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No. 1 in the world, and underdogs

MONTCLAIR, N.J. – Top of the world – and underdogs, to boot.The U.S. women are accustomed to being No. 1. Despite that lofty ranking and gold medals from the last two Olympics, the Americans won’t...

DATE: May 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

On pace: Federer reaches Djokovic

PARIS – Roger Federer made his way back into the French Open semifinals Tuesday, and he’ll now get a chance to end Novak Djokovic’s perfect season.The 16-time Grand Slam champion advanced by...

DATE: May 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Third time’s not a charm: ‘Something’s got to give’

LOS ANGELES – No pitching, no offense, no wins for the Colorado Rockies.They lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-2 on Tuesday night, dropping their third in a row while scoring just six runs in that...

DATE: May 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Omnium excellence

Greg Krause finished second in Saturday’s road race, first in Sunday’s criterium and second in Monday’s time trial to win the men’s omnium title in the 40th running of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. Kristin McGrath won the women’s omnium with a second, third and first, respectively.

DATE: May 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

First Solar-powered sweep in ’11

Looking back on the 40th staging of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, the men’s events will be defined by two things:b Ned Overend’s return to the winner’s circle of the road race after 19 years.b...

DATE: May 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

McGrath follows road home

The long road back led Kristin McGrath home.Nearly two years ago, a collision with a truck tore up McGrath’s leg. But a stellar showing this weekend on home pavement brought her rebound full...

DATE: May 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Queen Carmen, King Ned crowned

It was a busy weekend for Carmen Small of Durango. First, on Friday, she got married at the La Plata County Courthouse to fellow pro cyclist Ben Sonntag; Saturday, she came in fourth in the Iron...

DATE: May 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Will King James get his crown?

MIAMI – LeBron James walked through the tunnel leading from the Miami Heat locker room Monday, stepped onto the court and gave a yell. He looked down at the NBA finals logo newly affixed on the...

DATE: May 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Sports

Sports Extra

Running Ethiopians dominate Bolder Boulder BOULDER (AP) – The Ethiopians dominate the Bolder Boulder no matter who’s wearing the bib.Belete Assefa spread his arms out like an eagle when he entered...

DATE: May 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Sports

Record deal for Federer; Djokovic marches to 43-0

PARIS – Roger Federer set yet another record by reaching the French Open quarterfinals Sunday, and Novak Djokovic closed in on a pair of his own.Federer extended his quarterfinal streak at major...

DATE: May 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Last lap mishap decides 500

INDIANAPOLIS – Dan Wheldon was zipping toward the final corner of Sunday’s Indianapolis 500, surely figuring the best he could do was another runner-up finish.Then he came upon JR Hildebrand’s...

DATE: May 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Chacin’s rocky start fuels win for Cardinals

DENVER – Jhoulys Chacin finished better than he started. By then, the damage was done.Chacin was jolted for three runs in the first inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals withstood Colorado’s...

DATE: May 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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