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Tour de France champion Chris Froome found to have double the legal limit of asthma drug

PARIS – Chris Froome failed a doping test during the Spanish Vuelta in September and is facing a suspension from cycling ahead of his attempt to win a record-equaling fifth Tour de France title...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Broncos, Colts believe plenty at stake other than playoffs

INDIANAPOLIS – Denver and Indianapolis find themselves in the same place with three games left. Both teams have been eliminated from the playoffs, both coaches face questions about their futures...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Bob Costas wins Hall’s Frick Award for baseball broadcasting

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – As a boy, Bob Costas took a cross-country drive with his dad, delighting in spinning the radio dial and listening “through the crackle and static” to broadcasts from...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Sports

Chris Froome’s cycling doping case: What’s salbutamol and what’s banned?

LONDON – Cycling’s governing body was clear: Chris Froome returned an “adverse” finding — failing a drugs test. The five-time Tour de France champion insists it “was not a positive test.” But the...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Roger Goodell views new NFL commissioner contract as his last

IRVING, Texas – Commissioner Roger Goodell views the agreement reached on an extension last week as his final contract overseeing the NFL, a league spokesman said Wednesday. Goodell’s extension...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

American men impress in Val Gardena downhill skiing training

SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy – Americans Jared Goldberg and Wiley Maple placed 1-2 in the opening training session Wednesday for the classic Saslong downhill. In a session run on a course that was...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers preparing to play this weekend

GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Green Bay Packers stayed afloat in the postseason race while hoping for nearly two months that Aaron Rodgers would return. News that the two-time NFL MVP was cleared medically...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Agent Boras: Marlins turning into ‘pawn shop’ under Jeter

Derek Jeter owns five World Series rings, which may be the reason agent Scott Boras had jewelry on his mind when discussing the Miami Marlins’ new ownership. Boras said Jeter and his group are...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Angels: Shohei Ohtani’s sprained elbow will be healed by spring

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The Los Angeles Angels knew Shohei Ohtani was recovering from a sprained elbow before they agreed to a minor league contract with the Japanese right-hander and outfielder....

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Broncos place safety Justin Simmons on injured reserve

ENGLEWOOD – Justin Simmons’ breakout season is over because of a sprained left ankle he sustained while celebrating a rare big play by the Denver Broncos in their first victory in two months. The...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Prep roundup: Ignacio High School boys, girls basketball stay perfect with wins against Dolores

The Ignacio High School boys basketball team spread the ball around and five players finished with double-digit scoring, as the Bobcats stayed unbeaten on the season with a 69-45 victory against...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: High School Sports

John Carlson helps Capitals beat Avalanche

WASHINGTON – Two losses for Washington played a role in another win for surging Capitals. John Carlson scored a tiebreaking goal in the second period, and Washington beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-2...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports