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PARIS – Novak Djokovic extended his perfect start to the season at the French Open on Saturday, beating Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 for his 40th consecutive victory this year.Djokovic...

DATE: May 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Who’s next? What’s next?

SAN FRANCISCO – Ray Fosse watched the crushing blow to Giants star Buster Posey and wondered why after all these years there are still few rules to protect catchers at the plate.If there’s anybody...

DATE: May 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Indy celebrates 100 years with eye on future

INDIANAPOLIS – When Alex Tagliani leads the 33-car field into the first turn of the Indianapolis 500, he’ll be tugging along a century’s worth of triumphs, thrills and tragedy.But in this, the...

DATE: May 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Ganassi chasing rival owner, history

INDIANAPOLIS – Chip Ganassi still is chasing Roger Penske.Even after winning two of the last three Indianapolis 500s and last year’s remarkable triple crown – the Daytona 500, Indianapolis 500 and...

DATE: May 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

A record all her own

SILVERTON – Mara Abbott wasted no time between her previous victory and her latest.In fact, Abbott made history by becoming the first racer – man or woman – to win four consecutive Iron Horse...

DATE: May 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Back in the high life again

SILVERTON – Not that anyone around these parts is surprised by anything Ned Overend does on a bicycle anymore, but it had been 19 long years since the man known as “Deadly Nedly” took home a road...

DATE: May 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Women’s seeds disappearing into clay

PARIS – If Caroline Wozniacki truly was torn up inside about her latest loss at a Grand Slam tournament, she certainly hid it well.Wozniacki smiled and shrugged her shoulders while deflecting...

DATE: May 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Phinney: Cycling’s hope for future

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Former cycling star Davis Phinney remembers a time, not too long ago, when he was certain his son Taylor would never ride a bike competitively.That changed, the older Phinney...

DATE: May 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Stars align for Champions League final

WEMBLEY, England – Alex Ferguson believes the Champions League showdown between Manchester United and Barcelona could be the best final in the last 10 years.With Barcelona lauded as one of the...

DATE: May 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Field ready for today’s Iron Horse road race

Burke Swindlehurst was all ready to pull an 11th-hour switcheroo.After initially not being able to make the event, the three-time and defending champion was set to make the trek from Salt Lake City...

DATE: May 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Bruins skate to NHL finals

BOSTON – Vezina Trophy finalist Tim Thomas stopped every shot and gave the Boston Bruins a chance for the biggest prize of all – the Stanley Cup.Forget their 20-year absence from the finals. Don’t...

DATE: May 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Cardinals extend Rockies’ slide

DENVER – Colby Rasmus broke out of his slump in style.The St. Louis shortstop went 4 for 5 and drove in three runs with two triples, and the Cardinals kept Ubaldo Jimenez winless this season with a...

DATE: May 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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