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Rockies’ road-swing ring is annoying

SAN DIEGO – The Colorado Rockies’ swing through California has had an annoying ring to it.The Rockies lost 2-0 to the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night, meaning they’ve scored just 13 runs in...

DATE: June 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Tulo rings Padres’ Bell in the ninth

SAN DIEGO – The numbers said Heath Bell should have gotten Troy Tulowitzki out.The numbers were wrong.Tulowitzki hit a two-run double off Bell with one out in the ninth inning, and the Colorado...

DATE: June 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Horton and Rome: season’s finished

BOSTON – Nathan Horton will miss the rest of the Stanley Cup final with a severe concussion, and Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome also is finished after the NHL suspended him for four games Tuesday...

DATE: June 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Roarless Open for this Tiger

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Tiger Woods pulled out of the U.S. Open on Tuesday because of lingering issues with his left leg, leaving him uncertain how soon he can resume his pursuit of Jack Nicklaus’...

DATE: June 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Nowitzki hits fever pitch

DALLAS – Coughing and wheezing, his temperature spiking to 101, worn out from hardly sleeping the night before, Dirk Nowitzki went through three miserable quarters in Game 4 of the NBA finals.Yet...

DATE: June 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

See Stauffer pitch. See Stauffer hit. See Padres win.

SAN DIEGO – Hoping to get his first career shutout, Tim Stauffer had to settle for the next best thing.Stauffer struck out eight in eight innings, both career highs, and was part of the winning...

DATE: June 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Ready or not, here comes Rafa

PARIS – Rafael Nadal is gaining on Roger Federer. Quickly. By winning four of the past five Grand Slam tournaments – capped by a victory over Federer in the French Open final – Nadal has raised his...

DATE: June 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Rocky Mountain high, indeed

DENVER – The inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge in August will feature the two highest climbs in competitive international cycling history on the same stage.The jewel of the nearly 500-mile course...

DATE: June 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Scary thought for Dallas: James can be better

DALLAS – Dwyane Wade grabbed LeBron James late in the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the NBA finals, one Miami Heat star telling the other that he could play better.Wade did the talking. James did the...

DATE: June 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Boston’s goal-horn symphony

BOSTON – The Boston Bruins gingerly tapped their sticks on the ice while medical personnel wheeled Nathan Horton out of the hushed arena through the Zamboni tunnel, his neck fixed in a...

DATE: June 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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

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