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NCAA and MLB: A perfect union?

Major League Baseball would fund scholarships and exert greater influence over Division I college baseball under what would be an unprecedented partnership with the NCAA.If an agreement is reached,...

DATE: May 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

King James wears his third crown

MIAMILeBron James spent two days trying to figure out the right words.An assistant jotted some ideas on notecards, which were ignored. So when the moment came to deliver his MVP acceptance speech,...

DATE: May 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

The thrill of defeat

LOS ANGELES – Stretched to the limit in the series and in Game 7, Pau Gasol and Metta World Peace led the Los Angeles Lakers off the brink of collapse and into the second round.Gasol had 23 points,...

DATE: May 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Rockies get the Dodgers’ best

The Associated PressLOS ANGELES – After the solid eight-inning stint Aaron Harang gave the Los Angeles Dodgers, his teammates wanted to see him get rewarded with a victory after he was lifted for a...

DATE: May 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

‘I’m nervous already’

LOS ANGELESAlthough George Karl has spent nearly a quarter-century on NBA benches, the Denver coach can’t beat down the butterflies when he thinks about the Nuggets’ next game.With a third...

DATE: May 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Andersen camp says a spurned female fan is to blame

DENVER – An attorney for Chris “Birdman” Andersen said he believes the allegations that led to a search of the Denver Nuggets player’s home this week involved a spurned female fan. Denver attorney...

DATE: May 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Like Tebow, like Osweiler?

ENGLEWOOD – He’s a big, raw Denver Broncos quarterback with throwing issues who worked with UCLA offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone on his own time to fix flaws.Sound familiar?While Tim Tebow’s...

DATE: May 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Florence embraces the Broncos’ flow

ENGLEWOOD – A crowded field of cornerbacks didn’t deter veteran free agent Drayton Florence from picking the Denver Broncos as his new team.“In the National Football League, very rarely do you see...

DATE: May 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Players’ turns into Sea Island block party

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla.The Players Championship still lacks some definition going into the weekend. At least it still has one of golf’s star attractions.In what looks to be a neighborhood block...

DATE: May 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Poulter, Laird relax Day 1

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The TPC Sawgrass would seem to be the last golf course where a player can relax.That might explain why Ian Poulter and Martin Laird were atop the leaderboard Thursday in...

DATE: May 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Too-young-to-scare-Nuggets force Game 7

DENVER – The upstart Denver Nuggets are one win from running the lumbering Los Angeles Lakers and their star-studded cast right out of the playoffs. Ty Lawson scored 32 points, fellow spark plug...

DATE: May 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Fatigue factor is Lakers’ fear factor

DENVER – The Denver Nuggets have crept back into their series with the Los Angeles Lakers by outrunning and outgunning their older opponents.The Nuggets will try to run them ragged again Thursday...

DATE: May 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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