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Gordon gives Johnson the slip

HAMPTON, Ga. – Jeff Gordon was sliding all over the track those final 10 laps, doing everything he could to hold off five-time defending champion Jimmie Johnson.It was a thrilling display by two of...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Klinnsman’s crew now 0-2-1 in new era

BRUSSELS – The U.S. national soccer team lost to Belgium 1-0 on Tuesday, leaving Jurgen Klinsmann without a win in three games since he was hired as the Americans’ coach.This was the first road...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Manning doubtful for Colts’ opener

INDIANAPOLIS – The unthinkable suddenly seems possible in Indianapolis – opening the season without Peyton Manning.The four-time league-MVP who has never missed a start in his NFL career is...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Smooth match, shaky presser

NEW YORKRafael Nadal rolled his head back, squeezed his eyes shut, covered his contorted face with his left arm and leaned awkwardly in the leather chair used by players during U.S. Open news...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Day 6, Round 3 at the U.S. Open

NEW YORK – A look at Saturday’s play at the $23.7 million U.S. Open tennis championships:MEN’S SEEDED WINNERS: Third Round: No. 1 Novak Djokovic, No. 3 Roger Federer, No. 8 Mardy Fish, No. 11...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Williams overwhelming at U.S. Open

NEW YORK – If anyone still harbored any doubts about whether Serena Williams is back at her best, she put on a persuasive performance during the first 17 minutes of her third-round match Saturday...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Waiting on trial, Cox is cut

ENGLEWOOD – The Denver Broncos waived Perrish Cox on Saturday, cutting ties with the cornerback who is facing a sexual assault trial later this year. General manager Brian Xanders indicated it was...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Highest passer rating in Denver? That belongs to Weber

Englewood – The Denver Broncos quarterback that finished the preseason with the best passer rating wasn’t starter Kyle Orton.It wasn’t Brady Quinn or Tim Tebow.Instead, it’s undrafted free agent...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Uninspiring, but a win nonetheless

SEATTLE – Thomas Clayton and Vai Taua had short touchdowns runs, Jeff Reed kicked a pair of field goals, and the Seattle Seahawks closed out the preseason with an uninspiring 20-3 victory over the...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Pressure? Sharapova unnerved, upset by Pennetta

NEW YORK – That Maria Sharapova’s shaky serving contributed to her early exit at the U.S. Open – to the tune of a dozen double-faults – came as no surprise. She’s faced that problem for quite some...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Lefty thinking with his gut

NORTON, Mass. – Two drivers at the Masters. No drivers at the U.S. Open.Phil Mickelson threw in yet another surprise Thursday at the Deutsche Bank Championship with a belly putter in his golf bag,...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Tour on TV a go for the next decade

NORTON, Mass. – Even without Tiger Woods dominating golf, the PGA Tour announced Thursday its longest network television deal in history Thursday that secures broadcast rights for the next 10...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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