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The Heat is on NY

NEW YORK – LeBron James scored 32 points, including eight in a row to start the fourth quarter and break the game open, and the Miami Heat took a 3-0 lead, sending the New York Knicks to an NBA...

DATE: May 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Basso takes the Giro’s prerace reins

ROME – The biggest obstacles in Ivan Basso’s bid to win his third Giro d’Italia could come from the Lampre squad and a host of international riders, with the year’s first major tour kicking off...

DATE: May 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Better, but not enough against Bryant and Bynum

LOS ANGELES – The Denver Nuggets ran the court and drove the lane with all the intensity they lacked in their playoff opener. They double-teamed Andrew Bynum, harassed Pau Gasol and scored...

DATE: May 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Nuggets plan to keep on runnin’

DENVER – The Denver Nuggets figure the way to quit getting beaten inside and out by the Los Angeles Lakers is to get them running up and down the court.Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum combined for 65...

DATE: May 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Bodemeister will ride from 6-post

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Bodemeister was made the early 4-1 favorite for the Kentucky Derby on Wednesday, with Union Rags a close second choice at 9-2 in a full field of 20 horses.Trained by three-time...

DATE: May 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

CarGo? Or Giambi? Take your pick.

DENVER – Standing in the on-deck circle and with first base open, Carlos Gonzalez briefly wondered if the Los Angeles Dodgers would pitch around pinch hitter Jason Giambi to face him. Sorry, CarGo....

DATE: May 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Nuggets have no answer for Lakers’ B&B

LOS ANGELES – Kobe Bryant scored 38 points, Andrew Bynum followed up his playoff-opening triple-double with 27 points and nine rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers weathered Denver’s late rally for...

DATE: May 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Rockies go down swinging

DENVER – Carlos Gonzalez slammed his bat down in disgust after striking out to end the game, sending splinters flying in every direction.A frustrating finish after a furious comeback.The Rockies...

DATE: May 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Not the same old trainers

LOUISVILLE, Ky.Michael Matz is back at the Kentucky Derby with a strong contender for the first time since he won in 2006 with Barbaro, whose bronze likeness now greets all visitors to Churchill...

DATE: April 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Triple-double = double trouble

LOS ANGELES – A day before Andrew Bynum produced one of the most eye-popping defensive performances in NBA playoff history, he spoke up to his Lakers teammates about the importance of getting off...

DATE: April 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Closing: A dangerous balancing act

Matt Capps made a fist and superstitiously tapped the wooden side of his locker in the Twins’ clubhouse. He’s gotten through the opening weeks of the season unscathed.Given the way closers are...

DATE: April 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

One good center deserves another

ENGLEWOOD – Peyton Manning will be taking snaps from a Baylor center next season.As for which one, well, that could be part of the intrigue of training camp.The leader in the clubhouse, of course,...

DATE: April 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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