Alice Coachman, who began her pathbreaking athletic career running on the dirt roads of Georgia and became the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal when she leapt 5 feet, 6 1/8 inches in the high-jump event at the 1948 London Games, died July 14 at a hospital in Albany, Georgia.
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Once LeBron James announced, “I’m Coming Home,” to Cleveland last Friday, the free-agency floodgates opened, with the player moves coming fast and furious.
If you’re keeping score at home, Dave Villwock’s retirement lasted slightly longer than one season.
Football is still the biggest sports business going in the United States.
An under-30 basketball superstar returned to his hometown team with an avowed goal of giving the city the NBA championship it so narrowly missed in his first go-round there.
MINNEAPOLIS — Felix Hernandez was in line to get the win on Tuesday night, but his teammates couldn’t secure it for him and he had to settle for a no-decision.
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota pulled up a chair Tuesday as the stars descended upon Target Field. Power, speed and savvy filled the lineup cards, and it was just a matter of how all these skills would spill out on the field during the Midsummer Classic.
Two rule changes to college football — on targeting and on quarterback safety — could have a big effect in the upcoming season.
Not that much was needed to spice up the Seahawks’ rematches this year with the Denver Broncos, but just in case, a verbal volley from Seattle middle linebacker Bobby Wagner helped reignite the rivalry Tuesday.
Salmon runs are crisscrossing just about every part of the state, and the fishing action is decent for kings, coho and sockeye.
OYONNAX, FRANCE (SportsNetwork.com) — Frenchman Tony Gallopin shook off losing the coveted yellow jersey by winning Stage 11 of the Tour de France on Wednesday.
RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s World Cup was supposed to be a disaster.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver left open the possibility Tuesday that Donald and Shelly Sterling could still own the Los Angeles Clippers when the new season starts in October.
MINNEAPOLIS — Really, there was no other choice for American League manager John Farrell. Sure Detroit’s Max Scherzer has been outstanding and Yu Darvish of the Rangers has been good as well, but no pitcher was more deserving to start Tuesday’s All-Star Game than Seattle’s Felix Hernandez.
MINNEAPOLIS — Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager sat at the table, staring at the mass of humanity. Reporters of every kind shuffled and jockeyed for position to ask questions Monday of the American League All-Star players during the open media session.