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  • Goalball athletes seek to improve their lives, expand sport

    by KALYN KAHLER kalyn.kahler@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    Casimir Werda is working on a tricky new shot. He hasn't decided on a name, but he's leaning toward the "Tasmanian Devil." Spec. Werda, 31, was one of nine blind veterans who on Saturday tested out their best shots in the first goalball tournament at the Rocky Mountain State Games at...

  • Clean sweep for Boulder Running Co. at Classic 10K

    by NEAL REID sports@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    A late kick provided some drama on the men's side, and a mother of two reigned supreme among the women at the Grand Prix of Running's Classic 10K on a picture-perfect Saturday morning in Monument Valley Park. Mario Macias from Boulder Running Co. caught Ian Burrell in the final 400...

  • Game of cricket brings players of Indian descent together at State Games

    by KEVIN CARMODY kevin.carmody@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    It didn't much matter to Aravind Gurumurthi about the events happening around the cricket pitch Saturday in a pool-play match against the Front Range Cricket Club. His team, the Colorado Super Kings, before meeting at Memorial Park earlier in the day had yet to play as a 11-man unit,...

  • Night construction to be done at the corner of Austin Bluffs Parkway and Woodmen Road

    by stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    Overnight construction on Tuesday at the corner of Austin Bluffs Parkway and Woodmen Road could be loud and may cause traffic delays through the night and early morning, but should not affect rush hour traffic. Cranes and other construction equipment will be used to erect large beams...

  • Air Force men's hoops unable to land a third major opponent this year; DU added for 2015

    by BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    Air Force is nearly finished building its 2014-15 men's basketball schedule, but hasn't managed to find an additional big-name opponent. The Falcons will be adding Denver as a future foe, but not this season. The nonconference schedule this year will be highlighted by games at...

  • The top 10 things to look for in sports from Colorado Springs next week, starting Monday

    by JIM O'CONNELL The Gazette -
    Published: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    No. 10 The Color in Motion 5K run is Saturday No. 9 Sunday is NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Day at Indy No. 8 The Pikes Peak Amateur golf tourney is at Patty Jewett Monday through Saturday No. 7 Fabled English soccer team Manchester United plays at Sports Authority Field at Mile...

  • Big changes result in skyrocketing basketball participation at RMSG

    by Kevin Carmody kevin.carmody@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    At this time last year, Kelley Stewart loved her life as a basketball coach, but didn't much like having her team comprised of several members of her Pine Creek girls' basketball team on the road, again. Because of a lack of competition at the 2013 Rocky Mountain State Games, the...

  • Colorado Springs triathlon runner Michelle Blessing will take break to be a grandma

    By Kalyn Kahler, sports@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    Michelle Blessing walked away from the St. George 70.3 Ironman triathlon in May with more than just a third-place medal around her neck. Tucked into her bag were two tiny "Iron baby" T-shirts. Blessing's oldest daughter is pregnant with twin boys, and the former USA Triathlon coach...

  • Ramsey: U.S. lacrosse star sees brighter days ahead

    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    COMMERCE CITY - Paul Rabil, the world's best lacrosse player, was smiling as he described his favorite sport. "It's brilliant," he said. "It's a combination of a lot of skill sets that you see in a lot of other sports." Lacrosse, he said, boasts the "physicality component" found in...

  • Klee: Respect has turned into worship for retiring athletes

    Paul Klee, The Gazette
    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    DENVER - Von Miller plays Connect Four. Charlie Blackmon? He has a thing for Top Gun T-shirts. Julius Thomas keeps a Bible in his locker. Troy Tulowitzki studies his fantasy football lineup like it's a bar exam. Danilo Gallinari hosts low-stakes poker games. Gabriel Landeskog...

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