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Speed drives Raiders

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Owner Al Davis has spent his career collecting as much speed as possible for the Oakland Raiders.The infatuation has gotten to the point that as soon as a player clocks in at...

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

Pitcher gets first victory

DENVER – As expected, Drew Pomeranz was quite nervous in his major league debut.Only not on the mound, but with a bat in his hands in his one and only plate appearance.Even then, Pomeranz was a...

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

‘Doom and Gloom’ make the ‘Orange Rush’

ENGLEWOOD Crane operators have taken down the “Invesco Field” reminders at what the locals steadfastly refer to as Mile High Stadium, replacing them with “Sports Authority Field” signs.While the...

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

Smiling all the way to the win

NEW YORK – Facing two match points against a beloved player whose name is already in the history books, Novak Djokovic clenched his jaw, nodded his head and flashed an ever-so-slight glimpse of a...

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

The (Sprint) Chase is on

RICHMOND, Va. – Kevin Harvick stormed into the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship by winning at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday night.The victory moved him into a tie with rival Kyle...

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

NASCAR: And then there were four

RICHMOND, Va. – Nine drivers already have clinched spots in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. NASCAR’s new wild-card provision has left a variety of possibilities for the final four...

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

Teaching an old dog a new trick

ENGLEWOOD – Perennial Pro Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey didn’t want a new team in 2011, just a new challenge. After signing a four-year, $43 million contract to stay in Denver over the winter,...

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

One Andy down, another to go

NEW YORK – Andy Roddick’s legs felt fatigued.The crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium was hushed.And defending champion Rafael Nadal was at his court-covering, groundstroke-whipping, serve-stopping...

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

Stop the run, then let loose the ‘Orange Rush’

ENGLEWOOD – The Denver Broncos expect to see plenty of screens and draws to counter the speed they’ll bring off the edge with pass-rushers Elvis Dumervil and Von Miller this season.Dumervil is one...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

What Super Bowl hangover?

GREEN BAY, Wis. – A Super Bowl hangover and the NFL lockout weren’t about to slow down Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. The New Orleans Saints just couldn’t keep up.Rodgers came out on top...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Roddick’s lucky No. Court 13

NEW YORK – At one point, Andy Roddick looked up and saw a fan scaling a chain-link fence behind tiny Court 13, hoping to catch a peek of the 2003 U.S. Open champion’s victory Thursday.At another...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Horrific hit for hockey nation

TUNOSHNA, RussiaA private Russian jet carrying a top ice hockey team slammed into a riverbank moments after takeoff Wednesday, killing at least 43 people in one of the worst plane crashes ever...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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