Kate Markgraf hired as GM for USWNT

Former defender Kate Markgraf has been named general manager of the U.S. women’s national team, U.S. Soccer announced Monday. Markgraf will oversee the search for a coach to replace Jill Ellis, who...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

NCAA amends ‘Rich Paul Rule’ after criticism

INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA has backtracked on new certification standards and will no longer require a bachelor’s degree for a sports agent to represent Division I men’s basketball players who declare...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Patrick Reed delivers clutch putts to win Northern Trust

JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Patrick Reed picked a good time to end 16 months without a victory. Reed fell behind early, was still two shots behind on the back nine at Liberty National and then rolled in...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Marquez, Rockies put out Padres in series finale

SAN DIEGO – It has been a while since the Colorado Rockies played a game like this one. Yonder Alonso hit his 100th career homer during Colorado’s four-run sixth inning and German Márquez pitched...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Serena Williams retires in WTA Rogers Cup final

TORONTO – Bianca Andreescu became the first Canadian to win the Rogers Cup in 50 years when Serena Williams retired because of an injury Sunday. Andreescu was up 3-1 in the first set when Williams...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Jake Butt rejoins Broncos after injury

ENGLEWOOD – Finally, some good news for the banged-up Denver Broncos: Jake Butt is back. “I think we went through, albeit a small port of the practice, with no setbacks. So, that’s good,” coach Vic...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Americans protest on medals stand at Pan Am Games

LIMA, Peru – Two Americans used their medal-winning moments at the Pan American Games to draw attention to social issues back home that they feel are spiraling out of control. During their medals...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Samuel Mikulak wins sixth title at US Gymnastics Championships

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Samuel Mikulak doesn’t show off the stash of medals he’s earned from the U.S. men’s gymnastics championships through the years. They sit in relatively anonymity in the basement...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Margot, Renfroe lead Padres past Rockies

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres’ outfielders couldn’t have come through any bigger than they did in beating the staggering Colorado Rockies on Saturday night. Center fielder Manuel Margot hit a...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Quinn Simmons, 18, stuns the world at Leadville 100

LEADVILLE – Everyone expected either two-time defending champion Howard Grotts or one of the veteran WorldTour pro road cyclists to win the 2019 Leadville Trail 100 MTB. Nobody expected the third...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Rose Grant wins, Sarah Sturm a gritty second at Leadville 100

LEADVILLE – Three women mostly rode alone Saturday at the Leadville Trail 100 MTB race. They finally came together on the podium. Sarah Sturm of Durango took a brief lead on the climb of Columbine...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Howard Grotts claims epic three-peat at Leadville 100

LEADVILLE – Howard Grotts couldn’t help it. Coming down the last pass of the race, he started to cry. Perhaps it was the emotion of knowing he was about to go on to win his third consecutive...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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