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Water worries in West force professional sports teams to get creative with their turf, toilets

By Erica Hunzinger, The Associated Press The Arizona Diamondbacks ripped out the grass at Chase Field ahead of the 2019 season, replacing it with synthetic grass. It was a business decision, but it also ended up being a water-conservation measure. The Phoenix-based major league baseball team thought it would save 2 million gallons a year. […]

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Politics brought the All-Star Game to Denver. Here’s how much Colorado’s professional sports leaders donated to campaigns.

Politics played a central role in Major League Baseball’s decision to move its 2021 All-Star Game to Denver from Georgia, where state lawmakers passed a law restricting voting. The league’s interest in politics doesn’t stop there. In the run up to the All-Star Game Tuesday night, The Colorado Sun took a look at political spending […]

Posted inBusiness, Coloradans, News

Report: Philip Anschutz sells stake in Lakers NBA team to two owners of the LA Dodgers

LOS ANGELES — Philip Anschutz has agreed to sell his 27% stake in the Los Angeles Lakers to two owners of the Dodgers, according to a published report. Citing unidentified sources, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday that the 81-year-old Denver billionaire is selling his stake to Mark Walter and Todd Boehly, two of the […]

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Judge rejects effort to return MLB All-Star Game to Georgia

By Larry Neumeister, The Associated Press NEW YORK — A Manhattan judge on Thursday rejected an attempt to force Major League Baseball to return next month’s All-Star Game to Atlanta. U.S. District Judge Valerie E. Carponi ruled against a not-for-profit organization representing small businesses, saying a lawsuit had failed to provide proof that its members […]

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Denver mayor says there will be a $100 million economic benefit as MLB officially moves All-Star Game to Coors Field

By Pat Graham, The Associated Press It’s official. The All-Star Game will be played at hitter-friendly Coors Field. Major League Baseball officially announced the new venue Tuesday after pulling the Midsummer Classic from Atlanta over objections to extensive changes to Georgia’s voting laws. Coors Field last hosted the All-Star Game in 1998. The game will […]

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Fact-check: Colorado makes voting far easier than in Georgia. Here’s how.

Misinformation curveballs about Colorado’s election laws are flying around social media after Major League Baseball decided to move its All-Star Game to Denver from Georgia. The league made the decision after Georgia’s legislature overhauled its election laws in ways that many critics argue will make voting more difficult, especially for people of color and for […]