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Pressure? Sharapova unnerved, upset by Pennetta

NEW YORK – That Maria Sharapova’s shaky serving contributed to her early exit at the U.S. Open – to the tune of a dozen double-faults – came as no surprise. She’s faced that problem for quite some...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Lefty thinking with his gut

NORTON, Mass. – Two drivers at the Masters. No drivers at the U.S. Open.Phil Mickelson threw in yet another surprise Thursday at the Deutsche Bank Championship with a belly putter in his golf bag,...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Tour on TV a go for the next decade

NORTON, Mass. – Even without Tiger Woods dominating golf, the PGA Tour announced Thursday its longest network television deal in history Thursday that secures broadcast rights for the next 10...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Say What!? The Rockies leave the desert thirsty

PHOENIX – Colorado manager Jim Tracy was lamenting more of the same after the Rockies were beaten 4-2 by the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.The chances were there. The clutch hits weren’t....

DATE: Sept. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

The (not so) Mighty Quinn

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Rich Bartel is pushing for the backup quarterback job in Arizona; Brady Quinn did little to prove he deserves to be Denver’s No. 2.Bartel completed 12 of 16 passes for 216 yards...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Distracted? Not Serena

NEW YORK – Neither her words nor her play indicated that Serena Williams was distracted one bit Thursday at the U.S. Open.She would have been forgiven if they had, of course, given that her older...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

A shift in American power

NEW YORK – Her 2011 U.S. Open done and tennis future in doubt because of an immune system disease, Venus Williams rode away from Arthur Ashe Stadium in the back seat of a car a little before 5 p.m....

DATE: Aug. 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

A different kind of playoff pressure

NORTON, Mass. – Kevin Chappell felt a deep sense of appreciation when he arrived at the TPC Boston for the second FedEx Cup playoff event.He is among 10 rookies on the PGA Tour who still are...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

The perfect Couple(s)?

VERONA, N.Y. – Tiger Woods is honored to be a captain’s pick for the Presidents Cup, and believes he merited the selection.The former No. 1 player was at a charity event hosted by his college...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Luck of the Irish? His odds are good.

ENGLEWOOD – Beating the odds, that’s nothing new for Kyle McCarthy. The strong safety wasn’t drafted out of Notre Dame but made enough of an impression on the Denver Broncos during last summer’s...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Do you know who your N.L. West leader is?

PHOENIX – August is over, and the Arizona Diamondbacks, of all teams, have a six-game lead in the N.L. West.Miguel Montero hit a three-run homer for the second consecutive game, and the...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

The Broncos’ OTHER QB

ENGLEWOODThe raw, shaggy-haired Denver Broncos quarterback with Madison Avenue good looks and an impressive college résumé that includes 72 touchdown passes realizes he has absolutely no shot now...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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