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NFL, NFLPA fail to tackle a new deal

WASHINGTON – NFL labor talks broke down just hours before the latest contract extension expired Friday. The union decertified, and players including MVP quarterbacks Tom Brady, Drew Brees and...

DATE: March 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

For NFL and the NFLPA, money talks

WASHINGTON – The NFL’s willingness to reduce the amount of extra money owners want up front – from $1 billion to $800 million – isn’t enough to produce a new labor deal, the head of the players’...

DATE: March 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Parallel universe: Broncos, Panthers

DENVER – New Broncos coach John Fox alternated between being a preacher and a prophet in his introduction to the Denver community Tuesday.Fox preached a dollop of patience during a keynote address...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Karl signs extension with Nuggets

DENVER – Two weeks after Carmelo Anthony punched his ticket out of town, Nuggets coach George Karl signed his own long-term extension to stay in Denver.Karl signed on for three more seasons...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Four titles in a row for Vonn?

For as good of a showing as Lindsey Vonn had over the weekend, she realizes that winning a fourth consecutive World Cup overall title remains a long shot.The optimistic side of Vonn thinks the...

DATE: March 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Central issues still unresolved in NFL dispute

WASHINGTON – The NFL and the players’ union negotiated for four hours Monday before calling it a day.NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith and members of the two...

DATE: March 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Stewart’s gamble is Edward’s ‘gift’ in Vegas

LAS VEGAS – Carl Edwards is off to the best start of his career, and he credits “a gift” from Tony Stewart for his first win of the season.Stewart had the dominant car Sunday at Las Vegas Motor...

DATE: March 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Bottom line might not be bottom line in NFL talks

NEW YORK – With five more days and nights – at least – to reach an agreement, the NFL and the players’ union might find money off the top is not the bottom line.The owners’ request that about $2...

DATE: March 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

‘B Team’ joins the A-list

MINNEAPOLIS – USA basketball’s “B Team” has started to join the NBA’s A-list this season.The less-heralded players who went to Turkey for the world championships last summer and returned home with...

DATE: March 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Bye-bye Melodrama; hello hustle and defense

DENVER – George Karl excitedly declared he had his best team in his 5½ seasons in Denver.And these comments came after the Carmelo Anthony blockbuster trade with the New York Knicks that stripped...

DATE: March 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

NFL labor drama dies when clock strikes midnight

WASHINGTON – America’s favorite sport still is in business – for another day.The NFL and the players’ union decided Thursday to keep the current collective bargaining agreement in place for an...

DATE: March 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Runner-up and relieved after retention

TARVISIO, Italy – After a season that was by turns demanding and depressing, Lindsey Vonn finally found some relief.She plopped on her back after crossing the finish line Friday and danced with her...

DATE: March 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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