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David Ramsey

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  • Ramsey: Randy Schranz to race 40th Pikes Peak Hill Climb as cancer rehab

    Updated: Mon, Jun 23, 2014

    Randy Schranz underwent cancer surgery in March, and soon his son, Layne, was listening to friends and family members who wondered if a 66-year-old grandfather could find the strength to compete in his 40th Hill Climb. Layne never wondered about his father. Not once. Yes, surgeons...

  • Ramsey: Ronaldo, Portugal earn tie with United States in fantastic soccer game

    Updated: Mon, Jun 23, 2014

    RONALDO AND FRIEND I realize several million American soccer fans are still stinging after Sunday’s 2-2 tie with Portugal. But it was, no doubt, a fantastic soccer game. Even American coach Jurgen Klinsmann had to admit the obvious. “Well, when you get scored on in the last...

  • Ramsey: Goose to join Mantle, Babe and Gehrig in Yankees' Monument Park

    Updated: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    Goose Gossage opened the door to the clubhouse, and there sat Mickey Mantle. "Hey, kid, how you doing?" Mantle shouted in his northeast Oklahoma drawl. Goose heard the question, but kept walking. He could not find the inner strength to answer Mantle's question. It was 1975, and...

  • Ramsey: MacIntyre, suddenly slender, plots revival of his fallen CU Buffs

    Updated: Thu, Jun 19, 2014

    Around Christmas, Colorado football coach Mike MacIntyre caught himself staring at a bloated figure. He could barely recognize this man, even though he knows him well. He was looking in the mirror. "Oh, my, God," MacIntyre said. "What have I done to myself?" He immediately...

  • Ramsey: Former Air Force QB Jaleel Awini a strong Ghana soccer fan

    Updated: Tue, Jun 17, 2014

    Drove to Denver on Monday to watch the U.S. vs. Ghana World Cup game with friends and family. A couple minutes before the game started, a tall man walked into the sports bar draped in the Ghana flag. There were about 150 people jammed into the bar, and they greeted the tall man with...

  • Ramsey: Air Force must find an AD who believes in winning, stops making excuses

    Updated: Fri, Jun 13, 2014

    The next Air Force athletic director should place winning at the top of her or his list of priorities. It's time to stop making excuses about military restraints. It's time to stop chasing mediocrity. Winning is paramount in any athletic department, and this includes a military...

  • Ramsey: Land of the free and home of the soccer fans

    Updated: Thu, Jun 12, 2014

    We won. Those of us who waited for our fellow Americans to join us in embracing soccer have defeated those who were willfully blind to the charms of the world's most-popular game. America adores soccer. This adoration is multiplying. This adoration will continue to multiply. Go...

  • Nancy Sibley resigns as Air Academy girls' soccer coach; Ty Hennes named hockey coach

    Updated: Tue, Jun 10, 2014

    Nancy Sibley has resigned as girls' soccer coach at Air Academy High School. Sibley directed the Kadets to the 2012 4A state title. She also played for Air Academy's 1993 team. Sibley said she wants to devote more time to her children. "It breaks my heart to leave something I...

  • Ramsey: Gregg Popovich, basketball genius, guides Spurs toward another NBA title

    Updated: Sun, May 25, 2014

    Three or four times a year, A.J. Kuhle dials the number of a kind, funny, helpful friend. He calls Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, a member of Air Force Academy's class of 1970. "He's honest and truthful," says Kuhle, who led Air Force to the 2004 NCAA Tournament. "He's what you want...

  • Let's applaud U.S. senators for standing up to Redskins racist moniker

    Updated: Fri, May 23, 2014

    Thrilled to see United States senators standing up for what’s right. A group of 50 senators are demanding Washington owner Danny Snyder drop the racist Redskins moniker. “Racism and bigotry have no place in professional sports,” said a letter signed by 49 senators...