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NEW YORK (AP) — The fans came to their feet one more time, cheering and chanting and pleading for Derek Jeter to deliver one more big hit.

Not this time for Jeter, not this year for the New York Yankees.

Jeter struck out on three pitches with a runner on first to end the game, and the Yankees were pushed to the brink of playoff elimination Tuesday night with a 5-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.

"Every game is must-win," Jeter said.

The Yankees fell five games behind for the second AL wild card with only five games left.

Jeter extended his hitting streak to seven on his last homestand, but took two shaky swings against Orioles closer Zach Britton in the ninth.

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]]> NEW YORK (AP) — The fans came to their feet one more time, cheering and chanting and pleading for Derek Jeter to deliver one more big hit.

Not this time for Jeter, not this year for the New York Yankees.

Jeter struck out on three pitches with a runner on first to end the game, and the Yankees were pushed to the brink of playoff elimination Tuesday night with a 5-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.

"Every game is must-win," Jeter said.

The Yankees fell five games behind for the second AL wild card with only five games left.

Jeter extended his hitting streak to seven on his last homestand, but took two shaky swings against Orioles closer Zach Britton in the ninth.]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:21:44 -0600 <![CDATA[Pirates clinch playoff spot, beat Braves 3-2]]> http://gazette.com/pirates-clinch-playoff-spot-beat-braves-3-2/article/feed/160500?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pirates-clinch-playoff-spot-beat-braves-3-2/article/feed/160500?custom_click=rss

ATLANTA (AP) — Gerrit Cole was so focused on recording 17 consecutive outs, he didn't glance at the out-of-town scoreboard.

Cole insisted he didn't know his win over Atlanta had clinched a playoff spot for Pittsburgh until he walked into the clubhouse and saw the lockers covered in plastic.

The surging Pirates earned their second straight trip to the postseason with a 3-2 victory over the free-falling Braves on Tuesday night.

Cole gave up two runs in the first two innings and then didn't allow another baserunner.

The Pirates' win combined with Milwaukee's loss to Cincinnati assured Pittsburgh of no worse than an NL wild card.

"I didn't have any idea until I came in here," Cole said.

Pittsburgh also m

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]]> ATLANTA (AP) — Gerrit Cole was so focused on recording 17 consecutive outs, he didn't glance at the out-of-town scoreboard.

Cole insisted he didn't know his win over Atlanta had clinched a playoff spot for Pittsburgh until he walked into the clubhouse and saw the lockers covered in plastic.

The surging Pirates earned their second straight trip to the postseason with a 3-2 victory over the free-falling Braves on Tuesday night.

Cole gave up two runs in the first two innings and then didn't allow another baserunner.

The Pirates' win combined with Milwaukee's loss to Cincinnati assured Pittsburgh of no worse than an NL wild card.

"I didn't have any idea until I came in here," Cole said.

Pittsburgh also m]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:21:32 -0600 <![CDATA[Hamels sharp again in 2-0 loss to Marlins, Alvarez]]> http://gazette.com/hamels-sharp-again-in-2-0-loss-to-marlins-alvarez/article/feed/160517?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/hamels-sharp-again-in-2-0-loss-to-marlins-alvarez/article/feed/160517?custom_click=rss

MIAMI (AP) — Cole Hamels was sharp once again, but came up on the losing end.

Hamels gave up two runs in seven solid innings as the Philadelphia Phillies lost 2-0 to the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.

"He continues to go out and compete and do his job and a very, very solid outing," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said. "Who knows, with a little run support early it might have even been better."

It was the 22nd consecutive start that Hamels (9-8) has allowed three runs or fewer and the 14th start of the season that he's pitched at least seven innings and allowed two runs or fewer.

"Anytime you're able to go seven and give up as few runs as (two or fewer), then that's looked at as doing your job," Hamels said. "B

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]]> MIAMI (AP) — Cole Hamels was sharp once again, but came up on the losing end.

Hamels gave up two runs in seven solid innings as the Philadelphia Phillies lost 2-0 to the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.

"He continues to go out and compete and do his job and a very, very solid outing," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said. "Who knows, with a little run support early it might have even been better."

It was the 22nd consecutive start that Hamels (9-8) has allowed three runs or fewer and the 14th start of the season that he's pitched at least seven innings and allowed two runs or fewer.

"Anytime you're able to go seven and give up as few runs as (two or fewer), then that's looked at as doing your job," Hamels said. "B]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:19:28 -0600 <![CDATA[Castillo's HR in 10th lifts Cubs over Cards 4-3]]> http://gazette.com/castillos-hr-in-10th-lifts-cubs-over-cards-4-3/article/feed/160519?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/castillos-hr-in-10th-lifts-cubs-over-cards-4-3/article/feed/160519?custom_click=rss

CHICAGO (AP) — Welington Castillo homered and drove in the winning run with a 10th-inning single, giving the Chicago Cubs a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals that tightened the NL Central race Tuesday night.

St. Louis' lead was reduced to 1 1/2 games over second-place Pittsburgh, which clinched a playoff berth by beating Atlanta. With four games to play, the Cardinals, who secured a postseason spot last weekend, still have a magic number of four to wrap up their second consecutive division crown.

Castillo finished 2 for 5 with three RBIs. Zac Rosscup (1-0) pitched a scoreless inning for his first major league win.

Pat Neshek (7-2) took the loss.

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]]> CHICAGO (AP) — Welington Castillo homered and drove in the winning run with a 10th-inning single, giving the Chicago Cubs a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals that tightened the NL Central race Tuesday night.

St. Louis' lead was reduced to 1 1/2 games over second-place Pittsburgh, which clinched a playoff berth by beating Atlanta. With four games to play, the Cardinals, who secured a postseason spot last weekend, still have a magic number of four to wrap up their second consecutive division crown.

Castillo finished 2 for 5 with three RBIs. Zac Rosscup (1-0) pitched a scoreless inning for his first major league win.

Pat Neshek (7-2) took the loss.]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:19:23 -0600 <![CDATA[Span exits in 3rd but Nationals beat Mets 4-2]]> http://gazette.com/span-exits-in-3rd-but-nationals-beat-mets-4-2/article/feed/160499?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/span-exits-in-3rd-but-nationals-beat-mets-4-2/article/feed/160499?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Watching his center fielder and leadoff hitter, Denard Span, get up slowly and walk off the field gingerly after making a tumbling catch left Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams feeling uneasy.

"When he starts limping," Williams said, "of course there's some tense moments in the dugout, for sure."

Span left in the third inning Tuesday night after banging and scraping his right knee while making a terrific grab on the warning track, and Washington went on to close in on home-field advantage throughout the NL playoffs by beating the New York Mets 4-2.

Span said Williams told him to plan on sitting out Wednesday's game to let the knee heal.

Asked whether he's worried, Span said: "It's too s

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]]> WASHINGTON (AP) — Watching his center fielder and leadoff hitter, Denard Span, get up slowly and walk off the field gingerly after making a tumbling catch left Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams feeling uneasy.

"When he starts limping," Williams said, "of course there's some tense moments in the dugout, for sure."

Span left in the third inning Tuesday night after banging and scraping his right knee while making a terrific grab on the warning track, and Washington went on to close in on home-field advantage throughout the NL playoffs by beating the New York Mets 4-2.

Span said Williams told him to plan on sitting out Wednesday's game to let the knee heal.

Asked whether he's worried, Span said: "It's too s]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:18:39 -0600 <![CDATA[Reeling Braves can't stop Pirates from clinching]]> http://gazette.com/reeling-braves-cant-stop-pirates-from-clinching/article/feed/160534?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/reeling-braves-cant-stop-pirates-from-clinching/article/feed/160534?custom_click=rss

ATLANTA (AP) — Exactly one week after watching the Washington Nationals celebrate on their home field, the Atlanta Braves again couldn't stop a visiting team from celebrating.

It was a bitter scene for the Braves, whose playoff hopes disappeared in a September free-fall.

The Braves scored two runs in the first two innings but managed only two baserunners the rest of the way as Gerrit Cole and the Pittsburgh Pirates clinched a playoff spot by beating Atlanta 3-2 on Tuesday night.

The Pirates' win combined with Milwaukee's loss to Cincinnati assured Pittsburgh of no worse than an NL wild card.

The Braves, who fired general manager Frank Wren on Monday, are 4-16 in September. Atlanta (76-81) has lost five straight

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]]> ATLANTA (AP) — Exactly one week after watching the Washington Nationals celebrate on their home field, the Atlanta Braves again couldn't stop a visiting team from celebrating.

It was a bitter scene for the Braves, whose playoff hopes disappeared in a September free-fall.

The Braves scored two runs in the first two innings but managed only two baserunners the rest of the way as Gerrit Cole and the Pittsburgh Pirates clinched a playoff spot by beating Atlanta 3-2 on Tuesday night.

The Pirates' win combined with Milwaukee's loss to Cincinnati assured Pittsburgh of no worse than an NL wild card.

The Braves, who fired general manager Frank Wren on Monday, are 4-16 in September. Atlanta (76-81) has lost five straight ]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:18:28 -0600 <![CDATA[Rays strike late in 6-2 win at Boston]]> http://gazette.com/rays-strike-late-in-6-2-win-at-boston/article/feed/160503?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rays-strike-late-in-6-2-win-at-boston/article/feed/160503?custom_click=rss

BOSTON (AP) — Ben Zobrist had three hits and drove in Tampa Bay's first two runs during an eighth inning rally for the Rays in a 6-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night.

Alex Cobb pitched seven strong innings and Matt Joyce added a solo homer in the ninth for the Rays in the series opener between the bottom two teams in the AL East.

Cobb (10-8) allowed just one run on five hits, striking out three and walking one.

Daniel Nava had an RBI double in the fourth for the Red Sox. It stood as the game's only run until Tampa Bay got to Boston starter Clay Buchholz in the eighth.

Buchholz (8-10) had a shutout going through seven, but a leadoff walk and hit batter cost him in the eighth when the Rays rallied for

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]]> BOSTON (AP) — Ben Zobrist had three hits and drove in Tampa Bay's first two runs during an eighth inning rally for the Rays in a 6-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night.

Alex Cobb pitched seven strong innings and Matt Joyce added a solo homer in the ninth for the Rays in the series opener between the bottom two teams in the AL East.

Cobb (10-8) allowed just one run on five hits, striking out three and walking one.

Daniel Nava had an RBI double in the fourth for the Red Sox. It stood as the game's only run until Tampa Bay got to Boston starter Clay Buchholz in the eighth.

Buchholz (8-10) had a shutout going through seven, but a leadoff walk and hit batter cost him in the eighth when the Rays rallied for ]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:18:11 -0600 <![CDATA[Indians fall to Royals 7-1, playoff hopes dimmed]]> http://gazette.com/indians-fall-to-royals-7-1-playoff-hopes-dimmed/article/feed/160518?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/indians-fall-to-royals-7-1-playoff-hopes-dimmed/article/feed/160518?custom_click=rss

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians began the week with improbable odds of making the playoffs.

They're now nearly impossible.

"We didn't win," manager Terry Francona said, "which we set out to do."

Danny Salazar fell apart following a strong first two innings and Cleveland's offense sputtered again in a 7-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals, dropping the Indians 4 1/2 games behind the Royals in a wild-card race that's all but over.

With only four games left, the Indians need help. So far, they haven't helped themselves.

"It's bad, terrible," said Salazar, who struck out six of the first eight batters he faced before crumbling. "Everybody is going out there and trying to do their best. It's just gone a different way

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]]> CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians began the week with improbable odds of making the playoffs.

They're now nearly impossible.

"We didn't win," manager Terry Francona said, "which we set out to do."

Danny Salazar fell apart following a strong first two innings and Cleveland's offense sputtered again in a 7-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals, dropping the Indians 4 1/2 games behind the Royals in a wild-card race that's all but over.

With only four games left, the Indians need help. So far, they haven't helped themselves.

"It's bad, terrible," said Salazar, who struck out six of the first eight batters he faced before crumbling. "Everybody is going out there and trying to do their best. It's just gone a different way]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:18:07 -0600 <![CDATA[Cabrera lifts Tigers to 4-3 win over White Sox]]> http://gazette.com/cabrera-lifts-tigers-to-4-3-win-over-white-sox/article/feed/160507?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cabrera-lifts-tigers-to-4-3-win-over-white-sox/article/feed/160507?custom_click=rss

DETROIT (AP) — David Price walked off the mound Tuesday night wondering if he had just blown the AL Central title for his new team.

It didn't take long for his team to improve his mood.

After Price blew a 3-0 lead in the top of the ninth, the Detroit Tigers only needed three batters to pull out a 4-3 victory and hold on to their one-game lead in the division.

With the score tied 3-3, Ian Kinsler led off the ninth with a single, took second when Jake Petricka (1-6) walked Torii Hunter and scored when Miguel Cabrera lined a base hit to left field.

"I went into the top of the ninth knowing that I had to finish it off," Price said. "I didn't care if I gave up two runs, but I couldn't give up three. I'm just glad tha

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]]> DETROIT (AP) — David Price walked off the mound Tuesday night wondering if he had just blown the AL Central title for his new team.

It didn't take long for his team to improve his mood.

After Price blew a 3-0 lead in the top of the ninth, the Detroit Tigers only needed three batters to pull out a 4-3 victory and hold on to their one-game lead in the division.

With the score tied 3-3, Ian Kinsler led off the ninth with a single, took second when Jake Petricka (1-6) walked Torii Hunter and scored when Miguel Cabrera lined a base hit to left field.

"I went into the top of the ninth knowing that I had to finish it off," Price said. "I didn't care if I gave up two runs, but I couldn't give up three. I'm just glad tha]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:17:59 -0600 <![CDATA[Gibson sharp in Twins' 6-3 win over Diamondbacks]]> http://gazette.com/gibson-sharp-in-twins-6-3-win-over-diamondbacks/article/feed/160514?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/gibson-sharp-in-twins-6-3-win-over-diamondbacks/article/feed/160514?custom_click=rss

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After an inconsistent season, Kyle Gibson is finishing strong.

Gibson matched a career high with eight strikeouts, Chris Parmelee hit a two-run single after entering the game for an injured Joe Mauer, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-3 on Tuesday night.

"Obviously, I'd like to have eight or 10 more of those kind of outings this year, but unfortunately, I didn't," Gibson said. "It's been some ups and downs, that's for sure. You guys have seen it. But I definitely want to finish on a good note."

Gibson (13-11) might even end up influencing the AL Central pennant race. He's set to start the season finale against Detroit on Sept 28.

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]]> MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After an inconsistent season, Kyle Gibson is finishing strong.

Gibson matched a career high with eight strikeouts, Chris Parmelee hit a two-run single after entering the game for an injured Joe Mauer, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-3 on Tuesday night.

"Obviously, I'd like to have eight or 10 more of those kind of outings this year, but unfortunately, I didn't," Gibson said. "It's been some ups and downs, that's for sure. You guys have seen it. But I definitely want to finish on a good note."

Gibson (13-11) might even end up influencing the AL Central pennant race. He's set to start the season finale against Detroit on Sept 28.]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:17:48 -0600 <![CDATA[White Sox lose 4-3 to Tigers after tying it in 9th]]> http://gazette.com/white-sox-lose-4-3-to-tigers-after-tying-it-in-9th/article/feed/160533?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/white-sox-lose-4-3-to-tigers-after-tying-it-in-9th/article/feed/160533?custom_click=rss

DETROIT (AP) — The Chicago White Sox spent a half-inning doing everything they could to ruin Detroit's chance at the AL Central title.

Unfortunately for the White Sox, they couldn't manage a full inning.

Chicago trailed 3-0 going into the ninth inning, tied the score against David Price, then allowed the winning run in the bottom of the inning without recording an out.

Ian Kinsler led off the ninth with a single, took second when Jake Petricka (1-6) walked Torii Hunter and scored when Miguel Cabrera lined a base hit to left field.

"I guess the only thing I can say is that they didn't hit me hard," Petricka said. "But that's a tough lineup, and you can't give them a walk, especially with Miggy coming up.

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]]> DETROIT (AP) — The Chicago White Sox spent a half-inning doing everything they could to ruin Detroit's chance at the AL Central title.

Unfortunately for the White Sox, they couldn't manage a full inning.

Chicago trailed 3-0 going into the ninth inning, tied the score against David Price, then allowed the winning run in the bottom of the inning without recording an out.

Ian Kinsler led off the ninth with a single, took second when Jake Petricka (1-6) walked Torii Hunter and scored when Miguel Cabrera lined a base hit to left field.

"I guess the only thing I can say is that they didn't hit me hard," Petricka said. "But that's a tough lineup, and you can't give them a walk, especially with Miggy coming up.]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:17:45 -0600 <![CDATA[Cruz hits 40th, Orioles hold off Jeter, Yanks 5-4]]> http://gazette.com/cruz-hits-40th-orioles-hold-off-jeter-yanks-5-4/article/feed/160506?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cruz-hits-40th-orioles-hold-off-jeter-yanks-5-4/article/feed/160506?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — A day after getting blanked on one puny single, Nelson Cruz and Baltimore Orioles powered up for the postseason.

Cruz hit his major league-leading 40th home run and the AL East champions pushed Derek Jeter and the Yankees to the brink of playoff elimination, beating New York 5-4 Tuesday night.

Cruz boosted his career high for home runs, reaching a nice, round number.

"When it happens it happens, but it was good to get it in a win," he said. "It feels good to get it. Now we want to keep that pace up."

The Orioles began the day 2 1/2 games behind the Los Angeles Angels, who played later at Oakland, for the best record in the league and home-field advantage for the entire postseason.

Baltimore

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]]> NEW YORK (AP) — A day after getting blanked on one puny single, Nelson Cruz and Baltimore Orioles powered up for the postseason.

Cruz hit his major league-leading 40th home run and the AL East champions pushed Derek Jeter and the Yankees to the brink of playoff elimination, beating New York 5-4 Tuesday night.

Cruz boosted his career high for home runs, reaching a nice, round number.

"When it happens it happens, but it was good to get it in a win," he said. "It feels good to get it. Now we want to keep that pace up."

The Orioles began the day 2 1/2 games behind the Los Angeles Angels, who played later at Oakland, for the best record in the league and home-field advantage for the entire postseason.

Baltimore]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:17:36 -0600 <![CDATA[Solo asserts her innocence in online post]]> http://gazette.com/solo-asserts-her-innocence-in-online-post/article/feed/160512?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/solo-asserts-her-innocence-in-online-post/article/feed/160512?custom_click=rss

U.S. national team goalkeeper Hope Solo is again asserting her innocence in a domestic violence assault case that she faces in Washington state.

Solo posted a statement to on her official Facebook page on Tuesday evening. She says "once all the facts come to light and the legal process is concluded, I am confident that I will be fully exonerated."

Solo is charged with two misdemeanor counts of fourth-degree domestic violence assault stemming from a June 21 altercation with her sister and 17-year-old nephew at a family gathering in Kirkland, Washington.

She has pleaded not guilty and the case is scheduled for trial on Nov. 4. She faces up to six months in jail if convicted.

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]]> U.S. national team goalkeeper Hope Solo is again asserting her innocence in a domestic violence assault case that she faces in Washington state.

Solo posted a statement to on her official Facebook page on Tuesday evening. She says "once all the facts come to light and the legal process is concluded, I am confident that I will be fully exonerated."

Solo is charged with two misdemeanor counts of fourth-degree domestic violence assault stemming from a June 21 altercation with her sister and 17-year-old nephew at a family gathering in Kirkland, Washington.

She has pleaded not guilty and the case is scheduled for trial on Nov. 4. She faces up to six months in jail if convicted.]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:15:06 -0600 <![CDATA[Benches clear early in Giants-Dodgers game]]> http://gazette.com/benches-clear-early-in-giants-dodgers-game/article/feed/160510?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/benches-clear-early-in-giants-dodgers-game/article/feed/160510?custom_click=rss

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Both benches and bullpens have emptied in a testy first inning at Dodger Stadium after San Francisco Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner hit Los Angeles star Yasiel Puig in the left foot with a pitch.

Plate umpire Adrian Johnson started walking toward the mound Tuesday night when Puig jumped up from a sitting position and quickly tailed after him, yelling at Bumgarner. The pitcher chucked his glove behind him and gestured with both hands as if to say, "Bring it on."

Players spilled onto the field, but no punches were thrown.

Johnson pushed Puig away, then teammate Matt Kemp got in front of Puig before Dodgers manager Don Mattingly restrained the Cuban outfielder.

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]]> LOS ANGELES (AP) — Both benches and bullpens have emptied in a testy first inning at Dodger Stadium after San Francisco Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner hit Los Angeles star Yasiel Puig in the left foot with a pitch.

Plate umpire Adrian Johnson started walking toward the mound Tuesday night when Puig jumped up from a sitting position and quickly tailed after him, yelling at Bumgarner. The pitcher chucked his glove behind him and gestured with both hands as if to say, "Bring it on."

Players spilled onto the field, but no punches were thrown.

Johnson pushed Puig away, then teammate Matt Kemp got in front of Puig before Dodgers manager Don Mattingly restrained the Cuban outfielder.]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:07:10 -0600 <![CDATA[Chargers sign Draughn, Law to fill voids]]> http://gazette.com/chargers-sign-draughn-law-to-fill-voids/article/feed/160511?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/chargers-sign-draughn-law-to-fill-voids/article/feed/160511?custom_click=rss SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Chargers have signed outside linebacker Cordarro Law, running back Shaun Draughn and linebacker Kevin Reddick.

The Chargers need help at running back because Danny Woodhead was lost for the season after breaking his lower right leg Sunday and at inside linebacker because Manti Te'o fractured his right foot and will be out for several weeks.

Draughn has played for Kansas City, Baltimore, Indianapolis and Chicago. He signed a one-year contract with the Bears and played in Chicago's first two games before being waived Sept. 16.

Reddick played in all 16 games with New Orleans last year and saw limited action at linebacker.

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]]> SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Chargers have signed outside linebacker Cordarro Law, running back Shaun Draughn and linebacker Kevin Reddick.

The Chargers need help at running back because Danny Woodhead was lost for the season after breaking his lower right leg Sunday and at inside linebacker because Manti Te'o fractured his right foot and will be out for several weeks.

Draughn has played for Kansas City, Baltimore, Indianapolis and Chicago. He signed a one-year contract with the Bears and played in Chicago's first two games before being waived Sept. 16.

Reddick played in all 16 games with New Orleans last year and saw limited action at linebacker.]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 23:05:20 -0600 <![CDATA[Ramsey: 'The Drive' vanquished the Cleveland Browns and lifted John Elway]]> By david ramsey david.ramsey@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/ramsey-the-drive-vanquished-the-cleveland-browns-and-lifted-john-elway/article/1538152?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ramsey-the-drive-vanquished-the-cleveland-browns-and-lifted-john-elway/article/1538152?custom_click=rss

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the third in a weeklong series covering six of the most memorable moments in Denver Broncos history.

On a cold day in Cleveland, a group of 11 men gathered on the edge of Lake Erie and vowed to arrive at a distant goal. They embarked on a march that will live as long as men and women talk about football.

But at first they weren't thinking in such grand terms.

The Denver Broncos weren't interested in history on Jan. 11, 1987. They were interested in first downs in their struggle with the Browns for the AFC title.



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EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the third in a weeklong series covering six of the most memorable moments in Denver Broncos history.

On a cold day in Cleveland, a group of 11 men gathered on the edge of Lake Erie and vowed to arrive at a distant goal. They embarked on a march that will live as long as men and women talk about football.

But at first they weren't thinking in such grand terms.

The Denver Broncos weren't interested in history on Jan. 11, 1987. They were interested in first downs in their struggle with the Browns for the AFC title.

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<![CDATA[Odd press conference kicks off Boise State week for Air Force]]> By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/odd-press-conference-kicks-off-boise-state-week-for-air-force/article/1538144?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/odd-press-conference-kicks-off-boise-state-week-for-air-force/article/1538144?custom_click=rss

Something about playing Boise State seems to have left Air Force football coach Troy Calhoun feeling feisty.

Calhoun began his weekly press conference by squeezing into, then struggling to squeeze out of, a formal top to a cadet uniform he found in an adjacent room.

"The last time I wore that I threw my hat in the air," the 1989 graduate of the academy recalled.

He closed the conference with some bite, sarcastically addressing an out-of-town reporter's question as to how Air Force will manage to find the athletes in practice to properly replicate the Broncos' attack.

Calhoun responded in deadpan fashion, explaining his plan to simulate Boise State by utilizing the local wildlife - including bears and deer.

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]]> Something about playing Boise State seems to have left Air Force football coach Troy Calhoun feeling feisty.

Calhoun began his weekly press conference by squeezing into, then struggling to squeeze out of, a formal top to a cadet uniform he found in an adjacent room.

"The last time I wore that I threw my hat in the air," the 1989 graduate of the academy recalled.

He closed the conference with some bite, sarcastically addressing an out-of-town reporter's question as to how Air Force will manage to find the athletes in practice to properly replicate the Broncos' attack.

Calhoun responded in deadpan fashion, explaining his plan to simulate Boise State by utilizing the local wildlife - including bears and deer.]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:50:01 -0600 <![CDATA[Victims of Broncos' 2013 injury epidemic return]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/victims-of-broncos-2013-injury-epidemic-return/article/1538147?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/victims-of-broncos-2013-injury-epidemic-return/article/1538147?custom_click=rss

 

ENGLEWOOD — The Denver Broncos didn't exactly hit their bye week in full stride. There are issues all around. But some promising signs have emerged, too, like the play of all those starters who missed the Super Bowl.

The Broncos made their run last year without left tackle Ryan Clady, whose foot injury sidelined him in Week 2 and kicked off an injury epidemic that would dog them all year.

"Getting Ryan back is kind of like signing a free agent or having a top pick in the draft," Peyton Manning said when Ryan returned to action over the summer. "It is certainly nice to have him back."

Same goes for the other starters who had to watch the Super Bowl from the sideline: linebacker Von Miller,



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ENGLEWOOD — The Denver Broncos didn't exactly hit their bye week in full stride. There are issues all around. But some promising signs have emerged, too, like the play of all those starters who missed the Super Bowl.

The Broncos made their run last year without left tackle Ryan Clady, whose foot injury sidelined him in Week 2 and kicked off an injury epidemic that would dog them all year.

"Getting Ryan back is kind of like signing a free agent or having a top pick in the draft," Peyton Manning said when Ryan returned to action over the summer. "It is certainly nice to have him back."

Same goes for the other starters who had to watch the Super Bowl from the sideline: linebacker Von Miller,

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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:11:28 -0600
<![CDATA[BRONCOS MEMORIES - Ramsey: Denver trashed powerful, scary Raiders]]> By DAVID RAMSEY david.ramsey@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/broncos-memories-ramsey-denver-trashed-powerful-scary-raiders/article/1538090?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-memories-ramsey-denver-trashed-powerful-scary-raiders/article/1538090?custom_click=rss

Let's take a trip to the past, back to a vastly different time.

Disco and polyester ruled the land. A gallon of gas cost 62 cents. The Soviet Union remained intact. Elvis Presley died. Three Brady sisters in California welcomed a baby brother into their lives. His name was Tom.

In this far-away time and place, the Oakland Raiders prowled the stadiums of America, roaring as lions, seeking opponents to devour. Today, the Raiders stumble around, mere shadows of those swaggering pirates of yesteryear. Pity is the proper response for a franchise that has lost 123 of its past 176 games.

On New Year's Day 1978, the Raiders arrived at Mile High Stadium for the AFC title game as the most menacing sports team on the planet. They



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Let's take a trip to the past, back to a vastly different time.

Disco and polyester ruled the land. A gallon of gas cost 62 cents. The Soviet Union remained intact. Elvis Presley died. Three Brady sisters in California welcomed a baby brother into their lives. His name was Tom.

In this far-away time and place, the Oakland Raiders prowled the stadiums of America, roaring as lions, seeking opponents to devour. Today, the Raiders stumble around, mere shadows of those swaggering pirates of yesteryear. Pity is the proper response for a franchise that has lost 123 of its past 176 games.

On New Year's Day 1978, the Raiders arrived at Mile High Stadium for the AFC title game as the most menacing sports team on the planet. They

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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:01:52 -0600
<![CDATA[USOC chief calls charges involving Hope Solo 'disturbing,' but she'll keep playing]]> By Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press http://gazette.com/usoc-chief-calls-charges-involving-hope-solo-disturbing-but-shell-keep-playing/article/1538114?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/usoc-chief-calls-charges-involving-hope-solo-disturbing-but-shell-keep-playing/article/1538114?custom_click=rss

U.S. Soccer is standing by its decision to allow goalkeeper Hope Solo to continue to play while she faces domestic violence charges.

Solo is charged with two misdemeanor counts of fourth-degree domestic violence assault in Washington state stemming from a June 21 altercation with her sister-in-law and 17-year-old nephew at a family gathering.

She has pleaded not guilty and the case is scheduled for trial on Nov. 4. She faces up to six months in jail if convicted.

Solo, who has been with the national team since 2000 and recently set the team record for most career shutouts, continued to play for the United States in exhibition matches and with her National Women's Soccer League team, the Seattle Reign,



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U.S. Soccer is standing by its decision to allow goalkeeper Hope Solo to continue to play while she faces domestic violence charges.

Solo is charged with two misdemeanor counts of fourth-degree domestic violence assault in Washington state stemming from a June 21 altercation with her sister-in-law and 17-year-old nephew at a family gathering.

She has pleaded not guilty and the case is scheduled for trial on Nov. 4. She faces up to six months in jail if convicted.

Solo, who has been with the national team since 2000 and recently set the team record for most career shutouts, continued to play for the United States in exhibition matches and with her National Women's Soccer League team, the Seattle Reign,

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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:31:00 -0600
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The Broncos made several key changes from the 2013 team that made it to the Super Bowl. We're looking at the stats to see how the deals look week by week.

Here's a look at how former Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker is faring vs. Emmanuel Sanders, the receiver Denver signed in the offseason as his replacement:

ERIC DECKER VS. EMMANUEL SANDERS

Eric Decker, Game 1 - 5 receptions, 74 yards, 0 TD in the Jets' 19-14 home win against Oakland.

Game 2 - 4 receptions, 63 yards, 1 TD in the Jets' 24-31 road loss against Green Bay.

Emmanuel Sanders, Game 1 - 6 receptions, 77 yards, 0 TD in the Broncos' 31-24 home win against Indianapolis.

Game 2 - 8 receptions, 108 yards, 0 TD in the Broncos' 24-17 home



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The Broncos made several key changes from the 2013 team that made it to the Super Bowl. We're looking at the stats to see how the deals look week by week.

Here's a look at how former Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker is faring vs. Emmanuel Sanders, the receiver Denver signed in the offseason as his replacement:

ERIC DECKER VS. EMMANUEL SANDERS

Eric Decker, Game 1 - 5 receptions, 74 yards, 0 TD in the Jets' 19-14 home win against Oakland.

Game 2 - 4 receptions, 63 yards, 1 TD in the Jets' 24-31 road loss against Green Bay.

Emmanuel Sanders, Game 1 - 6 receptions, 77 yards, 0 TD in the Broncos' 31-24 home win against Indianapolis.

Game 2 - 8 receptions, 108 yards, 0 TD in the Broncos' 24-17 home

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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:48:14 -0600
<![CDATA[Peak Performer of the week: Daniel Quin, Sand Creek, had football game for the ages]]> By Justin Shaw, preps@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/peak-performer-of-the-week-daniel-quin-sand-creek-had-football-game-for-the-ages/article/1538087?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/peak-performer-of-the-week-daniel-quin-sand-creek-had-football-game-for-the-ages/article/1538087?custom_click=rss

It was a game for the ages. One with a box score that would make any football fan do a double take. It was also one for the record books.

When Sand Creek outlasted Air Academy 68-62 Friday night in the third-highest scoring 11-man football game in state high school history, social media was buzzing around Colorado.

It was mainly buzzing about Sand Creek running back Daniel Quin.

"People didn't believe me when I told them what his stats were," Sand Creek coach Rod Baker said.

The senior ran for an astonishing 553 yards on 64 carries and nine touchdowns.

Behind a gritty offensive line consisting of Parker Herring, Ryan Wesley, Jacob Gaurnere, Devin Barnard and Kyle Gilliland, Quin ran wild.



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It was a game for the ages. One with a box score that would make any football fan do a double take. It was also one for the record books.

When Sand Creek outlasted Air Academy 68-62 Friday night in the third-highest scoring 11-man football game in state high school history, social media was buzzing around Colorado.

It was mainly buzzing about Sand Creek running back Daniel Quin.

"People didn't believe me when I told them what his stats were," Sand Creek coach Rod Baker said.

The senior ran for an astonishing 553 yards on 64 carries and nine touchdowns.

Behind a gritty offensive line consisting of Parker Herring, Ryan Wesley, Jacob Gaurnere, Devin Barnard and Kyle Gilliland, Quin ran wild.

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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:15:42 -0600
<![CDATA[Stults pitches streaking Padres past Rockies 1-0]]> Associated Press http://gazette.com/stults-pitches-streaking-padres-past-rockies-1-0/article/1538094?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/stults-pitches-streaking-padres-past-rockies-1-0/article/1538094?custom_click=rss

SAN DIEGO — Eric Stults pitched effectively into the seventh inning and the San Diego Padres won their fifth straight game, beating the Colorado Rockies 1-0 on Monday night.

Stults (8-17), who is tied with Philadelphia right-hander A.J. Burnett for the major league lead in losses, scattered seven hits and a walk over 6 1-3 innings in beating the Rockies for the first time this season after two defeats. Kevin Quackenbush pitched the ninth for his sixth save, ending Colorado's season-high, six-game winning streak.

San Diego went ahead in the first inning when Rene Rivera's double scored Jedd Gyorko, who walked. It was Rivera's fifth RBI and third double in four games.

Rockies starter Tyler Matzek (6-11) struck



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SAN DIEGO — Eric Stults pitched effectively into the seventh inning and the San Diego Padres won their fifth straight game, beating the Colorado Rockies 1-0 on Monday night.

Stults (8-17), who is tied with Philadelphia right-hander A.J. Burnett for the major league lead in losses, scattered seven hits and a walk over 6 1-3 innings in beating the Rockies for the first time this season after two defeats. Kevin Quackenbush pitched the ninth for his sixth save, ending Colorado's season-high, six-game winning streak.

San Diego went ahead in the first inning when Rene Rivera's double scored Jedd Gyorko, who walked. It was Rivera's fifth RBI and third double in four games.

Rockies starter Tyler Matzek (6-11) struck

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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 00:39:26 -0600
<![CDATA[Monday's high school roundup: Discovery Canyon rallies to stay perfect in PPAC softball]]> By SCOTT KANIEWSKI scott.kaniewski@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/mondays-high-school-roundup-discovery-canyon-rallies-to-stay-perfect-in-ppac-softball/article/1538091?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mondays-high-school-roundup-discovery-canyon-rallies-to-stay-perfect-in-ppac-softball/article/1538091?custom_click=rss Highlights from Monday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.

SOFTBALL

Discovery Canyon 5, Air Academy 4

At Discovery Canyon: Facing the possibility of its first loss of the 4A Pikes Peak Athletic Conference season, Discovery Canyon (13-1 overall, 5-0 PPAC) buckled down and scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to fend off Air Academy (8-8, 2-2).

Larissa Lum went 2 for 3 and drove in two runs to lead the Thunder. Kailee Clark and Emily Selby each drove in a run, and Molly Turner went 3 for 4 with a double and a run.

Emily Robinett scored twice.

Air Academy starting pitcher Megan Horn threw a complete game, striking out five. At the plate she homered.



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Highlights from Monday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.

SOFTBALL

Discovery Canyon 5, Air Academy 4

At Discovery Canyon: Facing the possibility of its first loss of the 4A Pikes Peak Athletic Conference season, Discovery Canyon (13-1 overall, 5-0 PPAC) buckled down and scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to fend off Air Academy (8-8, 2-2).

Larissa Lum went 2 for 3 and drove in two runs to lead the Thunder. Kailee Clark and Emily Selby each drove in a run, and Molly Turner went 3 for 4 with a double and a run.

Emily Robinett scored twice.

Air Academy starting pitcher Megan Horn threw a complete game, striking out five. At the plate she homered.

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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:15:21 -0600
<![CDATA[Klee: Despite loss to Seahawks, Broncos answer the burning question]]> By Paul Klee, The Gazette http://gazette.com/klee-despite-loss-to-seahawks-broncos-answer-the-burning-question/article/1538014?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/klee-despite-loss-to-seahawks-broncos-answer-the-burning-question/article/1538014?custom_click=rss

SEATTLE — Wearing a business suit that costs more than a teenager's first car, John Elway found Demaryius Thomas leaning against a wall. The Broncos' boss dealt DT a fist bump.

Over on the defensive side of the too-small locker room at CenturyLink Field, John Fox first stopped at Rahim Moore's locker, then DeMarcus Ware's, then Aqib Talib's, then T.J. Ward's. "No moral victories here," Ward said was the coach's message.

"But be proud of the way we fought today," Ward continued.

That isn't the message Broncos Country wants to hear after a 26-20 overtime loss to the Seahawks, a heart-stopper that would've made for an epic Super Bowl in February. "One for the ages," as Seahawks magician Russell Wilson put it.



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SEATTLE — Wearing a business suit that costs more than a teenager's first car, John Elway found Demaryius Thomas leaning against a wall. The Broncos' boss dealt DT a fist bump.

Over on the defensive side of the too-small locker room at CenturyLink Field, John Fox first stopped at Rahim Moore's locker, then DeMarcus Ware's, then Aqib Talib's, then T.J. Ward's. "No moral victories here," Ward said was the coach's message.

"But be proud of the way we fought today," Ward continued.

That isn't the message Broncos Country wants to hear after a 26-20 overtime loss to the Seahawks, a heart-stopper that would've made for an epic Super Bowl in February. "One for the ages," as Seahawks magician Russell Wilson put it.

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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:18:52 -0600
<![CDATA[Broncos dismiss talk of moral victory at Seattle]]> ARNIE STAPLETON, AP Pro Football Writer http://gazette.com/broncos-dismiss-talk-of-moral-victory-at-seattle/article/1538065?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-dismiss-talk-of-moral-victory-at-seattle/article/1538065?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD — John Fox doesn't want to hear about moral victories.

Sure, there were plenty of positives to take from Denver's 26-20 overtime loss at Seattle on Sunday that was such a far cry from the shellacking the Broncos endured in the Super Bowl.

Emmanuel Sanders' career day. Wes Welker's return. Peyton Manning's poise. Demaryius Thomas' toe tap. A swarming defense that played lights out before getting gassed in overtime.

"Do you mean is there a moral victory? The answer to that would be no," Fox said Monday. "But like all games, you have things you do well and things you don't do well. We call it the good, the bad and the ugly. We ended up on the short end."

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ENGLEWOOD — John Fox doesn't want to hear about moral victories.

Sure, there were plenty of positives to take from Denver's 26-20 overtime loss at Seattle on Sunday that was such a far cry from the shellacking the Broncos endured in the Super Bowl.

Emmanuel Sanders' career day. Wes Welker's return. Peyton Manning's poise. Demaryius Thomas' toe tap. A swarming defense that played lights out before getting gassed in overtime.

"Do you mean is there a moral victory? The answer to that would be no," Fox said Monday. "But like all games, you have things you do well and things you don't do well. We call it the good, the bad and the ugly. We ended up on the short end."

All those good things could prove ample

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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:16:54 -0600
<![CDATA[Vista Ridge softball player Makayla Jewell gets improved dugouts built at school]]> By BRENT W. NEW preps@gazette.com -By BRENT W. NEW - preps@gazette.com http://gazette.com/vista-ridge-softball-player-makayla-jewell-gets-improved-dugouts-built-at-school/article/1538086?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/vista-ridge-softball-player-makayla-jewell-gets-improved-dugouts-built-at-school/article/1538086?custom_click=rss

Remember what Vista Ridge softball used to look like? Neither do a lot of players, coaches and fans in the Colorado Springs area. - All of a sudden though, like last-minute construction, the Wolves have not only built up a talented roster and a strong case to be called among Class 4A's best softball teams. They've ensured a home field that finally can go toe-to-toe with some of the more prominent softball programs in the area thanks to newly installed dugouts and the team's ambitious first baseman who got them there, Makayla Jewell.



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Remember what Vista Ridge softball used to look like? Neither do a lot of players, coaches and fans in the Colorado Springs area. - All of a sudden though, like last-minute construction, the Wolves have not only built up a talented roster and a strong case to be called among Class 4A's best softball teams. They've ensured a home field that finally can go toe-to-toe with some of the more prominent softball programs in the area thanks to newly installed dugouts and the team's ambitious first baseman who got them there, Makayla Jewell.

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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:45:02 -0600
<![CDATA[This week's Gazette preps rankings]]> THE GAZETTE preps@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/this-weeks-gazette-preps-rankings/article/1538082?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/this-weeks-gazette-preps-rankings/article/1538082?custom_click=rss

This week's Gazette Preps high school sports rankings

Football

Team Record Last Week

5A

1. Doherty 4-0 No. 1

2. Fountain-Fort Carson 3-1 No. 2

3. Palmer 0-4 No. 3

4A

1. Pine Creek 4-0 No. 1

2. Vista Ridge 4-0 No. 2

3. Coronado 4-1 No. 3

3A

1. Discovery Canyon 4-0 No. 1

2. Sierra 5-0 No. 2

3. Lewis-Palmer 2-2 No. 3

2A & Below

1. St. Mary's 4-0 No. 2

2. Florence 3-1 No. 1

3. Ellicott 3-1 No. 3

Breakdown: Fountain-Fort Carson's status improved last week after Lakewood (the only team to beat F-FC) took AP No. 2 Pomona to the wire. ... Pine Creek at Vista Ridge on Friday. Are you going? ...

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Football

Team Record Last Week

5A

1. Doherty 4-0 No. 1

2. Fountain-Fort Carson 3-1 No. 2

3. Palmer 0-4 No. 3

4A

1. Pine Creek 4-0 No. 1

2. Vista Ridge 4-0 No. 2

3. Coronado 4-1 No. 3

3A

1. Discovery Canyon 4-0 No. 1

2. Sierra 5-0 No. 2

3. Lewis-Palmer 2-2 No. 3

2A & Below

1. St. Mary's 4-0 No. 2

2. Florence 3-1 No. 1

3. Ellicott 3-1 No. 3

Breakdown: Fountain-Fort Carson's status improved last week after Lakewood (the only team to beat F-FC) took AP No. 2 Pomona to the wire. ... Pine Creek at Vista Ridge on Friday. Are you going? ...]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:05:01 -0600 <![CDATA[Three things to watch for Air Force hockey this season]]> http://gazette.com/three-things-to-watch-for-air-force-hockey-this-season/article/1538078?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/three-things-to-watch-for-air-force-hockey-this-season/article/1538078?custom_click=rss Here are three big questions for Air Force hockey as it prepares for the 2014-15 season.

Will the top line pick up where they left off?

1 Expect the Air Force Falcons to get plenty of love when the Atlantic Hockey Association's coaches preseason poll is announced on Wednesday. Why? A tradition of success and the top returning offensive line in Division I hockey.

Seniors Cole Gunner (44 points, 15 goals), Chad Demers (41, 15 goals) and Scott Holm (29, 11 goals) were No. 3 in the nation behind Hobey Baker winner Johnny Gaudreau's line at Boston College and the Carey brothers at St. Lawrence.

If the Falcons' No. 1 line can match or even improve on their 2013-14 production, Air Force fans should have high hopes for

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Will the top line pick up where they left off?

1 Expect the Air Force Falcons to get plenty of love when the Atlantic Hockey Association's coaches preseason poll is announced on Wednesday. Why? A tradition of success and the top returning offensive line in Division I hockey.

Seniors Cole Gunner (44 points, 15 goals), Chad Demers (41, 15 goals) and Scott Holm (29, 11 goals) were No. 3 in the nation behind Hobey Baker winner Johnny Gaudreau's line at Boston College and the Carey brothers at St. Lawrence.

If the Falcons' No. 1 line can match or even improve on their 2013-14 production, Air Force fans should have high hopes for]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:25:01 -0600 <![CDATA[College hockey may find out more about athlete stipends next month]]> By Joe Paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/college-hockey-may-find-out-more-about-athlete-stipends-next-month/article/1538076?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/college-hockey-may-find-out-more-about-athlete-stipends-next-month/article/1538076?custom_click=rss More may be known as soon as Oct. 1.

That is the earliest the "Power Five" conferences may submit a proposal for stipends for Division I athletes for consideration at the NCAA meeting in January.

Once their proposal passes, it is only guesswork how it may affect the National Collegiate Hockey Conference and its member schools, including Colorado College.

"I would fully expect the legislation to be very vague," NCHC commissioner Josh Fenton said.

The expected stipends could be worth up to $5,000, depending on each school's cost of attendance.

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That is the earliest the "Power Five" conferences may submit a proposal for stipends for Division I athletes for consideration at the NCAA meeting in January.

Once their proposal passes, it is only guesswork how it may affect the National Collegiate Hockey Conference and its member schools, including Colorado College.

"I would fully expect the legislation to be very vague," NCHC commissioner Josh Fenton said.

The expected stipends could be worth up to $5,000, depending on each school's cost of attendance.]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:00:02 -0600