<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports Fri, 06 Mar 2015 21:33:15 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[On Nique's night, Hawks pull away in 4th to beat Cavs 106-97]]> http://gazette.com/on-niques-night-hawks-pull-away-in-4th-to-beat-cavs-106-97/article/feed/211562?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/on-niques-night-hawks-pull-away-in-4th-to-beat-cavs-106-97/article/feed/211562?custom_click=rss

ATLANTA (AP) — LeBron James tossed a pass to no one in the corner. He argued about a call so vehemently that he received a technical. By the end of his frustrating night, the Atlanta Hawks had sent a clear message to the King:

We're the team to beat in the Eastern Conference.

Starting fast and finishing strong, the Hawks won their sixth in a row and stretched their lead in the East to a staggering 11 games, beating the team that was considered the overwhelming favorite at the start of the season. Limiting James to 18 points and forcing him into nine turnovers, Atlanta pulled away for a 106-97 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday.

DeMarre Carroll pestered James from the tipoff to the final buzzer, and got ple

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]]> ATLANTA (AP) — LeBron James tossed a pass to no one in the corner. He argued about a call so vehemently that he received a technical. By the end of his frustrating night, the Atlanta Hawks had sent a clear message to the King:

We're the team to beat in the Eastern Conference.

Starting fast and finishing strong, the Hawks won their sixth in a row and stretched their lead in the East to a staggering 11 games, beating the team that was considered the overwhelming favorite at the start of the season. Limiting James to 18 points and forcing him into nine turnovers, Atlanta pulled away for a 106-97 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday.

DeMarre Carroll pestered James from the tipoff to the final buzzer, and got ple]]> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 22:33:10 -0700 <![CDATA[Free agent DB LaRon Landry suspended 10 games]]> http://gazette.com/free-agent-db-laron-landry-suspended-10-games/article/feed/211565?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/free-agent-db-laron-landry-suspended-10-games/article/feed/211565?custom_click=rss NEW YORK (AP) — Free agent safety LaRon Landry has been suspended for 10 games by the NFL for violating the performance-enhancing drug policy.

Landry, who was released by Indianapolis on Feb. 11, missed the first four games of 2014 with a previous league suspension for the same reason. He also was on the commissioner's exempt list for one game last season.

The 30-year-old Landry joined the Colts as a free agent in 2013, getting a $24 million, four-year contract. He also has played for Washington for his first five pro seasons, and spent one season with the New York Jets.

LaRon's brother Dawan also is a free agent and spent the last two years with the Jets, replacing his brother in their secondary.

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]]> NEW YORK (AP) — Free agent safety LaRon Landry has been suspended for 10 games by the NFL for violating the performance-enhancing drug policy.

Landry, who was released by Indianapolis on Feb. 11, missed the first four games of 2014 with a previous league suspension for the same reason. He also was on the commissioner's exempt list for one game last season.

The 30-year-old Landry joined the Colts as a free agent in 2013, getting a $24 million, four-year contract. He also has played for Washington for his first five pro seasons, and spent one season with the New York Jets.

LaRon's brother Dawan also is a free agent and spent the last two years with the Jets, replacing his brother in their secondary.

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HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden had 38 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists for his third triple-double this season and the Houston Rockets snapped a two-game skid with a 103-93 win over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night.

It was the 27th 30-point game this season for Harden, who entered the game second in the NBA in scoring.

A 14-2 run by Detroit with most of Houston's starters on the bench cut the deficit to 99-89 with 2 ½ minutes left. Harden and crew returned and Detroit got within eight on a dunk by Shawne Williams. But Harden made a pair of free throws before and after a dunk by Reggie Jackson to secure the victory.

The Pistons missed their first 11 shots of the fourth quarter and didn't score until a pair of free t

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]]> HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden had 38 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists for his third triple-double this season and the Houston Rockets snapped a two-game skid with a 103-93 win over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night.

It was the 27th 30-point game this season for Harden, who entered the game second in the NBA in scoring.

A 14-2 run by Detroit with most of Houston's starters on the bench cut the deficit to 99-89 with 2 ½ minutes left. Harden and crew returned and Detroit got within eight on a dunk by Shawne Williams. But Harden made a pair of free throws before and after a dunk by Reggie Jackson to secure the victory.

The Pistons missed their first 11 shots of the fourth quarter and didn't score until a pair of free t]]> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 22:18:33 -0700 <![CDATA[Ramsey: UCCS Mountain Lions seek RMAC supremacy, and more]]> BY DAVID RAMSEY The Gazette http://gazette.com/ramsey-uccs-mountain-lions-seek-rmac-supremacy-and-more/article/1547473?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ramsey-uccs-mountain-lions-seek-rmac-supremacy-and-more/article/1547473?custom_click=rss

DENVER - Darius Pardner could hear a throng of his fellow UCCS students chanting increasingly small numbers, and he knew what the chanting meant:

It was time to shoot.

Pardner, a 6-foot-1 senior guard, stood directly in front of the UCCS bench with 2:29 left in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference semifinals. His Mountain Lions had waited far too long to bury Adams State. Pardner released a 3-point shot in the dying seconds of the shot clock.

"It felt great," Pardner said. "It felt really great."

He laughed.

"And it went in pretty good, too."

The shot propelled UCCS to a 94-86 win and a second straight berth in the RMAC tournament final. This is a stunning, uplifting rise from a program that spent



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DENVER - Darius Pardner could hear a throng of his fellow UCCS students chanting increasingly small numbers, and he knew what the chanting meant:

It was time to shoot.

Pardner, a 6-foot-1 senior guard, stood directly in front of the UCCS bench with 2:29 left in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference semifinals. His Mountain Lions had waited far too long to bury Adams State. Pardner released a 3-point shot in the dying seconds of the shot clock.

"It felt great," Pardner said. "It felt really great."

He laughed.

"And it went in pretty good, too."

The shot propelled UCCS to a 94-86 win and a second straight berth in the RMAC tournament final. This is a stunning, uplifting rise from a program that spent

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Fri, 06 Mar 2015 21:28:10 -0700
<![CDATA[Lynch returning to Seahawks with new contract]]> http://gazette.com/lynch-returning-to-seahawks-with-new-contract/article/feed/211553?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/lynch-returning-to-seahawks-with-new-contract/article/feed/211553?custom_click=rss

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — "Beast Mode" is getting paid.

Marshawn Lynch is receiving a hefty raise for at least one more season in the Seattle Seahawks backfield.

Lynch signed a two-year extension with the Seahawks on Friday that keeps him under contract with Seattle through the 2017 season, but more importantly includes a massive raise for the 2015 season. Lynch's restructured deal will pay him $12 million for 2015, according to his agent Doug Hendrickson.

Lynch agreed to his new deal Friday after meeting with Seahawks officials. Hendrickson said the deal includes an additional $24 million for the 2016 and 2017 seasons should Lynch continue his career into his 30s.

He is coming off arguably the best season of his car

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]]> RENTON, Wash. (AP) — "Beast Mode" is getting paid.

Marshawn Lynch is receiving a hefty raise for at least one more season in the Seattle Seahawks backfield.

Lynch signed a two-year extension with the Seahawks on Friday that keeps him under contract with Seattle through the 2017 season, but more importantly includes a massive raise for the 2015 season. Lynch's restructured deal will pay him $12 million for 2015, according to his agent Doug Hendrickson.

Lynch agreed to his new deal Friday after meeting with Seahawks officials. Hendrickson said the deal includes an additional $24 million for the 2016 and 2017 seasons should Lynch continue his career into his 30s.

He is coming off arguably the best season of his car]]> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 21:18:29 -0700 <![CDATA[This week's prep schedule]]> THE GAZETTE preps@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/this-weeks-prep-schedule/article/1547169?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/this-weeks-prep-schedule/article/1547169?custom_click=rss This week's high school sports schedule for the week of March 2-7

Monday, Mar. 2

no games

Tuesday, Mar. 3

GIRLS' BASKETBALL

Ralston Valley at Rampart, 6 p.m.

Pine Creek at Broomfield, 7 p.m.

GIRLS' TENNIS

Fountain Valley at Widefield, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Mar. 4

BOYS' BASKETBALL

Rampart at ThunderRidge, 7 p.m.

GIRLS' TENNIS

Discovery Canyon at Air Academy, 3:45 p.m.

Cheyenne Mountain at Falcon, 3:45 p.m.

Thursday, Mar. 5

GIRLS' SOCCER

Falcon at CSCS, 3:30 p.m.

Lewis-Palmer at Silver Creek, 4 p.m.

Fountain Valley at Mesa Ridge, 4 p.m.

Sierra at Pueblo Centennial, 4:30 p.m.

Woodland



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This week's high school sports schedule for the week of March 2-7

Monday, Mar. 2

no games

Tuesday, Mar. 3

GIRLS' BASKETBALL

Ralston Valley at Rampart, 6 p.m.

Pine Creek at Broomfield, 7 p.m.

GIRLS' TENNIS

Fountain Valley at Widefield, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Mar. 4

BOYS' BASKETBALL

Rampart at ThunderRidge, 7 p.m.

GIRLS' TENNIS

Discovery Canyon at Air Academy, 3:45 p.m.

Cheyenne Mountain at Falcon, 3:45 p.m.

Thursday, Mar. 5

GIRLS' SOCCER

Falcon at CSCS, 3:30 p.m.

Lewis-Palmer at Silver Creek, 4 p.m.

Fountain Valley at Mesa Ridge, 4 p.m.

Sierra at Pueblo Centennial, 4:30 p.m.

Woodland

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Fri, 06 Mar 2015 21:04:48 -0700
<![CDATA[Boys' swimming team-by-team capsules]]> By KEVIN CARMODY preps@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/boys-swimming-team-by-team-capsules/article/1547470?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/boys-swimming-team-by-team-capsules/article/1547470?custom_click=rss Team-by-team capsules for boys' swimming squads in the Pikes Peak region.

5A CSML

Coronado

Coach: Bob Bell

Returning state qualifiers: Evan Kay, sr.; Will Chaney, jr.; Ben Topper, jr.; Greg Shaw, jr.; Marley Kaiser, so.

Outlook: Coronado moves into 5A competition after placing eighth at last year's 4A state meet. The Cougars have a solid core of seniors and juniors, and a large group of freshmen could begin making their mark right away. Chaney finished fourth in the 100 breaststroke at the 2014 state meet.

Doherty

Coach: Nicole Hart

Returning state qualifiers: Brady Chewakin, sr.; Tristan Grounder, sr.; Sam Raphael, jr.; Victor Gordillo, sr.; Austin Wiggins, sr.; Nick



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Team-by-team capsules for boys' swimming squads in the Pikes Peak region.

5A CSML

Coronado

Coach: Bob Bell

Returning state qualifiers: Evan Kay, sr.; Will Chaney, jr.; Ben Topper, jr.; Greg Shaw, jr.; Marley Kaiser, so.

Outlook: Coronado moves into 5A competition after placing eighth at last year's 4A state meet. The Cougars have a solid core of seniors and juniors, and a large group of freshmen could begin making their mark right away. Chaney finished fourth in the 100 breaststroke at the 2014 state meet.

Doherty

Coach: Nicole Hart

Returning state qualifiers: Brady Chewakin, sr.; Tristan Grounder, sr.; Sam Raphael, jr.; Victor Gordillo, sr.; Austin Wiggins, sr.; Nick

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Fri, 06 Mar 2015 20:59:00 -0700
<![CDATA[Falcons re-sign receiver and special teams leader Eric Weems]]> http://gazette.com/falcons-re-sign-receiver-and-special-teams-leader-eric-weems/article/feed/211554?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/falcons-re-sign-receiver-and-special-teams-leader-eric-weems/article/feed/211554?custom_click=rss ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed wide receiver and special teams leader Eric Weems.

Weems had 10 catches for 102 yards and two touchdowns with Atlanta in 2014 after returning to the team in the preseason. He played with the Falcons from 2007-11 before spending two seasons with the Chicago Bears.

Weems was voted to the Pro Bowl as a special teams player following the 2010 season. He had 13 tackles in 2014 to lead the special teams.

The 29-year-old Weems will provide depth at wide receiver behind starters Julio Jones and Roddy White. The Falcons released Harry Douglas, who had been the No. 3 receiver.

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]]> ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed wide receiver and special teams leader Eric Weems.

Weems had 10 catches for 102 yards and two touchdowns with Atlanta in 2014 after returning to the team in the preseason. He played with the Falcons from 2007-11 before spending two seasons with the Chicago Bears.

Weems was voted to the Pro Bowl as a special teams player following the 2010 season. He had 13 tackles in 2014 to lead the special teams.

The 29-year-old Weems will provide depth at wide receiver behind starters Julio Jones and Roddy White. The Falcons released Harry Douglas, who had been the No. 3 receiver.

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AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.]]> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 20:52:43 -0700 <![CDATA[Lions reach deals with Prater, Moore]]> http://gazette.com/lions-reach-deals-with-prater-moore/article/feed/211548?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/lions-reach-deals-with-prater-moore/article/feed/211548?custom_click=rss ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Matt Prater is staying with the Detroit Lions after making the most of his opportunity to help alleviate their kicking problems last year.

The Lions and Prater have agreed to terms on a new contract. Prater went 21 of 26 on field goals for Detroit after Nate Freese and Alex Henery had gone 4 of 12 to start last season. The Denver Broncos cut ties with Prater as he was returning from a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy, and the Lions were quick to pick him up.

When he joined the Lions in October, Prater said he'd voluntarily entered a 12-step program to deal with his alcohol issues. His on-field performance was a nice boost to his new team.

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]]> ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Matt Prater is staying with the Detroit Lions after making the most of his opportunity to help alleviate their kicking problems last year.

The Lions and Prater have agreed to terms on a new contract. Prater went 21 of 26 on field goals for Detroit after Nate Freese and Alex Henery had gone 4 of 12 to start last season. The Denver Broncos cut ties with Prater as he was returning from a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy, and the Lions were quick to pick him up.

When he joined the Lions in October, Prater said he'd voluntarily entered a 12-step program to deal with his alcohol issues. His on-field performance was a nice boost to his new team.]]> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 20:52:38 -0700 <![CDATA[Colts parting ways with longtime standout WR Reggie Wayne]]> http://gazette.com/colts-parting-ways-with-longtime-standout-wr-reggie-wayne/article/feed/211359?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colts-parting-ways-with-longtime-standout-wr-reggie-wayne/article/feed/211359?custom_click=rss

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis gave Reggie Wayne the answer he didn't want to hear.

They don't want him back.

Calling it a sad day, team owner Jim Irsay announced Friday that the Colts would part ways with one of the greatest receivers in franchise history. Wayne will become an unrestricted free agent next week.

"Reggie is one of the greatest men to ever wear the horseshoe, and we have been blessed to watch him play for the past 14 years," Irsay said in a statement. "When he first took the field with us in 2001, we knew this day would eventually arrive. That reality is one of the things that makes pro football such a tough business."

The decision should not have come as a major surprise to Colts' fans.

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]]> INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis gave Reggie Wayne the answer he didn't want to hear.

They don't want him back.

Calling it a sad day, team owner Jim Irsay announced Friday that the Colts would part ways with one of the greatest receivers in franchise history. Wayne will become an unrestricted free agent next week.

"Reggie is one of the greatest men to ever wear the horseshoe, and we have been blessed to watch him play for the past 14 years," Irsay said in a statement. "When he first took the field with us in 2001, we knew this day would eventually arrive. That reality is one of the things that makes pro football such a tough business."

The decision should not have come as a major surprise to Colts' fans.]]> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 20:34:14 -0700 <![CDATA[NCAA suspends coach Jim Boeheim for Syracuse violations]]> http://gazette.com/ncaa-suspends-coach-jim-boeheim-for-syracuse-violations/article/feed/211408?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ncaa-suspends-coach-jim-boeheim-for-syracuse-violations/article/feed/211408?custom_click=rss

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The NCAA denounced one of the country's most decorated basketball programs Friday, suspending Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim for nine conference games next year and outlining a decade-long series of violations that included academic misconduct, improper benefits, and drug-policy failures.

The governing body, saying the school lost control of its athletic department, placed Syracuse on probation for five years for breaking with the "most fundamental core values of the NCAA."

The bulk of the violations concerned athletic department officials interfering with academics and making sure star players stayed eligible.

The basketball team must vacate wins in which ineligible players participated.

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]]> SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The NCAA denounced one of the country's most decorated basketball programs Friday, suspending Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim for nine conference games next year and outlining a decade-long series of violations that included academic misconduct, improper benefits, and drug-policy failures.

The governing body, saying the school lost control of its athletic department, placed Syracuse on probation for five years for breaking with the "most fundamental core values of the NCAA."

The bulk of the violations concerned athletic department officials interfering with academics and making sure star players stayed eligible.

The basketball team must vacate wins in which ineligible players participated.]]> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 20:18:54 -0700 <![CDATA[NFC South Free Agency Capsules]]> http://gazette.com/nfc-south-free-agency-capsules/article/feed/211208?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nfc-south-free-agency-capsules/article/feed/211208?custom_click=rss ATLANTA FALCONS (6-10)

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: CB Javier Arenas, DE Kroy Biermann, OL Gabe Carimi, OL Mike Johnson, S Dwight Lowery, CB Robert McClain, TE Bear Pascoe, DT Corey Peters, RB Jacquizz Rodgers, OL Jonathan Scott, RB Antone Smith, CB Josh Wilson, DE Osi Umenyiora, LB Sean Weatherspoon, QB T.J. Yates.

RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: WR Drew Davis.

NEEDS: New coach Dan Quinn, the former Seattle defensive coordinator, could look for pass rush help and playmakers at linebacker as the basis of a major makeover. Other priorities include running back following the release of Steven Jackson, and offensive line after veteran guard Justin Blalock was released.

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]]> ATLANTA FALCONS (6-10)

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: CB Javier Arenas, DE Kroy Biermann, OL Gabe Carimi, OL Mike Johnson, S Dwight Lowery, CB Robert McClain, TE Bear Pascoe, DT Corey Peters, RB Jacquizz Rodgers, OL Jonathan Scott, RB Antone Smith, CB Josh Wilson, DE Osi Umenyiora, LB Sean Weatherspoon, QB T.J. Yates.

RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: WR Drew Davis.

NEEDS: New coach Dan Quinn, the former Seattle defensive coordinator, could look for pass rush help and playmakers at linebacker as the basis of a major makeover. Other priorities include running back following the release of Steven Jackson, and offensive line after veteran guard Justin Blalock was released.]]> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 20:18:13 -0700 <![CDATA[Holmes keeps the lead; McIlroy loses his temper]]> http://gazette.com/holmes-keeps-the-lead-mcilroy-loses-his-temper/article/feed/211528?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/holmes-keeps-the-lead-mcilroy-loses-his-temper/article/feed/211528?custom_click=rss

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — J.B. Holmes kept his lead. Rory McIlroy lost his cool.

Holmes was 11 shots worse than his tournament record-tying 62, finishing with a tee shot in the water and a double bogey on the 18th hole Friday for a 1-over 73. That still was enough to take a two-shot lead over Ryan Moore (71) into the weekend at the Cadillac Championship.

McIlroy made the wrong kind of splash at Trump National Doral — first with a shot, then with his club.

On a wild afternoon of eagles, birdies and big numbers at every turn, McIlroy produced the biggest highlight when he pulled his 3-iron into the water on the par-5 eighth, and then heaved the club some 50 yards into the middle of the lake.

"Felt good at the time," Mc

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]]> DORAL, Fla. (AP) — J.B. Holmes kept his lead. Rory McIlroy lost his cool.

Holmes was 11 shots worse than his tournament record-tying 62, finishing with a tee shot in the water and a double bogey on the 18th hole Friday for a 1-over 73. That still was enough to take a two-shot lead over Ryan Moore (71) into the weekend at the Cadillac Championship.

McIlroy made the wrong kind of splash at Trump National Doral — first with a shot, then with his club.

On a wild afternoon of eagles, birdies and big numbers at every turn, McIlroy produced the biggest highlight when he pulled his 3-iron into the water on the par-5 eighth, and then heaved the club some 50 yards into the middle of the lake.

"Felt good at the time," Mc]]> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 20:04:25 -0700 <![CDATA[NFC North Free Agency Capsules]]> http://gazette.com/nfc-north-free-agency-capsules/article/feed/211204?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nfc-north-free-agency-capsules/article/feed/211204?custom_click=rss CHICAGO BEARS (5-11)

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: LB Lance Briggs, CB Charles Tillman, S Chris Conte, LB D.J. Williams, DT Stephen Paea, C Brian De La Puente, TE Dante Rosario, WR Josh Morgan, OT Eben Britton, K Jay Feely, LS Jeremy Cain, DE Austen Lane, S Danny McCray, CB Sherrick McManis, FB Montell Owens, DE Trevor Scott, LB Darryl Sharpton, S Anthony Walters.

RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: None.

NEEDS: New GM Ryan Pace and coach John Fox are facing such a big task it would be easier to list what the Bears don't need. The Bears are switching to a 3-4 defense, hoping Fox and new coordinator Vic Fangio can help revive a unit that ranked among the worst in franchise history the past two years under Mel Tucker. Chicago allowed its

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]]> CHICAGO BEARS (5-11)

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: LB Lance Briggs, CB Charles Tillman, S Chris Conte, LB D.J. Williams, DT Stephen Paea, C Brian De La Puente, TE Dante Rosario, WR Josh Morgan, OT Eben Britton, K Jay Feely, LS Jeremy Cain, DE Austen Lane, S Danny McCray, CB Sherrick McManis, FB Montell Owens, DE Trevor Scott, LB Darryl Sharpton, S Anthony Walters.

RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: None.

NEEDS: New GM Ryan Pace and coach John Fox are facing such a big task it would be easier to list what the Bears don't need. The Bears are switching to a 3-4 defense, hoping Fox and new coordinator Vic Fangio can help revive a unit that ranked among the worst in franchise history the past two years under Mel Tucker. Chicago allowed its]]> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 20:02:58 -0700 <![CDATA[Live coverage: High school basketball playoffs]]> The Gazette http://gazette.com/live-coverage-high-school-basketball-playoffs/article/1546826?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/live-coverage-high-school-basketball-playoffs/article/1546826?custom_click=rss

High school playoffs are underway and The Gazette is bringing you the action. We also would like your help. If you're tweeting at a game, use the hashtag #gazettepreps at share your update with other readers via the Twitter feed in this article.

Below you will also find links for updated basketball brackets.

Only one team beat Colorado Springs Christian School (20-1) this season. Today, the Lions get a shot at redemption.

No. 2 CSCS will play No. 1 St. Mary's (15-6) in the finals of the 3A Tri-Peaks League tournament and The Gazette will be on hand to keep you updated.   The No. 1 Peyton girls' basketball team (20-0) has been perfect so far. Tonight they'll try and stay perfect when they play No. 2 Ellicott (7-4)

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High school playoffs are underway and The Gazette is bringing you the action. We also would like your help. If you're tweeting at a game, use the hashtag #gazettepreps at share your update with other readers via the Twitter feed in this article.

Below you will also find links for updated basketball brackets.

Only one team beat Colorado Springs Christian School (20-1) this season. Today, the Lions get a shot at redemption.

No. 2 CSCS will play No. 1 St. Mary's (15-6) in the finals of the 3A Tri-Peaks League tournament and The Gazette will be on hand to keep you updated.   The No. 1 Peyton girls' basketball team (20-0) has been perfect so far. Tonight they'll try and stay perfect when they play No. 2 Ellicott (7-4)]]>
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<![CDATA[Harvey returns with 2 perfect innings, Mets beat Tigers]]> http://gazette.com/harvey-returns-with-2-perfect-innings-mets-beat-tigers/article/feed/211522?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/harvey-returns-with-2-perfect-innings-mets-beat-tigers/article/feed/211522?custom_click=rss

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Matt Harvey was back on the mound, pumping fastballs by opposing batters for the first time in more than 18 months. His first outing following elbow surgery could not have been much more impressive.

Harvey struck out three in two perfect innings, reaching 99 mph Friday in the New York Mets' 5-4 win over the Detroit Tigers — the team he faced in his last outing.

"I felt like I never left," he said. "I could tell the ball was coming out good. I think, like I said last time, I let a few go. For the most part, I was really trying to stay loose and hit my spots and felt pretty confident."

Harvey, who started for the NL in the 2013 All-Star game, was diagnosed with a torn elbow ligament after l

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]]> PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Matt Harvey was back on the mound, pumping fastballs by opposing batters for the first time in more than 18 months. His first outing following elbow surgery could not have been much more impressive.

Harvey struck out three in two perfect innings, reaching 99 mph Friday in the New York Mets' 5-4 win over the Detroit Tigers — the team he faced in his last outing.

"I felt like I never left," he said. "I could tell the ball was coming out good. I think, like I said last time, I let a few go. For the most part, I was really trying to stay loose and hit my spots and felt pretty confident."

Harvey, who started for the NL in the 2013 All-Star game, was diagnosed with a torn elbow ligament after l]]> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 19:50:10 -0700 <![CDATA[Jets re-sign linebacker David Harris to 3-year deal]]> http://gazette.com/jets-re-sign-linebacker-david-harris-to-3-year-deal/article/feed/211429?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/jets-re-sign-linebacker-david-harris-to-3-year-deal/article/feed/211429?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — David Harris is staying put in the middle of the New York Jets' defense.

The team announced Friday that it re-signed the playmaking linebacker who has more than 1,000 tackles in eight seasons with the Jets.

A person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press that it is a three-year, $21.5 million contract — which includes $15 million guaranteed through the first two years. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hadn't announced terms.

Harris, 31, has been a consistent leader on the Jets' defense since he was drafted in the second round out of Michigan in 2007.

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The team announced Friday that it re-signed the playmaking linebacker who has more than 1,000 tackles in eight seasons with the Jets.

A person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press that it is a three-year, $21.5 million contract — which includes $15 million guaranteed through the first two years. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hadn't announced terms.

Harris, 31, has been a consistent leader on the Jets' defense since he was drafted in the second round out of Michigan in 2007.]]> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 19:36:19 -0700 <![CDATA[Weaver sharp in first spring outing, Angels blank Rockies]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/weaver-sharp-in-first-spring-outing-angels-blank-rockies/article/1547466?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/weaver-sharp-in-first-spring-outing-angels-blank-rockies/article/1547466?custom_click=rss

TEMPE, Ariz. — Los Angeles Angels ace Jered Weaver pitched 2 2-3 sharp innings Friday in a 3-0 win over the Colorado Rockies.

Weaver allowed two hits, struck out one and walked one.

"It's a step in the right direction," he said. "It was a good first start."

The three-time All-Star was 18-9 last season.

"I thought Jered looked good," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "I thought he threw some real good pitches that must've just missed."

Angels left fielder Collin Cowgill helped out Weaver in the first, throwing out Daniel Descalso when he tried to score on Corey Dickerson's flyball.

Kyle Kendrick made his Rockies debut, giving up one run and three hits in two innings.



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TEMPE, Ariz. — Los Angeles Angels ace Jered Weaver pitched 2 2-3 sharp innings Friday in a 3-0 win over the Colorado Rockies.

Weaver allowed two hits, struck out one and walked one.

"It's a step in the right direction," he said. "It was a good first start."

The three-time All-Star was 18-9 last season.

"I thought Jered looked good," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "I thought he threw some real good pitches that must've just missed."

Angels left fielder Collin Cowgill helped out Weaver in the first, throwing out Daniel Descalso when he tried to score on Corey Dickerson's flyball.

Kyle Kendrick made his Rockies debut, giving up one run and three hits in two innings.

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Fri, 06 Mar 2015 19:33:44 -0700
<![CDATA[Japanese 18-yr-old Kadono takes Burton US Open]]> http://gazette.com/japanese-18-yr-old-kadono-takes-burton-us-open/article/feed/211524?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/japanese-18-yr-old-kadono-takes-burton-us-open/article/feed/211524?custom_click=rss VAIL, Colo. (AP) — File away this name: Yuki Kadono.

His trick — make that tricks — will probably be make an impression over the next few years, too.

The 18-year-old Japanese snowboarder won the Burton U.S. Open slopestyle contest Friday with back-to-back triple-cork, 1620-degree jumps that are, all of the sudden, the new gold standard in the sport.

With the next Olympics three years away, Kadono is setting the trend in slopestyle, which was added to the program for last year's Games in Sochi. He also used a 1620-degree triple cork to win Shaun White's Air and Style event at the Rose Bowl two weeks ago. He landed it twice on the same run Friday on a sparkling day in Vail.

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His trick — make that tricks — will probably be make an impression over the next few years, too.

The 18-year-old Japanese snowboarder won the Burton U.S. Open slopestyle contest Friday with back-to-back triple-cork, 1620-degree jumps that are, all of the sudden, the new gold standard in the sport.

With the next Olympics three years away, Kadono is setting the trend in slopestyle, which was added to the program for last year's Games in Sochi. He also used a 1620-degree triple cork to win Shaun White's Air and Style event at the Rose Bowl two weeks ago. He landed it twice on the same run Friday on a sparkling day in Vail.]]> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 19:30:53 -0700 <![CDATA[Seattle releases TE Zach Miller after failed physical]]> http://gazette.com/seattle-releases-te-zach-miller-after-failed-physical/article/feed/211525?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/seattle-releases-te-zach-miller-after-failed-physical/article/feed/211525?custom_click=rss RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks could be in the market for a tight end when free agency begins after veteran Zach Miller was released on Friday.

Miller had his contract terminated with the designation of "failed physical." Miller played in just three games last season before undergoing ankle surgery in late September. He was placed on injured reserve in November after complications slowed his recovery.

Miller spent four seasons with the Seahawks after signing as a free agent in 2011. He proved more important as a blocker than a pass catcher in Seattle's offensive system. Miller played in 48 regular season games in his four seasons with Seattle and finished with 102 receptions and eight touchdowns.

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Miller had his contract terminated with the designation of "failed physical." Miller played in just three games last season before undergoing ankle surgery in late September. He was placed on injured reserve in November after complications slowed his recovery.

Miller spent four seasons with the Seahawks after signing as a free agent in 2011. He proved more important as a blocker than a pass catcher in Seattle's offensive system. Miller played in 48 regular season games in his four seasons with Seattle and finished with 102 receptions and eight touchdowns.]]> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 19:18:09 -0700 <![CDATA[With strong returning core, Cheyenne Mountain boys' swimming aims to bridge gap to Air Academy]]> By kevin carmody preps@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/with-strong-returning-core-cheyenne-mountain-boys-swimming-aims-to-bridge-gap-to-air-academy/article/1547460?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/with-strong-returning-core-cheyenne-mountain-boys-swimming-aims-to-bridge-gap-to-air-academy/article/1547460?custom_click=rss

For the past three years, Air Academy has ruled the Class 4A boys' swimming roost, celebrating with the championship trophy at the state meet.

Cheyenne Mountain, which finished fifth last season, watched that celebration take place but didn't hang its collective head. Despite the placing, the mere 87-point deficit has a deep and experienced Indians team encouraged heading into the 2015 season.

"The point difference between third and fifth was only 20 points," Indians senior Wyatt Kartvedt said. "That's super close and not even the points awarded for a relay win (40). It comes down to tiny points. There are a lot of great teams, but I don't think any is superior anymore. It's a tight race every day, and it comes down to who



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For the past three years, Air Academy has ruled the Class 4A boys' swimming roost, celebrating with the championship trophy at the state meet.

Cheyenne Mountain, which finished fifth last season, watched that celebration take place but didn't hang its collective head. Despite the placing, the mere 87-point deficit has a deep and experienced Indians team encouraged heading into the 2015 season.

"The point difference between third and fifth was only 20 points," Indians senior Wyatt Kartvedt said. "That's super close and not even the points awarded for a relay win (40). It comes down to tiny points. There are a lot of great teams, but I don't think any is superior anymore. It's a tight race every day, and it comes down to who

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<![CDATA[Broncos tender top tackler Brandon Marshall, Ben Garland; more decisions await]]> By Arnie Stapleton, Associated Press http://gazette.com/broncos-tender-top-tackler-brandon-marshall-ben-garland-more-decisions-await/article/1547445?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-tender-top-tackler-brandon-marshall-ben-garland-more-decisions-await/article/1547445?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD - The Denver Broncos have tendered their three exclusive rights free agents, a group led by top tackler Brandon Marshall, who will receive $585,000 in 2015. Tackle Paul Cornick and guard Ben Garland will each receive $510,000.

The Broncos have two more restricted free agents in cornerback Tony Carter and linebacker Steven Johnson, and they must make a decision on them by the start of free agency Tuesday.

Marshall is a fourth-year pro and was a first-time starter last season. He led the Broncos with 110 tackles in 14 games despite missing the final 2 1-2 games with a sprained right foot that also hampered him in the playoffs. He posted 88 solo tackles, two sacks, an interception, nine pass breakups and one forced



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ENGLEWOOD - The Denver Broncos have tendered their three exclusive rights free agents, a group led by top tackler Brandon Marshall, who will receive $585,000 in 2015. Tackle Paul Cornick and guard Ben Garland will each receive $510,000.

The Broncos have two more restricted free agents in cornerback Tony Carter and linebacker Steven Johnson, and they must make a decision on them by the start of free agency Tuesday.

Marshall is a fourth-year pro and was a first-time starter last season. He led the Broncos with 110 tackles in 14 games despite missing the final 2 1-2 games with a sprained right foot that also hampered him in the playoffs. He posted 88 solo tackles, two sacks, an interception, nine pass breakups and one forced

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<![CDATA[Air Force hopes to end two seasons of home hockey playoff losses this weekend]]> By JOE PAISLEY joe.paisley@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/air-force-hopes-to-end-two-seasons-of-home-hockey-playoff-losses-this-weekend/article/1547410?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-hopes-to-end-two-seasons-of-home-hockey-playoff-losses-this-weekend/article/1547410?custom_click=rss

The Air Force hockey team enters the playoffs looking to reverse a two-year trend of home-ice struggles.

For the past two postseasons, the Falcons got the coveted first-round bye only to be eliminated at home during the Atlantic Hockey Conference quarterfinals.

This weekend, the seniors want to finish their final best-of-three playoff series at Cadet Ice Arena with a victory instead of a season- and career-ending defeat.

"It's definitely something that's on our minds," senior Scott Holm said. "You want to go out leaving your fans with a good taste in their mouths."

"The last two years, those series at home didn't go very well," AFA coach Frank Serratore said. "We've got to stop that.



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The Air Force hockey team enters the playoffs looking to reverse a two-year trend of home-ice struggles.

For the past two postseasons, the Falcons got the coveted first-round bye only to be eliminated at home during the Atlantic Hockey Conference quarterfinals.

This weekend, the seniors want to finish their final best-of-three playoff series at Cadet Ice Arena with a victory instead of a season- and career-ending defeat.

"It's definitely something that's on our minds," senior Scott Holm said. "You want to go out leaving your fans with a good taste in their mouths."

"The last two years, those series at home didn't go very well," AFA coach Frank Serratore said. "We've got to stop that.

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Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:36:28 -0700
<![CDATA[Nathan MacKinnon will miss rest of Avs' season after injury]]> By Terry Frei, The Denver Post http://gazette.com/nathan-mackinnon-will-miss-rest-of-avs-season-after-injury/article/1547439?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nathan-mackinnon-will-miss-rest-of-avs-season-after-injury/article/1547439?custom_click=rss

Second-year winger Nathan MacKinnon has suffered a broken foot and will be out of action six to eight weeks, the Avalanche announced on Friday.

That means he will miss the rest of the regular season. Colorado has 18 games remaining, including at Columbus Saturday and Minnesota Sunday, and the regular season ends on April 11 against Chicago at home.

Because the Avalanche is nine points out of what would be the final Western Conference playoff spot — as of Friday, that second wild-card team is Winnipeg — it seems likely that Colorado won't make the playoffs and MacKinnon won't skate again in a game until next season.



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Second-year winger Nathan MacKinnon has suffered a broken foot and will be out of action six to eight weeks, the Avalanche announced on Friday.

That means he will miss the rest of the regular season. Colorado has 18 games remaining, including at Columbus Saturday and Minnesota Sunday, and the regular season ends on April 11 against Chicago at home.

Because the Avalanche is nine points out of what would be the final Western Conference playoff spot — as of Friday, that second wild-card team is Winnipeg — it seems likely that Colorado won't make the playoffs and MacKinnon won't skate again in a game until next season.

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Fri, 06 Mar 2015 10:05:13 -0700
<![CDATA[90 skiers, snowboarders evacuated from ski lift at Jackson Hole]]> Associated Press http://gazette.com/90-skiers-snowboarders-evacuated-from-ski-lift-at-jackson-hole/article/1547434?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/90-skiers-snowboarders-evacuated-from-ski-lift-at-jackson-hole/article/1547434?custom_click=rss JACKSON, Wyo. — About 90 skiers and snowboarders had to be evacuated from a disabled ski lift at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

No one was injured during the two-hour evacuation Thursday. The highest point on the lift is about 35 feet above the snow surface.

Resort officials say the lift stopped operating because of mechanical issues. Mechanics are working to repair the lift, but it wasn't immediately clear when the lift will re-open because parts had to be obtained from the manufacturer.

Resort spokeswoman Anna Cole tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide (http://bit.ly/1BW5tO8 ) that the evacuated skiers and snowboarders received a refund for their day ski tickets in addition to a complimentary ticket



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JACKSON, Wyo. — About 90 skiers and snowboarders had to be evacuated from a disabled ski lift at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

No one was injured during the two-hour evacuation Thursday. The highest point on the lift is about 35 feet above the snow surface.

Resort officials say the lift stopped operating because of mechanical issues. Mechanics are working to repair the lift, but it wasn't immediately clear when the lift will re-open because parts had to be obtained from the manufacturer.

Resort spokeswoman Anna Cole tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide (http://bit.ly/1BW5tO8 ) that the evacuated skiers and snowboarders received a refund for their day ski tickets in addition to a complimentary ticket

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<![CDATA[Girls' tennis capsules]]> By BRENT W. NEW preps@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/girls-tennis-capsules/article/1547417?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/girls-tennis-capsules/article/1547417?custom_click=rss A team-by-team look at the girls' tennis teams from around the Pikes Peak region.

Class 5A

Doherty

Coach: Cheri Rogers (20th year)

Key players: Kylie Simons, sr.; Kylie Hylton, sr.; Bronte Daly, sr.; Kayla Wald.

Outlook: The Spartans have graduated 14 seniors over the past two years, leaving the team young and fairly inexperienced. Simons is the exception. The year-round player is one of the few 5A standouts in the area. The senior is a three-time state qualifier and will be the team's ace once again.

Fountain-Fort Carson

Coach: Mary Heisel (second season)

Key players: Deanna Garcia, sr.; Ariana Escobar, jr.

Outlook: The Trojans are big and inexperienced.

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Class 5A

Doherty

Coach: Cheri Rogers (20th year)

Key players: Kylie Simons, sr.; Kylie Hylton, sr.; Bronte Daly, sr.; Kayla Wald.

Outlook: The Spartans have graduated 14 seniors over the past two years, leaving the team young and fairly inexperienced. Simons is the exception. The year-round player is one of the few 5A standouts in the area. The senior is a three-time state qualifier and will be the team's ace once again.

Fountain-Fort Carson

Coach: Mary Heisel (second season)

Key players: Deanna Garcia, sr.; Ariana Escobar, jr.

Outlook: The Trojans are big and inexperienced.]]> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 04:20:28 -0700 <![CDATA[Girls' tennis preview: Talent and numbers helping Discovery Canyon build]]> By BRENT W. NEW preps@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/girls-tennis-preview-talent-and-numbers-helping-discovery-canyon-build/article/1547416?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/girls-tennis-preview-talent-and-numbers-helping-discovery-canyon-build/article/1547416?custom_click=rss

After the program's two best seasons in 2013 and 2014, and the first state qualifiers in its history, Brian Thirkell believes he is slowly and quietly building a winner at Discovery Canyon.

Strength in talent and numbers, the Thunder return seven varsity players and three state qualifiers, and have a program-most 31 players out for the girls' tennis team.

"We are really excited for this season," the sixth-year coach said. "Our successes the past two seasons have helped build the program to this point. We have been better every year and this could be the best (season) yet for us."

Of course, Thirkell's team won't likely compete for a state championship or a Pikes Peak Athletic Conference title this season.

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Strength in talent and numbers, the Thunder return seven varsity players and three state qualifiers, and have a program-most 31 players out for the girls' tennis team.

"We are really excited for this season," the sixth-year coach said. "Our successes the past two seasons have helped build the program to this point. We have been better every year and this could be the best (season) yet for us."

Of course, Thirkell's team won't likely compete for a state championship or a Pikes Peak Athletic Conference title this season.]]> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 04:20:21 -0700 <![CDATA[Ramsey: Humbled CSCS Lions yearn to rule Colorado 3A basketball]]> By david ramsey david.ramsey@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/ramsey-humbled-cscs-lions-yearn-to-rule-colorado-3a-basketball/article/1547415?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ramsey-humbled-cscs-lions-yearn-to-rule-colorado-3a-basketball/article/1547415?custom_click=rss

Thanks, St. Mary's.

That's the general attitude at Colorado Springs Christian School as the team prepares for the Class 3A state tournament.

In recent seasons, CSCS battled an understandable, and dangerous, feeling of invincibility as the final games of the season approached. The Lions typically spend the season mauling - and this is the right word - competition in the Tri-Peaks League.

This season the mauling stopped for one shocking, ego-bursting night. On Jan. 23, St. Mary's defeated CSCS, 51-49, ending a five-season conference winning streak. The Pirates danced and shouted on the Lions' homecourt as if they had won the state title.

The Lions, meanwhile, fell in a brief state of confusion.



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Thanks, St. Mary's.

That's the general attitude at Colorado Springs Christian School as the team prepares for the Class 3A state tournament.

In recent seasons, CSCS battled an understandable, and dangerous, feeling of invincibility as the final games of the season approached. The Lions typically spend the season mauling - and this is the right word - competition in the Tri-Peaks League.

This season the mauling stopped for one shocking, ego-bursting night. On Jan. 23, St. Mary's defeated CSCS, 51-49, ending a five-season conference winning streak. The Pirates danced and shouted on the Lions' homecourt as if they had won the state title.

The Lions, meanwhile, fell in a brief state of confusion.

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<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center resident gymnast Donnell Whittenberg prepares for American Cup]]> By JOE PAISLEY joe.paisley@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-olympic-training-center-resident-gymnast-donnell-whittenberg-prepares-for-american-cup/article/1547413?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-olympic-training-center-resident-gymnast-donnell-whittenberg-prepares-for-american-cup/article/1547413?custom_click=rss

U.S. men's gymnast Donnell Whittenberg is headed into Saturday's American Cup with a new outlook after a breakout 2014 season.

"It gave me more confidence after realizing my potential in this sport," he said. "I am grateful for the experience from worlds and hope to bring that into the American Cup. I definitely want to see where I stand going into worlds, especially at the all-around level."

The Olympic Training Center resident is focused on improving his technical scores while in Colorado Springs. The Baltimore native moved to the region this past offseason after he placed third in the World Cup all-around and was a significant contributor to the U.S. team's bronze medal at the 2014 world championships.

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"It gave me more confidence after realizing my potential in this sport," he said. "I am grateful for the experience from worlds and hope to bring that into the American Cup. I definitely want to see where I stand going into worlds, especially at the all-around level."

The Olympic Training Center resident is focused on improving his technical scores while in Colorado Springs. The Baltimore native moved to the region this past offseason after he placed third in the World Cup all-around and was a significant contributor to the U.S. team's bronze medal at the 2014 world championships.]]> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 04:15:13 -0700 <![CDATA[Friday Faceoff: Should Peyton Manning have been asked to take a pay cut?]]> The Gazette http://gazette.com/friday-faceoff-should-peyton-manning-have-been-asked-to-take-a-pay-cut/article/1547407?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/friday-faceoff-should-peyton-manning-have-been-asked-to-take-a-pay-cut/article/1547407?custom_click=rss

Pay cut reflects Peyton’s worth

David Ramsey

Yes, the Broncos asked Peyton Manning to take a pay cut.

But let me remind everyone, including my friend and colleague Mr. Paul Klee, this cut was $19 million to $15 million, and it’s extremely difficult for anyone to feel  diminished when he’s earning $15 million to play a game. Insulted? No way. Manning is excessively blessed.

Manning has usually played at the $19-million level during his three years with the Broncos, but his contract for 2015 is not based on history.

It’s based on 2015, and the most accurate, troubling prediction of his immediate future came in the final game of the 2014 season.



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Pay cut reflects Peyton’s worth

David Ramsey

Yes, the Broncos asked Peyton Manning to take a pay cut.

But let me remind everyone, including my friend and colleague Mr. Paul Klee, this cut was $19 million to $15 million, and it’s extremely difficult for anyone to feel  diminished when he’s earning $15 million to play a game. Insulted? No way. Manning is excessively blessed.

Manning has usually played at the $19-million level during his three years with the Broncos, but his contract for 2015 is not based on history.

It’s based on 2015, and the most accurate, troubling prediction of his immediate future came in the final game of the 2014 season.

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