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David Ramsey

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  • Skating notes: Zawadzki wants a redo

    Updated: Fri, Jan 10, 2014

    Zawadzki wants a redo BOSTON - Agnes Zawadzki of The Broadmoor Skating Club was disappointed by her 13th-place finish in the short program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships at TD Garden. She scored 54.18, leaving her far behind Gracie Gold, who leads with a 72.12 score...

  • Ramsey: Figure skaters know years of preparation can be dashed by one slip on ice

    Updated: Thu, Jan 9, 2014

    BOSTON - Alexa Scimeca and Chris Knierim took a quick look at each other as they sat on the ice at TD Garden. An instant before, the skating duo were happily sailing along on the ice as they prepared a triple Salchow, a complicated jump invented by Swedish skater Ulrich Salchow in...

  • Scott Blackmun enjoys the view, challenges as USOC CEO

    Updated: Sun, Jan 5, 2014

    As Scott Blackmun relaxes in his spacious U.S. Olympic Committee office in downtown Colorado Springs, it's obvious he and the USOC will not be departing soon. "I still love what I do," Blackmun said, smiling as he enjoyed a view of the mountains from his fifth-floor office. "I feel I...

  • Ramsey: Max Yon drives Air Force coach crazy, team to victory

    Updated: Thu, Jan 2, 2014

    Air Force men's basketball coach Dave Pilipovich often talks about the inscription he expects to see on his gravestone. "I would have lived five years longer if not for Max Yon," Pilipovich said, etching his stone as he celebrated a surprising 73-72 victory over Utah State on the...

  • Ramsey: Lance Armstrong dwells East of Eden in bad place of his doing

    Updated: Tue, Dec 31, 2013

    "The Lord put a mark on Cain . So Cain went out from the Lord's presence and lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden." - Genesis 4:15-16 East of Eden. I long wondered about an existence in such a destination. Wondered how a person could survive in exile on the edge of paradise, where...

  • What’s the point of ‘hating’ the Oakland Raiders?

    Updated: Mon, Dec 30, 2013

    Long ago, the Oakland Raiders were a legit NFL franchise. Today, the Raiders are in tatters after years of dwelling near – or flat-out at – the bottom of the league. When I was growing up in south Denver, everyone despised the Raiders. My teachers at schools. My friends in the...

  • Ramsey: Moreno's emergence gives Broncos reason to believe

    Updated: Fri, Dec 27, 2013

    Knowshon Moreno is the Broncos best feel-good story of 2013. He's also the best reason to believe in this team in early 2014. Moreno has conquered a severe knee injury, escaped his place at the end of the bench and dumped his "No-Show" nickname along with a lingering association with...

  • Ramsey: Welker, and his aching head, need a long break from Broncos

    Updated: Thu, Dec 19, 2013

    Don't play. This is the strong advice Floyd Little offers to Wes Welker, the diminutive Broncos receiver recovering from yet another concussion. Little, one of the Broncos greatest players, admires Welker. He watches with amazement as Welker risks his health and his head on...

  • Ramsey: True fans commit to attending games in Colorado Springs area

    Updated: Mon, Dec 16, 2013

    You can't change the channel. This is the problem/attraction of getting in your car, driving to a game, sitting in the stands and watching a game in person. In the quiet comfort of your living room or in the jubilant buzz of a sports bar, there's always another game to watch. You...

  • Ramsey: Broncos can thrive on road journey to Super Bowl

    Updated: Fri, Dec 13, 2013

    DENVER - The Broncos are now facing one of those worst-case scenarios, the kind that will awaken their fans in the middle of the night. After losing to the San Diego Chargers, 27-20, the Broncos lost their grip on home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. The Broncos could be...