Thursday Sports Minute: Angel Re-signs, College Hoops, Brodeuer Retires, Tennis

By Jim McCoy Thu 29th January Sports
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - The Los Angeles Angels and third baseman David Freese (freez) have avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract for $6,425,000. Freese hit .260 with 10 home runs and 55 runs batted in last season, his first in the American League. COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Top-ranked Kentucky is back on the court this evening with a road game at Missouri.Read More »

Seahawks' Lynch Offers Perspective On Interviews

By Jim McCoy Thu 29th January Sports
After a couple of days of giving only scripted answers, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch had his most extensive comments of Super Bowl week. "All week I told y'all what's up and for some reason y'all continue to come back," he said at a news conference on Thursday. "I don't know what story you want. I don't know what image y'all wanna portray me.Read More »

Wednesday Sports Minute: Super Bowl, Marquee Match-ups, Tennis, Broduer Retires

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - There's a great matchup in men's college basketball tonight as Notre Dame entertains Duke. The visiting Blue Devils, who are ranked fourth by The Associated Press, are 17-2 while the eighth-ranked Irish are 19-2. PHOENIX (AP) - It's more of the same in Phoenix today for the Super Bowl.Read More »

AP Analysis: Youth Concussion Laws Lack Bite

By Jim McCoy Wed 28th January Sportsconcussion lawsfootball
An Associated Press analysis of the 51 youth concussion laws in each state and the District of Columbia finds that fewer than half contain all of the key principles of the model legislation. The laws were pushed for by the NFL after Washington state passed the first bill in 2009. About a third of the laws make no specific reference to which ages or grades are covered.Read More »

Tuesday Sports Minute: Super Bowl Media Day, Deflategate, Etc.

By Jim McCoy Tue 27th January SportsNBANew England PatriotsSuper Bowl 49
PHOENIX (AP) - This is media day at the Super Bowl. The players from the Seahawks and Patriots are gathering separately at U.S. Airways Center, the home of the Phoenix Suns, for massive interview sessions. The event officially kicks off Super Bowl week with the championship game this Sunday. CHANDLER, Ariz.Read More »

Russian Takes Huge Lead In World Cup Slalom

Russia's Alexander Khoroshilov led the opening run of a men's World Cup night slalom by a huge margin on Tuesday. Khoroshilov timed 53.67 seconds in heavy snowfall on the Planai course to lead Felix Neureuther of Germany by 0.79 - a remarkable gap in a sport where victory can be decided by one or two hundredths of a second. Third-place Fritz Dopfer of Germany was 1.08 adrift. Read More »

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 »


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