Sports

Woodland takes 1-shot lead over Rose in U.S. Open

By: Doug Ferguson, The Associated Press

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Gary Woodland hit a shank and a chunk and both times made par, and he made a birdie from a deep divot in the fairway. Such moments, even on a Saturday, can go a long way toward winning a U.S. Open. Even better for Woodland was...

Babe Ruth road jersey sells at auction for $5.64 million

By: The Associated Press

NEW YORK — A Babe Ruth road jersey dating to 1928-30 has sold at auction for $5.64 million. Hunt Auctions, which handled Saturday’s sale, says the price breaks a record for the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold. A Ruth jersey from 1920 previously sold for $4,415,658. The...

Peyton Manning adds another honor in TN Sports Hall of Fame

By: Teresa M. Walker, The Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Peyton Manning, the former quarterback with a record five NFL MVPs among the string of awards and honors to his credit, calls his decision to attend the University of Tennessee one of the best he’s ever made. That makes being inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of...

3-star receiver from Texas verbally commits to CU Buffs

By: Brian Howell

Keith Miller III is well aware that Colorado receivers coach Darrin Chiaverini has mentored several players that have gone on to play professionally. He’s also aware that two of Chiaverini’s current players – Laviska Shenault and KD Nixon – could find themselves in the NFL soon. So, Miller thought to...

O.J. Simpson on Twitter: “I got a little gettin’ even to do”

By: The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — O.J. Simpson launched a Twitter account with a video post in which the former football star said he’s got a “little gettin’ even to do.” Simpson confirmed the new account to The Associated Press on Saturday, saying in a phone interview while on a Las Vegas golf...

Saturday’s Rockies vs. Padres game at Coors Field delayed

By: Kyle Newman

The start of Saturday’s Rockies vs. Padres game at Coors Field has been delayed due to incoming weather. First pitch, originally scheduled for 6:10 p.m., is now at 6:40 p.m. Colorado is looking to bounce back against San Diego following a disastrous extra-inning loss on Friday in which the Rockies...

Woodland sets himself up for the weekend at U.S. Open

By: Eddie Pells

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — An impossible par from the rough. An improbable birdie from a divot. If Gary Woodland can handle whatever comes his way this weekend as well as he did Friday, he might be holding a trophy at the end of the U.S. Open. Woodland brought his power...

California police say Raptors president Masai Ujiri shoved, hit deputy

By: Olga R. Rodriguez, Rob Gillies, The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO — A California police agency will pursue a misdemeanor battery charge against Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri after the executive was accused of shoving and hitting a sheriff’s deputy in the face and shouting obscenities as he tried to join his team on the court to celebrate their...

CU regents approve new contract for AD Rick George

By: Madeline St. Amour

The University of Colorado system Board of Regents approved the contract for athletic director Rick George Friday morning, 6-2, but some criticized the large amount of funds that go toward athletics. The approved five-year contract for George — which begins July 1 and runs through June 30, 2024 — includes...