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‘Earl Family Support’: Hat Trick for Hope tonight The Hat Trick for Hope, a fundraiser for SueB Earl, will take place from 5 p.m. to midnight today at Cuckoo’s Chicken House and Waterin’ Hole, The...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Sports

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Cycling Contador: Spanish cycling wants 1-year doping ban MADRID (AP) – Spanish cycling officials want three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador banned for one year for failing a 2010 Tour...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Sports

Billups shows Pistons ‘what they’ve missed’

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Chauncey Billups helped the Detroit Pistons become an Eastern Conference power and win the 2004 NBA title by making a lot of big shots.He beat his former team with a sweet...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Open wound Down Under

MELBOURNE, Australia – Rafael Nadal wiped the tears from his eyes with his taped-up fingers.His Rafa Slam was evaporating. The 25-match winning streak in Grand Slams and his bid to become the first...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

NASCAR points to simpler times

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR is replacing the complicated scoring system it has used since 1975 with a more straightforward format.None of the changes for the 2011 season announced by chairman Brian...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Major League Baseball Rockies deal minor leaguer for Athletics’ Mortensen OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The Oakland Athletics traded right-hander Clayton Mortensen to the Colorado Rockies for minor league...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Sports

BHS: 1 win, 1 loss

One win.One loss.One sloppy.One sad.Bayfield High School split a girls/boys basketball doubleheader Tuesday night at Navajo Prep in Farmington.The BHS boys won 67-36, while the BHS girls lost...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Female 1-2-3 reach Final 4

MELBOURNE, Australia – Kim Clijsters moved into an Australian Open semifinal showdown with second-ranked Vera Zvonareva, beating Agnieszka Radwanska 6-3, 7-6 (4) today as air force planes flew in...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

All-Stars (pro) bowl back into Honolulu

HONOLULU – Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith figures it shouldn’t be too difficult to draw up plays for his NFC stars in the Pro Bowl this Sunday.Getting the right mix on special teams, that’s more...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Like a kid again

ENGLEWOOD – There was a time when Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Duchene would’ve been awed by his boyhood idol standing in the same vicinity, let alone skating on the same ice.That was so eight...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Knee-jerk reaction? Vonn down, not out

NEW YORK – Lindsey Vonn won’t allow a possible sprained MCL in her left knee to sack her season.The three-time overall World Cup champion has competed in pain plenty of times before, winning the...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Get ’em while they’re hot

The latest installment of the area’s most heated basketball rivalry is set for Thursday in Cortez, and if you want to go, you’d better have a ticket ahead of time.Tickets for the matchup between...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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