Nolan Arenado’s contract gets amended with Cardinals

NEW YORK – Nolan Arenado’s contract was amended when the All-Star third baseman was traded to the Cardinals by the Colorado Rockies, adding a $15 million salary for 2027 to leave him owed $214...

DATE: April 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Jokic, Nuggets forced to regroup

DENVER – Already a triple-double threat on the floor, Denver Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic is prepared to raise his game in yet another category – leadership. Anything to help out after losing point...

DATE: April 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

NBA says injury rate this season down slightly

The NBA said Thursday that the rate of players needing to miss games because of injuries is down from last season, and within the normal range for what the league has seen over the last five...

DATE: April 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Turner powers Dodgers past struggling Rockies

LOS ANGELES – Justin Turner utterly destroyed a plate of nachos and splattered a fan’s jacket with cheese when the veteran slugger’s home run ball landed in the first row at Dodger Stadium. When...

DATE: April 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Nikola Jokic’s triple-double leads Nuggets through Heat

DENVER – Nikola Jokic had 17 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds for his 15th triple-double of the season to lead the Denver Nuggets over the Miami Heat 123-106 on Wednesday night. Michael Porter...

DATE: April 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

NFL’s revised offseason program includes mandatory minicamp

The NFL’s revised offseason program still includes a post-draft rookie minicamp, voluntary workouts and a mandatory minicamp next month despite the union’s objection to in-person activities due to...

DATE: April 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

MLB will have minor league experiment with moving back mound

NEW YORK – Major League Baseball wants to see if moving back the pitcher’s mound will increase offense. MLB will experiment with a 12-inch greater distance between the mound and home plate during a...

DATE: April 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Avalanche have big second period to beat Blues

ST. LOUIS – Mikko Rantanen and J.T. Compher each had a goal and an assist and the Colorado Avalanche won their fourth straight with a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night....

DATE: April 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Almost perfect: Rodón throws no-hitter after hitting batter in 9th

CHICAGO – Carlos Rodón threw the second no-hitter of the young baseball season Wednesday night, losing his bid for a perfect game on a hit batter with one out in the ninth inning, and the Chicago...

DATE: April 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

NFL players call for virtual offseason

ENGLEWOOD – NFL players were locked out of team headquarters last offseason because of the coronavirus pandemic. This year, their union wants them to boycott any in-person OTAs. Members of the...

DATE: April 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Last lap battle sees Blevins edge Swenson in sprint

Christopher Blevins of Durango and Keegan Swenson are in a head-to-head sprint chasing one spot in this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. So it was only fitting that Sunday’s first big American...

DATE: April 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Colorado Avalanche going all in now for a Stanley Cup

DENVER – Deep down, this is precisely the sort of depth Colorado Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic always pictured. Two goaltenders to back up one of the best in the league. Three balanced lines...

DATE: April 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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