awarded For Helping Kids With Cancer

By Jim McCoy Thu 18th September Sports
Chicago Cubs All-Star first baseman Anthony Rizzo is the winner of the 2014 Branch Rickey award in recognition of his community work with pediatric cancer patients.Read More »

NFL, Union Reach Agreement On PED Policy

By Jim McCoy Wed 17th September Sports
The NFL says it has reached an agreement with the players association on changes to its performance-enhancing drug policy, including the addition of human growth hormone testing. The league said Wednesday that under the new rules, three previously suspended players - the Broncos' Wes Welker, Cowboys' Orlando Scandrick and Rams' Stedman Bailey - will be eligible to return to their teams thRead More »

Grand Jury Will Decide On Tony Stewart Case

A grand jury will decide whether NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will be charged in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York. Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo said Tuesday that after reviewing evidence collected by sheriff's investigators, he has decided to present it to a grand jury.Read More »

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 »


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