<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:34:26 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Redskins-Cowboys capsule]]> http://gazette.com/redskins-cowboys-capsule/article/feed/170901?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/redskins-cowboys-capsule/article/feed/170901?custom_click=rss WASHINGTON (2-5) at DALLAS (6-1)

Monday, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN

OPENING LINE — Cowboys by 7 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Redskins 2-5, Cowboys 5-2

SERIES RECORD — Cowboys lead 64-42-2

LAST MEETING — Cowboys beat Redskins 24-23, Dec. 22, 2013

LAST WEEK — Redskins beat Titans 19-17; Cowboys beat Giants 31-21

AP PRO32 RANKING — Redskins No. 27, Cowboys No. 2

REDSKINS OFFENSE — OVERALL (5), RUSH (21), PASS (4)

REDSKINS DEFENSE — OVERALL (7), RUSH (12), PASS (8)

COWBOYS OFFENSE — OVERALL (3), RUSH (1), PASS (14)

COWBOYS DEFENSE — OVERALL (14), RUSH (16), PASS (12)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — This is 16th Monday night meeting between Cowboys and Redskins, secon

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]]> WASHINGTON (2-5) at DALLAS (6-1)

Monday, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN

OPENING LINE — Cowboys by 7 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Redskins 2-5, Cowboys 5-2

SERIES RECORD — Cowboys lead 64-42-2

LAST MEETING — Cowboys beat Redskins 24-23, Dec. 22, 2013

LAST WEEK — Redskins beat Titans 19-17; Cowboys beat Giants 31-21

AP PRO32 RANKING — Redskins No. 27, Cowboys No. 2

REDSKINS OFFENSE — OVERALL (5), RUSH (21), PASS (4)

REDSKINS DEFENSE — OVERALL (7), RUSH (12), PASS (8)

COWBOYS OFFENSE — OVERALL (3), RUSH (1), PASS (14)

COWBOYS DEFENSE — OVERALL (14), RUSH (16), PASS (12)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — This is 16th Monday night meeting between Cowboys and Redskins, secon]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:19:30 -0600 <![CDATA[Ravens-Bengals Capsule]]> http://gazette.com/ravens-bengals-capsule/article/feed/73905?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ravens-bengals-capsule/article/feed/73905?custom_click=rss BALTIMORE (5-2) at CINCINNATI (3-2-1)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE — Bengals by 2 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Baltimore 5-2, Cincinnati 3-3

SERIES RECORD — Ravens lead 20-17

LAST MEETING — Bengals beat Ravens 23-16, Sept. 7, 2014

LAST WEEK — Ravens beat Falcons 29-7; Bengals lost to Colts 27-0

AP PRO32 RANKING — Ravens No. 9, Bengals No. 14

RAVENS OFFENSE — OVERALL (7), RUSH (7), PASS (9).

RAVENS DEFENSE — OVERALL (16), RUSH (7), PASS (24).

BENGALS OFFENSE — OVERALL (16), RUSH (16), PASS (16).

BENGALS DEFENSE — OVERALL (31), RUSH (30), PASS (27).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Bengals won season opener in Baltimore on A.J. Green's juggling 77-yar

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Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE — Bengals by 2 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Baltimore 5-2, Cincinnati 3-3

SERIES RECORD — Ravens lead 20-17

LAST MEETING — Bengals beat Ravens 23-16, Sept. 7, 2014

LAST WEEK — Ravens beat Falcons 29-7; Bengals lost to Colts 27-0

AP PRO32 RANKING — Ravens No. 9, Bengals No. 14

RAVENS OFFENSE — OVERALL (7), RUSH (7), PASS (9).

RAVENS DEFENSE — OVERALL (16), RUSH (7), PASS (24).

BENGALS OFFENSE — OVERALL (16), RUSH (16), PASS (16).

BENGALS DEFENSE — OVERALL (31), RUSH (30), PASS (27).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Bengals won season opener in Baltimore on A.J. Green's juggling 77-yar]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:19:30 -0600 <![CDATA[Eagles-Cardinals Capsule]]> http://gazette.com/eagles-cardinals-capsule/article/feed/170894?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/eagles-cardinals-capsule/article/feed/170894?custom_click=rss PHILADELPHIA (5-1) at ARIZONA (5-1)

Sunday, 4:05 p.m., ET, Fox

OPENING LINE — Cardinals by 2 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Philadelphia 3-2-1, Arizona 4-2

SERIES RECORD — Cardinals lead 57-55-5

LAST MEETING — Eagles beat Cardinals 24-21, Dec. 1, 2013

LAST WEEK — Eagles had bye, beat Giants 27-0 on Oct. 12; Cardinals beat Raiders 24-13

AP PRO32 RANKING — Eagles No. 3, Cardinals No. 5

EAGLES OFFENSE — OVERALL (9), RUSH (14), PASS (7)

EAGLES DEFENSE — OVERALL (24), RUSH (23), PASS (23)

CARDINALS OFFENSE — OVERALL (28), RUSH (26), PASS (21)

CARDINALS DEFENSE — OVERALL (18), RUSH (1), PASS (31)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES: Eagles have 16 of their 19 sacks over

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Sunday, 4:05 p.m., ET, Fox

OPENING LINE — Cardinals by 2 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Philadelphia 3-2-1, Arizona 4-2

SERIES RECORD — Cardinals lead 57-55-5

LAST MEETING — Eagles beat Cardinals 24-21, Dec. 1, 2013

LAST WEEK — Eagles had bye, beat Giants 27-0 on Oct. 12; Cardinals beat Raiders 24-13

AP PRO32 RANKING — Eagles No. 3, Cardinals No. 5

EAGLES OFFENSE — OVERALL (9), RUSH (14), PASS (7)

EAGLES DEFENSE — OVERALL (24), RUSH (23), PASS (23)

CARDINALS OFFENSE — OVERALL (28), RUSH (26), PASS (21)

CARDINALS DEFENSE — OVERALL (18), RUSH (1), PASS (31)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES: Eagles have 16 of their 19 sacks over ]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:19:30 -0600 <![CDATA[Packers-Saints Capsule]]> http://gazette.com/packers-saints-capsule/article/feed/170900?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/packers-saints-capsule/article/feed/170900?custom_click=rss GREEN BAY (5-2) at NEW ORLEANS (2-4)

Sunday, 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC

OPENING LINE — Saints by 2

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Green Bay 3-3-1, New Orleans 2-4

SERIES RECORD — Packers lead 16-7

LAST MEETING — Packers beat Saints 28-27, Sept. 30, 2012

LAST WEEK — Packers beat Panthers 38-17; Saints lost to Lions 24-23

AP PRO32 RANKING — Packers No. 6, Saints No. 21

PACKERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (25), RUSH (22), PASS (20).

PACKERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (19), RUSH (31), PASS (6).

SAINTS OFFENSE — OVERALL (2), RUSH (13), PASS (2).

SAINTS DEFENSE — OVERALL (21), RUSH (11), PASS (28).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers has 18 TDs vs.

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Sunday, 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC

OPENING LINE — Saints by 2

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Green Bay 3-3-1, New Orleans 2-4

SERIES RECORD — Packers lead 16-7

LAST MEETING — Packers beat Saints 28-27, Sept. 30, 2012

LAST WEEK — Packers beat Panthers 38-17; Saints lost to Lions 24-23

AP PRO32 RANKING — Packers No. 6, Saints No. 21

PACKERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (25), RUSH (22), PASS (20).

PACKERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (19), RUSH (31), PASS (6).

SAINTS OFFENSE — OVERALL (2), RUSH (13), PASS (2).

SAINTS DEFENSE — OVERALL (21), RUSH (11), PASS (28).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers has 18 TDs vs.]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:19:29 -0600 <![CDATA[Raiders-Browns Capsule]]> http://gazette.com/raiders-browns-capsule/article/feed/170914?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/raiders-browns-capsule/article/feed/170914?custom_click=rss OAKLAND (0-6) at CLEVELAND (3-3)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE — Browns by 7

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Oakland 3-3, Cleveland 4-2

SERIES RECORD — Raiders lead 22-8

LAST MEETING — Browns beat Raiders 20-17, Dec. 2, 2012

LAST WEEK — Raiders lost to Cardinals 24-13; Browns lost to Jaguars 24-6

AP PRO32 RANKING — Raiders No. 32, Browns No. 20

RAIDERS OFFENSE— OVERALL (32), RUSH (32), PASS (26).

RAIDERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (22), RUSH (29), PASS (11).

BROWNS OFFENSE — OVERALL (10), RUSH (6), PASS (18).

BROWNS DEFENSE — OVERALL (29), RUSH (32), PASS (17).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Raiders are league's only winless team. ...

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Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE — Browns by 7

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Oakland 3-3, Cleveland 4-2

SERIES RECORD — Raiders lead 22-8

LAST MEETING — Browns beat Raiders 20-17, Dec. 2, 2012

LAST WEEK — Raiders lost to Cardinals 24-13; Browns lost to Jaguars 24-6

AP PRO32 RANKING — Raiders No. 32, Browns No. 20

RAIDERS OFFENSE— OVERALL (32), RUSH (32), PASS (26).

RAIDERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (22), RUSH (29), PASS (11).

BROWNS OFFENSE — OVERALL (10), RUSH (6), PASS (18).

BROWNS DEFENSE — OVERALL (29), RUSH (32), PASS (17).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Raiders are league's only winless team. ...]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:19:29 -0600 <![CDATA[Bears-Patriots Capsule]]> http://gazette.com/bears-patriots-capsule/article/feed/170922?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/bears-patriots-capsule/article/feed/170922?custom_click=rss CHICAGO (3-4) at NEW ENGLAND (5-2)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE — Patriots by 6

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Chicago 3-4, New England 3-4

SERIES RECORD — Patriots lead 8-4

LAST MEETING — Patriots beat Bears 36-7, Dec. 12, 2010

LAST WEEK — Bears lost to Dolphins 27-14; Patriots beat Jets 27-25

AP PRO32 RANKING — Bears No. 19, Patriots No. 8

BEARS OFFENSE — OVERALL (17), RUSH (24), PASS (10).

BEARS DEFENSE — OVERALL (17), RUSH (14), PASS (19T).

PATRIOTS OFFENSE — OVERALL (18), RUSH (20), PASS (15).

PATRIOTS DEFENSE — OVERALL (12), RUSH (24), PASS (1).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Teams meet for fourth time in 13 years, with Patriots winning last three

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Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE — Patriots by 6

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Chicago 3-4, New England 3-4

SERIES RECORD — Patriots lead 8-4

LAST MEETING — Patriots beat Bears 36-7, Dec. 12, 2010

LAST WEEK — Bears lost to Dolphins 27-14; Patriots beat Jets 27-25

AP PRO32 RANKING — Bears No. 19, Patriots No. 8

BEARS OFFENSE — OVERALL (17), RUSH (24), PASS (10).

BEARS DEFENSE — OVERALL (17), RUSH (14), PASS (19T).

PATRIOTS OFFENSE — OVERALL (18), RUSH (20), PASS (15).

PATRIOTS DEFENSE — OVERALL (12), RUSH (24), PASS (1).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Teams meet for fourth time in 13 years, with Patriots winning last three]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:19:28 -0600 <![CDATA[Rams-Chiefs Capsule]]> http://gazette.com/rams-chiefs-capsule/article/feed/170921?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rams-chiefs-capsule/article/feed/170921?custom_click=rss KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — ST. LOUIS (2-4) at KANSAS CITY (3-3)

Monday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE — Kansas City by 6

RECORD VS. SPREAD — St. Louis 3-3, Kansas City 5-1

SERIES RECORD — Chiefs lead 6-4

LAST MEETING — Chiefs beat Rams 27-13, Dec. 9, 2010

LAST WEEK — Rams beat Seahawks 28-26; Chiefs beat Chargers 23-20

AP PRO32 RANKING — Rams No. 24, Chiefs No. 13

RAMS OFFENSE — OVERALL (13), RUSH (18), PASS (11).

RAMS DEFENSE — OVERALL (23), RUSH (28), PASS (14).

CHIEFS OFFENSE — OVERALL (21), RUSH (3), PASS (30).

CHIEFS DEFENSE — OVERALL (10), RUSH (18), PASS (2).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Chiefs have won five straight in series dating to Sept.

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]]> KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — ST. LOUIS (2-4) at KANSAS CITY (3-3)

Monday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE — Kansas City by 6

RECORD VS. SPREAD — St. Louis 3-3, Kansas City 5-1

SERIES RECORD — Chiefs lead 6-4

LAST MEETING — Chiefs beat Rams 27-13, Dec. 9, 2010

LAST WEEK — Rams beat Seahawks 28-26; Chiefs beat Chargers 23-20

AP PRO32 RANKING — Rams No. 24, Chiefs No. 13

RAMS OFFENSE — OVERALL (13), RUSH (18), PASS (11).

RAMS DEFENSE — OVERALL (23), RUSH (28), PASS (14).

CHIEFS OFFENSE — OVERALL (21), RUSH (3), PASS (30).

CHIEFS DEFENSE — OVERALL (10), RUSH (18), PASS (2).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Chiefs have won five straight in series dating to Sept. ]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:19:28 -0600 <![CDATA[Braves name Hart president of baseball operations]]> http://gazette.com/braves-name-hart-president-of-baseball-operations/article/feed/170899?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/braves-name-hart-president-of-baseball-operations/article/feed/170899?custom_click=rss ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have named John Hart as president of baseball operations.

Hart was hired as interim general manager on Sept. 22 and will also continue to serve in that role. It's unclear if Hart's new title means the team no longer will seek a full-time replacement for Frank Wren, the former general manager. Wren was fired last month following a disappointing finish this season.

Team president John Schuerholz announced Thursday the 66-year-old Hart has agreed to a three-year contract that will continue through the team's first season at its new stadium in Cobb County.

Hart, the former general manager for the Rangers and Indians, joined the Braves last year as a senior adviser.

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]]> ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have named John Hart as president of baseball operations.

Hart was hired as interim general manager on Sept. 22 and will also continue to serve in that role. It's unclear if Hart's new title means the team no longer will seek a full-time replacement for Frank Wren, the former general manager. Wren was fired last month following a disappointing finish this season.

Team president John Schuerholz announced Thursday the 66-year-old Hart has agreed to a three-year contract that will continue through the team's first season at its new stadium in Cobb County.

Hart, the former general manager for the Rangers and Indians, joined the Braves last year as a senior adviser.]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:19:24 -0600 <![CDATA[The Write Way: KC coach's lineup cards are artful]]> http://gazette.com/the-write-way-kc-coachs-lineup-cards-are-artful/article/feed/170794?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-write-way-kc-coachs-lineup-cards-are-artful/article/feed/170794?custom_click=rss

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Take a look around the Kansas City Royals' dugout and it's pretty evident: The handwriting is on the wall in this World Series.

The fancy handwriting, that is.

In the midst of smeared pine-tar rags, spit-out sunflower seeds and plenty of dirt, there hangs a piece of pure art — the lineup cards drawn by bench coach Don Wakamatsu.

Using a calligraphy style he has worked to develop for more than a decade, Wakamatsu takes manager Ned Yost's lineup and writes out the starters for both teams, the reserves and available relievers.

He takes up to a half-hour to fill all the slots. In three colors, too — red for lefties, blue for righties and black for switch-hitters.

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]]> KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Take a look around the Kansas City Royals' dugout and it's pretty evident: The handwriting is on the wall in this World Series.

The fancy handwriting, that is.

In the midst of smeared pine-tar rags, spit-out sunflower seeds and plenty of dirt, there hangs a piece of pure art — the lineup cards drawn by bench coach Don Wakamatsu.

Using a calligraphy style he has worked to develop for more than a decade, Wakamatsu takes manager Ned Yost's lineup and writes out the starters for both teams, the reserves and available relievers.

He takes up to a half-hour to fill all the slots. In three colors, too — red for lefties, blue for righties and black for switch-hitters.]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:06:17 -0600 <![CDATA[Lions-Falcons Capsule]]> http://gazette.com/lions-falcons-capsule/article/feed/170890?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/lions-falcons-capsule/article/feed/170890?custom_click=rss DETROIT (5-2) vs. ATLANTA (2-5) at London

Sunday, 9:30 a.m. ET, FOX

OPENING LINE — Lions by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Detroit 4-3, Atlanta 2-5

SERIES RECORD — Lions lead 23-21

LAST MEETING — Falcons beat Lions 31-18, Dec. 22, 2012

LAST WEEK — Lions beat Saints 24-23; Falcons lost to Ravens 29-7

AP PRO32 RANKING — Lions No. 10, Falcons No. 25 (tie)

LIONS OFFENSE — OVERALL (24), RUSH (31), PASS (13).

LIONS DEFENSE — OVERALL (1), RUSH (2), PASS (7).

FALCONS OFFENSE — OVERALL (7), RUSH (23), PASS (5).

FALCONS DEFENSE — OVERALL (30), RUSH (27), PASS (29).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Second of three games in 2014 International Series, game has afternoon lo

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Sunday, 9:30 a.m. ET, FOX

OPENING LINE — Lions by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Detroit 4-3, Atlanta 2-5

SERIES RECORD — Lions lead 23-21

LAST MEETING — Falcons beat Lions 31-18, Dec. 22, 2012

LAST WEEK — Lions beat Saints 24-23; Falcons lost to Ravens 29-7

AP PRO32 RANKING — Lions No. 10, Falcons No. 25 (tie)

LIONS OFFENSE — OVERALL (24), RUSH (31), PASS (13).

LIONS DEFENSE — OVERALL (1), RUSH (2), PASS (7).

FALCONS OFFENSE — OVERALL (7), RUSH (23), PASS (5).

FALCONS DEFENSE — OVERALL (30), RUSH (27), PASS (29).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Second of three games in 2014 International Series, game has afternoon lo]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:04:08 -0600 <![CDATA[Giants' Hudson to face Royals' Guthrie in Game 3]]> http://gazette.com/giants-hudson-to-face-royals-guthrie-in-game-3/article/feed/170880?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/giants-hudson-to-face-royals-guthrie-in-game-3/article/feed/170880?custom_click=rss

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In the middle of a champagne-and-beer-soaked clubhouse after the San Francisco Giants won the NL Championship Series, Tim Hudson was given the chance to speak to his team.

The message was as simple as Hudson's approach on the mound: "World Series, baby!"

After 16 years, 214 regular-season wins and seven failed trips to the postseason, Hudson has finally made it to baseball's biggest stage at age 39.

Hudson is set to take the mound Friday night for the Giants when they return home to face Jeremy Guthrie and the Royals in Game 3 of the World Series after a two-game split in Kansas City.

"I think everybody thinks about it every year they play," Hudson said.

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]]> SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In the middle of a champagne-and-beer-soaked clubhouse after the San Francisco Giants won the NL Championship Series, Tim Hudson was given the chance to speak to his team.

The message was as simple as Hudson's approach on the mound: "World Series, baby!"

After 16 years, 214 regular-season wins and seven failed trips to the postseason, Hudson has finally made it to baseball's biggest stage at age 39.

Hudson is set to take the mound Friday night for the Giants when they return home to face Jeremy Guthrie and the Royals in Game 3 of the World Series after a two-game split in Kansas City.

"I think everybody thinks about it every year they play," Hudson said.]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:33:54 -0600 <![CDATA[Klee: Under the radar, Chris Harris Jr. and Broncos defense becoming elite]]> By Paul Klee, The Gazette http://gazette.com/klee-under-the-radar-chris-harris-jr.-and-broncos-defense-becoming-elite/article/1539991?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/klee-under-the-radar-chris-harris-jr.-and-broncos-defense-becoming-elite/article/1539991?custom_click=rss

DENVER - This, under the Sony flat screen, is the confidence zone of the Broncos locker room. This is where the defensive backs hang out.

It reeks of swag. Aqib Talib texts here. T.J. Ward chills here. Chris Harris Jr. is building a home here, in the confidence zone, complete with bravado tables, brash chairs and I-told-you-so drapes.

"Oh, I'm definitely on the list of top corners in the NFL," Harris says. "That's just how I feel. I feel like I'm a unique player."

So you're a top-10 cornerback? Top five?

"Top five, for sure. I think so. Look at my numbers," he says. "The numbers have been there for almost four years. The numbers don't lie.



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DENVER - This, under the Sony flat screen, is the confidence zone of the Broncos locker room. This is where the defensive backs hang out.

It reeks of swag. Aqib Talib texts here. T.J. Ward chills here. Chris Harris Jr. is building a home here, in the confidence zone, complete with bravado tables, brash chairs and I-told-you-so drapes.

"Oh, I'm definitely on the list of top corners in the NFL," Harris says. "That's just how I feel. I feel like I'm a unique player."

So you're a top-10 cornerback? Top five?

"Top five, for sure. I think so. Look at my numbers," he says. "The numbers have been there for almost four years. The numbers don't lie.

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BAGSHOT, England (AP) — Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is still a doubt for Detroit's game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in London.

Johnson has missed the last two games, both wins, for the Lions (5-2) with a right ankle injury. He made the trip to England, but said Thursday there was still no decision on whether he would play this weekend.

"It gets better and better. Like, right now it's getting better on a daily basis," Johnson said. "We haven't pushed it too much. We don't want to push it to that point where we get a setback.

"I want to push it, but we're trying to be smart about it."

Johnson, known as Megatron, is one of the most popular players in the NFL and one of the figures that could help s

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]]> BAGSHOT, England (AP) — Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is still a doubt for Detroit's game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in London.

Johnson has missed the last two games, both wins, for the Lions (5-2) with a right ankle injury. He made the trip to England, but said Thursday there was still no decision on whether he would play this weekend.

"It gets better and better. Like, right now it's getting better on a daily basis," Johnson said. "We haven't pushed it too much. We don't want to push it to that point where we get a setback.

"I want to push it, but we're trying to be smart about it."

Johnson, known as Megatron, is one of the most popular players in the NFL and one of the figures that could help s]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:05:13 -0600 <![CDATA[Serena receives Tarpischev apology]]> http://gazette.com/serena-receives-tarpischev-apology/article/feed/170875?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/serena-receives-tarpischev-apology/article/feed/170875?custom_click=rss

SINGAPORE (AP) — Serena Williams says she has received a written apology from Russian tennis chief Shamil Tarpischev for offensive comments in which he called her and sister Venus the "Williams brothers."

At the WTA Finals on Thursday, Williams said "he has reached out to apologize to both myself and my sister", adding "it was written. No, I did not speak to him."

Tarpischev was fined $25,000 and suspended from tour involvement for a year for his comments on a Russian TV show, in which he also said the sisters were "scary" to look at.

Tarpischev said there was no malicious intent, and the quotes were taken out of context.

The WTA said in a statement that "his derogatory remarks deserve to be condemned.

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]]> SINGAPORE (AP) — Serena Williams says she has received a written apology from Russian tennis chief Shamil Tarpischev for offensive comments in which he called her and sister Venus the "Williams brothers."

At the WTA Finals on Thursday, Williams said "he has reached out to apologize to both myself and my sister", adding "it was written. No, I did not speak to him."

Tarpischev was fined $25,000 and suspended from tour involvement for a year for his comments on a Russian TV show, in which he also said the sisters were "scary" to look at.

Tarpischev said there was no malicious intent, and the quotes were taken out of context.

The WTA said in a statement that "his derogatory remarks deserve to be condemned.]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:04:57 -0600 <![CDATA[Blog: What's next for Josh Scott, Buffs basketball?]]> Paul Klee, The Gazette http://gazette.com/blog-whats-next-for-josh-scott-buffs-basketball/article/1540045?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/blog-whats-next-for-josh-scott-buffs-basketball/article/1540045?custom_click=rss Envision this scenario. In consecutive seasons, a college basketball program loses three players to the NBA before their eligibility expires. The same program enters the next season picked to finish third in a power conference.

Sounds like a blue-blood program, right? No, it's Colorado.

And it's still hard to believe. For a Buffs basketball program that treaded water for decades, these are remarkable times under Tad Boyle. In the Pac-12 preseason poll, the Buffs are picked to finish third. Arizona is the favorite, followed by Utah (one point ahead of Colorado), Colorado and UCLA.

Alec Burks, Andre Roberson and Spencer Dinwiddie left Boulder early to enter the NBA draft. That kind of exodus would set most programs



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Envision this scenario. In consecutive seasons, a college basketball program loses three players to the NBA before their eligibility expires. The same program enters the next season picked to finish third in a power conference.

Sounds like a blue-blood program, right? No, it's Colorado.

And it's still hard to believe. For a Buffs basketball program that treaded water for decades, these are remarkable times under Tad Boyle. In the Pac-12 preseason poll, the Buffs are picked to finish third. Arizona is the favorite, followed by Utah (one point ahead of Colorado), Colorado and UCLA.

Alec Burks, Andre Roberson and Spencer Dinwiddie left Boulder early to enter the NBA draft. That kind of exodus would set most programs

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:22:23 -0600
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WATFORD, England (AP) — NFL teams have been playing regular season games in London for seven years, and every coach is asked: Will the British capital eventually get its own franchise?

Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith believes it's going to become a reality soon, despite the obvious time zone and travel difficulties of running a trans-Atlantic league.

"There's some logistical things that everybody is concerned about. But the league has done lots of work on it, and they have some answers," Smith said on Thursday, three days before his squad plays the Detroit Lions at Wembley Stadium.

"It's probably going to happen sooner than later. Football, American football, is becoming popular outside the United States. And the NFL

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Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith believes it's going to become a reality soon, despite the obvious time zone and travel difficulties of running a trans-Atlantic league.

"There's some logistical things that everybody is concerned about. But the league has done lots of work on it, and they have some answers," Smith said on Thursday, three days before his squad plays the Detroit Lions at Wembley Stadium.

"It's probably going to happen sooner than later. Football, American football, is becoming popular outside the United States. And the NFL]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:48:53 -0600 <![CDATA[AP source: Goodell told to testify in Rice appeal]]> http://gazette.com/ap-source-goodell-told-to-testify-in-rice-appeal/article/feed/170795?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ap-source-goodell-told-to-testify-in-rice-appeal/article/feed/170795?custom_click=rss

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been told to testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Wednesday night.

Former U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones, the neutral arbiter selected to hear the appeal, informed the parties of her decision Wednesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the appeal have not been made public.

It was uncertain whether Goodell will actually testify. He said this month he would leave the decision to Judge Jones.

"We will continue to respect Judge Jones' confidentiality order regarding this proceeding," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said in an email.

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Former U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones, the neutral arbiter selected to hear the appeal, informed the parties of her decision Wednesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the appeal have not been made public.

It was uncertain whether Goodell will actually testify. He said this month he would leave the decision to Judge Jones.

"We will continue to respect Judge Jones' confidentiality order regarding this proceeding," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said in an email.]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:09:11 -0600 <![CDATA[Royals beats Giants to tie World Series]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/royals-beats-giants-to-tie-world-series/article/1540025?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/royals-beats-giants-to-tie-world-series/article/1540025?custom_click=rss

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night to even the World Series at one game apiece.

A night after the Giants opened with a 7-1 victory for their seventh straight Series win, Gregor Blanco led off the game with a home run against hard-throwing rookie Yordano Ventura. Brandon Belt tied the score 2-all with an RBI double in the fourth.

Butler's single off Jean Machi drove in his second run of the night and put the Royals ahead 3-2. Perez lined a two-run double to the left-center wall for a three-run lead, and Infante homered into



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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night to even the World Series at one game apiece.

A night after the Giants opened with a 7-1 victory for their seventh straight Series win, Gregor Blanco led off the game with a home run against hard-throwing rookie Yordano Ventura. Brandon Belt tied the score 2-all with an RBI double in the fourth.

Butler's single off Jean Machi drove in his second run of the night and put the Royals ahead 3-2. Perez lined a two-run double to the left-center wall for a three-run lead, and Infante homered into

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:16:56 -0600
<![CDATA[Wednesday's high school roundup: State field hockey, boys' soccer results]]> By DAN MOHRMANN preps@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/wednesdays-high-school-roundup-state-field-hockey-boys-soccer-results/article/1540026?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/wednesdays-high-school-roundup-state-field-hockey-boys-soccer-results/article/1540026?custom_click=rss Boys' soccer 4A state tournament

Durango 2, Vista Ridge 0

At Durango: Goals from Nate Curmano and Vance Bulen helped the No. 9 seeded Durango Demons top Vista Ridge (11-3 overall) to advance to the second round of the 4A state soccer tournament.

Curmano scored in the final two minutes of the first of the half to give the Demons (13-2-1) a 1-0 lead and a huge momentum boost going into the second half.

Bulen added his goal in the 48th minute to seal the win, eliminating the Wolves from the playoffs.

Kennedy 1, Mitchell 0

At Kennedy: The Mitchell Marauders (9-7 overall) found themselves back in the 4A state soccer tournament after missing the cut in 2013.

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Durango 2, Vista Ridge 0

At Durango: Goals from Nate Curmano and Vance Bulen helped the No. 9 seeded Durango Demons top Vista Ridge (11-3 overall) to advance to the second round of the 4A state soccer tournament.

Curmano scored in the final two minutes of the first of the half to give the Demons (13-2-1) a 1-0 lead and a huge momentum boost going into the second half.

Bulen added his goal in the 48th minute to seal the win, eliminating the Wolves from the playoffs.

Kennedy 1, Mitchell 0

At Kennedy: The Mitchell Marauders (9-7 overall) found themselves back in the 4A state soccer tournament after missing the cut in 2013.]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:10:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Garrett Brown, Jalen Robinette a rare duo in Air Force passing game]]> By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/garrett-brown-jalen-robinette-a-rare-duo-in-air-force-passing-game/article/1540020?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/garrett-brown-jalen-robinette-a-rare-duo-in-air-force-passing-game/article/1540020?custom_click=rss

Garrett Griffin, from his tight end position, has the perfect vantage point to decipher how opposing defenses weigh the threats posed by the Air Force offense.

Some weeks teams will cheat toward the side of wide receiver Jalen Robinette. Other times they'll lean toward slot receiver Garrett Brown.

"They've got to pick and choose who they want to double between those two," Griffin said. "You can tell they're starting to focus their safeties on Garrett when he's in the slot."

It's a pick-your-poison scenario for rival defenses, and one that so far Air Force has been able to exploit. Robinette, a sophomore, leads Air Force with 25 catches for 475 yards and a touchdown. Brown, a junior, has caught 22 passes for 342 yards



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Garrett Griffin, from his tight end position, has the perfect vantage point to decipher how opposing defenses weigh the threats posed by the Air Force offense.

Some weeks teams will cheat toward the side of wide receiver Jalen Robinette. Other times they'll lean toward slot receiver Garrett Brown.

"They've got to pick and choose who they want to double between those two," Griffin said. "You can tell they're starting to focus their safeties on Garrett when he's in the slot."

It's a pick-your-poison scenario for rival defenses, and one that so far Air Force has been able to exploit. Robinette, a sophomore, leads Air Force with 25 catches for 475 yards and a touchdown. Brown, a junior, has caught 22 passes for 342 yards

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<![CDATA[Three prep football games to watch this weekend in the Pikes Peak region]]> By SCOTT KANIEWSKI scott.kaniewski@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/three-prep-football-games-to-watch-this-weekend-in-the-pikes-peak-region/article/1540022?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/three-prep-football-games-to-watch-this-weekend-in-the-pikes-peak-region/article/1540022?custom_click=rss

Lewis-Palmer (4-4, 2-1) vs.

Discovery Canyon (8-0, 3-0)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Where: District 20 Stadium

What to know: Lewis-Palmer makes no bones about its game, the Rangers want to run the ball. Three players have attempted passes for L-P and they've combined for 365 yards, six touchdowns and nine interceptions. On the ground it's a different story. Lewis-Palmer is averaging 6.2 yards per carry for a total of 2,338 yards and 20 touchdowns. Charley Young has led the way with six touchdowns on the ground and 975 yards. Brad Ellis has rushed for 261 yards and five TDs, and Brian Tims has carried for two TDs and 363 yards. Discovery Canyon, on the other hand, wants to run the ball, too, but the Thunder have no



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Lewis-Palmer (4-4, 2-1) vs.

Discovery Canyon (8-0, 3-0)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Where: District 20 Stadium

What to know: Lewis-Palmer makes no bones about its game, the Rangers want to run the ball. Three players have attempted passes for L-P and they've combined for 365 yards, six touchdowns and nine interceptions. On the ground it's a different story. Lewis-Palmer is averaging 6.2 yards per carry for a total of 2,338 yards and 20 touchdowns. Charley Young has led the way with six touchdowns on the ground and 975 yards. Brad Ellis has rushed for 261 yards and five TDs, and Brian Tims has carried for two TDs and 363 yards. Discovery Canyon, on the other hand, wants to run the ball, too, but the Thunder have no

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:27:02 -0600
<![CDATA[A year wiser, Monument-based figure skater Jason Brown hopes to build on huge debut season]]> By Joe Paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/a-year-wiser-monument-based-figure-skater-jason-brown-hopes-to-build-on-huge-debut-season/article/1540018?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/a-year-wiser-monument-based-figure-skater-jason-brown-hopes-to-build-on-huge-debut-season/article/1540018?custom_click=rss

Already an Olympian, Monument-based figure skater Jason Brown learned a lot during a breakthrough 2013-14 season as an international senior.

"I felt like a sponge last year," the 19-year-old said. "This year, I am trying to take everything I learned and apply it all."

Unlike most Olympic competitors, he did not take a few months off.

Instead, Brown kept working; starting on his new short and free skate programs only three weeks after Sochi. He plans to be more diligent about balancing training, talking to the media and having a personal life.

"I was so focused on being at the top of my game at all times and that was very draining," he said. "I didn't realize that as a first-year skater.

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"I felt like a sponge last year," the 19-year-old said. "This year, I am trying to take everything I learned and apply it all."

Unlike most Olympic competitors, he did not take a few months off.

Instead, Brown kept working; starting on his new short and free skate programs only three weeks after Sochi. He plans to be more diligent about balancing training, talking to the media and having a personal life.

"I was so focused on being at the top of my game at all times and that was very draining," he said. "I didn't realize that as a first-year skater.]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:26:36 -0600 <![CDATA[Gazette NFL Picks: Week 8]]> The Gazette http://gazette.com/gazette-nfl-picks-week-8/article/1540019?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/gazette-nfl-picks-week-8/article/1540019?custom_click=rss See who The Gazette's panel of prognosticators is picking in NFL games this week.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:21:35 -0600
<![CDATA[Five questions for state's college hockey teams this weekend]]> By joe paisley joe.paisley@gazete.com - http://gazette.com/five-questions-for-states-college-hockey-teams-this-weekend/article/1540014?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/five-questions-for-states-college-hockey-teams-this-weekend/article/1540014?custom_click=rss

Can Air Force control the puck better?

1 Turnovers, especially in their own zone, negated an overall decent performance in the past three Falcons losses. Some of the turnovers can be attributed to inexperience with nine to 10 freshman skaters playing regularly. But others, including a critical short-handed goal against Alaska-Anchorage, were committed by upperclassmen.

"We need to take better care of the puck and make the safe plays," senior Chad Demers said. "While mistakes were made, they were not effort-based."

Will the Falcons avoid

inopportune penalties?

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Can Air Force control the puck better?

1 Turnovers, especially in their own zone, negated an overall decent performance in the past three Falcons losses. Some of the turnovers can be attributed to inexperience with nine to 10 freshman skaters playing regularly. But others, including a critical short-handed goal against Alaska-Anchorage, were committed by upperclassmen.

"We need to take better care of the puck and make the safe plays," senior Chad Demers said. "While mistakes were made, they were not effort-based."

Will the Falcons avoid

inopportune penalties?

2 Air Force was in position to knock off then-No.

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<![CDATA[Horst Richardson going into Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame in his 50th season at Colorado College]]> News services - http://gazette.com/horst-richardson-going-into-colorado-springs-sports-hall-of-fame-in-his-50th-season-at-colorado-college/article/1540017?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/horst-richardson-going-into-colorado-springs-sports-hall-of-fame-in-his-50th-season-at-colorado-college/article/1540017?custom_click=rss

Horst Richardson celebrates his 50th season with the Colorado College men's soccer program this year, something that no other Tigers coach has come close to matching and the same can be said about soccer coaches anywhere in the United States. Since joining the CC program in 1965 under Bill Boddington, then taking the head coaching position a year later, Richardson has compiled an amazing record of 552 wins, 300 defeats and 69 ties.

He has taken his Tigers to the NCAA Division III playoffs 19 times and guided his teams to six conference titles in the Rocky Mountain Conference. Heading into the 2014 season, CC's eighth year in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference, Richardson ranks among the top 10 collegiate soccer coaches of

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He has taken his Tigers to the NCAA Division III playoffs 19 times and guided his teams to six conference titles in the Rocky Mountain Conference. Heading into the 2014 season, CC's eighth year in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference, Richardson ranks among the top 10 collegiate soccer coaches of]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:55:40 -0600 <![CDATA[Air Force hockey looks to avoid self-inflicted wounds]]> By Joe Paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/air-force-hockey-looks-to-avoid-self-inflicted-wounds/article/1540012?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-hockey-looks-to-avoid-self-inflicted-wounds/article/1540012?custom_click=rss

If Air Force hockey wants to see why it has lost its past three games it need only find a mirror.

"We know the enemy and the enemy is us," AFA coach Frank Serratore said. "Before we can beat other teams we need to learn not to beat ourselves."

Falcon turnovers and other miscues gave Mercyhurst, Alaska-Fairbanks and Alaska-Anchorage some Grade-A scoring opportunities, which they cashed in.

"We had too many defensive breakdowns, turnovers and on Saturday, gave up a short-handed goal while were on a five-minute power play," Serratore said. "That is not the way to build momentum."

It's a habit the Falcons (1-3, 1-1 Atlantic Hockey Association) want to break before it becomes a trend.



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If Air Force hockey wants to see why it has lost its past three games it need only find a mirror.

"We know the enemy and the enemy is us," AFA coach Frank Serratore said. "Before we can beat other teams we need to learn not to beat ourselves."

Falcon turnovers and other miscues gave Mercyhurst, Alaska-Fairbanks and Alaska-Anchorage some Grade-A scoring opportunities, which they cashed in.

"We had too many defensive breakdowns, turnovers and on Saturday, gave up a short-handed goal while were on a five-minute power play," Serratore said. "That is not the way to build momentum."

It's a habit the Falcons (1-3, 1-1 Atlantic Hockey Association) want to break before it becomes a trend.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:49:21 -0600
<![CDATA[Manning won't laugh if Chargers manage keep-away encore]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/manning-wont-laugh-if-chargers-manage-keep-away-encore/article/1540000?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/manning-wont-laugh-if-chargers-manage-keep-away-encore/article/1540000?custom_click=rss

DENVER — Peyton Manning laughed when his receivers played hot potato with his record-setting memento last weekend.

He won't be nearly as jolly Thursday night if the San Diego Chargers play keep-away from the Denver Broncos' high-powered offense as they did last year.

The Broncos were held under 65 snaps just twice last season — both times by San Diego.

The Chargers controlled the clock for more than 38 minutes in both games, including a 27-20 stunner at Denver on a Thursday night in December. That was Manning's only divisional loss since heading West in 2012 and the Broncos' only loss at home.

"Last year they caught us sleeping," cornerback Chris Harris Jr. said. "This year, we know they can come



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DENVER — Peyton Manning laughed when his receivers played hot potato with his record-setting memento last weekend.

He won't be nearly as jolly Thursday night if the San Diego Chargers play keep-away from the Denver Broncos' high-powered offense as they did last year.

The Broncos were held under 65 snaps just twice last season — both times by San Diego.

The Chargers controlled the clock for more than 38 minutes in both games, including a 27-20 stunner at Denver on a Thursday night in December. That was Manning's only divisional loss since heading West in 2012 and the Broncos' only loss at home.

"Last year they caught us sleeping," cornerback Chris Harris Jr. said. "This year, we know they can come

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:43:08 -0600
<![CDATA[Stanford picked to win Pac-12 women's crown; Colorado 10th]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/stanford-picked-to-win-pac-12-womens-crown-colorado-10th/article/1539999?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/stanford-picked-to-win-pac-12-womens-crown-colorado-10th/article/1539999?custom_click=rss SAN FRANCISCO — Hall of Fame coach Tara VanDerveer's Stanford team has been picked to win a 15th consecutive Pac-12 regular-season women's basketball championship.

A poll of the league coaches gave the Cardinal 116 points and seven first-place votes, the Pac-12 announced during its media day Wednesday. Bay Area rival California was chosen to finish in second place.

"Stanford is Stanford, they just kind of reload with more All-Americans," said first-year Oregon coach Kelly Graves, who came to Eugene from a successful run at Gonzaga. "We've played them every single year for the last six to eight years. I always thought we had the two best programs on the West Coast and should have been playing.



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SAN FRANCISCO — Hall of Fame coach Tara VanDerveer's Stanford team has been picked to win a 15th consecutive Pac-12 regular-season women's basketball championship.

A poll of the league coaches gave the Cardinal 116 points and seven first-place votes, the Pac-12 announced during its media day Wednesday. Bay Area rival California was chosen to finish in second place.

"Stanford is Stanford, they just kind of reload with more All-Americans," said first-year Oregon coach Kelly Graves, who came to Eugene from a successful run at Gonzaga. "We've played them every single year for the last six to eight years. I always thought we had the two best programs on the West Coast and should have been playing.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:00:49 -0600
<![CDATA[Pac-12 improved officiating for basketball top priority]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/pac-12-improved-officiating-for-basketball-top-priority/article/1539997?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pac-12-improved-officiating-for-basketball-top-priority/article/1539997?custom_click=rss SAN FRANCISCO — Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott remains committed to the continual improvement of officiating in the conference for both men's and women's basketball and considers it a top priority.

It's been more than a year since the Pac-12 teamed with the Mountain West Conference to form a men's basketball officiating alliance to better coordinate the two leagues' officiating, putting longtime Mountain West coordinator Bobby Dibler in charge of the programs and of managing a pool of top national and regional officials.

"It's kind of a multi-conference approach," Scott said during women's basketball media day Wednesday. "We got great feedback on how that went and some other changes we made to the program.



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SAN FRANCISCO — Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott remains committed to the continual improvement of officiating in the conference for both men's and women's basketball and considers it a top priority.

It's been more than a year since the Pac-12 teamed with the Mountain West Conference to form a men's basketball officiating alliance to better coordinate the two leagues' officiating, putting longtime Mountain West coordinator Bobby Dibler in charge of the programs and of managing a pool of top national and regional officials.

"It's kind of a multi-conference approach," Scott said during women's basketball media day Wednesday. "We got great feedback on how that went and some other changes we made to the program.

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<![CDATA[Gazette sports chat rewind with Paul Klee and Joe Paisley]]> The Gazette http://gazette.com/gazette-sports-chat-rewind-with-paul-klee-and-joe-paisley/article/1539982?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/gazette-sports-chat-rewind-with-paul-klee-and-joe-paisley/article/1539982?custom_click=rss

Join sports columnist Paul Klee and sports reporter Joe Paisley for a live web chat at 11 a.m. Talk Broncos, CC Hockey and more.



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