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Ian Desmond opts out of final season with Rockies 'for now'

Colorado Rockies veteran outfielder Ian Desmond is opting out for a second straight season, announcing on his Instagram account his "desire to be with my family is greater than my desire to go back and play baseball under these circumstances."
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Competing, not cash, lures De Grasse, other Canadians to Sunday track and field meet

Competition, much in demand with the coronavirus pandemic shutting down large swaths of track running and the Tokyo Games rapidly approaching, is what brought sprinter Andre De Grasse, hurdler Sage Watson and other Canadians to an indoor meet in Arkansas on Sunday.

Pole vault stars set bar high in backyard competition

Mondo Duplantis of Sweden and Renaud Lavillenie of France tied for the gold medal Sunday during a men's pole vault competition held in their own backyards. It was a rare sporting event held during the coronavirus pandemic.

Trio of pole vault stars to participate in backyard competition on May 3

The competition billed as the "Ultimate Garden Clash" will take place Sunday and be streamed on the World Athletics' social media channels.

Canada's De Grasse has new chance to feature in Olympics after postponement

A day ago, De Grasse wasn't sure he would be allowed to attend the Games. Canada decided to not send a team to the Olympics due to the coronavirus pandemic unless the games were delayed a year. On Tuesday, they were.

Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon out at least 1 week with lower-body injury

The Colorado Avalanche will be without top scorer Nathan MacKinnon for at least a week after he suffered a lower body injury.

Mikko Rantanen spins through Senators to lead Avalanche to 5th straight win

Mikko Rantanen scored in the first period following a terrific twirl move, Philipp Grubauer stopped 34 shots for his second shutout of the season and the high-flying Colorado Avalanche beat the Ottawa Senators 3-0 on Tuesday night.

All-star Trevor Story reaches 2-year, $27.5M US deal with Rockies: report

All-star shortstop Trevor Story and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a two-year contract worth $27.5 million US that avoids a salary arbitration hearing, according to a person familiar with the deal.

Mikaela Shiffrin fights fatigue in quest for 4th straight overall World Cup title

Mikaela Shiffrin has yet to win a race in 2020 and actually recently recorded a rare "did not finish" in an event.

American Tommy Ford wins giant slalom for 1st career World Cup win

Tommy Ford cruised across the finish line, glanced up at the scoreboard and immediately pumped his right glove. It was simply the start of the celebration as Ford earned his first career World Cup win.

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