WNBA could lose its MVP

PHOENIX – Even after a late-night arrival following an unusually laborious All-Star weekend, Diana Taurasi is full of energy, tossing balls as high as she can against a wall on the sideline, racing...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Brickyard losing its luster?

INDIANAPOLIS – Any sports event that draws an estimated crowd of 180,000 has to be considered a smashing success.Except when it drew 270,000 two years earlier.There will be empty seats at today’s...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Koby on the Rocket’s tail

FRISCO, Texas – Koby Clemens smiled wide as he described his favorite memory of his minor league career so far, the night he played third base while his superstar dad was on the mound as his...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Herzog brings ‘Whiteyball’ to Hall of Fame

ST. LOUIS – Tightlipped and terse, Tony La Russa was a big change from Whitey Herzog when he joined the St. Louis Cardinals in 1996.In his first 14 seasons, La Russa produced eight postseason...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Paul wants out of Hornets’ nest

NEW ORLEANS – Chris Paul has requested to be traded, and the New Orleans Hornets have scheduled a meeting with the star guard Monday, according to a person familiar with the situation.Paul will sit...

DATE: July 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Denver loves Elvis tender

ENGLEWOOD – Elvis Dumervil’s route to riches was somewhat unconventional by today’s NFL standards for superstars. He didn’t posture, wasn’t petulant or pouty. He didn’t rip his coaches or the front...

DATE: July 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Cavendish wins sprint on 18

BORDEAUX, France – Even without his most important teammate, Mark Cavendish showed yet again that few can touch him when it comes to sprinting.The British rider captured the 18th stage of the Tour...

DATE: July 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Raining on Ribbon Racing

Rain falls on a puddle in front of the Durango BMX Track on Friday afternoon causing the cancellation of the day’s event, this week’s regular Ribbon Racing. Weather permitting, Durango BMX will host its “Race for Life” on Sunday at its home track, a national BMX fundraiser to fight leukemia. Sign-ups will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. Sunday, and racing for all ages and abilities will follow. There will be a $20 donation for the cause to race in Sunday’s event. Tracy Henry, a first-year secretary for Durango BMX, said so far local 7-year-old cyclist Liam “Monkey” DuBois is this year’s leading fundraiser for the event, having raised $300 on his own. For more information on the Race for Life, call Henry at 903-9192.

DATE: July 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Tour: Then there were 2 ...

COL DU TOURMALET, France – Defending champion Alberto Contador of Spain virtually secured a third Tour de France title Thursday after staying with yellow-jersey rival Andy Schleck all the way to...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Elway joins Broncos’ QB race

DENVER – John Elway is ready to get back into the NFL.The Hall of Fame quarterback who retired in 1999 after winning his second consecutive Super Bowl in Denver is planning to attend some of the...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional 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 July 21:Fire danger: Fire danger is high in...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Navajo Reservoir heats up

ARBOLES – Summer is heating up at Navajo Reservoir and Navajo State Park.Boating, camping, fishing and picnicing activities are increasing in direct proportion to the increase in recent summer...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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