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US Men's Soccer: USA vs. Switzerland (Spoiler Alert)

By Jim McCoy Tue 31st March SportsUS Men's National Soccer Team

Jozy Altidore was ejected in the 68th minute for a foul and mouthing off at the referee, and the United States gave up another late goal in a 1-1 tie against Switzerland on Tuesday night.

Brek Shea scored in the 45th minute, the first free-kick goal for the Americans since Altidore in August 2013.Read More »

Tuesday Sports Minute: NBA Playoff Chase, NIT, College Coaches Hired, Women's Final Four

By Jim McCoy Tue 31st March Sports

NEW YORK (AP) - Brooklyn's Nets have something the Indiana Pacers want: the final playoff berth in the NBA's Eastern Conference. Entering tonight's game in New York between the two clubs the Nets top the Pacers by a half game.Read More »

Women's Marquee Matchup Highlights Miami Open In Tennis

By Jim McCoy Mon 30th March SportsMiami OpenTennis

A resurgent Venus Williams defeated Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 7-6 (1) Monday to reach the Miami Open quarterfinals.

Seeded 16th, Williams is a three-time Key Biscayne champion, but her most recent title came in 2001.Read More »

Kaminsky, Okafor Head All-American Basketball Team

By Jim McCoy Mon 30th March SportsAll-American teamcollege basketball

Wisconsin senior Frank Kaminsky is a unanimous selection for the 2014-15 AP All-America team while Duke freshman Jahlil Okafor received all but one first-team vote.

Notre Dame senior Jerian Grant, Kentucky junior Willie Cauley-Stein and Ohio State freshman D'Angelo Russell rounded out the team that was announced Monday.

The 7-foot Kaminsky led the Badgers to theirRead More »

Friday Sports Minute: March Madness, NASCAR, Golf

By Jim McCoy Fri 27th March Sports

CLEVELAND (AP) - Kentucky let the rest of the remaining teams in the NCAA Tournament know last night that it is ready for anything. Facing a West Virginia team known for its defense, the Wildcats walked off the court with a laughable 78-39 win.Read More »

College QB Giving Up Football

By Jim McCoy Fri 27th March SportsPatton RobinetteVanderbilt University

Vanderbilt quarterback Patton Robinette has decided to end his football career early to concentrate on medical school.

In a university release, Robinette called it a "very difficult decision to make" and said his history of injuries contributed to his choice.

Robinette plans to enter the Vanderbilt School of Medicine this summer to study orthopedics.

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Thursday Sports Minute: March Madness Preview, NBA Scores, NHL Scores, NIT

By Jim McCoy Thu 26th March Sports

UNDATED (AP) - The NCAA Tournament resumes this evening with games in Cleveland and Los Angeles. On the home court of the NBA Cavaliers, the first game has Notre Dame playing Wichita State while in the second contest it'll be Kentucky and West Virginia.Read More »

Teenager Wins Giant Slalom At US Alpine Championhips

By Jim McCoy Thu 26th March Sports

Teenager Nina O'Brien captured the giant slalom title Thursday at the U.S. Alpine Championships against a field that was filled with World Cup veterans.

The 17-year-old O'Brien held on to her lead after the first run and finished the course at Sugarloaf resort in a combined time of 2 minutes, 22.30 seconds.Read More »

Wednesday Sports Minute: NFL Replay Rules, Johnny Manziel, NHL Conference Race

By Jim McCoy Wed 25th March Sports

PORTLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors have been the top team of the NBA pretty much all season long and last night they clinched the Pacific Division championship. By beating the Blazers in Portland, the Warriors secured their first division title in 39 years. As has been the case all season, Stephen ) Curry led the way, this time with 33 points.

UNDATED (AP) - The St.Read More »

Vikings Coach Expects Peterson To Return To Team

By Jim McCoy Wed 25th March SportsAdrian PetersonMinnesota Vikings

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer "fully expects" Adrian Peterson to be with the team for the 2015 season, adding Wednesday there are "no plans" to trade the star running back.

Peterson has not yet been reinstated by the NFL from his suspension under the personal conduct policy.Read More »

Tuesday Sports Minute: Second Baseman Signed, Grizzlies Clinch, Swisher Not Ready, Etc.

By Jim McCoy Tue 24th March Sports

UNDATED (AP) - The Minnesota Twins and second baseman Brian Dozier have agreed agreed on a $20 million, four-year contract. The 27-year-old hit .242 last year with 23 homers, 33 doubles, 71 RBIs, 89 walks, 21 steals and 112 runs scored.

UNDATED (AP) - The Memphis Grizzlies became the fourth NBA team to clinch a playoff berth by beating the Knicks last night 103-82.Read More »

Rules For Pitchers To Speed Up In Minor League Games

By Jim McCoy Tue 24th March Sportsminor league baseball

Pitchers will have to beat the clock at Triple-A and Double-A this season.

In an effort to speed games, Minor League Baseball's governing body said Tuesday a ball will be called in the count starting May 1 when a pitcher fails to start his windup or reach the set position within 20 seconds after having possession of the ball on the mound.

The speed-up rules are morRead More »

Monday Sports Minute: NBA Playoff Races, NHL, College Hoops

By Jim McCoy Mon 23rd March Sports

UNDATED (AP) - The battle for the NBA's Southwest Division title continues tonight as Houston visits Indiana and Memphis takes on the Knicks in New York. The Grizzlies top the division by 2 1/2 games over the Rockets and have a game in hand. Memphis blew out New York 105-83 in their first meeting of the season, and Houston knocked off Indiana 110-98 on Jan.Read More »

Top Skiers Headed To Maine For National Championships

By Jim McCoy Mon 23rd March Sportsnational championshipsSkiing

Fresh from the World Cup finals, Lindsey Vonn, Mikaela Shiffrin and other top U.S. skiers are headed from France to Maine for the U.S. Alpine Championships.

Vonn, the most decorated female ski racer in history, will headline the event that begins Wednesday at Sugarloaf in Carrabassett Valley.Read More »

Friday Sports Minute: More March Madness, Lydia Ko, Morgan Hoffman, Anthony Davis

By Jim McCoy Fri 20th March Sports

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Oklahoma will try to give the No. 3 seeds a .500 record in the NCAA tournament when they take on Albany in second-round play. Fellow third-seeds Iowa State and Baylor fell in their second-round match-ups yesterday, while Notre Dame earned a win.

UNDATED (AP) - Duke and Wisconsin will try to keep the No.Read More »

Thunder Receive Bad News About Kevin Durant

By Jim McCoy Fri 20th March SportsKevin Durant

There is more bad news for Thunder star and reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant.

General manager Sam Presti says Durant still has pain in his right foot and will remain out indefinitely. Durant will see specialists to determine the next step.

Earlier this month, coach Scott Brooks said Durant could return to the lineup in 1-2 weeks.Read More »

Thursday Sports Minute: March Madness, Arnold Palmer Invitational, Dwight Howard, Etc.

By Jim McCoy Thu 19th March Sports

UNDATED (AP) - Two of the four No. 1 seeds in the NCAA men's tournament start play today. Overall No. 1 Kentucky has a game with Hampton in a Midwest Regional game in Louisville while Villanova goes up against Lafayette in an East Regional game in Pittsburgh. There are 16 games today on the NCAA schedule.

ORLANDO, Fla.Read More »

Syracuse's Boeheim To Coach 3 More Seasons

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim says he will appeal "unduly harsh" NCAA sanctions for violations that occurred over a decade and that 3 years is the "right time" to retire.

Boeheim said Thursday before the start of the main games in the NCAA Tournament that some of the NCAA's allegations are inaccurate.

NCAA punished Boeheim and Syracuse earlier this month for acadeRead More »

Wednesday Sports Minute: March Madness, Pete Rose, Warriors vs. Hawks

By Jim McCoy Wed 18th March Sports

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - The second of two nights of tournament basketball in Dayton features the home town Flyers against Boise State and North Florida meeting Robert Morris. The winners advance to the main part of the NCAA Tournament.Read More »

Bills Sign WR, Make Move On TE

By Jim McCoy Wed 18th March SportsBuffalo BillsCharles ClayPercy Harvin

The Buffalo Bills have free-agent receiver Percy Harvin under contract, and confirmed they've submitted an offer for Miami Dolphins tight end Charles Clay.

The team announced Harvin formally signed his contract Wednesday.Read More »

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