July 5, 2012 RSS feed / State/National Sports

Pirates slide past Astros, 6-4

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two months ago, an early two-run deficit would have had the Pittsburgh Pirates scrambling.  Now, it’s just a blip. And for the moment, two decades of losing almost seem to be one, too.  More...

Nats’ win kicks off Fourth in D.C.

National League Round-up:

Nationals 9, Giants 4  WASHINGTON (AP) — Ryan Zimmerman’s line drive to right-center kept going — and going and going — until it landed in the first row, highlighting another big Fourth of July for the resurgent third bas More...

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Suns send Nash to Lakers   PHOENIX (AP) — Steve Nash is going to the Los Angeles Lakers, a Pacific Division rival.  More...

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Ortiz blasts 400th career homer

American League Round-up:

Tigers 5, Twins 1  DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera homered twice and Justin Verlander pitched his fifth complete game to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 5-1 on Wednesday night.  More...

Federer, Djokovic have semifinal date

Wimbledon Tennis:

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic have a common nemesis when it comes to Grand Slam finals, repeatedly finding themselves playing Rafael Nadal.  More...

Double amputee makes South Africa team

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Never count out Oscar Pistorius.  The Blade Runner will be competing in the London Olympics after all, in his favorite event, the 400 meters.  While his selection for the 4x400 relay team was expected, it was a sur More...

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