<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - Sports]]> http://gazette.com/rss/Sports Sun, 22 Oct 2017 16:25:01 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[About 2 dozen NFL players protested during anthems Sunday]]> http://gazette.com/about-2-dozen-nfl-players-protested-during-anthems-sunday/article/1613743?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/about-2-dozen-nfl-players-protested-during-anthems-sunday/article/1613743?custom_click=rss

Days after the NFL declined to change its rule on the national anthem, about two dozen players protested around the league Sunday.

Associated Press journalists counted 22 players protesting during the anthems in some way before day games. Some took a knee, others sat on the bench, stayed in the tunnel or raised a fist.

On Sept. 25, days after President Trump said players should be fired for protesting during the anthem, more than 200 players protested.

On Sunday, the Seahawks and 49ers had the most protesters. Seattle defensive end Michael Bennett and seven Seahawks teammates did not stand before their game with the New York Giants.



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Sun, 22 Oct 2017 15:52:01 -0600
<![CDATA[3 Count blog: A look at professional wrestling in Colorado Springs and beyond]]> http://gazette.com/3-count-blog-a-look-at-professional-wrestling-in-colorado-springs-and-beyond/article/1613499?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/3-count-blog-a-look-at-professional-wrestling-in-colorado-springs-and-beyond/article/1613499?custom_click=rss

1. CSW entertains at anniversary show

Local independent pro wrestling promotion, Colorado Springs Wrestling celebrated its one-year anniversary show with Halloween Slam-Bash II on Saturday at the Hillside Community Center. About 300 people filled the venue to watch grapplers, including Paul London, Marty “The Moth,” CSW champion Jimbo Lucas, Danger Dean and the Brothers Smith perform.

The crowd was rowdy and spirited, enhancing the shows contests and pushing the wrestlers to bring their A-game.

After the show, I caught up with “Lucha Underground” producer and performer Paul London. The former WWE Cruiserweight and Tag Team champion spoke highly of the event and the fans who attended.



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Sun, 22 Oct 2017 15:36:25 -0600
<![CDATA[The latest—NFL Sunday : Kickers take center stage at early games]]> http://gazette.com/the-latestnfl-sunday-kickers-take-center-stage-at-early-games/article/1613740?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latestnfl-sunday-kickers-take-center-stage-at-early-games/article/1613740?custom_click=rss

The Latest from week 7 of the NFL regular season (all times Eastern):

4:20 p.m.

The NFL's kickers took center stage at a handful of the early games with none having a better day than Kai Forbath for the Minnesota Vikings, and three others came through when it mattered most.

Forbath kicked six field goals to lift the Vikings to a 24-16 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. He made kicks of 52, 51, 43, 43, 34 and 32 yards.

Ryan Succop kicked four field goals, and his 47-yarder with 1:55 left in overtime lifted the Tennessee Titans to an ugly 12-9 win over winless Cleveland. The kick also extended Succop's NFL record for makes inside 50 yards to 55 straight.



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Sun, 22 Oct 2017 15:31:56 -0600
<![CDATA[Air Force football turning this season into a redemption tour]]> http://gazette.com/air-force-football-turning-this-season-into-a-redemption-tour/article/1613693?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-football-turning-this-season-into-a-redemption-tour/article/1613693?custom_click=rss

Air Force’s season is turning into a redemption campaign, righting wrongs not only from this season but from years past.

Four years ago, this program went into Nevada and lost 45-42. On Friday night, Air Force flipped that result with a victory by the same 45-42 score.

Last week, the Falcons (3-4, 2-2 Mountain West) scored the go-ahead touchdown with 2:14 remaining, then held UNLV on the final drive to secure the victory. This was in direct contrast to its previous game when it had scored the go-ahead touchdown with 1:53 remaining but couldn’t prevent Navy from seizing victory in the waning moments.

And on a personal note, this was a redemptive moment for kicker Luke Strebel, whose field goal as time



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Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:16:23 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado College hockey rebounds, takes down No. 17 New Hampshire in OT]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-college-hockey-rebounds-takes-down-no.-17-new-hampshire-in-ot/article/1613717?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-college-hockey-rebounds-takes-down-no.-17-new-hampshire-in-ot/article/1613717?custom_click=rss

Trevor Gooch scored 1:03 into overtime to hand No. 17 New Hampshire its first defeat of the season, 2-1, on Saturday night in Durham, N.H.

Gooch’s shot clanged in top shelf, lifting Colorado College (4-2) to a series split. Alex Leclerc made 39 saves in a much-improved effort against what was previously Division I’s only 5-0 team.

The Tigers dropped Friday’s game in New Hampshire 6-3, giving up two power-play goals on three chances. The penalty kill clamped down Saturday, killing off two lengthy stretches of five-on-three play.

“I thought we deserved that win, especially the last 10 minutes – we were all over them,” Gooch told KRDO radio after the game.



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Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:10:25 -0600
<![CDATA[Woody Paige: Broncos fans will be out in force in L.A. vs. Chargers]]> http://gazette.com/woody-paige-broncos-fans-will-be-out-in-force-in-l.a.-vs.-chargers/article/1613709?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woody-paige-broncos-fans-will-be-out-in-force-in-l.a.-vs.-chargers/article/1613709?custom_click=rss

Venice Beach, Calif. - The On The Waterfront Cafe will be without its rowdy orange-and-blue-clad folks Sunday afternoon.

"They'll be gone down the road,'' the bartender said while lamenting his potential tip losses. "The Broncos are in town.''

About 25 miles away, the Broncos and the Chargers are playing Sunday in the Los Angeles expanse for the first time in 57 years.

And the local chapter of the Broncos official fan club - 917 strong, supportive and sad after last Sunday night - will move from Venice Beach to Carson to witness the vital division game between the teams that have played each other the most since the AFL origination.

This will be their 117th confrontation.

The Broncos have won 65, including a



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Sun, 22 Oct 2017 07:56:26 -0600
<![CDATA[Millsap scores 18 in home debut as Nuggets beat Kings]]> http://gazette.com/millsap-scores-18-in-home-debut-as-nuggets-beat-kings/article/1613728?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/millsap-scores-18-in-home-debut-as-nuggets-beat-kings/article/1613728?custom_click=rss

DENVER — Nikola Jokic was looking for his teammates instead of his shot, and it worked out well for the Denver Nuggets.

Paul Millsap had 18 points and nine rebounds in his first home game with Denver, Gary Harris scored 17 and the Nuggets used a strong defensive effort to beat the Sacramento Kings 96-79 on Saturday night.

Kenneth Faried had 18 points and eight rebounds and Will Barton scored 15 points to help Denver win its home opener.

Denver recovered from losing a fourth-quarter lead in Utah on Wednesday to get its first win of the season.

"Coming off a loss you always want to come out the next game and be aggressive," Barton said. "We felt we had some lapses last game on the defensive end. We wanted



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Sun, 22 Oct 2017 07:49:57 -0600
<![CDATA[The top 10 things to look for in sports from Colorado Springs next week, starting Monday]]> http://gazette.com/the-top-10-things-to-look-for-in-sports-from-colorado-springs-next-week-starting-monday/article/1613710?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-top-10-things-to-look-for-in-sports-from-colorado-springs-next-week-starting-monday/article/1613710?custom_click=rss

1 Baseball's World Series is scheduled to start Tuesday in Los Angeles



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Sun, 22 Oct 2017 07:24:44 -0600
<![CDATA[Falk leads No. 15 Washington State over Colorado 28-0]]> http://gazette.com/falk-leads-no.-15-washington-state-over-colorado-28-0/article/feed/503994?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/falk-leads-no.-15-washington-state-over-colorado-28-0/article/feed/503994?custom_click=rss

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Faced with driving rain, winds and low temperatures, the Air Raid offense of No. 15 Washington State converted to a ground game.

The Cougars rushed for 194 yards and quarterback Luke Falk threw for three touchdowns in a 28-0 victory over Colorado on Saturday night.

Jamal Morrow rushed for 73 yards and a touchdown for Washington State (7-1, 4-1 Pac-12), which rebounded from a 34-point loss at California that coach Mike Leach called the worst game the Cougars have played in his six years there.

"It's an improvement," Leach said. "Our team played hard. We missed some opportunities."

Leach acknowledged the weather was brutal.

"The first half was pretty extreme," Leach said. "The wind was

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]]> Sun, 22 Oct 2017 02:12:29 -0600 <![CDATA[Griffin, Beverley lead Clippers in rout over Suns]]> http://gazette.com/griffin-beverley-lead-clippers-in-rout-over-suns/article/feed/503989?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/griffin-beverley-lead-clippers-in-rout-over-suns/article/feed/503989?custom_click=rss

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With two straight blowout wins, the Los Angeles Clippers like how they're playing.

Blake Griffin had 29 points and eight rebounds, Patrick Beverley added 15 points and six steals, and the Clippers cruised to a 130-88 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night in their home opener.

The Clippers are a revamped team this season with nine new players, but early signs are only positive. The defeated the Lakers 108-82 in their season opener.

"I like how the ball's moving, I like our pace," Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. "A lot of guys are handling the ball, a lot of guys are contributing."

The only bad news was watching new starting point guard Milos Teodosic have to be carried off the floor i

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]]> Sun, 22 Oct 2017 01:41:03 -0600 <![CDATA[Hokit runs for 3 TDs, Fresno St beats San Diego St 27-3]]> http://gazette.com/hokit-runs-for-3-tds-fresno-st-beats-san-diego-st-27-3/article/feed/503993?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/hokit-runs-for-3-tds-fresno-st-beats-san-diego-st-27-3/article/feed/503993?custom_click=rss SAN DIEGO (AP) — Josh Hokit became the first Fresno State player with three rushing touchdowns in a single game since 2009 and the Bulldogs cruised to a 27-3 win over San Diego State on Saturday night.

Hokit finished with 14 carries for 77 yards, Jordan Mims had 112 yards rushing and Marcus McMaryion was 10-of-16 passing for 176 yards for Fresno State (5-2, 4-0 Mountain West).

On the opening possession, the Aztecs put together a 16-play drive and had first-and-goal from the 4 before a holding penalty and, on the next play, a fumble that was recovered by Fresno State's Mike Bell. San Diego State (6-2, 2-2) only crossed midfield three times on its nine remaining possessions, going three-and-out five times with one turnover on

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]]> Sun, 22 Oct 2017 01:22:10 -0600 <![CDATA[Saturday's Scores]]> http://gazette.com/saturdays-scores/article/feed/487279?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/saturdays-scores/article/feed/487279?custom_click=rss PREP FOOTBALL

Addison Trail 64, Proviso East 6

Carmi White County 34, Vienna 20

Carmi White County 34, Vienna-Goreville 20

Chicago (Back of the Yards) 46, Juarez 6

Chicago (C.

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]]> Sun, 22 Oct 2017 01:01:44 -0600 <![CDATA[Cozart accounts for 3 TDs, Boise State beats Wyoming 24-14]]> http://gazette.com/cozart-accounts-for-3-tds-boise-state-beats-wyoming-24-14/article/feed/503991?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cozart-accounts-for-3-tds-boise-state-beats-wyoming-24-14/article/feed/503991?custom_click=rss

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Montell Cozart rushed for two touchdowns and threw for another to help Boise State beat Wyoming 24-14 Saturday night.

After pulling an upset last week on the road against San Diego State, the Broncos (5-2, 3-0 Mountain West) appeared flat early, mustering only 118 yards in the first half — just 29 of that through the air.

Trailing 7-3 to start the second half, the Broncos cobbled together an 18-play, 71-yard drive that consumed 9:46 and ended on a 4-yard touchdown run by Cozart.

Wyoming (4-3, 2-1) answered with a 20-yard scoring strike from Josh Allen to Austin Fort to take a 17-14 lead late in the third quarter.

In the fourth, Boise State took control of the game.

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]]> Sun, 22 Oct 2017 00:49:16 -0600 <![CDATA[Sabathia can't save Yankees again with loss in ALCS Game 7]]> http://gazette.com/sabathia-cant-save-yankees-again-with-loss-in-alcs-game-7/article/feed/503973?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/sabathia-cant-save-yankees-again-with-loss-in-alcs-game-7/article/feed/503973?custom_click=rss

HOUSTON (AP) — CC Sabathia doesn't sound like he wants to be finished with the New York Yankees, even though they are done this season.

"I feel like this is a young team, and we will turn this into something great," Sabathia said. "This is my home, and I want to see this thing through."

Their 41st American League pennant must wait after Sabathia was unable to save them again, even after Aaron Judge made another home-run robbing catch early in Game 7 of AL Championship Series.

Unbeaten this season when starting after Yankees losses until Saturday night, Sabathia didn't make it out of the fourth inning in his first Game 7 start. New York couldn't avoid elimination this time, losing 4-0 to the Houston Astros.

Sabat

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]]> Sun, 22 Oct 2017 00:42:00 -0600 <![CDATA[No. 23 West Virginia survives at Baylor, 38-36]]> http://gazette.com/no.-23-west-virginia-survives-at-baylor-38-36/article/feed/503987?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/no.-23-west-virginia-survives-at-baylor-38-36/article/feed/503987?custom_click=rss

WACO, Texas (AP) — Xavier Preston sacked Charlie Brewer on a two-point conversion attempt with 17 seconds left and No. 23 West Virginia withstood a furious fourth-quarter Baylor rally to escape with a 38-36 win Saturday night.

Will Grier threw for five touchdowns to pad his national lead with 26 for the Mountaineers (5-2, 3-1 Big 12), who led 38-13 at the start of the fourth quarter.

That's when Brewer entered the game for Baylor and began to turn things around with his scrambling ability. He was 8-for-13 passing for 109 yards and two touchdowns and fellow freshman Treston Ebner had 109 yards and two touchdowns receiving and a 40-yard scoring run — all in the final quarter.

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]]> Sun, 22 Oct 2017 00:03:03 -0600 <![CDATA[Dodgers all set at home, waiting for Astros in World Series]]> http://gazette.com/dodgers-all-set-at-home-waiting-for-astros-in-world-series/article/feed/503893?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dodgers-all-set-at-home-waiting-for-astros-in-world-series/article/feed/503893?custom_click=rss

LOS ANGELES (AP) — No matter which opponent emerged from the seven-game AL Championship Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers could watch from home knowing they're sitting pretty.

On Saturday night, they found out who they'll play in the World Series — the Houston Astros are heading out West to face them.

The Dodgers earned a four-day break through their quick resolution of the NLCS, which ended Thursday in Chicago with Los Angeles' seventh win in eight playoff games. The extended breaks between their two brief playoff series have allowed the 104-win Dodgers to keep their starting rotation in order and on full rest, and to give plenty of recovery time to their dominant bullpen.

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]]> Sun, 22 Oct 2017 00:02:46 -0600 <![CDATA[Penn State pay back: No. 2 Nittany Lions beat Michigan 42-13]]> http://gazette.com/penn-state-pay-back-no.-2-nittany-lions-beat-michigan-42-13/article/feed/503965?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/penn-state-pay-back-no.-2-nittany-lions-beat-michigan-42-13/article/feed/503965?custom_click=rss

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — The whiteout at Penn State is one of the most mesmerizing scenes in college football. With more than 100,000 fans dressed in white, Beaver Stadium virtually glows as night falls in Happy Valley.

Penn State coach James Franklin tells his players to drink in the spectacle when they take the field.

"Run out of that tunnel. Look around for 30 seconds and then don't ever look again and then get back to focusing on the game and controlling what we can control," Franklin said.

What No. 2 Penn State controlled on Saturday night was Michigan. The Nittany Lions turned their whiteout into a knockout of the 19th-ranked Wolverines.

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]]> Sun, 22 Oct 2017 00:00:06 -0600 <![CDATA[Saturday's best]]> http://gazette.com/saturdays-best/article/feed/489371?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/saturdays-best/article/feed/489371?custom_click=rss

STARS

—Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma, threw for 410 yards and accounted for four TDs to help the No. 9 Sooners rally for a wild 42-35 victory over Kansas State.

—Derrius Guice, LSU, ran for 276 yards and a TD to lead the No. 24 Tigers over Mississippi 40-24.

—Kenny Hill, TCU, matched his career high with five TD passes and threw for 278 yards in three quarters of the fourth-ranked Horned Frogs' 43-0 victory over Kansas.

—Darrin Hall, Pittsburgh, rushed for career highs of 254 yards and three TDs, including the go-ahead 4-yard score with 10:48 to play, to help the Panthers upset Duke 24-17.

—Drew Lock, Missouri, threw for 467 yards and six TDs in the Tigers' 68-21 win over Idaho.

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]]> Sat, 21 Oct 2017 23:58:57 -0600 <![CDATA[Millsap scores 18 in home debut as Nuggets beat Kings, 96-79]]> http://gazette.com/millsap-scores-18-in-home-debut-as-nuggets-beat-kings-96-79/article/feed/503974?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/millsap-scores-18-in-home-debut-as-nuggets-beat-kings-96-79/article/feed/503974?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic was looking for his teammates instead of his shot, and it worked out well for the Denver Nuggets.

Paul Millsap had 18 points and nine rebounds in his first home game with Denver, Gary Harris scored 17 and the Nuggets used a strong defensive effort to beat the Sacramento Kings 96-79 on Saturday night.

Kenneth Faried had 18 points and eight rebounds and Will Barton scored 15 points to help Denver win its home opener.

Denver recovered from losing a fourth-quarter lead in Utah on Wednesday to get its first win of the season.

"Coming off a loss you always want to come out the next game and be aggressive," Barton said. "We felt we had some lapses last game on the defensive end. We wanted to

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]]> Sat, 21 Oct 2017 23:56:27 -0600 <![CDATA[Arizona holds off California in double overtime]]> http://gazette.com/arizona-holds-off-california-in-double-overtime/article/feed/503988?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/arizona-holds-off-california-in-double-overtime/article/feed/503988?custom_click=rss BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Quarterback Khalil Tate ran for 137 yards and a touchdown and passed for two more, including a 22-yarder to Bryce Wolma in the second overtime, and Arizona held on to beat California 45-44 on Saturday night.

Zach Green scored the Wildcats touchdown in the first overtime and had a 3-yard run to open the second extra period before Tate scrambled in the backfield to avoid a sack and found Wolma open near the goal line for the game-winner.

California answered with Vic Enwere's 1-yard touchdown run but came up short on a two-point conversion attempt when Arizona freshman linebacker Colin Schooler deflected a Ross Bowers pass intended for Jordan Duncan near the back of the end zone.

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]]> Sat, 21 Oct 2017 23:54:48 -0600 <![CDATA[No. 13 Notre Dame hammers No. 11 USC 49-14]]> http://gazette.com/no.-13-notre-dame-hammers-no.-11-usc-49-14/article/feed/503976?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/no.-13-notre-dame-hammers-no.-11-usc-49-14/article/feed/503976?custom_click=rss

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Coach Brian Kelly expected 13th-ranked Notre Dame to win big against No. 11 Southern California. He even wrote it down on a piece of paper in the locker room before the game.

"I said if we didn't win really big, I would be disappointed," he said.

He wasn't disappointed, and neither were his players who doused their coach with water following a dominating 49-14 victory over the rival Trojans on Saturday night.

Brandon Wimbush passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more, Josh Adams added three touchdown runs and the Irish took advantage of three USC turnovers in what was a surprisingly easy win in the storied series that dates to 1926. It gave the Irish (6-1) their first victory against USC (6

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]]> Sat, 21 Oct 2017 23:35:39 -0600 <![CDATA[Pitlick scores 2, Stars hold on to beat Hurricanes 4-3]]> http://gazette.com/pitlick-scores-2-stars-hold-on-to-beat-hurricanes-4-3/article/feed/503968?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pitlick-scores-2-stars-hold-on-to-beat-hurricanes-4-3/article/feed/503968?custom_click=rss

DALLAS (AP) — After Tyler Pitlick's first career two-goal game helped Dallas build a four-goal lead, the Stars had to hold on to keep their winning streak going.

Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin also scored to help Dallas beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 Saturday night for its fourth straight win. Ben Bishop stopped 36 shots.

Dallas coach Ken Hitchcock credited the line centered by Radek Faksa with Pitlick and Antoine Roussel. Faksa assisted on both of Pitlick's goals.

"Faksa's line was the best line of any line on the ice for either team," Hitchcock said. "They did everything we needed them to do. Our third line scored two goals in a game like this. That's just outstanding.

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]]> Sat, 21 Oct 2017 23:29:29 -0600 <![CDATA[Hill, No. 4 TCU roll 43-0 as Kansas ties NCAA road loss mark]]> http://gazette.com/hill-no.-4-tcu-roll-43-0-as-kansas-ties-ncaa-road-loss-mark/article/feed/503964?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/hill-no.-4-tcu-roll-43-0-as-kansas-ties-ncaa-road-loss-mark/article/feed/503964?custom_click=rss

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU's KaVontae Turpin went backward to set up a dazzling 90-yard punt return for a touchdown.

The Kansas offense just mostly went backward.

Kenny Hill matched his career high with five touchdown passes, Turpin's return after backtracking to the 3 capped the scoring in the third quarter and the TCU defense dominated the overmatched Jayhawks in the fourth-ranked Horned Frogs' 43-0 victory Saturday night.

Kansas (1-6, 0-4) had 21 yards total offense while tying an 81-year-old NCAA record with its 44th straight loss in a true road game.

With severe weather approaching, both coaches agreed to a running clock from the 12:49 mark of the fourth quarter with TCU leading by the final margin.

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]]> Sat, 21 Oct 2017 23:29:20 -0600 <![CDATA[Astros beat Yankees to advance to World Series against Los Angeles Dodgers]]> http://gazette.com/astros-beat-yankees-to-advance-to-world-series-against-los-angeles-dodgers/article/1613718?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/astros-beat-yankees-to-advance-to-world-series-against-los-angeles-dodgers/article/1613718?custom_click=rss

HOUSTON — Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers combined on a three-hitter, Jose Altuve and Evan Gattis homered and the Houston Astros reached the World Series, blanking the New York Yankees 4-0 Saturday night in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series.

Just four years removed from their third straight 100-loss season in 2013, the Astros shut down the Yankees for two straight games after dropping three in a row in the Bronx.

Houston Astros' Jose Altuve is congratulated after hitting a home run during the fifth inning of Game 7 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) 

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<![CDATA[Air Force roars back for road hockey split at Bemidji]]> http://gazette.com/air-force-roars-back-for-road-hockey-split-at-bemidji/article/1613719?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-roars-back-for-road-hockey-split-at-bemidji/article/1613719?custom_click=rss

BEMIDJI, Minn. - Junior Matt Serratore had a goal and an assist and Billy Christopoulos made 29 saves as uscho.com No. 20 Air Force defeated Bemidji State 5-1 in a nonconference hockey game Saturday.

The Falcons (4-1-1) took a 2-0 lead in the first period on goals from Jordan Himley and Serratore. Air Force, who had just 19 shots on goal Friday, outshot the Beavers 13-5 in the first period.

Early in the second period, the Beavers (2-1-1 overall) took the game to the Falcons and drew a penalty that led to a power-play goal to cut the Falcons' lead to 2-1. Air Force regrouped to score the next two from Tyler Ledford and Matt Koch.

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]]> Sat, 21 Oct 2017 22:20:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Saturday's prep roundup: Palmer Ridge field hockey tops Cheyenne Mountain, advances to state semifinals]]> http://gazette.com/saturdays-prep-roundup-palmer-ridge-field-hockey-tops-cheyenne-mountain-advances-to-state-semifinals/article/1613715?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/saturdays-prep-roundup-palmer-ridge-field-hockey-tops-cheyenne-mountain-advances-to-state-semifinals/article/1613715?custom_click=rss

VOLLEYBALL

Liberty 3, Pueblo West 2

At Liberty: Jordan Valentine led with 15 kills, Katelyn McMoore added 10 kills, and the Lancers survived a tight nonconference battle, winning 25-23, 11-25, 18-25, 25-15, 15-11 to improve to 11-8.

Pueblo suffered just its second loss of the season and dropped to 16-2.

Karina Florek came up with a staggering 20 blocks for the Lancers, who lost the second and third sets before finishing victorious in the last two.



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Sat, 21 Oct 2017 21:35:06 -0600
<![CDATA[My teams are actually winning, and this Philly girl is in complete bliss]]> http://gazette.com/my-teams-are-actually-winning-and-this-philly-girl-is-in-complete-bliss/article/1613711?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/my-teams-are-actually-winning-and-this-philly-girl-is-in-complete-bliss/article/1613711?custom_click=rss

For 26 years I’ve dealt with the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan. Sometimes it’s good. Sometimes it’s very, very bad.

I joke that I’m a ‘recovering Philly sports addict’ - but let’s be real - I relapse every time I see a glimpse of hope in the City of Brotherly Love - and right now, it’s all good in the neighborhood - or at least it will be.

The Flyers top line is finally clicking. They have some of the best young players in the league, including the 2017 No. 2 overall draft pick Nolan Patrick - who I lovingly named my kitten - Nolan Catrick - after. AHL prospects are moving up and making an impact. Our captain is being a captain.



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Sat, 21 Oct 2017 17:44:46 -0600
<![CDATA[Sun blog: I’m a loyal Sacramento Kings fan, even when they’re bad almost all the time]]> http://gazette.com/sun-blog-im-a-loyal-sacramento-kings-fan-even-when-theyre-bad-almost-all-the-time/article/1613706?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/sun-blog-im-a-loyal-sacramento-kings-fan-even-when-theyre-bad-almost-all-the-time/article/1613706?custom_click=rss

Yes, I was raised in the Bay Area.

But no, I’m not a Warriors fan.

I’m a — takes a deep breath — a Sacramento Kings fan.

It might be because my family eventually moved more inland to Modesto, Calif., which is closer to other NBA teams that aren’t from Los Angeles. Still, I started seeing a lot of Warriors fans popping up in my adopted hometown of Modesto when they started getting good the past few years. Not me. Never.

I’m always going to remain a Kings fan. Unfortunately.

Even tonight, when they take on the Nuggets in their home opener in Denver.

My loyalty to the Kings is unconditional, like that hooptie you drove throughout high school.



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Sat, 21 Oct 2017 17:42:37 -0600
<![CDATA[Paul Klee: This one's also for John: Denver Broncos need outside help to fix offense]]> http://gazette.com/paul-klee-this-ones-also-for-john-denver-broncos-need-outside-help-to-fix-offense/article/1613592?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/paul-klee-this-ones-also-for-john-denver-broncos-need-outside-help-to-fix-offense/article/1613592?custom_click=rss

DENVER — On a sun-soaked Colorado afternoon in May, Broncos executive vice president of football operations John Elway and coach Vance Joseph went to work at Sports Authority Field.

Their non-football assignment on that day was the John Lynch Foundation’s “Salute the Stars,” an annual event that rounded up $118,000 in scholarship money for deserving, inspiring high school athletes who aspire to greatness.

“Success should be measured by happiness,” Joseph told the scholarship recipients from a snazzy stage below the south stands inside Mile High Stadium. “When you find your happiness, that’s your success.”

There was no happiness last week in Broncoville.



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Sat, 21 Oct 2017 17:32:47 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado College has rough special teams night in 6-3 loss at New Hampshire]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-college-has-rough-special-teams-night-in-6-3-loss-at-new-hampshire/article/1613653?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-college-has-rough-special-teams-night-in-6-3-loss-at-new-hampshire/article/1613653?custom_click=rss

New Hampshire freshman defenseman Max Gildon scored three goals in the first two periods and Colorado College's special teams had a bad night in a 6-3 loss in Durham, N.H.

The No. 17 Wildcats (5-0) took four trips to the penalty box with CC down in the third period, but the Tigers (3-2) couldn't get back into the game. Colorado College went 1 for 6 on the power play and the penalty kill gave up two goals on three power plays.

"Certainly we've got to shore up that PK a little bit more, but we had a lot of chances to score," coach Mike Haviland told KRDO after the game.

The Wildcats pounced early as Gildon scored 1:58 into the game after Kristian Blumenschein took a tripping penalty.



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