QB Signs Lengthy Deal With Bears

By Jim McCoy Thu 2nd January SportsChicago BearsJay CutlerNFL
The Chicago Bears have signed quarterback Jay Cutler to a seven-year contract. The move was announced Thursday, and it came after some speculation that the Bears might part with Cutler after five years.Read More »

Tuesday Sports Minute: Schumacher Update, Top 25 Basketball, NFL Coaches

GRENOBLE, France (AP) -Doctors in France say following a second surgery, Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher (SHOO'-mah-kur) is showing surprising improvement. The 44-year-old was skiing with his son in the French Alps Sunday when he fell and his head struck a rock.Read More »

American Hamilton Wins Tour De Ski Event

By Jim McCoy Tue 31st December SportsOlympicsSkiingTour De Ski
American cross-country skier Simeon Hamilton announced himself as a possible medal contender for the Sochi Olympics by winning a men's freestyle sprint Tuesday for his first career Tour de Ski stage victory. Hamilton held off Canada's Alex Harvey and Martin Johnsrud Sundby on the final straight for his first podium finish in any World Cup event.Read More »

U.S. Eyeing Security For Russian Olympic Games

By Jim McCoy Mon 30th December SportsSochi Olympics
The White House says the United States would welcome "closer cooperation" with Russia on security preparations for the Winter Olympics following a pair of deadly attacks that sparked fears about the terrorism threat at the February Games. "The U.S.Read More »

Friday's Sports Minute: Romo Out, Matthews Has Surgery, Etc.

By Jim McCoy Fri 27th December SportsTony Romo. Clay Matthews Jr.
Dallas will be without starting quarterback Tony Romo for Sunday's battle with Philadelphia for the NFC East title. Romo has had surgery on his back after being injured in last Sunday's win over Washington. Kyle Orton will start against the Eagles and likely past that if Dallas wins and earns a playoff spot. GREEN BAY, Wis.Read More »

Cowboys Emergency QB Kitna To Donate Earnings

By Jim McCoy Thu 26th December SportsDallas CowboysJon KitnaNFL
Jon Kitna will earn $53,000 to serve as the Cowboys' third-string quarterback for one week - and he plans to donate that money to the Seattle-area high school where he's now a coach. Kitna told The Dallas Morning News ( ) of his plans Wednesday.Read More »

Bidding War For Japanese Baseball Star Ensues

By Jim McCoy Thu 26th December SportsMajor League BaseballMasahiro Tanaka
The bidding for Japanese star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has begun. All 30 major league teams have been notified that the 30-day period to sign the star 25-year-old right-hander began at 8 a.m. EST Thursday, according to Major League Baseball spokesman Michael Teevan. Clubs have until 5 p.m. on Jan.Read More »

Male Athlete Of The Year Named

By Jim McCoy Thu 26th December SportsAP Male Athlete Of The YearLeBron James
LeBron James of the Miami Heat is The Associated Press' 2013 Male Athlete of the Year, becoming the third basketball player to capture the award in its 83-year history. James received 31 of the 96 votes cast in a polling of news organizations. Peyton Manning got 20 votes to finish second; Jimmie Johnson was third with seven.Read More »

AP Men's Top 25: Wildcats Are #1

By Jim McCoy Mon 23rd December SportsNCAA men's basketball
Arizona is No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll for the third straight week. The Wildcats (12-0) are again a runaway choice, receiving 63 No. 1 votes from the 65-member national media panel Monday. Syracuse drew the other No. 1 votes and was No.Read More »

NFL: Tiebreaker Scenarios Change In The AFC

By Jim McCoy Mon 23rd December SportsNFLplayoffs
The AFC wild-card race has four teams still in the running: the Ravens, Dolphins, Chargers and Steelers. None can earn the spot outright with a victory next Sunday.Read More »


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