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Wibblin’ and wobblin’ ... but won’t fall down

DENVER – So far, the Colorado Rockies have wobbled under such weighty expectations.Boasting a powerful 1-2 punch on the mound and two potent hitters in the lineup, the Rockies were a trendy pick...

DATE: July 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Wind? British Open? Par for the course

SANDWICH, England – With strong wind set to cause havoc at the British Open, organizers said Wednesday that some tees may have to be brought forward at Royal St. George’s to make the course...

DATE: July 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Americans slump to taste Sandwich, England

SANDWICH, England – Tiger Woods is back home, nursing a sore leg. The rest of American golf isn’t doing so well, either.The U.S. is mired in its longest drought of the modern Grand Slam era, having...

DATE: July 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

British Open is Rory’s show

SANDWICH, England – Rory McIlroy slipped into his seat without great fanfare Tuesday, his presence detected by a sudden burst of camera shutters when photographers realized the star of this British...

DATE: July 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

NL victorious again

PHOENIX – Pitching, speed and a little bit of power. The National League is back on top in the All-Star game, using the same formula that worked during its dominating run in the 1970s and...

DATE: July 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Tired? U.S. feeling fine, thanks

MOENCHENGLADBACH, Germany – The Americans feel just fine, thank you, not tired a bit. The high they were on after that epic Brazil game? That’s so yesterday.The U.S. women are one game away from...

DATE: July 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

U.S. women partying like it’s 1999

DUSSELDORF, Germany – The U.S. women’s soccer team shared the Yankee Stadium scoreboard with Derek Jeter, made an appearance on “Good Morning America” and now can count Tom Hanks, Lil Wayne and...

DATE: July 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

South Korean standoff

COLORADO SPRINGS – As she stood on the 18th green drenched in champagne, holding a trophy and wearing a mile-wide smile, there was no doubt about it: So Yeon Ryu is the brightest star on a South...

DATE: July 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Will Contador-Schleck rivalry heat up?

THIEZAC, France (AP) – Defending champion Alberto Contador and main rival Andy Schleck have yet to properly test each other in this year’s Tour de France – they have been too busy avoiding serious...

DATE: July 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Jackson urges All-Stars: ‘Speak out’

PHOENIX – The Rev. Jesse Jackson is urging baseball’s All-Stars to speak out against the Arizona immigration law, saying they should follow the example set by Jackie Robinson when he broke the...

DATE: July 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

A miracle in Dresden

DRESDEN, Germany – An hour after the game, Abby Wambach was still at a loss for words.Amazing. Riveting. Dramatic.Take your pick, any one of them will do.The Americans are into the semifinals after...

DATE: July 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Sanchez emerges from wreckage

SAINT-FLOUR, France – Spain’s Luis Leon Sanchez won the ninth stage of the Tour de France on a wild day of crashes, while France’s Thomas Voeckler finished second to take the leader’s yellow jersey...

DATE: July 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports