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The Heat Is On

MIAMI – Dwyane Wade’s night began with a hug for his mom. It ended with an embrace from LeBron James.Nearby, Chris Bosh held up three fingers.No explanation necessary. The Miami Heat are three wins...

DATE: May 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Sedin twins’ pressing problem: Zdeno Chara

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Daniel Sedin absently scratched his red playoff beard, thinking back on a decade of struggle and setbacks before the Vancouver Canucks reached the Stanley Cup finals...

DATE: May 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Kemp swings 8-2 victory for Dodgers

LOS ANGELES – Three games, three wins and 23 runs from a Dodgers’ offense that finally is catching up to the performance of the pitching staff.Matt Kemp homered and drove in four runs, Casey Blake...

DATE: May 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

No. 1 in the world, and underdogs

MONTCLAIR, N.J. – Top of the world – and underdogs, to boot.The U.S. women are accustomed to being No. 1. Despite that lofty ranking and gold medals from the last two Olympics, the Americans won’t...

DATE: May 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

On pace: Federer reaches Djokovic

PARIS – Roger Federer made his way back into the French Open semifinals Tuesday, and he’ll now get a chance to end Novak Djokovic’s perfect season.The 16-time Grand Slam champion advanced by...

DATE: May 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Third time’s not a charm: ‘Something’s got to give’

LOS ANGELES – No pitching, no offense, no wins for the Colorado Rockies.They lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-2 on Tuesday night, dropping their third in a row while scoring just six runs in that...

DATE: May 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Omnium excellence

Greg Krause finished second in Saturday’s road race, first in Sunday’s criterium and second in Monday’s time trial to win the men’s omnium title in the 40th running of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. Kristin McGrath won the women’s omnium with a second, third and first, respectively.

DATE: May 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

First Solar-powered sweep in ’11

Looking back on the 40th staging of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, the men’s events will be defined by two things:b Ned Overend’s return to the winner’s circle of the road race after 19 years.b...

DATE: May 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

McGrath follows road home

The long road back led Kristin McGrath home.Nearly two years ago, a collision with a truck tore up McGrath’s leg. But a stellar showing this weekend on home pavement brought her rebound full...

DATE: May 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Queen Carmen, King Ned crowned

It was a busy weekend for Carmen Small of Durango. First, on Friday, she got married at the La Plata County Courthouse to fellow pro cyclist Ben Sonntag; Saturday, she came in fourth in the Iron...

DATE: May 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Chacin’s rocky start fuels win for Cardinals

DENVER – Jhoulys Chacin finished better than he started. By then, the damage was done.Chacin was jolted for three runs in the first inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals withstood Colorado’s...

DATE: May 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Krause, Hall rule Iron Horse crits

One criterium was all about high drama late. The other was the epitome of dominance. Lauren Hall, who moved to Dolores three years ago from Mississippi, outsprinted Tiffany Pezzulo and Durango’s...

DATE: May 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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