Sports

Bike stars ready for grueling Leadville 100

LEADVILLE – Co-founder Ken Chlouber is holding out hope that Lance Armstrong will change his mind and ride in the Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race that he won in record time last year.“I’ve...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Sports

Hall of Fame welcomes Olympic champs

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Larry Bird stopped just short of calling the Dream Team the best squad ever assembled.With the talent standing behind him, he wouldn’t get much argument if he had.The members...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Sports

PGA stuck in time warp

KOHLER, Wis. – Matt Kuchar made a birdie on the first hole he played Friday to take the lead, and that’s where he wound up at the end of another long day at the PGA Championship.What it meant was...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Sports

Santana stifles Rockies

NEW YORK – Johan Santana saw Jerry Manuel before taking the mound against the Colorado Rockies.“Don’t come out there today. Leave me alone,” the Mets ace told his manager.“I sure would love to,...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Orton shines without spotlight

ENGLEWOOD – When the Denver Broncos’ practice at Invesco Field was over, thousands of fans who had been incessantly chanting Tim Tebow’s name pushed toward the railings to beg for his...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

PGA: Players Gone Amok

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. – Along the humps and hollows of Whistling Straits, against the magnificent backdrop of Lake Michigan, the stage is set for golf’s final major championship of the year, the PGA.This...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Mora slams Mets in eighth

NEW YORK – Melvin Mora kept what’s left of Colorado’s postseason hopes alive with what might have been the key at-bat of the Rockies season.After an intentional walk loaded the bases, he wound up...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Fargas fills a Broncos’ gap

ENGLEWOOD – The newest member to pass through the Denver Broncos’ turnstile of tailbacks is longtime Oakland Raiders bruiser Justin Fargas.With their top three running backs sidelined, the Broncos...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Friar Tebow buzzes off rookie hairdo

ENGLEWOOD – Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard may have shown he’s better at blitzing than buzz cuts.Woodyard is the player responsible for giving rookie quarterback Tim Tebow his infamous haircut,...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Broncos catch a break

ENGLEWOOD – For once, the banged-up Denver Broncos had players returning to the field instead of hobbling off.These days, that’s been a rare sight.A rash of injuries has ravaged the Broncos in...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Pelfrey outduels Jimenez in 1-0 W

NEW YORK – Mike Pelfrey stood tall on the mound, aggressively challenging the Colorado Rockies with fastballs. From the start, he looked like a pitcher determined to put an emphatic end to a...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Denver’s Haggan fills need for LBs

ENGLEWOOD – There was a time in Mario Haggan’s career when he only got on the field for kickoffs and when another linebacker needed a quick breather.That typically was it, as far as his role...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports