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‘Hockeywood’ crowns its Kings

LOS ANGELESThe Los Angeles Kings’ 45-year Stanley Cup quest ended in a triumphant flurry of blood, sweat and power-play goals. After missing two chances to claim the title last week, the...

DATE: June 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Finals the time for stars to shine

OKLAHOMA CITY – LeBron James is quickly racking up MVP awards, while Kevin Durant is collecting scoring titles at the same pace.Either could make a case as the best player in the NBA.Neither is...

DATE: June 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Rain won’t go away; final washed to today

PARIS – His big lead over Novak Djokovic in Sunday’s drenched French Open final slipping away, Rafael Nadal tossed a soaked, clay-smeared tennis ball toward the chair umpire. A drizzle was now a...

DATE: June 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Pacquiao’s stunning loss riles boxing community

LAS VEGAS – The outcry in this gambling city was so loud Floyd Mayweather Jr. could have heard it in his jail cell. On the other side of the world, people cried in the streets in Manila, and the...

DATE: June 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Devils far from dead in race for Cup

Watching the New Jersey Devils attempt to become the first team in seven decades to come back from a 3-0 deficit in the Stanley Cup final is causing Glenn “Chico” Resch to have flashbacks.Before...

DATE: June 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Fabulous in French, Sharapova wins

PARIS – Sidelined in 2008 by a right shoulder that needed surgery, putting her tennis future suddenly in doubt, Maria Sharapova decided to use the free time to study a new language, the one spoken...

DATE: June 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Only Rafa stands in the way of the ‘Novak Slam’

PARIS – Novak Djokovic has won 27 matches in a row at Grand Slam tournaments. If he can make that 28 by beating Rafael Nadal in Sunday’s French Open final, Djokovic will earn a fourth consecutive...

DATE: June 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Pinch me: Correa awakens at No. 1

SECAUCUS, N.J.Carlos Correa reached into his pocket as he strolled to the podium, pulled out a small Puerto Rican flag and waved it at the cheering crowd.The 17-year-old slugging shortstop just had...

DATE: June 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Millwood and friends tie an MLB record

SEATTLE – Mariners shortstop Brendan Ryan popped his head into the clubhouse interview room and insisted his normally stoic manager enjoyed the history that just took place. “It’s OK to smile,...

DATE: June 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

London is not calling for ‘Bug’ Lokken

Durango canoeist Zach “Bug” Lokken’s Olympic dreams were put on hold for a bit as he finished 28th Saturday at the Slalom World Cup No. 1 in Cardiff, Wales. Pennsylvania’s Casey Eichfeld finished...

DATE: June 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

From Union Rags to Riches

NEW YORK – Union Rags picked up right where I’ll Have Another left off, coming from behind to catch a Bob Baffert-trained horse at the finish in a Triple Crown race. In Saturday’s Belmont Stakes,...

DATE: June 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

No more for I’ll Have Another

NEW YORKThe Triple Crown curse lives. This time the horse didn’t even make it to the starting gate.I’ll Have Another’s bid for the first Triple Crown in 34 years stunningly ended Friday when the...

DATE: June 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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