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Phillies beat the Rockies on a walk-off single

PHILADELPHIA – After spending the first half of the season waiting for Chase Utley and Ryan Howard to return from injuries, the Philadelphia Phillies are back to where they were without the two...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Busch and Gordon will race for the Chase

RICHMOND, Va. – NASCAR trotted out eight drivers Thursday who all are mathematically eligible to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.In reality, Saturday night’s “regular-season” finale...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Ferrer tops Tipsarevic in 4 hours, 31 minutes

NEW YORK – David Ferrer needed a mid-match pedicure of sorts. He seemed bothered when his opponent got a mid-game medical timeout. He was down a break in the fifth set.In the end, though, the...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Revenge? What revenge?

PITTSBURGHThe image of Denver wide receiver Demaryius Thomas sprinting toward the end zone is seared into Larry Foote’s memory.The moment, however, is not.It all happened so quickly – Thomas taking...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

At the top, McIlroy and Woods, of course

CARMEL, Ind. – Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy seem to be spending a lot of time together lately. That includes the top of a busy leaderboard at the BMW Championship.The biggest star in golf and his...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

USA vs. Jamaica: ‘It’s going to be difficult’

Beating Italy was a breakthrough moment. Winning at Mexico ended nearly a century of frustration.And now the U.S. men’s national team will look for another first – one that, on some level, might be...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Atlanta recreates MLB history

ATLANTAA routine part of the game, something every pitcher from Little League to the big leagues does without even thinking.Throw the pitch, catch the ball when it’s tossed back.Jhoulys Chacin...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Minor a major pain for the Rockies

ATLANTA – Rockies manager Jim Tracy credited Mike Minor for pitching well for Atlanta, and he felt his team underperformed when it put runners on base. “As we’ve been doing for the last five...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Manning's moment approaches

ENGLEWOOD – Peyton Manning's big moment is almost here, not that you'd know it by looking at him or listening to him. The maestro on the football field also is a master of masking his emotions. So,...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Roddick puts down his racket

NEW YORK – More than an hour after hitting one last shot as a professional tennis player, then delivering one last, voice-wavering speech to an adoring U.S. Open audience, Andy Roddick exited the...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

No fleecing the Steel Curtain

PITTSBURGH - Save the skepticism on Peyton Manning's health for somebody else. Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin doesn't want to hear it. “He needs no endorsement from me,” Tomlin said. “His...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

$10M? Or a chance at The Masters?

CARMEL, Ind. – Marc Leishman remembers the nervous feeling as he stood over a short putt on the final hole of the BMW Championship. It was his first time in the FedEx Cup, and the stakes were so...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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