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Pitch by pitch, the playoffs are built

A dropped fly ball by Josh Hamilton, a home run from Ryan Zimmerman, and pitch by pitch the baseball playoff picture became completely clear on the final day of the regular season.“Now the real...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Crown Cabrera

Miguel Cabrera won baseball’s first Triple Crown in 45 years Wednesday night, achieving one of the game’s greatest feats.Cabrera topped the American League with a .330 batting average, 44 home runs...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Betancourt’s blown save ruins Chacin’s solid start

PHOENIX – Colorado Rockies starter Jhoulys Chacin didn’t end the season with a win, but, more importantly, he finished healthy.Chacin scattered three hits over five scoreless innings in the...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Francis finishes Rockies’ disappointing season with a W

PHOENIX – An awful season ended well for the Colorado Rockies and embattled right-hander Jeff Francis.Francis earned his first victory in more than a month, and the Rockies used two unearned runs...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Rockies avoid a 100-loss season

PHOENIX – Chris Nelson and his Colorado teammates can take some small satisfaction that the Rockies will avoid losing 100 games this season.Nelson drove home Tyler Colvin to start a four-run rally...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

13th-inning runs fuel Rockies

PHOENIX – Chris Nelson drove home Tyler Colvin to start a four-run rally in the 13th inning, and the Colorado Rockies held on for a 7-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.Paul...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Not too big a Hill to climb

PHOENIX – Aaron Hill hit a game-winning three-run home run with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 5-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.Jordan...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Manning finds a new groove even with new center

ENGLEWOOD – Peyton Manning got his groove back even with a backup center snapping him the ball. Just in time for another showdown with Tom Brady, too.Dogged by interceptions one week and...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Best in the west? Lawson says yes

DENVERTy Lawson received a stream of text messages from his Denver Nuggets coach all summer asking the same thing: Are you leading right now?Leading? The speedy point guard typically was sleeping,...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

NFL Today

StarsQuarterbacksDrew Brees, Saints, was 35 of 54 for 446 yards and three TDs in New Orleans’ 28-27 loss to Green Bay.Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins, was 26 of 41 for 431 yards with a TD and two...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Falcons, Texans, Cards still unbeaten

ATLANTA – Matt Bryant kicked a 40-yard field goal with 5 seconds remaining, and the Atlanta Falcons remained unbeaten, rallying past the Carolina Panthers 30-28 on Sunday.The Falcons (4-0) are off...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Dodgers, Beckett stop Rockies

LOS ANGELES – Jorge De La Rosa pitched pain-free in his third start since elbow-ligament replacement surgery, and Rafael Ortega singled twice in his major-league debut. Mired in a nine-game road...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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