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Old mates burn Avalanche 4-3

DENVER – Andrew Brunette scored twice, and Jose Theodore stopped 38 shots, helping the Minnesota Wild hold off a rusty Colorado Avalanche squad for a 4-3 win Thursday night at the Pepsi Center in...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Belichick is THE coach

DALLAS (AP) — Bill Belichick is closing in on Don Shula.The New England coach Bill Belichick won The Associated Press 2010 NFL Coach of the Year award Wednesday, the third time Belichick has earned...

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

AP’s best on O ‘a dork’ with the playbook

DALLAS – Tom Brady tore up the NFL with his precision passing and dynamic guidance of the New England Patriots’ offense.That was in 2007, when he ran away with The Associated Press NFL Offensive...

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

Big Chill in Big D for NFL’s Big Game

FORT WORTH, Texas – One Pittsburgh safety kept interrupting reporters’ questions about the Super Bowl to complain it was too chilly. A Green Bay receiver bragged that the snow outside made the...

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

Driver: 12 tries, first Bowl

DALLAS – Donald Driver finally is at the Super Bowl after 12 seasons with the Green Bay Packers.So what was going through the veteran receiver’s mind when the team landed in North Texas late Monday...

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

Nets top Nuggets, Anthony in first meeting after trade talks

NEWARK, N.J. – Who needs Carmelo Anthony?The New Jersey Nets certainly didn’t in their first game against Melo and his Nuggets since owner Mikhail Prokhorov told his team to halt lingering trade...

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

The votes are in – Polamalu named NFL’s top defender

DALLAS – Now that the voters have chosen Troy Polamalu over Clay Matthews for The Associated Press 2010 NFL Defensive Player of the Year award, the two stars can prove their worth against each...

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

Melo staying? Karl thinks so

NEWARK, N.J. – George Karl still believes he might be coaching Carmelo Anthony all season.“I’ve always felt from the very beginning of the season that the chance of that happening was greater than...

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

Steelers, Packers arrive on Super stage

The big rodeo is in town. It’s called the Super Bowl.If Monday is a fair indication, this could be a wild week in Big D.Video cameras and cowboy hats were in order for the Pittsburgh Steelers and...

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

Frisking anyone and everyone

DALLAS – At this year’s Super Bowl, even people stuck outside the stadium will get a pat-down from a security guard.The 5,000 fans paying $200 to watch the game on big screens outside massive...

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

Novak’s no Djoke Down Under

MELBOURNE, Australia – Novak Djokovic gave his old friend Andy Murray a sympathetic hug and a few consoling words, then got on with the real celebrations.Djokovic walked to the middle of the court,...

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

Staal’s squad stifled in All-Star Game

RALEIGH, N.C. – Sorry Team Staal, Team Lidstrom felt right at home in Carolina.Eric Staal had the No. 1 pick in the inaugural NHL All-Star fantasy draft and the unconditional support of his...

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

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