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Jul 11, 2012

National League cruises to 8-0 victory

KANSAS CITY (Reuters) – The National League erupted for five runs in the first inning and limited the American League to just six singles to win the All-Star game 8-0 on Tuesday, the first shutout in the Midsummer Classic since 1996.

A 382-foot, two-run homer by San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera and a three-run triple by his Giants team mate Pablo Sandoval highlighted the N.L. attack.

Jul 10, 2012

Nats’ sudden rise to top not a surprise to everyone

KANSAS CITY (Reuters) – Dan Uggla shook his head, pursed his lips just a little and said he was not buying the notion that the Washington Nationals are one of the surprise teams of 2012.

They are simply too good to be on anyone’s list as an eye-opener, he said.

Jul 10, 2012

Fielder wins Home Run Derby over Bautista

KANSAS CITY (Reuters) – Detroit Tigers slugger Prince Fielder won the Home Run Derby for the second time in four years on Monday by outslugging Jose Bautista in an enthralling match-up of two of the game’s top long-ball hitters.

Fielder, who won the title in 2009, blasted 12 homers in the championship round, while Bautista managed only seven in the annual event as part of the run-up to Tuesday’s All Star Game.

Jul 9, 2012

La Russa names Cain to start over Dickey

KANSAS CITY (Reuters) – In a baseball season packed with surprises, National League manager Tony La Russa delivered another one on Monday by naming San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain the starter in Tuesday night’s All-Star game.

Cain received the call over New York Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, whose emergence as a Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star at the age of 37 was one of the season’s feel-good stories.

Jun 29, 2012

Serena looking for a golden time in London Olympics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Firing an ominous verbal volley to her Olympic rivals, Serena Williams says she is anxious to seize the one piece of serious hardware yet to adorn her trophy case: a gold medal in singles.

“It’s getting closer and closer and I’m getting more excited,” the 13-time grand slam winner said recently of the upcoming Olympics Games.

Jun 29, 2012

Serena looking for a golden time in London

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Firing an ominous verbal volley to her Olympic rivals, Serena Williams says she is anxious to seize the one piece of serious hardware yet to adorn her trophy case: a gold medal in singles.

“It’s getting closer and closer and I’m getting more excited,” the 13-time grand slam winner said recently of the upcoming Olympics Games.

Jun 29, 2012

Olympics-Serena looking for a golden time in London

WASHINGTON, June 29 (Reuters) – Firing an ominous verbal
volley to her Olympic rivals, Serena Williams says she is
anxious to seize the one piece of serious hardware yet to adorn
her trophy case: a gold medal in singles.

“It’s getting closer and closer and I’m getting more
excited,” the 13-time grand slam winner said recently of the
upcoming Olympics Games.

Jun 15, 2012

Heat’s Bosh plays “sensational” game as a starter

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) – Chris Bosh’s return to the starting line-up is a key reason the Miami Heat are headed home tied with the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA Finals, the team’s coach said.

Bosh, the sometimes forgotten player of the Heat’s Big Three, had 15 points and 16 rebounds in Thursday’s 100-96 victory and was the cornerstone of Miami’s 48-32 advantage in points in the paint.

Jun 15, 2012

Lots of questions, few answers for OKC’s slow starters

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) – Whether it’s ill-advised shots, poor defense or just bad luck, the Oklahoma City Thunder will need to avoid their early-game meltdowns if they’re going to win the NBA championship.

In the series opener of the best-of-seven NBA Finals against the Miami Heat on Tuesday, the Thunder trailed by 13 in the first half before rallying to win 105-94.

Jun 15, 2012

Heat survive Thunder rally to even series

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) – LeBron James and Dwyane Wade signaled they were not yet ready to pass the torch to the next generation by leading the Miami Heat to a 100-96 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Two of the NBA Finals on Thursday.

James scored 32 points and Wade added 24 as the veteran-laden Heat rebounded from Tuesday night’s lackluster 105-94 setback to even the best-of-seven series at 1-1.