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Ramsey blog: Manu Ginobli's superlative Olympic basketball career comes to an end (probably)
By: David Ramsey - 0 Wed, Aug 17, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO - Manu Ginobli delivered one of the most impressive performance in basketball  history at the 2004 Athens Olympics, but it's not...

Widefield's Boris Berian earns spot in Olympic 800-meter semis
By: David Ramsey - 0 Tue, Aug 16, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO - Boris Berian, a graduate of Widefield High School, is one step closer to the 800-meter Olympic finals.

Berian ran 1:45.87...

Air Force grad David Higgins' happy Olympics ride ends - for now
By: David Ramsey - 0 Fri, Aug 12, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO – It’s been a wild,  happy ride for David Higgins.
In April, he became the first-ever Air Force Academy cadet-athlete to...

Ramsey blog: Syracuse and US basketball coach Jim Boeheim rips Donald Trump
By: David Ramsey - 0 Thu, Aug 11, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO - Syracuse University basketball coach Jim Boeheim is known for speaking his mind.He roamed into politics, ripping Donald Trump.


Ramsey blog: U.S. basketball coach Geno Auriemma bemoans our 'Trumpian age'
By: David Ramsey - 0 Thu, Aug 11, 2016

Geno Auriemma is one of basketball history's great coaches. He's also a grump. His UConn teams decimated opponents this season. Now  his United...

Ramsey blog: Missy Franklin struggles, but earns berth in Thursday night's 200-meter backstroke semis
By: David Ramsey - 0 Thu, Aug 11, 2016

Missy Franklin finished 11th in qualifying for Thursday night's 200-meter backstroke semis. Eight swimmers will  qualify for Friday night's...

Ramsey blog: Missy Franklin will not swim in Wednesday's 4 x 200 freestyle relay
By: David Ramsey - 0 Wed, Aug 10, 2016

Maya DiRado will swim in Wednesday night's 4 x 200 freestyle relay. In a close call, DiRado will swim in the relay instead of Colorado's Missy...

Ramsey blog: US Olympic basketball needed a scare. The Aussies delivered one
By: David Ramsey - 0 Wed, Aug 10, 2016

Australia placed a serious scare into the United States in mens Olympic basketball. The Aussies led by five at halftime and were threatening to...

Ramsey blog: US rugby team rallies to rout over Brazil after close loss to Argentina
By: David Ramsey - 0 Tue, Aug 9, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO - The United States nearly overcame a 12-point deficit to defeat Argentina in Olympic rugby sevens competition at Deodoro...

Ramsey blog: Lilly King gives away medals, unless medals are Olympic Gold
By: David Ramsey - 0 Tue, Aug 9, 2016

Lilly King was thrilled to have an Olympic gold medal hanging around her neck after her smackdown 100 breaststroke victory over Yulia Efimova.

Ramsey blog: Missy Franklin emotional after failure to make finals in Olympic 200 freestyle
By: David Ramsey - 0 Tue, Aug 9, 2016

Colorado’s Missy Franklin was emotional after her failure to make the Olympic finals in the 200 freestyle. Franklin, winner of four gold medals as a...

Ramsey blog: Bad news - Iverson-quick mosquitoes invade Rio Games
By: David Ramsey - 0 Mon, Aug 8, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO – For the last week, mosquitoes buzzed around somewhere else, and several thousand Olympic...

Ramsey blog: Biggest story of Broncos camp? C.J. Anderson
By: David Ramsey - 0 Wed, Jul 27, 2016

The quarterback struggle  is grabbing most of the attention, but let me nominate another story as the most important of the Bronco camp:


Ramsey blog: Michael Jordan joins Carmelo and LeBron in struggle for social justice
By: David Ramsey - 0 Tue, Jul 26, 2016

Michael Jordan is joining the new wave. He’s making his voice heard on social issues.

That’s a change, a big one. Jordan is the best...

Ramsey blog: Athlon predicts Air Force football will win 10 games
By: David Ramsey - 0 Thu, Jun 30, 2016

Athlon Sports is out with its annual college football preview. The magazine predicts Air Force's football team will win 10 games, lose two, play in...

Ramsey blog: Update on Carson Bird's condition after amputation surgery
By: David Ramsey - 0 Thu, Jun 23, 2016

Former Air Force football star Carson Bird is making a rapid and strong recovery from the Monday surgery in Georgia that amputated his left leg,...

Ramsey blog: Air Force will renew CU Buffs football rivalry in 2019
By: David Ramsey - 0 Thu, Jun 23, 2016

Air Force and Colorado have moved up the renewal date of their football rivalry. The Falcons and the Buffs will renew their series Sept. 14, 2019 in...

Ramsey blog: Argentina soccer massacre reveals teetering U.S. mens team
By: David Ramsey - 0 Wed, Jun 22, 2016

Not long ago, the United States mens soccer team inspired fear around the world. Americans tend to dominate the world, and the world doesn't...

Ramsey blog: Former Air Force star Carson Bird's leg is amputated in ongoing struggle with cancer
By: David Ramsey - 0 Wed, Jun 22, 2016

Former Air Force football star Carson Bird's left leg was amputated Monday during an operation in Georgia. Bird suffers from chondrosarcoma, a rare...

Ramsey blog: Is LeBron the greatest of all time? No, but he's getting close
By: David Ramsey - 0 Tue, Jun 21, 2016

Let the arguments begin.

I never thought the day would arrive when a basketball player would challenge Michael Jordan as the greatest player...

Ramsey blog: LeBron, Cavs seek to defy NBA history in Sunday's Game 7
By: David Ramsey - 0 Sat, Jun 18, 2016

Game 7s are a rare treat. The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will play Game 7 of the NBA Finals Sunday night in Oakland. It will be...

Ramsey blog: Von Miller's threat to sit out 2016 should shake Elway to action
By: David Ramsey - 0 Thu, Jun 16, 2016

Von Miller has spoken. He announced there is "no chance" he will play the 2016 season under the Broncos franchise tag.

Now, John Elway must...

Ramsey blog: How high has LeBron climbed on our annual NBA all-time list?
By: David Ramsey - 0 Thu, Jun 9, 2016

LeBron James is not the greatest player in NBA history. He might seize the title someday, but he hasn’t traveled there yet.

James has played...

Air Force graduate, Olympian Higgins recalls Obama's command
By: David Ramsey - 0 Tue, Jun 7, 2016

Early in Barack Obama's graduation speech Thursday at the Air Force Academy, the president thanked 2016 graduate Cameron Kistler for his service in...

Ramsey blog: Obama mentions Air Force Olympian David Higgins in graduation speech
By: David Ramsey - 0 Thu, Jun 2, 2016

Barack Obama singled out Air Force Academy competitive shooter David Higgins Thursday morning during his presidential graduation address.


Ramsey blog: Osweiler should have said yes to Broncos White House visit
By: David Ramsey - 0 Wed, Jun 1, 2016

Will Brock Osweiler ever again earn an invite to visit with the President of the United States at his house? You know, The White House?


Ramsey blog: Palmer's Reggie Jackson should pick better enemies
By: David Ramsey - 0 Wed, Jun 1, 2016

Reggie Jackson is engaged in a public and highly entertaining basketball battle with Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. He danced recently after his...

Ramsey blog: Osweiler explains why he abandoned Broncos
By: David Ramsey - 0 Tue, May 24, 2016

Questions surrounding Brock Osweiler’s departure from Colorado are not fading. And if Osweiler becomes a star in Houston, his new hometown, the...

Ramsey blog: NBA broadcaster Craig Sager planned to enroll at Air Force
By: David Ramsey - 0 Fri, May 20, 2016

Craig Sager was once known for his inventive, outrageous, comical fashion sense. When watching NBA games, a viewer often endured/enjoyed/survived...

The Ramsey bio:

David Ramsey has written sports columns for The Gazette for 12 years. He's visited all 50 states, and he's wise enough to realize Colorado is the best of those 50.

He's a graduate of Denver South High School, Abilene Christian University and Syracuse University, where he earned a master's degree in American History in 2003. He's placed 10 times in the national Asssociated Press Sports Editors (APSE) contest, including two first-place finishes. He's covered the Athens, Beijing, London and Sochi Olympics for The Gazette. He's the father of Ruth, a Rampart High grad, and Luke and Caleb, both grads of Pikes Peak Christian. He's an avid cyclist. He hopes to climb Mount Massive this summer, but he says that every year.

Gazette sports columnist David Ramsey brings you the personal side of sports along with his personal analysis.

Twitter: @davidramz