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JP Walker in town for July snowboarding at Woodward Copper summer camp

July 20, 2018 — Twenty years ago, if you said professional snowboarder J.P. Walker would visit Copper Mountain in July 2018 to spend a week on snow, few would have believed the statement. The first detail that is hard to process is the fact that Copper Mountain has a

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Steamboat’s Jimmy Howe biked to 50 14ers and climbed them, too

July 20, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Talk about some well-honed quads. Hayden native and Steamboat resident Jimmy Howe embarked upon an 1,800-mile, self-supported, bikepacking trip last summer in which he also hiked 50 14ers (including Mount Rainier and Mount Shasta) and ascended nearly 350,000 vertical feet, both biking

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New knockout format at RWC 7s will up pressure on big guns

July 19, 2018 — The path to the Rugby World Cup Sevens title is the shortest ever. Then again, the path out of contention is the shortest ever, too. A new format for the seventh championship starting on Friday in San Francisco has dumped pool play and gone straight

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Women getting a second bobsled event at Olympics

July 19, 2018 — Women's bobsledders wanted a second medal event at the Olympics, and it's going to happen. It just isn't exactly what everyone wanted. Monobob — a one-person sled — is getting added to the slate of women's competitions for the 2022 Beijing Games, after the International

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Now an Olympic event, Avon’s August 4 Major League Triathlon race becomes a major showcase of talent

July 19, 2018 — AVON — Vail native triathlete John O'Neill said it felt like it happened overnight. Major League Triathlon, an upstart league that formed as an experimental effort to bring a more spectator-friendly version of triathlon racing to the U.S., is now the main showcase of a

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Bootprints Hiking Guide: The mysteries of the Gore Range, Part 1

July 19, 2018 — Editor's note: This is the first installment in a two-part series. Read on for Part Two on the northern stretch of the Gore Trail. I have been drawn to the harsh peaks of the Gore Range since visiting Summit County in 2014. Since moving here

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Father, son make memories at the World Cup

July 18, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — There was a moment, after the national anthems but before the ball was rolling, when nearly the entire crowd packed into the Spartak Stadium in Moscow fell silent. Iceland is a country of just 337,780, the smallest nation to ever qualify for

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Tennis tours eye help for harassed players

July 18, 2018 — LONDON — Madison Keys was the U.S. Open runner-up last year and a French Open semifinalist last month and, still, total strangers insult her, sometimes with menacing or obscene language, on a regular basis via social media. "Try to find another job," read one message

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Usain Bolt to make run at Australian pro soccer

July 17, 2018 — SYDNEY — Usain Bolt is making a run at professional soccer in Australia. The Olympic sprint great has long expressed his love of the game. Since his retirement from track, he has tested himself with Germany's Borussia Dortmund and the Norwegian club Stromsgodset. Now, at

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NBA preps for expanded betting on games

July 17, 2018 — LAS VEGAS — Here's a scenario: LeBron James is four assists and three rebounds shy of a triple-double after three quarters. A bettor, who is watching at home and utilizing a mobile app, decides to gamble that James will get those assists and rebounds in

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Fleetwood may end US dominance of majors

July 17, 2018 — CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — Two rounds of 63, made eight months apart and on different sides of the Atlantic, are fueling the belief that Tommy Fleetwood can end the American dominance of the majors at the British Open. The first came at the Dunhill Links Championship

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After 2017 cancellation, more than 4,000 come out for Triple Bypass 30th anniversary

July 17, 2018 — The Peak 2 fire prevented the 2017 Triple Bypass tour from passing through Summit County. Though this summer has been scarred with several dangerous fires and an ongoing Stage 2 ban throughout the mountains, the 2018 Triple Bypass went off without a hitch on Saturday.

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Colorado hiking trails with waterfalls: South Willow Falls

July 17, 2018 — If you are searching for hiking trails with waterfalls, the South Willow Falls is the perfect trail for you. The falls is located in the valley between the steep, rocky slopes of Red Peak (13,189 feet) and Buffalo Mountain (12,777 feet). The pass itself is

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Hometown rider Taylor Shelden wins Breckenridge 100 mountain bike race

July 16, 2018 — Riding in his first Breckenridge 100 mountain bike race, professional road cyclist Taylor Shelden took the overall victory on Saturday with a time of seven hours, 40 minutes and 27.7 seconds. Breckenridge-raised Shelden, 31, completed the Breck 100's "ultra" discipline — which required pedaling three

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Breck 100 competitors race over the Continental Divide

July 14, 2018 — They climbed over the Continental Divide three times between three ski resorts on a mountain bike, then dozens of Breckenridge 100 Ultra participants were able to catch their breath while riding downhill toward Carter Park Saturday afternoon. From start to finish, the race course included

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Competing in his first Breckenridge 100, Breck pro cyclist Taylor Shelden eyes overall victory

July 13, 2018 — With Oregon's Cascade Cycling Classic cancelled this year, Taylor Shelden had an opening for where he was going to ride this weekend. For the Breckenridge hometown professional road cyclist, there was really only one choice: To race his mountain bike in the Breckenridge 100 for

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Underdog status suits Croatia perfectly

July 13, 2018 — MOSCOW — "We love to be the underdogs," Dejan Lovren said in the wake of Croatia's 2-1 extra-time win over England. With a population of 4.3 million and a history of struggle, it's easy to see why. Not since Uruguay's win in 1950 has a

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Mixed emotions in Balkans over Croatia’s World Cup success

July 13, 2018 — BELGRADE, Serbia — In the Balkans, soccer is so political that it has created bitter divisions about Croatia's surprising success at the World Cup. The team will face France in the tournament final in Moscow on Sunday, provoking mixed reactions and strong emotions in the

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Scandal-hit U.S. Olympic Committee chooses golf executive Sarah Hirshland as new CEO

July 12, 2018 — DENVER — Sarah Hirshland is known as the tough negotiator who helped the U.S. Golf Association broker media and sponsorship deals, including its 12-year TV contract with Fox. Her next job, as CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee, will be a more delicate task —

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Ireland’s Martin wins the Tour de France Stage 6, Belgian Van Avermaet keeps lead

July 12, 2018 — MUR DE BRETAGNE, France — Daniel Martin of Ireland won an uphill finish to claim Stage 6 of the Tour de France on Thursday, while Greg Van Avermaet kept the yellow jersey for a third consecutive day. Defending champion Chris Froome crossed eight seconds after

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