Prep Spotlight: Ignacio’s Abbi Barthel, Alannah Gomez hungry for more wins

IGNACIO – The weight of the moment overcame Ignacio High School sophomore forward Abbi Barthel. “As the clock was ticking down, all I could think about was, ‘This is really happening,’” Barthel...

DATE: April 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Philipp Grubauer shines to propel Avalanche into playoffs

DENVER – Colorado goaltender Philipp Grubauer has found such a groove lately that he is turning back just about everything – including insinuations. No, he says, he is not playing with a new-found...

DATE: April 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Avalanche may have Miko Rantanen back for playoffs

DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche may have All-Star forward Mikko Rantanen back for the start of their first-round playoff series against Calgary. Rantanen has been sidelined since suffering a...

DATE: April 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Braves hold off Rockies late push

DENVER – Julio Teheran’s solid pitching early helped him get through a very rough patch, with a big assist from the Atlanta Braves’ lineup. Backed by Ronald Acuna Jr.’s home run and Dansby...

DATE: April 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Virginia tops Texas Tech in overtime to claim national championship

MINNEAPOLIS – Now that, Virginia, is the way to close out a season. Led by De’Andre Hunter and his NBA-ready game, the Cavaliers turned themselves into national champions Monday night, holding off...

DATE: April 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: College Sports

WNBA rebrands with new logo, eyes next generation of fans

NEW YORK – The WNBA’s logo is getting a new look and the league is resetting its brand for the upcoming season. The league unveiled its plans Monday, intent on embracing the optimism of the women...

DATE: April 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

In many states, legalizing sports betting hinges on tribes

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Native American tribes have emerged as key players in the legislative debates over whether states should legalize sports betting, with some opposing the idea because it could...

DATE: April 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Bellinger hits 7th HR, Dodgers beat Rockies for sweep

DENVER – Cody Bellinger has been doing plenty of damage with his bat. He showed his defense is pretty good, too. The 2017 NL Rookie of the Year homered again and made two big plays in right field,...

DATE: April 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Lillard scores 30 points, Trail Blazers beat Nuggets

PORTLAND, Ore. – Damian Lillard scored 30 points to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 115-108 victory over a Denver Nuggets team that rested its top three scorers Sunday night after securing...

DATE: April 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Baylor holds off Notre Dame for women’s title

TAMPA, Fla. – Baylor lost a star player, then the rest of its 17-point lead. But the Lady Bears, led by the ever-poised Chloe Jackson, kept their composure. Jackson drove for a tiebreaking layup...

DATE: April 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Corey Conners qualifies for Masters after winning Valero Open

SAN ANTONIO – His first PGA Tour victory in the bag and his ticket punched for next week’s Masters, Corey Conners’ primary concern was a big change to his work weeks going forward. “No more Monday...

DATE: April 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

National championship Preview: Texas Tech, Virginia go for first national championship

MINNEAPOLIS – For Virginia and Texas Tech, doing something that had never been done before took hard work, dedication, determination – and vision. The Cavaliers and Red Raiders meet in the NCAA...

DATE: April 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: College Sports

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