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USC to offer 4-year football, hoops scholarships

Posted on: June 24th, 2014 by Jeff Allen Sports

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Southern California athletic director Pat Haden announced Monday that the school will now offer four-year scholarships to scholarship players on the football team and in the men’s and women’s basketball programs. The policy, which becomes effective July 1, represents a change from USC’s current practice of offering players in those sports […]

NFL Calendar

Posted on: June 23rd, 2014 by Jeff Allen Sports

By: Staff  Writer – AP June 22-28 – Rookie symposium, Aurora, Ohio. Aug. 3 – Hall of Fame game, Canton, Ohio. Sept. 4 – Regular season begins, Green Bay at Seattle. Sept. 7-8 – First full weekend of regular season. Oct. 7 – Fall owners meetings, Detroit. via Statfox

Braves place RHP Floyd on DL with broken elbow

Posted on: June 20th, 2014 by Jeff Allen Sports

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Atlanta Braves have placed Gavin Floyd on the 15-day disabled list after the right-hander broke a bone in his elbow. The Braves made the move Friday. The team also recalled left-hander Ryan Buchter from Triple-A Gwinnett. Floyd broke the olecranon – the bony tip of the ulna that sticks out behind […]

AP Source: Cavaliers reach agreement with Blatt

Posted on: June 20th, 2014 by Jeff Allen Sports

CLEVELAND (AP) – A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cavaliers have reached an agreement to make David Blatt their new coach. Blatt, a highly successful international coach in Israel, emerged as the leading candidate in recent days, and the sides reached contract terms Friday, said the person who spoke to The Associated Press […]

Chip Kelly is more than an X’s and O’s coach

Posted on: June 20th, 2014 by Jeff Allen Sports

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Chip Kelly is turning into the Aristotle of the NFL. Already known for his innovative coaching ideas, Kelly offered some deep philosophical thoughts during the Philadelphia Eagles’ minicamp this week. The defending NFC East champions had full participation at all offseason practices and workouts for the second year in a row, prompting […]

Darvish, Weaver square off Sunday night

Posted on: June 20th, 2014 by Jeff Allen Sports

by Freddy Wander – Statfox First pitch: Sunday, 8:00 p.m. ET Line: TBD American League West foes, the Rangers and Angels, send their aces to the mound in the finale of their three-game series on Sunday night. Texas has dealt with numerous injuries all season long and has struggled with losses in seven of its […]

NASCAR tackles season’s 1st road course Sunday

Posted on: June 20th, 2014 by Jeff Allen Sports

by Brian Graham – Statfox NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota-Save Mart 350 Sunday, June 22 – 3:00 p.m. EDT Sonoma – Sonoma, CA The NASCAR drivers take to the road, literally, when they tackle Sonoma’s road course on Sunday for the Toyota-Save Mart 350. The course was originally constructed in 1968 as a 2.52-mile course, […]

Tony Gwynn, sweet-swinging ‘Mr. Padre,’ dies at 54

Posted on: June 16th, 2014 by Jeff Allen Sports

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Tony Gwynn, the Hall of Famer with a sweet left-handed swing who spent his entire 20-year career with the Padres and was one of San Diego’s most beloved athletes, died of cancer Monday. He was 54. Gwynn, nicknamed ”Mr. Padre,” had been on a medical leave since late March from his […]

2014 Baseball First-Round Signing Bonuses

Posted on: June 16th, 2014 by Jeff Allen Sports

By: Staff  Writer – AP The signing bonuses for the first-round selections in the 2014 baseball amateur draft: 1. Houston, Brady Aiken, lhp, Cathedral Catholic HS, San Diego. 2. Miami, Tyler Kolek, rhp, Shepherd (Texas) HS. 3. Chicago White Sox, Carlos Rodon, lhp, N.C. State. 4. Chicago Cubs, Kyle Schwarber, c, Indiana, $3,125,000 5. Minnesota, Nick Gordon, ss, […]

Giants sign Cuban outfielder Daniel Carbonell

Posted on: June 16th, 2014 by Jeff Allen Sports

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The San Francisco Giants have signed free agent Cuban outfielder Daniel Carbonell to a major league contract, giving the team an experienced center fielder who can play all three outfield positions. The club made the announcement Monday, when the team traveled from the Bay Area to Chicago for an interleague series […]