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LARAMIE -- Having played his pee wee football games a hop, skip and a jump away from the old Mile High Stadium, Denver Broncos nose tackle and former University of Wyoming player Mike Purcell had dreams of professional football that not everyone around him thought were particularly realistic.

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LARAMIE — After going online exclusively during the spring and summer, the University of Wyoming soon plans to begin phasing its student body back on campus to resume in-person instruction for the fall semester.

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Back in April, not long after the pandemic canceled the NCAA basketball tournament, the idea of moving the 2020 college football to the spring of 2021 was already being tossed around.

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ROCK SPRINGS — The Wyoming Diggers, a local baseball team that just completed its first season in the Junior Babe Ruth division came one win shy of taking home a state title this past July in Lander.

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Houston Astros hitting coach Álex Cintrón faces a 20-game suspension and a fine for his role in a benches-clearing brawl at Oakland, a person with direct knowledge of the punishment said Tuesday.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. South Korean boxer Park Si-hun was interviewed 32 years after his controversial gold medal victory over Roy Jones Jr.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A court decision the NCAA says will hurt college sports by allowing certain student-athletes to be paid “vast sums” of money as “educational expenses” will go into effect after the Supreme Court declined Tuesday to intervene at this point.

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When the Portland Timbers play Orlando City in the MLS is Back tournament championship on Tuesday night, assistant referee Kathryn Nesbitt will become the first woman to work a Major League Soccer title game.

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College football coaches are facing the daunting challenge of getting their players to maintain the required focus to prepare for season-openers when the prevailing question swirling around the sport is when, or if, the season will even be played because of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Devin Booker scored 35 points, and the Phoenix Suns rolled past the short-handed Oklahoma City Thunder 128-101 on Monday to improve to 6-0 in the restart and improve their playoff chances.

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DENVER (AP) — Kole Calhoun homered and had a two-run double to lead Arizona's 18-hit outburst, and the Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 12-8 on Monday night.

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Mountain West announced the indefinite postponement of all scheduled fall sports contests and MW championship events in response to ongoing challenges with the effective mitigation and management of the COVID-19 virus in conjunction with athletic competition. Th…

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President Donald Trump on Monday joined a U.S. senator and a number of coaches calling to save the college football season from a pandemic-forced shutdown as supporters pushed the premise that the players are safer because of their sport.

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The last time there was a slate of five or more NBA games on the same day, with every team scoring at least 110 points, was more than 32 years ago.

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Michigan defensive back Hunter Reynolds saw the tweets from Trevor Lawrence and other college football players, pushing for the opportunity to play this season, despite the pandemic.

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ROCK SPRINGS – Rock Springs American Legion Post 24 Sand Puppies shortstop Parker Ross recently signed his national letter of intent to continue his baseball career at Iowa Wesleyan University in Mount Pleasant, Iowa.

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GREEN RIVER – Green River High School announced its new softball head coach on Wednesday. Blair Aimone, a former decorated collegiate softball player, will lead the Wolves in the inaugural softball season in spring of 2021.

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Mountain West Board of Directors agreed Wednesday on an adjusted 2020 fall sports structure for football, women’s soccer, women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s cross-country. The board said this decision is designed to allow additional time to monitor ongoing…

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DENVER (AP) — Daniel Murphy hit a two-run, pinch-homer during a five-run seventh inning to lead the Colorado Rockies over the San Francisco Giants 6-4 on Thursday.

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Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly was talking about this week's doubleheader sweep at Baltimore that involved a parade of relievers, including several newcomers rescued from unemployment, and after naming three of them he drew a blank.

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EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Mark Stone scored the go-ahead goal on a deflection with under 7 minutes left, and the Vegas Golden Knights took a big step toward clinching the top seed in the Western Conference by beating the St. Louis Blues 6-4 in round-robin play Thursday night.