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U.S. basketball shoots for top of the world title

ISTANBUL – Mike Krzyzewski’s college kids were overmatched, his NBA All-Stars a bit unready.Now he will try with a team that’s somewhere in between.An 0-for-2 showing in the world championships is...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Key absences mark Vuelta

MADRID – The Spanish Vuelta begins today with a handful of riders seeking to make the most of the absence of key rivals in a race that will heavily favor mountain specialists.The 65th edition of...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Extreme makeover: Denver

ENGLEWOOD – Coach Josh McDaniels was looking for a roster makeover after the Broncos lost eight of their final 10 games last year. He got more than he wanted.After beefing up his defensive line and...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Masai Ujiri: Scout to GM

DENVER – The Denver Nuggets have hired a man with global basketball experience to manage a team that’s in a world of hurt: two big men (Nenê, Chris Andersen) sidelined, a player (J.R. Smith) under...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Bobcats again chasing playoffs

IGNACIO – New year, new team, same goal.The Ignacio High School football team has made a habit out of qualifying for the state playoffs since the Bobcats moved to the Southern Peaks League two...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Unmatched and unbeaten

One was a tight affair until a five-run barrage in the sixth. The other almost was over from the start. Not that the Durango High School girls softball team is particular. The Demons are just happy...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Outdoor Recreation Report

The San Juan Region Outdoor Recreation Hotline, sponsored by Pine Needle Mountaineering, San Juan Mountains Association and San Juan Public Lands, as of Aug. 24:Fire danger: Fire danger is moderate...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Outdoors Briefs

Fuels reduction begins on Animas City Mountain The Bureau of Land Management started mechanical fuels reduction activities this week near the top of Animas City Mountain.The project will continue...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Dipnetting in Alaska

KENAI, Alaska – Sean Boulay had a grin plastered across his face a couple of hours after donning his waders, wheeling his blue and white cooler onto the sand and sticking a large net into the...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Cuchara Valley revival eyed

DENVER – Locals hoping to revive the former Cuchara Valley ski area said their plan could add 600 jobs in a Southern Colorado county with one of the highest unemployment rates in the state.The $14...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Welcome back, Clady

ENGLEWOOD – Even on a day the Denver Broncos were abuzz over the return of All-Pro left tackle Ryan Clady, there were renewed concerns about their top draft pick, wide receiver Demaryius...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

League approves Kroenke bid; son gets Avalanche, Nuggets

ATLANTA – Silent Stanley will get his team. He’s just got to give up two others.The NFL unanimously approved a proposal for Stan Kroenke to take over as majority owner of the St. Louis Rams on...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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