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Gov. Jared Polis has issued a statewide stay-at-home order for non-essential workers and activities.

Nona Blues: McDowell concerned with restaurants and his golf

Graeme McDowell finds motivation in short supply as he tries to keep his golf game sharp without knowing when the next tournament will be played. In that respect, he’s no different from most...

DATE: March 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

We’ll miss Opening Day, but its wonderful sense of anticipation will return someday soon

Once, I titled a book “Why Time Begins on Opening Day.” For others, time may seem to begin when gardens bloom, ski slopes open or a Kennedy Center opera season launches. Elk season, no doubt, lifts...

DATE: March 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

NHL doctor warns of patchwork protocols across 31 markets

The NHL’s chief medical officer said Wednesday he expects the coronavirus pandemic to get worse before it gets better in North America and differences across 31 markets are likely to affect when...

DATE: March 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

MLB Opening Day memories: From Seaver to Scully, Ted to the Ted

No game today. On what was supposed to be opening day all around the majors, ballparks will be shut Thursday because of the coronavirus pandemic. So while we wait and hope for baseball this year,...

DATE: March 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Game Zero: Spread of coronavirus linked to Champions League match

ROME – It was the biggest soccer game in Atalanta’s history and a third of Bergamo’s population made the short trip to Milan’s famed San Siro Stadium. Nearly 2,500 fans of visiting Spanish club...

DATE: March 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Some sports owners are stepping up during this crisis. It’s what they should do.

Late last year, finally, after years of wrangling, the Pittsburgh Penguins agreed to an affordable housing proposal in their new arena development plan in an old segregated black neighborhood, the...

DATE: March 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

NEWBERRY: Will 2021 Tokyo Olympics become the spring games?

Imagine a gorgeous spring day in Tokyo. The chill of winter has melted away. The summer humidity is still a couple of months off. Maybe, just maybe, the famed cherry blossoms are still around,...

DATE: March 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Thweatt: Don’t rerun U.S. Olympic Trials for marathon

Laura Thweatt narrowly missed her opportunity at a 2020 Olympics spot when she took fifth at the women’s marathon trials in Atlanta. Less than a month later, it was announced nobody will be at the...

DATE: March 25, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

IOC President invokes Trump in defense of Olympic decision

GENEVA — A day after officially postponing the Tokyo Olympics, IOC president Thomas Bach invoked comments by President Donald Trump to defend himself from criticism on Wednesday. Bach spoke to...

DATE: March 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

U.S. Justice Department: Don’t treat trans athletes as girls

HARTFORD, Conn — The U.S. Justice Department is getting involved in a federal civil rights lawsuit that seeks to block transgender athletes in Connecticut from competing as girls in...

DATE: March 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

LITKE: The ‘no-win’ Olympics gets another chance

Money talks, which is the short answer for why it took this long for the swells at the International Olympic Committee to listen to reason. For weeks, IOC leaders framed their refusal to shut down...

DATE: March 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

USA Cycling cancels collegiate road nationals

The 2019-20 collegiate cycling season is over. Fort Lewis College had already made the decision to cancel the Squawker Road Classic event scheduled April 25-26 in Durango because of COVID-19. Now,...

DATE: March 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: College Sports

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