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Border Protection Lends A Hand For Super Bowl Security

By Jim McCoy Mon 26th January SportsNFLsecuritySuper Bowl 49
Black Hawk helicopters and truck-sized X-ray machines that are typically deployed along the U.S.-Mexico border have been brought to the Super Bowl venue to assist with the security effort. U.S. Customs and Border Protection showed off the technology Monday as it helps with Super Bowl security. Commissioner R.Read More »

Snowstorms Force Postonement of Blazers Vs. Nets

By Jim McCoy Mon 26th January SportsbliazzardNBAPortland Trail Blazers
The NBA has postponed home games for both the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets because of a snowstorm expected to batter the area. The Knicks were to have hosted the Sacramento Kings on Monday night at the same time the Nets were scheduled to face the Portland Trail Blazers. Sacramento will instead return to Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, March 3, adding an extra game to whaRead More »

Australian Open Update: Pair of Big Names Up Today

By Jim McCoy Fri 23rd January SportsAustralian OpenTennis
Roger Federer, the second seed in the Australian Open, has been eliminated. He lost a third-round match last night, U.S. time, to world No. 46 Andreas Seppi. A check of tonight's action shows the two No. 1's back in action, Novak Djokovic for the men and Serena Williams for the women. Other seeded players of note who are back on the court are the two No.Read More »

Anti-Redskins Nickname Ad Appearing Online

Robert Griffin III runs 76 yards for a touchdown - without a Washington Redskins logo on the side of his helmet. That's the latest visual from a group that opposes the team's name. The National Congress of American Indians on Friday released a 38-second online ad coinciding with the run-up to the Super Bowl.Read More »

Jeff Gordon Will Retire At The End of The 2015 NASCAR Season

By Jim McCoy Thu 22nd January SportsJeff GordonNASCAR
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon says he will retire as a full-time driver after 2015 season The 43-year-old Gordon is coming off one of his best seasons in years. He won four times in 2014, including the Brickyard 400.Read More »

Polumalu Among Finalists Named For NFL Sportmanship Award

By Jim McCoy Thu 22nd January SportsNFLRooney Award
The NFL will name an annual award recognizing outstanding sportsmanship on the field in honor of the founding owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers Art Rooney Sr. The winner selected by the vote of the players will be announced at the "NFL Honors" show on Saturday, Jan.Read More »

Wednesday Sports Minute: NBA, Tennis, NFL Extra Point Experiment

By Jim McCoy Wed 21st January Sports
UNDATED (AP) - There were only two games in the NBA last night. Defending champion San Antonio won its fourth straight with a 109-99 win over the Nuggets in Denver. The other game was played in Miami as the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Heat 94-86. The win gives the Thunder a record over .500 for the first time this season. LEXINGTON, Ky.Read More »

Tennis Stars Fight Off Upsets at Australian Open

By Jim McCoy Wed 21st January Sports
An agitated Roger Federer spat out the question that Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova easily could have asked the players who pushed them to the limits in the second round of the Australian Open. "Do you have to be that close?" Federer snapped at a TV cameraman hovering nearby as he received medical advice after losing a set on Wednesday. For Nadal and Sharapova, the nuisance waRead More »

4-Foot-4 Driver, Chili Bowl Winner Abreu To Race In NASCAR

By Jim McCoy Tue 20th January SportsNASCARRico Abreu
USAC Midget champion Rico Abreu will make his NASCAR K&N Pro Series East debut in 2015 and race all 14 series events. Abreu, an open wheel standout, signed with HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks. Abreu will continue to race open wheel events. The 22-year-old Californian driver is just 4-foot-4 and weighs less than 100 pounds.Read More »

Five Former Winners In Boston Marathon Field

By Jim McCoy Tue 20th January Sports2015 Boston Marathon
Five former winners have committed to run this year's Boston Marathon. Principal sponsor John Hancock Financial announced Tuesday that 2013 men's winner Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia and 2012 winner Wesley Korir of Kenya will join a field that includes defending champion Meb Keflezighi, the first American man to win since 1983. On the women's side, 2012 winner Sharon Cherop and 2011 Read More »

Monday Sports Minute; Australian Open, NBA, Skiing, Etc.

By Jim McCoy Mon 19th January Sports
UNDATED (AP) - This year's Super Bowl will feature New England against Seattle. The Patriots advanced with a 45-7 win over the Colts yesterday in the AFC championship game while the defending league champion Seahawks beat the Packers, in overtime, 28-22 to win the NFC crown.Read More »

Did The Patriots Use Underinflated Footballs?

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy says the NFL is investigating whether the Patriots deflated footballs used in their AFC championship game victory over the Colts. McCarthy said Monday morning he cannot provide any other information now. The inquiry was first reported by the website for WTHR-TV in Indiana, citing an unnamed source. The NFL rule book says "it is the responsibiRead More »

Two NFL Owners Respond To Boy's Letters

By Jim McCoy Fri 16th January Sports
A 12-year-old Oklahoma boy looking for an NFL team to root for now has two to choose from. Cade Pope needed help deciding which NFL team to support, so he wrote letters to the owners of all 32 teams asking why they deserve his loyalty. Cade heard first from Carolina Panthers founder and owner Jerry Richardson, who sent a handwritten note as well as a replica Panthers helmet signRead More »

Ace Lefty Re-Signs With Tigers

By Jim McCoy Fri 16th January SportsDavid PriceDetroit Tigers
A person with knowledge of the deal says David Price has reached a $19.75 million, one-year agreement with the Detroit Tigers, avoiding arbitration. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the deal has not been announced.Read More »

Thursday Sports Minute: NFL Coaching Hires, Coroporate Logos In The NBA, Etc.

By Jim McCoy Thu 15th January Sports
sors UNDATED (AP) - Several NFL teams have new coaches. The Jets name Arizona defensive coordinator Todd Bowles as head coach. Long time 49ers defensive line coach Jim Tomsula jumps a few spots to become head coach and the Raiders opt for Denver defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio. Three teams, Denver, Atlanta and Chicago, still have openings.Read More »

Timbers Draft Brother of Team USA Defender

By Jim McCoy Thu 15th January SportsMLS Super Draft
If the fruit doesn't fall far from the tree, the Portland Timbers will have added another key piece as they seek to return to the Major League Soccer playoffs.Read More »

Ducks D-lineman Is Going Too

By Jim McCoy Wed 14th January Sports
Oregon defensive lineman Arik Armstead has declared his eligibility for the NFL draft. The school's website announced that Armstead filed paperwork to make in official Tuesday. The 6-foot-8, 290-pound junior said in a statement that he's ready to test himself at the next level.Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: Mariota Will Enter NFL Draft

By Jim McCoy Wed 14th January Sports
Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota has declared his eligibility for the NFL draft. The Ducks quarterback announced on Oregon's website on Wednesday that he would forgo his senior season. The school said he filed paperwork on Wednesday, a day before the NFL deadline. Mariota was the humble leader of Oregon's high-flying offense.Read More »

Team USA Soccer Standout Taking His Talents Stateside To MLS

By Jim McCoy Tue 13th January Sports
U.S. national team midfielder Mix Diskerud has agreed to a contract to play for New York City FC, the first major move for the Major League Soccer expansion team since its parent company decided to keep Frank Lampard at Manchester City for the rest of the Premier League season. The 24-year-old Diskerud has five goals in 25 international appearances and was part of the U.S.Read More »

Ohio State Coach Meyer Rejects Idea Of Going To NFL

By Jim McCoy Tue 13th January Sports
After winning his third national title, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer says he has no desire to coach in the NFL. Well, for now. Meyer spoke Tuesday morning at a news conference, the championship trophy at his side a few hours after leading the Buckeyes (14-1) to a 42-20 win over Oregon. When asked if he would ever consider moving to the pros, Meyer said, "Not right now.Read More »

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