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Wambach missing 1 piece of hardware: World Cup win

NEW YORK – For the third-leading scorer in U.S. women’s soccer history, the most memorable goal of her career might be one she allowed on defense.It was early in the semifinals of the 2003 World...

DATE: June 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Picturesque Sonoma could get rough

SONOMA, Calif. – The winding road course in Sonoma is a perfect fit with the serenity and peacefulness of the Northern California wine country.All that charm went to the wayside last year when 43...

DATE: June 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Wimbledon carrot eludes Roddick

WIMBLEDON, England – Head bowed, Andy Roddick trudged off Centre Court, his purple Wimbledon towel dragging along the turf.As the three-time runner-up at the All England Club headed for the exit,...

DATE: June 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional 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

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