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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 »

Rules For Pitchers To Speed Up In Minor League Games

By Jim McCoy Tue 24th March Sportsminor league baseball

Pitchers will have to beat the clock at Triple-A and Double-A this season.

In an effort to speed games, Minor League Baseball's governing body said Tuesday a ball will be called in the count starting May 1 when a pitcher fails to start his windup or reach the set position within 20 seconds after having possession of the ball on the mound.

The speed-up rules are morRead More »

Monday Sports Minute: NBA Playoff Races, NHL, College Hoops

By Jim McCoy Mon 23rd March Sports

UNDATED (AP) - The battle for the NBA's Southwest Division title continues tonight as Houston visits Indiana and Memphis takes on the Knicks in New York. The Grizzlies top the division by 2 1/2 games over the Rockets and have a game in hand. Memphis blew out New York 105-83 in their first meeting of the season, and Houston knocked off Indiana 110-98 on Jan.Read More »

Top Skiers Headed To Maine For National Championships

By Jim McCoy Mon 23rd March Sportsnational championshipsSkiing

Fresh from the World Cup finals, Lindsey Vonn, Mikaela Shiffrin and other top U.S. skiers are headed from France to Maine for the U.S. Alpine Championships.

Vonn, the most decorated female ski racer in history, will headline the event that begins Wednesday at Sugarloaf in Carrabassett Valley.Read More »

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