<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - Sports]]> http://gazette.com/rss/Sports Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:26:20 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Germany coach Loew offers advice to Goretzka on club career]]> http://gazette.com/germany-coach-loew-offers-advice-to-goretzka-on-club-career/article/feed/471582?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/germany-coach-loew-offers-advice-to-goretzka-on-club-career/article/feed/471582?custom_click=rss

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Germany coach Joachim Loew says he has offered Leon Goretzka advice on his club future as the midfielder is linked with a move away from Schalke.

The 22-year-old Goretzka, who has a year remaining on his Schalke contract, has put in strong performances as part of an inexperienced Germany side at the Confederations Cup.

Loew says he's had long conversations with Goretzka about "different possible scenarios" in his career.

Through a translator, Loew says he "wanted to know what (Goretzka) was thinking and what kind of opportunities he envisaged. I certainly spoke my mind."

Loew isn't ready to discuss the details.

Goretzka says when there are facts he will be "publicizing them and what my

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]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:50:08 -0600 <![CDATA[Planes provide glimpse into private Sochi training sessions]]> http://gazette.com/planes-provide-glimpse-into-private-sochi-training-sessions/article/feed/471579?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/planes-provide-glimpse-into-private-sochi-training-sessions/article/feed/471579?custom_click=rss

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Perhaps keeping the ball on the ground should be the order from air traffic control rather than coaches in this southern Russian coastal resort.

A FIFA-assigned training ground, used so far by Australia and Cameroon at the Confederations Cup, is directly on the flight path into Sochi's airport.

After passing over the Black Sea, the final kilometer of the descent sees planes roar directly over the pitch before touching down on the runway.

The airplanes can appear deceptively close for players training for the 2018 World Cup warm-up tournament. According to the flight tracking app Plane Finder, aircraft are less than 70 meters off the ground as they drop over the pitch.

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]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:42:39 -0600 <![CDATA[Bottas fastest ahead of Raikkonen in final practice in Baku]]> http://gazette.com/bottas-fastest-ahead-of-raikkonen-in-final-practice-in-baku/article/feed/471576?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/bottas-fastest-ahead-of-raikkonen-in-final-practice-in-baku/article/feed/471576?custom_click=rss

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas posted the fastest time over Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen in an eventful third and final practice for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, ahead of qualifying later Saturday.

Bottas was .095 quicker than Raikkonen and Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton was third quickest — 0.416 behind — with Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo fourth best. Championship leader Sebastian Vettel drove his Ferrari cautiously and finished the difficult session a lowly 12th.

After a hectic two sessions on Friday, drivers were again severely tested on the 6-kilometer (3.7-mile) street circuit, which is volatile and unpredictable due to a combination of long straights, blistering track temperatures and hard-brakin

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]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:26:22 -0600 <![CDATA[Claudio Bravo fit again, says Chile coach]]> http://gazette.com/claudio-bravo-fit-again-says-chile-coach/article/feed/471570?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/claudio-bravo-fit-again-says-chile-coach/article/feed/471570?custom_click=rss

MOSCOW (AP) — Claudio Bravo is fit again and could start in goal against Australia at the Confederations Cup on Sunday, Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi said Saturday.

Bravo — who is Chile's joint most-capped player with Alexis Sanchez — hasn't played since April 27, when he injured his calf for Manchester City in a derby game with Manchester United.

"Claudio is fit, he's managed to train the last couple of days just like his other teammates," Pizzi said. "He's ready and available to play."

Pizzi brushed off concerns about a lack of match fitness, saying that "quite obviously we take into account that factor" but players like Bravo are "are of such good quality that it isn't that important they haven't played in the

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]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 06:15:05 -0600 <![CDATA[SKorean president calls for NKorean Olympic participation]]> http://gazette.com/skorean-president-calls-for-nkorean-olympic-participation/article/feed/471562?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/skorean-president-calls-for-nkorean-olympic-participation/article/feed/471562?custom_click=rss

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea President Moon Jae-in said Saturday he hopes to see North Korean athletes at next year's Winter Olympics in South Korea to ease tensions over the North's nuclear program.

Moon made the comments during the opening ceremony of the world taekwondo championships in the South Korean town of Muju, where a North Korean delegation led by International Olympic Committee member Chang Ung was also present.

The championships, which will feature a performance by the North Korean taekwondo demonstration team, mark the first sports exchange between the Koreas since the liberal Moon took office in May.

Moon has expressed a desire to use the Feb.

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]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:30:41 -0600 <![CDATA[Perdomo, Hedges lead Padres past Tigers 1-0]]> http://gazette.com/perdomo-hedges-lead-padres-past-tigers-1-0/article/feed/471541?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/perdomo-hedges-lead-padres-past-tigers-1-0/article/feed/471541?custom_click=rss

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Luis Perdomo's first scoreless outing of the season came at a great time for the San Diego Padres.

Perdomo (2-4) pitched two-hit ball over six innings, Austin Hedges had an RBI double and the Padres handed the Detroit Tigers their seventh straight loss, 1-0 on Friday night.

Having allowed at least one run in each of his starts, Perdomo outworked Detroit's Michael Fulmer and did not allow a hit until the fifth. Perdomo struck out six and walked five.

"I was able to make that adjustment, and luckily I was able to make it early on, early enough in the game that it was able to keep me in the game and make some pitches tonight," Perdomo said.

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]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 02:01:08 -0600 <![CDATA[Cespedes, Duda power Mets over Giants 11-4]]> http://gazette.com/cespedes-duda-power-mets-over-giants-11-4/article/feed/471543?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cespedes-duda-power-mets-over-giants-11-4/article/feed/471543?custom_click=rss

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Once they took the field, a little bit of controversy didn't seem the bother the New York Mets.

On a day when unhappy veteran shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera asked to be traded, the slumping Mets broke out their bats.

Yoenis Cespedes had three hits including a two-run homer and Lucas Duda had three hits including a solo blast as the New York Mets defeated the San Francisco Giants 11-4 on Friday night.

Cabrera earlier voiced his disappointment with being moved to second base on the day he came off the disabled list with a thumb injury.

"I'm not worried about the attitude of our club," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "Today was an unfortunate situation but as I said before the game, we'll get thro

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]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 01:34:33 -0600 <![CDATA[Mariners roll to 6th straight win, 13-3 over Astros]]> http://gazette.com/mariners-roll-to-6th-straight-win-13-3-over-astros/article/feed/471542?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mariners-roll-to-6th-straight-win-13-3-over-astros/article/feed/471542?custom_click=rss

SEATTLE (AP) — Felix Hernandez was anxious for his opportunity to be back on the mound pitching for Seattle for the first time in nearly two months. It helped the Mariners' offense made sure Hernandez didn't need to worry about being perfect.

Hernandez pitched six solid innings in his first start since late April and was backed by home runs from Mike Zunino, Ben Gamel and Kyle Seager in the Mariners' 13-3 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night.

A day after climbing over .500 for the first time this season, the Mariners continued their June surge with their sixth straight win thanks to an offense that knocked out Houston starter Joe Musgrove (4-7) early and got a strong performance from Hernandez.

"This lineup is

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]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 01:21:35 -0600 <![CDATA[Dodgers beat Rockies 6-1 for 8th straight win]]> http://gazette.com/dodgers-beat-rockies-6-1-for-8th-straight-win/article/feed/471539?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dodgers-beat-rockies-6-1-for-8th-straight-win/article/feed/471539?custom_click=rss

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Much like the Los Angeles Dodgers, left-hander Alex Wood is on some kind of roll.

Wood kept his record perfect and the streaking Dodgers defeated the NL West rival Colorado Rockies 6-1 on Friday night for their eighth consecutive victory.

Los Angeles has won 14 of its last 15 games.

"We're really rolling right now," Wood said. "It's going to be tough for anyone to come in here right now."

The Dodgers have scored at least six runs in each of their last seven games.

"They're on a nice roll," Rockies manager Bud Black said. "They're swinging the bats and Wood's been throwing the ball very well. So you know you're in for a tough task.

"We're aware of what's going on. They're also aware

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]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 01:18:35 -0600 <![CDATA[Justin Gatlin holds off youngsters to win 100 at nationals]]> http://gazette.com/justin-gatlin-holds-off-youngsters-to-win-100-at-nationals/article/feed/471540?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/justin-gatlin-holds-off-youngsters-to-win-100-at-nationals/article/feed/471540?custom_click=rss

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Justin Gatlin showed the youngsters that age is just a number. As in, get down the track quick and post a good one.

A changing of the guard? Not on his watch.

The 35-year-old Gatlin surged past up-and-comer Christian Coleman to win the 100 meters on Friday night at the U.S. track and field championships. To celebrate, Gatlin sidestepped back down the track.

At 21 and coming off an NCAA title, Coleman was the sprinter all set to usher in a new era. It will have to wait.

Gatlin finished in 9.95 seconds to edge Coleman by 0.03 seconds. Both are products of the University of Tennessee and both are now Nike-sponsored runners, with Coleman just signing a three-year deal. Christopher Belcher f

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]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 01:13:34 -0600 <![CDATA[Torreyes' single in 10th lifts Yankees over Rangers 2-1]]> http://gazette.com/torreyes-single-in-10th-lifts-yankees-over-rangers-2-1/article/feed/471536?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/torreyes-single-in-10th-lifts-yankees-over-rangers-2-1/article/feed/471536?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — Once Masahiro Tanaka and Yu Darvish got done dominating, the hitters finally had a chance.

And after midnight, Ronald Torreyes lined an RBI single with two outs in the 10th inning that sent the New York Yankees over the Texas Rangers 2-1 on Friday night for just their second win in 10 games.

"Super happy to be able to get a hit," Torreyes said through a translator. "Super happy for the outcome.

"Without Tanaka, there's no chance, we don't have a chance. He was excellent tonight. He held the game zero-zero," he said.

Brett Gardner also played a big part for the Yankees, hitting a tying home run with one out in the ninth off closer Matt Bush (2-3).

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]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 01:12:28 -0600 <![CDATA[Baseball Capsules]]> http://gazette.com/baseball-capsules/article/feed/456230?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/baseball-capsules/article/feed/456230?custom_click=rss NEW YORK (AP) — Ronald Torreyes hit a game-winning single with two outs in the 10th inning after midnight, and the New York Yankees edged the Texas Rangers 2-1 on a rainy Friday night for just their second win in 10 games.

Brett Gardner lined a tying home run with one out in the New York ninth off closer Matt Bush. After Chasen Shreve (2-1) escaped a bases-loaded jam in the top of the 10th, Torreyes kept the Yankees atop the AL East.

Yu Darvish and Masahiro Tanaka kept it scoreless into the late innings in the first major league meeting between the Japanese stars.

Gary Sanchez, whose passed ball gave Texas a 1-0 lead in the ninth, singled with one out in the 10th off Bush (2-3).

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]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 01:06:21 -0600 <![CDATA[Phillies erupt late for win over Diamondbacks]]> http://gazette.com/phillies-erupt-late-for-win-over-diamondbacks/article/feed/471537?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/phillies-erupt-late-for-win-over-diamondbacks/article/feed/471537?custom_click=rss

PHOENIX (AP) — The postgame shower took a little longer for Mark Leiter Jr. He had assorted condiments to scrub away after a celebratory dousing from Philadelphia Phillies teammates in celebration of his first major league win Friday night.

Leiter was also in a hurry to greet his father, former big-leaguer Mark Sr., who was in attendance Friday night to see his son hold the slugging Arizona Diamondbacks to three hits over six scoreless innings. Maikel Franco and Tommy Joseph both homered in the Phillies' 6-1 victory.

Leiter struck out five with a walk in his first major league start after 12 relief appearances. He bested Diamondbacks starter Patrick Corbin (6-7), who held the Phillies to a run and eight hits for 6 2/3 innin

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]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:46:45 -0600 <![CDATA[From Bronx to Tokyo, Darvish vs Tanaka creates buzz]]> http://gazette.com/from-bronx-to-tokyo-darvish-vs-tanaka-creates-buzz/article/feed/471489?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/from-bronx-to-tokyo-darvish-vs-tanaka-creates-buzz/article/feed/471489?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — Snuggled in his baby pouch, 3-month-old Toma Tsubota probably won't remember being at Yankee Stadium for his first baseball game.

His dad will.

"When he grows up, he will be proud that he was here for this," father Yota said Friday night.

And what was this?

The first major league matchup between Japanese pitching stars Yu Darvish of the Texas Rangers and Masahiro Tanaka of the New York Yankees.

Rain delayed the start by nearly two hours. By the time Tanaka bounded out to the mound and warmed up to the peppy music of Japanese girl band Momoiro Clover Z, it was 8:47 p.m. for the first pitch — that was 9:47 a.m. Saturday in Tokyo for the national telecast back in his homeland.

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]]> Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:40:04 -0600 <![CDATA[Davis, Joyce homer, A's beat White Sox 3-0]]> http://gazette.com/davis-joyce-homer-as-beat-white-sox-3-0/article/feed/471524?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/davis-joyce-homer-as-beat-white-sox-3-0/article/feed/471524?custom_click=rss

CHICAGO (AP) — Jharel Cotton told Oakland's relievers he wanted to give them some rest by pitching a complete game. Instead, the bullpen took over after his brilliant start got cut short.

Khris Davis and Matt Joyce homered, Cotton pitched three-hit ball into the sixth inning before leaving with a blister on his right thumb and the Athletics beat the Chicago White Sox 3-0 on Friday night.

Davis hit a two-run homer in the first. Joyce connected leading off the fifth against Mike Pelfrey (3-6) and the Athletics picked up the win coming off a four-game sweep by Houston.

Cotton (5-7) and four relievers combined on Oakland's second shutout of the season.

Oakland manager Bob Melvin was hopeful that Cotton would make hi

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]]> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:54:47 -0600 <![CDATA[Rhys Millen back at Hill Climb looking to regain Time Attack record]]> http://gazette.com/rhys-millen-back-at-hill-climb-looking-to-regain-time-attack-record/article/1605817?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rhys-millen-back-at-hill-climb-looking-to-regain-time-attack-record/article/1605817?custom_click=rss

For first time since 2012, Rhys Millen returns to the Time Attack Division of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. And this Sunday, he has some business to take care of.

Back in 2012, Millen set a Time Attack division record when he blazed up the mountain in 9 minutes, 46.16 seconds. But his time was short-lived, as Paul Dallenbach dethroned it with a 9:46.001 in 2013.

Millen's goal is to reclaim his lost record. And he believes he is on track to do so.

"In our very first run in qualifying today, we just went four seconds faster than I ever had gone in this car and set a new qualifying record for the division and the third fastest overall," Millen said Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Switchback Kevaughn Frater flirts with USL stardom, seeks consistency]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-switchback-kevaughn-frater-flirts-with-usl-stardom-seeks-consistency/article/1605800?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-switchback-kevaughn-frater-flirts-with-usl-stardom-seeks-consistency/article/1605800?custom_click=rss

Jamaican forward Kevaughn Frater has shown flashes of brilliance. Now, the Colorado Switchbacks coaches are looking for that caliber of play on a more consistent basis.

Frater took a big step in that direction over the past two games. He scored both goals in a 2-1 road win at the LA Galaxy II on June 10 that garnered him the franchise's first United Soccer League player of the week honor.

He followed that up by creating the scoring chance that led to an assist on Colorado Springs' only goal in a 2-1 road loss Wednesday at Swope Park in Kansas City.

Colorado Springs will need those two good games to be the beginning of a trend for the 22-year-old.



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<![CDATA[Springs' Jeremy Kimball puts in long camp ahead of UFC fight]]> http://gazette.com/springs-jeremy-kimball-puts-in-long-camp-ahead-of-ufc-fight/article/1605724?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/springs-jeremy-kimball-puts-in-long-camp-ahead-of-ufc-fight/article/1605724?custom_click=rss

It’s been a long 12 weeks for Jeremy Kimball. Maybe even a longer six months.

The Colorado Springs mixed martial artist and former Doherty High School student will step into the octagon for his second UFC bout on Sunday at UFC Fight Night 112 in Oklahoma City.

He will fight Josh Stansbury (8-3) in a light heavyweight bout.

Kimball is hoping to make up for a rough UFC debut.

“When they (the UFC) called and gave me the news about that long ago, I jumped right back in because of what happened the last time,” Kimball told The Gazette from Oklahoma City on Thursday. “I wanted to train hard for it.”

The last time was Kimball’s UFC debut, and in Denver, no less.



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<![CDATA[Cheyenne Mountain alum Canyon Barry to play summer ball with Knicks]]> http://gazette.com/cheyenne-mountain-alum-canyon-barry-to-play-summer-ball-with-knicks/article/1605797?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cheyenne-mountain-alum-canyon-barry-to-play-summer-ball-with-knicks/article/1605797?custom_click=rss

Cheyenne Mountain graduate Canyon Barry is headed to the New York Knicks for the summer.

Barry tweeted that he will play for the Knicks during their summer league basketball tournament in Orlando, Fla.

“Super excited for the opportunity to play for the New York Knicks in summer league! Let's get to work!” he tweeted.

The 6-foot-6 guard just finished helping Florida reach the Elite Eight at the NCAA Tournament. In 35 games with the Gators this season, he averaged 11.4 points, shot 33.6 percent from 3-point range and averaged 2.8 rebounds.

Barry, the son of NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry, graduated from Cheyenne Mountain in 2012.



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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:16:23 -0600
<![CDATA[France's Laure Many not feeling pressure of Pikes Peak Hill Climb]]> http://gazette.com/frances-laure-many-not-feeling-pressure-of-pikes-peak-hill-climb/article/1605586?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/frances-laure-many-not-feeling-pressure-of-pikes-peak-hill-climb/article/1605586?custom_click=rss

About 5,000 miles from her French home and 13,000 feet above sea level, Laure Many struggled to get her 1978 Porsche going up Pikes Peak.

Both Many and her car are used to Rally Car racing, and they looked out of place against the other specialized vehicles and drivers in Tuesday's practice day for the 95th running of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

Many realizes it too. When her teammate, and two-time winner of the Hill Climb, Romain Dumas invited her to join him in Colorado Springs, Many admits thinking, "It's too hard for me."

Though Dumas quickly came to Many's defense, saying, "Nothing's too hard for her," perhaps Many is right, as her car was noticeably slower than others Tuesday.



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<![CDATA[Sterling Chase brings encouragement, enthusiasm to Hill Climb]]> http://gazette.com/sterling-chase-brings-encouragement-enthusiasm-to-hill-climb/article/1605740?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/sterling-chase-brings-encouragement-enthusiasm-to-hill-climb/article/1605740?custom_click=rss

At 5 a.m. Thursday, the road to the top of Pikes Peak closed for sanctioned practices of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

Most of the drivers and crew members are groggy, as they've spent the past few days sleeping less and tinkering with their cars more to prepare for Sunday's race.

Sterling Chase, the pit boss for Tommy Wright's team, doesn't seem tired.

Sporting a large afro, a foam finger that says "Just Bring It," and a cowbell, Chase stands off to the side of the starting line, yelling and cheering as the drivers get ready to take off.

Chase isn't just cheering for Wright - though he is a bit more boisterous when his driver takes off - but for the field as a whole. He says it's



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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:51:34 -0600
<![CDATA[USA Gymnastics doctor to stand trial on sex assault charges]]> http://gazette.com/usa-gymnastics-doctor-to-stand-trial-on-sex-assault-charges/article/1605785?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/usa-gymnastics-doctor-to-stand-trial-on-sex-assault-charges/article/1605785?custom_click=rss

MASON, Mich. — A judge on Friday ordered a longtime doctor at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics to stand trial on charges of sexually assaulting six young gymnasts who said he molested them while they were seeking treatment for various injuries.

Judge Donald Allen Jr. made his decision after hearing testimony from the alleged victims over two days and watching a campus police interview of Dr. Larry Nassar.

It is one of four Michigan criminal cases against Nassar following reports last year in the Indianapolis Star about how USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians, mishandled complaints about sexual misconduct involving the doctor and coaches.



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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:43:49 -0600
<![CDATA[Baseball fans sound off after Sky Sox owners announce Triple-A departure from Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/baseball-fans-sound-off-after-sky-sox-owners-announce-triple-a-departure-from-colorado-springs/article/1605717?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/baseball-fans-sound-off-after-sky-sox-owners-announce-triple-a-departure-from-colorado-springs/article/1605717?custom_click=rss

Colorado Springs Sky Sox fans showed anger - and some support - on social media after Wednesday's

Colorado Springs Sky Sox fans expressed anger and confusion on social media after Wednesday's announcement that the Triple-A baseball team will move to San Antonio after the 2018 season.

The Elmore Sports Group announced the move following "pressure from  from within Major League Baseball." The move ends a 30-year run for the Pacific Coast League team in Colorado Springs.

David E. Gilmore, owner of the Sky Sox, said that the high altitude in Colorado Springs was a factor in the decision to move the team.

The Brewers, the Helena, Mont.-based Rookie-level team, will take their place.

Here are some of the top reactions from The Gazette Facebook pages.



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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:46:25 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Avalanche announces 2017-18 schedule, host champion Penguins in December]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-avalanche-announces-2017-18-schedule-host-champion-penguins-in-december/article/1605730?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-avalanche-announces-2017-18-schedule-host-champion-penguins-in-december/article/1605730?custom_click=rss

The Colorado Avalanche announced its 2017-18 schedule on Thursday.

The Avalanche will open the NHL  season on Oct. 5 with a three-game road trip, starting against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. The Avs' home opener against the Boston Bruins at the Pepsi Center is on Oct. 11.

This is the first time that the Avalanche will play the Rangers in a season opener and the third time in the last 12 seasons that the team has opened its campaign on the road.



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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:48:55 -0600
<![CDATA[Nuggets acquire Tyler Lydon in draft-day trade with Jazz]]> http://gazette.com/nuggets-acquire-tyler-lydon-in-draft-day-trade-with-jazz/article/1605745?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nuggets-acquire-tyler-lydon-in-draft-day-trade-with-jazz/article/1605745?custom_click=rss

DENVER — Trading down in the first round with Utah, the Denver Nuggets acquired Syracuse forward Tyler Lydon with the 24th pick in the NBA draft Thursday night and added veteran forward Trey Lyles from the Jazz.

The Nuggets entered the draft with the No. 13 overall pick, using it to select Louisville guard Donovan Mitchell, whose rights were then traded to Utah in return for the Jazz's No. 24 pick and Lyles, who was the 12th overall pick out of Kentucky two years ago.

In his two seasons with the Jazz, Lyles has averaged 6.1 points and 3.5 rebounds while playing primarily off the bench.

Lydon led Syracuse in rebounding (8.6 per game) and ranked second in scoring (13.2 points per game) last season, bringing another physical presence to the Nuggets' front court.

The third-highest scoring team in the NBA last season, the Nuggets finished the year 40-42, placing ninth in the Western Conference to just miss the playoffs. But they struggled on the defensive end and envision Lyles and Lydon bolstering the Nuggets' defensive presence around the rim.



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<![CDATA[Get set for X Games meets 'Dancing with the Stars' plus great skating in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/get-set-for-x-games-meets-dancing-with-the-stars-plus-great-skating-in-colorado-springs/article/1605743?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/get-set-for-x-games-meets-dancing-with-the-stars-plus-great-skating-in-colorado-springs/article/1605743?custom_click=rss

Future national figure skating champions and Olympic hopefuls are razor sharpening their skills on the ice at the Broadmoor Open. They are skating at The Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs through Saturday night and it's free admission for everyone to beat the 90 degree heat and cool off watching some hot skating on the ice.

Broadmoor Open official David Hamula tells me this is the 20th year for this non-qualifying event, which means anyone can enter. More than 700 skaters from 35 states and 13 countries are in this competition.

While this is not a qualifying event, it's a still big deal, says Hamula, "It's really the beginning of the 2017-2018 season for these skaters. their programs are brand new.



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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:53:10 -0600
<![CDATA[Paul Klee: NBA draft brings applause for Derrick White, shrugs for Denver Nuggets]]> http://gazette.com/paul-klee-nba-draft-brings-applause-for-derrick-white-shrugs-for-denver-nuggets/article/1605746?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/paul-klee-nba-draft-brings-applause-for-derrick-white-shrugs-for-denver-nuggets/article/1605746?custom_click=rss

DENVER — Hear this through, because it’s not as bad as it sounds.

Yet. But ask me when free agency is over. For now, the Nuggets had a bad draft night on Tuesday. That’s partly because they should have taken Derrick White with the No. 24 pick. He was there — the rare born-raised-and-schooled first-round pick from right here in Colorado — and just itching to stay home. Derrick’s story — from a guy with two scholarship offers to a Division II All-American at UCCS to All-Pac-12 in Boulder to the NBA draft — is so improbable that Hollywood would toss it away for being too unbelievable. Instead, White went to the San Antonio Spurs at No. 29.



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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:28:09 -0600
<![CDATA[Former UCCS, CU star Derrick White drafted by San Antonio Spurs]]> http://gazette.com/former-uccs-cu-star-derrick-white-drafted-by-san-antonio-spurs/article/1605736?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/former-uccs-cu-star-derrick-white-drafted-by-san-antonio-spurs/article/1605736?custom_click=rss

SAN ANTONIO — Surreal.

That is the only way former UCCS and CU star Derrick White could describe his ascension from a high school player with 1 1/2 college scholarship offers to becoming a first-round pick of the vaunted San Antonio Spurs. San Antonio selected White with the No. 29 pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night.

"It's crazy to be a part of the Spurs organization," White said. "They have a great history and Coach Pop (Gregg Popovich) has done an amazing job there. I just want to get there and join the Spurs way."



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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:34:15 -0600
<![CDATA[Goldschmidt homers as D-Backs rout Rockies]]> http://gazette.com/goldschmidt-homers-as-d-backs-rout-rockies/article/1605741?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/goldschmidt-homers-as-d-backs-rout-rockies/article/1605741?custom_click=rss

DENVER — Zack Godley got off to a rough start, quickly recovered and turned in a gem for the surging Arizona Diamondbacks.

Godley shook off a leadoff home run to throw well into the eighth inning, Paul Goldschmidt and Chris Owings hit three-run homers, and the Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 10-3 on Thursday.

Goldschmidt finished with three hits and four RBIs to increase his season total to 64, tops in the majors.

Arizona took two of three in the NL West matchup and is now tied with Colorado for second place in the division behind the Dodgers. The Diamondbacks have won 12 of 14 and are a season-high 19 games above .500 after a 7-1 road trip.

"We came in here and did what we needed to do," Godley



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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:22:56 -0600
<![CDATA[Four future Tigers garnering attention entering this weekend's NHL draft]]> http://gazette.com/four-future-tigers-garnering-attention-entering-this-weekends-nhl-draft/article/1605704?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/four-future-tigers-garnering-attention-entering-this-weekends-nhl-draft/article/1605704?custom_click=rss

Colorado College hockey fans will have several reasons to follow this weekend's NHL Draft with three or four future Tigers under consideration.

Four incoming players grabbing the most attention are Minnesota high school defenseman Robbie Stucker, 18, who was ranked No. 88 among 247 North American skaters listed in the final rankings released by NHL Central Scouting prior to Friday and Saturday's selections at Chicago’s United Center.

The St. Thomas Academy blue-liner may sign with CC during the current NCAA signing period, which ends on Aug. 1, and join the team in fall 2018.



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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:43:16 -0600