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Air Force brings back Joe Scott as men’s basketball coach

The Air Force Falcons are bringing back Joe Scott for a second stint as their basketball coach. Scott was in charge of the Falcons for four seasons and led them into the 2004 NCAA Tournament before...

DATE: March 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: College Sports

The countdown clock is clicking again for the Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO – The countdown clocks have been reset and are ticking again for the Tokyo Olympics. The model outside Tokyo Station, and others across the Japanese capital, were switched on almost...

DATE: March 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Durango ultrarunners turn fitness into challenges instead of races

Training all winter in anticipation of spring races requires great motivation and discipline. When all of the upcoming races evaporated from the schedule, Durango-based ultrarunners looked to put...

DATE: March 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Date set: Olympics to be held July 23 through Aug. 8 of 2021

TOKYO – The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in the same time slot scheduled for this year’s games. Tokyo organizers said Monday the opening ceremony will take place on July 23, 2021 — almost...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Confirmed: NCAA to give spring athletes extra year of eligibility

The NCAA will permit Division I spring-sport athletes – such as baseball, softball and lacrosse players – who had their seasons shortened by the coronavirus pandemic to have an additional year of...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Broncos add a punter, as raid of Lions roster continues

ENGLEWOOD – The Denver Broncos have finalized a three-year, $7 million deal with free agent punter Sam Martin, the third former Detroit Lions player signed by general manager John Elway this month....

DATE: March 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Time has come for Durango Athletic Hall of Fame

One hundred forty years. When the town of Durango was formed two miles south of Animas City in 1880 to serve the San Juan mining district, it would have been impossible for those settlers to...

DATE: March 29, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Sports

For the marathon runners, what’s best in the long run isn’t great for long runs

In a sports world virtually put on hold, going on a run outside feels like one of the few aspects of life that hasn’t been disrupted by the novel coronavirus pandemic. But for many runners, from...

DATE: March 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Carmelo Anthony tells how LeBron James saved him from drowning

Over the years, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade have been more than basketball superstars to one another. They have shared a deep friendship, one that has taken them on vacations...

DATE: March 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Tokyo Olympics: Summer dates likely in 2021 for Games

TOKYO – Tokyo Olympic organizers seem to be leaning away from starting the rescheduled games in the spring of 2021. More and more the signs point toward the summer of 2021. Organizing committee...

DATE: March 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Derek Wolfe departs Denver Broncos, signs with Ravens

OWINGS MILLS, Md. – The Baltimore Ravens have reached agreement on a one-year contract with defensive tackle Derek Wolfe, ending his eight-year run with the Denver Broncos. Wolfe had seven sacks in...

DATE: March 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

New cycle: USA riders face another year of training for Tokyo

The decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics until next year because of the coronavirus pandemic has left American cyclists with an abundance of mixed feelings. Relief that a move had been finally...

DATE: March 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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