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Lochte is first American gold

LONDONFive things to know about Saturday, Day 1 of the London Olympics:Ryan Lochte wins first U.S. gold, Michael Phelps fourth in 400 IM.Brits struggle in cycling as AlexandreVinokourov wins the...

DATE: July 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

U.S. women shake off sluggish start

LONDONThe U.S. women’s basketball team looked nothing like the squad that is expected to dominate the Olympics.Maybe it was first-game nerves or a hangover from the opening ceremonies. The U.S. had...

DATE: July 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

U.S. men expect fierce French challenge

LONDON – It’s go time for the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team. It’s gold time.The challenging exhibition schedule is over, marching in the opening ceremony already is a memory, and the Olympic...

DATE: July 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

For Peyton Manning, it’s all about timing

ENGLEWOODPeyton Manning’s arm strength looks just fine. It’s his timing with his new targets that’s the biggest question mark facing the four-time MVP as he embarks on his comeback with the Denver...

DATE: July 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Legally blind South Korean archer sets world record

LONDON – South Korean archer Im Dong-hyun sees only blurred colors and lines when he peers toward the target about 76 yards away, arrow at the ready. It doesn’t stop the legally blind Olympian from...

DATE: July 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Phelps, Lochte: Round 1

LONDON – The retiring star with more gold medals than anyone. The friendly rival who intends to be the biggest star in London.Michael Phelps vs. Ryan Lochte: What a way to start eight days of...

DATE: July 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Let the London Games begin

LONDONThe queen and James Bond gave the London Olympics a royal entrance like no other Friday in an opening ceremony that rolled to the rock of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Who.And the...

DATE: July 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

USA ‘wolf pack’ answers their London Calling

BARCELONA, Spain – Nobody remembers whose idea it was, or when it was first mentioned. A couple of players just assumed it was the plan all along.Memories may fade after four years, but these...

DATE: July 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Wimbledon’s color suits Williams sisters

WIMBLEDON, England – Venus Williams had just finished a practice session Thursday at Wimbledon when she looked around to survey an odd scene in the familiar setting.Behind each backstop, along each...

DATE: July 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Boulder biker hopes it’s a family affair

DORKING, England – Taylor Phinney relaxes on a low stone wall behind an idyllic countryside hotel south of London, looking perfectly at ease even as the tension begins to mount.Phinney’s been...

DATE: July 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Missy’s Mission: Medals for Aurora

LONDONMissy Franklin is dedicating all her Olympic races to her home state of Colorado.The 17-year-old swimmer said Thursday she was affected by the movie-theater shootings in the Denver suburb of...

DATE: July 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Manning era dawns in Denver

ENGLEWOOD – Peyton Manning says it’s going to take him a while to settle into his new digs in Denver after spending 14 years in Indianapolis.He looked right at home in his new duds Thursday,...

DATE: July 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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