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Tour De France: Froome Hopes To Stick Closer To Nibali This Time

Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali did not see much of rival Chris Froome the last time they raced each other.

That's because Froome was a dot on the horizon.

At the Criterium du Dauphine race last month, Froome sent out a major warning to Nibali - and others - that he is in great form, clinching overall victory on the back of two dashing stage wins in the mouRead More »

Blazers Sign Former Laker Davis

By Jim McCoy Thu 2nd July SportsEd DavisPortland Trail Blazers

Ed Davis is leaving Los Angeles for the Portland Trail Blazers.

Davis' agent, David Bauman, says his client has agreed to a three-year, $20 million contract to join the Blazers.Read More »

Wimbledon: Federer Rolls, Nadal Falls

By Jim McCoy Thu 2nd July Sports

With a vintage performance punctuated by a spectacular trick shot, Roger Federer looked as good as ever on the grass-courts of Wimbledon.

Federer beat Sam Querrey 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in the second round on Thursday and pulled off arguably the shot of the tournament so far in the second set - a between-the-legs lob that helped him break for 5-2.

The seven-time champion sRead More »

Wednesday Sports Minute: Women's World Cup, Wimbledon, NBA Free Agency

By Jim McCoy Wed 1st July Sports

MONTREAL (AP) - The U.S. women's World Cup team advanced to the championship match last night with a 2-0 win over Germany in the semifinals. The Americans will face the winner of tonight's England-Japan semi for the title this Sunday in Vancouver.Read More »

Former Jesuit Stars Re-signs With Bulls

A person with knowledge of the negotiations says Mike Dunleavy and the Chicago Bulls have agreed on a new three-year, $14 million contract.

The person confirmed the deal Wednesday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no contracts can be signed until July 9.Read More »

Tuesday Sports Minute: Wimbledon Day Two, Baseball, Women's World Cup

By Jim McCoy Tue 30th June Sports
LONDON (AP) - Four past winners at Wimbledon were winners today in London. For the women, defending champion and second-seed Petra Kvitova (kih-VIHT'-oh-vuh) won in straight sets as did Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal (rah-fay-ehl nah-DAHL').

LONDON (AP) - Serena and Venus Williams have pulled out of the women's doubles competition at Wimbledon.Read More »

Oregon, Auburn To Square Off For Big 2019 College Football Season Opener

By Jim McCoy Tue 30th June Sports

Auburn and Oregon will open the 2019 season at the home of the Dallas Cowboys, nine seasons after meeting in the BCS national championship game.

The matchup on Aug. 31, 2019, was announced Tuesday.Read More »

Monday Sports Minute: Baseball Preview, Giancarlo Stanton, NASCAR, Etc.

By Jim McCoy Mon 29th June Sports

HOUSTON (AP) - In the best matchup of the night in baseball, the Astros are home to the Royals. Houston starts the day in first place in the American League West while the Royals are tops in the AL Central.

MIAMI (AP) - Outfielder Giancarlo Stanton of the Marlins has undergone surgery on his broken left hand.Read More »

Stories From The First Day of Wimbledon

By Jim McCoy Mon 29th June Sports2015 Wimbledon

Maria Sharapova celebrated her opening win at Wimbledon with a run in the park.

The fourth-seeded Russian beat Johanna Konta of Britain 6-2, 6-2 Monday, and then tweeted some pictures of herself out and about in Wimbledon.

Sharapova wrote "After a good start to (at)Wimbledon, finishing off the day with a good run in the park (hashtag)Wimbledon2015."

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Friday Sports Minute: Wimbledon Preview, NHL Draft, US Women's Soccer

By Jim McCoy Fri 26th June Sports

LONDON (AP) - Wimbledon, the third major of the year in tennis, starts play this Monday. The draw was held today and defending men's champion Novak Djokovic may have received a relatively easy path to the final. His major rivals Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal are all grouped together in the bottom half of the men's draw.

SUNRISE, Fla.Read More »

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