• Friday's prep roundup: Falcon rallies in 4th to upset Vista PEAK and advance in boys' playoffs

    By SCOTT KANIEWSKI scott.kaniewski@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Highlights from Friday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region. BOYS' BASKETBALL Falcon 65, Vista PEAK 57 At Sierra: Falcon (14-10) has made a habit of upsetting teams ahead of the Falcons this season. And they continued that trend Friday night. No. 6 Falcon...

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

    By JIM O'CONNELL The Gazette -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    No. 10 The MLS season begins Friday with the Rapids visiting Philadelphia on Saturday No. 9 The Harlem Globetrotters hit The Broadmoor World Arena on Friday No. 8 The Rockies open the exhibition season vs. the Diamondback on Wednesday No. 7 The Nuggets host Milwaukee Tuesday and...

  • Ex-Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long helping Mets batters

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — New York Mets hitting coach Kevin Long walked into the interview room underneath the Tradition Field stands wearing a blue T-shirt and white pinstripe pants. The pinstripes are familiar, but the royal blue vs. the navy blue of the Yankees is new. Long...

  • Vikings finish commemoration of Black History Month

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have completed their online presentation of stories surrounding Black History Month. The team website featured a daily video plus various articles throughout February commemorating the event, including poignant interviews with several...

  • Pirates star Andrew McCutchen eyeing another step forward

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates lost 95 games in 2005, the year they drafted outfielder Andrew McCutchen in the first round. Four years later, when McCutchen made his major league debut, they lost 99 games. McCutchen has seen the franchise at its worst. As he has matured...

  • Too cold for overnighting at Miller Park

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers say it's too cold to camp out overnight for the Arctic Tailgate. The earliest fans were allowed to arrive for Saturday's event is 5 a.m. The event marks the beginning of individual ticket sales at Miller Park and they go on sale at 9 a.m. In the...

  • McIlroy lasts only 2 days in American return

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — As far as star power goes, the PGA Tour is like a fireworks show in the rain. The Phoenix Open was more high-charged than ever this year with the Super Bowl in town and Tiger Woods back to golf. Except that Woods was on his way home after two days and a...

  • Fate has often been unkind to this group of Air Force seniors

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    eLovell Earls looked back on his playing career at Air Force and knew it was best summed up with one word. Disappointing. "I just feel like I have a lot more to give and my leg isn't letting me give it," said the senior forward who will play at home for the final time Saturday. "From...

  • Blazers come from behind for 115-112 win over Thunder

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After the Portland Trail Blazers overcame Russell Westbrook's third straight triple-double, Damian Lillard sensed his team was recapturing its form of earlier this season. Oklahoma City can only hope it didn't lose Westbrook along with the game. Lillard and...

  • Perry's tiebreaker propels Anaheim Ducks past LA Kings 4-2

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Facing a two-goal deficit and a 112-minute scoring drought heading into the third period against their biggest rivals, the Anaheim Ducks realized their whole season might be affected by the way they finished Friday night. Corey Perry and the Ducks did everything...