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Busy Broncos, busy offseason

ENGLEWOOD – Even with the NFL on hiatus, several teams made plenty of noise in the offseason. Few were as loud as the Denver Broncos.Hall of Famer John Elway returned to restore respectability to a...

DATE: July 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Free agency free-for-all

The free agency free-for-all has begun, mostly with obscure names from the college ranks.It will get wilder.Contract negotiations for free agents and draft picks started Tuesday, with draftees able...

DATE: July 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Cadel’s French toast: Finally

PARIS – After two runner-up finishes, Cadel Evans finally stood on the top of the podium on the Champs-Élysées as champion of cycling’s greatest race.Wrapped in his national flag and with tears in...

DATE: July 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Uruguay tightens its Copa grip

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Diego Forlan scored twice, and Uruguay won the Copa America for a record 15th time after beating Paraguay 3-0 Sunday.Luis Suarez also scored for Uruguay, which followed up...

DATE: July 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Upton’s sudden uptick upends Rockies

PHOENIX – Justin Upton broke his bat and still tripled off the top of the right field fence, inches shy from a home run.For sure, the young Arizona slugger is in one of those “zones.”Upton went...

DATE: July 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Will he stay or will he go?

DENVERColorado Rockies ace Ubaldo Jimenez has executed a nice U-turn to his season.After spending the first half of the year searching for good health, consistency, command and velocity, he’s...

DATE: July 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

An extreme case of the oblique ouchies

DENVERThe piercing twinge Minnesota Twins reliever Glen Perkins experienced each time he threw to the plate almost felt like a knife being plunged into his ribcage – and twisted.What started as...

DATE: July 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Warning: ‘It could get ugly’

NEW YORKAs lawyers for NFL players and owners spend the weekend trying to put the lockout to rest, many fans wonder when pro football will return. And when it does, just how ragged will the...

DATE: July 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Andy Schleck concedes: ‘Congrats to Cadel’

GRENOBLE, FranceAndy Schleck may yet become the first Luxembourg rider in more than 50 years to win the world’s greatest cycling race. Just not this year.The 26-year-old failed to defend his...

DATE: July 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

The Hincapie Effect: The ‘helper’ wins another Tour

GRENOBLE, FranceAny cyclist hoping to win the Tour de France sure seems to benefit from having American rider George Hincapie on his team.With Cadel Evans’ victory in this year’s Tour, Hincapie now...

DATE: July 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Evans’ star finally has arrived

GRENOBLE, FranceCadel Evans seems to have been around at the top of cycling for a long time, but until now he’s been better known for the things he didn’t achieve than the ones he did. His victory...

DATE: July 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Cox’s alleged victim is carrying his child

DENVER – A court document released Friday sheds new light on why Denver Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox was arrested last fall on sexual assault charges involving a woman who told officers she was...

DATE: July 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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