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Party Favors? Karl hopes not

DENVER – George Karl caught a glimpse of New Jersey rookie Derrick Favors’ game on television while holding out hope the viewing was nothing more than an exercise in futility.Despite all the rumors...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Nuggets beat the Heat, but blowout comes with James in civvies

DENVER – Reserve J.R. Smith scored 28 points, and Carmelo Anthony added 21, leading the Denver Nuggets to a 130-102 win over a Miami Heat team missing LeBron James on Thursday night.Nenê...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Fox brings blueprint to Broncos

ENGLEWOOD – John Fox has turned around a bumbling team before.The Denver Broncos are counting on him to do it again.Fox was picked over four other candidates to replace Josh McDaniels, who was...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Blackhawks finally pin down Avs in 4-0 shutout

CHICAGO – Corey Crawford made 24 saves for his second consecutive shutout, and Dave Bolland and Fernando Pisani had a goal and an assist apiece Wednesday night to lead the Chicago Blackhawks past...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Fox and the Bronco: Denver hires new head coach

ENGLEWOOD – The Denver Broncos hired John Fox on Thursday, hoping he’s the right coach to turn around the downtrodden team.Fox beat out four other candidates to replace Josh McDaniels, who was...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Heavy lifting: ‘CarGo’ gets 7 & 80

DENVER – Carlos Gonzalez made a run at the Triple Crown last year in his first full season in the majors, winning a Silver Slugger and a Gold Glove to go with his NL batting title at the tender age...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

All-Afflalo: Nuggets end slide

DENVER – Arron Afflalo scored a career-high 31 points, and Carmelo Anthony followed up one of his worst shooting performances with a 28-point effort, helping the Denver Nuggets snap a three-game...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Bound for New Jersey? Anthony doesn’t think so

DENVER – Carmelo Anthony doesn’t think a trade to New Jersey is imminent, and he expressed remorse Monday that teammate Chauncey Billups’ name has been dragged into this drama.A day after reports...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Messi twice as nice

ZURICH – Lionel Messi won his second consecutive FIFA player of the year award Monday, becoming the first repeat winner since Ronaldinho in 2004 and 2005.The Argentine forward beat out Barcelona...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

First-period flurry pushes Avs past Red Wings

DENVER – Matt Duchene scored twice in Colorado’s four-goal first period, and Peter Budaj stopped 26 shots, helping the Avalanche halt the Detroit Red Wings’ three-game winning streak with a 5-4...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Byrd wins PGA opener in playoff

KAPALUA, Hawaii – Jonathan Byrd started the new year the way he ended the old one – with a victory.Byrd opened the PGA Tour season Sunday by winning the Tournament of Champions in a sudden-death...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Vick’s late pick seals Philly’s fate in 21-16 defeat against Packers

PHILADELPHIA – Aaron Rodgers doesn’t have to worry about the ghost of Brett Favre anymore. He’s made his own name with the Green Bay Packers, even moreso with his first playoff victory.Rodgers...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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