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From sock feats to leapfrog, Guinness crowns record holders

Usain Bolt ran the 100 meters in 9.58 seconds. Dr. Vikas Saini recently put on 10 socks in an official time of 9.23. Both have the same title: world record holder. From sock feats to fancy footwork using rolls of toilet paper, records are still...

 

Duplantis, Lavillenie split gold in backyard pole-vaulting

French pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie hardly treated this like a garden-variety competition. It was for backyard bragging rights. So he raised his intensity. Lavillenie and Mondo Duplantis of Sweden shared the gold medal Sunday during a men's pole...

 

Call to the wild: Great outdoors an escape in tough times

Jim Klug's office phone rings off the hook with anxious anglers inquiring about the status of their upcoming fly-fishing trips. It's a stressful time for the co-owner of a fishing travel company as he postpones and re-books international and...

 

Juggling act: Young hurdler McLaughlin balances expectations

Sydney McLaughlin can juggle . She can also ride a unicycle . And she has been known to juggle and ride a unicycle at the same time. "But I haven't done both of them at the same time in a long time," the 400-meter hurdler added. "I'm getting older...

 
 By Pat Graham    Sports    July 7, 2019

Nuggets acquire Jerami Grant from Thunder

DENVER (AP) — Jerami Grant gives Denver another power forward who can do a little bit of everything. The Oklahoma City Thunder obtained yet another first-round pick, which allows them to do a little bit of anything. The Nuggets bolstered their...

 

Her knees 'broken beyond repair,' Vonn retiring after worlds

Lindsey Vonn transcended her sport in a way only a handful of Olympic athletes could even imagine. She was about more than skiing. She was about more than medals. She was about more than winning. She was often in the spotlight, appearing in the...

 

Colorado linebacker finds balance between football and faith

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Davion Taylor might have been great in high school, if he had played in games, rather than just practiced with his team. Hard to really know. The hints of the hybrid linebacker's talent, however, may just be presenting...

 

Self-taught rocket scientist eyes Monday for new launch date

Self-taught rocket scientist "Mad" Mike Hughes won't allow a little red tape to get in the way of his green light for a launch. All systems go for his rescheduled steam-powered rocket attempt — in his view, at least. The 61-year-old limo driver who...

 

Daredevil readies for rocket launch over Snake River Canyon

Given his particular line of work, professional stuntman Eddie Braun knows about danger — and he plans for the worst. That's why he paid bills several months in advance. He set up emergency cash reserves to take care of his family and engaged in... Full story

 

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