Sports

From Newton to Ozougwu

NEW YORK – One fourth-round draft pick won’t be ready to run until August. Another wasn’t ready to talk to his new team because he was in the middle of his graduation ceremony.Those were the least...

DATE: April 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

The unwritten rules

MILWAUKEE – On the first day of spring training this year, Atlanta’s Nate McLouth stole a base, left the game, then immediately went over to the other dugout.McLouth’s steal had riled up the...

DATE: April 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Gates open for Thomas at tight end

ENGLEWOOD – The Denver Broncos used the draft to infuse athleticism into their defense, a nastiness into their offensive line and some much-needed youth into their secondary.They still have a huge...

DATE: April 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Uncle Mo is a go for Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Uncle Mo is ready for the Kentucky Derby.And his owner is ready to bet on him. Big time.The 3-year-old colt put together what trainer Todd Pletcher called a “textbook” workout...

DATE: April 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Bulls’ Thibodeau wins Coach of the Year

DEERFIELD, Ill.– Tom Thibodeau waited two decades to become an NBA head coach. It didn’t take him long to be recognized as one of the best once he got the chance.Thibodeau is the NBA’s Coach of the...

DATE: April 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Bad news bear hug: The lockout is back

NEW YORK – Even as Ryan Williams was bear-hugging Roger Goodell at the draft Friday, the NFL was back in position to shut down all other business.The Virginia Tech running back waited in a side...

DATE: April 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Orange Crush, Version 2.0

ENGLEWOOD – The Denver Broncos are working on their Orange Crush defense, Version 2.0.After selecting Texas A&M’s Von Miller in the first round, the Broncos, under new defensive-minded head coach...

DATE: April 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Sports Extra

NASCAR Montoya turns 128.639 mph, wins Sprint Cup pole RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Juan Pablo Montoya took the pole Friday for the Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway tonight, turning a fast...

DATE: April 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Sports

Skill & Swagger

In wins last weekend over Grand Junction Central and Grand Junction, the Durango High School girls soccer team flashed the skill the Demons expected of themselves at the beginning of the year.On...

DATE: April 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Durango girls tennis warms up with dual W

The Durango Demons warmed up for a busy weekend of tennis with a 6-1 dual win over the Montrose girls Friday afternoon at the DHS courts.“Things went really well for us actually,” DHS head coach...

DATE: April 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Demons’ hot start turns cold as ice

Durango got the start it desired, but that was about it.Durango High School scored a pair of runs in the first inning off starting pitcher Chandon Rose and the Grand Junction Tigers, then the bats...

DATE: April 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

DHS girls lacrosse needs to oil its O

Looking back, Durango’s start to its 2011 girls lacrosse season might have been too fast for comfort.“Our first five games were against weaker teams,” Durango High School girls lacrosse coach Jenni...

DATE: April 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: High School Sports