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Dempsey hat trick lifts U.S. soccer over Honduras

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Bruce Arena’s return as U.S. coach reignited American confidence, and his players responded with an emphatic rebound in World Cup qualifying. Clint Dempsey returned from an...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional sports

Sports Extra

Auto Racing Kyle Larson claims pole at Fontana, edging Hamlin FONTANA, Calif. – Kyle Larson turned a lap in 38.493 seconds Friday to claim the pole for the NASCAR race at Fontana. Denny Hamlin...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Sports

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Suns’ Devin Booker scores 70 points in Boston

BOSTON – Devin Booker scored 70 points, becoming the sixth different player in NBA history to reach that total, but the Boston Celtics got 34 points from Isaiah Thomas and outlasted the Phoenix...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional sports

Prep Roundup: Durango soccer keeps it rolling

Lane Arnwine had two goals and one assist, as Durango carried its strong start at home last weekend onto the road Friday. The Class 4A Durango High School girls soccer team defeated Class 3A Faith...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: High school sports

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Jokic has 31 points, 17 rebounds, Nuggets top Pacers 125-117

INDIANAPOLIS – Nikola Jokic had 31 points, 17 rebounds and a big 3-pointer to turn back a late Indiana rally, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Pacers 125-117 on Friday night. Wilson Chandler scored...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional sports

Valverde retakes lead of Tour of Catalonia

TORTOSA, Spain – Alejandro Valverde defeated Chris Froome and Alberto Contador to win the decisive fifth stage of the Tour of Catalonia on Friday and take the overall lead going into the weekend....

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional sports

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. solidifies his own legacy before 600th race

FONTANA, Calif. – While Dale Earnhardt Jr. prepared for his 600th NASCAR Cup Series race this weekend, he couldn’t help thinking about his first time. He still recalls his conversation with Tony...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional sports

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Joshua Blaylock wrapped up his collegiate career at Reese’s All-Star Game

Fort Lewis College star Joshua Blaylock played his last collegiate basketball game Friday night in the Reese’s Division II All-Star Game in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Blaylock, a guard from...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: College sports

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Day of dominance and survival at Match Play

AUSTIN, Texas – Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson showed the simple side to the Dell Technologies Match Play. For three consecutive days in warmth, wind or rain, they built early leads and never...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional sports

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Durango’s Wyman slams his way to CHSAA basketball All-State

Hundreds of boys play Class 4A basketball in Colorado. Durango’s Steven Wyman was voted one of the best. Wyman was named to the Colorado High School Activities Association Class 4A All-State ...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: High school sports

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Ignacio’s Gomez garners CHSAA basketball All-State attention

Avionne Gomez won her team over with leadership, and she won over the state with her signature 3-point shot. The Ignacio High School junior tied a girls basketball single-game state record with 10...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: High school sports

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NCAA Tournament: Gonzaga survives West Virginia, as top seeds advance

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Jevon Carter fired up two potential tying 3-pointers only to see them go off-target and Gonzaga didn’t allow West Virginia to get off a third. A defensive stop was a fitting way...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: College sports