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Wibblin’ and wobblin’ ... but won’t fall down

DENVER – So far, the Colorado Rockies have wobbled under such weighty expectations.Boasting a powerful 1-2 punch on the mound and two potent hitters in the lineup, the Rockies were a trendy pick...

DATE: July 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Year of the Injury?

From Derek Jeter to Albert Pujols and Joe Mauer, you could put together an All-Star team just from the guys who have been stuck on the disabled list this season. If 2010 was the Year of the...

DATE: July 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Cavendish comes out of his shoe for Stage 11 victory

LAVAUR, France – Mark Cavendish nearly lost a shoe in the final stretch but kept his cool to win a rainy 11th stage of the Tour de France in a mass sprint Wednesday, easily beating Andre Greipel of...

DATE: July 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Japan’s feel-good story reaches the championship

FRANKFURT, Germany – Homare Sawa made up for a huge error by scoring the go-ahead goal, and Japan advanced to the World Cup final with a 3-1 victory over Sweden on Wednesday.Surprise starter Nahomi...

DATE: July 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Decidedly Abby

MOENCHENGLADBACH, Germany Abby Wambach sure knows how to deliver.A goal, a promise and soon, she hopes, a World Cup title.The U.S. women had fans on edge once again until Wambach broke a tense tie...

DATE: July 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Wind? British Open? Par for the course

SANDWICH, England – With strong wind set to cause havoc at the British Open, organizers said Wednesday that some tees may have to be brought forward at Royal St. George’s to make the course...

DATE: July 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

British Open is Rory’s show

SANDWICH, England – Rory McIlroy slipped into his seat without great fanfare Tuesday, his presence detected by a sudden burst of camera shutters when photographers realized the star of this British...

DATE: July 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

NL victorious again

PHOENIX – Pitching, speed and a little bit of power. The National League is back on top in the All-Star game, using the same formula that worked during its dominating run in the 1970s and...

DATE: July 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Tired? U.S. feeling fine, thanks

MOENCHENGLADBACH, Germany – The Americans feel just fine, thank you, not tired a bit. The high they were on after that epic Brazil game? That’s so yesterday.The U.S. women are one game away from...

DATE: July 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

U.S. women partying like it’s 1999

DUSSELDORF, Germany – The U.S. women’s soccer team shared the Yankee Stadium scoreboard with Derek Jeter, made an appearance on “Good Morning America” and now can count Tom Hanks, Lil Wayne and...

DATE: July 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

South Korean standoff

COLORADO SPRINGS – As she stood on the 18th green drenched in champagne, holding a trophy and wearing a mile-wide smile, there was no doubt about it: So Yeon Ryu is the brightest star on a South...

DATE: July 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Will Contador-Schleck rivalry heat up?

THIEZAC, France (AP) – Defending champion Alberto Contador and main rival Andy Schleck have yet to properly test each other in this year’s Tour de France – they have been too busy avoiding serious...

DATE: July 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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