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MLB Commisioner Rob Manfred encouraged by impact of mound visit rules

TORONTO — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday he’s encouraged by pace-of-play changes that have limited mound visits and reduced the time between innings at major league games this...

DATE: April 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Ricky Rubio’s play points to winning ways in NBA postseason

OKLAHOMA CITY — A poised and productive Ricky Rubio has been smiling and laughing, masterfully running Utah’s offense in his matchup with Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook. Meanwhile, the reigning...

DATE: April 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Rockies select contract of right-hander Brooks Pounders

DENVER — The Colorado Rockies selected the contract of right-hander Brooks Pounders from Triple-A Albuquerque. The 27-year-old Pounders will be available Tuesday night when the Rockies host the San...

DATE: April 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Young, speedy Avalanche show promise before playoff exit

DENVER — Fair warning to the rest of the league: As fast and young as the Colorado Avalanche were this season, general manager Joe Sakic vows to make them even faster and younger. It’s become a...

DATE: April 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Broncos have highest draft pick since 2011

ENGLEWOOD — Von Miller publicly pleaded with John Elway to sign free agent quarterback Kirk Cousins this offseason only to see the Denver Broncos general manager reel in Case Keenum instead. So,...

DATE: April 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Giants acquire punter Dixon from Broncos for draft pick

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants have acquired punter Riley Dixon from the Denver Broncos for a conditional seventh-round draft choice in 2019. The Giants announced the move Monday. New...

DATE: April 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Australia’s Michael Matthews wins Tour of Romandie prologue

FRIBOURG, Switzerland — Michael Matthews of Australia won the opening Tour of Romandie prologue on Tuesday for his first victory of the season. Matthews was one second faster than Tom Bohli of...

DATE: April 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

NBA Playoffs: Ginobili keeps Spurs alive against Warriors

SAN ANTONIO — Manu Ginobili scored 10 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter of what could have been his final home game with the Spurs, and San Antonio beat the Golden State Warriors 103-90 on...

DATE: April 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Predators pounce on Avalanche to end playoff series

DENVER — Mattias Ekholm ignited the offense early with the first goal by a Nashville defenseman in the series, Pekka Rinne stopped 22 shots and the top-seeded Predators advanced to the second round...

DATE: April 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Durango’s Howard Grotts takes second at Sea Otter Classic cross-country mountain bike race

Backing up a third-place finish in a tough short-track mountain bike race Friday night, Durango’s Howard Grotts added a second-place finish Saturday in the cross-country mountain bike race at the...

DATE: April 22, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 18 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Nolan Arenado out at plate in game-ending replay reversal between Rockies, Cubs

DENVER – Nolan Arenado broke for home the moment Brandon Morrow’s bases-loaded pitch bounced to the backstop. Arenado wound up causing an unusual ending that left the Colorado Rockies with a...

DATE: April 22, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Durango’s Christopher Blevins ninth at Tour of Gila, earns top-sprinter jersey

Christoper Blevins has a new jersey to add to his closet, and it isn’t the polka-dot design for climbing he is used to wearing. Blevins, a 20-year-old professional cyclist from Durango, finished...

DATE: April 22, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 18 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports