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Kyrie Irving’s 42, LeBron James’ 34 pushes Cavaliers past Celtics in Game 4

CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving took over in the second half and finished with 42 points, LeBron James added 34 and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved within one win of an almost inevitable third date in the...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Charlie Blackmon hits 2 homers, Rockies beat Phillies

PHILADELPHIA — Charlie Blackmon hit a pair of two-run homers, German Marquez tossed six effective innings and the Colorado Rockies beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-2 Tuesday night. Gerardo Parra...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Faster, higher, rustier: Medals from Rio Olympics damaged

More than 80 American athletes have sent medals they won at the Rio Olympics to U.S. Olympic Committee headquarters to be shipped to games organizers, who will replace them due to flaking, black...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Broncos’ quarterback competition has a familiar feel to it

ENGLEWOOD — The first real day of the Broncos’ quarterback competition looked a lot like last year’s no-contest audition when ex-third-stringer Trevor Siemian beat rookie Paxton Lynch and veteran...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Animas High’s Mewmaw makes moves at girls golf state tournament

Faith Mewmaw showed steady improvement at the Colorado High School Activities Association Class 4A Girls Golf State Championship. Playing on the par-72 Colorado National Golf Club in Erie, Mewmaw...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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NFL makes changes to OT, celebrations

CHICAGO – NFL owners cut the overtime period from 15 minutes to 10 minutes to address coaches’ concerns too many players were exhausted and risking injuries at the end of the extra period. The...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Durango’s Howard Grotts Grand in latest mountain bike win

It was another epic weekend for some of Durango’s top mountain bike talent. Howard Grotts expanded his overall lead in the Epic Rides Off-Road Series with a win in The Grand Junction Off-Road...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Police: Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy found dead

Cortez Kennedy, one of the best defensive linemen of his generation and a Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee despite rarely finding himself in the spotlight as a player, has died. He was 48. Police...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Russia’s Vladimir Putin says whistleblowing on doping echoes Josef Stalin’s purges

MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that plans to encourage athletes to give evidence about doping remind him of denunciations during Josef Stalin’s purges. While discussing a...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Sports

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Kansas’ Josh Jackson diversion requires apology, anger classes

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Former Kansas basketball player Josh Jackson must attend anger management classes, write a letter of apology and refrain from using alcohol or recreational drugs for a year as part...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Tom Dumoulin keeps Giro d’Italia lead despite nature break in 16th stage

BORMIO, Italy – Tom Dumoulin’s overall lead in the Giro d’Italia was drastically reduced in the race’s toughest stage Tuesday after the Dutchman stopped to answer the call of nature at the foot of...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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LeBron James locked in for Game 4 after being locked out in Game 3

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio – LeBron James had that look — faraway, yet focused. The Boston Celtics have his undivided attention. Following one of the worst postseason games of his career, James provided a...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports