<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - colorado]]> http://gazette.com/rss/colorado Sun, 28 Aug 2016 01:03:27 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Siemian solidifies QB job in Denver's 17-9 win over Rams]]> http://gazette.com/siemian-solidifies-qb-job-in-denvers-17-9-win-over-rams/article/feed/390839?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/siemian-solidifies-qb-job-in-denvers-17-9-win-over-rams/article/feed/390839?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — Trevor Siemian thinks he's done enough to win the Denver Broncos' starting quarterback job.

If he feels the same way, coach Gary Kubiak isn't saying just yet.

"I'm going to make a decision this week ... but I've got a lot of things going on, so I'll take my time, do it the right way," Kubiak said after watching Siemian throw his first TD pass of the preseason in Denver's 17-9 win over the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday night.

Siemian was more impressive than his stat line — 10 of 17 for 122 yards, one TD and one arguable interception — showing off his strong right arm and just the kind of patience, poise and precision required of Peyton Manning's successor as Denver defends its Super Bowl title.

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]]> Sun, 28 Aug 2016 00:41:03 -0600 <![CDATA[Rams receiver Tavon Austin gets extension]]> http://gazette.com/rams-receiver-tavon-austin-gets-extension/article/feed/390811?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rams-receiver-tavon-austin-gets-extension/article/feed/390811?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — Wide receiver Tavon Austin has signed a four-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Rams.

The deal was announced while the team was in Denver for an exhibition game Saturday night. NFL.com reported the deal was worth $42 million with $30 million guaranteed.

"Tavon has been an integral part of our offense and special teams since we drafted him in 2013," coach Jeff Fisher said in a statement.

"It is important to our organization to retain players we've drafted and invested in, and Tavon is an example of that. We're excited for him to continue his career with the Rams."

In three seasons, Austin has 19 touchdowns: nine receiving, seven rushing and three on punt returns.

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]]> Sat, 27 Aug 2016 19:08:53 -0600 <![CDATA[Harper throws helmet, gets ejected in Nats' loss to Rockies]]> http://gazette.com/harper-throws-helmet-gets-ejected-in-nats-loss-to-rockies/article/feed/390803?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/harper-throws-helmet-gets-ejected-in-nats-loss-to-rockies/article/feed/390803?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper yelled at umpire Mike Winters and threw his helmet to the ground, leading to his ejection from the Washington Nationals' 9-4 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Saturday.

Harper erupted after a called third strike from Winters in the 10th inning. Harper insisted a 95 mph fastball from Jake McGee (1-3) was beyond the outside corner.

"It was off the plate," Harper said. "I could possibly see one more pitch and maybe hit a homer or a double or walk — I could even strike out. But I just wanted to see that last pitch, and I never got there.

"It just shouldn't happen. Just bad behind there. It's not a strike."

Harper immediately turned and screamed at Winters, and the plate umpire calmly e

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]]> Sat, 27 Aug 2016 18:59:20 -0600 <![CDATA[Blackmon homers twice as Rockies beat Nats 9-4 in 11 innings]]> http://gazette.com/blackmon-homers-twice-as-rockies-beat-nats-9-4-in-11-innings/article/feed/390787?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/blackmon-homers-twice-as-rockies-beat-nats-9-4-in-11-innings/article/feed/390787?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Charlie Blackmon hit two home runs, including the go-ahead shot in the 11th inning, as the Colorado Rockies beat the Washington Nationals 9-4 Saturday to snap a four-game losing streak.

NL MVP Bryce Harper was ejected in the 10th inning after getting called out on strikes. The Nationals star yelled at plate umpire Mike Winters from close range and threw his helmet to the ground after being tossed.

Blackmon connected in the third off starter A.J. Cole, then hit a two-run drive off Yusmeiro Petit (3-4). Blackmon has 23 home runs this season and five multihomer games.

Carlos Gonzalez also hit a two-run homer off Petit, his 24th of the season and 200th of his career.

Jake McGee (1-3) pitched a perf

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]]> Sat, 27 Aug 2016 18:11:35 -0600 <![CDATA[Ken Roczen caps Motocross championship season with sweep]]> http://gazette.com/ken-roczen-caps-motocross-championship-season-with-sweep/article/feed/390802?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ken-roczen-caps-motocross-championship-season-with-sweep/article/feed/390802?custom_click=rss CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Ken Roczen completed his Lucas Oil Pro Motocross championship season with a 450 Class moto sweep Saturday in the Ironman National.

The Suzuki factory rider from Germany won for the ninth times in 12 rounds, with all the victories coming in moto sweeps. He wrapped up his second season title last week at Budds Creek in Maryland.

"It ended up being a beautiful day today. It was a little sloppy in the morning, but the track dried out all day. I got two awesome starts and just put in a good charge," Roczen said. "I went for another win because we wanted to finish the season off strong and not slack off.

"It was really tough to stay motivated, but I knew we had another race this week.

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]]> Sat, 27 Aug 2016 18:10:26 -0600 <![CDATA[Coffman meets with Fiorina on women's issues]]> http://gazette.com/coffman-meets-with-fiorina-on-womens-issues/article/feed/390767?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/coffman-meets-with-fiorina-on-womens-issues/article/feed/390767?custom_click=rss GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — Republican Rep. Mike Coffman met Saturday with former presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina at an event to talk about expanding business opportunities for women.

Coffman and the former CEO of Hewlett Packard both appeared at the Working Women Event & Panel at CSU Global Campus in Greenwood Village. Other businesswomen also attended the event, which was by invitation only.

Coffman faces a competitive challenge in Colorado's most ethnically diverse congressional seat.

His opponent, former state Senate President Morgan Carroll, issued a statement Saturday saying Coffman has repeatedly voted against women's issues, including the Paycheck Fairness Act, paid family leave funds for women's health

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]]> Sat, 27 Aug 2016 17:28:46 -0600 <![CDATA[Green Party candidate Jill Stein campaigning in Colorado]]> http://gazette.com/green-party-candidate-jill-stein-campaigning-in-colorado/article/feed/390785?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/green-party-candidate-jill-stein-campaigning-in-colorado/article/feed/390785?custom_click=rss

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is campaigning in Colorado this weekend.

Stein is seeking backing from Bernie Sanders supporters. The Vermont Senator won the Colorado caucus in April.

Stein has events in Fort Collins, Boulder, Colorado Springs and Denver.

Minor party candidates are hoping voter discontent will help them at the polls this November.

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]]> Sat, 27 Aug 2016 17:01:31 -0600 <![CDATA[Man killed in gunfight with Denver police]]> http://gazette.com/man-killed-in-gunfight-with-denver-police/article/feed/390758?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-killed-in-gunfight-with-denver-police/article/feed/390758?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — One man was killed and another arrested after Denver police exchanged gunfire with a man while trying to arrest a wanted suspect.

Denver police say the shooting happened early Saturday. The wounded man was taken to a hospital, where he died.

The other suspect was found hiding on the roof of a home.

No police officers were injured and the suspects have not been identified.

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]]> Sat, 27 Aug 2016 14:14:45 -0600 <![CDATA[Plans to drain Harvey Gap Reservoir near Silt postponed]]> http://gazette.com/plans-to-drain-harvey-gap-reservoir-near-silt-postponed/article/feed/390734?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/plans-to-drain-harvey-gap-reservoir-near-silt-postponed/article/feed/390734?custom_click=rss SILT, Colo. (AP) — Plans to drain Harvey Gap Reservoir north of Silt have been postponed.

The drain plans would allow officials to inspect a dam outlet. The plans were canceled after a portion of County Road 237 south of the reservoir collapsed.

According to the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel (http://tinyurl.com/zdlhrcv ), the road collapse was not related to the reservoir problems.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials have canceled a no-limits emergency fish salvage that went into effect Aug. 18.

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]]> Sat, 27 Aug 2016 11:43:13 -0600 <![CDATA[Gonzalez earns 100th win as Nationals beat Rockies]]> http://gazette.com/gonzalez-earns-100th-win-as-nationals-beat-rockies/article/feed/390614?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/gonzalez-earns-100th-win-as-nationals-beat-rockies/article/feed/390614?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jayson Werth and Daniel Murphy hit solo homers and drove in two runs each, and Gio Gonzalez earned his 100th career victory as the Washington Nationals beat the Colorado Rockies 8-5 on Friday night.

Gonzalez (9-9) threw six innings and allowed two runs and four hits with one walk and five strikeouts.

Mark Melancon retired Christhian Adames for the final out. Melancon entered the game shortly after Nick Hundley hit a three-run homer off Shawn Kelley to pull the Rockies within three.

While Gonzalez hit the century mark, Rockies rookie Jeff Hoffman (0-2), remains in search of his first major league win.

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]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 23:21:16 -0600 <![CDATA[Hoffman goes 6 innings, Rockies lose to Nationals 8-5]]> http://gazette.com/hoffman-goes-6-innings-rockies-lose-to-nationals-8-5/article/feed/390615?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/hoffman-goes-6-innings-rockies-lose-to-nationals-8-5/article/feed/390615?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Colorado rookie pitcher Jeff Hoffman will never be accused of easing his way into the major leagues.

After a rough debut last Saturday against the Chicago Cubs, Hoffman showed progress on Friday night, keeping the Rockies close during his six innings before the Washington Nationals scored four runs in the seventh and held on for an 8-5 victory.

After allowing seven runs — six earned — in four innings against the NL Central-leading Cubs, Hoffman (0-2) allowed four runs — three earned — against Washington, the first-place team in the NL East.

"He gave up some runs early and really fought to get through six. Putting down that sixth inning I think was a nice step for him," manager Walt Weiss said

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]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 23:19:33 -0600 <![CDATA[Gonzalez earns 100th win as Nats beat Rockies]]> http://gazette.com/gonzalez-earns-100th-win-as-nats-beat-rockies/article/feed/390587?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/gonzalez-earns-100th-win-as-nats-beat-rockies/article/feed/390587?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jayson Werth and Daniel Murphy hit solo homers and drove in two runs each, and Gio Gonzalez earned his 100th career victory as the Washington Nationals beat the Colorado Rockies 8-5 on Friday night.

Gonzalez (9-9) threw six innings and allowed two runs and four hits with one walk and five strikeouts.

Closer Mark Melancon retired Christhian Adames for the final out for his 37th save. Melancon entered the game shortly after Nick Hundley hit a three-run homer off Shawn Kelley to pull the Rockies within three.

While Gonzalez hit the century mark, Rockies rookie Jeff Hoffman (0-2), remains in search of his first major league win.

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]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 21:21:36 -0600 <![CDATA[Movsisyan scores pair as Real Salt Lake beats Rapids 2-1]]> http://gazette.com/movsisyan-scores-pair-as-real-salt-lake-beats-rapids-2-1/article/feed/390591?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/movsisyan-scores-pair-as-real-salt-lake-beats-rapids-2-1/article/feed/390591?custom_click=rss

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Yura Movsisyan scored two goals and Real Salt Lake beat the Colorado Rapids 2-1 after missing two second-half penalty kicks Friday night.

Real Salt Lake improved to 8-0-5 at home this season and is unbeaten in 14 straight games against Colorado at Rio Tento Stadium.

RSL (12-8-7) tied the Rapids (11-4-10) for second in the Western Conference. Both teams have 43 points, two behind Dallas, but Colorado, which has only lost twice in the last 20 games, has two games in hand.

Movsisyan tied it in the 39th minute after a long build up and scored the winner in the 48th with a long strike from outside the arc that found the top-right corner of the net.

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]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 21:20:42 -0600 <![CDATA[Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado reach Republican River agreement]]> http://gazette.com/nebraska-kansas-colorado-reach-republican-river-agreement/article/feed/390517?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nebraska-kansas-colorado-reach-republican-river-agreement/article/feed/390517?custom_click=rss LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska have reached a new agreement in their longstanding conflict over water in the Republican River basin, the states announced Friday.

State leaders signed resolutions following monthly negotiations that stretched over two years. The resolutions are intended to provide greater flexibility and certainty for all water users in the region.

Nebraska and Kansas fought for decades over water entitlements provided under the Republican River Compact, an agreement between the two states and Colorado. The compact has triggered lawsuits among the states, as well as from local farmers who say they were cheated out of water they should have received.

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]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:18:58 -0600 <![CDATA[Cardullo's perseverance pays off, called up by Rockies]]> http://gazette.com/cardullos-perseverance-pays-off-called-up-by-rockies/article/feed/390518?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cardullos-perseverance-pays-off-called-up-by-rockies/article/feed/390518?custom_click=rss WASHINGTON (AP) — The Colorado Rockies called up Stephen Cardullo from Triple-A Albuquerque on Friday, the first time the 28-year-old infielder-outfielder has been on an active major league roster.

Hours after his promotion, Cardullo was batting second and playing first base against the Washington Nationals.

Cardullo hit .308 with 17 home runs and 72 RBIs in 115 games for the Isotopes this season. Prior to that, he spent four years in independent ball and was the MVP of the Canadian-American Association in 2015.

"Anyone playing baseball, whether it's independent ball or still in the minors, you have that dream," Cardullo said.

Cardullo played in 2012 in the Frontier League for the Canadian-based London Rippers,

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