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Offense 4 Defense 4 Mavs one win away

DALLAS – Dirk Nowitzki thrust both arms in the air, a sea of blue screaming around him and the Dallas Mavericks finally ahead in these ultra-close NBA finals.Now it really is “now or never” for...

DATE: June 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Remember the Coors’ comebacks from yesteryear?

DENVER – The scuffling Colorado Rockies gathered before beginning a 10-game homestand and reminisced about all that late-inning magic from the last couple of years, that Coors Field mojo that was...

DATE: June 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Rockies’ road-swing ring is annoying

SAN DIEGO – The Colorado Rockies’ swing through California has had an annoying ring to it.The Rockies lost 2-0 to the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night, meaning they’ve scored just 13 runs in...

DATE: June 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Tulo rings Padres’ Bell in the ninth

SAN DIEGO – The numbers said Heath Bell should have gotten Troy Tulowitzki out.The numbers were wrong.Tulowitzki hit a two-run double off Bell with one out in the ninth inning, and the Colorado...

DATE: June 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Nuggets dream big – big man Kenneth Faried

DENVER – Morehead State big man Kenneth Faried was more focused on rebounding than reminiscing as he made his return to the Mile High City.It was here, nearly three months ago, that Faried and the...

DATE: June 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Where’s LeWaldo? ‘I didn’t play well’

DALLAS – For nearly a year, LeBron James has shaken off the criticism, laughed off the trash talk.None of it mattered to King James, not as long as the Miami Heat remained on the route to a...

DATE: June 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Two games, Two routs, Two-all series

BOSTON – Just three days after the Bruins staggered back to Boston, they’ve barged right back into the Stanley Cup finals with two brilliant blowout wins.Tim Thomas made 38 saves in his third...

DATE: June 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Stern: Two sides ‘very far apart’ on NBA labor deal

DALLAS – Repeating the words several times, David Stern made it clear: NBA owners and players are “very far apart” on a new labor deal.And with the union saying the league hasn’t moved off its...

DATE: June 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Belmont is Animal Kingdom’s world

NEW YORK – The 1-2 finishers in the Kentucky Derby are 1-2 on the morning line for the Belmont Stakes.Derby winner Animal Kingdom was made the 2-1 favorite for Saturday’s final leg of the Triple...

DATE: June 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Horton and Rome: season’s finished

BOSTON – Nathan Horton will miss the rest of the Stanley Cup final with a severe concussion, and Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome also is finished after the NHL suspended him for four games Tuesday...

DATE: June 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Roarless Open for this Tiger

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Tiger Woods pulled out of the U.S. Open on Tuesday because of lingering issues with his left leg, leaving him uncertain how soon he can resume his pursuit of Jack Nicklaus’...

DATE: June 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Nowitzki hits fever pitch

DALLAS – Coughing and wheezing, his temperature spiking to 101, worn out from hardly sleeping the night before, Dirk Nowitzki went through three miserable quarters in Game 4 of the NBA finals.Yet...

DATE: June 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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