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Rockies back in the high life again

DENVER – Chris Iannetta used to press when he was vying for more playing time.Now, as Colorado’s front-line catcher, he has a more relaxed approach both at the plate and behind it.Iannetta’s...

DATE: May 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Finally: Canucks to West finals

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Vancouver Canucks have had plenty of practice this postseason when given the chance to eliminate an opponent. They finally found a way to make it look easy.Daniel Sedin and...

DATE: May 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Animal Kingdom, by a nose

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – John Velazquez won the Kentucky Derby by a broken nose.An injury to Animal Kingdom’s regular rider, Robby Albarado, cleared the way for Velazquez to pick up the mount on the 20-1...

DATE: May 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Smith speeds into first Victory Lane foray in Sprint Cup

DARLINGTON, S.C. – Regan Smith moved in front on a caution nine laps from the end and survived a green-white-checker finish to win the Southern 500 for his first Sprint Cup victory Saturday...

DATE: May 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Irving: ‘God has better plans for me’

ENGLEWOOD – Nate Irving, a middle linebacker from North Carolina State who was drafted by the Denver Broncos, can trace the exact date he turned the corner in his football career and his life.It...

DATE: May 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Miller’s 58 has Elway on the run

ENGLEWOOD – John Elway thought it was appropriate that his first draft pick, pass-rusher Von Miller, wanted to wear No. 58, because his build and his game remind so many people of the late Derrick...

DATE: May 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Ballhawk happy to learn from Champ and ‘Dawk’

ENGLEWOOD – Safety Rahim Moore long has been a fan of Denver defensive backs Champ Bailey and Brian Dawkins, dissecting their games from afar while building a pretty good name for himself at...

DATE: May 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

‘Big O’ is one mean teddy bear

ENGLEWOOD – The Denver Broncos didn’t grab the defensive tackle they so desperately needed in the NFL draft. They did get an offensive tackle with a mean streak in the mold of those run-stuffers in...

DATE: May 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Fox sly when it comes to ranking his QBs

DENVER – Broncos coach John Fox spoke with candor and clarity on all things except his quarterback situation in a conference call with season-ticket holders.Fielding a stream of questions on an...

DATE: May 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Holyfield, 48, to fight ‘Super Brian’

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – At 48, Evander Holyfield just won’t give up on his hopes of regaining the world heavyweight title.The former undisputed champion resumes his longshot quest Saturday when he...

DATE: May 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Almost perfect: Verlander no-hits Blue Jays

TORONTO – Justin Verlander threw his second career no-hitter and the second in the big leagues this week, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 9-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on...

DATE: May 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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