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Rockies: Down to business

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Spring came early for the Colorado Rockies.The first full-squad practice is scheduled for today, yet nearly every position player was on hand last Wednesday as pitchers and...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Is there unity in NYC?

LOS ANGELES – The New York Knicks insist they are on the same page in their pursuit of Carmelo Anthony, and Isiah Thomas isn’t involved in it.Without mentioning either of those people by name, the...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

It’s Bayne’s world at Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Trevor Bayne finally made a mistake. Fortunately for him, it didn’t happen until he missed the turn pulling into Victory Lane at the Daytona 500.The youngest driver to win the...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Grange gallops to slalom gold

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany – Jean-Baptiste Grange of France capped a long comeback by claiming the final gold medal of the Alpine skiing world championships by winning the men’s slalom...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Sunday a long day for NFL labor talks

WASHINGTON – Federally mediated negotiations toward a new NFL labor deal lasted about eight hours Sunday, the third consecutive day the league and its players’ union met to try to find common...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

West rides off with All-Star crown

LOS ANGELES – Kobe Bryant won his record-tying fourth All-Star game MVP award to the delight of his hometown fans, scoring 37 points and propelling the West to a 148-143 victory over the East in...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Late night trade show: Avs, Blues make swap

DENVER – In a trade between struggling teams in the Western Conference, the Colorado Avalanche acquired 2006 No. 1 pick Erik Johnson and Jay McClement from the St. Louis Blues for Chris Stewart and...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Intimidator to Instigator

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Kevin Harvick spent the last decade avoiding dealing with Dale Earnhardt’s death.He was closed off to teammates. He was detached from fans. He was unwilling to broach the...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Schild games: Austria goes 1-2 in women’s slalom

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany – Marlies Schild led Austria to a 1-2 finish in the women’s slalom at the world championships Saturday, living up to expectations by winning her first major...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Speedweeks delivering fairy tales and fast cars

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The fans will stand in silence, three fingers raised toward the sky, on the third lap of the Daytona 500 as a tribute to the late Dale Earnhardt.The tribute to mark the...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Unlike father, unlike son

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – There’s a restaurant outside North Carolina Speedway where all the racers used to go for steak and socializing whenever NASCAR was in town.Dale Earnhardt Jr. knew the routine,...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Take your best shot

LOS ANGELES – Carmelo Anthony just wants it over, without saying where he hopes it will end.The season-long trade speculation involving Denver’s All-Star forward is nearing completion, with the...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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