<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:38:04 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Raptors Lou Williams wins NBA Sixth Man Award]]> http://gazette.com/raptors-lou-williams-wins-nba-sixth-man-award/article/feed/225053?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/raptors-lou-williams-wins-nba-sixth-man-award/article/feed/225053?custom_click=rss TORONTO (AP) — What started as a song has become reality for Raptors guard Lou Williams.

Williams won the NBA Sixth Man Award on Monday, honored as the league's best reserve after averaging a career-best 15.5 points in his 10th season and helping Toronto win a franchise-record 49 games.

"It couldn't happen at a better time for me," Williams said as he picked up the award in a ceremony at a downtown hotel with several teammates, his mother, brother, two daughters and his former high school coach watching. "Everything is right in the world."

Williams was mentioned in the lyrics of the song "6 Man" by Toronto rapper Drake, who is also the Raptors' global ambassador. The song came out in February, right around the NBA's A

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]]> TORONTO (AP) — What started as a song has become reality for Raptors guard Lou Williams.

Williams won the NBA Sixth Man Award on Monday, honored as the league's best reserve after averaging a career-best 15.5 points in his 10th season and helping Toronto win a franchise-record 49 games.

"It couldn't happen at a better time for me," Williams said as he picked up the award in a ceremony at a downtown hotel with several teammates, his mother, brother, two daughters and his former high school coach watching. "Everything is right in the world."

Williams was mentioned in the lyrics of the song "6 Man" by Toronto rapper Drake, who is also the Raptors' global ambassador. The song came out in February, right around the NBA's A]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:36:01 -0600 <![CDATA[The Latest: Wheelchair champ gives wreath to Richards family]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-wheelchair-champ-gives-wreath-to-richards-family/article/feed/224948?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-wheelchair-champ-gives-wreath-to-richards-family/article/feed/224948?custom_click=rss

9:00 p.m.

Tatyana McFadden has given the gold laurel wreath she won for her third straight women's wheelchair victory at the Boston Marathon to the family of the 8-year-old boy killed in the 2013 finish line bombing.

McFadden wore a singlet in memory of Martin Richard for the second straight year. She said knowing the family changed the race for her, and she wanted to give them a "remembrance of strength, courage and hope."

The Richards family said McFadden "is an inspiration to all runners, not just those with disabilities. We are honored to call her a friend."

McFadden, 25, finished in an unofficial 1 hour, 52 minutes, 54 seconds.

She is a four-time Paralympian and also the reigning champion of the Chicago

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]]> 9:00 p.m.

Tatyana McFadden has given the gold laurel wreath she won for her third straight women's wheelchair victory at the Boston Marathon to the family of the 8-year-old boy killed in the 2013 finish line bombing.

McFadden wore a singlet in memory of Martin Richard for the second straight year. She said knowing the family changed the race for her, and she wanted to give them a "remembrance of strength, courage and hope."

The Richards family said McFadden "is an inspiration to all runners, not just those with disabilities. We are honored to call her a friend."

McFadden, 25, finished in an unofficial 1 hour, 52 minutes, 54 seconds.

She is a four-time Paralympian and also the reigning champion of the Chicago]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:36:01 -0600 <![CDATA[AP source: Peterson stays home from Vikings workouts]]> http://gazette.com/ap-source-peterson-stays-home-from-vikings-workouts/article/feed/225218?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ap-source-peterson-stays-home-from-vikings-workouts/article/feed/225218?custom_click=rss

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have started their spring strength and conditioning program.

Adrian Peterson, in one of the surest bets of the offseason, stayed away.

NFL teams such as the Vikings with returning head coaches were allowed to launch their supervised workouts at team headquarters on Monday, when a person with knowledge of Peterson's plans confirmed to The Associated Press that the star running back did not attend.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.

Peterson's absence was expected, of course, given his expressed disinterest in returning to the organization. Even in a normal year, Peterson's presence during the offseason in Minne

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]]> MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have started their spring strength and conditioning program.

Adrian Peterson, in one of the surest bets of the offseason, stayed away.

NFL teams such as the Vikings with returning head coaches were allowed to launch their supervised workouts at team headquarters on Monday, when a person with knowledge of Peterson's plans confirmed to The Associated Press that the star running back did not attend.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.

Peterson's absence was expected, of course, given his expressed disinterest in returning to the organization. Even in a normal year, Peterson's presence during the offseason in Minne]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:33:26 -0600 <![CDATA[Former Chicago Bears linebacker Doug Buffone dead at 70]]> http://gazette.com/former-chicago-bears-linebacker-doug-buffone-dead-at-70/article/feed/225152?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/former-chicago-bears-linebacker-doug-buffone-dead-at-70/article/feed/225152?custom_click=rss

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Chicago Bears linebacker Doug Buffone, whose reputation for being a passionate football player carried over into his career as a sports broadcaster, was found dead Monday in his home, according to police.

Paramedics and police were summoned to Buffone's home on Chicago's West Side and found a 70-year-old man dead due to natural causes, said police spokesman Thomas Sweeney. The man was later identified as Buffone, who played 14 seasons for the Bears.

Buffone retired after the 1979 season with 24 career interceptions, the most for any Bears linebacker. He also held the team's record for most games played with 186.

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]]> CHICAGO (AP) — Former Chicago Bears linebacker Doug Buffone, whose reputation for being a passionate football player carried over into his career as a sports broadcaster, was found dead Monday in his home, according to police.

Paramedics and police were summoned to Buffone's home on Chicago's West Side and found a 70-year-old man dead due to natural causes, said police spokesman Thomas Sweeney. The man was later identified as Buffone, who played 14 seasons for the Bears.

Buffone retired after the 1979 season with 24 career interceptions, the most for any Bears linebacker. He also held the team's record for most games played with 186.]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:33:25 -0600 <![CDATA[Fan hit in back of head by foul ball at Cubs-Pirates game]]> http://gazette.com/fan-hit-in-back-of-head-by-foul-ball-at-cubs-pirates-game/article/feed/225231?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fan-hit-in-back-of-head-by-foul-ball-at-cubs-pirates-game/article/feed/225231?custom_click=rss PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates game against the Chicago Cubs was delayed 23 minutes Monday night after a female fan behind home plate was hit in the back of the head by a ball off the bat of Starlin Castro.

The woman was standing in the first row behind home plate with her back toward the field when Castro fouled a ball straight back against the protective screen. The ball was hit with such force that it struck the fan.

The injured fan was eventually removed from the seating area on a stretcher.

There was no immediate word on her condition.

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]]> PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates game against the Chicago Cubs was delayed 23 minutes Monday night after a female fan behind home plate was hit in the back of the head by a ball off the bat of Starlin Castro.

The woman was standing in the first row behind home plate with her back toward the field when Castro fouled a ball straight back against the protective screen. The ball was hit with such force that it struck the fan.

The injured fan was eventually removed from the seating area on a stretcher.

There was no immediate word on her condition.]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:33:18 -0600 <![CDATA[White Sox changed their replay plan after trouble in Detroit]]> http://gazette.com/white-sox-changed-their-replay-plan-after-trouble-in-detroit/article/feed/225235?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/white-sox-changed-their-replay-plan-after-trouble-in-detroit/article/feed/225235?custom_click=rss CHICAGO (AP) — White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said the team changed its process for determining when to challenge a play after a costly mistake in Detroit last weekend.

Chicago lost 2-1 on Friday after it did not challenge a disputed play in the ninth inning in time, and Detroit went on to score the decisive run.

"We made a few changes that night to our processes in terms of how we review things and I think we're going to be better going forward," Hahn said before the White Sox faced the Indians on Monday night. "It's unfortunate, but you know, we messed it up and we own it."

The White Sox and Tigers were tied at 1 when Nick Castellanos led off the ninth with a sinking liner to right that Melky Cabrera couldn't g

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]]> CHICAGO (AP) — White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said the team changed its process for determining when to challenge a play after a costly mistake in Detroit last weekend.

Chicago lost 2-1 on Friday after it did not challenge a disputed play in the ninth inning in time, and Detroit went on to score the decisive run.

"We made a few changes that night to our processes in terms of how we review things and I think we're going to be better going forward," Hahn said before the White Sox faced the Indians on Monday night. "It's unfortunate, but you know, we messed it up and we own it."

The White Sox and Tigers were tied at 1 when Nick Castellanos led off the ninth with a sinking liner to right that Melky Cabrera couldn't g]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:33:16 -0600 <![CDATA[Shower mishap sidelines Scooter Gennett]]> http://gazette.com/shower-mishap-sidelines-scooter-gennett/article/feed/225224?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/shower-mishap-sidelines-scooter-gennett/article/feed/225224?custom_click=rss

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett cut his left hand in the shower and needed five stitches, an injury that could land him on the disabled list.

Gennett sliced a knuckle on a metal rack after Sunday's game in Pittsburgh. He was out of Monday's lineup in Milwaukee.

"I went to grab some body wash like I would normally grab body wash," Gennett said. "It was definitely a freakish thing. It started bleeding everywhere. I didn't feel any type of pain. I have my strength but something like that reopening and getting worse isn't what we want."

Gennett hopes to return to the lineup by Wednesday. Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke didn't sound as certain.

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]]> MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett cut his left hand in the shower and needed five stitches, an injury that could land him on the disabled list.

Gennett sliced a knuckle on a metal rack after Sunday's game in Pittsburgh. He was out of Monday's lineup in Milwaukee.

"I went to grab some body wash like I would normally grab body wash," Gennett said. "It was definitely a freakish thing. It started bleeding everywhere. I didn't feel any type of pain. I have my strength but something like that reopening and getting worse isn't what we want."

Gennett hopes to return to the lineup by Wednesday. Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke didn't sound as certain.]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:19:47 -0600 <![CDATA[Chiefs' Houston skips report date for offseason program]]> http://gazette.com/chiefs-houston-skips-report-date-for-offseason-program/article/feed/225189?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/chiefs-houston-skips-report-date-for-offseason-program/article/feed/225189?custom_click=rss KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs reported for the start of their offseason program on Monday.

Well, most of them did.

The most notable absence was All-Pro linebacker Justin Houston, who was given the franchise tag after a record-setting sack season. Houston still has not signed his tender as the Chiefs and his representatives try to reach an agreement on a long-term deal.

"I'm hopeful they'll get it worked out," Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. "I think both sides want to be here for whatever's sake. I know the jockeying. I've been around long enough to understand how it works out, particularly when you're doing negotiations with good players.

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]]> KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs reported for the start of their offseason program on Monday.

Well, most of them did.

The most notable absence was All-Pro linebacker Justin Houston, who was given the franchise tag after a record-setting sack season. Houston still has not signed his tender as the Chiefs and his representatives try to reach an agreement on a long-term deal.

"I'm hopeful they'll get it worked out," Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. "I think both sides want to be here for whatever's sake. I know the jockeying. I've been around long enough to understand how it works out, particularly when you're doing negotiations with good players.]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:03:31 -0600 <![CDATA[Chargers' Woodhead, Dunlap deflect talk of LA, Rivers trade]]> http://gazette.com/chargers-woodhead-dunlap-deflect-talk-of-la-rivers-trade/article/feed/225169?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/chargers-woodhead-dunlap-deflect-talk-of-la-rivers-trade/article/feed/225169?custom_click=rss SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Chargers are still in San Diego and Philip Rivers is still their quarterback.

That's all Danny Woodhead and King Dunlap were concerned about as the Chargers — who for the time being remain Southern California's only NFL team — began offseason workouts Monday amid uncertainty on two fronts.

Woodhead said he's been tuning out talk of the Chargers possibly moving to Los Angeles, as well as rumors that Rivers, who's entering the final year of his contract, could be traded to Tennessee so the Chargers can draft Marcus Mariota.

"He's on our team and he's our quarterback. We definitely like having him as our quarterback. As far as I know he's still on our team, right?" Woodhead said with a laugh. "I

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]]> SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Chargers are still in San Diego and Philip Rivers is still their quarterback.

That's all Danny Woodhead and King Dunlap were concerned about as the Chargers — who for the time being remain Southern California's only NFL team — began offseason workouts Monday amid uncertainty on two fronts.

Woodhead said he's been tuning out talk of the Chargers possibly moving to Los Angeles, as well as rumors that Rivers, who's entering the final year of his contract, could be traded to Tennessee so the Chargers can draft Marcus Mariota.

"He's on our team and he's our quarterback. We definitely like having him as our quarterback. As far as I know he's still on our team, right?" Woodhead said with a laugh. "I ]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:03:30 -0600 <![CDATA[White Sox promote LHP Rodon from minors]]> http://gazette.com/white-sox-promote-lhp-rodon-from-minors/article/feed/225064?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/white-sox-promote-lhp-rodon-from-minors/article/feed/225064?custom_click=rss CHICAGO (AP) — Carlos Rodon was watching funny YouTube videos with his girlfriend and another buddy when he got the call from the Chicago White Sox.

The wait is over for one of baseball's top pitching prospects.

Rodon was promoted from Triple-A Charlotte on Monday, completing a steady climb from No. 3 overall pick in last year's draft to the majors.

The White Sox are hoping he can follow the same career path as ace Chris Sale, another tough left-hander who was a high selection in the draft and began his major league career in the bullpen before turning into one of baseball's best starting pitchers.

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]]> CHICAGO (AP) — Carlos Rodon was watching funny YouTube videos with his girlfriend and another buddy when he got the call from the Chicago White Sox.

The wait is over for one of baseball's top pitching prospects.

Rodon was promoted from Triple-A Charlotte on Monday, completing a steady climb from No. 3 overall pick in last year's draft to the majors.

The White Sox are hoping he can follow the same career path as ace Chris Sale, another tough left-hander who was a high selection in the draft and began his major league career in the bullpen before turning into one of baseball's best starting pitchers.]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:03:19 -0600 <![CDATA[Titans excited by adding Dick LeBeau to defense]]> http://gazette.com/titans-excited-by-adding-dick-lebeau-to-defense/article/feed/225212?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/titans-excited-by-adding-dick-lebeau-to-defense/article/feed/225212?custom_click=rss NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Going 2-14 generally doesn't create a lot of buzz for a team as a free agent destination.

Hiring a Hall of Famer in defensive coach Dick LeBeau has plenty excited about his arrival in Tennessee this offseason.

Outside linebacker Brian Orakpo is looking to re-ignite his career after suffering a torn pectoral muscle in 2014. And he said Monday that LeBeau made moving to the Titans from the Washington Redskins an easy decision for him as a free agent.

"I get to get coached by the living legend, Dick LeBeau himself. It was hands down a no-brainer," Orakpo said as the Titans started their offseason program.

LeBeau, 77, will oversee the Titans defense after leaving the Pittsburgh Steelers in Ja

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]]> NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Going 2-14 generally doesn't create a lot of buzz for a team as a free agent destination.

Hiring a Hall of Famer in defensive coach Dick LeBeau has plenty excited about his arrival in Tennessee this offseason.

Outside linebacker Brian Orakpo is looking to re-ignite his career after suffering a torn pectoral muscle in 2014. And he said Monday that LeBeau made moving to the Titans from the Washington Redskins an easy decision for him as a free agent.

"I get to get coached by the living legend, Dick LeBeau himself. It was hands down a no-brainer," Orakpo said as the Titans started their offseason program.

LeBeau, 77, will oversee the Titans defense after leaving the Pittsburgh Steelers in Ja]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:47:51 -0600 <![CDATA[Little 9: Cavaliers bench players boosting team's "Big 3"]]> http://gazette.com/little-9-cavaliers-bench-players-boosting-teams-big-3/article/feed/225184?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/little-9-cavaliers-bench-players-boosting-teams-big-3/article/feed/225184?custom_click=rss

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — For all their talent and celebrity, the Cavaliers' "Big 3" can't win an NBA title by themselves.

Not without help from Cleveland's reserves — those other guys.

Although they may not have the catchy nickname of their three famous teammates, Cleveland's two other starters — J.R. Smith and Timofey Mozgov — and the team's supporting cast of bench players have had a huge impact on the Cavaliers' season and are off to a strong start in the playoffs.

While LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love did their usual damage, combining for 69 points in Sunday's 113-100 win over the Boston Celtics, it was Cleveland's backups who came through in Game 1.

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]]> INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — For all their talent and celebrity, the Cavaliers' "Big 3" can't win an NBA title by themselves.

Not without help from Cleveland's reserves — those other guys.

Although they may not have the catchy nickname of their three famous teammates, Cleveland's two other starters — J.R. Smith and Timofey Mozgov — and the team's supporting cast of bench players have had a huge impact on the Cavaliers' season and are off to a strong start in the playoffs.

While LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love did their usual damage, combining for 69 points in Sunday's 113-100 win over the Boston Celtics, it was Cleveland's backups who came through in Game 1.]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:34:17 -0600 <![CDATA[Eagles sign quarterback Tim Tebow to 1-year contract]]> http://gazette.com/eagles-sign-quarterback-tim-tebow-to-1-year-contract/article/feed/225124?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/eagles-sign-quarterback-tim-tebow-to-1-year-contract/article/feed/225124?custom_click=rss

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tebowmania swept through Philly before Tim Tebow's return to the NFL even became official.

By the time the Philadelphia Eagles announced late Monday afternoon that Tebow signed a one-year contract, the city was buzzing about Chip Kelly's latest move. Tebow dominated newspaper headlines, social media conversation and sports talk radio. A pretzel factory even made "Tebowing" shaped pretzels.

Some fans applauded the move, while others claimed Kelly lost his mind. Talk show hosts debated the signing and questioned everything about Tebow from his passing skills to his faith and intelligence.

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]]> PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tebowmania swept through Philly before Tim Tebow's return to the NFL even became official.

By the time the Philadelphia Eagles announced late Monday afternoon that Tebow signed a one-year contract, the city was buzzing about Chip Kelly's latest move. Tebow dominated newspaper headlines, social media conversation and sports talk radio. A pretzel factory even made "Tebowing" shaped pretzels.

Some fans applauded the move, while others claimed Kelly lost his mind. Talk show hosts debated the signing and questioned everything about Tebow from his passing skills to his faith and intelligence.]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:18:01 -0600 <![CDATA[Signing Day: List of area college signees]]> THE GAZETTE preps@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/signing-day-list-of-area-college-signees/article/1549717?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/signing-day-list-of-area-college-signees/article/1549717?custom_click=rss

On Wednesday, high school student-athletes signed national letters of intent to take their athletic careers to the college level.

Below is a list of area athletes who were expected to sign NLIs. The list is submitted from area athletic directors and coaches.

Hayleigh Alamo, Liberty, softball, Kalamazoo (D-III)

Pamela Adelgren, Palmer Ridge, cross country, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (D-II)

Zachary Alhamra, Pine Creek, cross country/track, Duke (D-I)

Will Anti, Discovery Canyon, rifle, Virginia (D-I)

Riley Arnold, Palmer Ridge, volleyball, Lewis and Clark (D-III)

Ross Barringer, Liberty, diving, Mesa State (D-II)

Taylor Barrett, Doherty, volleyball, Colby



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On Wednesday, high school student-athletes signed national letters of intent to take their athletic careers to the college level.

Below is a list of area athletes who were expected to sign NLIs. The list is submitted from area athletic directors and coaches.

Hayleigh Alamo, Liberty, softball, Kalamazoo (D-III)

Pamela Adelgren, Palmer Ridge, cross country, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (D-II)

Zachary Alhamra, Pine Creek, cross country/track, Duke (D-I)

Will Anti, Discovery Canyon, rifle, Virginia (D-I)

Riley Arnold, Palmer Ridge, volleyball, Lewis and Clark (D-III)

Ross Barringer, Liberty, diving, Mesa State (D-II)

Taylor Barrett, Doherty, volleyball, Colby

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:05:04 -0600
<![CDATA[Data deluge: MLB rolls out Statcast analytics on Tuesday]]> http://gazette.com/data-deluge-mlb-rolls-out-statcast-analytics-on-tuesday/article/feed/225200?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/data-deluge-mlb-rolls-out-statcast-analytics-on-tuesday/article/feed/225200?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — Which outfielder sprints the fastest and runs the longest to snag line drives into the gap? Which shortstop is best at throwing from the grass to nip the runner at first? Which catcher gets the ball to second base the quickest?

A new era in analytics starts Tuesday when Major League Baseball rolls out its Statcast tracking technology during the MLB Network's broadcast of the St. Louis Cardinals' game at the Washington Nationals.

Real-time access will expand quickly to Fox, ESPN and Turner, then to regional sports networks within about six weeks.

By June, fans should be able to look up leaderboards for hitters' exit velocity, fielders' route efficiency, speed and distance, and pitchers' spin rates and a

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]]> NEW YORK (AP) — Which outfielder sprints the fastest and runs the longest to snag line drives into the gap? Which shortstop is best at throwing from the grass to nip the runner at first? Which catcher gets the ball to second base the quickest?

A new era in analytics starts Tuesday when Major League Baseball rolls out its Statcast tracking technology during the MLB Network's broadcast of the St. Louis Cardinals' game at the Washington Nationals.

Real-time access will expand quickly to Fox, ESPN and Turner, then to regional sports networks within about six weeks.

By June, fans should be able to look up leaderboards for hitters' exit velocity, fielders' route efficiency, speed and distance, and pitchers' spin rates and a]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:48:16 -0600 <![CDATA[Harris believes DBs could hold key to Broncos' success]]> http://gazette.com/harris-believes-dbs-could-hold-key-to-broncos-success/article/feed/225199?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/harris-believes-dbs-could-hold-key-to-broncos-success/article/feed/225199?custom_click=rss ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — No disrespect to Peyton Manning and Demaryius Thomas. But Chris Harris Jr. thinks the Denver Broncos' fortunes rest in their secondary.

More specifically, how he and fellow cornerback Aqib Talib play the pass.

"I would say most of the season is going to rely on us," Harris said Monday. "A lot of those wins are going to come if we play good or we play bad."

The Pro Bowler doesn't mind that type of pressure on him. Harris even cut the team a generous hometown discount by signing a five-year, $42.5 million contract extension last December.

His motivation is blue-and-orange, not green.

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]]> ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — No disrespect to Peyton Manning and Demaryius Thomas. But Chris Harris Jr. thinks the Denver Broncos' fortunes rest in their secondary.

More specifically, how he and fellow cornerback Aqib Talib play the pass.

"I would say most of the season is going to rely on us," Harris said Monday. "A lot of those wins are going to come if we play good or we play bad."

The Pro Bowler doesn't mind that type of pressure on him. Harris even cut the team a generous hometown discount by signing a five-year, $42.5 million contract extension last December.

His motivation is blue-and-orange, not green.]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:47:39 -0600 <![CDATA[This week's Peak Performer: Rhett Baldry, Pine Creek baseball]]> By JUSTIN SHAW preps@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/this-weeks-peak-performer-rhett-baldry-pine-creek-baseball/article/1550034?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/this-weeks-peak-performer-rhett-baldry-pine-creek-baseball/article/1550034?custom_click=rss

Rhett Baldry is the type of hitter that Pine Creek baseball coach Glenn Millhauser hates to see coming to the plate against his Eagles. Luckily for Millhauser, Baldry is on his team.

The junior second baseman has built a reputation for being a tough hitter this season, and he showed the dangerous potential he has when he tallied six hits, seven runs batted in and scored five runs in three Eagles' wins last week.

"Rhett is a really tough out - he makes contact and he forces the defense to make plays," Millhauser said. "Last year, he was injured and didn't play much. We knew we had a very good player after this last summer. He makes contact and runs well; he's a pretty complete player. Rhett is the kind of hitter I hate to see



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Rhett Baldry is the type of hitter that Pine Creek baseball coach Glenn Millhauser hates to see coming to the plate against his Eagles. Luckily for Millhauser, Baldry is on his team.

The junior second baseman has built a reputation for being a tough hitter this season, and he showed the dangerous potential he has when he tallied six hits, seven runs batted in and scored five runs in three Eagles' wins last week.

"Rhett is a really tough out - he makes contact and he forces the defense to make plays," Millhauser said. "Last year, he was injured and didn't play much. We knew we had a very good player after this last summer. He makes contact and runs well; he's a pretty complete player. Rhett is the kind of hitter I hate to see

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:47:13 -0600
<![CDATA[Looking back, Broncos' Chris Harris 'irritated' he didn't cover Colts' T.Y. Hilton]]> By Pat Graham, Associated Press http://gazette.com/looking-back-broncos-chris-harris-irritated-he-didnt-cover-colts-t.y.-hilton/article/1550028?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/looking-back-broncos-chris-harris-irritated-he-didnt-cover-colts-t.y.-hilton/article/1550028?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD — No disrespect to Peyton Manning and Demaryius Thomas. But Chris Harris Jr. thinks the Denver Broncos' fortunes rest in their secondary.

More specifically, how he and fellow cornerback Aqib Talib play the pass.

"I would say most of the season is going to rely on us," Harris said Monday. "A lot of those wins are going to come if we play good or we play bad."

The Pro Bowler doesn't mind that type of pressure on him. Harris even cut the team a generous hometown discount by signing a five-year, $42.5 million contract extension last December.

His motivation is blue-and-orange, not green.



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ENGLEWOOD — No disrespect to Peyton Manning and Demaryius Thomas. But Chris Harris Jr. thinks the Denver Broncos' fortunes rest in their secondary.

More specifically, how he and fellow cornerback Aqib Talib play the pass.

"I would say most of the season is going to rely on us," Harris said Monday. "A lot of those wins are going to come if we play good or we play bad."

The Pro Bowler doesn't mind that type of pressure on him. Harris even cut the team a generous hometown discount by signing a five-year, $42.5 million contract extension last December.

His motivation is blue-and-orange, not green.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:21:06 -0600
<![CDATA[Saturday's prep roundup: Daniel Carr sets pair of pool records to pace Cheyenne Mountain to win at Hornet]]> By KEVIN CARMODY preps@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/saturdays-prep-roundup-daniel-carr-sets-pair-of-pool-records-to-pace-cheyenne-mountain-to-win-at-hornet/article/1549933?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/saturdays-prep-roundup-daniel-carr-sets-pair-of-pool-records-to-pace-cheyenne-mountain-to-win-at-hornet/article/1549933?custom_click=rss

BOYS SWIMMING

Hornet Invitational

At Pueblo: Daniel Carr set a pair of pool records and also led two relay victories as Cheyenne Mountain dominated at Pueblo County's natatorium.

The Indians rolled up 390 points, highlighted by first-place finishes in four individual and three relay events.

Carr swam the 200-yard individual medley in 1 minute, 55.47 seconds and the 100 backstroke in 50.67 seconds, both pool records.

Westin Steiglitz (200 free) and Matt DePeppe (500 free) also touched first for Cheyenne Mountain, as did Doherty's Brady Chewakin (50 free) and Ronald Fry (diving), along with Blake Lawrie (100 free) of Discovery Canyon.



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BOYS SWIMMING

Hornet Invitational

At Pueblo: Daniel Carr set a pair of pool records and also led two relay victories as Cheyenne Mountain dominated at Pueblo County's natatorium.

The Indians rolled up 390 points, highlighted by first-place finishes in four individual and three relay events.

Carr swam the 200-yard individual medley in 1 minute, 55.47 seconds and the 100 backstroke in 50.67 seconds, both pool records.

Westin Steiglitz (200 free) and Matt DePeppe (500 free) also touched first for Cheyenne Mountain, as did Doherty's Brady Chewakin (50 free) and Ronald Fry (diving), along with Blake Lawrie (100 free) of Discovery Canyon.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:18:10 -0600
<![CDATA[Eagles sign former Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow to 1-year contract]]> Associated Press http://gazette.com/eagles-sign-former-broncos-quarterback-tim-tebow-to-1-year-contract/article/1550015?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/eagles-sign-former-broncos-quarterback-tim-tebow-to-1-year-contract/article/1550015?custom_click=rss

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles have signed quarterback Tim Tebow to a one-year contract, giving the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner his first shot in the NFL since the Patriots cut him before the 2013 season.

The team announced the deal Monday but did not disclose financial terms.

Tebow hasn't played in the NFL since 2012 with the New York Jets. He worked as a television analyst last year with the SEC Network and ESPN.

The 27-year-old player is still highly popular after leading Florida to two national titles and spending two seasons with the Denver Broncos. Many fans follow Tebow because of his strong Christian beliefs.

The Eagles already have four other quarterbacks on their roster: Sam Bradford,



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PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles have signed quarterback Tim Tebow to a one-year contract, giving the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner his first shot in the NFL since the Patriots cut him before the 2013 season.

The team announced the deal Monday but did not disclose financial terms.

Tebow hasn't played in the NFL since 2012 with the New York Jets. He worked as a television analyst last year with the SEC Network and ESPN.

The 27-year-old player is still highly popular after leading Florida to two national titles and spending two seasons with the Denver Broncos. Many fans follow Tebow because of his strong Christian beliefs.

The Eagles already have four other quarterbacks on their roster: Sam Bradford,

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:40:56 -0600
<![CDATA[Air Force hockey enters important offseason without seven seniors, experienced goalies]]> BY JOE PAISLEY joe.paisley@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/air-force-hockey-enters-important-offseason-without-seven-seniors-experienced-goalies/article/1549976?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-hockey-enters-important-offseason-without-seven-seniors-experienced-goalies/article/1549976?custom_click=rss

An offseason of transition for Air Force hockey began Sunday with a final goodbye to a historic senior class and news of the departure of all three goalies.

Sophomore Chris Truehl (13-18-4, 2.96 goals against, .892 saves percentage) and freshman Connor Girard (3-3, 2.98, .885) are both leaving the academy following this school year. Cadets have until the end of their second year to leave without fulfilling any military commitment.

That and the departure of seven seniors, who recorded a program-best 3-1 record against Colorado College and a 6-0-2 mark against Army, points to an important offseason for the Falcons (16-21-4), who tied for sixth place in the 11-team Atlantic Hockey Conference last season. The seniors were the last



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An offseason of transition for Air Force hockey began Sunday with a final goodbye to a historic senior class and news of the departure of all three goalies.

Sophomore Chris Truehl (13-18-4, 2.96 goals against, .892 saves percentage) and freshman Connor Girard (3-3, 2.98, .885) are both leaving the academy following this school year. Cadets have until the end of their second year to leave without fulfilling any military commitment.

That and the departure of seven seniors, who recorded a program-best 3-1 record against Colorado College and a 6-0-2 mark against Army, points to an important offseason for the Falcons (16-21-4), who tied for sixth place in the 11-team Atlantic Hockey Conference last season. The seniors were the last

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:35:32 -0600
<![CDATA[Desisa wins 119th Boston Marathon; Rotich takes women's race]]> Associated Press http://gazette.com/desisa-wins-119th-boston-marathon-rotich-takes-womens-race/article/1549995?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/desisa-wins-119th-boston-marathon-rotich-takes-womens-race/article/1549995?custom_click=rss

BOSTON — Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia won his second Boston Marathon on Monday, two years after he donated the medal from his first victory to the city in memory of the bombing victims.

Kenya's Carolina Rotich was the women's champion, outsprinting Mare Dibaba down Boylston Street to win by 4 seconds.

Desisa didn't have much time to celebrate when he won in 2013.

Hours after he crossed the finish line, two bombs exploded on Boylston Street and turned his victory into an afterthought. As the city mourned the three killed and 260 wounded in the explosions, he returned to Boston to donate the medal.

Now Desisa has a Boston title he can enjoy.

"I'm happy for No. 1," he said. "I am happy to win and for a



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BOSTON — Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia won his second Boston Marathon on Monday, two years after he donated the medal from his first victory to the city in memory of the bombing victims.

Kenya's Carolina Rotich was the women's champion, outsprinting Mare Dibaba down Boylston Street to win by 4 seconds.

Desisa didn't have much time to celebrate when he won in 2013.

Hours after he crossed the finish line, two bombs exploded on Boylston Street and turned his victory into an afterthought. As the city mourned the three killed and 260 wounded in the explosions, he returned to Boston to donate the medal.

Now Desisa has a Boston title he can enjoy.

"I'm happy for No. 1," he said. "I am happy to win and for a

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:49:38 -0600
<![CDATA[AP Sources: Former Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow expected to sign with Eagles]]> Associated Press http://gazette.com/ap-sources-former-denver-broncos-quarterback-tim-tebow-expected-to-sign-with-eagles/article/1549970?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ap-sources-former-denver-broncos-quarterback-tim-tebow-expected-to-sign-with-eagles/article/1549970?custom_click=rss

PHILADELPHIA — Tim Tebow is expected to sign a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday, according to three people familiar with the deal.

The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday because the contract hasn't been finalized. Tebow hasn't played in the NFL since 2012 with the New York Jets. He was released by the New England Patriots before the 2013 season.

The former Heisman Trophy winner was a first-round pick by Denver in 2010. He started 14 games for the Broncos and led them to a playoff victory in the 2011 season.

Tebow joins quarterbacks Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez and Matt Barkley on Philadelphia's roster. The addition of Tebow would be the latest move in a



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PHILADELPHIA — Tim Tebow is expected to sign a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday, according to three people familiar with the deal.

The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday because the contract hasn't been finalized. Tebow hasn't played in the NFL since 2012 with the New York Jets. He was released by the New England Patriots before the 2013 season.

The former Heisman Trophy winner was a first-round pick by Denver in 2010. He started 14 games for the Broncos and led them to a playoff victory in the 2011 season.

Tebow joins quarterbacks Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez and Matt Barkley on Philadelphia's roster. The addition of Tebow would be the latest move in a

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 05:22:36 -0600
<![CDATA[Matt Kenseth ends 51-race drought with rainy Sprint Cup victory]]> BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - http://gazette.com/matt-kenseth-ends-51-race-drought-with-rainy-sprint-cup-victory/article/1549983?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/matt-kenseth-ends-51-race-drought-with-rainy-sprint-cup-victory/article/1549983?custom_click=rss

Kenseth ends 51-race drought with rainy victory

Bristol, Tenn.: Matt Kenseth ended a 51-race drought Sunday night at rain-soaked Bristol Motor Speedway.

The start was delayed nearly 90 minutes because of rain and the race was stopped three times as NASCAR desperately attempted to complete the show.

The race went 11 laps past the scheduled 500 because of a quick shower. NASCAR parked the cars on pit road and quickly dried the track for a two-lap overtime sprint.

Kenseth, the pole-sitter, got a terrific jump on the restart and wasn't challenged in part because of Jeff Gordon's poor restart. Jimmie Johnson slid past Gordon to take second place, and Gordon finished third.

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Bristol, Tenn.: Matt Kenseth ended a 51-race drought Sunday night at rain-soaked Bristol Motor Speedway.

The start was delayed nearly 90 minutes because of rain and the race was stopped three times as NASCAR desperately attempted to complete the show.

The race went 11 laps past the scheduled 500 because of a quick shower. NASCAR parked the cars on pit road and quickly dried the track for a two-lap overtime sprint.

Kenseth, the pole-sitter, got a terrific jump on the restart and wasn't challenged in part because of Jeff Gordon's poor restart. Jimmie Johnson slid past Gordon to take second place, and Gordon finished third.]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 04:05:25 -0600 <![CDATA[First-inning runs sufficient]]> News services - http://gazette.com/first-inning-runs-sufficient/article/1549979?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/first-inning-runs-sufficient/article/1549979?custom_click=rss

Nashville scored twice in the first inning, enough for a 2-1 victory over the visiting Colorado Springs Sky Sox on Sunday.

The Sky Sox scored in the third when Pete Orr bunted safely, stole second and was driven in on an Elian Herrera single.

Sky Sox starter Tyler Cravy walked two in the first inning and they both scored on a two-out double by Kent Matthes.

After that, the pitchers, and particularly relievers, took over.

Sky Sox relievers took charge in the fifth after an hour-long rain delay and held the Sounds scoreless. The Sky Sox bullpen has been stellar in this series, posting a miniscule 0.75 ERA (1 ER/12 IP) over the past three games while striking out 14 Sounds batters. Nashville's relievers also worked

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The Sky Sox scored in the third when Pete Orr bunted safely, stole second and was driven in on an Elian Herrera single.

Sky Sox starter Tyler Cravy walked two in the first inning and they both scored on a two-out double by Kent Matthes.

After that, the pitchers, and particularly relievers, took over.

Sky Sox relievers took charge in the fifth after an hour-long rain delay and held the Sounds scoreless. The Sky Sox bullpen has been stellar in this series, posting a miniscule 0.75 ERA (1 ER/12 IP) over the past three games while striking out 14 Sounds batters. Nashville's relievers also worked]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 04:05:24 -0600 <![CDATA[Ramsey: Risk taker Derrick White departs UCCS, heads to CU]]> http://gazette.com/ramsey-risk-taker-derrick-white-departs-uccs-heads-to-cu/article/1549982?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ramsey-risk-taker-derrick-white-departs-uccs-heads-to-cu/article/1549982?custom_click=rss

We root for risk takers.

This explains why Derrick White has enjoyed a peaceful life as a student at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs even while he plotted his departure from the basketball team.

He spends his days sitting beside other UCCS students in classrooms. He spends his nights in a crowded rental house near the UCCS campus with five roommates who were once UCCS teammates.

He's encountered no hostility.

"It's kind of weird, still being down here, knowing next season I won't be down here," White said Sunday night, "but everyone has been very supportive. They've all been wishing me the best of luck, which made this a lot easier.

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This explains why Derrick White has enjoyed a peaceful life as a student at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs even while he plotted his departure from the basketball team.

He spends his days sitting beside other UCCS students in classrooms. He spends his nights in a crowded rental house near the UCCS campus with five roommates who were once UCCS teammates.

He's encountered no hostility.

"It's kind of weird, still being down here, knowing next season I won't be down here," White said Sunday night, "but everyone has been very supportive. They've all been wishing me the best of luck, which made this a lot easier.]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 04:05:23 -0600 <![CDATA[McCarthy wins; Oberg gives up 3 HRs in 6th, Rockies lose 7-0 to Dodgers]]> Associated Press http://gazette.com/mccarthy-wins-oberg-gives-up-3-hrs-in-6th-rockies-lose-7-0-to-dodgers/article/1549972?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mccarthy-wins-oberg-gives-up-3-hrs-in-6th-rockies-lose-7-0-to-dodgers/article/1549972?custom_click=rss

LOS ANGELES — The Colorado Rockies had swept their first two road series of the season at Milwaukee and San Francisco. Then they came into Dodger Stadium and got swept themselves.

Rookie Scott Oberg gave up homers to Howie Kendrick, Scott Van Slyke and Joc Pederson during a five-run sixth inning, and the Rockies lost the ninth straight game to the Dodgers, 7-0 on Sunday.

Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins turned a huge inning-ending double play in the sixth, just nipping Troy Tulowitzki at first base after Brandon McCarthy fielded his comebacker with runners at the corners.

"We had first and third, nobody out, and we didn't score.



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LOS ANGELES — The Colorado Rockies had swept their first two road series of the season at Milwaukee and San Francisco. Then they came into Dodger Stadium and got swept themselves.

Rookie Scott Oberg gave up homers to Howie Kendrick, Scott Van Slyke and Joc Pederson during a five-run sixth inning, and the Rockies lost the ninth straight game to the Dodgers, 7-0 on Sunday.

Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins turned a huge inning-ending double play in the sixth, just nipping Troy Tulowitzki at first base after Brandon McCarthy fielded his comebacker with runners at the corners.

"We had first and third, nobody out, and we didn't score.

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 20:14:36 -0600
<![CDATA[This week's prep schedule]]> THE GAZETTE preps@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/this-weeks-prep-schedule/article/1549977?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/this-weeks-prep-schedule/article/1549977?custom_click=rss The high school sports schedule for the week of April 20-25 in the Pikes Peak region.

Monday, Apr. 20

GIRLS' SOCCER

Pueblo East at Palmer, 4 p.m.

Mitchell at Sierra, 4 p.m.

Canon City at TCA, TBD

BASEBALL

Rampart at Palmer, 4 p.m.

Mitchell at Swink, 4:30 p.m.

GIRLS' LACROSSE

Palmer at Rampart, 5:30 p.m.

GIRLS' TENNIS

Rampart at Pine Creek, 3:45 p.m.

Sierra at Colorado Springs School, 4 p.m.

Lewis-Palmer at Denver East, 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Apr. 21

BASEBALL

Peyton at Byers, 3:30 p.m.

Pine Creek at Rampart, 4 p.m.

Colorado Springs Christian School at Evangelical Christian Academy, 4

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Monday, Apr. 20

GIRLS' SOCCER

Pueblo East at Palmer, 4 p.m.

Mitchell at Sierra, 4 p.m.

Canon City at TCA, TBD

BASEBALL

Rampart at Palmer, 4 p.m.

Mitchell at Swink, 4:30 p.m.

GIRLS' LACROSSE

Palmer at Rampart, 5:30 p.m.

GIRLS' TENNIS

Rampart at Pine Creek, 3:45 p.m.

Sierra at Colorado Springs School, 4 p.m.

Lewis-Palmer at Denver East, 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Apr. 21

BASEBALL

Peyton at Byers, 3:30 p.m.

Pine Creek at Rampart, 4 p.m.

Colorado Springs Christian School at Evangelical Christian Academy, 4]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 19:30:02 -0600 <![CDATA[UCCS basketball standout Derrick White makes it official, leaves program for University of Colorado]]> The Gazette http://gazette.com/uccs-basketball-standout-derrick-white-makes-it-official-leaves-program-for-university-of-colorado/article/1549963?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/uccs-basketball-standout-derrick-white-makes-it-official-leaves-program-for-university-of-colorado/article/1549963?custom_click=rss

University of Colorado men’s basketball coach Tad Boyle announced Sunday that Derrick White has transferred from Division II University of Colorado-Colorado Springs to play with the Buffaloes.

Per NCAA transfer rules, White, a 6-5, 180-pound guard and a three-year standout at UCCS, will sit out the 2015-16 season and have one year of eligibility remaining, according to a CU news release.

White was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-America Team during his junior season, when he averaged 25.8 points, 7.4 rebounds, 5.2 assists per game.



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University of Colorado men’s basketball coach Tad Boyle announced Sunday that Derrick White has transferred from Division II University of Colorado-Colorado Springs to play with the Buffaloes.

Per NCAA transfer rules, White, a 6-5, 180-pound guard and a three-year standout at UCCS, will sit out the 2015-16 season and have one year of eligibility remaining, according to a CU news release.

White was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-America Team during his junior season, when he averaged 25.8 points, 7.4 rebounds, 5.2 assists per game.

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 11:55:09 -0600
<![CDATA[Greinke, Dodgers beat Rockies]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/greinke-dodgers-beat-rockies/article/1549936?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/greinke-dodgers-beat-rockies/article/1549936?custom_click=rss

LOS ANGELES — Zack Greinke won his 14th straight decision against an NL West rival, Adrian Gonzalez drove in three runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Colorado Rockies 6-3 Saturday night.

Greinke (2-0) allowed three runs and five hits in 6 2-3 innings, improving to 20-1 with a 1.95 ERA in 30 starts against NL West teams since signing with the Dodgers in December 2012.

Joel Peralta pitched a hitless ninth for his third save in as many chances.

Gonzalez, who led the majors last season with 116 RBIs, has 14 in his first 11 games and is batting .523 (23 for 44).

Jordan Lyles (1-1) gave up four runs, five hits and five walks in six innings, dropping to 0-3 with a 6.84 ERA in four starts against the



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LOS ANGELES — Zack Greinke won his 14th straight decision against an NL West rival, Adrian Gonzalez drove in three runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Colorado Rockies 6-3 Saturday night.

Greinke (2-0) allowed three runs and five hits in 6 2-3 innings, improving to 20-1 with a 1.95 ERA in 30 starts against NL West teams since signing with the Dodgers in December 2012.

Joel Peralta pitched a hitless ninth for his third save in as many chances.

Gonzalez, who led the majors last season with 116 RBIs, has 14 in his first 11 games and is batting .523 (23 for 44).

Jordan Lyles (1-1) gave up four runs, five hits and five walks in six innings, dropping to 0-3 with a 6.84 ERA in four starts against the

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