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NHL Thursday Night Preview

By Jim McCoy Thu 24th April SportsHockey
San Jose has played itself into a sweeping position heading into tonight's Game 4 in its playoff series against Los Angeles. The Sharks have won the first three games, scoring 17 goals against Kings goalie Jonathan Quick and the NHL's top defensive team. The Kings haven't trailed 0-3 in a playoff series since 2000.Read More »

Wimbledon Winner Honored In Hometown

His victory speech at Wimbledon was easy compared to this.Read More »

Knicks Team President Jackson Won't Coach Team

By Jim McCoy Wed 23rd April SportsNew York KnicksPhil Jackson
The coaching search is on in New York, and the best possible candidate has already been eliminated. Phil Jackson won't be hiring himself to coach the Knicks. Two days after firing Mike Woodson, Jackson reiterated Wednesday that he won't be returning to the bench, despite the fact that even fiancee Jeanie Buss told him he should. But Jackson says his body isn't up to doinRead More »

Tuesday Sports Update: NBA, Baseball

By Jim McCoy Tue 22nd April Sports
UNDATED (AP) - There are three NBA playoff games this evening and the Hawks, Nets and Wizards are all looking to take a 2-0 lead in their respective series.Read More »

Nadal Prepares To Face Fellow Spaniard At Barcelona Open

By Jim McCoy Tue 22nd April SportsBarcelona OpenRafael NadalTennis
Top-ranked Rafael Nadal will look to get his clay court season back on track against Albert Ramos at the Barcelona Open after his fellow Spaniard won on Tuesday in the first round. Ramos beat Nikolay Davydenko of Russia 6-4, 6-4 to set up Wednesday's second-round match against the defending champion and eight-time winner.Read More »

Boston Marathon Has First American Winner In 30 Years

By Jim McCoy Mon 21st April SportsBoston MarathonMeb Keflezighi
American Meb Keflezighi has won the Boston Marathon, a year after a bombing at the finish line left three dead and more than 260 people injured. Keflezighi is a former New York City Marathon champion and Olympic medalist.Read More »

Former Blazer, Current T-Wolves Coach Adelman Retiring

By Jim McCoy Mon 21st April SportsMinnesota TimberwolvesRick Adelman
A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman has decided to retire after 23 seasons. Adelman was expected to announce his decision Monday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the retirement. Adelman's career includes 1,042 victories, eighth on the NBA's career list.Read More »

Who Has The Top Selling NBA Jersey?

By Jim McCoy Thu 17th April SportsmerchandiseNBA
LeBron James still has the NBA's best-selling jersey. The Miami Heat star topped the list of most popular jerseys this season, and it's the sixth time he's had that distinction. With James at No. 1 and teammate Dwyane Wade at No. 7, the Heat also had the top spot on the team-merchandise list. Kevin Durant of Oklahoma City is No.Read More »

Possible #1 Prospect To Enter NBA Draft

By Jim McCoy Thu 17th April SportsDukeJabari ParkerNBA
Duke freshman Jabari Parker is entering the NBA draft. Coach Mike Krzyzewski says in a statement Thursday it was "an honor for us to have him in our program." In an essay posted on SI.com, Parker says the NBA offers him the best chance to develop both as a player and off the court. There is a strong chance Parker could be the No. 1 overall pick in June.Read More »

UCLA Hoops Stars Bail For NBA Draft

By Jim McCoy Wed 16th April SportsKyle AndersonUCLAZach LaVine
UCLA guards Kyle Anderson and Zach LaVine are leaving early for the NBA draft. Anderson, a sophomore from Fairview, N.J., and LaVine, a freshman from Seattle, each said Wednesday that they will forego their remaining eligibility with the Bruins to start pro careers. Anderson averaged 14.6 points, 8.8 rebounds and 6.5 assists this season, closer to a triple-double than any player Read More »

Major League Baseball's Internet Head Defends Replay Against Criticism

By Jim McCoy Tue 15th April SportsMajor League Baseballreplay
The head of baseball's Internet company is defending the sport's new replay system. Bob Bowman, chief executive officer of MLB Advanced Media, says the system based at his company's office has largely worked. Through Monday, calls by umpires have been confirmed in 33 of 89 challenges and overturned in 30.Read More »

Two-Thirds Of World Cup Soccer Matches Sold Out

By Jim McCoy Tue 15th April Sports2014 World Cupsoccer
Tickets for nearly two-thirds of the World Cup matches sold out within hours of FIFA opening the final phase of online sales. Five hours after sales opened Tuesday on FIFA's website, tickets were available for only 20 of the 64 matches. The match with the most tickets still available was Bosnia-Iran in the northeast city of Salvador.Read More »

Phelps Comes Out Of Retirement

By Jim McCoy Mon 14th April SportsMichael Phelpsswimming
Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The 22-time Olympic medalist will compete for the first time since the 2012 London Olympics at a meet in Mesa, Ariz., on April 24-26. USA Swimming said Monday that Phelps is expected to join fellow Olympians Ryan Lochte and Katie Ledecky at the Arena Grand Prix at Skyline AquatiRead More »

Former NFL Star Sues Nike

By Jim McCoy Mon 14th April SportslawsuitNikeShawne Merriman
Former NFL linebacker Shawne Merriman is suing Nike for trademark infringement and unfair competition over its Lights Out apparel line. The suit, filed on behalf of Merriman's Lights Out Holdings LLC, was filed in U.S.Read More »

Friday Sports Minute: The Masters, NBA Matchups, Baseball Previews

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Second round play is underway at the Masters with more sunny, warm weather on tap. First round leader Bill Haas tees off in the early afternoon, when the winds are expected to pick up, gusting to 20 mph at times.Read More »

D-Wade Will Sit Against Pacers

By Jim McCoy Fri 11th April SportsDywane Wade
Dwyane Wade has been ruled out of Miami's Eastern Conference showdown Friday night against the Indiana Pacers. It's the ninth straight game Wade has missed while working his way back from a hamstring injury. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said after the team's morning shootaround the All-Star guard will not play.Read More »

NASCAR To Race Under The Lights At Famed Darlington Track

By Jim McCoy Thu 10th April SportsDarlingtonNASCAR
- Matt Kenseth hopes to get his season going and lock up a spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup at Darlington Raceway. Kenseth came to the Southern 500 last May as one of Sprint Cup's hottest drivers, winning twice in his first season driving for Joe Gibbs Racing.Read More »

Major League Soccer Salaries Released: Sounders Dempsey The Highest Paid

By Jim McCoy Thu 10th April SportsMLSsalaries
Seattle Sounders striker Clint Dempsey is the league's highest-paid player at $6.695 million in guaranteed compensation this season. Toronto FC and the Los Angeles Galaxy each have three of the 12 players making seven-figure salaries, according to figures released by the MLS Players Union.Read More »

Northwestern QB Says Union Push Was "Rushed," "Wrong"

Northwestern's Trevor Siemian says it was wrong for former quarterback Kain Colter and other players to explore unionization without first taking their concerns to their coach and administrators. A regional director for the National Labor Relations Board has cleared the way for Northwestern's scholarship football players to vote April 25 on whether to form what would be the nation's firsRead More »

Oregon Ducks Hoopster To Stay In School

By Jim McCoy Wed 9th April SportsJoseph YoungOregon Ducks basketball
Oregon point guard Joseph Young says he's returning to the Ducks for his senior season. Young, who played for Oregon as a junior last season after transferring from Houston, made his announcement via Twitter on Tuesday. The 6-foot-2 Young was the leading scorer this past season for the Ducks, who advanced to the NCAA tournament for the second straight year.Read More »

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