Optimism meets uncertainty as opening day approaches at SunRay Park

FARMINGTON – As the sports world continues to recover from the effects of shutting down much of 2020, some familiarity comes with it. The sound of the fans at baseball games, the sounds of the...

DATE: April 10, 2021 | UPDATED: 6 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Hometown no-no: Musgrove has first no-hitter for Padres

ARLINGTON, Texas – San Diego Padres right-hander Joe Musgrove pitched the first no-hitter in the history of his hometown team, allowing only one baserunner in a 3-0 victory over the Texas Rangers...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Avalanche bring back big defenseman Patrik Nemeth

DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche reacquired Patrik Nemeth, trading a fourth-round pick to the Detroit Red Wings for the veteran defenseman. The teams announced the deal Friday night. Detroit...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Dustin Johnson’s Masters reign ends with missed cut

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Dustin Johnson is scheduled to be in Butler Cabin on Sunday evening, draping the green jacket over the shoulders of the Masters champion. That’ll be his only official appearance at...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Cueto pitches Giants past Rockies in home opener

SAN FRANCISCO – With that familiar flair and flip of his dreadlocks, Johnny Cueto entertained everyone once again. And he dominated like the old days, too. And oh how the baseball-starved San...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Rose clings to 1-shot Masters lead

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Justin Rose was happy enough to still have the lead Friday at the Masters, even if only by a fraction on a day when Augusta National was more forgiving and he had to rally just to...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Stats pioneer Bill James: Don’t blame us for boring baseball

BOSTON – The analytics crowd isn’t accepting blame for baseball’s big slowdown. “I plead not guilty,” statistics pioneer Bill James said on Friday. “I don’t have nothin’ to do with this.” As...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Nuggets sign guard to bolster perimeter defense

DENVER – The Denver Nuggets bolstered their backcourt by signing guard Shaquille Harrison to a two-way deal. Harrison played sparingly for Utah this season, averaging 3.3 minutes over 17...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

NHL grapples with vaccine inequity between U.S. and Canada

His smile covered by a light blue surgical mask, Jacob Trouba’s eyes shined as the needle went into his left arm. The New York Rangers gave players, coaches and staff a day off this week so they...

DATE: April 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Avalanche defenseman MacDonald gets 2-game ban

NEW YORK – Colorado Avalanche defenseman Jacob MacDonald was suspended Thursday for two games without pay for an illegal check to the head on Minnesota Wild forward Ryan Hartman. The NHL’s...

DATE: April 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Rockies get gem from Jon Gray at Coors Field

DENVER – Jon Gray took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning and got his first win of the season, pitching the Colorado Rockies over the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-3 on Thursday. Gray (1-0) allowed...

DATE: April 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Justin Rose rules early among Augusta’s azaleas

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Seven holes into the Masters, Justin Rose was 2-over par and in no position to panic. He knew Augusta National in April was no picnic compared with the last one in November. He...

DATE: April 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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