Sooners looking to avoid another BCS swoon vs. UConn

GLENDALE, Ariz. –There was a familiar feeling when Oklahoma stepped off the plane at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport, from the warm weather to being a huge favorite in the Fiesta Bowl.Not wanting it...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Two teams, but just one Rose

PASADENA, Calif. – When the TCU Horned Frogs stepped off the team bus and got their first look at the Rose Bowl’s impeccably manicured grass, any lingering thoughts of disrespect and disappointment...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Nordic Club racers hit podium in Vail

The Durango Nordic Ski Club, after a training race at the Nordic Center at Purgatory two weeks ago, traveled to Vail/Minturn last weekend for the first Junior National Qualifier of the season.“Our...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Outdoors Briefs

Skate clinic Saturday at Nordic Center The Nordic Center at Purgatory will hold a women’s skate clinic at 1 p.m. Saturday.There will be classes for all levels of skiers. Equipment rentals are...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Gridiron Gold

Results through Week 16Note: The Gridiron Gold is a running count of results throughout the NFL regular season. The results will run every Friday. For complete Gridiron Green and Gold results,...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Sports

Bowling’s steep price hike

The numbers grow every year: 35 bowl games, 70 teams – the morphing of what was once a New Year’s Day tradition into one that kicks off in mid-December and finishes closer to Martin Luther King Day...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Winter Classic is Sidney’s showcase

PITTSBURGH – There was no stick-breaking by Sidney Crosby when his 25-game scoring streak ended one game short of the Winter Classic. To Crosby, the streak was good while it lasted, but he never...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

From 90 to 0 in 40 minutes

STANFORD, Calif. – Top-ranked Connecticut’s record 90-game winning streak is over.The Huskies never led and were beaten by No. 9 Stanford 71-59 on Thursday night, ending a run that drew national...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Hillcrest hopes to open ski trails Saturday

Officials at Hillcrest Golf Club in Durango announced that they hope to open the cross country ski trails at the golf course on Saturday.Ken Kirby, the golf course superintendent, said they plan to...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Sports

Honorable Bobcat: Brooks merits statewide mention

Ignacio High School senior quarterback Ryan Brooks was honored last week by The Denver Post.Brooks was named to the Class 1A All-State Honorable Mention Team, as selected by members of The Denver...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Schild slides into another slalom crown

SEMMERING, Austria – Marlies Schild of Austria won a women’s World Cup night slalom Wednesday for her third victory of the season and 26th overall, while Maria Riesch finished second to extend her...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

‘Mr. Big Shot’ strikes again

MINNEAPOLIS – Chauncey Billups scored 15 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter, hitting three huge 3-pointers to keep the Minnesota Timberwolves at bay and lift the short-handed Denver Nuggets to...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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