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Nowitzki nein leads Dallas to victory

MIAMI – Any pain in Dirk Nowitzki’s left hand wouldn’t have hurt nearly as much as a 2-0 deficit.So he put the ball there – torn-up finger and all – and hoisted the shot that gave the Dallas...

DATE: June 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Burrows’ bite? Just a French salutation

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – The Vancouver Canucks don’t understand the big fuss about a little bite. Neither did the NHL.Vancouver forward Alex Burrows avoided a suspension in the Stanley Cup...

DATE: June 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Rafa, Maria: Different paths, similar semis

PARIS – Playing like he’s still upset about his only loss at Roland Garros, Rafael Nadal defeated Robin Soderling 6-4, 6-1, 7-6 (3) on Wednesday to reach the French Open semifinals for the sixth...

DATE: June 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Introducing, the new No. 1

DUBLIN, Ohio – Jack Nicklaus played his last round in a major alongside a 27-year-old from England with a quiet demeanor and efficient game. He had no idea that Friday afternoon at St. Andrews that...

DATE: June 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Progress, hope, NBA stays positive ahead of labor deadline

MIAMI – Commissioner David Stern felt there was progress. Union executive director Billy Hunter said he is “hopeful.”So a month before a potential lockout, there was some reason for optimism about...

DATE: June 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

The good news: ‘It’s way too early to focus on collective bargaining’

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Commissioner Gary Bettman believes the NHL will adopt a more balanced schedule when the relocated Winnipeg franchise likely moves to the Western Conference in 2012.In...

DATE: June 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

18.5: Torres’ cue

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Raffi Torres ended an ugly Stanley Cup finals opener with a dramatic flash of beauty for the Vancouver Canucks.Torres scored on an exceptional pass from Jannik Hansen...

DATE: June 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Jimenez the Rockies’ ace in the hole

LOS ANGELES – Ubaldo Jimenez was so good last season – racking up 15 wins before the All-Star break, tossing the first no-hitter in Colorado history and finishing with the lowest ERA ever for the...

DATE: June 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

The Heat Is On

MIAMI – Dwyane Wade’s night began with a hug for his mom. It ended with an embrace from LeBron James.Nearby, Chris Bosh held up three fingers.No explanation necessary. The Miami Heat are three wins...

DATE: May 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Sedin twins’ pressing problem: Zdeno Chara

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Daniel Sedin absently scratched his red playoff beard, thinking back on a decade of struggle and setbacks before the Vancouver Canucks reached the Stanley Cup finals...

DATE: May 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Kemp swings 8-2 victory for Dodgers

LOS ANGELES – Three games, three wins and 23 runs from a Dodgers’ offense that finally is catching up to the performance of the pitching staff.Matt Kemp homered and drove in four runs, Casey Blake...

DATE: May 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

No. 1 in the world, and underdogs

MONTCLAIR, N.J. – Top of the world – and underdogs, to boot.The U.S. women are accustomed to being No. 1. Despite that lofty ranking and gold medals from the last two Olympics, the Americans won’t...

DATE: May 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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