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Calderon: Race to replace me still open

By E EDUARDO CASTILLO and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican President Felipe Calderon has begun speaking out about the race to replace him, a potentially controversial move in a country where sitting presidents are barred

Federer, Nadal and Williams sisters advance

By ANDREW DAMPF AP Sports Writer ROME (AP) -- Fresh off a title in Madrid and back at No. 2 in the rankings, Roger Federer defeated Carlos Berlocq 6-3, 6-4 in his opening match at the Italian Open yesterday. Seeking to win one of only three Masters 1000 e

Drogba takes Chelsea into Champions League last 16

By ROB HARRIS AP Sports Writer LONDON (AP) -- With Chelsea's Champions League progress secured with a ruthless victory over Valencia, Andre Villas-Boas had the confidence -- after weeks of pent-up frustration -- to take on his critics. The manager declared

Drogba takes Chelsea into Champions League last 16

By ROB HARRIS AP Sports Writer LONDON (AP) -- With Chelsea's Champions League progress secured with a ruthless victory over Valencia, Andre Villas-Boas had the confidence -- after weeks of pent-up frustration -- to take on his critics. The manager declared

Drogba takes Chelsea into Champions League last 16

By ROB HARRIS AP Sports Writer LONDON (AP) -- With Chelsea's Champions League progress secured with a ruthless victory over Valencia, Andre Villas-Boas had the confidence -- after weeks of pent-up frustration -- to take on his critics. The manager declared

Drogba takes Chelsea into Champions League last 16

By ROB HARRIS AP Sports Writer LONDON (AP) -- With Chelsea's Champions League progress secured with a ruthless victory over Valencia, Andre Villas-Boas had the confidence -- after weeks of pent-up frustration -- to take on his critics. The manager declared

Drogba takes Chelsea into Champions League last 16

By ROB HARRIS AP Sports Writer LONDON (AP) -- With Chelsea's Champions League progress secured with a ruthless victory over Valencia, Andre Villas-Boas had the confidence -- after weeks of pent-up frustration -- to take on his critics. The manager declared

Rudisha focused only on winning Olympic 800 gold

By RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- David Rudisha won't concentrate on running fast this summer. Make no mistake, the 800-meter world-record holder needs to hold a swift pace and summon a fierce finishing kick to win that elusive Olympic gol

Smith leads the Hawks past Celtics 83-74

ATLANTA (AP) -- Josh Smith scored 22 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, leading the Atlanta Hawks to an 83-74 victory over Boston in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference playoffs last night, the final minute turning ugly when Celtics star Rajon Rondo was ejected

Roddick retires with hamstring injury

By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Andy Roddick lunged for a shot by Lleyton Hewitt and felt a sharp pain in his right leg. He stayed down on his hands and one knee for a few seconds, wondering if his Australian Open was finished. H

Djokovic reaches the quarterfinals

By ANDREW DAMPF AP Sports Writer ROME (AP) -- Top-ranked Novak Djokovic overcame a poor first set and a smashed racket to beat Juan Monaco 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 and reach the Italian Open quarterfinals yesterday. Also through at Foro Italico were five-time Rome c

Chelsea beat Tottenham 5-1, reach FA Cup final

By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer LONDON (AP) -- Chelsea sealed a meeting with Liverpool in the FA Cup final after thrashing London rival Tottenham 5-1 at Wembley Stadium yesterday thanks to some ruthless finishing and a controversial goal that will reign

David Beckham leads LA Galaxy to MLS title

By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer CARSON, California (AP) -- David Beckham thrust the shiny silver trophy above his Los Angeles Galaxy teammates' heads, and a sold-out stadium roared for its hometown team through a blizzard of confetti. Although Beckham's

'It was great... I knew I couldn't take him lightly'

By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net AS the promoter and main combatant in the ring, Meacher 'Major Pain' Major knew that the success of his King of the Ring Series would depend on how he performed against veteran American Jeff

'It was great... I knew I couldn't take him lightly'

By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net AS the promoter and main combatant in the ring, Meacher 'Major Pain' Major knew that the success of his King of the Ring Series would depend on how he performed against veteran American Jeff

'It was great... I knew I couldn't take him lightly'

By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net AS the promoter and main combatant in the ring, Meacher 'Major Pain' Major knew that the success of his King of the Ring Series would depend on how he performed against veteran American Jeff

Heat's Chris Bosh out indefinitely

MIAMI (AP) -- Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat were relieved by the diagnosis. It's the prognosis - or lack of one - that's a source of worry now. And suddenly, the Indiana Pacers may be even more of a threat. Bosh strained a lower abdominal muscle in Game 1

Messi's 2 penalties lead Barcelona past Milan 3-1

By PAUL LOGOTHETIS AP Sports Writer BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Lionel Messi broke yet another record in an already remarkable season as Barcelona finally broke down AC Milan's stubborn defense to move one step closer to successsfully defending its Champions

James, Heat win home finale over Houston

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) -- As LeBron James was walking to Miami's home bench for the final time this regular season, he raised his left arm to acknowledge the roars of another sold-out crowd. And when the obligatory "M-V-P" chants star

Germany advances after 2-1 win over Denmark

By KARL RITTER Associated Press LVIV, Ukraine (AP) -- Germany advanced to the European Championship quarterfinals without playing brilliantly. They didn't have to. After grinding out its third straight win with a 2-1 victory against Denmark on Sunday, Ger