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Billings Skyview wrestling coach Joe Malchuski resigns

BILLINGS — Joe Malchuski started to wrestle at age six. He is now 46. Read more

Jeff Welsch: App, box scores, partnerships are just a few new looks at 406 Sports

BOZEMAN — Way back in the olden days of sports journalism (2014), when I returned to the field after a six-year hiatus, I remember thinking how much I’d missed the unmistakable aroma of newsprint and the thrill of producing on deadline a sharply designed sports page highlighting local content. Read more

Forsyth looks to build on last season's runner-up finish behind a plethora of new faces

BILLINGS – The 2018 football season will be one of change and transition for the Forsyth Dogies. Read more


Accuracy, focus, clear mind essential for new Montana State kicker Tristan Bailey

Editor's note: This the eighth and final installment in a series previewing each position on the Montana State football team. Read more

Montana 'was the best time of my life': A Q&A with Grizzly legend Dave Dickenson

MISSOULA — When Dave Dickenson found out about his upcoming induction into the College Football Hall of Fame back in December, he didn't know if he'd be able to make it back to Missoula for a celebration.  Read more

Local Sports

Mark Craig: Lower your heads and ponder new NFL rules

MINNEAPOLIS - Halfway through the NFL preseason, the Vikings haven't lowered their heads. But they sure are scratching them as they try to understand the league's new rules on player safety. "At the end of the day, this whole rule deal is sketchy, at best," Vikings defensive end Brian Robison said after Saturday's 14-10 loss to Jacksonville at U.S. Bank Stadium. "I don't think we know exactly ... Read more

Before NFL, Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes had to win another starting job … in high school

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Six years before Patrick Mahomes sprinted out of the flame-flanked tunnel at Arrowhead Stadium as the Chiefs' starting quarterback, he ran out on the field at Wildcat Stadium to make his second start as Whitehouse (Texas) High School's varsity signal caller. On that rainy night, the Wildcats were hosting Sulphur Springs for the annual homecoming game in the town just south ... Read more

4 Japanese players kicked out after "night out with women."

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Four Japanese basketball players were kicked off their Asian Games team and sent home Monday after delegation head Yasuhiro Yamashita said they "spent the night in a hotel with women." Read more

Dutch Olympian churns through canals to fund cancer research

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In a fundraising feat that has captured the imagination of his nation, a Dutch Olympian is approaching the end of a marathon swim along the route of an iconic speed skating race. Read more

Dylan Hernandez: Raiders are gone but most definitely not forgotten

LOS ANGELES_Stan Carranza stood on the edge of one of the parking lots down Martin Luther King Boulevard searching for passersby in Rams gear. Carranza wore a custom-made Raiders jersey with the No. 20 and the name "C Dogg" across the back. He wore sunglasses and a backward-turned Dodgers cap. Locating a target, he shouted, "Rams fan, check it out! You're in Raiders territory!" Carranza ... Read more

Bhutan: No medals yet in the Asian Games — but still happy

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan has never won a medal of any kind at the Asian Games, much less the Olympics. Read more

Carpenter leads surging Cardinals in push for postseason

The St. Louis Cardinals finished July with a 7 ½-game deficit in the NL Central. They were still in the race for a wild card, but after trading outfielder Tommy Pham to Tampa Bay, they didn't seem like a team that was on the verge of making a serious run at the postseason. Read more

WNBA playoff field set, LA-Minnesota meet in first round

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA playoffs are set after a wild, unpredictable regular season came to an end Sunday. Read more

LEADING OFF: Gregorius hurt, Stanton in Miami, Felix starts

A look at what's happening around the majors today: Read more

Colleges mull pushing for share of legal wagering proceeds

Concerned that expanded sports gambling will bring additional costs for ensuring their games are on the up-and-up, college athletic departments are looking for a way to get a piece of the action. Read more