Sports

Rockies agree to terms with top draft picks

DENVER – The Colorado Rockies reached an agreement with top draft pick Kyle Parker that will allow Parker to play quarterback at Clemson this fall before he hands off to baseball in the spring.The...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Quinn off to rough start

ENGLEWOOD – Brady Quinn was brought into Denver to push incumbent Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton for the starting job.Instead, he’s fending off rookie Tim Tebow for the backup role.Quinn, who was...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Time for another major shake-up to Junior’s team

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – With a nondescript 19th-place finish at Michigan International Speedway, Dale Earnhardt Jr. all but ensured he’ll miss the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship for the third time...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

U.S. expects tough road to worlds

NEW YORK – LeBron James and his teammates boasted of bringing an “us against the world” mentality to the Olympics two years ago.It wasn’t necessary.Where they were going, people cheered U.S....

DATE: Aug. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Kaymer snags season’s final major

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. – Martin Kaymer won his first major Sunday in a PGA Championship that will be remembered as much for the guy who tied for fifth.The final stroke of this most bizarre major was...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Tebow sees flashbulbs in debut; Broncos lose

CINCINNATI – Fans booed. Flashes went off. Tim Tebow had arrived in the NFL.With a much better haircut and a touchdown, no less.The rookie quarterback from Florida made his first preseason...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Strasburg faces adversity for first time

WASHINGTON – After the worst outing of Stephen Strasburg’s major league career, Washington Nationals pitching coach Steve McCatty was asked how he expects the rookie sensation to respond to a taste...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Leadville 100 record falls

LEADVILLE – Levi Leipheimer didn’t get the chance to race against defending champ Lance Armstrong in the Life Time Fitness Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race Saturday.So, he did the next best...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Man United courts ‘prospect’

LISBON, Portugal – He grew up in a shelter for underprivileged children, played soccer in the streets and impressed scouts with his slick moves at a tournament for the homeless.Now, in a...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Sports

Beckham’s fate grips English soccer

LONDON – David Beckham likely will reject the chance to make one final appearance for England, according to a person familiar with the former captain’s plans.Coach Fabio Capello announced last week...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Keselowski wins Nationwide race

BROOKLYN, Mich. – Brad Keselowski drove to the lead on a restart with eight laps to go, then pulled away to win the NASCAR Nationwide race at Mich- igan International Speedway on Saturday.Carl...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Tommy’s boys back on top

MINNEAPOLIS – On a pitcher-perfect June night in the Twin Cities, Francisco Liriano and Tim Hudson dueled for eight dazzling innings, making every hit look like pure accident and every run scored...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports