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Lawson hands out 15 assists

HOUSTON – Denver coach George Karl was so pleased with Ty Lawson on Friday night that he actually talked longingly about his point guard committing more turnovers.Lawson had 22 points and a...

DATE: March 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Dempsey dimple in Italy’s net a sign for USA?

GENOA, Italy – The United States and its latest coach have a signature victory. Against four-time world champion Italy, no less.Gaining a rare win over a soccer power, the United States beat Italy...

DATE: March 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Kenseth cements racing legacy

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Maybe it’s his consistent approach on the track, or his low-key demeanor off it. Whatever the reason, Matt Kenseth’s name usually isn’t the first to come up when people talk...

DATE: Feb. 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Rodgers backs Braun in Brewers’ camp

PHOENIX – Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers showed he can catch, too, making a routine grab in the outfield during the Milwaukee Brewers’ workout Wednesday.The Associated Press NFL Most Valuable...

DATE: Feb. 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Dempsey: The American hero

GENOA, ItalyThe United States beat Italy for the first time in 11 games over 78 years, a 1-0 victory in an exhibition Wednesday night on Clint Dempsey’s goal in the 55th minute.Dempsey took a short...

DATE: Feb. 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Fireball sets up red-hot 500 ratings

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Want to capture the nation’s attention? Try a giant fireball. It certainly worked for NASCAR, which salvaged its marquee event despite the first ever rainout in 54 runnings of...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Johnson’s poor finish carries over into 2012 start

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Jimmie Johnson was long gone when all the Daytona disorder ensued.He missed the explosion, the fire, the lengthy cleanup, the finish and the fog. He surely would have endured...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Texas-born Londoner is an American ‘pioneer’

Clint Dempsey jumped high in the air, both arms raised, as a fan in the stands at Fulham unfurled a Lone Star flag.On this January afternoon in London, Dempsey had become the first American to...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Azzurri out for American blood

GENOA, Italy – Jurgen Klinsmann still has bad memories of playing Italy.The U.S. coach lost to eventual champion Italy in the semifinals of the 2006 World Cup when he was coach of Germany, and the...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Rockies happy to trade hype for T-E-A-M

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.Todd Helton is relieved all the hype of a year ago surrounding the big-spending Colorado Rockies has subsided significantly.Slugger Carlos Gonzalez acknowledges the $80 million,...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Hernandez ‘wide open’ to playing Big Brother role

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Catcher Ramon Hernandez’s job description with the Colorado Rockies in 2012 is to mentor both the young pitching staff and his green backups behind the plate. Hernandez...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

NBA’s final forecast reads Heat and Thunder in June

ORLANDO, Fla. – Kevin Durant said it’s too early to think about a potential Heat-Thunder NBA finals.It seems hard to ignore at the season’s midpoint.The teams share the league’s best record and...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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