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Tuesday Sports Minute: World Cup Update, Baseball Players Disciplined, Manziel Signs

By Jim McCoy Tue 17th June Sports
UNDATED (AP) - The second World Cup game for the U.S. isn't until this Sunday when the Americans take on Portugal. Along with the U.S. beating Ghana 2-1 yesterday, Portugal was blanked by Germany 4-0. In a result from today's action, Belgium beat Algeria 2-1 in a World Cup Group H opener. NEW YORK (AP) - In the off season, the most prized free agent was Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka.Read More »

Seahawks QB Given "Good Guy" Award

By Jim McCoy Tue 17th June SportsRussell WilsonSeattle Seahawks
Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson has won the Good Guy Award from the Professional Football Writers of America for his professional approach to helping the journalists do their job. In leading the Seattle Seahawks to their first NFL championship, Wilson was cited for being not only the face of the franchise, "but also the voice and conscience of it." Wilson is the sixRead More »

Monday Sports Minute: World Cup, Michael Schumacher, Baseball

By Jim McCoy Mon 16th June Sports
The U.S. entry at the World Cup starts play later today. The American squad is squaring off with the team from Ghana, the nation which knocked the U.S. out of the last two World Cups.Read More »

Padre Great, Former Walla Walla Minor Leaguer Tony Gwynn Dies

By Jim McCoy Mon 16th June SportsSan Diego PadresTony Gwynn
Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has died of cancer at 54. Gwynn's sweet left-handed swing made him one of San Diego's best-loved athletes. He was nicknamed "Mr.Read More »

3,500 Ready To Compete In National Special Olympics

By Jim McCoy Fri 13th June SportsSpecial Olympics
Thousands of athletes, their coaches and families are descending on New Jersey for the national Special Olympics competition. The games are being held in several locations in the central part of the state, including Rider University, The College of New Jersey and Princeton University. Athletes will compete in 16 sports.Read More »

World Cup Soccer: Mexico vs. Cameroon; Final Score

By Jim McCoy Fri 13th June Sports2014 World CupCameroonMexicosoccer
Oribe Peralta scored in the second half to help Mexico to a 1-0 victory over Cameroon in torrential rain Friday, earning El Tri their first World Cup win over an African team and giving them a crucial three points in Group A. Peralta's left-foot shot in the 61st minute justified coach Miguel Herrera's decision to start him ahead of striker Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, arguably Mexico's Read More »

Thursday Sports Minute: US Open Update, World Cup, Early Baseball Score

By Jim McCoy Thu 12th June Sports
PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Kevin Na and Graeme McDowell share the clubhouse lead after posting 2-under 68's under ideal scoring conditions in the first round of the U.S. Open. Among those one shot off the pace at Pinehurst No. 2 is Brandt Snedecker who was 4-under after eight holes, but ran into problems on the back nine.Read More »

Wednesday Sports Minute: LA Clippers Drama, World Cup Prep, Stanley Cup

By Jim McCoy Wed 11th June Sports
An attorney for Shelly Sterling has gone to probate court to seek an emergency hearing to confirm her authority to sell the Los Angeles Clippers despite opposition from her estranged husband, Donald Sterling. Shelly Sterling contends she is the sole trustee of The Sterling Family Trust, which owns the team.Read More »

Team USA Castoff Takes To Broadcast Booth For World Cup

By Jim McCoy Wed 11th June SportsESPNLandon DonavanWorld Cup
ESPN has hired Landon Donovan to offer commentary on the U.S. soccer team he was cut from just before the World Cup. The all-time U.S. leader in goals and assists, the 32-year-old Donovan was dropped last month in a highly debated move by coach Jurgen Klinsmann.Read More »

Lefty Focused On Pinehurst For US Open

By Jim McCoy Tue 10th June Sports
Phil Mickelson believes Pinehurst No. 2 is such a complete test for the U.S. Open that he'll have to be focused on every shot. That could be quite a challenge for the five-time major champion. On the golf course, Mickelson is trying to ignore the high expectations for him to finally win the U.S. Open and join five other greats who have won the career Grand Slam.Read More »

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