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Nicasio returns with ‘a clutch performance’

LOS ANGELES – Fresh from the minors, Juan Nicasio focused on being efficient with his pitches and throwing strikes. It worked, with Nicasio scattering three hits over seven innings to outduel...

DATE: July 13, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Jimmie Johnson is getting better with age

LOUDON, N.H. — It’s the 12th season of a Hall of Fame career with five championships, 64 victories and one looming question to spread fear and loathing across the Sprint Cup Series. Could Jimmie...

DATE: July 13, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Riders beware: ‘Ventoux is always scary’

LYON, France – Now, the Tour de France goes sharply uphill, much more sharply than last year. More likely than not, the champion who will be crowned next Sunday in Paris will be the rider who copes...

DATE: July 13, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Americans reach the Gold Cup quarters

SANDY, Utah – Chris Wondolowski is making a case that he should be included in the United States roster when World Cup qualifying resumes in September. Wondolowski – with his jersey name spelled...

DATE: July 13, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Wolves making moves in three-team trade

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Timberwolves secured their veteran shooting guard. They finalized a deal to send away his predecessor at the position to further enhance this fast-changing roster under...

DATE: July 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Brooklyn nets a pair of big fish from Celtics’ net

NEW YORK Feeling he was close to a deal for Paul Pierce, a thought crossed Billy King’s mind. “I asked, ‘What about KG?’” the Nets’ general manager said. Yes, Brooklyn also is getting Kevin Garnett...

DATE: July 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Only a Blue Jay flies the first-round coup

NEW YORK – Just one first-round selection failed to sign under the second year of baseball’s new draft restrictions, with Toronto unable to reach an agreement with No. 10 pick Phil Bickford. Only...

DATE: July 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Rockies struggle behind Pomeranz

LOS ANGELES – Drew Pomeranz struggled again on the road, where Colorado dropped to 18-18 even as Dexter Fowler and Troy Tulowitzki returned to the Rockies’ lineup. The Rockies lost 6-1 to the Los...

DATE: July 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Stage 13 is full of surprises

SAINT-AMAND-MONTROND, France – Wily Tour de France riders who used the wind and worked together to trap their rivals turned a trek across the flats of central France into a thriller Friday, as...

DATE: July 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Nicasio outduels Kershaw

LOS ANGELES – Juan Nicasio scattered three hits over seven innings to outduel Clayton Kershaw, and DJ LeMahieu went 3-for-4 with a run batted in to help the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles...

DATE: July 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Broncos president says apologies ring hollow

ENGLEWOOD – Denver Broncos coach John Fox gathered his players at midfield last month just before they dispersed for summer vacation and gave them his usual admonition about staying out of trouble....

DATE: July 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Kittel ‘simply faster’ than Cavendish

TOURS, France – At this Tour de France, it is Marcel Kittel and no longer Mark Cavendish who is looking like the fastest man on two wheels. Everything was primed Thursday for Cavendish to win a...

DATE: July 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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