Edwards wins after bumpy last lap

DOVER, Del. – Carl Edwards held on to win the Nationwide Series at Dover International Speedway on Saturday after a wreck-filled final lap that knocked out several contenders.Edwards battle with...

DATE: May 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Toms not perfect, but ... he’s OK with that

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – David Toms quit trying to be perfect on a TPC Sawgrass course that appears to demand it. It led to nearly perfect play over two days at The Players Championship and a...

DATE: May 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Tulo’s slump ends with a bang

DENVER – The Colorado Rockies were at their best at the plate on a night when Jorge De La Rosa wasn’t all that sharp on the mound.Troy Tulowitzki broke out of a slump with a solo homer and two...

DATE: May 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Derrick Rose was a quick bloom

MIAMI – LeBron James will take some turns guarding Derrick Rose in the Eastern Conference finals. So will Dwyane Wade, Mike Bibby, Mario Chalmers and even Chris Bosh in some moments, too.None of...

DATE: May 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

A nine not so fine: Woods withdraws

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Tiger Woods limped off the golf course Thursday and into an uncertain future.His return at The Players Championship from what he had described as a “minor injury” lasted...

DATE: May 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Mother Nature pulls Fowler a favor

DENVER – Limping out of the clubhouse Wednesday morning, Dexter Fowler was headed straight home to recline on the couch and ice his bruised left knee.This unexpected day off couldn’t have come at a...

DATE: May 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Tiger: ‘Good enough to play’

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Tiger Woods heard a series of shutters from a spectator’s camera and stopped his swing at the last minute, knees flexed, club shaft parallel to the ground, holding his...

DATE: May 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Rockies pelt Pelfrey for three long balls in a loss

DENVER – The Colorado Rockies’ slumbering bats finally showed some life with Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez and Seth Smith all going deep off right-hander Mike Pelfrey.Only trouble was, the bases...

DATE: May 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Cycling rocked by Belgian cyclist’s death at Giro

MILAN – Hurtling down an Italian mountain pass at a speed that only a car normally would reach, Belgian cyclist Wouter Weylandt lost control of his bike for just a split second. In a sport where...

DATE: May 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Rockies back in the high life again

DENVER – Chris Iannetta used to press when he was vying for more playing time.Now, as Colorado’s front-line catcher, he has a more relaxed approach both at the plate and behind it.Iannetta’s...

DATE: May 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Finally: Canucks to West finals

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Vancouver Canucks have had plenty of practice this postseason when given the chance to eliminate an opponent. They finally found a way to make it look easy.Daniel Sedin and...

DATE: May 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Animal Kingdom, by a nose

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – John Velazquez won the Kentucky Derby by a broken nose.An injury to Animal Kingdom’s regular rider, Robby Albarado, cleared the way for Velazquez to pick up the mount on the 20-1...

DATE: May 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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