<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - colorado]]> http://gazette.com/rss/colorado Sat, 06 Feb 2016 08:41:54 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Nuggets rally for win after Bulls lose Butler to injury]]> http://gazette.com/nuggets-rally-for-win-after-bulls-lose-butler-to-injury/article/feed/314452?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nuggets-rally-for-win-after-bulls-lose-butler-to-injury/article/feed/314452?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — Chicago lost All-Star Jimmy Butler, and then the game. An impressive rally by Danilo Gallinari and the Denver Nuggets pushed aside the Bulls.

Gallinari scored 33 points Friday night, and Denver stormed to a 115-110 victory after Butler left in the second quarter with a sprained left knee.

Emmanuel Mudiay scored 22 points and Will Barton had 18 for the Nuggets, who outscored the Bulls 42-21 in the fourth quarter. It was their ninth straight victory over Chicago in Denver, but the concern from the Bulls was for Butler, who was seen leaving the arena after the game on crutches.

"I talked to our trainers, the knee seems intact, the ligaments seem stable," coach Fred Hoiberg said. "He'll get an MRI (Saturday

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]]> Sat, 06 Feb 2016 00:51:12 -0700 <![CDATA[Bulls' Butler wheeled off court with knee injury]]> http://gazette.com/bulls-butler-wheeled-off-court-with-knee-injury/article/feed/314449?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/bulls-butler-wheeled-off-court-with-knee-injury/article/feed/314449?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler was wheeled off the court late in the second quarter Friday night at Denver after apparently aggravating a left knee injury.

Butler was fouled near the basket by the Nuggets' Joffrey Lauvergne and fell awkwardly to the floor with 1:06 remaining in the second quarter. He was examined by medical personnel before getting to his feet and gingerly making his way to the foul line, where he made one of the two free throws.

He was then helped to a rolling chair and wheeled into the locker room.

Butler scored 19 points before leaving with the injury. He had returned to action for the Denver game after missing Wednesday's game at Sacramento — the first game he has missed this sea

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]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 22:03:17 -0700 <![CDATA[2 arrested after fatal shooting in north Boulder]]> http://gazette.com/2-arrested-after-fatal-shooting-in-north-boulder/article/feed/314446?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/2-arrested-after-fatal-shooting-in-north-boulder/article/feed/314446?custom_click=rss BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have arrested two suspects in connection with a fatal shooting in north Boulder.

The Boulder County Sheriff's Office says 51-year-old Cody Nelson was arrested Friday on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of 31-year-old Andrew Duncan. Meanwhile, 31-year-old Miriam Nayeh was arrested on a charge of being an accessory to first-degree murder.

Deputies responding to a disturbance at a home Friday morning found Duncan with multiple gunshot wounds. He died at a nearby hospital.

Investigators have not said what led to the shooting, and booking documents do not indicate if either Nelson or Nayeh has hired an attorney.

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]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:45:04 -0700 <![CDATA[Thomas' mom to watch from the stands, not the cell this time]]> http://gazette.com/thomas-mom-to-watch-from-the-stands-not-the-cell-this-time/article/feed/314388?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/thomas-mom-to-watch-from-the-stands-not-the-cell-this-time/article/feed/314388?custom_click=rss

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Demaryius Thomas' mother will watch the Super Bowl from the stands at Levi's Stadium, decked out in an officially licensed orange No. 88 jersey.

The last time the Denver Broncos played in the Super Bowl, Katina Smith and her mother wore jerseys that they had crafted from strips of tape as they watched the game on their prison TV.

Smith was released five years early from that minimum-security prison in Florida last summer as part of President Barack Obama's push to reduce the prison population of non-violent drug offenders.

She'd been serving a 20-year sentence after refusing to testify against her mother, Minnie Pearl Thomas, who is serving life.

The first thing Smith asked Thomas for

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]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:04:21 -0700 <![CDATA[Snow biker killed in avalanche in central Colorado]]> http://gazette.com/snow-biker-killed-in-avalanche-in-central-colorado/article/feed/314441?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/snow-biker-killed-in-avalanche-in-central-colorado/article/feed/314441?custom_click=rss SALIDA, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a person riding a snow bike was killed by an avalanche near Buena Vista in central Colorado.

The Chaffee County Sheriff's Office says a group of snowmobilers near the summit of Cottonwood Pass heard a large avalanche just after noon Friday and went to investigate. They found tracks near the slide and notified a search-and-rescue team that was in the area for avalanche training.

Rescuers went to the slide and saw a snow bike ski tip sticking out of the snow. They then found the buried victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

His name and age have not been released.

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]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 20:27:08 -0700 <![CDATA[Both teams have spirited final practices before Super Bowl]]> http://gazette.com/both-teams-have-spirited-final-practices-before-super-bowl/article/feed/314437?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/both-teams-have-spirited-final-practices-before-super-bowl/article/feed/314437?custom_click=rss

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — The Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers wrapped up preparations for Super Bowl 50 with spirited practices Friday with nearly perfect performances from Peyton Manning and Cam Newton.

Both quarterbacks missed just one pass against their scout teams, Newton's coming on the last play of the Panthers' 90-minute practice in San Jose.

All 53 players on both teams participated in their final practices before Saturday's walkthroughs and team photos at Levi's Stadium.

"It's been a good week," Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said. "It's been a good two weeks, really. You see they're ready. They may be a little mentally tired, just a little bit. They need to go rest for a couple of days and get ready to cut it

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]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:50:57 -0700 <![CDATA[Manning last game? Newton's finest moment? We'll see]]> http://gazette.com/manning-last-game-newtons-finest-moment-well-see/article/feed/314434?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/manning-last-game-newtons-finest-moment-well-see/article/feed/314434?custom_click=rss

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Peyton Manning's last game? Cam Newton's finest moment?

For all the golden tinge the NFL is placing on Super Bowl 50, this one just might come down to how the two star quarterbacks deal with the dynamic defenses bent on humbling them.

There can't be a better storyline than a five-time MVP likely to take his final snaps with a championship on the line. Except, perhaps, the league's rising star carrying his franchise to its first NFL title in the face of detractors.

Throw in those defenses: Denver's ranks first overall in many statistics and certainly in intimidation, with a pass rush capable of neutralizing any air game; Carolina's makes game-changing plays to the tune of a league-high 39 tak

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]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:38:18 -0700 <![CDATA[EPA: Mine spill dumped 880,000 pounds of metals in river]]> http://gazette.com/epa-mine-spill-dumped-880000-pounds-of-metals-in-river/article/feed/314402?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/epa-mine-spill-dumped-880000-pounds-of-metals-in-river/article/feed/314402?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — A 3 million-gallon spill from a southwestern Colorado gold mine last year may have dumped more than 880,000 pounds of metals into the Animas River, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday.

Some of the metals reached the San Juan River, which the Animas joins in New Mexico, but most settled into the Animas riverbed before that, the EPA said in a preliminary report on the metals.

Utah officials have said some contaminants reached their state, but Friday's report didn't address that.

The report didn't identify the metals but said researchers were looking at cadmium, copper, lead, mercury, nickel and zinc. Tests done after the spill also found arsenic and lead in the wastewater.

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]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:55:36 -0700 <![CDATA[Former LB Bill Romanowski: Most NFL players likely have CTE]]> http://gazette.com/former-lb-bill-romanowski-most-nfl-players-likely-have-cte/article/feed/314422?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/former-lb-bill-romanowski-most-nfl-players-likely-have-cte/article/feed/314422?custom_click=rss SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bill Romanowski sustained 20 documented concussions, and certainly more he doesn't know about, during his 16-year NFL career as a linebacker. He was hardly surprised to learn this week that late Raiders quarterback and Hall of Fame finalist Ken Stabler had been diagnosed with the brain disease CTE.

"I pretty much assumed that was the case. More and more I realize that pretty much all of us football players who have had a lot of collisions probably have CTE," Romanowski told The Associated Press on Friday. "That's a reality. And now, it's what do we do with that? We can be like some players and maybe be in denial or we can take the bull by the horns and go after it. That's what I do.

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]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:41:34 -0700 <![CDATA[Panthers S Coleman, ex-teammate overcome tragedy, form bond]]> http://gazette.com/panthers-s-coleman-ex-teammate-overcome-tragedy-form-bond/article/feed/314420?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/panthers-s-coleman-ex-teammate-overcome-tragedy-form-bond/article/feed/314420?custom_click=rss

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — There was a time when Carolina Panthers safety Kurt Coleman wasn't sure if he should — or even could — play football again.

In April 2006, one freak accident in an intrasquad scrimmage at Ohio State forever changed the lives of Coleman and Buckeyes teammate Tyson Gentry.

Coleman, a freshman defensive back looking to make an impression on the Ohio State coaching staff, charged up from his position to put a hard, but legal hit on Gentry while running a dig route.

He jarred the ball loose and the defense picked it up and scored. Coleman celebrated what he thought was a terrific play.

That is until a few seconds later when he noticed something horrible had happened.

Gentry not getti

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]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:29:10 -0700 <![CDATA[Props rule the day for Super Bowl at Vegas sports books]]> http://gazette.com/props-rule-the-day-for-super-bowl-at-vegas-sports-books/article/feed/314418?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/props-rule-the-day-for-super-bowl-at-vegas-sports-books/article/feed/314418?custom_click=rss Jay Kornegay still finds it painful to talk about the last time the Denver Broncos were in the Super Bowl and the first snap of the game went over Peyton Manning's head for a Seattle safety.

For some reason, a lot of bettors at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook had put money on a 60-1 longshot that the first score of the games for the Seahawks would be that safety.

"It cost us a healthy six figures in the first six seconds of the game," Kornegay said. "Luckily we ended up making it up."

Such is the way with so-called "prop" bets, which tantalize bettors with promises of big payoffs. Unlike point spreads and money lines they can vary wildly from sports book to sports book, and sometimes bookies can take a bath.

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]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:15:27 -0700 <![CDATA[SUPER BOWL: Profiles of key players]]> http://gazette.com/super-bowl-profiles-of-key-players/article/feed/312226?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/super-bowl-profiles-of-key-players/article/feed/312226?custom_click=rss Projected starters and key players for the Super Bowl at Santa Clara, California:

CAROLINA PANTHERS

OFFENSE

Cam Newton, QB (1), 6-5, 245, 5th season, Auburn

A front-runner for MVP honors, passed for 35 TDs and ran for 10 ... Has been dynamic in playoffs with three TD passes and two runs ... Strong in the pocket, elusive and powerful outside of it ... Likes to show off how much fun he is having, especially after Panthers touchdowns.

Jonathan Stewart, RB (28) 5-10, 235, 8th season, Oregon

Became the true No. 1 runner this season when DeAngelo Williams departed ... Rushed for 989 yards and six TDs during season, had 59-yard sprint on Panthers' first play of postseason ... Strong runner with a burst to bre

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]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:46:13 -0700 <![CDATA[Patriarch of these Denver Broncos? Former coach Dan Reeves]]> http://gazette.com/patriarch-of-these-denver-broncos-former-coach-dan-reeves/article/feed/314408?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/patriarch-of-these-denver-broncos-former-coach-dan-reeves/article/feed/314408?custom_click=rss

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Dan Reeves has barely merited a mention in the lead-up to the Super Bowl, his imprint on these Denver Broncos an afterthought.

Maybe it's just too easy to forget that every key architect of this season's Broncos, from general manager John Elway and coach Gary Kubiak on down, was mentored by Reeves, who led Denver to three Super Bowl appearances nearly three decades ago. And too hard to realize that, in a roundabout way, he influenced the way this edition of the team was built.

The bloodlines run deep, yet the patriarch is well outside of the current inner circle.

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]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:39:32 -0700 <![CDATA[Manning's glove gives him better grip on]]> http://gazette.com/mannings-glove-gives-him-better-grip-on/article/feed/314403?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mannings-glove-gives-him-better-grip-on/article/feed/314403?custom_click=rss

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Peyton Manning has always done things few quarterbacks do, including wearing a glove on his passing hand.

Michael Jackson and O.J. Simpson had more famous gloves, but Manning has a more useful one.

Manning began wearing gloves on both hands after joining the Denver Broncos in 2012 because several neck surgeries left him with numbness in his fingertips.

The tackified gloves similar to those worn by receivers give Manning a better grip on the football. He had three of his best seasons statistically after he started wearing them.

Manning temporarily ditched his glove in training camp this season, but put it back on before the games began.

"Obviously, for 14 years, I never wore a glove in

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]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:08:31 -0700 <![CDATA[Shula: Newton tough to bring down, Csonka even tougher]]> http://gazette.com/shula-newton-tough-to-bring-down-csonka-even-tougher/article/feed/314389?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/shula-newton-tough-to-bring-down-csonka-even-tougher/article/feed/314389?custom_click=rss

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Don Shula said Cam Newton is pretty hard to tackle.

But the Hall of Fame coach still thinks Larry Csonka was even tougher to bring down.

"I don't think anyone could be tougher than Csonka," Shula said of the former Dolphins running back. "Cam has more maneuverability, but Csonka is just going to grind you to the ground."

Shula was on hand to present the league's High School Coach of the Year award on Friday.

On Sunday, he'll be there to watch his son, Mike, the offensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers, coach in the Super Bowl against the Denver Broncos at Levi's Stadium.

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