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Solo hopeful to play against Costa Rica

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Hope Solo stood in the net, leaned forward and grimaced. She had just dived to her right to make a save, and her injured leg was feeling the effects.The goalkeeper for...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Rockies close a deal on their closer

DENVER – Rafael Betancourt has a new deal to go with his new role as Colorado’s closer.The Rockies’ right-handed reliever agreed Wednesday to an $8.5 million, two-year contract that guarantees him...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

A collection of castoffs

DENVERDanilo Gallinari encountered a dogged defender on the court that he just couldn’t shake.No matter what move he made, this bulldog of a defender shadowed the smooth-shooting Denver Nuggets...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia – A look at Wednesday’s 10th day of the Australian Open. Weather: Sunny with cloudy periods, high of 77. Attendance: Day session: 20,013; Night: 16.477; total: 36,490. Men’s...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Gallinari has himself a golden ticket

DENVER – The Denver Nuggets have moved on from Melo. Now, it’s Gallo’s time.The Nuggets signed 23-year-old Danilo Gallinari to a four-year, roughly $42 million extension Wednesday.The extension,...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

NHL All-Star game lacking shine

When the NHL hatched the plan for an All-Star game draft, it seemed like a can’t-miss way to generate buzz for the weekend.Who would you pick first if starting a team from scratch?Pittsburgh’s...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia – A look at Tuesday’s ninth day of the Australian Open tennis championships Down Under:Weather: Sunny with a high of 95 degrees.Attendance: Day session: 20,323; night: 16,140;...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

In Oakland, all signs point to Allen

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders reportedly agreed Tuesday to hire Denver defensive coordinator Dennis Allen as their new head coach, breaking a more than three-decade stretch of...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Super Bowl and an Oscar nod ...

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – First the Super Bowl, now an Oscar nomination.It’s been quite a week for Chris Mara, the son of the late owner of the New York Giants, Wellington Mara.On Sunday, the Giants...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Wild win snaps 11-game funk

DENVER – The Minnesota Wild found the Mile High City to be the remedy for their road woes.That’s hardly a surprise since Pepsi Center traditionally has been sort of a home away from home for...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Unbeatable in the bumps

Hannah Kearney carved her way down the mountain, another victory and another nearly flawless performance in the books.Only then did she learn that she had done more than notch another win, but made...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

No Indy 500 for Danica

CONCORD, N.C. – Danica Patrick became a worldwide sensation as a rookie at the Indianapolis 500, challenging for victory and becoming the first woman to lead laps in the showcase case.Those Indy...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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