<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - news]]> http://gazette.com/rss/news/ Fri, 20 Apr 2018 02:33:39 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Germany WWII Bomb]]> http://gazette.com/germany-wwii-bomb/article/feed/554993?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/germany-wwii-bomb/article/feed/554993?custom_click=rss Police officers stay in front of the main train station in Berlin, Germany, Friday, April 20, 2018. Berlin police are evacuating thousands from a central area of the German capital and shutting down the main train station in preparation for the removal of an unexploded World War II bomb found during recent construction work.

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Fri, 20 Apr 2018 02:42:34 -0600
<![CDATA[North and South Korea have set up a hotline between their leaders ahead of their summit next Friday]]> http://gazette.com/north-and-south-korea-have-set-up-a-hotline-between-their-leaders-ahead-of-their-summit-next-friday/article/feed/558270?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/north-and-south-korea-have-set-up-a-hotline-between-their-leaders-ahead-of-their-summit-next-friday/article/feed/558270?custom_click=rss SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea have set up a hotline between their leaders ahead of their summit next Friday.

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Fri, 20 Apr 2018 02:42:20 -0600
<![CDATA[Basque militant group ETA: 'We really are sorry']]> http://gazette.com/basque-militant-group-eta-we-really-are-sorry/article/feed/558271?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/basque-militant-group-eta-we-really-are-sorry/article/feed/558271?custom_click=rss MADRID (AP) — Basque militant group ETA says it is sorry for the pain that its armed campaign for Basque independence has caused, and vows not to return to violence.

In a statement published on Friday by Basque newspapers Beria and Gara, ETA acknowledges "its direct responsibility in causing pain during its armed trajectory, as well as its commitment to finally overcome the consequences of the conflict and to not fall into its repetition."

"We really are sorry," the statement adds.

ETA, which killed more than 800 people including police, politicians and entrepreneurs, will be announcing its final dissolution early next month, Basque regional broadcaster ETB reported this week.

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]]> Fri, 20 Apr 2018 02:40:58 -0600 <![CDATA[Germany Daily Life]]> http://gazette.com/germany-daily-life/article/feed/456709?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/germany-daily-life/article/feed/456709?custom_click=rss In this April 19, 2018 photo two pigeons sit on a power line when the sun sets in Oldenburg, northern Germany.

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Fri, 20 Apr 2018 02:35:19 -0600
<![CDATA[Germany Meteors]]> http://gazette.com/germany-meteors/article/feed/558272?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/germany-meteors/article/feed/558272?custom_click=rss The milky way and traces of meteors illuminate the sky over Burg on the Baltic Sea island of Fehmarn, northern Germany, Friday, April 20, 2018 when the Lyrids meteor shower went down.

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Fri, 20 Apr 2018 02:34:06 -0600
<![CDATA[Italy Pope]]> http://gazette.com/italy-pope/article/feed/462872?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/italy-pope/article/feed/462872?custom_click=rss Pope Francis prays on the tomb of Bishop Tonino Bello on the 25th anniversary of his death, in Alessano, Southern Italy, Friday, April 20, 2018.

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Fri, 20 Apr 2018 02:33:05 -0600
<![CDATA[Thursday's Sports in Brief]]> http://gazette.com/thursdays-sports-in-brief/article/feed/456322?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/thursdays-sports-in-brief/article/feed/456322?custom_click=rss LANCE ARMSTRONG

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lance Armstrong reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories after admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of his career.

The deal came as the two sides prepared for a trial that was scheduled to start May 7 in Washington. Armstrong's former U.S. Postal Service teammate Floyd Landis filed the original lawsuit in 2010 and is eligible for up to 25 percent of the settlement along with attorney fees paid by Armstrong.

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]]> Fri, 20 Apr 2018 02:22:23 -0600 <![CDATA[Mahathir's wife urges Malaysia's women to be 'queenmakers']]> http://gazette.com/mahathirs-wife-urges-malaysias-women-to-be-queenmakers/article/feed/558266?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mahathirs-wife-urges-malaysias-women-to-be-queenmakers/article/feed/558266?custom_click=rss

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The wife of former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad is urging women to support the opposition coalition in next month's general election for a better future.

Women account for nearly half of the 14.94 million voters eligible for May 9 polls that will pit Prime Minister Najib Razak's long-ruling coalition against an opposition alliance headed by his former mentor, Mahathir.

Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali said Friday she was initially torn when Mahathir decided to return to politics due to his age but conceded after he said it was "his duty" to save the country. Her 92-year-old husband led Malaysia for 22 years until retiring in 2003.

She appealed for support for the opposition coalition, saying

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]]> Fri, 20 Apr 2018 02:04:13 -0600 <![CDATA[Malaysia Election]]> http://gazette.com/malaysia-election/article/feed/552113?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/malaysia-election/article/feed/552113?custom_click=rss FILE - In this July 27, 2002, file photo, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and his wife Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali, right, wave to supporters during his 21st year in power anniversary celebration at the National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The wife of former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad spoke at a press conference on Friday, April 20, 2018 and she is urging women to support the opposition coalition in next month's general election for a better future.

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Fri, 20 Apr 2018 02:01:14 -0600
<![CDATA[Indonesia's Aceh canes couples for public shows of affection]]> http://gazette.com/indonesias-aceh-canes-couples-for-public-shows-of-affection/article/feed/558257?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/indonesias-aceh-canes-couples-for-public-shows-of-affection/article/feed/558257?custom_click=rss

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's deeply conservative Aceh province on Friday caned several unmarried couples for showing affection in public and two women for prostitution before an enthusiastic audience of hundreds.

The canings were possibly the last to be done before large crowds in Aceh after the province's governor announced earlier this month that the punishments would be moved indoors.

The caning last year of two men for gay sex before a baying mob drew international attention to Aceh's increasingly harsh implementation of Shariah law and a wave of condemnation.

The women accused of prostitution were caned 11 times each. One of the women held up her hand after the fifth lash, signaling the pain was too i

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]]> Fri, 20 Apr 2018 01:58:27 -0600 <![CDATA[Players claimed off NHL waivers making most of 2nd chances]]> http://gazette.com/players-claimed-off-nhl-waivers-making-most-of-2nd-chances/article/feed/558269?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/players-claimed-off-nhl-waivers-making-most-of-2nd-chances/article/feed/558269?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — Colorado defenseman Patrik Nemeth set career highs this season in goals, games and perhaps even grudges.

See what a little chip on the shoulder can do?

Waived by Dallas in October, he was claimed by Colorado soon after and has played an integral role in helping the Avalanche return to the postseason. He's not alone: These playoffs are filled with castoffs who were put on waivers, only to find a revamped role with a new team.

It's not personal. It's just business. Players realize this. But still, being waived goodbye is hard to swallow.

"Of course you want to prove them wrong," said Nemeth, whose team trails 3-1 heading to Nashville for Game 5 on Friday night. "You want to prove you can play and tha

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]]> Fri, 20 Apr 2018 01:54:07 -0600 <![CDATA[Volcano in southern Japan erupts for 1st time in 250 years]]> http://gazette.com/volcano-in-southern-japan-erupts-for-1st-time-in-250-years/article/feed/558258?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/volcano-in-southern-japan-erupts-for-1st-time-in-250-years/article/feed/558258?custom_click=rss

TOKYO (AP) — A volcano in southern Japan has erupted for the first time in 250 years, and authorities set up a no-go zone around the mountain.

Mount Io spewed smoke and ash high into the sky Thursday in its first eruption since 1768. Japan's Meteorological Agency on Friday expanded a no-go zone to the entire mountain from previously just around the volcano's crater.

Explosions have briefly subsided Friday, but officials cautioned residents in nearby towns against falling volcanic rocks and ash.

The volcano is part of the Kirishima mountain range on Japan's southern main island of Kyushu. The area is about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) southwest of Tokyo.

Another volcano nearby also erupted violently in March for

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]]> Fri, 20 Apr 2018 01:48:24 -0600 <![CDATA[Betts, Benintendi lead sizzling Red Sox past Angels, 8-2]]> http://gazette.com/betts-benintendi-lead-sizzling-red-sox-past-angels-8-2/article/feed/558256?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/betts-benintendi-lead-sizzling-red-sox-past-angels-8-2/article/feed/558256?custom_click=rss

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — With a homer-happy lineup and a lights-out pitching staff, the Boston Red Sox have been mowing down their opposition since the day after opening day.

Shohei Ohtani and the Los Angeles Angels were the latest contenders who could only applaud Boston's formidable start.

Mookie Betts hit his second leadoff homer in three games, Andrew Benintendi homered and drove in three runs and the Red Sox completed a dominant sweep of the AL West leaders with an 8-2 victory Thursday night.

J.D. Martinez and Rafael Devers also drove in runs during the seventh consecutive victory by the major league-leading Red Sox, who have won 16 of 17 since losing on opening day. Boston outscored the Angels 27-3 over 27 innings

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]]> Fri, 20 Apr 2018 01:45:12 -0600 <![CDATA[Genesis Prize winner Portman pulls out of Israel ceremony]]> http://gazette.com/genesis-prize-winner-portman-pulls-out-of-israel-ceremony/article/feed/558265?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/genesis-prize-winner-portman-pulls-out-of-israel-ceremony/article/feed/558265?custom_click=rss JERUSALEM (AP) — The foundation behind the prestigious Genesis Prize says this year's winner, Natalie Portman, has pulled out of the June awards ceremony in Israel, quoting a representative for the U.S. actress as saying recent events in Israel were "extremely distressing to her."

The Genesis Prize Foundation says it was informed Portman "does not feel comfortable participating in any public events in Israel."

The statement late Thursday did not refer to specific events. Israel has faced criticism for its response to mass protests on the Gaza-Israel border, in which 28 Palestinians were killed and hundreds wounded by Israeli fire since March 30. Israel says it's defending its border.

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PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona teachers have voted to walk off the job to demand increased school funding.

The state's largest teacher membership group said Thursday that teachers will walkout April 26.

Arizona jumped into a movement for higher teacher pay that started in West Virginia, where a strike garnered a raise, and spread to Oklahoma, Kentucky and Colorado.

Republican Gov. Doug Ducey has offered a proposal that gives teachers a 20 percent raise by 2020. Many teachers say the plan failed to address much-needed funding for classrooms and support staff.

Parents and communities already have been making plans for child care and food boxes for kids who rely on free breakfast and lunch at school.

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]]> Fri, 20 Apr 2018 01:41:01 -0600 <![CDATA[Philharmonic plans to bring it down with two-night “Landslide” Fleetwood Mac tribute]]> http://gazette.com/philharmonic-plans-to-bring-it-down-with-two-night-landslide-fleetwood-mac-tribute/article/1624636?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/philharmonic-plans-to-bring-it-down-with-two-night-landslide-fleetwood-mac-tribute/article/1624636?custom_click=rss

One day in 1974, 25 year-old Stevie Nicks sat in a friend’s living room in Aspen, Colorado gazing upon the Rocky Mountain scenery outside the windows and pondering how everything had come crashing down on her and Lindsey Buckingham, her musical and romantic partner.

The folk duo Buckingham Nicks had recently been dropped by their record label after their first album was a commercial failure, which had caused tensions in their relationship and led her to consider returning to school and a career change. It was in this uncertain mindset that she wrote the fragile and resigned lyrics to the song “Landslide.



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Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:31:55 -0600
<![CDATA[Woody Paige: Denver Broncos unconcerned strong starting tight end hasn't emerged yet]]> http://gazette.com/woody-paige-denver-broncos-unconcerned-strong-starting-tight-end-hasnt-emerged-yet/article/1624510?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woody-paige-denver-broncos-unconcerned-strong-starting-tight-end-hasnt-emerged-yet/article/1624510?custom_click=rss

The Broncos' starting tight end for the opening game reported for offseason strength and conditioning training Monday, was with the team last season, is 24 and 6-foot-5, weighs 256 pounds, played in the Big Ten and has a close connection to Columbus, Ohio.

The starting tight end will be ... I don't know.

The Broncos have five on their roster.

With just 12 combined NFL starts, the quintet is lacking in meaningful business experience. Yet, the Broncos' brass doesn't seem anxious, afraid and alarmed about the valuable offensive position.

New starting quarterback Case Keenum should be. Tight ends coach Geep Chryst must be.

Frankly, for four seasons, tight end has been a dud wrapped into a debacle stuck in a



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Tue, 17 Apr 2018 22:28:22 -0600
<![CDATA[Coronado graduate Kyle Snyder wins AAU Sullivan Award as nation's best amateur athlete, only fourth wrestler ever]]> http://gazette.com/coronado-graduate-kyle-snyder-wins-aau-sullivan-award-as-nations-best-amateur-athlete-only-fourth-wrestler-ever/article/1624521?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/coronado-graduate-kyle-snyder-wins-aau-sullivan-award-as-nations-best-amateur-athlete-only-fourth-wrestler-ever/article/1624521?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK - 2016 Olympic champion and two-time world champion Kyle Snyder won the 2018 AAU Sullivan Award in ceremonies at the New York Athletic Club tonight.

Snyder, who graduated from Coronado High School while training at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, becomes only the fourth wrestler to win this prestigious honor, joining other Olympic champions John Smith (1990), Bruce Baumgartner (1995) and Rulon Gardner (2000).

The AAU Sullivan Award has been presented annually since 1930 to the most outstanding amateur athlete in the United States. Representatives from the AAU created the Sullivan Award with the intent to recognize contributions and achievements across the country of amateur athletes.



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Tue, 17 Apr 2018 20:21:06 -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/1624365?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-top-10-things-to-look-for-in-sports-from-colorado-springs-next-week-starting-monday/article/1624365?custom_click=rss

No. 10 World men's hockey championships start Thursday in Denmark

No. 9 NASCAR's top teams head to Richmond, Va., on Saturday

No. 8 Local college highlights include Colorado College hosting the women's and men's Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference tennis tournaments Friday to Sunday

No. 7 The NHL playoffs get through most of the first round

No. 6 Prep highlights include the Fountain-Fort Carson track and field invitational Friday and Saturday

No. 5 The Colorado Springs Switchbacks host Seattle on Saturday after traveling to Sacramento on Wednesday

No. 4 The Colorado Springs Sky Sox host Round Rock Monday before going to New Orleans and Round Rock the rest of the week

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Sun, 15 Apr 2018 07:18:57 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Sky Sox loses its late lead]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-sky-sox-loses-its-late-lead/article/1624376?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-sky-sox-loses-its-late-lead/article/1624376?custom_click=rss

The Colorado Springs Sky Sox dropped the series opener vs. the Round Rock Express 8-6 Saturday. The Express improve to 2-7 with the Sky Sox falling to 6-2.

The Express didn't lead until the eighth inning.

Colorado Springs scored four runs in the first two innings, with Keon Broxton being in on three via a two-run homer, and scoring after his double and two sacrifices.

The Sky Sox's 4-1 lead was short-lived, as the Express scored three in the top of the third to even the score 4-4. The Sky Sox retook a 5-4 lead in the bottom of the fifth, compliments of Mauricio Dubon. Dubon roped a double, stole third and scored on a wild pitch from Austin Bibens-Dirkx.



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Sat, 14 Apr 2018 19:56:24 -0600
<![CDATA[Pikes Peak Association of REALTORS: 100th anniversary of the REALTOR charter with the National Association of REALTORS]]> http://gazette.com/pikes-peak-association-of-realtors-100th-anniversary-of-the-realtor-charter-with-the-national-association-of-realtors/article/1624308?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pikes-peak-association-of-realtors-100th-anniversary-of-the-realtor-charter-with-the-national-association-of-realtors/article/1624308?custom_click=rss

Pikes Peak Association of REALTORS (PPAR) is celebrating the recognition of the 100th anniversary of the REALTOR charter with the National Association of REALTORS (NAR). “This is a double feat for our association as we have not only already enjoyed 100 years in this community in 2002, but in 2018 we celebrate the recognition of being part of the National Association of REALTORS,” said Amy Reid, CEO of PPAR. This celebration marks the importance of the professionalism of the industry and the standards that are upheld to deliver the best to the consumer.

Established in 1902, PPAR was actually one of the first real estate associations formed in the United States, even before NAR.



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Fri, 13 Apr 2018 16:11:01 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs-led group raising funds to try to buy The Denver Post]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-led-group-raising-funds-to-try-to-buy-the-denver-post/article/1624258?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-led-group-raising-funds-to-try-to-buy-the-denver-post/article/1624258?custom_click=rss

A local group led by the owner of the Colorado Springs Independent and the Colorado Springs Business Journal is attempting to raise money to buy the beleaguered Denver Post, with investors pledging $10 million so far.

John Weiss, the chairman of Together for Colorado Springs, confirmed his interest in putting together a group to purchase the newspaper during a panel discussion at the annual conference of the Colorado Press Association.

While not confirming names, Weiss said he's met with Colorado Springs' versions of Jeff Bezos.

"We don't have a vision. ... We just said, 'We're not going to sit by,'" he said.

Weiss said he is meeting with investment bankers next week.

"The Denver Post is profitable.

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]]> Thu, 12 Apr 2018 18:39:17 -0600 <![CDATA[Woody Paige: Rare showdown among top 3 critical games in Denver Nuggets history]]> http://gazette.com/woody-paige-rare-showdown-among-top-3-critical-games-in-denver-nuggets-history/article/1624134?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woody-paige-rare-showdown-among-top-3-critical-games-in-denver-nuggets-history/article/1624134?custom_click=rss

The Wall was built in 1931.

Wall Drug Store, which became a popular touring stop by providing "free ice water,'' is northeast of Badlands National Park in South Dakota and just about halfway, the long way, between Denver and Minneapolis-St. Paul.

I called the Wall Tuesday afternoon to find out which team - the Nuggets or the Timberwolves - employees and customers are pulling for in The Big Game Wednesday night.

"Let me ask around,'' the woman who answered the phone said. "Check back.''

I called again a half-hour later.

Make it unanimous.

"There's an old couple in here drinking milkshakes who said they are fans of the Denver team. Nobody else knows anything.



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Wed, 11 Apr 2018 07:29:36 -0600
<![CDATA[Denver Post editorial asks hedge fund to sell newspaper]]> http://gazette.com/denver-post-editorial-asks-hedge-fund-to-sell-newspaper/article/1624023?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/denver-post-editorial-asks-hedge-fund-to-sell-newspaper/article/1624023?custom_click=rss

DENVER  — The Denver Post Editorial Board is asking its hedge fund owner to reconsider its business strategy or sell the newspaper to someone who will support the newsroom, citing concerns that continuing cuts represent the "beginning of the end" of the city's namesake newspaper.

The editorial ran on the front of Sunday's opinion section, a day before more than two dozen staffers will be laid off.

It charged the New York City hedge fund Alden Global Capital, which owns Digital First Media, with reducing the amount and quality of the Post's offerings while raising subscription rates in a growing city with educated residents "ready and able to afford great journalism should it be offered them.



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Sun, 08 Apr 2018 17:59:28 -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/1623983?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-top-10-things-to-look-for-in-sports-from-colorado-springs-next-week-starting-monday/article/1623983?custom_click=rss

No. 10 Other prep highlights include girls' golf at Air Academy Kadet Invite Friday at Eisenhower. and at Four Mile Ranch on Monday

No. 9 The Colorado Rapids visit Toronto on Saturday

No. 8 The Colorado Springs Switchbacks visit Reno 1868 FC on Saturday

No. 7 Local college highlights include Air Force men's lacrosse vs. Furman on Saturday

No. 6 Prep highlights include the Cheyenne Mountain Indian Invitational boys' swimming and diving meet Friday and Saturday

No. 5 The Colorado Rockies host the Padres starting Monday then visit the Nationals Thursday on

No. 4 The NBA playoffs begin Saturday

No. 3 The Denver Nuggets host Portland Monday and visit Minnesota Wednesday to finish the regular season



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Sat, 07 Apr 2018 23:05:14 -0600
<![CDATA[Notre Dame double game-winning NCAA hoops hero made her cousin, Air Force quarterback Arion Worthman, proud]]> http://gazette.com/notre-dame-double-game-winning-ncaa-hoops-hero-made-her-cousin-air-force-quarterback-arion-worthman-proud/article/1623886?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/notre-dame-double-game-winning-ncaa-hoops-hero-made-her-cousin-air-force-quarterback-arion-worthman-proud/article/1623886?custom_click=rss

The back-to-back Final Four buzzer-beaters from Notre Dame's Arike Ogunbowale this past weekend captivated the country.

But her exploits kept Air Force quarterback Arion Worthman particularly rapt, as he was proud of his cousin.

"I knew she was a good basketball player, but I didn't know she was this good," said Worthman, who watched Ogunbowale's game-winner over No. 1 UConn in the semifinal with his family on his last day home in Illinois during spring break.

He arrived back at the academy two days later and saw the score of the championship game, but didn't realize Notre Dame had beaten Mississippi State on another Ogunbowale last-second shot until he saw the Snapchats from a gathering of about 12 relatives



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Fri, 06 Apr 2018 07:34:26 -0600
<![CDATA[Thursday's prep roundup: Cheyenne Mountain's Choi earns top medalist billing at Trojan Invite]]> http://gazette.com/thursdays-prep-roundup-cheyenne-mountains-choi-earns-top-medalist-billing-at-trojan-invite/article/1623891?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/thursdays-prep-roundup-cheyenne-mountains-choi-earns-top-medalist-billing-at-trojan-invite/article/1623891?custom_click=rss

GIRLS' GOLF

Trojan Invitational

At Cheyenne Shadows GC: Cheyenne Mountain's Maxine Choi garnered top medalist honors after carding a 7-over-par 80, while Coronado won the team competition with a seven-shot advantage over TCA.

Isabell Deak of Air Academy finished a close second with an 81, while Kate Griffin of Coronado (83), TCA's Kenzie Fontana (89) and Lily Noteboom of Rampart (90) rounded out the top five.

Air Academy placed third, nine shots behind Coronado.

GIRLS' TENNIS

Discovery Canyon 4, Pine Creek 3

At Pine Creek: Mattie Kuntzelman stormed back after a first-set loss to beat Angel Wang at No. 1 singles, highlighting Discovery Canyon's nonleague win over Pine Creek.

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Thu, 05 Apr 2018 22:53:10 -0600
<![CDATA[Discovery Canyon's McKenzie Surface among area players faring well for No. 1 ranked DII Colorado Mesa softball]]> http://gazette.com/discovery-canyons-mckenzie-surface-among-area-players-faring-well-for-no.-1-ranked-dii-colorado-mesa-softball/article/1623808?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/discovery-canyons-mckenzie-surface-among-area-players-faring-well-for-no.-1-ranked-dii-colorado-mesa-softball/article/1623808?custom_click=rss

Former Discovery Canyon pitcher McKenzie Surface blames herself for not garnering more attention during her college recruiting. Not for what she did on the mound during a dominant four-year stretch for the Thunder, but for failing to anticipate how all her hard work and success could go unnoticed without the right connections.

No one is looking past her now.

A junior at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Surface has led the Mavericks to a perfect 34-0 record this season and a spot atop the Division II rankings.

The once lightly recruited ace, who had just two college softball offers - the other being from Western Nebraska Community College - is 17-0 with 122 strikeouts and a 2.28 ERA.



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Wed, 04 Apr 2018 17:28:35 -0600
<![CDATA[Woody Paige: Colorado Rockies starting pitchers need to be like Rolling Stones]]> http://gazette.com/woody-paige-colorado-rockies-starting-pitchers-need-to-be-like-rolling-stones/article/1623754?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woody-paige-colorado-rockies-starting-pitchers-need-to-be-like-rolling-stones/article/1623754?custom_click=rss

If the Rockies aspire to reach the postseason again, their young pitching rotation must be The Stones.

"Start Me Up,'' "Let It Loose'' and "Paint It Black'' should become the Rockies' exhortations.

Jon Gray, Tyler Anderson, German Marquez, Chad Bettis, Kyle Freeland and Antonio Senzatela aren't Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, (the late) Brian Jones and Ron Wood, but it's only rock & roll, and they like it.

They realistically need to win more than 50 games. Last season Marquez was 11-7, Freeland 11-11, Gray 10-4, Senzatela 10-5 and Bettis, in nine starts after returning from his second cancer recovery, 2-4.



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<![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/1623608?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-top-10-things-to-look-for-in-sports-from-colorado-springs-next-week-starting-monday/article/1623608?custom_click=rss

No. 10 World Cup freestyle wrestling takes place Saturday and Sunday in Iowa City, with or without Russia

No. 9 Local college highlights include the men's gymnastics Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships at Air Force on Saturday

No. 8 The NCAA Frozen Four takes place Thursday and Saturday at St. Paul, Minn., with Minnesota-Duluth and three Big Ten teams.

No. 7 The Colorado Springs Sky Sox open their last Triple-A season before becoming a Single-A team, at Omaha on Thursday

No. 6 Prep highlights include the Fountain-Fort Carson Trojan Invite girls' golf tournament at Cheyenne Shadows on Thursday, and 2A/3A all-star basketball at UCCS on Friday

No. 5 The Colorado Avalanche visit L.A.



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