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Lowe, sun blind Rockies

DENVER – It's the age-old excuse: The sun got in my eyes. Only this time, it was the truth.Rockies first baseman Todd Helton said he's inquired about putting up some sort of retractable shield on...

DATE: July 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

U.S. loses shootout Japan wins first World Cup title

FRANKFURT, Germany – Japan won the Women’s World Cup, stunning the United States 3-1 in a penalty shootout Sunday night after coming from behind twice in a 2-2 tie.Shannon Boxx, Carli Lloyd and...

DATE: July 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Surprising Clarke hoists favorite jug

SANDWICH, England – Another major goes to Northern Ireland. The surprise was Darren Clarke’s name on the claret jug.Ten years after he last contended in a major, no longer in the top 100 in the...

DATE: July 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Cavendish sprints to fourth stage win

MONTPELLIER, France – Thomas Voeckler stayed with the big Tour de France favorites in the mountains.He’s had the lead for six days. And no less a cycling connoisseur than Lance Armstrong thinks the...

DATE: July 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

‘Little Rickie’ does a big rain dance

SANDWICH, England – About the only predictable part of this British Open is the weather; the biggest surprise is the list of contenders for the claret jug.The weather was wild again Saturday,...

DATE: July 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Where were the fireworks as promised?

PLATEAU DE BEILLE, France – Alberto Contador is clinging to his Tour de France title hopes.Despite the defending champion’s less-than-dominating form, none of his rivals were able to knock him out...

DATE: July 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Long and windy road ends in Frankfurt

FRANKFURT, Germany – The bumpy, windy road got the Americans right where they wanted to go all along.Eight months after having to win a playoff just to get to Germany, the Americans face Japan in...

DATE: July 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Historical USA vs. futuristic Japan

FRANKFURT, GermanyWith two World Cup titles and three Olympic gold medals, the United States has history on its side in today’s tournament final against Japan.With their lightning quick passing and...

DATE: July 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Pressure? What pressure?

FRANKFURT, GermanyA week ago, there were so few people following the Americans they could hold their daily media sessions around a small table in their hotel lobby.Now they need an entire...

DATE: July 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

How cool is Joey Hishon?

ENGLEWOOD – Colorado Avalanche prospect Joey Hishon figured he could keep his nerves in line at his second development camp.That was until Joe Sakic strolled into the dressing room.Instant...

DATE: July 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Cadel Evans: ‘There will be fireworks’

LOURDES, France – The most grueling stage yet of the Tour de France looms in the Pyrenees in what promises to be the race’s first major turning point.“It’s going to be one of the key days,”...

DATE: July 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Bonds, Clemens – ‘déjà vu all over again’

NEW YORK – Seems you can’t put a baseball star on trial without a mistrial.Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens remain perfectly bookended, each with seven major awards, one mistrial and no guilty verdict...

DATE: July 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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