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Capitals trade Brooks Orpik, Philipp Grubauer to Avalanche

DALLAS – The Washington Capitals traded veteran defenseman Brooks Orpik and backup goaltender Philipp Grubauer to the Colorado Avalanche for the 47th pick in the NHL draft Friday, a move that...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Noah Lyles, Aleia Hobbs claim 100 titles at U.S. outdoors

DES MOINES, Iowa – Noah Lyles was asked after winning his first USATF title whether he’s a “100- or 200-meter guy.” Without skipping a beat, Lyles said “I’m both.” Lyles certainly showed he’s more...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Denver Nuggets shift focus to free agency after draft

DENVER – Now that the Denver Nuggets have a player they coveted in the NBA draft, their focus shifts to the start of free agency next week. Michael Porter Jr. went to the Nuggets at No. 14 Thursday...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Jim Kelly out of the hospital after latest oral surgery

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly has been released from a New York City hospital a day after having surgery to prepare for permanent dentures to be inserted into his...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Brazil survives with two stoppage-time goals against Costa Rica at World Cup

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia – After more than 90 minutes of aggravation and exasperation, Neymar and Brazil finally broke through Costa Rica’s smothering defense. Philippe Coutinho scored in the first...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Germany on the ropes as it faces Sweden in World Cup

MOSCOW – The unpredictable World Cup could take yet another twist when Germany faces Sweden and attempts to avoid an embarrassing outcome that could prematurely end its title defense. Mexico plays...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Nuggets happily surprised when Michael Porter Jr. slid to them in NBA draft

DENVER – Michael Porter Jr. played only three college games but said he is ready for the grind of an NBA season. His back may not let him make good on that promise, but the Denver Nuggets’ newest...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Devils’ Taylor Hall edges Colorado’s Nathan MacKinnon for NHL MVP

LAS VEGAS – New Jersey’s Taylor Hall and the hometown Vegas Golden Knights went home with major honors from the NHL Awards. Hall won the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player Wednesday...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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: 2 days 16 hours 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: 2 days 16 hours 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: 2 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports