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Tuesday Sports Minute: NBA Playoff Chase, NIT, College Coaches Hired, Women's Final Four

By Jim McCoy Tue 31st March Sports

NEW YORK (AP) - Brooklyn's Nets have something the Indiana Pacers want: the final playoff berth in the NBA's Eastern Conference. Entering tonight's game in New York between the two clubs the Nets top the Pacers by a half game.Read More »

Women's Marquee Matchup Highlights Miami Open In Tennis

By Jim McCoy Mon 30th March SportsMiami OpenTennis

A resurgent Venus Williams defeated Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 7-6 (1) Monday to reach the Miami Open quarterfinals.

Seeded 16th, Williams is a three-time Key Biscayne champion, but her most recent title came in 2001.Read More »

Kaminsky, Okafor Head All-American Basketball Team

By Jim McCoy Mon 30th March SportsAll-American teamcollege basketball

Wisconsin senior Frank Kaminsky is a unanimous selection for the 2014-15 AP All-America team while Duke freshman Jahlil Okafor received all but one first-team vote.

Notre Dame senior Jerian Grant, Kentucky junior Willie Cauley-Stein and Ohio State freshman D'Angelo Russell rounded out the team that was announced Monday.

The 7-foot Kaminsky led the Badgers to theirRead More »

Friday Sports Minute: March Madness, NASCAR, Golf

By Jim McCoy Fri 27th March Sports

CLEVELAND (AP) - Kentucky let the rest of the remaining teams in the NCAA Tournament know last night that it is ready for anything. Facing a West Virginia team known for its defense, the Wildcats walked off the court with a laughable 78-39 win.Read More »

College QB Giving Up Football

By Jim McCoy Fri 27th March SportsPatton RobinetteVanderbilt University

Vanderbilt quarterback Patton Robinette has decided to end his football career early to concentrate on medical school.

In a university release, Robinette called it a "very difficult decision to make" and said his history of injuries contributed to his choice.

Robinette plans to enter the Vanderbilt School of Medicine this summer to study orthopedics.

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Thursday Sports Minute: March Madness Preview, NBA Scores, NHL Scores, NIT

By Jim McCoy Thu 26th March Sports

UNDATED (AP) - The NCAA Tournament resumes this evening with games in Cleveland and Los Angeles. On the home court of the NBA Cavaliers, the first game has Notre Dame playing Wichita State while in the second contest it'll be Kentucky and West Virginia.Read More »

Teenager Wins Giant Slalom At US Alpine Championhips

By Jim McCoy Thu 26th March Sports

Teenager Nina O'Brien captured the giant slalom title Thursday at the U.S. Alpine Championships against a field that was filled with World Cup veterans.

The 17-year-old O'Brien held on to her lead after the first run and finished the course at Sugarloaf resort in a combined time of 2 minutes, 22.30 seconds.Read More »

Wednesday Sports Minute: NFL Replay Rules, Johnny Manziel, NHL Conference Race

By Jim McCoy Wed 25th March Sports

PORTLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors have been the top team of the NBA pretty much all season long and last night they clinched the Pacific Division championship. By beating the Blazers in Portland, the Warriors secured their first division title in 39 years. As has been the case all season, Stephen ) Curry led the way, this time with 33 points.

UNDATED (AP) - The St.Read More »

Vikings Coach Expects Peterson To Return To Team

By Jim McCoy Wed 25th March SportsAdrian PetersonMinnesota Vikings

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer "fully expects" Adrian Peterson to be with the team for the 2015 season, adding Wednesday there are "no plans" to trade the star running back.

Peterson has not yet been reinstated by the NFL from his suspension under the personal conduct policy.Read More »

Tuesday Sports Minute: Second Baseman Signed, Grizzlies Clinch, Swisher Not Ready, Etc.

By Jim McCoy Tue 24th March Sports

UNDATED (AP) - The Minnesota Twins and second baseman Brian Dozier have agreed agreed on a $20 million, four-year contract. The 27-year-old hit .242 last year with 23 homers, 33 doubles, 71 RBIs, 89 walks, 21 steals and 112 runs scored.

UNDATED (AP) - The Memphis Grizzlies became the fourth NBA team to clinch a playoff berth by beating the Knicks last night 103-82.Read More »

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