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Late night trade show: Avs, Blues make swap

DENVER – In a trade between struggling teams in the Western Conference, the Colorado Avalanche acquired 2006 No. 1 pick Erik Johnson and Jay McClement from the St. Louis Blues for Chris Stewart and...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Schild games: Austria goes 1-2 in women’s slalom

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany – Marlies Schild led Austria to a 1-2 finish in the women’s slalom at the world championships Saturday, living up to expectations by winning her first major...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Speedweeks delivering fairy tales and fast cars

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The fans will stand in silence, three fingers raised toward the sky, on the third lap of the Daytona 500 as a tribute to the late Dale Earnhardt.The tribute to mark the...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Unlike father, unlike son

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – There’s a restaurant outside North Carolina Speedway where all the racers used to go for steak and socializing whenever NASCAR was in town.Dale Earnhardt Jr. knew the routine,...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Take your best shot

LOS ANGELES – Carmelo Anthony just wants it over, without saying where he hopes it will end.The season-long trade speculation involving Denver’s All-Star forward is nearing completion, with the...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Avalanche ship Anderson

DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche swapped one struggling goaltender for another, acquiring Brian Elliott from the Ottawa Senators for Craig Anderson.Elliott was solid a season ago for the Senators,...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

The one to beat, Ligety skis to No. 1 at worlds

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany – Ted Ligety never would make light of an Olympic gold medal. He just finds his giant slalom world title more satisfying.Here’s the difference: When Ligety won the...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Slovenia finds gold at end of the Maze

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany – Tina Maze waited a long time for her gold medal. Slovenia, too.Maze became the first athlete from her country to win an Alpine skiing gold medal at a world...

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

Avalanche slide reaches 9 in a row

DENVER – Tyler Kennedy scored a power-play goal 4:10 into overtime, and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 29 shots in the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 3-2 victory Wednesday night that sent the Colorado Avalanche...

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

Au revoir, Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong is calling this one “Retirement 2.0.”Almost a month after finishing 65th in his last competitive race in Australia, and nearly six years removed from the last of an unprecedented...

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

Nuggets break with a W

MILWAUKEE – Carmelo Anthony scored 38 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Denver Nuggets over the Milwaukee Bucks 94-87 on Wednesday night in the final game for both teams before the...

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

Forsberg’s farewell afoot

DENVER – The typically stoic Peter Forsberg was quite emotional when he announced he was stepping away from hockey because of a bothersome right foot that left him vulnerable on the ice.Flanked by...

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

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