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Rookie From Oregon Signs With Bears

The Chicago Bears have agreed to a four-year contract with Oregon center Hroniss Grasu, their third-round draft pick.

Grasu appeared in 52 games for the Ducks, who led the Pac-12 in rushing all four seasons he was there.

With the announcement Friday, the Bears have all their draft picks under contract.

Thursday Sports Minute: Headlines From Hockey, Baseball and The NBA

By Jim McCoy Thu 7th May Sports

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Collin McHugh goes for an Astros franchise record when he takes the mound tonight for a game against the Angels. McHugh is 4-0 this season and has won 11 straight decisions dating back to August. One more would equal the team mark.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -Wins have been hard to come by this season for reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber.Read More »

Madrid Open Update

By Jim McCoy Thu 7th May Sports

Rafael Nadal reached the Madrid Open quarterfinals by easing past Simone Bolelli of Italy 6-2, 6-2 on Thursday.

Nadal, the two-time defending champion, broke Bolelli four times and saved two break points.

Serving for the match, Nadal hit some typically agile shots; earning match point by racing forward to reach a drop shot, then hurrying back to hit a heavy top-spuRead More »

BREAKING NEWS: Nationals' Phenom Has 3 Homers (So Far) Today

By Jim McCoy Wed 6th May SportsBryce HarperWashington Nationals

Bryan Harper has hit three home runs in his first three at-bats for the Washington Nationals against Miami.

Harper hit a solo shot in the second inning, a two-run drive in the third and a bases-empty homer in the fifth.Read More »

NFL: Patriots Probably Deflated Footballs

By Jim McCoy Wed 6th May SportsDeflate-gateNew England Patriots

An NFL investigation has found that New England Patriots employees likely deflated footballs and that quarterback Tom Brady was "at least generally aware" of the rules violations.

The NFL began the investigation after the Patriots won the AFC Championship game in January, when the Indianapolis Colts complained that several footballs were under inflated.

The 243-paRead More »

Tuesday Sports Minute: Grizzlies vs. Warriors, Hawks vs. Wizards, Cardinals Hot, NHL

By Jim McCoy Tue 5th May Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Memphis will have to overcome newly crowned MVP Stephen Curry and Golden State's 42-2 home court record in Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference semifinals tonight. Curry paced the Warriors to a win in the opener on Sunday.Read More »

Sharapova Advances At Madrid Open

By Jim McCoy Tue 5th May SportsMadrid OpenMaria SharapovaTennis

Maria Sharapova advanced to the third round of the Madrid Open by beating Mariana Duque-Marino of Colombia 6-1, 6-2 on Tuesday.

The third-seeded Russian broke Duque-Marino's serve four times while saving three break points on her own serve.

"She is someone who if you give her time creates angles, slices and usually drop-shots a lot more than she did in this match Read More »

Monday Sports Minute: NBA MVP Named, Paul Out?, New Brewers Manager

By Jim McCoy Mon 4th May Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The NBA is announcing Golden State's Stephen Curry as the league's MVP. Curry will be presented with the award on the court before Game 2 of the Warriors' Western Conference semifinal series against Memphis on Tuesday night.Read More »

US Army Veteran Signs With Seahawks

By Jim McCoy Mon 4th May SportsNate BoyerSeattle Seahawks

U.S. Army veteran and former Texas long snapper Nate Boyer says he has agreed to sign with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent.

In an interview on NFL Network on Saturday, Boyer said he was called by Seattle coach Pete Carroll after the draft concluded. Boyer, 34, was part of the U.S. Army Special Forces in Afghanistan and earned a Bronze Star.Read More »

Friday Sports Minute: NBA, NHL Playoff Previews, Astros' Winning Streak, Etc.

By Jim McCoy Fri 1st May Sports

NEW YORK (AP) - The top-seeded Atlanta Hawks try to rid themselves of the pesky Nets in Game 6 of their opening-round NBA series tonight.Read More »

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