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United States claims 100th Winter Olympics gold medal

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – In fitting fashion, America’s 100th Winter Olympics gold medal will be draped around the neck of one of its most decorated athletes. Snowboarding great Shaun White earned...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Shaun White goes big in final run to win third Olympic gold medal

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – The pressure was real. So were the tears – of joy, relief, redemption. This is why Shaun White keeps going. This is why the snowboarding superstar returns to the Olympics...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Chiefs will let linebacker Derrick Johnson walk

Derrick Johnson’s tenure with the Kansas City Chiefs is coming to an end. The franchise’s career tackles leader and a four-time Pro Bowl selection, Johnson will become a free agent when his...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Rockies bolster bullpen, try for first back-to-back playoff appearances

DENVER – Nolan Arenado didn’t travel home with the team after the Colorado Rockies lost at Arizona in last October’s wild-card game. He needed some time to himself, to reflect on a season in which...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Skier Hirsher fills out trophy case with gold in Pyeongchang

JEONGSEON, South Korea — Eventually, The Question began to bother Marcel Hirscher. It wasn’t so much the actual content, which was always some variation of: “Do you need an Olympic gold medal to...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Chloe Kim’s Olympic gold secures American dream for her family

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – Chloe Kim stamped her name on a new era of snowboarding with a run down the halfpipe that, officially, did not mean anything. To her, it meant everything. The Olympic...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

The Rock Lounge has summit in sight after a tough climb

After months of construction, The Rock Lounge, a rock climbing gym, plans to reopen in two weeks at a new location on east 30th Street in Durango. The new training space will fill a void that was...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado’s Red Gerard wins slopestyle snowboarding for USA’s 1st Olympic gold

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – Red Gerard and his brothers built their own snowboarding features park in the backyard of their Colorado home as kids, one that provided them a gateway into a sport that...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Cyclist killed, another injured in Tour de Palm Springs

INDIO HILLS, Calif. – Police say a car seen driving down a road at twice the speed limit barreled into cyclists racing in California’s Tour de Palm Springs, killing one person and seriously...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

MLB Spring Training opens with turmoil

The Boston Red Sox plan to print 5,000 copies of their media guide during the last week of February. Their opening-day roster could include several players who won’t make the deadline. Perhaps 100...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Olympic snowboard champion I-Pod won’t compete in Pyeongchang

PYEONGCHANG, South Kore – Olympic halfpipe champion Iouri Podladtchikov won’t defend his title due to injuries sustained last month at the Winter X Games. The gold medalist, known as the I-Pod,...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Vonn opens up, will ski for more than herself in Pyeongchang

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – Lindsey Vonn is a grown woman of enormous professional accomplishment and a personal life that has played out in public over the past decade-and-a-half. She was married...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports