Aksel Lund Svindal conquers Olympic downhill to become oldest Alpine ski winner

JEONGSEON, South Korea — Aksel Lund Svindal became the oldest Olympic gold medalist in Alpine skiing by winning the men’s downhill on Thursday at the Pyeongchang Games. The 35-year-old Norwegian...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

U.S. snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis at peace with Olympic legacy

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The most accomplished snowboardcross rider in history knows the question is coming. Because the question comes every four years. No matter how many races she wins. No...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Sports

Semyon Varlamov makes 43 saves, Avalanche blank Canadiens

DENVER — Semyon Varlamov rescued Colorado’s struggling offense with a stellar performance against Montreal. Varlamov made 43 saves for his first victory in more than a month and the Avalanche...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Stars back on the field as pitchers, catchers begin spring training

Justin Verlander is looking forward to a full season with the Houston Astros, while the New York Mets are hoping for a healthier year for their starting staff. The New York Yankees? Well, this...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Robert Logan back to lead Durango High School girls soccer in 2018

Durango High School didn’t have to look far to find its next girls soccer coach, as the Demons picked former coach Robert Logan to take over the girls soccer program. Logan had all the...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Tiger Woods back at Riviera, a golf course that never treated him well

LOS ANGELES – Even when Tiger Woods hardly ever lost, he never could win at Riviera. Woods resumes his comeback from a fourth back surgery at the Genesis Open, marking his return to the course...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Rockies might move leadoff slugger Charlie Blackmon in lineup

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Charlie Blackmon was historically good as a leadoff hitter last season. So good that the Colorado Rockies might try to move that production into a more productive spot in the...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Slovenia comes back to stun U.S. hockey in Olympic opener

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Five practices were supposed to prepare the Americans for this, and they knew at the second intermission Slovenia was going to come out punching. The preparation and...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Russian gold-medal favorites lose opening hockey game to Slovakia

GANGNEUNG, South Korea – The latest iteration of the Russian Red Machine started its Olympic hockey tournament against Slovakia on Wednesday and lost 3-2. The Russians gave up a two-goal lead as...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Chris Froome returns to cycling despite doping investigation

MALAGA, Spain – Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome returned to racing on Wednesday despite being under investigation by cycling’s world governing body for failing a doping test. Froome...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Jeep in hot water over ad showing SUV romping through river

RENO, Nev. – The head of one of the nation’s largest fish conservation groups says Fiat Chrysler Super Bowl ads “glorified” the destruction of aquatic habitat in an apparent attempt to appeal to...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

U.S. ski star Mikaela Shiffrin in holding pattern at Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – The start of Mikaela Shiffrin’s bid for multiple medals at the 2018 Olympics was delayed yet again when the women’s slalom was postponed from Wednesday to Friday because...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports