<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:18:12 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Bail hearing for alleged supplier in MLB drug case]]> http://gazette.com/bail-hearing-for-alleged-supplier-in-mlb-drug-case/article/feed/170731?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/bail-hearing-for-alleged-supplier-in-mlb-drug-case/article/feed/170731?custom_click=rss MIAMI (AP) — A bail hearing is set for a South Florida man described by authorities as a chemist who supplied banned substances that were provided by a clinic to Major League Baseball players and other athletes.

Prosecutors say they will seek pretrial detention for Paulo Berejuk at the Thursday afternoon hearing. He's accused of conspiracy to distribute testosterone in the case centered on now-closed clinic Biogenesis of America and its former owner, Anthony Bosch.

The Drug Enforcement Administration says Berejuk supplied Bosch for several years, making the performance-enhancing drugs in the garage at his home.

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]]> MIAMI (AP) — A bail hearing is set for a South Florida man described by authorities as a chemist who supplied banned substances that were provided by a clinic to Major League Baseball players and other athletes.

Prosecutors say they will seek pretrial detention for Paulo Berejuk at the Thursday afternoon hearing. He's accused of conspiracy to distribute testosterone in the case centered on now-closed clinic Biogenesis of America and its former owner, Anthony Bosch.

The Drug Enforcement Administration says Berejuk supplied Bosch for several years, making the performance-enhancing drugs in the garage at his home.]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:48:31 -0600 <![CDATA[Royals clobber Giants 7-2 to even World Series]]> http://gazette.com/royals-clobber-giants-7-2-to-even-world-series/article/feed/170707?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/royals-clobber-giants-7-2-to-even-world-series/article/feed/170707?custom_click=rss

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez shouted at Hunter Strickland, who shouted right back. The Kansas City Royals streamed from their dugout, the San Francisco Giants from their own. And for a tense moment in the sixth inning Wednesday night, Kauffman Stadium was consumed by chaos.

The one thing that was clear? The World Series suddenly had some life.

Perez broke open Game 2 with a two-run double in a five-run sixth, and the Royals' cast of clutch relievers kept the Giants in check for a 7-2 victory that evened the Series and spiced things up as it shifts to San Francisco for three games.

"We showed them that we have fight in us, and I think they knew that already," said Billy Butler, whose RBI single in the sixth i

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]]> KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez shouted at Hunter Strickland, who shouted right back. The Kansas City Royals streamed from their dugout, the San Francisco Giants from their own. And for a tense moment in the sixth inning Wednesday night, Kauffman Stadium was consumed by chaos.

The one thing that was clear? The World Series suddenly had some life.

Perez broke open Game 2 with a two-run double in a five-run sixth, and the Royals' cast of clutch relievers kept the Giants in check for a 7-2 victory that evened the Series and spiced things up as it shifts to San Francisco for three games.

"We showed them that we have fight in us, and I think they knew that already," said Billy Butler, whose RBI single in the sixth i]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:48:40 -0600 <![CDATA[AP source: Goodell told to testify in Rice appeal]]> http://gazette.com/ap-source-goodell-told-to-testify-in-rice-appeal/article/feed/170699?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ap-source-goodell-told-to-testify-in-rice-appeal/article/feed/170699?custom_click=rss

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

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

Because it isn't a criminal case, it's uncertain whether Goodell will actually testify in a private arbitration. He said this month he would leave the decision to Judge Jones.

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

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

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

Because it isn't a criminal case, it's uncertain whether Goodell will actually testify in a private arbitration. He said this month he would leave the decision to Judge Jones.

"We will continue to respect Judge Jones' confidentiality order regarding this proceeding," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said ]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:19:29 -0600 <![CDATA[Royals beats Giants 7-2 to tie World Series 1-all]]> http://gazette.com/royals-beats-giants-7-2-to-tie-world-series-1-all/article/feed/170702?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/royals-beats-giants-7-2-to-tie-world-series-1-all/article/feed/170702?custom_click=rss

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

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

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

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

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

Butler's single off Jean Machi drove in his second run of the night and put the Royals ahead 3-2. Perez lined a two-run double to the left-center wall for a three-run lead, and Infante homered into th]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:34:17 -0600 <![CDATA[Padres fire Plantier as hitting coach]]> http://gazette.com/padres-fire-plantier-as-hitting-coach/article/feed/170570?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/padres-fire-plantier-as-hitting-coach/article/feed/170570?custom_click=rss SAN DIEGO (AP) — Phil Plantier is the latest hitting coach to be fired by the San Diego Padres.

Plantier was dismissed Wednesday after three years on the job.

The Padres hit .226 last year, worst in the big leagues. They were hitting .210 on June 30.

Manager Bud Black said he and general manager A.J. Preller decided that the Padres needed "a new voice" at hitting coach. Black said the Padres hope Plantier remains with the organization in some capacity.

Plantier had been the sixth hitting coach since the Padres began playing in spacious Petco Park in 2004.

Plantier replaced Randy Ready, who was fired a day after the Padres finished last in the NL West at 71-91 in 2011.

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]]> SAN DIEGO (AP) — Phil Plantier is the latest hitting coach to be fired by the San Diego Padres.

Plantier was dismissed Wednesday after three years on the job.

The Padres hit .226 last year, worst in the big leagues. They were hitting .210 on June 30.

Manager Bud Black said he and general manager A.J. Preller decided that the Padres needed "a new voice" at hitting coach. Black said the Padres hope Plantier remains with the organization in some capacity.

Plantier had been the sixth hitting coach since the Padres began playing in spacious Petco Park in 2004.

Plantier replaced Randy Ready, who was fired a day after the Padres finished last in the NL West at 71-91 in 2011.]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:32:19 -0600 <![CDATA[Royals beats Giants to tie World Series]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/royals-beats-giants-to-tie-world-series/article/1540025?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/royals-beats-giants-to-tie-world-series/article/1540025?custom_click=rss

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

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

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



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

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

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

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<![CDATA[10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos]]> http://gazette.com/10-things-to-see-in-sports-aps-top-sports-photos/article/feed/83345?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/10-things-to-see-in-sports-aps-top-sports-photos/article/feed/83345?custom_click=rss

Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.

Images this week include a soccer game between Crystal Palace and Chelsea in the English Premier League and the Royals defeat the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 in Game 4 of the American League baseball championship series.

This gallery contains photos published Oct. 15-22.

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]]> Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.

Images this week include a soccer game between Crystal Palace and Chelsea in the English Premier League and the Royals defeat the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 in Game 4 of the American League baseball championship series.

This gallery contains photos published Oct. 15-22.

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Visit AP Images online: http://www.apimages.com

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This gallery was curated by photo editor Alyssa Goodman in New York.]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:48:28 -0600 <![CDATA[Attorney says Kings' Voynov didn't hit girlfriend]]> http://gazette.com/attorney-says-kings-voynov-didnt-hit-girlfriend/article/feed/170559?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/attorney-says-kings-voynov-didnt-hit-girlfriend/article/feed/170559?custom_click=rss

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Slava Voynov's attorney says the Los Angeles Kings defenseman never hit his girlfriend, and blames Voynov's arrest on a misunderstanding caused partly by the couple's limited ability to speak English.

Craig Renetzky is hopeful the NHL will end Voynov's indefinite suspension after reviewing the events that led to Voynov's arrest on suspicion of domestic violence at a hospital near his home. Voynov hasn't been charged.

"From everything they've both said to me, this didn't amount to a crime," Renetzky said. "I think when the police understand what happened, their impression will be quite different."

Renetzky interviewed Voynov and his girlfriend extensively with help from a Russian interpreter.

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]]> LOS ANGELES (AP) — Slava Voynov's attorney says the Los Angeles Kings defenseman never hit his girlfriend, and blames Voynov's arrest on a misunderstanding caused partly by the couple's limited ability to speak English.

Craig Renetzky is hopeful the NHL will end Voynov's indefinite suspension after reviewing the events that led to Voynov's arrest on suspicion of domestic violence at a hospital near his home. Voynov hasn't been charged.

"From everything they've both said to me, this didn't amount to a crime," Renetzky said. "I think when the police understand what happened, their impression will be quite different."

Renetzky interviewed Voynov and his girlfriend extensively with help from a Russian interpreter.]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:47:58 -0600 <![CDATA[Wednesday's high school roundup: State field hockey, boys' soccer results]]> By DAN MOHRMANN preps@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/wednesdays-high-school-roundup-state-field-hockey-boys-soccer-results/article/1540026?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/wednesdays-high-school-roundup-state-field-hockey-boys-soccer-results/article/1540026?custom_click=rss Boys' soccer 4A state tournament

Durango 2, Vista Ridge 0

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

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

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

Kennedy 1, Mitchell 0

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

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]]> Boys' soccer 4A state tournament

Durango 2, Vista Ridge 0

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

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

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

Kennedy 1, Mitchell 0

At Kennedy: The Mitchell Marauders (9-7 overall) found themselves back in the 4A state soccer tournament after missing the cut in 2013.]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:10:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Carr confident despite Raiders' winless start]]> http://gazette.com/carr-confident-despite-raiders-winless-start/article/feed/170703?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/carr-confident-despite-raiders-winless-start/article/feed/170703?custom_click=rss

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — A winless beginning to his NFL career certainly wasn't what Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr anticipated coming out of training camp.

Yet if Carr is feeling any strain or pressure coming from Oakland's 0-6 start, he's not showing it.

The 36th overall pick in this year's draft, Carr is as upbeat and confident as he was when he beat out veteran Matt Schaub for the starting job nearly two months ago.

He flashes a boyish-like grin when talking to reporters, talks steadfastly of his religious faith, and almost always jokes and pokes fun at his teammates while strolling through the Raiders' locker room.

"Carr's a rookie but he's like a veteran in his head," Oakland running back Darren McFad

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]]> ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — A winless beginning to his NFL career certainly wasn't what Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr anticipated coming out of training camp.

Yet if Carr is feeling any strain or pressure coming from Oakland's 0-6 start, he's not showing it.

The 36th overall pick in this year's draft, Carr is as upbeat and confident as he was when he beat out veteran Matt Schaub for the starting job nearly two months ago.

He flashes a boyish-like grin when talking to reporters, talks steadfastly of his religious faith, and almost always jokes and pokes fun at his teammates while strolling through the Raiders' locker room.

"Carr's a rookie but he's like a veteran in his head," Oakland running back Darren McFad]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:47:37 -0600 <![CDATA[Garrett Brown, Jalen Robinette a rare duo in Air Force passing game]]> By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/garrett-brown-jalen-robinette-a-rare-duo-in-air-force-passing-game/article/1540020?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/garrett-brown-jalen-robinette-a-rare-duo-in-air-force-passing-game/article/1540020?custom_click=rss

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

Discovery Canyon (8-0, 3-0)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Where: District 20 Stadium

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



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

Discovery Canyon (8-0, 3-0)

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Where: District 20 Stadium

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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<![CDATA[Gazette NFL Picks: Week 8]]> The Gazette http://gazette.com/gazette-nfl-picks-week-8/article/1540019?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/gazette-nfl-picks-week-8/article/1540019?custom_click=rss See who The Gazette's panel of prognosticators is picking in NFL games this week.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:21:35 -0600
<![CDATA[Lions bring their top-ranked defense to London]]> http://gazette.com/lions-bring-their-top-ranked-defense-to-london/article/feed/170482?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/lions-bring-their-top-ranked-defense-to-london/article/feed/170482?custom_click=rss

BAGSHOT, England (AP) — Heading into this weekend's game, the Detroit Lions have the No. 1 defense in the NFL.

Make that the world.

Already overseas and practicing, the Lions (5-2) will face the Atlanta Falcons (2-5) on Sunday in the second of three regular-season games this year at Wembley Stadium in London.

"We're not afraid to go anywhere, any place and go out there and play and execute what we need to get done," Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh said Wednesday. "It comes from our coach. The attitude that he brings with us, understanding that it doesn't make a difference whether we're in London, or at home, or have to go to Atlanta."

Detroit leads the league in total defense, ranking second in stopping th

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]]> BAGSHOT, England (AP) — Heading into this weekend's game, the Detroit Lions have the No. 1 defense in the NFL.

Make that the world.

Already overseas and practicing, the Lions (5-2) will face the Atlanta Falcons (2-5) on Sunday in the second of three regular-season games this year at Wembley Stadium in London.

"We're not afraid to go anywhere, any place and go out there and play and execute what we need to get done," Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh said Wednesday. "It comes from our coach. The attitude that he brings with us, understanding that it doesn't make a difference whether we're in London, or at home, or have to go to Atlanta."

Detroit leads the league in total defense, ranking second in stopping th]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:19:11 -0600 <![CDATA[Baldwin optimistic about Seahawks moving forward]]> http://gazette.com/baldwin-optimistic-about-seahawks-moving-forward/article/feed/170650?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/baldwin-optimistic-about-seahawks-moving-forward/article/feed/170650?custom_click=rss

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Doug Baldwin was about to board the charter bus last Friday when he got word Seattle had traded Percy Harvin.

Two days later, he sat in a St. Louis locker room after one of the best games in his career answering questions about whether he was involved in a preseason scuffle with Harvin. He wasn't getting many questions about his seven receptions and the touchdown he scored against the Rams.

Baldwin and the Seahawks were clearly ready on Wednesday to put the conversation regarding Harvin's surprising trade to the New York Jets in the past. But the trade, the subsequent stories about locker room dustups involving Harvin and two straight losses for the first time since 2011 have clearly impacted the Super

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]]> RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Doug Baldwin was about to board the charter bus last Friday when he got word Seattle had traded Percy Harvin.

Two days later, he sat in a St. Louis locker room after one of the best games in his career answering questions about whether he was involved in a preseason scuffle with Harvin. He wasn't getting many questions about his seven receptions and the touchdown he scored against the Rams.

Baldwin and the Seahawks were clearly ready on Wednesday to put the conversation regarding Harvin's surprising trade to the New York Jets in the past. But the trade, the subsequent stories about locker room dustups involving Harvin and two straight losses for the first time since 2011 have clearly impacted the Super ]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:19:04 -0600 <![CDATA[In his 3rd season, Hilton key to Colts' offense]]> http://gazette.com/in-his-3rd-season-hilton-key-to-colts-offense/article/feed/170621?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/in-his-3rd-season-hilton-key-to-colts-offense/article/feed/170621?custom_click=rss

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck and T.Y. Hilton communicate on the field in an unspoken language.

With a look and a nod, each player knows exactly where to go and what to do. It's taken 2 1/2 years for Indianapolis' new big-play tandem to develop this rapport, which is becoming an increasingly essential component for today's quarterbacks and receivers.

"I know when he's going to come to me," Hilton said. "We've got that."

The Colts aren't surprised with this turn of events. They knew what they were getting.

From the moment Hilton went to Florida International, he's been proving people wrong. Everyone knew the 5-foot-9, 178-pound receiver could run.

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]]> INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck and T.Y. Hilton communicate on the field in an unspoken language.

With a look and a nod, each player knows exactly where to go and what to do. It's taken 2 1/2 years for Indianapolis' new big-play tandem to develop this rapport, which is becoming an increasingly essential component for today's quarterbacks and receivers.

"I know when he's going to come to me," Hilton said. "We've got that."

The Colts aren't surprised with this turn of events. They knew what they were getting.

From the moment Hilton went to Florida International, he's been proving people wrong. Everyone knew the 5-foot-9, 178-pound receiver could run.]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:19:03 -0600 <![CDATA[Giants-Royals square off in Game 2 of World Series]]> http://gazette.com/giants-royals-square-off-in-game-2-of-world-series/article/feed/170687?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/giants-royals-square-off-in-game-2-of-world-series/article/feed/170687?custom_click=rss

Another nice fall night in Kansas City for Game 2. There's some wind tonight — these fans dressed head-to-toe in blue are hoping this World Series doesn't become a blowout.

No lineup changes from the opener. The Royals are looking to alter their luck against Jake Peavy. He's hittable, unlike the pitcher who has emerged as the best October ace in baseball, Game 1 winner Madison Bumgarner.

The Royals give the ball to flame-throwing 23-year-old Yordano Ventura. Amped up? Let's see if the rookie hits 100 mph on the radar in the first inning.

It's about 10 minutes before the first pitch, a few Giants are already hanging over the dugout rail, taking in the scene.

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No lineup changes from the opener. The Royals are looking to alter their luck against Jake Peavy. He's hittable, unlike the pitcher who has emerged as the best October ace in baseball, Game 1 winner Madison Bumgarner.

The Royals give the ball to flame-throwing 23-year-old Yordano Ventura. Amped up? Let's see if the rookie hits 100 mph on the radar in the first inning.

It's about 10 minutes before the first pitch, a few Giants are already hanging over the dugout rail, taking in the scene.]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:05:28 -0600 <![CDATA[Cardinals' Ellington races on despite sore foot]]> http://gazette.com/cardinals-ellington-races-on-despite-sore-foot/article/feed/170662?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cardinals-ellington-races-on-despite-sore-foot/article/feed/170662?custom_click=rss

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Andre Ellington wasn't in a walking boot, and that's not been the case most Wednesdays this season.

Since he injured his left foot just before the first game, the Cardinals have had to nurse the dynamic young running back through a week of practice then turn him loose on Sundays.

Ellington, his foot heavily taped, has not missed a game, and his latest was his best yet.

In Arizona's 24-13 win over Oakland last Sunday, he carried 24 times for 88 yards and caught six passes for 72 yards, becoming the fifth player in franchise history with at least 80 yards rushing and 70 yards receiving in the same game.

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Since he injured his left foot just before the first game, the Cardinals have had to nurse the dynamic young running back through a week of practice then turn him loose on Sundays.

Ellington, his foot heavily taped, has not missed a game, and his latest was his best yet.

In Arizona's 24-13 win over Oakland last Sunday, he carried 24 times for 88 yards and caught six passes for 72 yards, becoming the fifth player in franchise history with at least 80 yards rushing and 70 yards receiving in the same game.

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Can Air Force control the puck better?

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

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

Will the Falcons avoid

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



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Can Air Force control the puck better?

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

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

Will the Falcons avoid

inopportune penalties?

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

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

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

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



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

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

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<![CDATA[Air Force hockey looks to avoid self-inflicted wounds]]> By Joe Paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/air-force-hockey-looks-to-avoid-self-inflicted-wounds/article/1540012?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-hockey-looks-to-avoid-self-inflicted-wounds/article/1540012?custom_click=rss

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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<![CDATA[Rookie McKinnon making progress with Vikings]]> http://gazette.com/rookie-mckinnon-making-progress-with-vikings/article/feed/170583?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rookie-mckinnon-making-progress-with-vikings/article/feed/170583?custom_click=rss EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Jerick McKinnon has had a lot to learn this year, more than just the speed of the NFL and the nuances of Minnesota's offense.

The rookie was never really a true running back before this season, either.

McKinnon spent much of his time at Georgia Southern as an option-style quarterback, carrying the ball for the FCS powerhouse plenty of times but not in a traditional way. He even played some cornerback and wide receiver there.

The Vikings (2-5) drafted him in the third round, with a pick acquired from Seattle in the Percy Harvin trade, with the belief that he could be a viable alternative to Adrian Peterson.

That very plan had to be put into action quickly.

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The rookie was never really a true running back before this season, either.

McKinnon spent much of his time at Georgia Southern as an option-style quarterback, carrying the ball for the FCS powerhouse plenty of times but not in a traditional way. He even played some cornerback and wide receiver there.

The Vikings (2-5) drafted him in the third round, with a pick acquired from Seattle in the Percy Harvin trade, with the belief that he could be a viable alternative to Adrian Peterson.

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher has embraced the concept of a running back by committee.

Zac Stacy just missed 1,000 yards rushing as a rookie last year, but wasn't in the mix last week because he was hurt and Benny Cunningham and rookie Tre Mason played well in a victory over Seattle.

Stacy was nursing a calf injury, so he was limited to one snap.

But Fisher plans to keep spreading the work around.

"It was just a weird situation," Stacy said Wednesday. "Right now, we're doing a rotation and going with the hot hand. We're all competing with each other."

Stacy waited his turn as a rookie, breaking into the lineup in Week 5. If he has to wait again, at least he's used to it.

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Zac Stacy just missed 1,000 yards rushing as a rookie last year, but wasn't in the mix last week because he was hurt and Benny Cunningham and rookie Tre Mason played well in a victory over Seattle.

Stacy was nursing a calf injury, so he was limited to one snap.

But Fisher plans to keep spreading the work around.

"It was just a weird situation," Stacy said Wednesday. "Right now, we're doing a rotation and going with the hot hand. We're all competing with each other."

Stacy waited his turn as a rookie, breaking into the lineup in Week 5. If he has to wait again, at least he's used to it.]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:49:03 -0600 <![CDATA[Klee: Under the radar, Chris Harris Jr. and Broncos defense becoming elite]]> Paul Klee, The Gazette http://gazette.com/klee-under-the-radar-chris-harris-jr.-and-broncos-defense-becoming-elite/article/1539991?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/klee-under-the-radar-chris-harris-jr.-and-broncos-defense-becoming-elite/article/1539991?custom_click=rss

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:42:56 -0600
<![CDATA[Manning won't laugh if Chargers manage keep-away encore]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/manning-wont-laugh-if-chargers-manage-keep-away-encore/article/1540000?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/manning-wont-laugh-if-chargers-manage-keep-away-encore/article/1540000?custom_click=rss

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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



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<![CDATA[Pine Creek storms past Rampart to win 5A Metro volleyball crown]]> by SCOTT KANIEWSKI scott.kaniewski@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/pine-creek-storms-past-rampart-to-win-5a-metro-volleyball-crown/article/1539962?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pine-creek-storms-past-rampart-to-win-5a-metro-volleyball-crown/article/1539962?custom_click=rss

The only thing missing from Tuesday's Class 5A Colorado Springs Metro League volleyball showdown between Pine Creek and Rampart was a fifth set.

Pine Creek made sure that never happened, running off seven consecutive points in the fourth set to defeat Rampart 13-25, 25-23, 25-19, 26-24 and claim the 5A CSML league title in front of a packed Pine Creek gym.

Rampart appeared ready to force a fifth set when it built a 24-19 lead in the fourth. But over the next seven points, the Rams committed four errors and Pine Creek (12-5 overall, 6-0 league) put away two kills and an ace to rally and send the Pine Creek gym into a frenzy.

"It's so exciting," said Eagles senior Alyssa Brinton, who finished with a game-high 21 kills.



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The only thing missing from Tuesday's Class 5A Colorado Springs Metro League volleyball showdown between Pine Creek and Rampart was a fifth set.

Pine Creek made sure that never happened, running off seven consecutive points in the fourth set to defeat Rampart 13-25, 25-23, 25-19, 26-24 and claim the 5A CSML league title in front of a packed Pine Creek gym.

Rampart appeared ready to force a fifth set when it built a 24-19 lead in the fourth. But over the next seven points, the Rams committed four errors and Pine Creek (12-5 overall, 6-0 league) put away two kills and an ace to rally and send the Pine Creek gym into a frenzy.

"It's so exciting," said Eagles senior Alyssa Brinton, who finished with a game-high 21 kills.

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