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Nuggets ground Rockets to complete sweep

HOUSTONThe Denver Nuggets already are in playoff mode, even though they’re still fighting for a postseason berth.Arron Afflalo scored 26 points, Ty Lawson had 25, and the Nuggets continued their...

DATE: April 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Luebke leaves Colorado in the cold

DENVER – The San Diego Padres restored their offensive pop with the help of a little pregame pep talk.Meeting as an offensive unit, the Padres hatched a simple plan of attack: If they’re going to...

DATE: April 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Hot time in Boston for marathon

BOSTON – The Run for the Hoses. The Duel in the Sun. The Inferno.As the prospect of 80-degree temperatures looms over today’s Boston Marathon, race organizers are hoping the heat will forge a...

DATE: April 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Government bulks up for Clemens perjury retrial

WASHINGTON – In baseball terms, the first Roger Clemens trial was a rainout in the top of the first inning. Not because it actually rained, but because one of the teams turned on the sprinkler and...

DATE: April 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Sans Brown and Bryant, Lakers turn to Barnes

LOS ANGELES – Coach Mike Brown wasn’t on the Los Angeles Lakers’ bench in a suit and tie. Kobe Bryant was.Although that’s an unlikely scenario for success, the Lakers still took an enormous step...

DATE: April 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

No rest for the Rockies

DENVER – Todd Helton insisted the credit for Colorado’s comeback should go to the Rockies’ brilliant bullpen and not his big bat.Helton drove in three runs, including a two-run single to erase the...

DATE: April 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Helton the ninth-inning hero

DENVER Todd Helton hit a two-run homer off closer J.J. Putz in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Colorado Rockies rallied for an 8-7 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on a rain-soaked...

DATE: April 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Stow in San Francisco’s forecast

SAN FRANCISCOBryan Stow needed only three words to move an entire ballpark at the San Francisco Giants’ home opener.Nearly beaten to death in an attack outside Dodger Stadium last year, Stow’s...

DATE: April 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

For the Rapids and Sounders, some scars do heal

SEATTLE – There’s a slight limp and scars along the front of Steve Zakuani’s right leg from a number of surgeries. Listening to the recovering Seattle Sounders’ midfielder talk, the physical...

DATE: April 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Roush still rules Texas

FORT WORTH, TexasGreg Biffle regained the lead when he charged under Jimmie Johnson with 30 laps left Saturday night, then pulled away to end his 49-race winless streak while giving owner Jack...

DATE: April 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Helton’s hit parade lifts Rockies

DENVER – Todd Helton drove in three runs, including a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning, to rally the Colorado Rockies past the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 Friday night.Carlos Gonzalez singled...

DATE: April 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Kobe-less Lakers knock off Nuggets

LOS ANGELES – Andrew Bynum had 30 points and eight rebounds, Matt Barnes added a season-high 24 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers clinched a playoff berth without Kobe Bryant or coach Mike Brown,...

DATE: April 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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