Stories by Pat Graham

Monday, March 21, 2016

Americans dominate at world indoors with Rio Games on the horizon

PORTLAND, Ore. - The Americans set the bar high for the world indoor championships: Bring home a record bounty of medals.
By Pat Graham

Saturday, March 12, 2016

American could make Rio teams in rugby, track

Carlin Isles is a good bet to earn a spot on Team USA as rugby sevens makes its Olympic debut at the Rio Games. Maybe even in track as well, should he qualify in the 100 meters at the Olympic ...
By Pat Graham

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Young American skiers draw closer after friends' death

Erik Arvidsson and four of his ski team buddies crammed onto the tiny podium in Sochi, Russia. Only something was painfully missing from the scene: Bryce Astle and Ronnie Berlack, two skiing ...
By Pat Graham

Monday, Feb. 8, 2016

Slalom champion Shiffrin returns to racing next week

Olympic and world slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin says she will return to World Cup skiing next week in Switzerland after a knee injury sidelined her for two months. 
By Pat Graham

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016

Broncos, Patriots are talking trash

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Gronk pushes off. Brady whines. If it’s AFC championship week, somebody must be complaining about the New England Patriots.
By Pat Graham

Friday, Jan. 1, 2016

Denver's defense is reaching lofty statistical goals

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos’ dominating defense has plenty of bite, even if Danny Trevathan is missing two teeth. The Broncos (11-4) hope to ride one of the best defenses in NFL ...
By Pat Graham

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015

Power plays down as players adjust to calls

DENVER - Matt Duch­ene preferred to bite his tongue on the topic of penalties and fewer whistles these days. His stitched-up lip spoke loudly, courtesy of a recent cross-check that didn't ...
By Pat Graham

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015

Ganong building confidence after injury

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. - Before checking into his Colorado hotel, Travis Ganong made a quick pit stop with his doctor to get the stitches removed from his surgically repaired right thumb.
By Pat Graham

Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015

Vonn, Shiffrin enjoy friendly rivalry

No bitterness. No nastiness. Just a robust rivalry between American skiers Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin.
By Pat Graham

Sunday, Aug 30, 2015

Felix considers possibilities for Olympic events

American sprinter Allyson Felix would like to have the opportunity to run the 200 and 400 meters at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Trouble is, the schedule doesn't allow for it. Or will it?
By Pat Graham

Saturday, Aug 29, 2015

Eaton digs deep to take gold in decathlon

BEIJING - This was going to hurt. No way around it for Ashton Eaton.
By Pat Graham

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Gatlin sets meet record in 200-meter victory

EUGENE, Ore. - Justin Gatlin breezed to the 200-meter title in the U.S. championship in a meet-record 19.57 seconds Sunday.
By Pat Graham

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Hardee among top dogs

Fully healthy, Trey Hardee is a big favorite at the U.S. championships this week in Eugene, Ore.
By Pat Graham

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Data leading to shift in defensive strategy in baseball

The Rockies are among the teams utilizing the shift more often this season, relying on analytics to be more aggressive on defense.
By Pat Graham

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Ex-American downhill skier Johnson is suffering after stroke

Most days are a struggle for American downhill great Bill Johnson as he rests in bed at an assisted living facility in Gresham, Ore., watching his favorite television shows.
By Pat Graham

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Shaw out as Nuggets coach

DENVER - The Denver Nuggets fired coach Brian Shaw after 1½ seasons, with the team at 20-39 and on a six-game losing streak.
By Pat Graham

Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

Ligety makes world championships history

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. - A remarkable final run slid Ted Ligety right into the record books.
By Pat Graham

Monday, Feb. 9, 2015

Maze earns third medal at worlds

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. - Tina Maze captured gold in the Alpine combined, earning her third medal of the world championships when Lindsey Vonn failed to finish.
By Pat Graham

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015

Miller's run over almost before it starts

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. - Bode Miller had surgery to fix a torn right hamstring tendon he suffered in a super-G crash and will miss the rest of the world championships.
By Pat Graham

Monday, Feb. 2, 2015

Vonn favorite in speed events at worlds

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. - Lindsey Vonn is treating the world championships in her hometown almost like her Olympics. The ones she missed because of a knee that required two surgeries.
By Pat Graham
 
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