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Jackson urges All-Stars: ‘Speak out’

PHOENIX – The Rev. Jesse Jackson is urging baseball’s All-Stars to speak out against the Arizona immigration law, saying they should follow the example set by Jackie Robinson when he broke the...

DATE: July 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

A miracle in Dresden

DRESDEN, Germany – An hour after the game, Abby Wambach was still at a loss for words.Amazing. Riveting. Dramatic.Take your pick, any one of them will do.The Americans are into the semifinals after...

DATE: July 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Sanchez emerges from wreckage

SAINT-FLOUR, France – Spain’s Luis Leon Sanchez won the ninth stage of the Tour de France on a wild day of crashes, while France’s Thomas Voeckler finished second to take the leader’s yellow jersey...

DATE: July 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Who needs Nadal?

AUSTIN, Texas – Everything was set up for Andy Roddick and the Americans to win.A Davis Cup quarterfinal against Spain set deep in the heart of Texas, a hard surface that was supposed to complement...

DATE: July 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Seo will wait, hoping for a U.S. Open win

COLORADO SPRINGS – Hee Kyung Seo has a chance to carve her own special place in history. Not simply as a U.S. Open winner – but as a U.S. Open winner who won it without hitting a single shot on the...

DATE: July 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Princess Di crowns her 4th

SILVERTON – The biggest, loudest, longest ovation in the finish area at the annual Hardrock 100 on Saturday was reserved for the undisputed Princess Di of the Hardrock – Diana Finkel.Defying more...

DATE: July 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

‘Terrible pressure’ leaves Messi a mess

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Lionel Messi probably is under the greatest pressure of his career, having been blamed for Argentina’s poor performances in its first two games at the Copa America.His...

DATE: July 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

For the Americans, it’s win or go home

DRESDEN, Germany – The U.S. is the No. 1 team in the world, a two-time World Cup champion and three-time Olympic gold medalist.However, the only number that matters right now is zero. As in, the...

DATE: July 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

The Costa of winning

SUPER-BESSE, France – Portuguese rider Rui Alberto Costa won the eighth stage of the Tour de France after withstanding a late attack from Philippe Gilbert in the final climb Saturday, while Thor...

DATE: July 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

The Life of Bryans: Twins salvage Davis Cup series

AUSTIN, Texas – The Bryan brothers have given the Americans a fighting chance against Spain.It will be up to Mardy Fish and Andy Roddick – who lost their first-round singles matches – to keep them...

DATE: July 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Jeter goes big for No. 3,000

NEW YORK – Mobbed by his pinstriped pals after the ball sailed into the left-field seats, showered by ovations from his fans, Derek Jeter stood alone – the first New York Yankees player to reach...

DATE: July 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Japanese making major impact in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS – For months now, the battered country of Japan has been looking for a lift. By using her blossoming golf game as a tool for charity, 21-year-old Mika Miyazato could turn the U.S....

DATE: July 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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