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Sans Brown and Bryant, Lakers turn to Barnes

LOS ANGELES – Coach Mike Brown wasn’t on the Los Angeles Lakers’ bench in a suit and tie. Kobe Bryant was.Although that’s an unlikely scenario for success, the Lakers still took an enormous step...

DATE: April 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

No rest for the Rockies

DENVER – Todd Helton insisted the credit for Colorado’s comeback should go to the Rockies’ brilliant bullpen and not his big bat.Helton drove in three runs, including a two-run single to erase the...

DATE: April 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Helton the ninth-inning hero

DENVER Todd Helton hit a two-run homer off closer J.J. Putz in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Colorado Rockies rallied for an 8-7 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on a rain-soaked...

DATE: April 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Stow in San Francisco’s forecast

SAN FRANCISCOBryan Stow needed only three words to move an entire ballpark at the San Francisco Giants’ home opener.Nearly beaten to death in an attack outside Dodger Stadium last year, Stow’s...

DATE: April 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

For the Rapids and Sounders, some scars do heal

SEATTLE – There’s a slight limp and scars along the front of Steve Zakuani’s right leg from a number of surgeries. Listening to the recovering Seattle Sounders’ midfielder talk, the physical...

DATE: April 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Roush still rules Texas

FORT WORTH, TexasGreg Biffle regained the lead when he charged under Jimmie Johnson with 30 laps left Saturday night, then pulled away to end his 49-race winless streak while giving owner Jack...

DATE: April 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Helton’s hit parade lifts Rockies

DENVER – Todd Helton drove in three runs, including a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning, to rally the Colorado Rockies past the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 Friday night.Carlos Gonzalez singled...

DATE: April 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Kobe-less Lakers knock off Nuggets

LOS ANGELES – Andrew Bynum had 30 points and eight rebounds, Matt Barnes added a season-high 24 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers clinched a playoff berth without Kobe Bryant or coach Mike Brown,...

DATE: April 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Bummed out by Bumgarner

DENVER – No win for the ages. Or, for that matter, the aged.At 49, Jamie Moyer failed in his second attempt to become the oldest pitcher to win a major league game when Madison Bumgarner took a...

DATE: April 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Denver Nuggets cut down the Timberwolves

DENVER – George Karl was in a foul mood after his team squandered a 24-point lead and nearly the game against a Minnesota Timberwolves squad playing much of the contest without its star...

DATE: April 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Rockies record pre-humidor-like victory at home

DENVER – After watching teammate Barry Zito throw the first shutout for the Giants at Coors Field 48 hours earlier, Tim Lincecum never saw this coming:The shortest outing of his career.Lincecum was...

DATE: April 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Securing Sacco:

DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche rewarded coach Joe Sacco with a two-year extension even in the wake of the team missing the postseason for a second consecutive season.The Avs were in the thick of...

DATE: April 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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