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Weather wreaks havoc Day 1 in Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS – Instead of teeing it up when she comes back to the Broadmoor, Cristie Kerr’s next shot at the U.S. Women’s Open will be a blast out of the bunker on the front, right side of the...

DATE: July 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Americans have work to do to rewrite their ‘fairytale ending’

DRESDEN, Germany – The Americans can read a draw as well as anyone else. To win a third World Cup title, they were going to have to see Brazil at some point.OK, so it’s happening earlier than they...

DATE: July 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Marta, Marta, Marta

FRANKFURT, Germany – Marta, Marta, Marta. Most of the talk at the Women’s World Cup is about the biggest star on Brazil’s high-scoring team.However, its biggest achievement may be the “0” goals...

DATE: July 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

2020 Summer Games in USA?

DURBAN, South Africa – U.S. and international Olympic leaders made progress in negotiations on a new revenue-sharing deal Thursday that could lead to a last-minute American bid for the 2020 Summer...

DATE: July 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Davis Cup: All signs points to USA

AUSTIN, Texas – Everything about the Davis Cup quarterfinal between the United States and Spain is built to favor the Americans.The sellout crowd of 16,000-plus in Andy Roddick’s hometown is sure...

DATE: July 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Cavendish cashes in on Stage 5 crashes

CAP FREHEL, France – Crashes, crashes everywhere: Alberto Contador and some other top Tour de France riders tumbled to the asphalt Wednesday in a nervous ride on Brittany’s narrow, wind-swept...

DATE: July 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Tseng’s sing-song reaching its crescendo

COLORADO SPRINGS – There was a time when Yani Tseng shied away from socializing on the golf course.Usually outgoing, the top-ranked Taiwanese golfer was so insecure about her broken English that...

DATE: July 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Sympathy vote? Pyeongchang wins 2018 Games in a landslide

DURBAN, South Africa - The victory margin was massive and the message loud and clear: Persistence paid off for South Korea in its third consecutive bid for the Winter Olympics.After two stinging...

DATE: July 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Game, set, match: Sweden

WOLFSBURG, Germany – The Americans can’t do things the easy way.Needing only a tie to avoid Brazil in the quarterfinals, the U.S. fell 2-1 to Sweden on Wednesday night, the team’s fourth loss since...

DATE: July 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Rockies lose, wish for good health

ATLANTA – Jim Tracy is hoping better health and improved starting pitching leads to a second-half run after his Colorado Rockies fell five games below .500 for the first time this season.Aaron Cook...

DATE: July 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Germany, England, show ‘class’

AUGSBURG, Germany – Germany and England proved that timing is key at the women’s World Cup, winning matches when it counts to top their respective groups.With its greatest player benched because of...

DATE: July 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

In Pia We Trust

WOLFSBURG, Germany – Pia Sundhage came into the first meeting with her new team, pulled out her guitar and began playing the Bob Dylan classic, “The Times They Are A-Changin’.”“Admit that the...

DATE: July 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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