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Spain’s Jon Rahm just getting started in golf and already rolling

AUSTIN, Texas – Jon Rahm can be an imposing figure without a golf club in his hand. Even when his audience is Jack Nicklaus. Nine months ago, Rahm was dressed in a coat-and-tie to receive the Jack...

DATE: March 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional sports

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After late goals broke Panama’s hearts in 2013, U.S. returns

PANAMA CITY – With Panama about 90 seconds from reaching a playoff against New Zealand for a World Cup berth, Graham Zusi and Aron Johannsson scored in second-half stoppage time four years ago to...

DATE: March 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional sports

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FIFA bans Lionel Messi for 4 World Cup qualifying games

GENEVA – Lionel Messi is banned from Argentina’s next four World Cup qualifying games, dealing a blow to a campaign by the 2014 runner-up that has stuttered without him. Messi’s suspension for...

DATE: March 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional sports

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Monahan, Flames light up Avalanche

CALGARY, Alberta - Sean Monahan scored his team-leading 26th goal and added three assists and the Calgary Flames inched closer to clinching a playoff spot with a 4-2 victory over the Colorado...

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional sports

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Health and bullpen willing, Rockies primed for playoff run

DENVER — The Ian-Desmond-to-first-base experiment was going along better than anticipated — until he broke his hand. Just the way spring training has gone for the Colorado Rockies. Better now than...

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional sports

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NFL owners approve Raiders’ move

PHOENIX — Invoking his father Al’s name, and copying what the Hall of Fame owner did with the Raiders, Mark Davis is moving the franchise out of Oakland. NFL owners approved the Raiders’ move to...

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional sports

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No Cousins, no problem for Pelicans at Nuggets

DENVER (AP) — Anthony Davis had 31 points and 15 rebounds, helping to compensate for the absence of injured DeMarcus Cousins, and the New Orleans Pelicans boosted their flickering playoff hopes by...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional sports

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Kyle Larson hangs on to win at Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. – Kyle Larson was second to nobody in his home state. Larson persevered through four late restarts to win at Fontana on Sunday, adding his second career victory to his overall...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional sports

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Dustin Johnson wins Dell Match Play

AUSTIN, Texas – Dustin Johnson won the Dell Technologies Match Play with more drama than he needed to cap off an otherwise dominant week that made him the first player to sweep the four World Golf...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional sports

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Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm advance to semifinals of Match Play

AUSTIN, Texas – Dustin Johnson answered a rare challenge and Jon Rahm delivered another early knockout Saturday to advance to the semifinals of the Dell Technologies Match Play, staying on track...

DATE: March 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional sports

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The Chicago Cubs curbed their curse – who’s next?

Now that the Cubs have broken baseball’s oldest curse, who’s next? From D.C. to Dodger Stadium, a lot of loaded teams are lurking, waiting for that elusive World Series win. New Cardinals leadoff...

DATE: March 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional sports

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Iron Horse champ Payson McElveen set for strong mountain bike schedule

Defending Iron Horse Bicycle Classic champion Payson McElveen will be back to defend his title in 2017. He’ll just have a slightly different look. McElveen, a Fort Lewis College graduate who is...

DATE: March 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional sports