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Peyton-palooza starts here

NEW YORK – Rex Ryan’s Jets need leadership in a lost locker room.The Dolphins are looking for stability at a position that has been a revolving door since Dan Marino retired.The Cardinals want to...

DATE: March 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

2 closers for the price of 1

DENVER – Arron Afflalo saved the game, and Ty Lawson wrapped it up.So much for the notion the Denver Nuggets don’t have a reliable late-game closer.These days, they just may have two.Afflalo hit...

DATE: March 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

What’s your franchise tag worth?

NEW YORK – It pays to play a skill position in the NFL, like New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees, or receivers Wes Welker and Dwayne Bowe.It also pays to be a kicker, as five placekickers and one...

DATE: March 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Avs win Wild one over Minnesota

DENVER – Semyon Varlamov gave the Colorado Avalanche an early lift until the offense could pick up steam.And once they found that rhythm, the Avalanche rolled to one of their most lopsided wins of...

DATE: March 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Should bounties really surprise us?

To Hall of Fame defensive back Ronnie Lott, the thousands of dollars New Orleans Saints players were paid under their bounty system from 2009-11 is not all that different from the helmet stickers...

DATE: March 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Crown not too heavy for Denver

DENVERArron Afflalo hit three free throws with 0.6 seconds left in regulation, Ty Lawson made a 3-pointer with four seconds remaining in overtime, and the Denver Nuggets rallied for a 119-116...

DATE: March 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Guess who’s the new No. 1?

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Rory McIlroy was six holes away from winning the Honda Classic and going to No. 1 in the world, an outcome that looked inevitable as he stood on the 13th green Sunday at...

DATE: March 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Hamlin rises in Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. – Denny Hamlin spent nearly two months of the offseason in the Scottsdale area, hoping to get away from racing for a while and reinvigorate himself for the 2012 season.It seemed to...

DATE: March 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Two goals by McGinn plenty in Avs’ shutout

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Just another Sunday night for Jamie McGinn. Help beat the Wild and leave Minnesota’s arena with a boost in the Western Conference playoff race.Last week turned out to be his final...

DATE: March 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Cuban star takes first swings for Athletics

PHOENIX – After watching the YouTube promotional video of the five-tool outfielder with a sculpted body and freakish athleticism, the Oakland Athletics were eager to see Cuban defector Yoenis...

DATE: March 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

49-year-old Moyer is back on the bump

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Jamie Moyer was encouraged by his performance Friday in an intrasquad game for the Colorado Rockies, his first action against hitters since July 2010.“(Friday was) kind of like...

DATE: March 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Fame and fortune, sure, but what about fun?

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – A year ago, Carlos Gonzalez discovered fame and fortune. Now, he’s determined to find fun again.The Colorado Rockies’ left fielder was a care-free, budding star back in 2010,...

DATE: March 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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