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One too many Whitecaps in these Rapids

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – Darren Mattocks made the most of what turned out to be Vancouver’s only real scoring opportunity. He scored in the 43rd minute, and the Whitecaps beat the Colorado Rapids 1-0...

DATE: July 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Sagan Gumps the field

BOULOGNE-SUR-MER, FranceOnce upon a time in Hollywood, the cry was “Run, Forrest, Run!” The message was not lost on Peter Sagan at the Tour de France.The 22-year-old Slovakian won Tuesday’s ride...

DATE: July 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Serena aces her quarterfinal

WIMBLEDON, England – Thanks to a bit of advice from her big sister and a bunch of aces from her big serve, Serena Williams is back in the Wimbledon semifinals.With two more victories, Williams will...

DATE: July 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Francis foils Cards’ Holliday

ST. LOUIS – Tyler Colvin had one big swing. Colorado Rockies pitchers got a lot of big outs.Jeff Francis worked five solid innings before the bullpen took over, and Colvin hit a three-run homer as...

DATE: July 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

‘State of Hockey’ makes a statement

The Minnesota Wild were a starless team in need of a big-time jolt to get the franchise back to the point of being worthy of playing in the “State of Hockey.”The jolts don’t come any bigger than...

DATE: July 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

All business at the All England Club

WIMBLEDON, England – After curling in a 102-mph ace to grab a two-set lead a mere 56 minutes into his Wimbledon quarterfinal Wednesday, Roger Federer casually pulled an extra tennis ball from his...

DATE: July 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Greipel has no gripes

ROUEN, FranceWith British rival Mark Cavendish downed by a late crash, Germany’s Andre Greipel led a final dash among the remaining top Tour de France sprinters to win the fourth stage into...

DATE: July 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

No surprise: Cavendish wins sprint

TOURNAI, BelgiumMark Cavendish led a tight sprint to the finish Monday to win the second stage of the Tour de France, while Fabian Cancellara retained the overall leader’s yellow jersey after the...

DATE: July 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Tour de France

TOURNAI, Belgium – A brief look at Monday’s second stage of the 99th Tour de France:Stage: A 207.5-kilometer flat stage in Belgium featuring no major difficulty from Vise to Tournai.Winner: Mark...

DATE: July 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Sharapova stunned on another ‘Manic Monday’

WIMBLEDON, England – All at once, there was a frenzy of activity at a wet and windy All England Club early Monday afternoon. Top-seeded and 2004 Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova, a big hitter in...

DATE: July 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Craig’s two homers take down Colorado

ST. LOUIS – Allen Craig is putting up All-Star numbers in about half the games.Craig hit a pair of home runs, Carlos Beltran extended his RBI streak to a major league high nine games, and Kyle...

DATE: July 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England – A look at Monday’s play at Wimbledon:Weather: Rain from 5 p.m. on. Windy with high of 66 degrees.Men’s Fourth-Round Matches: No. 1 Novak Djokovic beat Viktor Troicki 6-3, 6-1,...

DATE: July 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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