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South Dakota Realistic About Facing #3 Oregon Ducks

South Dakota coach Joe Glenn has no illusions about the Oregon team the Coyotes will face on Saturday night. He says everybody knows they're good. Oregon opens the season ranked No. 3 in the AP Top 25 after going 11-2 last season, capped by a victory over Texas in the Alamo Bowl. The Coyotes finished 4-8 overall and 3-5 in the Missouri Valley Football Conference last season.Read More »

NASCAR's Stewart Says Death Of Driver He Hit Will Affect Him Forever

Tony Stewart says the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will "affect my life forever" as he returned to the track for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint-car race in New York. Stewart spoke Friday for the first time Ward died at an Aug. 9 dirt-track event in upstate New York. The three-time NASCAR champion has not raced since Ward's death.Read More »

Thursday Sports Minute: US Open, Baseball, NFL, Etc.

By Jim McCoy Thu 28th August Sports
NEW YORK (AP) - Top seeded Serena Williams has easily advanced to the third round of the U.S. Open with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Vania King. Eighth-seeded Ana Ivanovic (, who had been having her best season since winning the French Open in 2008, lost to Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-4 in the second round.Read More »

NFL Will Hand Out Longer Suspensions For Domestic Violence

By Jim McCoy Thu 28th August Sportsdomestic violenceNFL
NFL players will be subject to a six-week suspension for a first domestic violence offense and banishment from the league for a second under a new policy outlined by Commissioner Roger Goodell. In a letter and memo sent to all 32 teams owners Thursday, and obtained by The Associated Press, Goodell says he "didn't get it right" in giving Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice a two-game suRead More »

Golf's Justin Leonard Puts Charity Before Golf

By Jim McCoy Wed 27th August SportsJustin Leonard
Justin Leonard ordinarily would have played the final week of the PGA Tour's regular season, and this is one time he probably should have gone. He likes the Wyndham Championship and typically plays well, having never missed the cut. And at No.Read More »

Two Upsets In Women's Play At The US Open

By Jim McCoy Wed 27th August SportsTennisUS Open
Sloane Stephens lost before the third round for the first time in four trips to the U.S. Open, upset by 96th-ranked Johanna Larsson. Down a set and a break, Larsson rallied to win 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 in the second round Wednesday.Read More »

US World Cup Star Signs With MLS Team

By Jim McCoy Tue 26th August SportsJermaine JonesMLS
- U.S. World Cup star Jermaine Jones is now a member of the New England Revolution. The midfielder was introduced at Gillette Stadium on Tuesday. The Revolution and the Chicago Fire both wanted Jones, and New England won the rights to sign him through a blind draw on Sunday. Jones had a goal and an assist in four starts during the World Cup in Brazil.Read More »

The Latest From The US Open In Tennis

By Jim McCoy Tue 26th August Sports
The women's top-seed in the U.S. Open starts play with a match this evening. Two-time defending champion Serena Williams opens play with fellow American Taylor Townsend. This is Townsend's third Grand Slam event, the first was this year's French Open. The 18-year old gained admittance to the Open as a wild card entry. The highest seed in action today for the men is No.Read More »

Crater Comets Name Interim Basketball Coach

By Jim McCoy Mon 25th August SportsCrater Comets basketballTerry Rasmussen
Terry Rasmussen has been named interim boy's head basketball coach at Crater High School. He will take the reins from Glenn Johannes, who has not been cleared by doctors after suffering a stroke earlier this year. Prior to becoming an assistant coach to Johannes last season, Rasmussen was JV boy's basketball coach for seven seasons at Cascade Christian.Read More »

Murray Guts Out Win at US Open

By Jim McCoy Mon 25th August SportsTennisUS Open
Spinning in 70 mph second serves, grabbing at his hamstrings, Andy Murray gritted his way through cramps to win his first-round match at the U.S. Open. The eighth-seeded Murray beat Robin Haase 6-3, 7-6 (6), 1-6, 7-5 on a steamy Monday.Read More »

New Record Set For 50 Meter Breast Stroke

By Jim McCoy Fri 22nd August Sports50 meter breast strokeswimming
- Adam Peaty of Britain has set a world record in the 50-meter breaststroke, finishing in 26.62 seconds in a semifinal heat at the European Swimming Championship on Friday. Peaty appeared amazed at the end and needed a few moments to realize that he had set a new mark. The old record of 26.67 seconds belonged to Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa, set on July 29, 2009, in RomeRead More »

Steelers Look Shaky After Loss To Eagles

By Jim McCoy Fri 22nd August Sports
The Pittsburgh Steelers have just over two weeks to get ready for the season opener. Suddenly, it doesn't seem like nearly enough time. The Steelers were pushed around in a 31-21 exhibition loss to Philadelphia on Thursday night.Read More »

Early Thursday Baseball- Yankees Avoid Sweep

By Jim McCoy Thu 21st August SportsHouston AstrosNew York Yankees
Brandon McCarthy pitched a four-hitter and the New York Yankees avoided a three-game sweep, beating the Houston Astros 3-0 Thursday. New York won for just the third time in 10 games.Read More »

McIlroy Strugging At Barclay's

By Jim McCoy Thu 21st August SportsGolfRory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy got off to his worst start in two months Thursday with a 3-over 74 in The Barclays. Coming off three straight victories - two of them major championships - McIlroy took a double bogey on his third hole and never got on track at Ridgewood Country Club as the FedEx Cup playoff began. He didn't make a birdie until his 14th hole, and McIlroy ended with a 30-foot birdie Read More »

Wednesday Sports Minute: Preview of Major League Matchups

By Jim McCoy Wed 20th August Sports
WASHINGTON (AP) - Washington takes an eight-game winning streak into the continuation of its home series with Arizona tonight. The Nationals look to 12-game winner Tanner Roark to keep the streak alive.Read More »

Former Major Leaguer Blames Cancer On Chewing Tobacco

By Jim McCoy Wed 20th August SportsCancerCurt Schillingsmokeless tobacco
Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he's battling mouth cancer and blames 30 years of chewing tobacco use. Schilling discussed details of his cancer on WEEI-FM in Boston on Wednesday.Read More »

Tuesday Sports Minute: US Open (tennis), Baseball, Hockey

By Jim McCoy Tue 19th August Sports
NEW YORK (AP) - Former champion Novak Djokovic has been seeded No. 1 for the U.S. Open with five-time champion Roger Federer seeded No. 2. The fourth and final Grand Slam event of the year starts play next Monday in New York. Defending champion Rafael Nadal withdrew from the Open with an injured right wrist.Read More »

NASCAR Star Edwards To Join Joe Gibbs Racing in 2015

By Jim McCoy Tue 19th August SportsCarl EdwardsJoe Gibbs RacingNASCAR
Joe Gibbs Racing has hired Carl Edwards to drive a new fourth Sprint Cup car in 2015. The team also added Daniel Suarez, who will drive a full-time Nationwide Series entry for Gibbs and run a partial schedule in the Truck Series. Suarez becomes the first Mexican driver to race full-time in NASCAR's second tier series. The ARRIS Group will sponsor Edwards' No.Read More »

Dutch Teenager Set To Become Youngest Formula One Driver Ever

By Jim McCoy Mon 18th August SportsFormula OneMax Verstappen
Max Verstappen is set to become the youngest ever driver in Formula One after Toro Rosso announced that the 16-year-old Dutchman will join the team next season. Verstappen has been racing in the Formula 3 European Championship this year, winning eight of 27 races, and joined the Red Bull Junior Team this month.Read More »

Monday Sports Minute: US Open, Baseball Preview, NFL Pre-season

By Jim McCoy Mon 18th August Sports
UNDATED (AP) - The U.S. Open, which starts play next week, won't have defending champion Rafael Nadal participating. The 27-year old has withdrawn from the Open, citing an injured right wrist. This marks the second time in three years that Nadal has had to skip the tournament.Read More »


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