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A name – and game – like Watson’s

SANDWICH, England Thomas Bjorn and Tom Lewis have nothing in common except for the unlikely position they shared Thursday atop the leaderboard at the British Open.It’s not just that one is twice as...

DATE: July 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Cycling Schlecks hang more time on the champion

LUZ-ARDIDEN, France – Score one for the Schleck brothers – Andy and Frank – against defending champion Alberto Contador.The Tour de France entered the Pyrenees on Thursday, and the Schlecks...

DATE: July 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Judge rings prosecution’s bell, declares mistrial

WASHINGTON – Almost as soon as it began, former baseball star Roger Clemens’ perjury trial ended Thursday – in a mistrial the judge blamed on prosecutors and said a “first-year law student” would...

DATE: July 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Watch this: 2011 trying to one-up the ’99ers

FRANKFURT, GermanyLauren Cheney was just 11 during the 1999 World Cup, watching from the stands and imagining what it would be like to be on that field with Mia Hamm and Michelle Akers and Julie...

DATE: July 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Ball control. Good passing. Team spirit.

FRANKFURT, Germany – Meticulous planning and execution are everything in Japanese soccer. So when the team falls behind, there is a system to rely on, a belief there still is a way to win.Japan is...

DATE: July 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Wibblin’ and wobblin’ ... but won’t fall down

DENVER – So far, the Colorado Rockies have wobbled under such weighty expectations.Boasting a powerful 1-2 punch on the mound and two potent hitters in the lineup, the Rockies were a trendy pick...

DATE: July 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Year of the Injury?

From Derek Jeter to Albert Pujols and Joe Mauer, you could put together an All-Star team just from the guys who have been stuck on the disabled list this season. If 2010 was the Year of the...

DATE: July 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Cavendish comes out of his shoe for Stage 11 victory

LAVAUR, France – Mark Cavendish nearly lost a shoe in the final stretch but kept his cool to win a rainy 11th stage of the Tour de France in a mass sprint Wednesday, easily beating Andre Greipel of...

DATE: July 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Japan’s feel-good story reaches the championship

FRANKFURT, Germany – Homare Sawa made up for a huge error by scoring the go-ahead goal, and Japan advanced to the World Cup final with a 3-1 victory over Sweden on Wednesday.Surprise starter Nahomi...

DATE: July 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Decidedly Abby

MOENCHENGLADBACH, Germany Abby Wambach sure knows how to deliver.A goal, a promise and soon, she hopes, a World Cup title.The U.S. women had fans on edge once again until Wambach broke a tense tie...

DATE: July 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Wind? British Open? Par for the course

SANDWICH, England – With strong wind set to cause havoc at the British Open, organizers said Wednesday that some tees may have to be brought forward at Royal St. George’s to make the course...

DATE: July 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Americans slump to taste Sandwich, England

SANDWICH, England – Tiger Woods is back home, nursing a sore leg. The rest of American golf isn’t doing so well, either.The U.S. is mired in its longest drought of the modern Grand Slam era, having...

DATE: July 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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