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Friedrich’s ‘dream come true’

SAN DIEGO – The Colorado Rockies got exactly what they needed to end a five-game losing streak – a win by a pitcher making his big league debut and an offensive outburst.Left-hander Christian...

DATE: May 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

No longer ‘Gulliver in a land of Lilliputians’

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla.Tiger Woods is about the only person not in a panic about his game.These remain curious times for the guy trying to show he can still dominate golf as he once did. In his...

DATE: May 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Nuggets survive Bryant’s binge

LOS ANGELES – Andre Miller scored 24 points, including two free throws with 12.8 seconds left, and the Denver Nuggets survived Kobe Bryant’s late scoring barrage in a 43-point performance, avoiding...

DATE: May 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Little things adding up to big losses

SAN DIEGO – Little things are adding up for the Colorado Rockies, who lost 3-1 to the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night, their fifth consecutive loss.Will Venable tripled and scored in the first,...

DATE: May 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Xanders out in Denver

ENGLEWOOD – Brian Xanders is out as general manager of the Denver Broncos after three years in that role.Broncos boss John Elway said the decision to part ways with a year left on Xanders’ contract...

DATE: May 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Volquez beats slumping Rockies

SAN DIEGO – Drew Pomeranz got knocked out of Monday night’s start with a leg injury, but not before hitting his first career home run.Yonder Alonso drove in two runs, and the San Diego Padres beat...

DATE: May 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Nuggets staring down the precipice

DENVERKobe Bryant scored 22 points, Andrew Bynum added 19, and the Los Angeles Lakers’ stars got plenty of help from their supporting cast in a 92-88 win over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night for...

DATE: May 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Weaver’s dream woven into Los Angeles’ fabric

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Dave Weaver was in his usual seat, 20 rows behind home plate, drinking a beer and shouting instructions to his son in the quiet lulls between pitches. His wife, Gail, was...

DATE: May 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

April showers bring May flowers?

CHICAGOAlbert Pujols is homerless, and that’s just one of many concerns for the Los Angeles Angels. There are no such problems for the nearby Dodgers, who are off to a great start – on and off the...

DATE: May 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

How does Kemp do it? Study, study, study.

DENVER – Matt Kemp strolled over to the stereo system, plugged in his iPod and shuffled through an array of songs.Settling on a selection from rapper Lil Wayne, the Los Angeles Dodgers slugger gave...

DATE: May 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Bynum admits he was ‘just not ready to play’

DENVER – Andrew Bynum is promising he’ll be on time and on target Sunday night.The Los Angeles Lakers center acknowledged Saturday he wasn’t ready for Game 3 at Denver, when he was held scoreless...

DATE: May 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Yes, sir, I’ll Have Another

LOUISVILLE, Ky.I’ll Have Another looked like just another horse at the Kentucky Derby.Until the final furlong, that is.That’s when the chestnut colt – sold for a paltry $11,000, ridden by a rookie...

DATE: May 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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