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Gov. Jared Polis has issued a statewide stay-at-home order for non-essential workers and activities.

Durango High School’s Toby Scarpella named to all-state ski team

Durango High School’s Toby Scarpella added a few more accolades to an already-impressive first season for the DHS ski team on Monday. Scarpella was the only Demon named to the Colorado High School...

DATE: March 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Major League Baseball delays opening day until at least mid-May

NEW YORK – Major League Baseball pushed back opening day until mid-May at the earliest on Monday because of the new coronavirus after the federal government recommended restricting events of more...

DATE: March 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

International Olympic Committee officials say no deadline for Olympics decision

SYDNEY –The leader of the IOC’s coordination commission for the Tokyo Olympics said there is no May deadline to cancel the games and he remains confident the event will go ahead despite sports...

DATE: March 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

TV networks get through first weekend of no live sports with taped programming

Scott Van Pelt was supposed to be breaking down the NCAA Tournament bracket on a busy Sunday night on ESPN’s “SportsCenter.” Instead, Van Pelt was figuring out how to fill most of the hour with the...

DATE: March 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Former Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. ready to test free agency

ENGLEWOOD – Chris Harris Jr. has been looking forward to this week for what seems like forever. “Oh yeah, I didn’t get recruited in high school. I didn’t have a lot of teams coming at me out of...

DATE: March 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

NHL pushes back timeline on resumption of season

The NHL is pushing back the possibility of resuming its season for several weeks, if not a month or more. The league and NHL Players’ Association told players Monday they can go home – even out of...

DATE: March 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Iditarod loses another major sponsor

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – One of the Iditarod’s top sponsors is dropping financial support, the second major sponsor with Alaska ties to sever relationships with the sled dog race this month. Fiat...

DATE: March 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

CDC’s latest guidance could mean no sports for much longer

The already-delayed professional sports seasons in North America could be on hiatus for significantly longer than first planned after federal officials said Sunday that they recommend all in-person...

DATE: March 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Durango running community not slowed down by virus

Numerous prestigious marathons around the globe have been pushed back by months by the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and somne local races have been outright canceled. But the Durango running...

DATE: March 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

March sadness: NCAA opts not to release projected bracket after tournament was canceled

For all those who dreamed the impossible – making it a whole month without getting a single game wrong in the bracket – this is your year. Everything else about the NCAA Tournament that won’t...

DATE: March 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Rick Pitino returns to college basketball, becomes next Iona head coach

At labyrinthine Webster Hall nightclub in the East Village of New York in late December 1995, back when nightclubs were nightclubs and dating apps were nonexistent, a small batch of Kentucky...

DATE: March 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: College Sports

UFC’s Dana White vows that fights will go on ‘unless there’s a total shutdown of the country’

Virtually every other professional sports organization has suspended events because of the coronavirus outbreak, but UFC President Dana White vowed Saturday that the mixed martial arts fights will...

DATE: March 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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