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Is Bubba ready for increasing rock-star status?

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Bubba Watson had reason to feel like a rock star. His playoff win at the Masters on the second extra hole stretched into early evening, and when he finally slipped on the green...

DATE: April 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Chacin’s control costs Colorado

DENVERJhoulys Chacin kept reminding himself just to put the ball over the plate and don’t nibble too much.Still, the Colorado Rockies’ ace-in-the-making couldn’t bring himself to follow that plan,...

DATE: April 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

So close, yet Avalanche so far away

DENVEROne by one, the Colorado Avalanche players yanked off their jerseys and handed them over to lucky fans before skating off the ice.A fitting final tribute Saturday night since the Avs...

DATE: April 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Big error ruins Nicasio’s return

HOUSTON – A no-decision never felt better to Juan Nicasio.Making his first start since a terrifying neck injury last August, Nicasio allowed one run on five hits in seven innings in Colorado’s 3-2...

DATE: April 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Bubba spins to win a green jacket

AUGUSTA, Ga.Bubba Watson started the day by watching the rarest shot in golf. He ended another thrill-a-minute Sunday at Augusta National with a signature shot of his own to win the Masters.So deep...

DATE: April 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Can you smell the hot dogs?

Standing in a concourse at Comerica Park during the seventh-inning stretch, wearing his Detroit Tigers windbreaker and hat, Walt Thompson seemed to speak for every fan on opening day.“You look...

DATE: April 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Young beats old in Houston

HOUSTONThe National League’s youngest team gave baseball’s oldest player fits. J.D. Martinez homered and drove in three runs, and the Houston Astros beat 49-year-old Jamie Moyer and the Colorado...

DATE: April 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Avs fall prey to Predators to cap off their season

DENVER – So much for Pekka Rinne’s relaxing night on the bench.The Nashville Predators goaltender was summoned into unexpected duty early in the third period when his backup Anders Lindback was...

DATE: April 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

A Swede, a Lefty and a green jacket

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Phil Mickelson raised the putter in his right hand and slammed down his left fist to celebrate a 20-foot eagle putt that shook Augusta National with the loudest roar on a day filled...

DATE: April 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Day 2 at The Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. – A glance at Friday’s second round of the Masters at the 7,435-yard, par-72 Augusta National Golf Club.Leading: Fred Couples, who shot 67, and Jason Dufner, who shot 70, are tied at...

DATE: April 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

A Masters for the ages and the aged?

AUGUSTA, Ga. – All signs pointed to this being a Masters for the ages.This wasn’t what anyone had in mind – 52-year-old Fred Couples, silver hair and still cool as ever, drawing the loudest cheers...

DATE: April 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

All hugs and handshakes for the Rockies

HOUSTON – Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy uses pinch runner Eric Young to try and make things happen.He certainly did that Friday night.Young scored the go-ahead run on an error in the eighth...

DATE: April 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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