Former Cowboys represent countries at Olympics
RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — Two former University of Wyoming athletes will be participating in the 2016 Olympics that start this week in Rio De Janeiro.
The Rawlins Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/2axTe3J) that 2016 UW grad Mason Finley qualified as the number one discus thrower for the United States and 2015 Cowboy Hall of Fame inductee David Hearn is representing his home country of Canada in the golf competition.
Both say representing their respective countries in...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — When Rio de Janeiro was awarded the 2016 Summer Olympic Games seven years ago, Wagner Bastos was a hotshot car salesman for Rio Citroen-Peugeot. Some months he earned 17,000 Brazilian reais — about $5,200 now and much more back then.
But Brazil's fortunes — and Bastos' — have taken a sickening tumble. His last monthly paycheck in June was for 1,400 reais ($425) — too little to cover his rent or school fees for two children. So Bastos, 54,...
H oward Grotts won’t add his name to the long list of athletes skipping the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Concerns about Zika virus may have scared off some of the world’s top basketball, golf and tennis stars, but Durango’s Grotts won’t let anything keep him from mountain biking for the United States in August in Brazil.
Carmen Small better than Kristin Armstrong at Cascade Cycling Classic time trial
C armen Small continues to prove she is in better form this year than Kristin Armstrong, yet it is Armstrong and not Small representing USA Cycling at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Small, who smashed Armstrong by 1 minute, 8 seconds in the national time trial championship in May, beat Armstrong by 10 seconds Thursday at the Cascade Cycling Classic time trial stage in Bend, Oregon. ...
The Fairbanks Ranch Country Club was sold this week to Bay Club California, a San Francisco-based company with a growing network of golf, fitness and swimming clubs around the state.
The deal makes Bay Club’s second outlet in San Diego, with the company having built and opened Bay Club Carmel Valley in 2003. Members at the Carmel Valley will be able to upgrade their memberships and gain access to golf at Fairbanks.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Human Rights Watch said Thursday that a pattern of covering up police killings has thwarted efforts to curb violence in Rio de Janeiro's slums ahead of the Summer Olympic Games in Brazil.
Many of the people killed by police in recent years were unarmed, in custody or trying to flee, according to the 109-page report. Authorities have said that in most cases, the police had come under attack, but prosecutors told the rights group that in the majority...