Sports labor strife looms

NEW YORK – Labor strife looms in the New Year for the NFL, NBA and NHL. By this time next year, two of the three leagues could be dark.The National Football League’s labor contract expires March 4,...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Snow stalls Eagles

PHILADELPHIA – Are you ready for some Tuesday Night Football?The NFL moved the Vikings at Eagles game from Sunday night to Tuesday because of an expected blizzard that could dump more than a foot...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Gridiron Green

The Minnesota at Philadelphia NFL game will be included in the weekly Gridiron Green and Gridiron Gold competitions at The Durango Herald even though the game will not be played until Tuesday...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

NFL Extra

Monday Night Football New Orleans Saints (10-4) at Atlanta Falcons (12-2), 6:30 p.m. (Mountain), ESPN – The Falcons can clinch home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs, along with the NFC...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Sports

Fame and Shame

Lindsey Vonn remembers being a 9-year-old wannabe Olympian, waiting in line for hours on end to shake the hand of a medal-winning skier and get an autograph.These days, Vonn is the one speeding to...

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

Story of the Years 2010

NEW YORK – Tiger Woods’ humbling return to the public eye, from his televised confession to a winless season on the golf course, was voted the sports story of the year by members of The Associated...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Sports

Ode to sports 2010: Little rhyme, less reason

Come closer, just listen: What do you hear?It’s loud and it seems we’ve heard it all year.Is it roars for the Saints echoing still,After Katrina before the big spill?Or shrieks for Nadal? The World...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Sports

Kelly: Chip off the ol’ AP block

EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon athletic officials were so convinced that Chip Kelly was destined to be head coach of the Ducks they offered him the job before it came open.Smart move.In just his second...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: College Sports

2010 awards a Brees for Saints quarterback

NEW ORLEANS – Drew Brees has New Orleans swinging, singing and trumpeting their Saints like never before.When the Rebirth Brass Band tears it up during one of their late night shows at a funky old...

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

Sports Extra

National Football League Steelers’ Mendenhall loses 100-yard game PITTSBURGH (AP) – Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall has lost the extra yard he incorrectly was credited with Sunday against...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Sports

All-American friends, All-American teammates

They entered the Fort Lewis College women’s soccer program together, winning and losing – mostly winning – together. For a time, they lived together and got through one’s season-ending leg injury...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Crucial job interviews today for Broncos, Texans

ENGLEWOOD – For two reeling teams with nothing at stake, there’s certainly plenty riding on the final two games.First and foremost, the futures of Houston’s Gary Kubiak and Denver’s interim coach...

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

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