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No. 1 Sun: Phoenix takes Arizona’s Deandre Ayton with top pick in NBA draft

NEW YORK – The Phoenix Suns stayed close to home for their first No. 1 pick. The Dallas Mavericks looked all the way to Slovenia for the player they hope can be their next European superstar....

DATE: June 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Nolan Arenado homers, drives in five to lead Rockies past Mets

DENVER – Nolan Arenado should have no trouble getting to sleep now. Arenado homered for the third consecutive game and drove in five runs to lead the Colorado Rockies to a 6-4 victory over the New...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 minute ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Joey Rosskopf, Amber Neben repeat as time trial champs at U.S. nationals

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – Joey Rosskopf and Amber Neben solved the new and somewhat unique time trial course at USA Cycling’s road national championships without much problem. Unlike the course, the...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | UPDATED: Less than 1 minute ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

The Fastball Paradox: pitchers change mentality to counter batters’ moves

NEW YORK – Over five seasons as ace of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Gerrit Cole threw one of the game’s hardest, heaviest fastballs, and he threw it often. The pitch helped him make millions of dollars....

DATE: June 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 hours 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Brazil and Neymar try to bounce back from World Cup draw

MOSCOW – The most decorated team in soccer plays on the same day as the newest stars on the international stage as Brazil and Iceland both hit the pitch Friday in group stage of the World Cup....

DATE: June 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Argentina, Messi on brink of elimination after devastating loss to Croatia

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia – Lionel Messi’s frustrating international career may be coming to an early and anti-climactic finish after Argentina’s worst loss in World Cup group play in 60 years. With...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 hours 26 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

L.A. Angels’ minor league affiliate moving to Pueblo

PUEBLO – A Minor League Baseball team is moving to Colorado from Utah. The Pueblo Chieftain reports the owner of Utah’s Orem Owlz announced Wednesday that he will move his team to Pueblo. The team...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Homers by Arenado, Blackmon, McMahon rally Rockies past Mets

DENVER – Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon homered, pinch-hitter Ryan McMahon put Colorado ahead with a three-run shot and the Rockies rallied past the New York Mets 10-8 on Wednesday night....

DATE: June 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Goatee & goals turn this into Cristiano Ronaldo’s World Cup

MOSCOW – Cristiano Ronaldo walked out for warmups at sun-splashed Luzhniki Stadium with diamonds affixed to each earlobe and a new goatee sprouting from his chin – like a goat, get it? Greatest of...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Cristiano Ronaldo nets fourth goal of World Cup, eliminates Morocco

MOSCOW – Off the top of his head, Cristiano Ronaldo scored yet another goal, set a European record and eliminated Morocco from the World Cup. The Portugal forward headed in a fourth-minute cross...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Lionel Messi chasing Ronaldo, history as Argentina meets Croatia

MOSCOW – Lionel Messi is going to have a hard time keeping up with Cristiano Ronaldo at this year’s World Cup. The Argentina great had a penalty kick saved during his team’s tournament-opening 1-1...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Already a pro, Doncic set to join college stars in NBA draft

NEW YORK – Luka Doncic is about to become an NBA player, though he’s unlike the other top prospects who will be drafted. He’s already a pro. He’s already a champion. And he might just be the most...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports