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David Ramsey

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  • Ramsey: Competition, hope prevail over problems as Olympics begin

    Updated: Fri, Feb 7, 2014

    SOCHI, Russia - A few hundred yards from my hotel in the outlandishly gorgeous Russian mountains, there's a gondola that takes riders to the top of an awe-inspiring peak. So of course I was trying Thursday morning to talk my way into a ride to the top. Journalists at the Sochi...

  • Jeremy Abbott's skating dreams don't come true, luckily

    Updated: Thu, Feb 6, 2014

    Maybe bad dreams are good luck for Jeremy Abbott. As he prepared for the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Boston, Abbott endured frightening dreams. No, he didn't see demons lurking in the shadows or himself sitting on a plane tumbling from the sky. He saw himself skating, to...

  • Blues' David Backes suggests not closing NHL during Games would be error

    Updated: Tue, Feb 4, 2014

    The NHL will shut down for more than two weeks to enable several of its finest players to compete in the 2014 Olympics. This is the right move, said St. Louis Blues captain and U.S. Olympian David Backes. He's heard from various sources - players, coaches, fans - who believe the NHL...

  • Lolo Jones, Lauryn Williams, Aja Evans add athletic excitement to U.S. women's bobsled team; men have recent medals

    Updated: Tue, Feb 4, 2014

    Lolo Jones wanted to become a push athlete in Olympic bobsled competition. She knew her ambition would require a big dose of courage. It's no secret bobsledding can be perilous. She also knew her ambition would require a more enormous version of Lolo. Jones had made her name as a...

  • Slopestyle skier Bobby Brown seeks good times; hopes results will follow

    Updated: Tue, Feb 4, 2014

    For slopestyle skier Bobby Brown, winning isn't the only thing. It's not even the most important thing. Fun is what he's chasing. He insists he will be pursuing fun first, with victory a distant second, at the Olympics. "When you're having fun, you're going to be the best," Brown...

  • Ramsey: Colorado native Mikaela Shiffrin new face of the Olympics?

    Updated: Tue, Feb 4, 2014

    PARK CITY, Utah Patience a virtue? Ah, no, says Mikaela Shiffrin, already an international ski race superstar at 18 years old. She has no use for waiting. She never has. She ruled the world at 17 and sees no reason she can't rule the Olympics at 18. "One of the biggest things...

  • Ramsey: Manning moves on quickly, says defeat will fuel Broncos

    Updated: Mon, Feb 3, 2014

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Watch out. Peyton Manning has already traveled far beyond one of the worst football nights of his life. He's plotting his next opportunity to rule the NFL. He's looking past a horrific night and instead envisioning another trip to the Super Bowl. There...

  • Ramsey: 5 reasons why the Broncos will prevail against Seahawks

    Updated: Sun, Feb 2, 2014

    NEW YORK - Here's why the Broncos will defeat the Seahawks, 31-21. One: The quarterback This game is about much more than the Peyton Manning-Russell Wilson matchup. I know this. I also know this game pits Manning, one of football history's greatest passers, against Wilson, who...

  • Ramsey: A look back at Broncos Super Bowls

    Updated: Fri, Jan 31, 2014

    I'm a south Denver boy, raised in an old neighborhood filled with brick homes and Broncos fans. The past was alive there, and my elderly neighbors talked about the days when no tall buildings obstructed the view of the mountains, their mountains. But those elderly neighbors were not...

  • Ramsey: Seahawks should fear Julius Thomas. Just ask his tall, proud father

    Updated: Thu, Jan 30, 2014

    NEW YORK - A passenger was soaring through the skies from Colorado to The Big Apple, enjoying a deep, blissful state of sleep. He was jolted awake by loud, impassioned celebrating. "Broncos!" shouted Debbie, stepmother of tight end Julius Thomas. "Yeah!" shouted several dozen fans...

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