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NEWARK, N.J. – There was a time when home-ice advantage wasn’t the New Jersey Devils’ best friend.If either the rival Rangers or Flyers were in New Jersey, there would be as many New York or...

DATE: June 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

USA Herculez-strong in 3-1 victory

TAMPA, Fla. – The United States is off to a successful, though far from perfect, start in qualifying for the 2014 World Cup.Carlos Bocanegra, Clint Dempsey and Herculez Gomez scored, and the...

DATE: June 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Shanahan’s crib is Mannings new digs

Peyton Manning is taking over John Elway’s old job – and living in Mike Shanahan’s old house.The Associated Press learned about the arrangement the Broncos new quarterback made with the Redskins...

DATE: June 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Can Federer do it again?

PARIS – A year ago in the French Open semifinals, Roger Federer put a stop to Novak Djokovic’s 43-match winning streak.That also was the last time Djokovic lost at any Grand Slam tournament.When...

DATE: June 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

No. 1 is nice, but the title is what Sharapova’s after

PARIS – One victory Thursday finished Maria Sharapova’s climb back to the top of the tennis rankings. With one more on Saturday, she’ll be the French Open champion and complete a career Grand Slam....

DATE: June 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Rockies’ early roar reduced to a whimper

PHOENIX – The Colorado Rockies opened a three-game series against Arizona with a shutout, their seventh win in eight games.They left the desert with a whimper, cast aside in two lopsided games...

DATE: June 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

From the basement to the penthouse

OKLAHOMA CITY – At the beginning of the video the Oklahoma City Thunder play before their starting lineups are announced, there’s a message on the scoreboard. RESILIENCY. IT DEFINES OUR TEAM.That...

DATE: June 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Jones joins Avs for four more years

DENVER – The stress of impending free agency was weighing heavily on Colorado Avalanche forward David Jones.Not so much over where he would wind up but more about where his baby would be born.Jones...

DATE: June 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Ty Warren is taking his best shots

ENGLEWOOD – Ty Warren just returned to the field, and already he’s taking shots at quarterbacks.Playfully, of course. And from the safety of a podium.Since the Denver Broncos defensive lineman once...

DATE: June 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Why is the Triple so tough?

NEW YORK – The Triple Crown.Three races in a five-week span at varying distances on different tracks. So tough only 11 horses have won it, none in 34 years, by far the longest gap ever.Now it’s...

DATE: June 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Can the Devils do more than scare L.A.?

NEWARK, N.J. – Winning Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals did more than keep the New Jersey Devils alive.It gave them a sniff, a scent, a feeling. Call it momentum if you want.For one game, Martin...

DATE: June 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Rockies’ hitting woes return

PHOENIX – While waiting for his turn to hit, Paul Goldschmidt often can be found at the top rail of the dugout next to Arizona manager Kirk Gibson. The big first baseman watches the opposing...

DATE: June 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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