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Hardrock 100 will see its silver anniversary in 2018

Twenty-seven years after the first run, one of the most famous events in the world is set for its silver anniversary. The 25th running of the Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run will begin at 6 a.m....

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Xavier Thévenard headlines a wide open year for Hardrock 100

The defending champions aren’t in Silverton for the Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run this year, creating a wide-open race for the 145 brave ultra-marathoners who will start the famed race at 6 a.m....

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

AL wins sixth consecutive All-Star Game

WASHINGTON – A record 10 home runs. A slew of strikeouts. The all-or-nothing All-Star Game mirrored what baseball has become. Astros teammates Alex Bregman and George Springer homered on...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

The next World Cup is in France, not Qatar

MOSCOW – The “next” World Cup got plenty of hype in Russia. A massive cube was alight with video images of “Qatar 2022” in Gorky Park, while the ground floor of the high-end shopping mall at Red...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

American core of golf stars have grown up together

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Justin Thomas lost a skin by making bogey. He won a bet by making par. All on the same hole. The difference – a big difference – was in the clubs Thomas used to cover the 472...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

NBA preps for expanded betting on games

LAS VEGAS – Here’s a scenario: LeBron James is four assists and three rebounds shy of a triple-double after three quarters. A bettor, who is watching at home and utilizing a mobile app, decides to...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Julian Alaphilippe gives France more to celebrate at Tour de France

LE GRAND-BORNAND, France – France has a new cycling star. Two days after the country’s soccer players won the World Cup, Julian Alaphilippe became the first French winner of a stage at this year’s...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Greg Van Avermaet extends Tour de France lead in first mountain stage

LE GRAND-BORNAND, France – Facing the climbing prowess of Chris Froome’s Team Sky, Greg Van Avermaet expected to lose his lead of the Tour de France on the first day in the mountains. Instead, the...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 hours 38 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

‘Holy Grail’ of cards: 1952 Mickey Mantle on display in Denver

DENVER – The “Holy Grail” of baseball cards, a pristine 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle valued at several million dollars, was delivered to the History Colorado Center on Monday via armored truck for a...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Tiger Woods believe British Open is his best shot at a major

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Tiger Woods doesn’t feel as old at the oldest championship in golf. Back at the British Open for the first time in three years, Woods broke from his tradition on Tuesday...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 hours 11 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Usain Bolt to make run at pro soccer in Australia

SYDNEY (AP) — Usain Bolt is making a run at professional soccer in Australia. The Olympic sprint great has long expressed his love of the game. Since his retirement from track, he has tested...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Hometown hero Bryce Harper wins thrilling Home Run Derby over Kyle Schwarber

WASHINGTON – The ball cleared the center field wall, and the sellout crowd roared. Bryce Harper threw his bat in the air, thrust both index fingers skyward and yelled with delight as a shower of...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports