Oleksandr Usyk beats Murat Gassiev, unifies boxing’s cruiserweight division

MOSCOW – Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk unified the cruiserweight division by beating Russian Murat Gassiev by unanimous decision on Saturday. Despite facing a hostile crowd in Moscow, Usyk...

DATE: July 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Rockies’ LeMahieu placed on DL with oblique strain

PHOENIX – Colorado Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday because off a strained left oblique. LeMahieu left Friday’s game against the Arizona...

DATE: July 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Jordan Spieth part of three-way tie for British Open lead

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Jordan Spieth set the tone by pulling driver on the 396-yard opening hole and sending it bouncing and rolling to 10 feet for eagle. Moments later, Tiger Woods sent the...

DATE: July 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 12 hours 38 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Overlooked no more: Sabrina Stanley wins 2018 Hardrock 100

SILVERTON – Sabrina Stanley is young by ultramarathon standards. She feels overlooked in the running world. But the youngest runner in the Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run field couldn’t be ignored....

DATE: July 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 12 hours 32 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Michael Stich, Helena Sukova inducted into tennis hall of fame

NEWPORT, R.I. – When Michael Stich was a teenager, he had to choose a sport – soccer or tennis. It seems he made right choice now that he has a home in the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The...

DATE: July 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Tiger Woods creates buzz at Carnoustie with 66 at British Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – For 20 minutes on a warm Saturday afternoon at the British Open, Tiger Woods’ name was back atop a leaderboard at a major championship and Carnoustie was buzzing. Not much in...

DATE: July 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Geraint Thomas, Chris Froome out front gives Team Sky control at Tour de France

MENDE, France – With Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome sitting 1-2 in the overall standings, Team Sky has complete control over the Tour de France. The two British riders took advantage of their...

DATE: July 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 12 hours 38 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Jeff Browning the unlikely 2018 Hardrock 100 winner

SILVERTON – Two weeks ago, Jeff Browning wasn’t even officially in the Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run. Until the final 10 miles, he didn’t even know he had a chance to win. Browning, a 46-year-old...

DATE: July 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 13 hours 15 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

France’s Xavier Thévenard disqualified from 2018 Hardrock 100 while leading race

SILVERTON – Race leader Xavier Thévenard of France was disqualified from the Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run early Saturday morning. He was less than 10 miles from the finish line in Silverton. The...

DATE: July 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 15 hours 52 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Durango’s Riley Amos wins cross-country mountain bike national title

Riley Amos secured the first national title for Durango cyclists at this year’s USA Cycling’s national championships. The Durangoan captured the national title in the junior men’s 15-16...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Tokyo’s 1964 Olympics echo through the city’s 2020 games

TOKYO – Mariko Nagai walked outside Yoyogi National Stadium – the late-architect Kenzo Tange’s masterpiece from Tokyo’s 1964 Olympics – and pictured the city in that era. She was a university...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Decision to cut University of New Mexico men’s soccer spurs anger

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The men’s soccer team at the University of New Mexico has had a dozen NCAA tournament appearances and hopefuls from around the world have competed to play for the program. But...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: College Sports