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Champs-Élysées in plain view

PAUILLAC, France – Wiping away tears, Alberto Contador is ready for the champagne to flow.After three daunting weeks of crashes, biting cold, fog and searing heat, he is set to become the Tour de...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Tina Charles set to break WNBA’s double-double record

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Tina Charles isn’t just exceeding expectations in her rookie season, she is on the verge of breaking WNBA records.After being the overwhelming favorite for the No. 1 draft pick...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

WNBA could lose its MVP

PHOENIX – Even after a late-night arrival following an unusually laborious All-Star weekend, Diana Taurasi is full of energy, tossing balls as high as she can against a wall on the sideline, racing...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Brickyard losing its luster?

INDIANAPOLIS – Any sports event that draws an estimated crowd of 180,000 has to be considered a smashing success.Except when it drew 270,000 two years earlier.There will be empty seats at today’s...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Paul wants out of Hornets’ nest

NEW ORLEANS – Chris Paul has requested to be traded, and the New Orleans Hornets have scheduled a meeting with the star guard Monday, according to a person familiar with the situation.Paul will sit...

DATE: July 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Denver loves Elvis tender

ENGLEWOOD – Elvis Dumervil’s route to riches was somewhat unconventional by today’s NFL standards for superstars. He didn’t posture, wasn’t petulant or pouty. He didn’t rip his coaches or the front...

DATE: July 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Cavendish wins sprint on 18

BORDEAUX, France – Even without his most important teammate, Mark Cavendish showed yet again that few can touch him when it comes to sprinting.The British rider captured the 18th stage of the Tour...

DATE: July 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Nuggets to play small ball until bigs get healthy

DENVER – The Denver Nuggets will have to play small until their bigs get back.The Nuggets were unable to find their coveted 7-footer in the draft or free agency, so they signed Al Harrington, a...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Marlins break right for victory

MIAMI – When pitcher Jose Veras snared a line drive to keep the Florida Marlins in the lead, he looked to the heavens, raised the ball and then lifted his cap skyward as well.The Marlins can be...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Tour: Then there were 2 ...

COL DU TOURMALET, France – Defending champion Alberto Contador of Spain virtually secured a third Tour de France title Thursday after staying with yellow-jersey rival Andy Schleck all the way to...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Elway joins Broncos’ QB race

DENVER – John Elway is ready to get back into the NFL.The Hall of Fame quarterback who retired in 1999 after winning his second consecutive Super Bowl in Denver is planning to attend some of the...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

NHL turns down Devils

NEWARK, N.J. – Ilya Kovalchuk’s landmark 17-year, $102 million contract with the New Jersey Devils was rejected Wednesday by the NHL, which ruled the longest deal in league history violated its...

DATE: July 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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