Marlins break right for victory

MIAMI – When pitcher Jose Veras snared a line drive to keep the Florida Marlins in the lead, he looked to the heavens, raised the ball and then lifted his cap skyward as well.The Marlins can be...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Tour: Then there were 2 ...

COL DU TOURMALET, France – Defending champion Alberto Contador of Spain virtually secured a third Tour de France title Thursday after staying with yellow-jersey rival Andy Schleck all the way to...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Elway joins Broncos’ QB race

DENVER – John Elway is ready to get back into the NFL.The Hall of Fame quarterback who retired in 1999 after winning his second consecutive Super Bowl in Denver is planning to attend some of the...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

NHL turns down Devils

NEWARK, N.J. – Ilya Kovalchuk’s landmark 17-year, $102 million contract with the New Jersey Devils was rejected Wednesday by the NHL, which ruled the longest deal in league history violated its...

DATE: July 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Schleck sees hope for victory

PAU, France – Andy Schleck knows he has one opportunity to win the Tour de France – on today’s climb up the Col du Tourmalet in the Pyrenees.He believes the fierce ascent at the end of the 17th...

DATE: July 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Round 2 begins around MLB

When Oakland outfielder Rajai Davis heard the Texas Rangers had acquired Cliff Lee from Seattle late last month, he reacted the same way as many others around baseball did.“They’re trying to make a...

DATE: July 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

McIlroy tames the ‘old lady’

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland – In the 137 years since the British Open first came to St. Andrews, the Old Course rarely has been such a pushover. Rarer still was the score Rory McIlroy delivered.Whether...

DATE: July 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Renshaw uses his head for team win

BOURG-LES-VALENCE, France – In the frenzied and dangerous mass sprints at the Tour de France, competitors often need to keep their heads.Mark Renshaw decided to use his.The Australian lead-out man...

DATE: July 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Golf through rain or wind

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland – The locals are famous for saying that if it’s “nae rain and nae wind then it’s nae golf.”There was rain. And there was wind.There just wasn’t much golf being played...

DATE: July 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Nuggets get ’Melo’s big man

DENVER – The Denver Nuggets got their big man. Now, will they keep their star?Free agent power forward Al Harrington says he’s headed to the Nuggets, who are in dire need of frontcourt help with...

DATE: July 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Shack tunes in for stage W

GAP, France – Something finally went right for Lance Armstrong’s squad at the Tour de France.Team RadioShack got its first taste of success at this year’s Tour when Sergio Paulinho of Portugal...

DATE: July 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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