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Wednesday Sports Minute: Baseball Preview, Baseball TV Ratings, New Raiders Coach

By Jim McCoy Wed 1st October Sports
PITTSBURGH (AP) - This evening's baseball playoff game is the National League Wild Card game. The contest features the Pittsburgh Pirates at home to San Francisco's Giants. On the mound for the home team will be Edinson Volquez against Madison Bumgarner.Read More »

Developmental Football League Signs Deal With ESPN

By Jim McCoy Wed 1st October Sports
The new FXFL developmental league has signed a deal with ESPN to have its games broadcast online and through the ESPN app. The league begins play with four teams next Wednesday when Boston plays at Omaha.Read More »

Vikings Hopeful, Non-Commitall On Bridgewater

By Jim McCoy Tue 30th September Sports
The Minnesota Vikings have not committed to Teddy Bridgewater playing at Green Bay on his sprained left ankle. Two days after his injury, however, the quarterback is "doing much better," according to coach Mike Zimmer. Zimmer said Bridgewater's participation in practice Tuesday would be more mental than physical.Read More »

Tuesday Sports Minute: Baseball Playoffs, Michael Phelps, Oakland Raiders, Etc.

By Jim McCoy Tue 30th September Sports
KANSAS CITY (AP) - The postseason starts tonight in Major League Baseball. The opening game has the Kansas City Royals, back in the playoffs for the first time in 29 years, playing host to Oakland. This marks the Athletics' third straight year in the playoffs. During the season the Royals won five of the seven games played between the clubs. ALAMEDA, Calif.Read More »

Monday Sports Minute: Monday Night Football, Tony Stewart, LSU QB Picture

By Jim McCoy Mon 29th September Sports
KANSAS CITY (AP) - The NFL game this evening has the Chiefs playing host to the Patriots. Coming in, host Kansas City is 1-2 on the year while New England is 2-1. The game features two of the winningest quarterbacks over the last few seasons as Tom Brady of the Patriots is 38-12 since 2011, second-best record among QBs with at least 20 starts. Chiefs QB Alex Smith is third at 31-10-1.Read More »

Texas Coach Strong: Colleges Can Do Better

By Jim McCoy Mon 29th September SportsCharlie Strong
Texas coach Charlie Strong says college football programs need to do a better job of molding players into responsible adults. Strong met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Sunday, one day after Goodell spent three hours visiting a domestic violence hotline in Austin, Texas.Read More »

After Dramatic Bronx Farewell, Jeter Gets Day Off

By Jim McCoy Fri 26th September SportsDerek JeterNew York Yankees
Derek Jeter is getting a day off after his emotional farewell to Yankee Stadium. New York manager Joe Girardi has Jeter sitting out the series opener on Friday night against the Boston Red Sox. Jeter has said he will play during the weekend series out of respect for the rivalry.Read More »

Stewart, Ward Family Find Support In Racing Community

By Jim McCoy Fri 26th September Sportsauto racingTony Stewart
Tony Stewart's walk back to his motorhome was halted by a pair of old friends.Read More »

Tennis Great Agassi Visits Charter School

By Jim McCoy Thu 25th September SportsAndre Agassi
Andre Agassi brought some star power to a Newark charter school for its official opening. The tennis great was on hand Wednesday for the opening of the new campus of University Heights Charter School. Agassi is a longtime supporter of charter schools and has established an investment fund that helps them acquire and develop facilities.Read More »

Thursday Sports Minute: Redskins vs. Giants, Farewell to Jeter, Etc.

By Jim McCoy Thu 25th September Sports
NEW YORK (AP) - A full-throated, packed house is expected at Yankee Stadium tonight to say good bye to Derek Jeter. The long-time Yankee captain will be playing in his final home game before he ends his 20-year major league career. Secondary market tickets in a section next to the Yankees dugout are going for as much as $10,000.Read More »

Tony Stewart Won't Be Tried, Asks That Ward Be Remembered

By Jim McCoy Wed 24th September SportsNASCARTony Stewart
Tony Stewart called the death of Kevin Ward Jr. "the toughest and most emotional experience of my life," and asked that Ward's death not be overlooked after an upstate New York grand jury declined to charge the NASCAR champion. Ward was killed Aug. 9 when a sprint car driven by Stewart struck him during a dirt track race.Read More »

Wednesday Sports Minute: Derek Jeter, Vikings QB Picture, Baseball Preview

By Jim McCoy Wed 24th September Sports
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel is out for the season with broken bones in his left foot. He's been put on injured reserve for the injury he sustained in Sunday's game against New Orleans. Rookie Teddy Bridgewater came in after Cassel was hurt.Read More »

Tennis: Top Women's Seeds Ousted At Wuhan

By Jim McCoy Tue 23rd September SportsWuhan Open
Top-ranked Serena Williams is out in the second round of the new WTA event at Wuhan, retiring after 11 games on Tuesday and dropping a third match to Alize Cornet this year. Williams, who won the U.S. Open just over two weeks ago, was leading 6-5 when she was treated beside the court.Read More »

James Harrison Returning From Retirement

By Jim McCoy Tue 23rd September SportsJames HarrisonPittsburgh Steelers
So much for James Harrison's retirement. The Pittsburgh Steelers are bringing back the volatile five-time Pro Bowler to bring a veteran presence to a depleted linebacker group. The 36-year-old posted a picture on Twitter on Tuesday morning, writing done deal next to a photo of him signing a contract. Harrison retired as a member of the Steelers less than three weeks agoRead More »

Monday Sports Minute: NFL Injuries, Monday Night Football, Baseball

By Jim McCoy Mon 22nd September Sports
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The third week of the NFL season wraps up tonight with Chicago Bears at the New York Jets. The Bears, coming off an impressive comeback win over the 49ers a week ago Sunday, are playing their second consecutive prime-time game. ALLEN PARK, Mich.Read More »

Seahawk, Portland St. Product Proposes After His Team's Sunday Victory

By Jim McCoy Mon 22nd September SportsDeShaun SheadSeattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks reserve defensive back DeShaun Shead won twice on Sunday. First, Shead participated on special teams and defense in Seattle's 26-20 overtime win over the Denver Broncos. And after the game, Shead proposed to his girlfriend, Jessica Martinez, on the field. The stadium had cleared out with the exception of Shead and his teammates.Read More »

Retiring Yankees Star Lived Up To His Potential

By Jim McCoy Fri 19th September Sports
The 17-year-old kid from Kalamazoo drew all sorts of raves. He was a "young colt" with a "perfect SS body" and was a "top student" who planned to study medicine at the University of Michigan, too.Read More »

Friday Sports Minute: MLB Talks Domestic Violence, Baseball Previews, NFL

By Jim McCoy Fri 19th September Sports
UNDATED (AP) - Representatives of Major League Baseball and the players' union are opening talks about establishing new policies and punishments for domestic violence.Read More »

Thursday Sports Minute: Thursday Football, Another Football Player In Trouble

By Jim McCoy Thu 18th September Sports
ATLANTA (AP) - Thursday night football in the NFL has 0-2 Tampa Bay at 1-1 Atlanta.Read More »

Cubs Infielder Awarded For Helping Kids With Cancer

By Jim McCoy Thu 18th September Sports
Chicago Cubs All-Star first baseman Anthony Rizzo is the winner of the 2014 Branch Rickey award in recognition of his community work with pediatric cancer patients.Read More »

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