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2 positives a negative for MLB?

OAKLAND, Calif. Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy becomes uneasy each time he is called to the bathroom for a random drug test, even though he’s confident he’s completely clean. McCarthy can’t...

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

Who is this new Tommy D?

BOULDER – Where did this new Tom Danielson come from? This exuberant, attack-happy professional bike racer? This Fort Lewis College graduate turned USA Pro Cycling Challenge stage winner who kissed...

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

Sutherland wins Boulder-based ride

BOULDER The penultimate Stage 6 of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Saturday was disguised as the Boulder Cycling Championships.Boulder resident Rory Sutherland, a transplanted Australian riding...

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

Hamlin bullies Bristol toward the No. 1 seed

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Denny Hamlin moved toward the top seed in NASCAR’s championship race by using a calculated late pass to win for the first time at Bristol Motor Speedway. Hamlin flirted with Carl...

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

Manning’s craft ‘raised all boats’

DENVER – Since switching teams, Peyton Manning has made everyone around him better, from his teammates to his coaches, even the Denver Broncos’ luxury suite sellers. “He’s raised all boats,” coach...

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

Even without his sixth gear, Hillman has a fan in Manning

ENGLEWOOD – A certain Denver Broncos quarterback has taken quite a liking to rookie running back Ronnie Hillman.So much so that Peyton Manning frequently hauls Hillman over to an adjacent field in...

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

The elephant in the peloton

COLORADO SPRINGSThe cyclists in the USA Pro Cycling Challenge rode against more than each other Friday.They also pedaled against an elephant in the peloton.On the day after one-time American...

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

Rockies win pitchers’ duel in New York

NEW YORK – Jim Tracy wants his Colorado Rockies pitchers to take it to the limit, and his 75-pitch boundary for starters seems to be working of late.Tyler Chatwood combined with four relievers in a...

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

Djokovic receives luck of the draw

NEW YORKThough no player would admit to looking so far ahead, Novak Djokovic may have been the biggest winner when the U.S. Open bracket was set Thursday.The defending champion and No. 2 seed can...

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

Chris: The Other Gronk

ENGLEWOOD – A tad bit taller and Chris Gronkowski may have been a tight end like his brothers.Instead, he’s the rare fullback lining up in a Peyton Manning backfield.Typically, Manning doesn’t...

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

Rockies are Citi slickers

NEW YORK – Call `em Citi slickers. Wilin Rosario and the Colorado Rockies hardly look like a last-place team when they visit the New York Mets.Rosario hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning,...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Woods’ latest rivalry takes root

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – The message from Jack Nicklaus still resonates with Tiger Woods.They were chatting during a practice round at the Presidents Cup nine years ago in South Africa when the topic...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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