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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 »

Oregon Ducks Name New Women's Basketball Coach

Oregon has hired Kelly Graves of Gonzaga as its women's basketball coach. Graves has taken Gonzaga to six straight NCAA tournaments and three trips to the round of 16. He replaces Paul Westhead, whose contract was not renewed. Oregon says Graves signed a seven-year contract.Read More »

Manchester United Will Play L-A Galaxy In July

By Jim McCoy Tue 8th April SportsL-A GalaxyManchester Unitedsoccer
Manchester United will open its preseason U.S. tour with a match against the Los Angeles Galaxy on July 23 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. The game, announced Tuesday, will be the first for United under its $559 million, seven-year shirt sponsorship agreement with General Motors Co.'s Chevrolet division.Read More »

Kentucky, UConn Square Off College Hoops Title Tonight

The men's college basketball season comes to an end tonight as Kentucky faces Connecticut in the NCAA championship game.Read More »

Basketball's Latest Hall of Fame Class Announced

By Jim McCoy Mon 7th April SportsNaismith Basketball of Fame
Alonzo Mourning and NCAA championship-winning coaches Nolan Richardson and Gary Williams have been voted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Richardson was chosen 20 years after he coached Arkansas to a national championship. Williams won a title with Maryland in 2002. Former NBA star Mitch Richmond also was part of the class that was announced Monday.Read More »

College Basketball's Player Of The Year Announced

Doug McDermott, who finished his career at Creighton as college basketball's fifth-leading scorer, is a near-unanimous selection as The Associated Press' player of the year. McDermott is the 11th three-time All-American and first in almost 30 years. He led the nation in scoring with a 26.7 average while shooting 52.6 percent from the field including 44.9 percent from 3-point range.Read More »

Cooper Has Seen Both Sides of Sounders- Timbers Rivalry

Kenny Cooper was there when the Seattle vs. Portland rivalry made its debut at the Major League Soccer level. At that time, Cooper was representing the Rose City. When the Cascadia rivalry resumes on Saturday with the Timbers hosting the Sounders, Cooper will now be representing the Emerald City.Read More »

Another Day, Another Upset In Women's Tennis

American Sloane Stephens lost 6-4, 6-4 to Elina Svitolina at the Family Circle Cup. The 18th-ranked Stephens was upset by the 19-year-old Svitolina, who is ranked a career-best No. 35 this week.Read More »

South Carolina's Clowney Thinks He Should Be #1 Pick

By Jim McCoy Wed 2nd April SportsJadeveon ClowneyNFL draft
Jadeveon Clowney believes he's the NFL's No. 1 draft pick and says he took a big step toward that goal during South Carolina's pro day workouts Wednesday. The 6-foot-5, 266-pound defensive end did position drills in front of dozens of NFL personnel, including Houston head coach Bill O'Brien and Jacksonville head coach Gus Bradley.Read More »

Prize Hoops Prospect To Go Pro

By Jim McCoy Mon 31st March SportsAndrew Wiggins
Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins made official Monday what he's been telling folks all along: He's headed to the NBA after his only season with the Jayhawks. The 6-foot-8 forward, who was voted second-team All-America earlier in the day, is expected to go in the top three picks in the June draft.Read More »

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