Germany looks to become 1st repeat World Cup champ in half-century

MOSCOW – After raising the World Cup eight miles from Copacabana Beach four years ago, Germany hopes to lift the trophy four miles from the Kremlin on July 15 and become the first repeat champion...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Playoff disappointments make Stanley Cup parade sweeter for Capitals

WASHINGTON – Nine early playoff exits paved the way for the Capitals’ unexpected Stanley Cup run and made the trip down Constitution Avenue all the more satisfying to the NHL champions and their...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Olympic skier Bode Miller’s daughter drowns in pool

LOS ANGELES – The 19-month-old daughter of U.S. Olympic skier Bode Miller drowned in a Southern California swimming pool, authorities said Monday. Emeline Miller died at an Orange County hospital...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Broncos’ Shane Ray optimistic fourth surgery will be the fix

ENGLEWOOD – Shane Ray is aiming to keep both his weight and his spirits up as he heads into a fourth surgery on his troublesome left wrist. “I ain’t been getting down about it. I just need to get...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

A U.S. Open win would be the final piece of Tiger Woods’ return to golf

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. – Tiger Woods returned to the U.S. Open for the first time in three years and hardly anyone noticed. Then again, it was late Sunday afternoon. Shinnecock Hills was practically...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Oakland turns out in force to celebrate Warriors’ parade

OAKLAND, Calif. – For the second consecutive year, throngs of Golden State Warriors fans turned out for a victory parade to celebrate a team some are calling an NBA dynasty and got a treat when...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Paul Goldschmidt stays hot, Diamondbacks beat Rockies 8-3

DENVER – A weekend trip to hitter-friendly Coors Field sparked Arizona’s offense. Paul Goldschmidt doubled and tripled and had two runs batted in to finish off a dominating series and the...

DATE: June 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Howard Grotts resumes his streak at the Missoula Pro XCT

There’s something about Missoula, Montana, that brings out the best in Howard Grotts. That something is big, sustained climbs. The 25-year-old from Durango claimed the Missoula Pro XCt...

DATE: June 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Sepp Kuss wraps up Critérium; Quinn Simmons claims a road win in Europe

SAINT-GERVAIS, France –Two impressive stages Friday and Saturday set up Durango’s Sepp Kuss for a good finish, while Team Sky rider Geraint Thomas won the Critérium du Dauphiné on Sunday in France....

DATE: June 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem for 11th French Open title

PARIS – In full control of the French Open final, a rather familiar position for him, Rafael Nadal suddenly was worried. He led by two sets plus a break early in the third, when the middle finger...

DATE: June 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Durango’s largest disc golf tournament returns for second year

The second annual Durango Big Picture Classic disc golf tournament – a fundraiser for Durango Big Picture High School – nearly doubled its turnout from last year, with twice the number of athletes,...

DATE: June 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

2018 Cortez Burst Triathlon to kick off series of summer races

This year’s Cortez Burst Triathlon will be the city’s ninth, and the first Burst to be officially included in a series of triathlons on the Western Slope. The triathlon, held on the Fourth of July...

DATE: June 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports