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National Hockey League Avs’ 20-year-old Duchene picked for All-Star game DENVER (AP) – Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene has been chosen for his first All-Star game.Duchene, who turns 20 on...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Sports

BHS sweeps ’Jays

Mancos and its pair of 6-footers gave the Bayfield High School boys basketball team everything it could handle.Bayfield handled it just fine, though.“We played pretty well,” BHS coach Bill Hesford...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Demons’ new Party of 5

After a pair of lackluster performances and with a new starting five, the Durango High School girls basketball team finally got the message – increase the energy or watch from the...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bound for New Jersey? Anthony doesn’t think so

DENVER – Carmelo Anthony doesn’t think a trade to New Jersey is imminent, and he expressed remorse Monday that teammate Chauncey Billups’ name has been dragged into this drama.A day after reports...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Messi twice as nice

ZURICH – Lionel Messi won his second consecutive FIFA player of the year award Monday, becoming the first repeat winner since Ronaldinho in 2004 and 2005.The Argentine forward beat out Barcelona...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

First-period flurry pushes Avs past Red Wings

DENVER – Matt Duchene scored twice in Colorado’s four-goal first period, and Peter Budaj stopped 26 shots, helping the Avalanche halt the Detroit Red Wings’ three-game winning streak with a 5-4...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

A ‘War Eagle’ winner

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Auburn running back Michael Dyer never heard any whistle, so he just kept running – past the tackler who thought he had him down and deep into Oregon territory.Dyer broke stride,...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Play hard or else for DHS

It’s interesting how emotions can manifest themselves in a person’s outward appearance.Frustrated by an inconsistent effort during the Demons’ 5-4 run thus far, Durango High School head girls...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Byrd wins PGA opener in playoff

KAPALUA, Hawaii – Jonathan Byrd started the new year the way he ended the old one – with a victory.Byrd opened the PGA Tour season Sunday by winning the Tournament of Champions in a sudden-death...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

BHS girls drop two on Saturday

The Bayfield High School girls basketball team tangled with a pair of Class 4A teams Saturday in a rare doubleheader at the annual Cortez Tournament.The Wolverines played highly regarded Delta in a...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Gentlemen, start your offenses

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Steve Spurrier, the ball coach who knows a little about offense, said the game could wind up 60-55. Kirk Herbstreit, the TV analyst who knows a little about these teams, said...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Nevada vanquishes Boston College in Fight Hunger Bowl

SAN FRANCISCO – Rishard Marshall caught a touchdown pass and returned a punt for another score, and No. 13 Nevada used a strong defensive effort to cap its most successful season ever at college...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: College Sports

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