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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 »

Blazers Shore Up Bench With Blake

By Jim McCoy Thu 10th July SportsPortland Trail BlazersSteve Blake
Steve Blake is coming back to the Trail Blazers. A person with knowledge of the deal who cannot comment until it is formally announced confirmed Thursday that the free agent point guard has signed a two-year deal with Portland. The agreement was first announced by Yahoo! Sports. The contract is worth a reported $4.2 million with a player option for the second year.Read More »

Let The Bidding Begin, NBA Free Agency Period Is Underway

By Jim McCoy Thu 10th July SportsNBA free agency
Signing day has arrived in the NBA, though the biggest free agents aren't rushing to grab their pens. Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh might be waiting on LeBron James - isn't everybody? - before making their decisions.Read More »

Wednesday Sports Minute: Baseball Preview, Donald Sterling, NBA, World Cup

By Jim McCoy Wed 9th July Sports
- The second World Cup semifinal is on tap today with Argentina playing Netherlands. The winner will advance to the championship match this Sunday against Germany, a lopsided winner over Brazil yesterday.Read More »

Update: Fifth Stage Of The Tour De France

By Jim McCoy Wed 9th July Sports2014 Tour De France
Dutch rider Lars Boom has won a chaotic fifth stage of the Tour de France marked by the withdrawal of defending champion Chris Froome following two crashes. Race leader Vincenzo Nibali, one several high-profile riders to crash, recovered and excelled: He extended his overall lead.Read More »

Tuesday Sports Minute: Baseball, World Cup, Donald Sterling

By Jim McCoy Tue 8th July Sports
UNDATED (AP) - Play in the World Cup semifinals starts today with host Brazil going up against Germany. The second semifinal will take place tomorrow with Argentina playing Netherlands.Read More »

Tour de France 4th Stage Update

By Jim McCoy Tue 8th July SportscyclingTour de France
Marcel Kittel of Germany has won the fourth stage of the Tour de France - his third of the race - in a sprint as the tour returned home from England, with crashes ensnaring some big names. Vincenzo Nibali of Italy retained the yellow jersey. Kittel led at the end of the 163.5-kilometer (101-mile) ride from Le Touquet-Paris Plage to Lille Metropole along the Belgian border. Read More »

Monday Sports Minute: Bay Area Series, World Cup, Etc.

By Jim McCoy Mon 7th July Sports
Two big interleague rivalries start tonight with games in Oakland and Washington. The Athletics are playing host to the nearby San Francisco Giants in a game that features the divisional leader from the American League West against the second-place team from the National League West.Read More »

Former Blazer, Dookie Signs With Heat

By Jim McCoy Mon 7th July SportsJosh McRoberts
Josh McRoberts has agreed to sign a four-year contract with the Miami Heat, a deal that could be worth about $23 million. His agent, Mike Conley Sr., said Monday McRoberts will get the full mid-level exception, starting at about $5.3 million next season.Read More »

Golf's French Open Update

By Jim McCoy Thu 3rd July SportsFrench OpenGolf
In his French Open debut, Kevin Stadler shot a bogey-free 7-under 64 to lead by a stroke after the first round on Thursday. The American golfer, who won the Phoenix Open in February and shared eighth place at the Masters in April, made seven birdies on a punishing golf course that will host the Ryder Cup in 2018. "Not making bogey was something I didn't think possible in my practRead More »

A's Work Out Coliseum Deal

By Jim McCoy Thu 3rd July SportsColiseumOakland A's
The Oakland Athletics have finalized an agreement on a 10-year extension to play at the Coliseum through the 2024 season. The deal was approved Thursday by the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority.Read More »

Wimbledon Update: Bouchard vs. Kerber, Halep vs. Lisicki (SPOILER)

By Jim McCoy Wed 2nd July SportsTennisWimbledon
The women with the best records at Grand Slam tournaments this year, Eugenie Bouchard and Simona Halep, will meet for a place in the Wimbledon final. A key two-game turnaround in the first set helped Bouchard advance to her third consecutive Grand Slam semifinal by beating ninth-seeded Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-4 on Wednesday. Halep won 11 consecutive games to complete a 6-4, 6-0 wRead More »

Sports - World Cup Boost

By admin Wed 2nd July Sports
World Cup Fever is Sweeping the Nation with record numbers of Americans watching the Cup
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Another Day, Another Upset At Wimbledon (SPOILER)

By Jim McCoy Wed 2nd July SportsTennisWimbledon
Andy Murray's reign as Wimbledon champion ended Wednesday with a straight-set loss in the quarterfinals to Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov, making his breakthrough after years of being touted as the game's next top player. Dimitrov completely outplayed Murray on Centre Court, winning 6-1, 7-6 (4), 6-2 to reach his first Grand Slam semifinal. The 11th-seeded Dimitrov broke Murray five Read More »

Winner Of USA-Belgium Now Knows Their Opponent (SPOILER)

By Jim McCoy Tue 1st July SportsWorld Cup
Angel Di Maria scored in the 118th minute Tuesday to give Argentina a 1-0 win over Switzerland after extra time and a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals. With a penalty shootout looming, Lionel Messi made a surging run toward the Swiss area and laid the ball off to Di Maria on the right, and the winger sent a left-foot shot past diving goalkeeper Diego Benaglio.Read More »

Big Upset At Wimbledon (SPOILER)

By Jim McCoy Tue 1st July SportsWimbledon
For the third year in a row, Rafael Nadal is making an early exit from Wimbledon after a stunning loss to a player ranked 100th or worse. Nick Kyrgios, a 19-year-old wild card from Australia with a world ranking of 144, served 37 aces and used a fearless go-for-broke style to beat the No.Read More »

The Last of The Americans Are Out At Wimbledon

By Jim McCoy Mon 30th June SportsTennisWimbledon
For the first time in more than a century, no American singles players reached the round of 16 at Wimbledon. The last two of 23 U.S. entrants departed Monday. First, Madison Keys withdrew because of a strained left thigh before her third-round match that was suspended because of darkness on Saturday was supposed to resume. Then, No.Read More »

Wimbledon Update: Kvitova vs. Venus

By Jim McCoy Fri 27th June SportsTennisWimbledon
Former champion Petra Kvitova outlasted five-time winner Venus Williams 5-7, 7- 6 (2), 7-5 to move into the fourth round of Wimbledon on Friday. Kvitova, the 2011 champion, broke Williams for the first time in the final game to close out the 2 hour, 30-minute match on Centre Court. The left-handed Czech player had 11 aces and 48 winners.Read More »

Golf: Quicken Loans National Update (12:03 pm)

By Jim McCoy Fri 27th June SportsGolfQuicken Loans National
Two Australians are tied for the lead after the morning rounds on Day 2 of the Quicken Loans National. Marc Leishman and newcomer Oliver Goss are at 6 under after each shot 66 during the second round Friday on the Blue Course at Congressional Country Club. Leishman has one PGA Tour win.Read More »

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