Sports

The Giambino returns with a bang

NEW YORK – Jason Giambi pointed toward the right-center field stands from the dugout in the first inning to thank the Bleacher Creatures for giving a rare call to a visiting player.An inning later...

DATE: June 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Match-point mishaps doom Li

WIMBLEDON, England – French Open champion Li Na squandered two match points and lost in the second round of Wimbledon on Thursday to German wild card Sabine Lisicki, the biggest upset of the...

DATE: June 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Cleveland claims Kyrie Irving; Burks 12th to Utah

NEWARK, N.J. – Kyrie Irving traveled just a few miles down the road to become the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.The players that followed him came from across the globe.The Cleveland Cavaliers...

DATE: June 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

What’s up next for NFL?

HULL, Mass. – NFL owners and players met for the second consecutive day in Hull, Mass., 18 miles south of Boston, as they attempted to close in on a collective bargaining agreement.Jonathan Colter,...

DATE: June 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins: Top NHL pick?

MINNEAPOLIS – Ryan Nugent-Hopkins widely is considered the best available player in this weekend’s NHL draft.He said he’ll be happy wherever he winds up, but all signs point to Edmonton. For the...

DATE: June 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

The old school takes center stage

WIMBLEDON, England – Time and again after losing a point, Venus Williams rolled her eyes, slumped her shoulders and let out a shriek of dismay that echoed through Centre Court, reverberating off...

DATE: June 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Which prospects will think Cleveland rocks?

NEW YORK – Just in case the Cleveland Cavaliers need it, here’s some advice for what to do with those two high picks.Take Kyrie Irving first, grab Turkish big man Enes Kanter fourth and start...

DATE: June 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Ducks’ Perry flies away as NHL’s MVP

LAS VEGAS – Corey Perry crashed the Sedins’ NHL MVP party.The Anaheim Ducks forward, who scored a league-best 50 goals, won the Hart Trophy on Wednesday night. His surprise win came at the expense...

DATE: June 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Despite defeat, Rockies confident

CLEVELAND – The Colorado Rockies packed for New York feeling pretty good about themselves.They left Progressive Field with two hard-fought wins over a quality team, a renewed confidence and some...

DATE: June 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

USA vs. El Tri? Not so fast

HOUSTON – The United States and Mexico both are one victory away from another showdown on the pitch.Before the Americans can think about that, though, they have to atone for one of their most...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Irving, No. 1? Then what?

CLEVELAND – They’re done measuring, timing and talking to prospective draft picks. It’s time for the Cleveland Cavaliers to choose a few.Empowered with the Nos. 1 and 4 picks in Thursday’s NBA...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

NBA: Hard cap? Soft cap? How about a ‘flex cap?’

NEW YORK – Saying it reflects a “desire to go as far as we can to avoid a lockout,” NBA Commissioner David Stern revealed Tuesday that owners have moved off their insistence on a hard salary...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports