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Dice-K walks onto the 60-day disabled list

BOSTON – Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka will undergo season-ending reconstructive surgery on his right elbow, maybe next week.Boston manager Terry Francona made the expected announcement after...

DATE: June 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Calm and collected, both teams confident

DALLAS – After two days of intense film study and painstaking analysis of the final 14 possessions in their end-of-game collapse in Game 2 of the NBA finals, the Miami Heat finally came up with the...

DATE: June 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Canucks’ Burrows bites back in OT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Everybody knew Alex Burrows was fast. Just not this fast.With the second-speediest overtime goal in NHL playoff and finals history, Vancouver’s bitingly talented...

DATE: June 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Revenge? U.S. women only have eyes for World Cup

MONTCLAIR, N.J. – The last time they hooked up, Mexico beat the U.S. women for the first time, grabbed an automatic spot in the upcoming World Cup, and forced the Americans to take a circuitous...

DATE: June 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

World Cup champs knock out Americans 4-nil

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – After allowing three goals in a 13-minute span, United States goalkeeper Tim Howard pounded his hands on his thighs in frustration.And there was still another half to go.“When...

DATE: June 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Mavericks’ mettle is proven yet again

DALLAS – Their best player hardly can jump. Their fastest player hasn’t played a minute all postseason.So it’s not breathtaking athletic ability that’s gotten the Dallas Mavericks three wins from...

DATE: June 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Shaq-Fu kicks playing days, Superman soars into retirement

WINDERMERE, Fla. – Shaquille O’Neal changed from his gray T-shirt and sweat pants into a three-piece suit, then walked by some of the souvenirs he accrued during his NBA days for the final time as...

DATE: June 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Heat try to avoid collapse hangover

DALLAS – Dwyane Wade knows in the NBA finals, collapses can carry over.Wade was in the Dirk Nowitzki role five years ago, summoning a desperate charge to rescue a team that was down but refused to...

DATE: June 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Creative goes the Cup

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – When Daniel and Henrik Sedin streak down the ice, exchanging crisp passes in a display of their jaw-dropping offensive creativity, it’s easy to forget the Vancouver...

DATE: June 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Djokovic’s streak slides to a stop at 43 matches

PARIS – No go, Djoko. It’s again Roger vs. Rafa in the French Open final.Novak Djokovic’s perfect season and 43-match winning streak were ended by Roger Federer in the semifinals at Roland Garros....

DATE: June 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

For women, it’s more than just a major championship

PARIS – With a racket in her hand, Li Na holds the key to a burgeoning tennis boom in China.The 29-year-old Li, who is trying to become the first from her country to win a Grand Slam singles title,...

DATE: June 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

USA: A fine wine, or a shriveling fruit?

SOMERSET, N.J. – Too young, or just young enough.Either could wind up being the description – and ultimately, the deciding factor – for the U.S. women.With 13 World Cup newcomers on the roster, the...

DATE: June 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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