Contador, 27, vs. Schleck, 25: Tour rivals for years to come

PAUILLAC, France – The images of Alberto Contador and Andy Schleck climbing the famed Col du Tourmalet wheel-to-wheel and fighting to wrest seconds from each other in the time trial have cycling...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Tina Charles set to break WNBA’s double-double record

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Tina Charles isn’t just exceeding expectations in her rookie season, she is on the verge of breaking WNBA records.After being the overwhelming favorite for the No. 1 draft pick...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

WNBA could lose its MVP

PHOENIX – Even after a late-night arrival following an unusually laborious All-Star weekend, Diana Taurasi is full of energy, tossing balls as high as she can against a wall on the sideline, racing...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Brickyard losing its luster?

INDIANAPOLIS – Any sports event that draws an estimated crowd of 180,000 has to be considered a smashing success.Except when it drew 270,000 two years earlier.There will be empty seats at today’s...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Koby on the Rocket’s tail

FRISCO, Texas – Koby Clemens smiled wide as he described his favorite memory of his minor league career so far, the night he played third base while his superstar dad was on the mound as his...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Herzog brings ‘Whiteyball’ to Hall of Fame

ST. LOUIS – Tightlipped and terse, Tony La Russa was a big change from Whitey Herzog when he joined the St. Louis Cardinals in 1996.In his first 14 seasons, La Russa produced eight postseason...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Champs-Élysées in plain view

PAUILLAC, France – Wiping away tears, Alberto Contador is ready for the champagne to flow.After three daunting weeks of crashes, biting cold, fog and searing heat, he is set to become the Tour de...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Feel the Pain

Christine Woodard, aka Brickhaus Betty, left, tries to upset lead jammer Mikel Austin, aka Reckless Rhonda of the Helter Smelters, while Megalops, 19, otherwise known as Megan O'Connor, right, and Jesstroyer, aka Jess Schum, No. 566, far right, get in the mix Saturday night at Chapman Hill during the second exhibition bout between the Helter Smelters and the Pain Conductors for the Durango Roller Girls. The Pain Conductors evened the score at 1 bout each with a 216-167 victory Saturday night.

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Sports

Paul wants out of Hornets’ nest

NEW ORLEANS – Chris Paul has requested to be traded, and the New Orleans Hornets have scheduled a meeting with the star guard Monday, according to a person familiar with the situation.Paul will sit...

DATE: July 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Denver loves Elvis tender

ENGLEWOOD – Elvis Dumervil’s route to riches was somewhat unconventional by today’s NFL standards for superstars. He didn’t posture, wasn’t petulant or pouty. He didn’t rip his coaches or the front...

DATE: July 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Cavendish wins sprint on 18

BORDEAUX, France – Even without his most important teammate, Mark Cavendish showed yet again that few can touch him when it comes to sprinting.The British rider captured the 18th stage of the Tour...

DATE: July 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Nuggets to play small ball until bigs get healthy

DENVER – The Denver Nuggets will have to play small until their bigs get back.The Nuggets were unable to find their coveted 7-footer in the draft or free agency, so they signed Al Harrington, a...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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