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Rockies select LHP Anderson 20th

DENVER – The Colorado Rockies selected University of Oregon left-handed pitcher Tyler Anderson with the 20th overall pick in the baseball draft.The 6-4, 215-pound Anderson was 8-3 with a 2.17 ERA...

DATE: June 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

At French, nobody’s better

PARIS – Regardless of the setting or the surface, Rafael Nadal confounds Roger Federer the way no other man can.Put the two greats of the game on opposite ends of a court in a Grand Slam final –...

DATE: June 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Keselowski’s fuel measurements: just right

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. was charging again, hoping that this time he’d be on top of a frantic late fuel-mileage battle.Leader Brad Keselowski stretched his fuel perfectly, dashing...

DATE: June 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Déjà vu not in cards for Heat

DALLAS – Dwyane Wade kept soaring and scoring, doing everything he could to get the Miami Heat a crucial win toward an NBA title.Chris Bosh and Udonis Haslem provided the final push to seal the key...

DATE: June 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Stricker finally tames Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio – Steve Stricker finally found the winning formula at the Memorial on Sunday.Stricker, who had never finished in the top 10 in his 11 previous trips to Muirfield Village, built a big...

DATE: June 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Bruins searching for reason to celebrate

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – The Boston Bruins couldn’t have enjoyed the scenery late Saturday night while their team bus crawled through the raucous street party that consumed downtown Vancouver...

DATE: June 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

For China, Li Na wins

PARIS – Li Na ended China’s long wait for a Grand Slam champion Saturday, beating Francesca Schiavone 6-4, 7-6 (0) in the French Open final.The Australian Open runner-up celebrated by falling flat...

DATE: June 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Rafa vs. Roger: They’re baaaack

PARIS – There was a time when a Grand Slam final between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal was a regular occurrence.Over a 12-major span from the 2006 French Open to the 2009 Australian Open, seven...

DATE: June 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

A’s: Awesome pitching. Anemic offense.

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland Athletics had the AL’s best pitching last season. They also had one of the league’s worst offenses. So both areas figured to even out this year, if only because there...

DATE: June 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Canucks’ Burrows bites back in OT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Everybody knew Alex Burrows was fast. Just not this fast.With the second-speediest overtime goal in NHL playoff and finals history, Vancouver’s bitingly talented...

DATE: June 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Revenge? U.S. women only have eyes for World Cup

MONTCLAIR, N.J. – The last time they hooked up, Mexico beat the U.S. women for the first time, grabbed an automatic spot in the upcoming World Cup, and forced the Americans to take a circuitous...

DATE: June 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

World Cup champs knock out Americans 4-nil

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – After allowing three goals in a 13-minute span, United States goalkeeper Tim Howard pounded his hands on his thighs in frustration.And there was still another half to go.“When...

DATE: June 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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