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Thursday Sports Minute: US Open, Baseball, NFL, Etc.

By Jim McCoy Thu 28th August Sports
NEW YORK (AP) - Top seeded Serena Williams has easily advanced to the third round of the U.S. Open with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Vania King. Eighth-seeded Ana Ivanovic (, who had been having her best season since winning the French Open in 2008, lost to Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-4 in the second round.Read More »

NFL Will Hand Out Longer Suspensions For Domestic Violence

By Jim McCoy Thu 28th August Sportsdomestic violenceNFL
NFL players will be subject to a six-week suspension for a first domestic violence offense and banishment from the league for a second under a new policy outlined by Commissioner Roger Goodell. In a letter and memo sent to all 32 teams owners Thursday, and obtained by The Associated Press, Goodell says he "didn't get it right" in giving Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice a two-game suRead More »

Golf's Justin Leonard Puts Charity Before Golf

By Jim McCoy Wed 27th August SportsJustin Leonard
Justin Leonard ordinarily would have played the final week of the PGA Tour's regular season, and this is one time he probably should have gone. He likes the Wyndham Championship and typically plays well, having never missed the cut. And at No.Read More »

Two Upsets In Women's Play At The US Open

By Jim McCoy Wed 27th August SportsTennisUS Open
Sloane Stephens lost before the third round for the first time in four trips to the U.S. Open, upset by 96th-ranked Johanna Larsson. Down a set and a break, Larsson rallied to win 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 in the second round Wednesday.Read More »

US World Cup Star Signs With MLS Team

By Jim McCoy Tue 26th August SportsJermaine JonesMLS
- U.S. World Cup star Jermaine Jones is now a member of the New England Revolution. The midfielder was introduced at Gillette Stadium on Tuesday. The Revolution and the Chicago Fire both wanted Jones, and New England won the rights to sign him through a blind draw on Sunday. Jones had a goal and an assist in four starts during the World Cup in Brazil.Read More »

The Latest From The US Open In Tennis

By Jim McCoy Tue 26th August Sports
The women's top-seed in the U.S. Open starts play with a match this evening. Two-time defending champion Serena Williams opens play with fellow American Taylor Townsend. This is Townsend's third Grand Slam event, the first was this year's French Open. The 18-year old gained admittance to the Open as a wild card entry. The highest seed in action today for the men is No.Read More »

Crater Comets Name Interim Basketball Coach

By Jim McCoy Mon 25th August SportsCrater Comets basketballTerry Rasmussen
Terry Rasmussen has been named interim boy's head basketball coach at Crater High School. He will take the reins from Glenn Johannes, who has not been cleared by doctors after suffering a stroke earlier this year. Prior to becoming an assistant coach to Johannes last season, Rasmussen was JV boy's basketball coach for seven seasons at Cascade Christian.Read More »

Murray Guts Out Win at US Open

By Jim McCoy Mon 25th August SportsTennisUS Open
Spinning in 70 mph second serves, grabbing at his hamstrings, Andy Murray gritted his way through cramps to win his first-round match at the U.S. Open. The eighth-seeded Murray beat Robin Haase 6-3, 7-6 (6), 1-6, 7-5 on a steamy Monday.Read More »

New Record Set For 50 Meter Breast Stroke

By Jim McCoy Fri 22nd August Sports50 meter breast strokeswimming
- Adam Peaty of Britain has set a world record in the 50-meter breaststroke, finishing in 26.62 seconds in a semifinal heat at the European Swimming Championship on Friday. Peaty appeared amazed at the end and needed a few moments to realize that he had set a new mark. The old record of 26.67 seconds belonged to Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa, set on July 29, 2009, in RomeRead More »

Steelers Look Shaky After Loss To Eagles

By Jim McCoy Fri 22nd August Sports
The Pittsburgh Steelers have just over two weeks to get ready for the season opener. Suddenly, it doesn't seem like nearly enough time. The Steelers were pushed around in a 31-21 exhibition loss to Philadelphia on Thursday night.Read More »

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