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This No. 1 vs. No. 2 comes with a twist

WIMBLEDON, England – From 1983 to 2003, the world’s top two players never met each other in the Wimbledon men’s final.It’s about to happen for the seventh time in eight years – with a couple of...

DATE: July 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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WIMBLEDON, England – Petra Kvitova won her first Grand Slam title Saturday by defeating Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-4 at Wimbledon, finishing with an ace and dropping to her knees in disbelief.Kvitova...

DATE: July 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Messi has a lot to prove on the big stage

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Believe it or not, Lionel Messi has something to prove.He needs to show Argentine fans he’s the world’s greatest soccer player when wearing the country’s famous...

DATE: July 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Ragan redemption includes a lot of Roush Racing love

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Daytona 500 was one big could’ve, would’ve, should’ve for David Ragan.With a chance at redemption, the 25-year-old hardly needed a reminder on late-race procedures.In his...

DATE: July 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Access denied? Brazilian congress plans to limit powers of FIFA, IOC

SAO PAULO – Brazilian lawmakers plan to limit the powers of FIFA and IOC over projects related to the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.In legislation aimed at reducing the bureaucracy for...

DATE: July 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Nadal vs. Djokovic in final

WIMBLEDON, England – Having ensured his first trip to a Wimbledon final and first turn at No. 1 in the rankings with a thrill-a-minute victory, Novak Djokovic dropped to his back at the baseline,...

DATE: July 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Schleck targets champ in 2011

LES HERBIERS, France – Two-time runner-up Andy Schleck has extra incentive to stop Alberto Contador winning his third consecutive Tour de France, having lost last year’s race to the...

DATE: July 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Sundhage brings European flair to U.S. attack

SINSHEIM, Germany – The American women haven’t looked the same since Pia Sundhage got her hands on them.After years of getting the ball to their forwards and letting them overwhelm defenses with...

DATE: July 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

‘White Shoes’ Ellis powers Rockies

DENVER – For nearly a decade, Mark Ellis dutifully followed the rules in Oakland by donning white shoes.Now with the Colorado Rockies, the veteran second baseman got a little more colorful with his...

DATE: July 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Like being 17 all over again

WIMBLEDON, England – So what if Maria Sharapova managed to win only two of the first 13 points of her Wimbledon semifinal Thursday, dropping the first three games?So what if she bungled her serve...

DATE: June 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Pierre dampens Helton’s moment

DENVER – Todd Helton’s milestone day was dampened by an ineffective bullpen.The longtime Colorado Rockies first baseman played in his 2,000th career game Thursday, only to see the Chicago White Sox...

DATE: June 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Summer of lockouts to claim NBA next

NEW YORK – Union chief Billy Hunter said “it’s obvious the lockout will happen (Thursday)” after players and owners failed to reach a new collective bargaining agreement, potentially putting the...

DATE: June 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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