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Dirk’s hammer pounds on King James

MIAMI – The hammer Dirk Nowitzki is so close to escaping is pounding away harder than ever at LeBron James.The Dallas Mavericks are a victory from claiming the title that James came to Miami to...

DATE: June 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Goalie masks frustration in Stanley Cup Thomas and the Bruins face elimination game Monday

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Tim Thomas is giving a masterful performance in his net during the Stanley Cup finals. He’s also doing an excellent job masking the frustration that must be coursing...

DATE: June 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Ruler on Ice rules Belmont’s mud

NEW YORK – The Kentucky Derby winner stumbled at the start. The Preakness winner tired in the stretch. The Belmont Stakes was up for grabs.And it was 24-1 long shot Ruler on Ice who delivered a...

DATE: June 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Panama stuns USA men 2-1

TAMPA, Fla. – Luis Tejada scored in the 19th minute, Gabriel Gomez converted a penalty kick later in the first half, and Panama stunned the United States 2-1 on Saturday night to advance to the...

DATE: June 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Pioneers. Rock stars. What’s next for USA?

They were pioneers, and they were rock stars. A dozen years later, they remain the most famous women’s team in U.S. sports, not likely to be surpassed any time soon. Some of them became...

DATE: June 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Zajicek’s out; Colby’s in

Cycling’s web of illegal doping reached all the way to the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic on Friday.Phil Zajicek, the 2007 IHBC road race champion, is out.“We’re going to pull him,” Ed Zink of the Iron...

DATE: June 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

This is true ‘Test of the Champion’

NEW YORK – Even without a Triple Crown on the line, the 143rd Belmont Stakes may indeed be the “Test of the Champion.”The final leg of the Triple Crown features not only the rubber match between...

DATE: June 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Rockies finally pair pitching with hitting for W

DENVER – Jhoulys Chacin worked up more of a sweat pacing the clubhouse in the ninth inning than he did in tossing eight shutout innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers.The Rockies finally put...

DATE: June 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

The trophy rests on Terry’s shooting arm

DALLAS – Jason Terry put his faith in these Dallas Mavericks in ink. On the inside of his right biceps.With one more win, he’ll get to keep his tattoo of the NBA’s championship trophy – plus have...

DATE: June 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

The Heat is on the Heat

MIAMI – If the Miami Heat are going to recover and win this NBA championship, they may want to put the Dallas Mavericks away before the final minutes.Otherwise, they could be in more than a little...

DATE: June 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Canucks one win shy of the Cup

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Every other scoring tactic had failed over the last three games, so Vancouver defenseman Kevin Bieksa made something up. He deliberately put a shot wide of the net in...

DATE: June 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Beat Panama, and USA is ‘sitting pretty’

TAMPA, Fla. – Landon Donovan expects the United States men’s national soccer team to be on its game when it resumes Gold Cup play against Panama.Noting there’s a history of close games between the...

DATE: June 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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