The U.S. Open is the toughest test in golf, sometimes with trick questions

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. – The U.S. Open wants to be the ultimate test in golf, and sometimes that leads to a series of trick questions. One of them was 14 years ago at Shinnecock Hills. A year after Jim...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

The 2026 World Cup: What we know so far

The 2026 World Cup will look a whole lot different from previous iterations of the tournament, thanks to the fact that it will be hosted by three countries – the United States, Mexico and Canada –...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

John Elway, Vance Joseph haven’t given up on Paxton Lynch

ENGLEWOOD – Denver Broncos fans have pretty much given up on Paxton Lynch. No longer do they fill the airwaves and social media posts with debates about how Denver’s 2016 first-round draft pick...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Is this the week Rickie Fowler breaks through in a major?

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. – Rickie Fowler knows he can win major championships. He says everyone in golf knows that. So, Rickie, how about this week in the U.S. Open? Majors have not been kind to Fowler,...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

NCAA eases rules on athlete transfers

College athletes will no longer need permission from their coach or school to transfer and receive financial aid from another school. The NCAA Division I Council approved the change Wednesday. It...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Borgata casino in Atlantic City opens for sports gambling

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Atlantic City’s Borgata casino will start taking bets on sporting events Thursday morning. The casino told The Associated Press it will begin taking sports bets at 11 a.m....

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Unions seek player safeguards as sports gambling expands

Unions representing professional athletes are starting to lobby states that are considering legal sports gambling, seeking protection for athletes from threats and harassment and from those who...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Russia votes for U.S.-led World Cup bid as logic trumps politics

MOSCOW – The United States was able to celebrate a World Cup victory in Russia after all. Thanks to assistance from the host nation. For all the geopolitical tensions between the superpowers,...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Canada, Mexico, U.S. beats Morocco for 2026 World Cup

MOSCOW – North America will host the 2026 World Cup after FIFA voters overwhelmingly opted Wednesday for the financial and logistical certainty of a United States-led bid over a risky Moroccan...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Durango mountain bike talent raids GoPro Games

One of the best weekends of the year for mountain lovers came and went in Vail. As part of the action that includes everything from slacklining to dog dock jumping to kayaking, there were a couple...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Navajo Trail Open will be played as planned despite smoke from 416 Fire

The 416 Fire has affected Durango and the surrounding area for more than a week, but the raging forest fire north of town won’t stop the 57th installment of the Navajo Trail Open golf tournament...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Aaron Nola fans 10, Phillies hold off Rockies

PHILADELPHIA – Aaron Nola struck out 10 in another dominant performance, Scott Kingery hit a three-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Colorado Rockies 5-4 on Tuesday night. Nola (8-2)...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports