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All hail the ‘King of Schladming’

KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia – Ted Ligety remains eager for success despite owning three world championship gold medals.The American is poised to win his fourth World Cup giant slalom title and finish a...

DATE: March 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Avs bury the Blackhawks’ streak at 24

DENVERThe best start in NHL history is over. The Chicago Blackhawks finally left the ice without a point – but with their heads held high. The Blackhawks were stunned 6-2 by the struggling Colorado...

DATE: March 7, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

NHLPA gives realignment a thumbs-up

NEW YORK – The NHL moved a step closer to realignment Thursday as the players’ association approved a proposed plan that is set to go into effect next season.Now that the league has gotten the...

DATE: March 7, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Dickey hopes knuckler spins gold

PHOENIX – Many big-name pitchers found reason to say no to the World Baseball Classic. R.A. Dickey, however, was an automatic yes.The knuckleball master, winner of the NL Cy Young Award with the...

DATE: March 7, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Old and new school collide to dissect analytical future

PHOENIX – They were called old-timers or purists, those who blanched last fall at the thought that Detroit slugger Miguel Cabrera might be passed over for the Most Valuable Player award after...

DATE: March 7, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Whitewash the Redskins?

WASHINGTON – As someone who has spent nearly a third of her life fighting the Washington Redskins nickname, Suzan Shown Harjo had a good laugh when asked about the team’s latest line of...

DATE: March 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Braun makes his pitch

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Ryan Braun understands why many people are skeptical of him, given the way his name has twice been linked to performance-enhancing drugs.He refuses to let it bother him.On a...

DATE: March 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

The streak continues

CHICAGO The Chicago Blackhawks were tired, hurting and often on their heels Wednesday night against Colorado.But despite skating without three key forwards, playing their second game in two nights...

DATE: March 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Rockies secede from USA

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Forget the final score, manager Joe Torre saw much to like in Team USA’s final tuneup for the World Baseball Classic.Start with 18 hits, including a four-hit performance by...

DATE: March 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Clippers, Nuggets: Something had to give

DENVER – The Denver Nuggets routed the surging Los Angeles Clippers 107-92 on Thursday night, riding 21 points from Ty Lawson and 20 from Danilo Gallinari to their 12th consecutive home win.Seven...

DATE: March 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Kronwall uses the wall to win

DETROIT – Niklas Kronwall’s shot from the blue line went wide, then caromed back off the boards just as goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere was extending his right leg.The puck bounced off Giguere’s...

DATE: March 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Miller guarantees a Broncos’ Super Bowl W

DENVER – Von Miller is pulling a Joe Namath, and it’s only March.Denver’s star pass-rusher already is guaranteeing a Super Bowl title for the Broncos next season.Miller said he’s dedicating the...

DATE: March 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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