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Browns GM Likes Mariota, But Would He Draft Heisman Winner?

Browns general manager Ray Farmer has heard the rumblings about his affinity for Marcus Mariota, but that doesn't mean he'll mortgage Cleveland's future for the Oregon quarterback.

Mariota is expected to be one of the first picks in next week's NFL draft, and because the Browns have two first-round selections, there's speculation that Farmer may move up to take him.Read More »

Eagles To Critics: Tebow Has Improved As A Passer

By Jim McCoy Thu 23rd April SportsPhiladelphia EaglesTim Tebow

Eagles personnel chief Ed Marynowitz says Tim Tebow's passing skills have improved and he was signed to compete for a spot at quarterback.

Philadelphia's new vice president of player personnel on Thursday was the first member of the organization to publicly discuss Tebow since the Eagles signed the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner to a one-year contract on Monday.Read More »

Wednesday Sports Minute: NBA Update, NBA Coach Of The Year, NHL Scores

By Jim McCoy Wed 22nd April Sports

UNDATED (AP) - Cleveland, Washington and Houston all went two-up in their NBA playoff series last night. The Cavaliers increased their series lead to 2-0 with a 99-91 win over Boston while the Wizards beat the Raptors 117-106 to take the same lead and Houston dumped Dallas 111-99 for its lead.

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta's Mike Budenholzer was named NBA coach of the year yesterday.Read More »

Brooks Out As Thunder Coach

By Jim McCoy Wed 22nd April SportsOklahoma City ThunderScott Brooks

The Oklahoma City Thunder have fired coach Scott Brooks.

The team made the announcement Wednesday.

Brooks coached the Thunder for seven seasons. Starting in 2010-11, he led the team to the Western Conference Finals three out of four years, and the Thunder reached the NBA Finals in 2012.Read More »

Tennis: Early Report From Barcelona Open

By Jim McCoy Tue 21st April SportsBarcelona OpenTennis

Top-seeded Kei Nishikori began the defense of his Barcelona Open title with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia on Tuesday.

Nicolas Almagro also advanced to the second round, where he will face eight-time winner Rafael Nadal, after opponent Paolo Lorenzi retired 10 minutes into the match with Almagro leading 3-0.Read More »

Naval Academy Grad Makes The St. Louis Cardinals

By Jim McCoy Tue 21st April SportsNathan HarrisSt. Louis Cardinals

Former Navy man Mitch Harris has made it to the majors, ready to join the St. Louis Cardinals' bullpen.

The 29-year-old pitcher is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.Read More »

Monday Sports Minute: NBA Preview, Tim Tebow, Nick Faldo, Etc.

By Jim McCoy Mon 20th April Sports

BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Marathon is underway. It was two years ago that two bombs were detonated during the annual race through the streets of the city.Read More »

Two Years After Bombing, A Festive Scene At Boston Marathon

By Jim McCoy Mon 20th April Sports2015 Boston Marathon

The weather was cold and damp but the atmosphere festive at Monday's running of the Boston Marathon, two years after pressure-cooker bombs exploded at the finish line and shattered one of sports' most cherished events.

All along the 26.2-mile course, spectators banged cowbells and blew air horns as they braved unseasonably chilly weather and light rain in thick layers and ponchosRead More »

Prized Prospect To Debut For Cubs

Prized prospect Kris Bryant is in the majors.

The Cubs added Bryant to the roster for Friday's game against San Diego. Bryant is batting cleanup and playing third base against James Shields and the Padres.

Bryant and agent Scott Boras made it clear they were not happy that he opened the season in the minors.Read More »

RBC Heritage Day Two: Spieth Rallies

By Jim McCoy Fri 17th April SportsGolfJordan SpiethRBC Heritage

Jordan Spieth fixed his game in a hurry. He shot a 9-under 62 Friday to get back in contention at the RBC Heritage.

He had opened with a 3-over 74 in the first round but recovered with the second-lowest round ever at Harbour Town Golf Links.Read More »

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