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Another Team Advances At The World Cup

By Jim McCoy Fri 20th June SportsWorld Cup
Costa Rica followed up its surprise win over Uruguay with another World Cup stunner on Friday, beating four-time champion Italy 1-0 to secure a spot in the next round and eliminate England in the process. Costa Rica captain Bryan Ruiz gave his side the lead in the 44th minute, heading in off the underside of the crossbar following a cross from Junior Diaz.Read More »

Tour de Siusse Update

By Jim McCoy Fri 20th June SportscyclingTour de Suisse
Time trial world champion Tony Martin of Germany extended his lead in the Tour de Suisse with a dominant performance against the clock in the race's seventh stage on Friday. Martin was in a class of his own on the 24.7-kilometer (15-mile) course and beat Tom Dumoulin of the Netherlands by 22 seconds.Read More »

Court Rejects Shelly Sterling's Bid For Injunction

A judge has refused Shelly Sterling's request for an injunction against husband Donald Sterling and his lawyers in their dispute over the planned sale of the Los Angeles Clippers. Shelly Sterling's attorneys filed a petition Thursday alleging threats by Donald Sterling and his counsel, But Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas ruled in writing that the statements citedRead More »

Thursday Sports Minute: US Women's Open, Baseball, World Cup Preview

By Jim McCoy Thu 19th June Sports
The U.S. Women's Open is underway on the same Pinehurst No. 2 course as the men's national championship was last week. It marks the first time in history the two Opens have been held on the same course on consecutive weeks. In early action, Stacey Lewis leads with a 67.Read More »

World Cup Score: The Netherlands vs. Australia

By Jim McCoy Wed 18th June Sports
A second-half by strike by substitute Memphis Depay gave Netherlands a 3-2 comeback victory over Australia in an absorbing World Cup Group B match on Wednesday. The result puts Netherlands into a strong position to advance to the last 16 with two wins, including the opening 5-1 rout of defending champion Spain.Read More »

Wedneday Sports Minute: Wimbledon Seedings, College Baseball World Series, Etc.

By Jim McCoy Wed 18th June Sports
LONDON (AP) - Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have been seeded No. 1 for Wimbledon, while defending men's champion Andy Murray has been bumped up two spots above his world ranking to No. 3.Read More »

Tuesday Sports Minute: World Cup Update, Baseball Players Disciplined, Manziel Signs

By Jim McCoy Tue 17th June Sports
UNDATED (AP) - The second World Cup game for the U.S. isn't until this Sunday when the Americans take on Portugal. Along with the U.S. beating Ghana 2-1 yesterday, Portugal was blanked by Germany 4-0. In a result from today's action, Belgium beat Algeria 2-1 in a World Cup Group H opener. NEW YORK (AP) - In the off season, the most prized free agent was Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka.Read More »

Seahawks QB Given "Good Guy" Award

By Jim McCoy Tue 17th June SportsRussell WilsonSeattle Seahawks
Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson has won the Good Guy Award from the Professional Football Writers of America for his professional approach to helping the journalists do their job. In leading the Seattle Seahawks to their first NFL championship, Wilson was cited for being not only the face of the franchise, "but also the voice and conscience of it." Wilson is the sixRead More »

Monday Sports Minute: World Cup, Michael Schumacher, Baseball

By Jim McCoy Mon 16th June Sports
The U.S. entry at the World Cup starts play later today. The American squad is squaring off with the team from Ghana, the nation which knocked the U.S. out of the last two World Cups.Read More »

Padre Great, Former Walla Walla Minor Leaguer Tony Gwynn Dies

By Jim McCoy Mon 16th June SportsSan Diego PadresTony Gwynn
Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has died of cancer at 54. Gwynn's sweet left-handed swing made him one of San Diego's best-loved athletes. He was nicknamed "Mr.Read More »

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