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Bubba spins to win a green jacket

AUGUSTA, Ga.Bubba Watson started the day by watching the rarest shot in golf. He ended another thrill-a-minute Sunday at Augusta National with a signature shot of his own to win the Masters.So deep...

DATE: April 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Can you smell the hot dogs?

Standing in a concourse at Comerica Park during the seventh-inning stretch, wearing his Detroit Tigers windbreaker and hat, Walt Thompson seemed to speak for every fan on opening day.“You look...

DATE: April 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Young beats old in Houston

HOUSTONThe National League’s youngest team gave baseball’s oldest player fits. J.D. Martinez homered and drove in three runs, and the Houston Astros beat 49-year-old Jamie Moyer and the Colorado...

DATE: April 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Avs fall prey to Predators to cap off their season

DENVER – So much for Pekka Rinne’s relaxing night on the bench.The Nashville Predators goaltender was summoned into unexpected duty early in the third period when his backup Anders Lindback was...

DATE: April 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

A Swede, a Lefty and a green jacket

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Phil Mickelson raised the putter in his right hand and slammed down his left fist to celebrate a 20-foot eagle putt that shook Augusta National with the loudest roar on a day filled...

DATE: April 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Day 2 at The Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. – A glance at Friday’s second round of the Masters at the 7,435-yard, par-72 Augusta National Golf Club.Leading: Fred Couples, who shot 67, and Jason Dufner, who shot 70, are tied at...

DATE: April 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

A Masters for the ages and the aged?

AUGUSTA, Ga. – All signs pointed to this being a Masters for the ages.This wasn’t what anyone had in mind – 52-year-old Fred Couples, silver hair and still cool as ever, drawing the loudest cheers...

DATE: April 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

All hugs and handshakes for the Rockies

HOUSTON – Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy uses pinch runner Eric Young to try and make things happen.He certainly did that Friday night.Young scored the go-ahead run on an error in the eighth...

DATE: April 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Through mud, rain and a snowman

AUGUSTA, Ga. – With his words, then his play, Lee Westwood shot down the notion Thursday that this Masters was a two-horse race.On a busy opening day at Augusta National that featured mud, a little...

DATE: April 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

It’s over for the Avalanche

DENVER – Turns out, a sense of pride was a more powerful motivator than a sense of urgency.With nothing to play for, the Columbus Blue Jackets flourished.And with a potential playoff spot on the...

DATE: April 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Gordon shakes the rust to sting the Nuggets

NEW ORLEANS – Eric Gordon’s rustiness from a three-month layoff showed up in the form of two early airballs and misses on his first four shots.Too bad for the Denver Nuggets that Gordon maintained...

DATE: April 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

This year, it’s not all aces in Philly

A year ago, it was the Philadelphia Phillies, and then the rest of the National League. Everyone was picking Roy Halladay and Co. to win the pennant. OK, so everyone was wrong. This year,...

DATE: April 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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