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USA vs. El Tri? Not so fast

HOUSTON – The United States and Mexico both are one victory away from another showdown on the pitch.Before the Americans can think about that, though, they have to atone for one of their most...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Irving, No. 1? Then what?

CLEVELAND – They’re done measuring, timing and talking to prospective draft picks. It’s time for the Cleveland Cavaliers to choose a few.Empowered with the Nos. 1 and 4 picks in Thursday’s NBA...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

NBA: Hard cap? Soft cap? How about a ‘flex cap?’

NEW YORK – Saying it reflects a “desire to go as far as we can to avoid a lockout,” NBA Commissioner David Stern revealed Tuesday that owners have moved off their insistence on a hard salary...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Weak draft? Depends on how you look at it.

NEW YORK – You can’t draft a Big Three, and Miami’s was beaten in the NBA finals by a Dallas team built almost entirely through trades and free agency.So although next week’s NBA draft isn’t...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Simply overwhelmed. Simply moving on.

WIMBLEDON, England – The 352 days Serena Williams lived through between Grand Slam appearances were filled with health problems and hospitalizations, doubts and depression.Cuts from glass on both...

DATE: June 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Venus wins with style

WIMBLEDON, England – Back on one of tennis’ top stages, Venus Williams cut a familiar figure Monday at Wimbledon, from her latest original, somewhat-see-through outfit to her trademark booming...

DATE: June 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Stabbed by an airborne knife, Broncos linebacker ‘is well’

DETROIT – Denver Broncos defensive player Jason Hunter was struck in the left upper chest by a kitchen knife hurled at him by his girlfriend during an argument over cellphones, according to a...

DATE: June 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

‘Our Celtic Tiger’

The Associated PressBELFAST, Northern Ireland – His picture is everywhere. You can see it in the window of fish shops or on cupcakes at bakeries.These are good times for Rory McIlroy, lauded by one...

DATE: June 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Giambi’s 422nd travels 440 feet

CLEVELAND – Jason Giambi couldn’t wait to get back to Cleveland. No joke.With a chance to be Colorado’s designated hitter for six consecutive interleague games, Giambi wanted to make the most of...

DATE: June 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Brilliant!

BETHESDA, Md. – Rory McIlroy buried the memory of his Masters meltdown the same way he buried the competition at the U.S. Open, with a breathtaking performance filled with the promise of more...

DATE: June 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Dad’s day

Father knows best.Especially when it comes to the final pressure-packed holes of the final round of the annual Navajo Trail Open golf tournament.With the patience only a father of two teenagers...

DATE: June 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Caution: Hamlin takes his first checkered flag

BROOKLYN, Mich. – Two days after facing questions about unauthorized auto parts and possible penalties, Denny Hamlin enjoyed a happier kind of scrutiny.Hamlin raced to his first NASCAR Sprint Cup...

DATE: June 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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