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  • ESPN suspends Stephen A. Smith for comments on abuse

    NEW YORK — ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don't do anything to provoke an attack. Smith's commentary occurred during a discussion on ESPN2's "First Take" last Friday about the NFL's two-game suspension of Baltimore...

  • Wada earns 1st MLB win as Cubs beat Rockies

    CHICAGO — After nine seasons in Japan and three years in the minor leagues, Cubs starter Tsuyoshi Wada finally picked up that elusive first major league victory. Wada (1-1) left little doubt to Monday night's outcome, pitching seven strong innings as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Colorado Rockies 4-1. "I'm so happy for him," catcher John...

  • NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    CHICAGO — The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports. College sports' governing body also agreed to implement a single...

  • Judge OKs record-setting $2 billion sale of Clippers

    LOS ANGELES — A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In the tentative ruling, Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas sided with Sterling's estranged wife Shelly Sterling, who burst into tears when...

  • Rockies' Justin Morneau begins rehab assignment with Sky Sox Monday night

    Colorado Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau begins a rehab assignment with the Colorado Sky Sox on Monday night when the team hosts Round Rock. First pitch at Security Service Field is at 7:05 p.m.

  • Troy Tulowitzki at Yankee Stadium in New York fuels more trade rumors

    Troy Tulowitzki showed up at Yankee Stadium on Sunday to watch the New York-Toronto game. And the sky started falling with speculation. The Rockies’ all-star shortstop is on the East Coast to visit with Dr. William Meyers, a surgeon who specializes in sports injuries, in Philadelphia. And Tulo’s visit to Yankee Stadium was only that, he...

  • Colorado swimmer turning laps instead of drinking

    Suzy Cotton-Tatnall's life changed when she stopped drinking and immersed herself in competitive swimming. "She went from not doing anything when she was drinking to doing elliptical every day," her daughter, Brittni Smith, said. "She was always around the pool (as a lifeguard and coach) but she is a lot more focused about swimming."...

  • Two Wahl siblings complete English Channel swim, but trio misses out on history

    The Wahl siblings will have to wait to make history. Devin, Dustin and Danielle Wahl set out Sunday morning to become the first three siblings to swim the English Channel, but only two of made it across the 21-mile stretch of water. Danielle, who swam the channel in 2013,and Devin completed the swim Sunday. Dustin experienced "extreme...

  • State Games notes: Sisters excel at pole vault

    Sisters set personal records in pole vault Pole vaulting is a family affair for the Patarinos, and Sunday was their day. Makenzie Patarino, 16, a senior at Lakewood High School and her younger sister, Kassidy, 14, a freshman, both set personal records Sunday at the Rocky Mountain State Games. Makenzie cleared 11 feet, 4 inches and Kassidy,...

  • Pitching, hitting struggles send Sky Sox to another loss

    The recurring theme of the Sky Sox season continued in an 8-2 home loss to Round Rock on Sunday. Opposing hitters took advantage of their opportunities against the Colorado Springs pitchers and the Sky Sox were unable to keep pace in the loss to the Express (55-52). "They did a good job getting ahead (on the count) and making the most of...

  • Inline speedskating finishes debut season with a little of everything

    As a kid on the Front Range, Adam Hudek couldn't get enough of inline speedskating. Then, he found mountain biking and snowboarding, taking his attention off his first love. On Sunday, the 33-year-old Denver mechanic continued his revival after 17 years away from the sport, winning the 200 meters in competition at the Rocky Mountain State...

  • Harrison's 4 hits leads Pirates past Rockies, 7-5

    DENVER — Josh Harrison had four hits, including a tiebreaking homer, to help the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Colorado Rockies 7-5 on Sunday. Gregory Polanco and Travis Snider also went deep for the Pirates, who avoided being swept in Colorado for the second straight season. Harrison homered on the first pitch of the eighth to break a tie,...

  • Denver fans finally get to see the AFC champions

    ENGLEWOOD — The Denver Broncos are playing in front of their fans for the first time since the Super Bowl. The team had to close its Dove Valley training facilities at training camp because of an ongoing $35 million construction project. To accommodate their fans, the Broncos are holding three workouts at Sports Authority Field over the...

  • Older area athletes doing much more than just golf

    Retirement and recreation doesn't just mean golf anymore. Bob Stayton, 86, cannot imagine retirement without it. He grew up near an Independence, Mo., golf course, got his first job there caddying, and flirted with turning professional when $300 was good money for a PGA event champion. "It's a fascinating sport," he said. "I understand...

  • Klee: On paper, these Broncos are Super

    ENGLEWOOD Here's the thing about paper. It is usually good to the Broncos. After losing Super Bowl XLVIII, they threw $60 million in guaranteed paper at a trio of big-splash free agents. Defenders Aqib Talib, T.J. Ward and DeMarcus Ware then signed sheets of paper to become Broncos. "This can be a night-and-day defense from last year,"...

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