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Alfonzo suspended, again, this time for 100 games

NEW YORK – Colorado Rockies catcher Eliezer Alfonzo became the first player suspended twice for performance-enhancing drugs under the Major League Baseball testing program when the commissioner’s...

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

Brewers go flat at Miller Park

MILWAUKEE – Prince Fielder says nothing has changed. That goes for his status and the state of the Brewers’ offense.Carlos Gonzalez homered and drove in three runs to lift the Colorado Rockies to a...

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

Broncos’ solution: ‘Next man up’

ENGLEWOOD – It’s only the second week of the season and already the Denver Broncos have come up with their motto.“Next man up.”The bruised and battered Broncos practiced Wednesday without a...

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

Will coach sack Orton?

ENGLEWOOD – The fans may be calling for Tim Tebow. Denver Broncos coach John Fox isn’t.Fox said in a conference call Tuesday that he’s sticking with Orton as his starting quarterback despite an...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Rogers makes his case for 2012

MILWAUKEE – Esmil Rogers knew he needed a better effort to stay in the Colorado Rockies’ plans next season, so he worked this week on adjusting his delivery.So far, so good.Rogers pitched six...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Djoke’s on Nadal at this year’s U.S. Open men’s final

NEW YORK – Novak Djokovic produced a nearly perfect performance to match his nearly perfect season.Returning brilliantly, swatting winners from all angles, the No. 1-ranked Djokovic beat defending...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Just too little, too late for Broncos

DENVER – Sebastian Janikowski tied an NFL record with a 63-yard field goal, and the Oakland Raiders beat the Denver Broncos 23-20 Monday night in a chippy and clumsy game between the AFC West...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Serena shocked by Stosur

NEW YORK – Already being outplayed by Sam Stosur in the U.S. Open final, the last thing Serena Williams needed was to lose a game for yelling during a point.That’s exactly what happened early in...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Speed drives Raiders

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Owner Al Davis has spent his career collecting as much speed as possible for the Oakland Raiders.The infatuation has gotten to the point that as soon as a player clocks in at...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Pitcher gets first victory

DENVER – As expected, Drew Pomeranz was quite nervous in his major league debut.Only not on the mound, but with a bat in his hands in his one and only plate appearance.Even then, Pomeranz was a...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

‘Doom and Gloom’ make the ‘Orange Rush’

ENGLEWOOD Crane operators have taken down the “Invesco Field” reminders at what the locals steadfastly refer to as Mile High Stadium, replacing them with “Sports Authority Field” signs.While the...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Smiling all the way to the win

NEW YORK – Facing two match points against a beloved player whose name is already in the history books, Novak Djokovic clenched his jaw, nodded his head and flashed an ever-so-slight glimpse of a...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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