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Bridgestone Invitational Update

By Jim McCoy Fri 1st August Sports
Justin Rose missed only two greens and built on his solid play Friday to take the early lead in the Bridgestone Invitational. For Tiger Woods, it was a small step back. Rose made four birdies in his round of 3-under 67 and took a one-shot lead over Marc Leishman among the early starters in the second round at Firestone.Read More »

Florida St. Tops College Football Poll; Ducks In Top Five

By Jim McCoy Thu 31st July Sportscollege football
Defending national champion Florida State is ranked No. 1 in the preseason Amway coaches' poll. Florida State received 1,543 overall points and earned 56 of a possible 62 first-place votes in the poll, which was released Thursday. Alabama was second in the poll despite not receiving any first-place votes.Read More »

Red Sox Make Trades With A's, Cardinals

The Boston Red Sox have traded right-hander John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals for right-hander Joe Kelly and outfielder Allen Craig before Thursday's deadline, a person with knowledge of the deal said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the trade.Read More »

PMC Bicycle Ride For Cancer Hits 35 Years

By Jim McCoy Wed 30th July Sports
Billy Starr was living at his father's house - sometimes in a tent in the backyard - in need of another adventure after hiking part of the Appalachian Trail, when he decided to ride his bicycle to the very tip of Cape Cod. A two-sport varsity athlete in college, Starr made the 140-mile trip with a few friends and no real purpose except the journey.Read More »

Wednesday Sports Minute: Baseball Previews, Damage At Pauley Assessed

By Jim McCoy Wed 30th July Sports
DETROIT (AP) - Max Scherzer goes after his 13th win of the season tonight when he gets the start for the Tigers against the White Sox.Read More »

Tuesday Sports Minute: Lakers Coach Hired, Trump Attempting To Buy NFL Team

By Jim McCoy Tue 29th July Sports
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Star power was on hand as Byron Scott was introduced as the new Lakers coach today. Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jamal Wilkes showed up to offer their support for the hiring of Scott who played with them during his 11-year Lakers career.Read More »

Seahawks Sign Veteran Free Agents

By Jim McCoy Tue 29th July SportsNFL free agencySeattle Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks have added depth to their offensive line by signing NFLPA president Eric Winston, and adding cornerback Terrell Thomas and wide receiver Randall Carroll. The team announced the moves Tuesday. Seattle waived/injured wide receiver Taylor Price and cut offensive lineman Bronson Irwin and cornerback Chandler Fenner to clear the roster spots.Read More »

Monday Sports Minute: Baseball Update, Thomas Seeking Long-Term Deal

By Jim McCoy Mon 28th July Sports
ATLANTA (AP) - Ervin Santana shut down San Diego for eight innings on five hits in Atlanta's 2-0 win over the Padres. Evan Gattis homered for the first time in more than a month to help Santana improve to 10-6. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner will try for his 13th win of the season tonight when he gets the start for San Francisco in the series opener against Pittsburgh.Read More »

Sterling Case Is All Over But The Arguing

Closing arguments are underway in a trial to determine whether the estranged wife of Donald Sterling can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion. The arguments Monday follow days of testimony involving Shelly Sterling's removal of her husband from the family trust that owns the team after doctors found him to be mentally incapacitated. DRead More »

Second Round At British Open Good For Some, Not Others

By Jim McCoy Fri 18th July SportsBritish OpenRory McIlroyTiger Woods
Rory McIlroy has shot his second straight 6-under 66 at the British Open, giving him a commanding lead heading to the weekend. Shaking off the second-round doldrums that marred his year, McIlroy closed with three birdies in his final four holes Friday to push his 36-hole score to 12-under 132.Read More »

Tour de France Update (13th Stage)

By Jim McCoy Fri 18th July SportscyclingTour de France
Stamping his dominance in the mountains and on the race overall, Italy's Vincenzo Nibali has won the 13th stage of the Tour de France as the race entered the Alps and went up the hardest climb so far this year. The Italian race leader collected his third Tour stage win this year on Friday by beating two other breakaway riders at the end of the grueling 197.5-kilometer (122-mile) trek fromRead More »

Thursday Sports Minute: British Open (golf), LPGA, Hockey Signing

By Jim McCoy Thu 17th July Sports
Rory McIlroy has the clubhouse lead late in the first round of the British Open. The two-time major winner opened with a 6-under 66 with a round that featured six birdies. Italian Matteo Manassero stands alone in second place at 5-under while several players, including World No. 1 Adam Scott, are tied at 4-under. Tiger Woods had a good finish to his round of 3-under 69.Read More »

Norwegian Wins 12th Stage Of Tour de France

By Jim McCoy Thu 17th July SportsTour de France
Alexander Kristoff has won the 12th stage of the Tour de France in a sprint and Vincenzo Nibali still has the yellow jersey.Read More »

Alabama, USC Set To Square Off In 2016 Cowboy Classic

Alabama and Southern California are set for their first regular-season matchup since some storied games in the 1970s. The Crimson Tide and the Trojans will play in the 2016 Cowboys Classic in Arlington, Texas. The Labor Day weekend season opener at the Dallas Cowboys' stadium will be held Sept. 3, 2016.Read More »

Golf's British Open: Eyes On Tiger

By Jim McCoy Wed 16th July SportsBritish OpenTiger Woods
Tiger Woods is the big show at the British Open, especially now that he is back from another injury. Playing in front of him during the opening round Thursday at Royal Liverpool will be Harris English. Two groups behind will be Jordan Spieth and Hideki Matsuyama.Read More »

6 Rogues Invited To West Coast League All-Star Game

By Jim McCoy Tue 15th July SportsbaseballWest Coast League
The Medford Rogues are proud to announce that five players have been selected for the 2014 WCL All-Star Game. The game is scheduled for July 21 in Klamath Falls, OR, home of the WCL’s Klamath Falls Gems. With a three-division format in 2014, the WCL has split the All-Star teams into a north and south format representing six teams and 21 players on each squad.Read More »

New Favorite Emerges To win Tour de France

By Jim McCoy Tue 15th July SportsTour de France
With defending champion Chris Froome and two-time winner Alberto Contador out of the race, Vincenzo Nibali's path is wide open to become the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani in 1998. The French have waited even longer for a champion - the last was Bernard Hinault way back in 1985 - but with three riders in the top six places, hopes are growing of at leaRead More »

Monday Sports Minute: Baseball All-Stars, Tour de France, World Cup, More

By Jim McCoy Mon 14th July Sports
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Baseball's All-Star Game is tomorrow night at Target Field in Minneapolis. That means the annual Home Run Derby is on tap this evening. The competition is broken down into two teams representing the American and National Leagues. Toronto's Jose Bautista leads the AL squad as captain while Colorado's Troy Tulowitzki is captain for the NL sluggers.Read More »

Champion Drops Out of Tour de France

By Jim McCoy Mon 14th July SportsAlberto CantadorTour de France
Two-time champion Alberto Contador has dropped out of the Tour de France after crashing during Stage 10 in the Vosges mountains.Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: Lebron Returns To Cleveland

By Jim McCoy Fri 11th July SportsCleveland CavaliersLeBron James
LeBron James is going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers. James tells Sports Illustrated, that he's decided to go home. It's a move that would have seemed unfathomable four years ago, after the venomous fallout that followed his decision to leave Cleveland for the Miami Heat. James told SI: "My relationship with Northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball.Read More »

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