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Tough trip to China ahead, Anderson sees gift of world stage

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) — There is part of Jamie Anderson that wishes these upcoming Olympics weren’t in China.

The two-time snowboard gold medalist knows she’s not the only Olympian who thinks that. One of the many things that makes her unique is that she is willing to say it.

Even in a sport filled with nonconformists, Anderson stands out. The 31-year-old from South Lake Tahoe, California, is one of the most thoughtful people in her business. Part of that, to her, means the question about whether to go to . . .

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7-inning twinbills, extra-inning runners likely gone in 2022

DENVER (AP) — Seven-inning doubleheaders and starting extra innings with runners on second are likely to be dropped by Major League Baseball after this season.

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, speaking Tuesday to the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, said he views both innovations as specific to the coronavirus pandemic.

They were both adopted for the shortened 2020 season and kept on for 2021.

Manfred said they were implemented based on medical advice and aren’t being contemplated as permanent. He said that . . .

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Baseball All-Star Game becomes Greatest Sho on Earth

DENVER (AP) — As five dozen All-Stars sat outside Coors Field ahead of the All-Star Game, they looked forward to the Greatest Sho on Earth.

Shohei Ohtani is the starriest of them all, the center of attention for players and fans like no one before at baseball’s midsummer classic.

Fans cheered when he was introduced Monday at a news conference located outdoors, across the street from Coors Field due to the pandemic. He was to compete in Monday night’s Home Derby, start on the mound for the . . .

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American Sepp Kuss wins Tour de France’s grueling 15th stage

ANDORRA LA VELLA, Andorra (AP) — American rider Sepp Kuss won the grueling 15th stage of the Tour de France on Sunday as race leader Tadej Pogacar remained on course for his second overall victory.

Kuss is the first American to win a stage at cycling’s biggest race since Tyler Farrar 10 years ago.

The 26-year-old Colorado native left it late to make his move in the punishing 191-kilometer (118-mile) ride from Ceret at the foothills of the Pyrenees to the tiny mountain-bound nation of Andorra.

Kuss attacked going up the 1,796-meter Col de Beixalis and maintained his hard-fought advantage over Spanish veteran . . .

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Pulisic scores in extra time, US beats Mexico 3-2

DENVER (AP) — Christian Pulisic lifted a trophy for the second time in eight days, this time his first for the United States.

Ethan Horvath, back in Colorado for the first time in three or four years, expected to watch the game from the bench and found himself saving Andrés Guardado’s penalty kick — in the 124th minute!

The first CONCACAF Nations League final turned on an injury and not one or two but three video reviews.

“This is the perfect way to end the year,” Pulisic said after his penalty kick in the 114th minute led the United States over . . .

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Jerry Jeudy a big fan of Denver Broncos’ QB competition

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Jerry Jeudy, for one, is glad the Denver Broncos are in the midst of a quarterback competition. It helps him maintain focus as he works to cut down on the dropped passes that plagued him during his rookie season in 2020.

While fans are picking sides — or praying that Aaron Rodgers arrives sometime this summer — Jeudy figures it benefits him to catch passes from both Drew Lock and Teddy Bridgewater during . . .

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