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Rockies again fail in the 9th inning

SAN FRANCISCO – Freddy Sanchez singled home the winning run off Felipe Paulino in the ninth inning, giving the Giants a 4-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies on a Friday night when San Francisco...

DATE: May 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Two swings later, Rockies lose late in Phoenix

PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks were two outs from a dispiriting loss to the NL West’s dominant team, then a couple of swings by Gerardo Parra and Chris Young changed everything.Parra and Young...

DATE: May 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

No go for Uncle Mo in Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The pockmarked road to the Kentucky Derby claimed another victim Friday when Uncle Mo was scratched becaues of a mysterious stomach ailment, further dimming a race already short...

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

Derby draw all Dialed In

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Dialed In was made the early 4-1 favorite for the Kentucky Derby after drawing the favorable No. 8 post, with Uncle Mo as the second choice in a full field of 20 horses.Trained by...

DATE: May 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Rockies enlist help from unlikely heroes

PHOENIX – Chris Iannetta has made the most of his handful of hits this season.Iannetta hit a two-run homer, and Jhoulys Chacin pitched seven effective innings in the Rockies’ 6-4 victory over the...

DATE: May 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Uncle Mo a go?

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – To go or not to go. Uncle Mo’s connections still weren’t saying whether the talented colt will run in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby.The sleek bay colt was recovering from a stomach...

DATE: May 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Giro d’Italia: ‘The course is bananas’

TORINO, Italy – With a doping case still hanging over him, Tour de France winner Alberto Contador will begin the Giro d’Italia this weekend as the overwhelming favorite in what he calls the “most...

DATE: May 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Rose is a Rose is an NBA MVP

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. – Right from the start, Derrick Rose wondered why he couldn’t be the MVP. It turns out, nothing could stop him.Rose officially became the NBA’s youngest MVP on Tuesday and joined...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Complete no-no

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Upton breaks 3-all tie with a homer in the 8th

Justin Upton hit a tiebreaking homer to lead off the eighth inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks roughed up Jorge De La Rosa in one inning to beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Tuesday night.Henry...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

NBA Rookie of the Year? Griffin is a slam dunk

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin was named the Rookie of the Year on Wednesday after a landslide vote, becoming the NBA’s first unanimous choice for the award in 21...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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