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Tuesday Sports Minute: Wimbledon Day Two, Baseball, Women's World Cup

By Jim McCoy Tue 30th June Sports
LONDON (AP) - Four past winners at Wimbledon were winners today in London. For the women, defending champion and second-seed Petra Kvitova (kih-VIHT'-oh-vuh) won in straight sets as did Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal (rah-fay-ehl nah-DAHL').

LONDON (AP) - Serena and Venus Williams have pulled out of the women's doubles competition at Wimbledon.Read More »

Oregon, Auburn To Square Off For Big 2019 College Football Season Opener

By Jim McCoy Tue 30th June Sports

Auburn and Oregon will open the 2019 season at the home of the Dallas Cowboys, nine seasons after meeting in the BCS national championship game.

The matchup on Aug. 31, 2019, was announced Tuesday.Read More »

Monday Sports Minute: Baseball Preview, Giancarlo Stanton, NASCAR, Etc.

By Jim McCoy Mon 29th June Sports

HOUSTON (AP) - In the best matchup of the night in baseball, the Astros are home to the Royals. Houston starts the day in first place in the American League West while the Royals are tops in the AL Central.

MIAMI (AP) - Outfielder Giancarlo Stanton of the Marlins has undergone surgery on his broken left hand.Read More »

Stories From The First Day of Wimbledon

By Jim McCoy Mon 29th June Sports2015 Wimbledon

Maria Sharapova celebrated her opening win at Wimbledon with a run in the park.

The fourth-seeded Russian beat Johanna Konta of Britain 6-2, 6-2 Monday, and then tweeted some pictures of herself out and about in Wimbledon.

Sharapova wrote "After a good start to (at)Wimbledon, finishing off the day with a good run in the park (hashtag)Wimbledon2015."

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Friday Sports Minute: Wimbledon Preview, NHL Draft, US Women's Soccer

By Jim McCoy Fri 26th June Sports

LONDON (AP) - Wimbledon, the third major of the year in tennis, starts play this Monday. The draw was held today and defending men's champion Novak Djokovic may have received a relatively easy path to the final. His major rivals Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal are all grouped together in the bottom half of the men's draw.

SUNRISE, Fla.Read More »

Bubba Enjoys Solid Second Day at Traveler's Champioship

By Jim McCoy Fri 26th June SportsBubba Watson

Bubba Watson shot a 67 to extend his lead to three strokes midway through the second round of the Travelers Championship.

Watson began the day with a two-stroke lead after an opening 62. He made three birdies Friday during a bogey-free round to enter weekend play at 11-under par.Read More »

US Soccer Federation Levies Further Penalties Against Dempsey

By Jim McCoy Thu 25th June SportsClint DempseySeattle Sounders

Seattle forward Clint Dempsey has been given a minimum two-year suspension from the U.S. Open Cup and a second fine for his conduct toward a match official during a game last week.

The penalty announced Thursday by a U.S.Read More »

Former Duck Traded 3 Times In 26 Hours!

By Jim McCoy Thu 25th June Sports

If you spend enough time in professional sports, you will likely- unless you're a franchise icon like John Stockton or Kobe Bryant- be changing teams. Former Oregon star Luke Ridnour knows this well, as one who has (prior to the last 26 hours) played for five teams in 12 NBA seasons.Read More »

Wednesday Sports Minute: College World Series, NHL Overtime Rules, Tom Brady

By Jim McCoy Wed 24th June Sports

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The third and final game of the College World Series is tonight with the winner taking home the trophy. Virginia's Cavaliers kept their hopes alive last night with a 3-0 win over defending champion Vanderbilt.Read More »

Curry, James Head List of Nominees For ESPY Awards

By Jim McCoy Wed 24th June SportsESPY AwardsLeBron JamesStephen Curry

Stephen Curry of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors and LeBron James of the runner-up Cleveland Cavaliers are among the nominees for best male athlete at the ESPY Awards.Read More »

Tuesday Sports Minute: Deflategate, Pete Rose, Women's World Cup

By Jim McCoy Tue 23rd June Sports

NEW YORK (AP) - Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension for his alleged part in Deflategate is being heard today by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. The hearing is taking place at NFL headquarters in New York.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The second game of the College World Series is tonight and with another win defending champion Vanderbilt will have another championship.Read More »

Monday Sports Minute: King Felix Pitching, Women's World Cup, College World Series

By Jim McCoy Mon 22nd June Sports

SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle ace Felix Hernandez goes for his 11th win of the season when the Mariners host Kansas City in the opener of a series tonight. The 10-3 right-hander is coming off an eight-inning scoreless outing against the Giants.

CLEVELAND (AP) - American League batting leader Miguel Cabrera leads the Tigers into Cleveland for the start of a series tonight.Read More »

Former Major Leaguer Dies In An Apparent Murder-Suicide

By Jim McCoy Mon 22nd June SportsDarryl Hamilton

Authorities say former Major League Baseball player Darryl Hamilton has been killed in a murder-suicide at a suburban Houston home.

Police say Hamilton was found Sunday after he was fatally shot at the home in the community of Pearland.

Police Lt.Read More »

Friday Sports Minute: A-Rod, US Open, College Baseball World Series

By Jim McCoy Fri 19th June Sports

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) - The second round of the U.S. Open is being contested today on the links-style course outside of Seattle. The lead at the end of play yesterday was shared by Dustin Johnson and Henrik Stenson at 5 under par.Read More »

US, Seattle Sounders Star Suspended For Tantrum

By Jim McCoy Fri 19th June SportsClint DempseySeattle Sounders

Seattle forward Clint Dempsey has been suspended for three games by Major League Soccer and fined for his conduct toward a match official during a U.S. Open Cup match this week, a penalty the U.S.Read More »

Thursday Sports Minute: US Open (Golf), 40-Year Old Pitchers Match-Up, Etc.

By Jim McCoy Thu 18th June Sports

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) - The U.S. Open tees off on the eight-year-old Chambers Bay public course on Puget Sound that has the look and feel of a links course.Read More »

New AD Named At Oregon State

By Jim McCoy Thu 18th June SportsOregon State BeaversTodd Stansbury

Todd Stansbury, the athletic director at Central Florida for more than three years, was named athletic director at Oregon State on Thursday.

Stansbury begins his new job in Corvallis, Oregon, on Aug. 1.Read More »

Wednesday Sports Minute: Baseball Preview, College World Series, Bart Starr, Etc.

By Jim McCoy Wed 17th June Sports

SEATTLE (AP) - There's a good pitching matchup this evening in Seattle as the Mariners entertain the World Champion Giants. Felix Hernandez is getting the ball for the M's and is looking to become the first 10-game winner in the American League.Read More »

Opinion: This NBA Finals Was Different, And There Was A Reason For It

Did you catch Andre Iguodala's "thank you" remarks when he was presented the NBA Finals MVP Award? The former all-star turned "super sub" referenced a Christian culture on the team, calling his Golden State Warriors team "believers" and how many Warrior players attend chapel services.

A number of Golden State Warriors profess Christianity.Read More »


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