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Solder: From Buena Vista to CU to New England

Nate Solder of the University of Colorado carried the torch for smaller high schools at the annual NFL Draft in New York on Thursday night.Solder went from Buena Vista High School to the University...

DATE: April 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

First, the lockout, next, the weights

ENGLEWOOD – The lockout’s been lifted. Soon all those weights will be, too.The NFL told teams to resume football operations, informing them they should open their facilities to players Friday...

DATE: April 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

So, who’s your best No. 1 of all-time?

rafting in the NFL is a lot like investing on Wall Street.No matter how extensive the research, there’s no telling what will happen once the money is plunked down for a Terry Bradshaw or Lawrence...

DATE: April 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Kevin Durant ... it’s his time

OKLAHOMA CITY – Kevin Durant’s teammates kept telling him it was his time to take over the game.He finally did, and the Oklahoma City Thunder came roaring back to send the Denver Nuggets to another...

DATE: April 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Holster those guns, Russell

OKLAHOMA CITY – After he makes a big shot, Russell Westbrook likes to gesture with his hands as though they’re pistols, then blow the pretend smoke away.But did he get too trigger-happy in Game...

DATE: April 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Drafting tougher this time around

NEW YORK – Strange. Unique. Weird.Those are the buzz words for this week’s NFL draft, the most unusual selection process since free agency began 18 years ago. From players to scouts to general...

DATE: April 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Broncos target deficient D

ENGLEWOOD – John Fox would love for history to repeat itself.The Broncos’ new coach sees parallels in Denver to his previous gig in Carolina, where he took the Panthers to the Super Bowl in 2004,...

DATE: April 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

For Marlins, three’s plenty

MIAMI – Florida Marlins fans booed slumping Hanley Ramirez when he struck out in the eighth inning. Two batters later, they demanded a curtain call from Mike Stanton.The turnaround in mood came...

DATE: April 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Split change

NEW YORK – As he read each report coming from Los Angeles, baseball Commissioner Bud Selig grew more and more concerned.Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and his wife, Jamie – the team’s former chief...

DATE: April 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Hammel heals Rockies with arm and a bat

MIAMI – One night after being one-hit, the Colorado Rockies broke out with a whopping six hits, and that was enough for a bounce-back victory.Jason Hammel pitched a season-high 6 2/3 innings and...

DATE: April 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Nuggets rally, but can’t overcome the OKC Serge

DENVER – Transforming from a shot-blocker into a shot-maker, Serge Ibaka tied his career high with 22 points and sparked the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 97-94 win over the Denver Nuggets on Saturday...

DATE: April 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

MLB’s report card is in

NEW YORK – The percentage of black players in the major leagues again dropped on opening day this year even as the sport again received a top overall grade for racial diversity.Baseball’s grade for...

DATE: April 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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