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Sharapova shrieks, swings, survives

NEW YORK – Trailing big in the first round of the U.S. Open, Maria Sharapova thought – well, no, she was certain – that she’d pull through if she could push her inexperienced opponent to a third...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Red zone woes? McGahee’s on it

ENGLEWOODThe Denver Broncos were money between the 20s last year and middling in the red zone.Willis McGahee to the rescue. Since his first season in the NFL in 2004, McGahee ranks third in the...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Woods adds Frys.com to diet

NORTON, Mass. – Tiger Woods will play the Frys.com Open in California the first week of October, his first time competing in the PGA Tour’s Fall Series as he tries to get his game ready for the...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Can Federer become Grand once again?

NEW YORKFirst came the end of Roger Federer’s remarkable run of reaching a record 10 consecutive Grand Slam finals.Then he failed to make it to a major semifinal after a record 23 in a row.The U.S....

DATE: Aug. 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Good D? Yes and no

DENVER – The Denver Broncos are feeling really good about their pass rush and more than a little nervous about their run defense.Von Miller and Elvis Dumervil combined for 3½ sacks in the Broncos’...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

An All-American podium

DENVERVeteran American cyclist Levi Leipheimer preached teamwork all week.His cycling sermon was answered Sunday when the Montana native and RadioShack rider won the inaugural USA Pro Cycling...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Broncos’ D comes up big ...

DENVER – Not to jump the gun ...The Denver Broncos think they have an answer to the NFL’s most feared pass-rushing tandem of Pro Bowlers Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis in Elvis Dumervil and Von...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Rocktober plans grow thin in late August

LOS ANGELES – A pair of two-run homers by Troy Tulowitzki ought to be good enough to beat most teams. The Colorado Rockies, however, can’t seem to shake the Los Angeles Dodgers.The Rockies wasted a...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Rockies balk at 5 wins in a row

LOS ANGELES – First, Esmil Rogers was called for a balk. Then, a pitching change, and one batter later, Matt Reynolds was caught making the same mistake.The miscues cost Colorado four runs and...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

No time to be Brave: Irene postpones N.Y. series

NEW YORK – Linda Denman walked up to Citi Field and right away noticed something different – new 4-foot-high steel flood gates running along one entire side of the ballpark.“I said, ‘They’re...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

The Hammer’s J-Hey Kid is MIA

ATLANTAWhen the Atlanta Braves posted the lineup Friday for their game against the New York Mets, Jason Heyward’s name was missing.In his place, a career minor leaguer most fans never had heard of...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Tommy, can you see me?

BRECKENRIDGEWho is Tom Danielson?Who is the enigmatic, internationally recognized cyclist? Who is Tommy D?“We all call him Tommy,” said Levi Leipheimer, the American cycling veteran, who will ride...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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