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Son reflects on Benny Parson’s Hall of Fame NASCAR career

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Benny Parsons made it to the NASCAR Hall of Fame because of his victories on the track and his work as a broadcaster after he retired. He is there also because of one other factor...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Elliott’s climb back to Nordic ski world championships complete

Hummingbird Tad Elliott is ready to spread his wings and fly to Europe to continue his resurgent career. Elliott, a 2007 graduate of Durango High School and son of Mike and Nancy Elliott, was named...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Bagwell, Raines, Ivan Rodriguez elected to baseball Hall of Fame

NEW YORK – Bags and Rock and Pudge are heading to Cooperstown. After a vote that could prove to be a turning point how Steroids Era stars are viewed, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens could be joining...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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This was the piece of Kevin Durant’s heart he left in OKC

When Kevin Durant’s name comes up in Oklahoma City these days, it’s likely to elicit a variety of responses. Almost all of them, however, stem from how he performed on the basketball court during...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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American ownership approved for Formula One

GENEVA – Motor sport’s governing body has given its official stamp of approval to Formula One being sold to Liberty Media, a U.S. company that invests in entertainment and sports, for $4.4 billion....

DATE: Jan. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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IndyCar drivers eager to keep momentum as season nears

INDIANAPOLIS – Last fall, James Hinchcliffe kept dance fans on their toes. Now he’s hoping those memorable moves help the IndyCar Series take an even bigger step — expanding its audience. Less than...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Murray, Federer advance to 3rd round at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia – An hour after his win, Andy Murray still hadn’t been able to get any video to see how he twisted his ankle and tumbled to the ground. There’s a good chance the most-viewed...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Cloud of steroids hovers above Hall of Fame voting

NEW YORK – The cloud of steroids hovers above Hall of Fame voting, much as it shrouded baseball in the 1990s and early 2000s. Tim Raines, in his 10th and final year of eligibility, appears likely...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Avalanche, Blackhawks combine for 10 goals

DENVER – Vinnie Hinostroza scored twice in the third period, including the go-ahead goal with 11:49 remaining, and the Chicago Blackhawks rallied for a 6-4 win over the Colorado Avalanche on...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Tomlin: Brown ‘foolish’ to livestream postgame locker room

PITTSBURGH – The father in Mike Tomlin regrets the language he used to describe the New England Patriots during the postgame speech Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown opted to...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Ligety, Svindal miss ski world championships with injury

GENEVA – Two of skiing’s biggest stars will miss next month’s world championships because of season-ending surgery. Ted Ligety of the United States and Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway — each with five...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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6-time champs Djokovic, Williams tackle former top 10s in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia – The record will show that six-time Australian Open champions Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic each had straight-set wins. It may seem straight-forward, but it was not...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports