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MLBCubs fire GM Jim Hendry just shy of a decade CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs fired general manager Jim Hendry on Friday with another disappointing season that will add to their historic championship...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Sports

Broncos get back to their roots

ENGLEWOOD – Denver’s defenders weren’t the only ones who were pleased when the Broncos hired coach John Fox to replace Josh McDaniels.Fox is known as much for his commitment to the ground game as...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Alaska trails equal adventure

Durango native Ben Seale always enjoyed a good hike in the woods.Now the transplanted Alaskan has taken his hiking/trail running to an Alaskan extreme.Seale, 36, recently completed the...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Outdoors Briefs

Family 5K Walk/Run will return Aug. 27 The second annual Family 5K Walk/Run to benefit the Durango Pregnancy Center and the Best for Babes Foundation will be held at 9 a.m. Aug. 27.The 5K walk/run...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Fall training springs Skyhawk optimism

There’s a feeling of newness and anticipation that surrounds college campuses each year as August draws to a close. Old students return. New students jump in. The mixture of old and new is...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Skyhawks go north, recruit Canadian

The recruiting class for the upcoming fall season of Fort Lewis College men’s soccer already had an international flair, with players from England to Germany joining the roster. This time, the FLC...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: College Sports

FLC Klings to 2nd in the RMAC

Left out of this year’s preseason top 25 national rankings, the Fort Lewis College men’s soccer team settled into second place in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference preseason poll.Colorado...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Coaches agree: FLC is No. 1

Fort Lewis College is coming off its best women’s soccer season in program history.The coaches around the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference agree, they’re going to be good again. The Skyhawks were...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: College Sports

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BasketballDiplomacy? Goodwill? Exhibition ends in a brawl BEIJING – A wild brawl broke out between Georgetown and a Chinese men’s basketball team Thursday night, putting an immediate end to a...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Sports

Durango tennis to open with a rare doubleheader

Ready or not, high school tennis season is here.The Durango High School boys tennis team will open its fall season with a twin bill today at Canyon View Park in Grand Junction.The Demons, returning...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Beetham’s 71 beats the field at Bridges

A different day, a different champion.Jesse Beetham beat the field Thursday at Bridges in Montrose, and his even-par 71 led Aspen to a team title, too.Aspen shot a 222 to beat the 95-degree heat...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Are the dark days over?

AIGLE, Switzerland – After years of doping scandals in which the very legitimacy of his sport was questioned, Pat McQuaid said cycling’s best days await.The president of cycling’s governing body...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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