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Mueller’s focus? Hockey, not on his head

DENVER – For the first time in quite a while, Colorado Avalanche forward Peter Mueller’s focus is on hockey instead of his head.So antsy for the start of training camp Saturday, Mueller was one of...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Chase for the Sprint Cup

A glance at the 12 drivers competing in NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup championship heading into today’s race at Chicagoland Speedway:Kyle BuschCHASE POINTS: 1. 2012 pointsCAR: No. 18 M&Ms...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Money time: Mayweather punches out Ortiz

LAS VEGAS – Floyd Mayweather Jr. won the fight with a questionable – if legal – pair of punches that Victor Ortiz never saw coming. He followed it by berating an 80-year-old announcer in the ring...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Avs pack heavy hearts for training camp

DENVER – Semyon Varlamov is the new goalie in town and already he’s bonding with his Colorado Avalanche teammates.They each know the grief the other is going through.Varlamov and the Avalanche...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Young Dawk’ the ball-hawk

ENGLEWOOD – Brian Dawkins doesn’t look like a 37-year-old who’s played safety in the NFL longer than just two other players. Dawkins was one of the few bright spots in Denver’s loss to Oakland in...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Klinsmann finding his comfort zone

MIAMI – Jurgen Klinsmann seems perfectly content with how he’s adjusting to life so far as the U.S. men’s national soccer coach.The Americans are winless in three matches since the former star...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

USA soccer dances back into the spotlight

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Abby Wambach hasn’t gotten over her World Cup disappointment. Neither has Hope Solo, Alex Morgan nor just about anybody else on the women’s national team. It’s been two months,...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Millwood leaving his mark

MILWAUKEE – Kevin Millwood believed his time in the majors might be finished when he didn’t have a job midway through the season. The way he’s pitched recently, this final opportunity may last a...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Tebow’s take: Thanks, but no thanks

ENGLEWOOD – Save your bankroll and your breath Tim Tebow fans, the object of your desire and the target of your dislike both agree this is Kyle Orton’s offense.Tebow said Thursday that while he’s...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Busch is the favorite, but it’s a deep field

CHICAGO – This finally could be the year Kyle Busch, he of all that raw talent and ability, will win NASCAR’s highest honor.Of course, everybody said the same thing in 2008, when he won eight races...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Ready for Round 3?

LEMONT, Ill. – David Toms has been around long enough to realize that good play takes care of everything. That’s especially true at the BMW Championship, where a strong week could pay big...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Roussin picks in midseason form to win Week 1

Well, we can’t all be Mike Roussin on Week 1 of the NFL regular season after a long summer layoff. Most of us simply aspire for Patrick Kirkpatrick greatness or even Jackie Kemple and Faustine...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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