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Braves’ new ballpark could be game-changer for industry

ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves’ new ballpark looks like a throwback stadium with its green seats, brick walls and its old-school, intimate feel. That’s from an initial glance inside the park. Beyond the...

DATE: March 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional sports

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On Football: A look at what got done at NFL meetings

PHOENIX – NFL owners got plenty done in their meetings, including approving the Raiders’ relocation from Oakland to Las Vegas, and addressing a variety of rules changes. So what does it all mean?...

DATE: March 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional sports

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Blazers beat Nuggets to take 1-game lead for 8th seed

PORTLAND, Ore. – Jusuf Nurkic knows what his former team is missing. He illustrated that Tuesday night and got serenaded by his new fans in the process. Nurkic had a career-high 33 points with 16...

DATE: March 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional sports

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Fly Fishing Film Tour returns to Durango for action-packed weekend

Instead of spacing out and searching for solitude on lakes and rivers this weekend, the fly fishing community will come together for what has become an annual event in Durango. The Fly Fishing Film...

DATE: March 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Sports Extra

Golf Dustin Johnson withdraws from Houston Open HUMBLE, Texas – Dustin Johnson has withdrawn from the Shell Houston Open to rest from his five-day victory in Match Play. Johnson won his third...

DATE: March 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Sports

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Durango girls soccer downs Montrose to continue streak

Winning at Montrose is always a difficult task for Durango High School soccer teams. Blowing out the Indians is almost unheard of. That’s what the Demons did Tuesday, as Durango used three goals...

DATE: March 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: High school sports

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Tar Heels’ Maye headlines list of Final Four X-factors

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – North Carolina’s Luke Maye can’t go to class without getting a standing ovation nor walk across campus without getting stopped by people requesting to take a photo with him. All...

DATE: March 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: College sports

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College basketball’s All-America team announced

Frank Mason III was a last-minute recruit for Kansas. He turned into the Jayhawks’ latest All-American. The senior guard was the only unanimous selection to the 2016-17 AP All-America team Tuesday,...

DATE: March 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: College sports

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Las Vegas welcomes Raiders with open arms, big hopes

LAS VEGAS – A city famous for its over-the-top persona is eagerly welcoming an NFL franchise that boasts an equally outsized reputation and the promise of big-league legitimacy for the desert...

DATE: March 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional sports

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Arkansas panel backs gun ban at stadiums after SEC plea

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – An Arkansas House committee advanced a measure Tuesday to exempt college sporting events from a state law allowing guns after the Southeastern Conference appealed for guns to be...

DATE: March 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: College sports

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Spain’s Jon Rahm just getting started in golf and already rolling

AUSTIN, Texas – Jon Rahm can be an imposing figure without a golf club in his hand. Even when his audience is Jack Nicklaus. Nine months ago, Rahm was dressed in a coat-and-tie to receive the Jack...

DATE: March 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional sports

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After late goals broke Panama’s hearts in 2013, U.S. returns

PANAMA CITY – With Panama about 90 seconds from reaching a playoff against New Zealand for a World Cup berth, Graham Zusi and Aron Johannsson scored in second-half stoppage time four years ago to...

DATE: March 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional sports