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David Ramsey

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  • Ramsey: Gold medalist Billy Mills opposes racist Redskins moniker

    Updated: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    After writing about the need for Washington’s NFL franchise to drop its racist nickname, I heard from dozens of readers who said they had never met a Native American who opposed the Redskins moniker. Meet Billy Mills, who delivered an inspiring, shocking upset in the 1964 Olympic...

  • Ramsey: Everyone - well, almost everyone - loves U.S. soccer

    Updated: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    For several million of us, this ride by the U.S. soccer team has delivered surprising, baffling, uplifting and, best of all, unifying thrills. These are weird, happy times for soccer fans. For decades, our sport was considered a vile invading force from foreign shores. Sort of like...

  • What a great idea: The Luis Saurez - the bite king - bottle opener

    Updated: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    A Chinese company has a fantastic idea. The company is selling Luis Suarez bottle openers. Unless you’ve been living in a cave somewhere outside Canon City, you know the Uruguay star was busted for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini last week. This inspired FIFA to suspend him...

  • Ramsey: Dark cloud of death invades Pikes Peak Hill Climb

    Updated: Mon, Jun 30, 2014

    A few minutes before Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima began his attack of Pikes Peak, he stepped away from his electric car and gazed at America's Mountain. It was a bright morning, not a cloud in the sky. This is how race day began at The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. This...

  • Colorado great Chauncey Billups looks ready to exit NBA

    Updated: Mon, Jun 30, 2014

    Chauncey Billups, once one of the greatest high school players in Colorado history, appears to be done as an NBA player. The Detroit Pistons have declined to picks up his $2.5 million option for next season. Billups averaged 15.2 points and 5.4 assists during his 16-year career. He led...

  • Ramsey: Drivers miss untamed, unpaved wild west era of The Hill Climb

    Updated: Sun, Jun 29, 2014

    They miss the dirt. They really do. For decades, The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb boasted this bold, cool Wild West quality. Unique. Untamed. And unpaved. Then the pavement arrived. Or maybe it's better to say invaded. "I miss the dirt," said longtime racer...

  • Ramsey: Robby Unser talks about Hill Climb and his family's mountain

    Updated: Thu, Jun 26, 2014

    Robby Unser was only 7, but his family had no use for spectators. His first memory of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is of working in 1975 alongside his racing family, and we're talking diligent labor. "Clean this, move that tire here," he said of his work as...

  • Football magazine predicts dire seasons for Air Force, CU

    Updated: Thu, Jun 26, 2014

    Athlon Magazine predicts Air Force will finish with a 4-8 overall record and a 1-7 Mountain West Conference record. No member of the Falcons was named to the magazine’s preseason all-conference team. Athlon sees Air Force winning games against  D-1AA opponents Nicholls State and...

  • Ramsey: US smashes Canada on great night of American basketball

    Updated: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    Chris Egi was feeling courageous. His Canadian basketball team, a prohibitive underdog, were hanging close to a heavily favored United States team playing on its home soil. The crowd at the Olympic Training Center had fallen quiet. Canada, that visitor from The Great White North, was...

  • Ramsey: Carmelo unpopular despite impressive season with Knicks

    Updated: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    The biggest current mystery in American sport? Here’s my nomination: Carmelo Anthony averaged 27.4 points, 8.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists for the New York Knicks and did not make the NBA’s first, second or third all-star team. He delivered what might have been the best season...

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