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Crested Butte is ready to answer the (cow)bell

CRESTED BUTTE – Lisa Lenander went shopping for a cowbell Monday afternoon.The 28-year Crested Butte resident said she wanted to be prepared for a bit of local history – today’s Stage 1 of the USA...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

A very happy birthday

DATE: Aug. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

New mantra: Hit hard but be smart

DENVER – Safety Rahim Moore’s vicious hit on Buffalo wide receiver Donald Jones drew outrage and shoves from the Bills and kudos from his Denver Broncos teammates.Moore’s hit resulted in a 15-yard...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Outwit, outlast, outdrive

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Kyle Busch won his 23rd race on NASCAR’s Sprint Cup circuit, pulling even with brother Kurt in career victories.Now, Kyle would like to match another of Kurt’s accomplishments...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

World’s best descend on Colorado

Welcome to Colorado, Andy Schleck. And brother Frank, too.Welcome Cadel Evans.Sergio Henoa of Colombia, apparently, already is quite at home, thank you.“That’s higher than I’ve ever been on a...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Burress back in end zone again

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – With one terrific touchdown catch and a few bows to the crowd, Plaxico Burress’ NFL comeback was complete.The wide receiver caught three passes for 66 yards, including an...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Orton gives Fox his 1st Orange W

DENVER – Brady Quinn leapfrogged Tim Tebow, at least for one night.Kyle Orton, who has turned the quarterback drama in Denver into a question of who will be his backup, led the Broncos on two...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

John Elway: ‘I think I’m home now’

ENGLEWOODJohn Elway could have spent the rest of his life on the links, basking in the glory of his Hall of Fame career as one of the greatest quarterbacks the NFL has ever known.Popularity and...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Hey, rookie! Make me a ham sandwich!

CINCINNATI – Reds outfielder Chris Heisey wasn’t surprised to see the schoolgirl outfit hanging in his locker, his humbling attire for the start of a late-season road trip.Welcome to the majors,...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Pirates get an $8M lump of (Gerrit) Cole

NEW YORK – UCLA pitcher Gerrit Cole was among 22 of 23 first-round draft picks beating the deadline to sign, with the top selection in June’s amateur draft agreeing late Monday night to a minor...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Bubba could be a Royal Star(ling)

KANSAS CITY, Mo.Bubba Starling is just like everybody else who follows the Kansas City Royals – eager to see how good he can be.“I just think I can be pretty good,” said the three-sport star who...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

QB saga is up in the air

ENGLEWOODIf Brady Quinn has leapfrogged Tim Tebow on the Denver Broncos’ depth chart, coach John Fox isn’t saying.Fans just will have to tune in tonight to see what happens when the Broncos face...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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