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Skico, ESPN announce new five-year deal to keep X Games in Aspen

January 23, 2019 — After 18 years together, Aspen Skiing Co. and ESPN know they have a good thing going. They also know X Games and Buttermilk Ski Area are so good for each other there is no reason to break up that relationship. With this in mind, ESPN

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Vonn ‘hopeful’ she can ski again despite ailing knees

January 23, 2019 — Lindsey Vonn isn't quite done yet. The most successful female skier in World Cup history said Wednesday that she remains "hopeful" she can fix her ailing knees and race again. She just doesn't know when — or if— that will be possible. "I'm taking things

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Aspen Skiing Co.’s invisible army prepares Buttermilk venue for X Games

January 23, 2019 — When a snowstorm rolled through the Roaring Fork Valley on Monday afternoon, Yannick Rioux and his crew knew it meant an early and active time at the Winter X Games venue Tuesday. Rioux is Aspen Skiing Co.’s terrain parks director at Buttermilk and Snowmass. His

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Masi Smith’s double-double leads Rifle Bears to win over Summit Tigers

January 22, 2019 — Right from the opening tip of Tuesday's 4A Western Slope League clash inside Jack Smith Gymnasium at Rifle High School, Bears senior forward Masi Smith was a forced to be reckoned with at both ends of the floor. The senior, playing in the gymnasium named

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Rivera 1st unanimous HOF pick; Doc, Edgar, Mussina also in

January 22, 2019 — NEW YORK — This honor was saved for the one and only Mariano Rivera. Not Babe Ruth. Not Hank Aaron. Not Cy Young. Not until "The Sandman" could everyone agree. Rivera became baseball's first unanimous Hall of Fame selection, elected Tuesday along with Edgar Martinez,

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Serena turns ankle, wastes match points in loss to Pliskova

January 22, 2019 — MELBOURNE, Australia — Serena Williams was one point — just one — from quite a comeback victory in the Australian Open quarterfinals when she turned her left ankle. Everything unraveled from there. In a startling reversal and result, Williams wasted four match points along the

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No bursting his bubble: Morris hones jumper with gum wrapper

January 22, 2019 — DENVER — Monte Morris restored his long-range jumper to mint condition. The Great Spearmint Gum Wrapper Experiment worked. Last summer, the Denver Nuggets backup point guard went through shooting drills with a wrapper from a stick of gum — mostly spearmint, he said — wedged

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X Games returns to Aspen this week with new medals, new snowboarding event

January 22, 2019 — In the past, X Games medals have been created in house. The group from ESPN would get together to “throw up some ideas on the white board and see what shakes out,” according to Brian Kerr, the associate director of competition for X Games. This

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Tsitsipas follows up Federer upset by reaching 1st Slam semi

January 21, 2019 — MELBOURNE, Australia — Lest anyone get the idea that Stefanos Tsitsipas' upset of Roger Federer was a fluke, the 20-year-old from Greece followed it up by beating No. 22 seed Roberto Bautista Agut 7-5, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (2) at the Australian Open on Tuesday to

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Predators beat Avs 4-1, Laviolette earns 600th win

January 21, 2019 — DENVER — Peter Laviolette and his goaltender had a lot in common — both were skillful in the art of deflecting. In Laviolette's case, it was too much of the credit after earning victory No. 600 as an NHL coach. "Tonight was a team win,"

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On the Fly column: Tough decision — ski or fish (or both)

January 21, 2019 — First World problems plague residents and visitors this week: ski or fish? My answer is a resounding both. After a bone-dry summer in 2018, we are all thankful for the deep snow this winter. As of now, we are sitting comfortably above 100 percent of

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57-yard field goal in OT puts Rams over Saints

January 20, 2019 — NEW ORLEANS — A big comeback. A blown call. And, finally, a booming kick that sent the Los Angeles Rams to the Super Bowl. After rallying from an early 13-0 deficit, the Rams stunned the New Orleans Saints with Greg Zuerlein's 57-yard field goal in

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Shiffrin wins as Vonn ponders retirement

January 20, 2019 — CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy — It's been several seasons now that Mikaela Shiffrin has been taking over from Lindsey Vonn as the top racer on the U.S. Ski Team — and the overall World Cup leader. The succession may have been completed Sunday, when Shiffrin won

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Patriots make 3rd straight Super Bowl

January 20, 2019 — KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It's the dead of winter, meaning the weather in New England can be brutal. And that the Patriots are headed to the Super Bowl. It took them overtime and more of Tom Brady's brilliance to get there — for the third

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Rifle wrestling defeats rival Glenwood to win Rumble in the Rockies

January 19, 2019 — After both teams found themselves at a perfect 4-0 following pool play at Saturday's 10-team Rumble in the Rockies wrestling tournament inside Jack Smith Gymnasium at Rifle High School, the Rifle Bears and Glenwood Springs Demons found themselves pitted against each other in the tournament

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Avalanche tie franchise record with six goals in second period, rout L.A. Kings 7-1

January 19, 2019 — DENVER — The success on the ice quickly returned and so will Mikko Rantanen. Another score — along with a big exhale — for the struggling Colorado Avalanche. Rantanen scored two of Colorado's franchise record-tying six second-period goals, Semyon Varlamov stopped 30 shots and the

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‘Ride’ returns to Roaring Fork Valley this June

January 19, 2019 — The annual Denver Post Ride the Rockies Cycling Tour makes its way back to the Roaring Fork Valley for the first time since 2016 this year, with overnights in Snowmass Village and Carbondale. The Ride is entering its 34th year. According to an announcement made

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Prep Roundup: Broadhurst’s career night leads Rams over Pirates; Rifle wrestling dominates Moffat County in home dual

January 19, 2019 — Roaring Fork junior guard Emily Broadhurst has had quite a season for the Rams girls basketball team. The speedy junior continued her impressive season Friday night on the road against Olathe, pouring in a career-high 19 points to pace the Rams to a 53-41 win

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Coal Ridge boys start slow, drop game to Delta 62-55

January 18, 2019 — The next game on the schedule is always the most important one. Trying to bounce back from an upset loss last Saturday in Gunnison, the Coal Ridge boys weren't able to overcome some cold shooting early in the game and dropped a key 62-55 conference

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100 Club’s Hal Sundin of Glenwood recognized for helping to keep seniors active

January 18, 2019 — The co-founder of the seniors 100 Club, Hal Sundin, received a proclamation from Glenwood Springs City Council Thursday evening and a subsequent standing ovation. "Hal Sundin co-founded in 1990 the 100 Club, a social club whose aim was to enhance the health, lives and enjoyment

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