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Through mud, rain and a snowman

AUGUSTA, Ga. – With his words, then his play, Lee Westwood shot down the notion Thursday that this Masters was a two-horse race.On a busy opening day at Augusta National that featured mud, a little...

DATE: April 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

It’s over for the Avalanche

DENVER – Turns out, a sense of pride was a more powerful motivator than a sense of urgency.With nothing to play for, the Columbus Blue Jackets flourished.And with a potential playoff spot on the...

DATE: April 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Gordon shakes the rust to sting the Nuggets

NEW ORLEANS – Eric Gordon’s rustiness from a three-month layoff showed up in the form of two early airballs and misses on his first four shots.Too bad for the Denver Nuggets that Gordon maintained...

DATE: April 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

This year, it’s not all aces in Philly

A year ago, it was the Philadelphia Phillies, and then the rest of the National League. Everyone was picking Roy Halladay and Co. to win the pennant. OK, so everyone was wrong. This year,...

DATE: April 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

The bloom is off Augusta National

AUGUSTA, Ga.Something is missing from the Masters this year, a tradition at this tournament that ranks right up there with Amen Corner, endless roars on a Sunday afternoon and a green jacket for...

DATE: April 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Wild ride ends Newman’s streak

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Ryan Newman ended a 22-race winless streak by holding on for the victory at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday, grabbing the lead when a three-wide accident took out leading...

DATE: April 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

No Howard, no win for Magic

ORLANDO, Fla.Ty Lawson scored 12 of his 25 points in the second half, and Arron Afflalo added 22 points as the Denver Nuggets beat the short-handed Orlando Magic 104-101 on Sunday night.The Nuggets...

DATE: April 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

‘Beautiful’ win, but ‘it wasn’t pretty’

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Denver’s 99-88 win over the NBA-worst Charlotte Bobcats was far from his team’s best effort of the season, but Nuggets coach George Karl isn’t complaining.Not one bit.“This was a...

DATE: March 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Spreading the wealth around

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels played an offseason game of “can you top this?” that used to be reserved for the AL East powers. Albert Pujols is now swinging for the...

DATE: March 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

MLB 2012: More wild than usual

Dusty Baker would like a do-over.He’s still pained by what happened his first year as a big league manager. His San Francisco Giants finished with a whopping 103 wins – yet missed the playoffs.“I...

DATE: March 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Tebowmania meets the N.Y. media

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – Tim Tebow got his first New York close-up Monday.And he handled it all with the same cool approach – smiling, polite, composed – that has won over so many football fans around...

DATE: March 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Nuggets’ pace leaves Chicago seeing red

CHICAGOTy Lawson got the message. Denver coach George Karl told him to push it, and that’s what he did Monday night. Right at the Chicago Bulls.Lawson and the Nuggets were able to speed up the...

DATE: March 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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