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Giambi’s 422nd travels 440 feet

CLEVELAND – Jason Giambi couldn’t wait to get back to Cleveland. No joke.With a chance to be Colorado’s designated hitter for six consecutive interleague games, Giambi wanted to make the most of...

DATE: June 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Brilliant!

BETHESDA, Md. – Rory McIlroy buried the memory of his Masters meltdown the same way he buried the competition at the U.S. Open, with a breathtaking performance filled with the promise of more...

DATE: June 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Dad’s day

Father knows best.Especially when it comes to the final pressure-packed holes of the final round of the annual Navajo Trail Open golf tournament.With the patience only a father of two teenagers...

DATE: June 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Caution: Hamlin takes his first checkered flag

BROOKLYN, Mich. – Two days after facing questions about unauthorized auto parts and possible penalties, Denny Hamlin enjoyed a happier kind of scrutiny.Hamlin raced to his first NASCAR Sprint Cup...

DATE: June 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

McIlroy: Mastering a new major

BETHESDA, Md. – With each remarkable round, with each record-setting performance, Rory McIlroy is making that Masters debacle seem like a distant memory.A U.S. Open title could erase it...

DATE: June 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Putting the final 18

The trail race is on.The Navajo Trail Open race, that is.On a day of dynamic swings – mood and otherwise – a dozen golfers moved into position Saturday to win the 50th annual Navajo Trail Open at...

DATE: June 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Tied to the whipping post

ST. LOUIS – Around and around the bases they went, and there still was nothing cooking in the worn-out St. Louis bullpen.Young left-hander Jaime Garcia kept serving up the pitches at Colorado,...

DATE: June 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Glove of the game

NEW YORK – Brian Gordon took the ball from the pocket of his black glove, wound up and threw his first pitch for the New York Yankees.A career minor leaguer, it all seemed pretty natural for the...

DATE: June 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

They’re back. But are they better than ever?

Two simple words at the end of a June 7 tweet said it all: “Serena’s back!”And Venus is, too.Yes, as Serena Williams announced to the world less than two weeks ago, the most successful...

DATE: June 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Still going ... and going ... and going ...

Nicolas Mahut keeps a purple-and-yellow Wimbledon towel tucked away in a bathroom drawer at his home in France, a keepsake from the longest match in tennis history. Mahut occasionally steals a...

DATE: June 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Only crimp was Jimenez’s cramp

DENVER – Ubaldo Jimenez and Troy Tulowitzki both were throwing strikes.Jimenez tossed five solid innings before leaving with a right calf cramp, and Tulowitzki threw out two runners at home,...

DATE: June 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

McIlroy making new U.S. Open history

BETHESDA, Md. – In one of those can’t-miss moments in sports, thousands of fans covered every inch of space on the hill behind the 10th green at Congressional. They spilled onto the clubhouse...

DATE: June 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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