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  • Don't let lower, shorter Springs stage fool you: it should be tough

    By naTHAN VAN DYNE nathan.vandyne@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MONARCH MOUNTAIN - On the surface, Thursday's route in the USA Pro Challenge appears relatively easy for a field of elite cyclists. The elevation never approaches 7,000 feet. The distance only measures 70 miles. And circuits tend to result in a mass sprint finish. Riders, however,...

  • USA Pro Challege notes: Rafal Majka's excellent summer

    By naTHAN VAN DYNE The Gazette -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Majka's excellent summer MONARCH MOUNTAIN - Rafal Majka is having the summer of his life. The Tinkoff-Saxo rider burst onto the pro cycling scene last month during the Tour de France, where he won a mountainous stage with a solo breakaway and earned the King of the Mountains jersey...

  • Week Zero presents quick turnaround for football programs

    By SCOTT KANIEWSKI scott.kaniewski@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Fountain-Fort Carson wanted to be prepared. So what better way than scrimmaging against the defending Class 4A state champions. The Trojans and Pine Creek Eagles join a handful of Pikes Peak region football teams that kick off their season in Week Zero, less than two weeks after...

  • Steelers' Bell, Blount set to face pot charges

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount will be charged with marijuana possession following a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon. Ross Township detective Brian Kohlhepp said traffic officer Sean Stafiej pulled over a Camaro operated by Bell...

  • Angels RHP Richards leaves field with knee injury

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Los Angeles Angels right-hander Garrett Richards was taken off the field on a stretcher with a left knee injury on Wednesday night. Richards was hurt in the second inning while running to cover first base on a potential double-play grounder by Boston's Brock Holt....

  • Mo'ne Davis pulled in LLWS after 55 pitches

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Philadelphia's Mo'ne Davis, the first girl pitcher to win a game at the Little League World Series, was pulled in the third inning Wednesday night after allowing three runs to Las Vegas. Davis, the darling of the sports world with her success and poise,...

  • Schilling blames chewing tobacco for mouth cancer

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he has been treated for mouth cancer and blames the disease on his use of chewing tobacco for about 30 years. Schilling discussed details on WEEI-FM in Boston on Wednesday. The former Red Sox right-hander announced in...

  • NFC North has potential for plenty of points

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Green Bay's grab of the NFC North for the third straight season, giving the Packers seven of the 12 titles since the division formed, was predictable. That unremarkable 8-7-1 record they won it with was the real surprise. Chicago took a step back, too, and Minnesota plummeted badly....

  • Giants win protest, rain-shortened game to resume

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants on Wednesday became the first team since 1986 to win a protest filed with Major League Baseball, and will now get to resume a rain-shortened game the Chicago Cubs thought they had won. MLB executive Joe Torre ruled on Tuesday night's game at...

  • Rex, Giants RB spice up 'Snoopy Bowl' rivalry

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Rex Ryan was up to the task of firing up a good, old preseason rivalry. OK, sort of. No, the games don't matter in the standings. But since the only time the Jets and Giants play this season is Friday night at MetLife Stadium — for the coveted Snoopy Bowl...

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