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MLB umpire Dale Scott retires rather than risk more concussions

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – As a big league umpire, Dale Scott saw maybe 1 million pitches from the field. His final call, it turned out, was the easiest of all. Rather than risk yet another...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Shaun White finishes a head-scratching Olympic snowboard halfpipe qualifier

COPPER MOUNTAIN – Two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White says he walked away a bit puzzled after a third-place finish in the opening Olympic qualifier for the Americans on the halfpipe. White...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Demaryius Thomas can still be a wrecking ball for Broncos

ENGLEWOOD – Approaching 30, Demaryius Thomas isn’t the same wide receiver who combined breakaway speed and superior size to join Tory Holt and Marvin Harrison as the only players in NFL history...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | UPDATED: 18 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Broncos place guard Ronald Leary on injured reserve

ENGLEWOOD – In a season turned sour, add Ronald Leary’s injury to the long list of the Denver Broncos’ misfortunes. Leary’s first season in Denver has been cut short by a back injury that sidelined...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | UPDATED: 18 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Lindsey Vonn receives backlash after comment about visiting Trump’s White House

Lindsey Vonn, one of the most heralded Alpine skiers of all time, was stunned by the responses she received since commenting last week that if she were to win a gold medal in the Pyeongchang...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | UPDATED: 18 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

NFL Sunday: McCoy slides through snow to lift Bills past Colts 13-7

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – LeSean McCoy scored on a 21-yard run with 1:33 left in overtime to secure the Buffalo Bills’ 13-7 win over the Indianapolis Colts in a wintry, white-out setting best suited for...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Broncos end 8-game skid with 23-0 win over Jets

DENVER – This was the way the Denver Broncos thought they’d play against that other New York team all those months ago. “This is the kind of game we expected to play against everyone, not just New...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Gulati: 2026 North American World Cup would reap big profits

TORONTO – Outgoing U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati says a 2026 World Cup hosted by Canada, Mexico and the U.S. would financially be “by far the most successful” in tournament history....

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Alexis Pinturault beats Luitz, Hirscher for 20th career WCup win

VAL D’ISERE, France – French skier Alexis Pinturault delighted his home crowd by winning a men’s World Cup giant slalom on Saturday, his 10th career victory in the discipline and 20th overall....

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Lindsey Vonn treated for back injury after World Cup super-G

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland – Lindsey Vonn finished a World Cup super-G in extreme pain and was treated by race doctors for a back injury on Saturday. The American star crossed the finish line in...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Injured Olympic snowboard medalist Karl doubtful for games

VIENNA – Two-time Olympic snowboard medalist Benjamin Karl could miss the Pyeongchang Games after breaking a bone and tearing two ligaments in his right ankle in a training crash on Saturday. The...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Yankees set to reel in MVP Giancarlo Stanton from Marlins

MIAM – After helping the New York Yankees to five World Series titles, Derek Jeter might help them win another. The Yankees and Jeter’s Miami Marlins have agreed to a trade that would send NL MVP...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 16 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports