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Bakey Mayfield debuts, Andrew Luck returns as NFL preseason gets in gear

Welcome to the NFL, Baker Mayfield. And welcome back to the league, Andrew Luck. While the opening preseason game for most teams carries little intrigue as players from the back end of the roster...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Justin Thomas steps out of Jordan Spieth’s shadow as PGA champion

ST. LOUIS – A walk from the driving range to the 10th tee at Bellerive took longer than usual for Justin Thomas. One marshal wanted an autograph. Another wanted a selfie. He made it under the...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Sepp Kuss wins Stage 2, takes yellow jersey at Tour of Utah

There’s something about Stage 2 at the Tour of Utah that brings out the best in Durango professional road cyclist Sepp Kuss. The 23-year-old went on a solo break Wednesday on the climb up Mount...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Taillon, Pirates beat Bettis, Rockies

DENVER – Jameson Taillon beat Chad Bettis in a matchup of pitchers who battled testicular cancer last year, and the Pittsburgh Pirates hit three homers in a 10-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Tiger Woods in ice, preparing for golf’s final major of year

ST. LOUIS – Tiger Woods at times looks similar to the guy who won the PGA Championship four times among his 14 major titles, except for the results. And except for the way he began the week of the...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Jordan Spieth takes another run at career Grand Slam at PGA

ST. LOUIS – The spotlight was downright searing when Jordan Spieth arrived at Quail Hallow last summer, fresh off a victory at Royal Birkdale that had put him on the precipice of the career Grand...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Ex-NFL players seek to educate current ones on helmet rule

Curtis Martin took and dished out plenty of helmet hits as he rushed for more than 14,000 yards in his Hall of Fame career. He just wishes he didn’t have to endure that. The retired running back...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

NASCAR points leader Kyle Busch looking to dominate playoffs

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Kyle Busch hopes his latest dominant NASCAR season lasts one race longer than his previous two years. Busch has won 20 races since 2015, including six in the Monster Energy...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

NASCAR goes back to business and away from chairman’s arrest

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR needed 99 races for budding superstar Chase Elliott to finally win his first Cup race and didn’t even get a full day to celebrate the milestone. NASCAR Chairman Brian...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Las Vegas forced to forfeit WNBA game canceled by travel delays

NEW YORK – For the first time in WNBA history, a team has forfeited a game. The league ruled Tuesday that Las Vegas will get a loss for its game against Washington that was canceled when the Aces...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

American Tejay van Garderen in Tour of Utah yellow; Sepp Kuss chasing

American Tejay van Garderen of the BMC Racing Team has started strong in his first Tour of Utah since 2011, while Durango’s Sepp Kuss has helped power one of the top teams through the opening two...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Broncos’ Chris Harris tackles new role with Aqib Talib gone

ENGLEWOOD – Chris Harris Jr. is one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL. For the first time in his eight-year NFL career, he’s actually the top cornerback on his own team. Harris has played...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports