<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - colorado]]> http://gazette.com/rss/colorado Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:41:21 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Roby's pick-6 helps Broncos beat Jaguars 20-10]]> http://gazette.com/robys-pick-6-helps-broncos-beat-jaguars-20-10/article/feed/428414?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/robys-pick-6-helps-broncos-beat-jaguars-20-10/article/feed/428414?custom_click=rss

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — With a rookie quarterback and one of the NFL's best defenses, the Denver Broncos were content to play conservatively at Jacksonville.

It was the perfect formula against the self-destructing Jaguars.

Bradley Roby returned an interception 51 yards for a touchdown, and the defending Super Bowl champions beat the mistake-prone Jaguars 20-10 on Sunday and gained ground in the AFC playoff picture.

Roby picked off Blake Bortles' wobbler across the middle in the third quarter — star linebacker Von Miller hit Bortles as he released the ball — and went untouched the other way. It was one of three turnovers for Denver's defense.

"They were exceptional," Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said.

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Denver Broncos designed the perfect game plan around rookie quarterback Paxton Lynch.

The Jacksonville Jaguars might want to try something similar with Blake Bortles.

Lynch played turnover-free football in his first road start, which is exactly what the Broncos (8-4) needed to beat the mistake-prone Jaguars 20-10 on Sunday and gain ground in the AFC playoff picture.

Bortles can't say the same. His three turnovers were pretty much the difference in a defensive game that featured 19 punts and two offensive touchdowns.

Bradley Roby picked off Bortles' wobbly pass over the middle and returned it 51 yards for a score and a 17-3 lead in the third quarter.

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]]> Sun, 04 Dec 2016 18:13:37 -0700 <![CDATA[North Texas and Army play again in Heart of Dallas Bowl]]> http://gazette.com/north-texas-and-army-play-again-in-heart-of-dallas-bowl/article/feed/428442?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/north-texas-and-army-play-again-in-heart-of-dallas-bowl/article/feed/428442?custom_click=rss DALLAS (AP) — North Texas (5-7, Conference USA) vs. Army (6-5, Independent), Dec. 27, noon

LOCATION: Dallas

TOP PLAYERS

North Texas: RB Jeffrey Wilson, 855 yards, 13 TDs rushing; 23 receptions for 201 yards.

Army: LB Andrew King, 87 tackles (51 solo), 9 1/2 tackles for loss, four sacks.

NOTABLE

North Texas: Improved from one win last season to 5-7 under first-year coach Seth Littrell. Since there weren't enough bowl-eligible teams, the Mean Green were among the fill-in teams based on APR scores.

Army: Two of Army's victories are against non-FBS teams, and the Black Knights are 1-5 against FBS teams since starting the season 3-0. They still have their annual game against Navy to play next Saturd

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]]> Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:06:26 -0700 <![CDATA[Police in Westminster report pedestrian killed by car]]> http://gazette.com/police-in-westminster-report-pedestrian-killed-by-car/article/feed/428435?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/police-in-westminster-report-pedestrian-killed-by-car/article/feed/428435?custom_click=rss WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy is dead after being hit by a car in Westminster.

Police say the boy died Saturday after a car traveling northbound on Federal Boulevard hit him as he was standing on the northeast median at 112th Avenue.

The boy was killed instantly. The driver remained on the scene and was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Police say the boy's identity will be released later by the Adams County Coroner's office.

This case remains under investigation and no charges have been filed.

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]]> Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:49:18 -0700 <![CDATA[Former league foes Oklahoma State, Colorado at Alamo Bowl]]> http://gazette.com/former-league-foes-oklahoma-state-colorado-at-alamo-bowl/article/feed/428430?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/former-league-foes-oklahoma-state-colorado-at-alamo-bowl/article/feed/428430?custom_click=rss SAN ANTONIO (AP) — No. 11 Colorado (10-3, Pac-12) vs. No. 13 Oklahoma State (9-3, Big 12), Dec. 29, 9 p.m.

LOCATION: San Antonio.

TOP PLAYERS

Colorado: LB Jimmie Gilbert, 57 tackles (46 solos), 12 1/2 sacks, six forced fumbles.

Oklahoma State: QB Mason Rudolph, 3,777 yards, 25 TDs, four interceptions passing.

NOTABLE

Colorado: The Buffaloes, with their first 10-win season since 2001, were holding out hope for a Rose Bowl berth, but USC got the Pac-12 spot in Pasadena after moving from 11th to ninth, and a spot ahead of Colorado, in the final CFP rankings. Colorado lost 41-10 to Washington in the Pac-12 championship game.

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]]> Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:17:42 -0700 <![CDATA[Air Force to face South Alabama in Arizona Bowl]]> http://gazette.com/air-force-to-face-south-alabama-in-arizona-bowl/article/feed/428419?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-to-face-south-alabama-in-arizona-bowl/article/feed/428419?custom_click=rss Air Force (9-3, Mountain West) vs. South Alabama (6-6, Sun Belt), Dec. 30, 5:30 EST

LOCATION: Tucson, Arizona

TOP PLAYERS

Air Force: RB Tim McVey, 667 yards rushing, 8.3 yards per carry, 10 TDs.

South Alabama: QB Dallas Davis, 2,461 yards, 10 TDs, 11 INTs passing.

NOTABLE

Air Force is annually one of the nation's best rushing teams and finished fourth in the FBS this season, averaging 322.8 yards per game.

South Alabama went 2-6 in conference, but won on the road against Mississippi State and beat then-No. 19 San Diego State.

LAST TIME

First meeting.

BOWL HISTORY

Air Force is playing in its third straight bowl game. The Falcons lost 55-36 to California in the Armed Forces

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]]> Sun, 04 Dec 2016 15:23:29 -0700 <![CDATA[Vandals set to play Colorado St in Famous Idaho Potato Bowl]]> http://gazette.com/vandals-set-to-play-colorado-st-in-famous-idaho-potato-bowl/article/feed/428412?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/vandals-set-to-play-colorado-st-in-famous-idaho-potato-bowl/article/feed/428412?custom_click=rss Idaho (8-4, Sun Belt) vs. Colorado State (7-5, Mountain West), Dec. 22, 7 p.m. EST.

LOCATION: Boise, Idaho

TOP PLAYERS

Idaho: QB Matt Linehan has thrown for 2,803 yards and 15 touchdowns and averages 247.2 yards in total offense.

Colorado State: WR Michael Gallup is an All-MWC first-team pick after catching 70 balls for 1,164 yards and a conference-leading 11 touchdowns.

NOTABLE

Idaho: The Vandals are in their second-to-last season as a Bowl Subdivision member. They are dropping to the Championship Subdivision in 2018. This year's record is their best since 2009.

Colorado State: The Rams started 2-3 but won five of their last seven to become bowl eligible for a fourth straight year.

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]]> Sun, 04 Dec 2016 15:07:52 -0700 <![CDATA[Ft. Collins man dead after being hit by train]]> http://gazette.com/ft.-collins-man-dead-after-being-hit-by-train/article/feed/428342?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ft.-collins-man-dead-after-being-hit-by-train/article/feed/428342?custom_click=rss FT. COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A Fort Collins man is dead after being hit by a train.

Police in Fort Collins say they were notified of a pedestrian hit by a train early Sunday morning. They found a 42-year-old man dead at the scene, near the Spring Creek Train on the west side of Creekside Park.

Authorities aren't identifying the man or specifying how he died until his family is notified.

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident who hasn't already given a statement to contact them.

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]]> Sun, 04 Dec 2016 10:09:58 -0700 <![CDATA[Colorado tops Portland 76-63]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-tops-portland-76-63/article/feed/428264?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-tops-portland-76-63/article/feed/428264?custom_click=rss PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Xavier Johnson's 19 points helped Colorado hand Portland its first home loss in the Terry Porter era on Saturday night, 76-63.

"We gave away too many offensive rebounds and turned the ball over too much," Pilots senior guard Alec Wintering said. "But we were hanging close (and then) just let it get away."

Josh Fortune added 14 points, Derrick White had 13 and George King 12 for Colorado (6-2), which was coming off a 14-point loss to in-state rival Colorado State on Wednesday. Johnson hit 8 of 10 from the line and was 5 for 11 from the field.

Jazz Johnson led Portland (4-3) with 18 points, Wintering added 17 and D'Marques Tyson had 14.

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]]> Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:19:39 -0700 <![CDATA[Lehtonen leads Stars past Avalanche 3-0]]> http://gazette.com/lehtonen-leads-stars-past-avalanche-3-0/article/feed/428249?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/lehtonen-leads-stars-past-avalanche-3-0/article/feed/428249?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — Kari Lehtonen and the Dallas Stars put together a nice finish for a lousy road trip.

Lehtonen had 23 saves for his first shutout of the season, and the Stars beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 on Saturday night.

Tyler Seguin had a goal and an assist, and Patrick Eaves and Curtis McKenzie also scored. Dallas finished 1-2-1 on its trip to St. Louis, Detroit, Pittsburgh and Colorado.

"Obviously we didn't want to end it with a loss so we came out prepared," Eaves said. "I thought we played a structured game. This building has been tough on us in the past."

Semyon Varlamov made 30 saves for the Avalanche, who were shut out for the fifth time this season.

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]]> Sat, 03 Dec 2016 23:58:50 -0700 <![CDATA[Hayward scores 32 as Jazz beat Nuggets 105-98]]> http://gazette.com/hayward-scores-32-as-jazz-beat-nuggets-105-98/article/feed/428248?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/hayward-scores-32-as-jazz-beat-nuggets-105-98/article/feed/428248?custom_click=rss

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz challenged Gordon Hayward to push his game even further last summer and become a more versatile scorer. The Jazz are seeing those results on a nightly basis through the first quarter of the season.

Hayward matched his season high with 32 points and the Jazz beat the Denver Nuggets 105-98 on Saturday night.

"We talked about this early in the season. We felt like he'd expanded his game," Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. "He added a comfort-level in the post. ... And he's shooting off screens. He's able to score in multiple ways.

"When someone takes something away, he's able to have another option. The biggest thing Gordon's been doing is defending and, as a result, he's getting some easy

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]]> Sat, 03 Dec 2016 23:30:52 -0700 <![CDATA[Denver edges Weber State 57-55]]> http://gazette.com/denver-edges-weber-state-57-55/article/feed/428251?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/denver-edges-weber-state-57-55/article/feed/428251?custom_click=rss OGDEN, Utah (AP) — C.J. Bobbitt scored 17 points while hauling in 12 rebounds, and Joe Rosga hit the go-ahead bucket with 12 seconds remaining Saturday night to lift Denver past Weber State 57-55.

In a back-and-forth second half, Denver (3-4) tied the game at 55-all on Bobbitt's jumper with 2:12 left, then both teams went cold over the next two minutes before Rosga made the winning basket. Weber State's Jeremy Senglin missed a 3-pointer at the other end with eight seconds left and Denver got the rebound to seal the win.

Bobbitt shot 8 for 10 from the field and his double-double was a career first. Daniel Amigo contributed 12 points, Jake Pemberton added 10 and Rosga finished with eight for the Pioneers.

Weber State go

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]]> Sat, 03 Dec 2016 22:58:07 -0700 <![CDATA[Air Force's balanced attack upends Missouri St 83-70]]> http://gazette.com/air-forces-balanced-attack-upends-missouri-st-83-70/article/feed/428245?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-forces-balanced-attack-upends-missouri-st-83-70/article/feed/428245?custom_click=rss COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Frank Toohey scored 17 points and Hayden Graham and Zach Kocur each scored 16 to lead Air Force past Missouri State 83-70 in a Mountain West-Missouri Valley Conference Challenge Series game on Saturday.

Jarred Dixon and Alize Johnson made back-to-back jumpers bringing Missouri State to within 48-41 with 15:34 left in the game. Air Force proceeded to outscore the Bears 12-4 and led 60-45 on Lavelle Scottie's jump shot with 9:43 to play.

Kocur made a 3 with 13:35 left in the first half and Air Force (6-3) built a 17-6 lead to start. That triggered a 14-6 run and Jordan Martin's layup brought the Bears to within three.

After the teams traded 3s, the Falcons outscored Missouri State 15-6 in

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]]> Sat, 03 Dec 2016 22:15:58 -0700 <![CDATA[No. 21 Colorado women beat Idaho State 85-56]]> http://gazette.com/no.-21-colorado-women-beat-idaho-state-85-56/article/feed/428237?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/no.-21-colorado-women-beat-idaho-state-85-56/article/feed/428237?custom_click=rss BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Alexis Robinson scored 14 of her 16 points in the first quarter, Haley Smith added 12, and No. 21 Colorado jumped to an early lead and cruised past Idaho State 85-53 on Saturday night to win their eighth straight game.

Smith made a layup and back-to-back 3-pointers, and Robinson hit a pair of 3s to give the Buffaloes a 14-4 first-quarter lead. Robinson made 4 of 5 3-pointers in the quarter as the Buffaloes shot 66.7 percent (6 of 9) from long distance and led 30-11.

Monica Burich hit back-to-back jumpers and Ariana Freeman's bucket made it 42-19. Colorado led 55-25 at halftime after holding the Bengals to 22.7 percent shooting.

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]]> Sat, 03 Dec 2016 20:54:48 -0700 <![CDATA[Wichita St. uses scoring balance to beat Colorado St 82-67]]> http://gazette.com/wichita-st.-uses-scoring-balance-to-beat-colorado-st-82-67/article/feed/428224?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/wichita-st.-uses-scoring-balance-to-beat-colorado-st-82-67/article/feed/428224?custom_click=rss FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Zach Brown scored 16 points and Shaquille Morris had 13 to lead Wichita State past Colorado 82-67 in a Mountain West-Missouri Valley Conference Challenge Series game on Saturday.

Brown's 3 with 7:59 left started a 10-0 run that put Wichita State (7-2) out front 70-59. Brown added a 3-point play during the run. The Shockers led 34-31 at halftime, and the last time Colorado State (6-2) would lead was when Emmanuel Omogbo made one of two free throws for 42-41 lead with 16:18 remaining.

Markis McDuffie scored 12 points and Landry Shamet added 11 for the Shockers.

The Rams' biggest lead was 15-10 on a Morris 3 with 12:09 left before halftime. Prentiss Nixon led Colorado State with 20 points.

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