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Queen Carmen, King Ned crowned

It was a busy weekend for Carmen Small of Durango. First, on Friday, she got married at the La Plata County Courthouse to fellow pro cyclist Ben Sonntag; Saturday, she came in fourth in the Iron...

DATE: May 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Record deal for Federer; Djokovic marches to 43-0

PARIS – Roger Federer set yet another record by reaching the French Open quarterfinals Sunday, and Novak Djokovic closed in on a pair of his own.Federer extended his quarterfinal streak at major...

DATE: May 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Last lap mishap decides 500

INDIANAPOLIS – Dan Wheldon was zipping toward the final corner of Sunday’s Indianapolis 500, surely figuring the best he could do was another runner-up finish.Then he came upon JR Hildebrand’s...

DATE: May 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Chacin’s rocky start fuels win for Cardinals

DENVER – Jhoulys Chacin finished better than he started. By then, the damage was done.Chacin was jolted for three runs in the first inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals withstood Colorado’s...

DATE: May 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Krause, Hall rule Iron Horse crits

One criterium was all about high drama late. The other was the epitome of dominance. Lauren Hall, who moved to Dolores three years ago from Mississippi, outsprinted Tiffany Pezzulo and Durango’s...

DATE: May 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Classic Iron Horse

Not many mountain bike races go through crowded restaurants and down a ramp into the back alley, but this wasn’t just any mountain bike race. For the 40th Iron Horse Bicycle Classic in Durango,...

DATE: May 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

40-love

PARIS – Novak Djokovic extended his perfect start to the season at the French Open on Saturday, beating Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 for his 40th consecutive victory this year.Djokovic...

DATE: May 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Who’s next? What’s next?

SAN FRANCISCO – Ray Fosse watched the crushing blow to Giants star Buster Posey and wondered why after all these years there are still few rules to protect catchers at the plate.If there’s anybody...

DATE: May 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Indy celebrates 100 years with eye on future

INDIANAPOLIS – When Alex Tagliani leads the 33-car field into the first turn of the Indianapolis 500, he’ll be tugging along a century’s worth of triumphs, thrills and tragedy.But in this, the...

DATE: May 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Ganassi chasing rival owner, history

INDIANAPOLIS – Chip Ganassi still is chasing Roger Penske.Even after winning two of the last three Indianapolis 500s and last year’s remarkable triple crown – the Daytona 500, Indianapolis 500 and...

DATE: May 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

A record all her own

SILVERTON – Mara Abbott wasted no time between her previous victory and her latest.In fact, Abbott made history by becoming the first racer – man or woman – to win four consecutive Iron Horse...

DATE: May 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Back in the high life again

SILVERTON – Not that anyone around these parts is surprised by anything Ned Overend does on a bicycle anymore, but it had been 19 long years since the man known as “Deadly Nedly” took home a road...

DATE: May 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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