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‘Colossal’ coronavirus won’t slow Christopher Blevins’ Olympic dream

For the last two years, Christopher Blevins woke up and went to work as best he could each day toward his Olympic dream. He now faces another year of the same process. It was announced Tuesday the...

DATE: March 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics postponed to 2021

TOKYO – Not even the Summer Olympics could withstand the force of the coronavirus. After weeks of hedging, the IOC took the unprecedented step of postponing the world’s biggest sporting event, a...

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

Snow calls to Quinn Simmons while home because of coronavirus

Quinn Simmons was in France getting some early reconnaissance work done on a Paris-Roubaix course he has spent a year waiting to get back to. A day later, he was sent from Europe back to Durango....

DATE: March 21, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Broncos agree to 2-year, $5.7M deal with new tight end

ENGLEWOOD — A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press the Denver Broncos have agreed to a two-year free agent deal with former Seattle and Pittsburgh tight end Nick Vannett...

DATE: March 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Wells Bayou wins eerie Louisiana Derby at empty track

NEW ORLEANS — As Wells Bayou completed a wire-to-wire victory in the $1 million Louisiana Derby, there was hardly a cheer to be heard — other than the isolated triumphant shouts of trainer Brad Cox...

DATE: March 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Former Real Madrid president dies from coronavirus

MADRID — Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz died Saturday from the new coronavirus, his family said. He was 76. Sanz had been in intensive care since the beginning of the week while being...

DATE: March 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Former No. 1 overall draft picks still available on NFL market

Jameis Winston, Cam Newton and Jadeveon Clowney didn’t have to wait long to find homes in the NFL when they came out of college. They were No. 1 overall draft picks. Now they are finding things...

DATE: March 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

NBA’s Adam Silver seeking answers, which are in short supply

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver finds himself almost constantly looking at financial numbers and projections. And like the rest of a world that is dealing with the seismic effects of the coronavirus...

DATE: March 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Mini tours playing through during virus outbreak

PHOENIX — Anna Nordqvist drained a birdie putt on the second playoff hole, pumped her fist and gave a slight wave to half-dozen people clapping near the green. The tournament title in hand, the...

DATE: March 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Virus grows, as do questions: Will the Tokyo Olympics open?

TOKYO — The Olympic flame has arrived in Japan from Greece. Next comes the torch relay around the country, which is scheduled to start Thursday in northern Japan. Organizers have asked crowds to be...

DATE: March 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Lolo Jones: IOC should postpone Olympics

Lolo Jones is 37 — angling for a comeback to the track and well aware that she’s running out of time. These days, though, earning a spot in the Tokyo Olympics is nowhere close to her No. 1...

DATE: March 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

A look back at Olympics that never were: 1916, 1940 and 1944

With more and more calls to postpone the Tokyo Olympics because of the coronavirus outbreak, it’s worth noting that this every-four-years spectacle has been rocked before by traumatic events. Three...

DATE: March 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

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