Mixed martial arts fighter Kevin Wirth ready for next bout

With time on his hands since improving to 7-1 as a professional mixed-martial artist, and a desire to breathe some hometown mountain air, Bayfield High School alumnus Kevin Wirth arrived in La...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

OKC’s Russell Westbrook traded to Rockets for Chris Paul

LAS VEGAS – Russell Westbrook and James Harden are together again, and Chris Paul is leaving Houston to make that reunion happen. A person with knowledge of the situation says the Oklahoma City...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Bayfield’s Heydinger commits to University of Akron baseball

Essentially swapping stability for a start-up, Taed Heydinger’s baseball career will be taking him from a college boasting just two head coaches since 1961 to another set to return from a five-year...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Manassa reflects on favorite son Jack Dempsey

CONEJOS COUNTY – At 9 years old, Michelle Richardson didn’t exactly know how to process her firsthand encounter with Manassa’s legendary prizefighter. “It was in July of 1966 at our annual Pioneer...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

‘Robot umpires’ debut in independent Atlantic League

YORK, Pa. – “Robot umpires” have arrived. The independent Atlantic League became the first American professional baseball league to let a computer call balls and strikes Wednesday night at its...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Jerami Grant hopes to help youthful Nuggets take next step

DENVER – Jerami Grant’s introductory news conference turned out to be a real show stopper. Actually, more of a sound-check interrupter. Between rehearsals before an Ariana Grande concert Thursday...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

‘Not about 24’: Williams to face Halep in Wimbledon final

WIMBLEDON, England – Hours before her Wimbledon semifinal, Serena Williams spent some time deep in thought and arrived at a couple of conclusions. For one thing, she shouldn’t focus too much on...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Federer, Nadal renew great rivalry in Wimbledon semifinals

WIMBLEDON, England – After going more than 1½ years without playing each other anywhere, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will be meeting at a second consecutive Grand Slam tournament when they face...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Dylan Teuns wins grueling Stage 6 of Tour de France

CHAMPAGNEY, France – Two Tour de France rookies stole the show on the first mountain stage, with Dylan Teuns of Belgium winning Stage 6 and Giulio Ciccone of Italy taking the overall race lead on...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Cancellation of 2019 Hardrock 100 doesn’t deter ultra community

There may not be a 2019 running of the Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run through the San Juan Mountains, but there will be plenty of trail running events that will provide ultra-running enthusiasts a...

DATE: July 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Megan Rapinoe delivers yet again for USWNT – this time with rousing parade speech

Megan Rapinoe danced, danced and then danced some more during the U.S. women’s national team’s ticker-tape parade in New York on Wednesday, first atop the float that transported the World Cup...

DATE: July 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Trade deadline looms as baseball resumes after break

CHICAGO – Francisco Lindor and the Cleveland Indians, looking up at Nelson Cruz and the surprising Minnesota Twins. Matt Chapman and the Oakland Athletics, trying to run down José Altuve and the...

DATE: July 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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