Sports

Road could steal cycling drama in London

The track slate is considered the most glamorous part of cycling at the Olympics, and Sir Chris Hoy, Victoria Pendleton and the rest of the powerhouse British team are sure to draw plenty of...

DATE: June 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Major league umpires find way to beat the heat

CINCINNATI – Those summer scorchers don’t make umpires melt down anymore. Cooling technology that’s been used by the military for years has started helping umps get through those days when the...

DATE: June 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Playing MLB mound games

DETROITThe mound at Comerica Park sits under a protective tarp during batting practice – and why not?Once the game starts, the abuse begins.For about three hours, this unassuming lump will be...

DATE: June 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Outman an out short of win; Rockies victorious

ARLINGTON, Texas – Colorado Rockies starter Josh Outman went to the mound for the fifth inning with a 10-run lead. While the Rockies held on for a much-needed 11-7 victory over the Texas Rangers,...

DATE: June 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

No bailout for Greece vs. German onslaught

GDANSK, PolandGermany scored three second-half goals to reach the European Championship semifinals for a record seventh time after a 4-2 win over Greece on Friday.Philipp Lahm gave Germany the lead...

DATE: June 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

A short NBA finals. A long rivalry?

MIAMIWorkout partners, NBA finals foes, and in a few weeks, Olympic teammates.LeBron James and Kevin Durant were together from the delayed start to the quick finish of this shortened NBA season,...

DATE: June 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Tour de France as wide open as it’s been in years

PARIS – With Spanish superstar Alberto Contador suspended for doping, the Tour de France looks wide open. Australian veteran Cadel Evans will defend his title, and Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins...

DATE: June 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Armstrong says USADA breaking its own rules

AUSTIN, Texas – Lance Armstrong filed a scathing response Friday to the latest doping allegations against him, accusing the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency of violating its own rules and possibly breaking...

DATE: June 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Title IX still changing the game at 40

NORTHFIELD, IllEmily Miller remembers learning about Title IX during history class, probably sometime in junior high. She’s a little fuzzy on the details, including how and why it came about. Every...

DATE: June 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

‘Big smiles and good music’ time for Portugal

WARSAW, Poland – Cristiano Ronaldo scored on a powerful header in the 79th minute, sending Portugal to the European Championship semifinals with a 1-0 victory over the Czech Republic on...

DATE: June 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Triple crown for King James

MIAMIThe decision is final: LeBron James made the right call coming to Miami.Best player in the game. Best team in the league.LeBron James has found it all since taking his talents to South Beach...

DATE: June 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Could it be title time for James?

MIAMI – LeBron James never has been here before.He’s been in nearly every imaginable situation over his nine seasons marked by three MVP awards, three trips to the NBA finals with two teams and one...

DATE: June 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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