<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports Sun, 25 Feb 2018 10:34:45 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Infant daughter of Hurricanes co-captain Staal dies]]> http://gazette.com/infant-daughter-of-hurricanes-co-captain-staal-dies/article/feed/542855?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/infant-daughter-of-hurricanes-co-captain-staal-dies/article/feed/542855?custom_click=rss RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes say the infant daughter of team co-captain Jordan Staal has died.

Team spokesman Mike Sundheim said Sunday that Staal told him his daughter Hannah died Saturday.

Staal missed the team's two games this weekend because of family and personal reasons.

A statement issued by the team requested privacy for the family.

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]]> Sun, 25 Feb 2018 11:23:46 -0700 <![CDATA[Maple Leafs acquire Plekanec in deal with Canadiens]]> http://gazette.com/maple-leafs-acquire-plekanec-in-deal-with-canadiens/article/feed/542850?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/maple-leafs-acquire-plekanec-in-deal-with-canadiens/article/feed/542850?custom_click=rss

TORONTO (AP) — The Maple Leafs acquired forwards Tomas Plekanec and Kyle Baun from the Montreal Canadiens for defenseman Rinat Valiev, forward Kerby Rychel and a 2018 second-round draft pick Sunday.

Plekanec, 35, had six goals and 18 assists in 60 games with Montreal this season. The native of Kladno, Czech Republic, has played in 981 NHL regular-season games, with 232 goals and 373 assists.

Plekanec has also appeared in 87 playoff games, recording 16 goals and 33 assists. Montreal originally selected Plekanec in the third round, No. 71 overall, in the 2001 draft.

Baun, 25, played in 54 games with the Laval Rocket of the American Hockey League, with four goals and 12 assists. The Toronto native has 19 goals and 40 ass

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]]> Sun, 25 Feb 2018 11:16:30 -0700 <![CDATA[12 adults, juveniles charged in high school basketball brawl]]> http://gazette.com/12-adults-juveniles-charged-in-high-school-basketball-brawl/article/feed/542851?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/12-adults-juveniles-charged-in-high-school-basketball-brawl/article/feed/542851?custom_click=rss CLAIRTON, Pa. (AP) — A dozen adults and juveniles have been charged in a brawl earlier this month at a high school boys' basketball game in western Pennsylvania.

Clairton police filed charges Friday against six adults and six juveniles with counts of disorderly conduct in the Feb. 6 melee at the Clairton-Monessen game.

Video on social media showed dozens of fans spilling onto the court in an all-out brawl after a fourth-quarter fight between two players.

The Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League placed the school districts on five years' probation for all sports, with violations to mean a tournament ban for that sport for that season.

The league also ordered sportsmanship programs and a limit on p

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]]> Sun, 25 Feb 2018 11:01:59 -0700 <![CDATA[Bruins acquire Nash in multiplayer trade with Rangers]]> http://gazette.com/bruins-acquire-nash-in-multiplayer-trade-with-rangers/article/feed/542827?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/bruins-acquire-nash-in-multiplayer-trade-with-rangers/article/feed/542827?custom_click=rss

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Boston Bruins continued solidifying their playoff push by acquiring forward Rick Nash in a mutiplayer trade with the Rangers that leaves New York retooling for the long-term future.

The Bruins won the Nash sweepstakes by acquiring the 33-year-old forward in a deal on Sunday, a day before the NHL's trade deadline.

The Rangers acquired the Bruins' first-round pick in this year's draft as well as forwards Ryan Spooner and Matt Beleskey, defenseman Ryan Lindgren and a seventh-round pick in the 2019 draft.

Nash has topped 30 goals in eight of his 15 NHL seasons and joins a Bruins team that ranks third in the Eastern Conference standings with 82 points.

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]]> Sun, 25 Feb 2018 10:56:18 -0700 <![CDATA[Milinkovic-Savic nets 2 as Lazio beats Sassuolo 3-0]]> http://gazette.com/milinkovic-savic-nets-2-as-lazio-beats-sassuolo-3-0/article/feed/542811?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/milinkovic-savic-nets-2-as-lazio-beats-sassuolo-3-0/article/feed/542811?custom_click=rss

ROME (AP) — Sergej Milinkovic-Savic showed just why some of Europe's top clubs are after him with two goals as Lazio strolled to a 3-0 win at Sassuolo in Serie A on Sunday.

The league's leading scorer Ciro Immobile also netted a penalty as Lazio moved up to third, a point above Inter Milan and two above Roma, which hosts AC Milan later.

Juventus is also playing later, at home to Atalanta, knowing that a win will send it top of Serie A, with leader Napoli visiting Cagliari on Monday.

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]]> Sun, 25 Feb 2018 10:55:33 -0700 <![CDATA[Karen Khachanov beats Lucas Pouille to win Open 13 final]]> http://gazette.com/karen-khachanov-beats-lucas-pouille-to-win-open-13-final/article/feed/542844?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/karen-khachanov-beats-lucas-pouille-to-win-open-13-final/article/feed/542844?custom_click=rss MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Big-serving Karen Khachanov secured the second ATP title of his career after beating Lucas Pouille 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 in the Open 13 final on Sunday.

The ninth-seeded Russian had 16 aces in a closely fought contest, winning on his second match point when the third-seeded Frenchman hit a forehand into the net from the back of the court. The pair hugged at the net in a show of sportsmanship.

"I hope there are many more finals between us in the future," Khachanov said to Pouille. "I felt I was playing good here from the first day. It's nice to play on a full court in the final, and I hope to come back next year."

Khachanov, ranked 47th, won his second title in as many finals after clinching the Chengd

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]]> Sun, 25 Feb 2018 10:40:54 -0700 <![CDATA[Schalke wins 2-0 at Leverkusen to move 3rd in Bundesliga]]> http://gazette.com/schalke-wins-2-0-at-leverkusen-to-move-3rd-in-bundesliga/article/feed/542845?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/schalke-wins-2-0-at-leverkusen-to-move-3rd-in-bundesliga/article/feed/542845?custom_click=rss

BERLIN (AP) — Nabil Bentaleb's late penalty sealed a 2-0 win for Schalke at 10-man Bayer Leverkusen, lifting his team to third in the Bundesliga on Sunday.

Leverkusen was left to rue Dominik Kohr's sending off in the first half as the home side missed the chance to go second and instead dropped to fifth, outside the Champions League qualification places.

Guido Burgstaller fired the visitors into an early lead after a long ball over the top from Daniel Caligiuri. The Schalke forward did well to lift the ball over Leverkusen defender Panagiotis Retsos before dispatching past goalkeeper Bernd Leon inside the left post.

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]]> Sun, 25 Feb 2018 10:36:43 -0700 <![CDATA[MLB Calendar]]> http://gazette.com/mlb-calendar/article/feed/467900?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mlb-calendar/article/feed/467900?custom_click=rss March 29 — Opening day. Active rosters reduced to 25 players.

April 17-18 — Cleveland vs. Minnesota at San Juan, Puerto Rico.

May 16-17 — Owners' meetings, New York.

June 4 — Amateur draft starts.

June 15 — International amateur signing period closes.

July 2 — International amateur signing period opens.

July 6 — Last day to sign for amateur draft picks subject to deadline.

July 17 — All-Star Game, Washington.

July 29 — Hall of Fame inductions, Cooperstown, N.Y

July 31 — Last day to trade a player without securing waivers.

Aug. 31 — Last day to be contracted to an organization and be eligible for postseason roster.

Oct. 2-3 — Wild-card games.

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]]> Sun, 25 Feb 2018 10:30:57 -0700 <![CDATA[NFL Calendar]]> http://gazette.com/nfl-calendar/article/feed/467901?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nfl-calendar/article/feed/467901?custom_click=rss Feb. 27-March 5 — NFL combine in Indianapolis.

March 6 — Deadline for clubs to designate franchise or transition players.

March 14 — 2018 league calendar begins, free agency opens, trades allowed.

March 25-28 — Annual league meeting, Orlando, Fla.

April 2 — Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2017 regular season may begin offseason workouts.

April 16 — Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs.

April 20 — Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets.

April 26-28 — NFL draft, Arlington, Texas.

May 21-23 Spring league meeting, Atlanta.

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]]> Sun, 25 Feb 2018 10:30:04 -0700 <![CDATA[NHL Calendar]]> http://gazette.com/nhl-calendar/article/feed/467902?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nhl-calendar/article/feed/467902?custom_click=rss Feb. 26 — Trade deadline.

March 3 — Stadium Series: Toronto at Washington, at U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.

April 7 — Last day regular season.

April 11 — Playoffs begin.

June 22-23 — NHL draft, Dallas.

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]]> Sun, 25 Feb 2018 10:25:13 -0700 <![CDATA[NBA Calendar]]> http://gazette.com/nba-calendar/article/feed/467904?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nba-calendar/article/feed/467904?custom_click=rss April 11-14 — Portsmouth (Va.) Invitational Tournament.

April 11 — Regular season ends.

April 14 — Playoffs begin.

April 22 — Early entry eligibility deadline for NBA draft (11:59 p.m. EDT).

May 31 — NBA Finals begin.

June 11 — Early entry withdrawal deadline for NBA draft (5 p.m. EDT).

June 17 — NBA Finals latest possible date.

June 21 — NBA draft.

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]]> Sun, 25 Feb 2018 10:24:11 -0700 <![CDATA[A-Rod remains with Yankees as special adviser]]> http://gazette.com/a-rod-remains-with-yankees-as-special-adviser/article/feed/542830?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/a-rod-remains-with-yankees-as-special-adviser/article/feed/542830?custom_click=rss

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rodriguez is remaining with the New York Yankees as a special adviser.

A-Rod served as an adviser and instructor following his retirement as a player in August 2016 through the end of his $275 million, 10-year contract last fall.

New York said Sunday that Rodriguez and Nick Swisher had been added as special advisers, joining Reggie Jackson and Hideki Matsui.

"I think he has a lot to offer," new Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. "Hopefully it's an opportunity for him to impact our team. I think everyone understands just how smart of a baseball mind he is and his ability I think to communicate that sometimes is really something he's special at, especially with the younger guys.

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]]> Sun, 25 Feb 2018 10:23:45 -0700 <![CDATA[Rampart boys' basketball earns big win, advances in 5A state tournament]]> http://gazette.com/rampart-boys-basketball-earns-big-win-advances-in-5a-state-tournament/article/1621637?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rampart-boys-basketball-earns-big-win-advances-in-5a-state-tournament/article/1621637?custom_click=rss

Typically, a 20-point lead greenlights some quality court time for the reserves.

Not for the Rampart boys’ basketball team.

It wasn’t until about a minute left in the second round game of the Class 5A state tournament that Rams coach J’on St. Clair emptied his bench, allowing the rest of the players and coaching staff to relax a little.

“Until we have total control, I’m not going to throw them in there,” Clair said.

No. 11 Rampart had a tough assignment against the No. 43 Far Northeast Warriors of Denver but ultimately went on to earn a convincing 64-40 win Saturday. The two teams battled closely in an early December matchup before the Rams pulled off a two-point victory.



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Sun, 25 Feb 2018 10:18:04 -0700
<![CDATA[Lukaku scores, sets up winner as United beats Chelsea 2-1]]> http://gazette.com/lukaku-scores-sets-up-winner-as-united-beats-chelsea-2-1/article/feed/542841?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/lukaku-scores-sets-up-winner-as-united-beats-chelsea-2-1/article/feed/542841?custom_click=rss

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Romelu Lukaku ended his scoring drought against the Premier League's top teams before setting up the second-half winner for Jesse Lingard as Manchester United came from behind to beat Chelsea 2-1 and reclaim second place on Sunday.

Lukaku's 39th-minute equalizer, canceling out Willian's opener, was his first goal against any of the division's leading eight sides this season and took him onto 22 in all competitions in his first season at United.

The Belgium striker then demonstrated another part of his game in the 75th by clipping over a cross that was headed in by Lingard, who had only been on the field for 11 minutes.

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]]> Sun, 25 Feb 2018 10:05:14 -0700 <![CDATA[AP Sportlight]]> http://gazette.com/ap-sportlight/article/feed/467903?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ap-sportlight/article/feed/467903?custom_click=rss 1935 — Babe Ruth is released by the New York Yankees and signed by the Boston Braves.

1938 — Glenn Cunningham sets a world indoor records in 1500-meter race at the AAU nationals at New York's Madison Square Garden. Cunningham finishes in 3:48.4.

1960 — Dave Jenkins of the United States wins the figure skating gold medal at the Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, Calif.

1968 — Thirty-two African nations agree to boycott the Olympics because of the presence of South Africa.

1981 — The Boston Bruins beat the Minnesota North Stars 5-1 in a game marred by fights. The teams set an NHL record with 84 penalties worth 392 minutes, and 12 players are ejected.

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]]> Sun, 25 Feb 2018 10:01:51 -0700 <![CDATA[AP Sportlight]]> http://gazette.com/ap-sportlight/article/feed/88506?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ap-sportlight/article/feed/88506?custom_click=rss 1935 — Babe Ruth is released by the New York Yankees and signed by the Boston Braves.

1938 — Glenn Cunningham sets a world indoor records in 1500-meter race at the AAU nationals at New York's Madison Square Garden. Cunningham finishes in 3:48.4.

1960 — Dave Jenkins of the United States wins the figure skating gold medal at the Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, Calif.

1968 — Thirty-two African nations agree to boycott the Olympics because of the presence of South Africa.

1981 — The Boston Bruins beat the Minnesota North Stars 5-1 in a game marred by fights. The teams set an NHL record with 84 penalties worth 392 minutes, and 12 players are ejected.

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]]> Sun, 25 Feb 2018 10:01:51 -0700 <![CDATA[Paul Klee: Lewis-Palmer rides winning culture past Sierra in Class 4A state tournament triumph]]> http://gazette.com/paul-klee-lewis-palmer-rides-winning-culture-past-sierra-in-class-4a-state-tournament-triumph/article/1621659?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/paul-klee-lewis-palmer-rides-winning-culture-past-sierra-in-class-4a-state-tournament-triumph/article/1621659?custom_click=rss

MONUMENT — He never yelled. Never screamed, never shouted, never so much as glared at one of his guys. Not once in 32 basketball minutes on Saturday night did Bill Benton even raise his voice.

He had chances, too. As well as Lewis-Palmer played in a 75-62 win against Sierra in the second round of the boys basketball state tournament — the Rangers looked the part of the No. 2 seed in this Class 4A shindig — it’s not like his Rangers were perfect. Sierra (13-12) is a young, tough squad that had it within eight points in the fourth against Lewis-Palmer (22-2).



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Sun, 25 Feb 2018 08:51:53 -0700
<![CDATA[The top 10 things to look for in sports from Colorado Springs next week, starting Monday]]> http://gazette.com/the-top-10-things-to-look-for-in-sports-from-colorado-springs-next-week-starting-monday/article/1621636?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-top-10-things-to-look-for-in-sports-from-colorado-springs-next-week-starting-monday/article/1621636?custom_click=rss

No. 10 The Colorado Rockies have exhibition games throughout the week

No. 9 NASCAR's top teams visit Las Vegas on Sunday

No. 8 Men's college basketball highlights include the terrific North Carolina at Duke rivalry Saturday, albeit not for the ACC title

No. 7 Local college highlights include Air Force boxing's Wing Open finals Thursday

No. 6 The Denver Nuggets host the Clippers Tuesday and visit Cleveland and LeBron James on Saturday

No. 5 The Colorado Avalanche has to make playoff hay this week with four home games amid a run of road games

No. 4 UCCS men's basketball will be playing in the RMAC Tournament

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Sun, 25 Feb 2018 07:01:54 -0700
<![CDATA[Saturday's prep roundup: Colorado Springs Christian School girls knock off St. Mary's for Tri-Peaks title]]> http://gazette.com/saturdays-prep-roundup-colorado-springs-christian-school-girls-knock-off-st.-marys-for-tri-peaks-title/article/1621642?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/saturdays-prep-roundup-colorado-springs-christian-school-girls-knock-off-st.-marys-for-tri-peaks-title/article/1621642?custom_click=rss

Class 5A

(12) Liberty 57, (44) Monarch 52

At Liberty: The Lancers are on their way to the Class 5A Sweet 16 thanks to a five-point win in their tournament opener against Monarch.

The bye week didn’t slow down Liberty as the Lancers took off outscoring Monarch 13-8 in the first quarter, but the Coyotes kept it close from there.

Moz Doria led Liberty with a double-double scoring 20 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Sean Bohuslavsky had 15 for the Lanvers, followed by his older brother Kyle who had 11.

Liberty will move on to face No. 5 George Washington on Wednesday in the third round.



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Sat, 24 Feb 2018 23:46:58 -0700
<![CDATA[Widefield inside game overwhelms Skyview in 64-51 boys playoff victory]]> http://gazette.com/widefield-inside-game-overwhelms-skyview-in-64-51-boys-playoff-victory/article/1621661?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/widefield-inside-game-overwhelms-skyview-in-64-51-boys-playoff-victory/article/1621661?custom_click=rss

Widefield built an early 11-point lead only to see it nearly dissolve by halftime.

The Gladiators did a much better job the second time around.

Tre Pierre scored 12 of his game-high 25 points in a momentum-turning third quarter - including six straight in a half-opening 11-0 run - and T.J. Davis added 14 as No. 10 Widefield turned away No. 42 Skyview, 64-51 Saturday to advance to the round of 16 in the 4A boys' playoffs.

"We didn't want it to end this way, not tonight," said Pierre, looking back on his team's halftime discussion. "We knew we had to come out strong in the second half. We knew what we needed to do."

The big start to the half turned a 26-24 lead into a 13-point bulge with 4:37 left in the third



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Sat, 24 Feb 2018 22:44:30 -0700
<![CDATA[Short-handed Falcon fends off Fort Morgan]]> http://gazette.com/short-handed-falcon-fends-off-fort-morgan/article/1621662?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/short-handed-falcon-fends-off-fort-morgan/article/1621662?custom_click=rss

FALCON – With the shots suddenly not falling and the lead dwindling to scraps, there was no help coming for the Falcon boys’ basketball team Saturday night.

The Falcons relish in these moments.

With only starters and one JV-varsity swing player on the bench, the short-handed No. 4 Falcons fended off No. 29 Fort Morgan for a 61-49 win in the second round of the 4A state playoffs.

Falcon - which has been gutted throughout the year due to varying circumstances - played five players the entire way Saturday, until Zach O’Brien entered the game with 18 seconds remaining.

Despite the lack of help, Falcon’s strange and successful season continues. It’ll host 13-seed D’Evelyn in the round of



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Sat, 24 Feb 2018 22:43:19 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado College, Air Force both tie 2-2 in road hockey games]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-college-air-force-both-tie-2-2-in-road-hockey-games/article/1621660?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-college-air-force-both-tie-2-2-in-road-hockey-games/article/1621660?custom_click=rss

Colorado College 2, Omaha 2

Omaha, Neb.: Alec Calvaruso made a career-high 34 saves in his second career start and Nick Halloran scored the game-tying goal as Colorado College and Omaha tied Saturday night.

The Tigers' Mason Bergh scored in the 3-on-3 overtime period to give CC the extra point in the NCHC standings and create a three-way tie for fifth place between the Tigers, Omaha and Western Michigan with one weekend remaining in the regular season. The Tigers are set to host Western in the regular-season finales.

Tanner Ockey opened the scoring, deflecting a Christiano Versich shot between the legs of Evan Weninger.

The Mavericks scored twice in the second period.



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Sat, 24 Feb 2018 22:13:19 -0700
<![CDATA[Woody Paige: Denver Broncos boss must win the offseason to cruise down John Elway Drive]]> http://gazette.com/woody-paige-denver-broncos-boss-must-win-the-offseason-to-cruise-down-john-elway-drive/article/1621638?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woody-paige-denver-broncos-boss-must-win-the-offseason-to-cruise-down-john-elway-drive/article/1621638?custom_click=rss

For obvious reasons the street between Mile High Stadium and Interstate 25 should be renamed John Elway Drive.

But the Elway Way of doing football business has taken a wrong turn and lately become the ''L'' Way.

The Broncos have lost two-thirds of their past 24 games including 10 on the road, and the proud franchise that won back-to-back Super Bowls with Elway as the quarterback has failed to reach the playoffs in back-to-back seasons with three ordinary quarterbacks he drafted.

Elway and his traveling party of more than 30 members of the Broncos' front office and coaching staff desperately need get back on the right track in Indianapolis this week.

The NFL Combine is the next adventure in the Broncos' challenge



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Sat, 24 Feb 2018 21:57:46 -0700
<![CDATA[Palmer Ridge's Maccee Reed makes Holy Family pay from deep]]> http://gazette.com/palmer-ridges-maccee-reed-makes-holy-family-pay-from-deep/article/1621639?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/palmer-ridges-maccee-reed-makes-holy-family-pay-from-deep/article/1621639?custom_click=rss

MONUMENT - Palmer Ridge senior Maccee Reed had about as long of a walk as one could make on a basketball court before a pair of key free throws in Saturday’s Class 4A second-round playoff matchup against Holy Family.

After the 18-seed Tigers missed a go-ahead 3-pointer in the final seconds, Reed corralled a long rebound in the far corner and was promptly fouled.

He made the cross-court trek to the line with the No. 15 Bears up two, knowing only a perfect trip to the line would put the game out of reach.

Reed sunk both, allowing for a collective exhale from the Bears who advanced to the round of 16 with a 52-48 win.

“I know I need to put it in,” said Reed recalling what went through his head



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Sat, 24 Feb 2018 20:05:41 -0700
<![CDATA[Russian spies hacked the Olympics and tried to make it look like North Korea did it, U.S. officials say]]> http://gazette.com/russian-spies-hacked-the-olympics-and-tried-to-make-it-look-like-north-korea-did-it-u.s.-officials-say/article/1621656?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/russian-spies-hacked-the-olympics-and-tried-to-make-it-look-like-north-korea-did-it-u.s.-officials-say/article/1621656?custom_click=rss

Russian military spies hacked several hundred computers used by authorities at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, according to U.S. intelligence.

They did so while trying to make it appear as though the intrusion was conducted by North Korea, what is known as a “false-flag” operation, said two U.S. officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive matter.

Officials in PyeongChang acknowledged that the Games were hit by a cyberattack during the Feb. 9 Opening Ceremonies but had refused to confirm whether Russia was responsible. That evening there were disruptions to the Internet, broadcast systems and the Olympics website. Many attendees were unable to print their tickets for the



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Sat, 24 Feb 2018 19:45:43 -0700
<![CDATA[Air Force basketball uses second-half defense to erase 15-point deficit in victory over Utah State]]> http://gazette.com/air-force-basketball-uses-second-half-defense-to-erase-15-point-deficit-in-victory-over-utah-state/article/1621643?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-basketball-uses-second-half-defense-to-erase-15-point-deficit-in-victory-over-utah-state/article/1621643?custom_click=rss

The challenge from Dave Pilipovich to his team wasn’t just in harsh halftime words, but in style.

Size disadvantage be darned, the Air Force coach told his team it was time to play man-to-man defense.

His team responded.

The Falcons held Utah State to 20 percent shooting in the second half, recovered from a 15-point deficit and won 75-65 in front of a season-high crowd of 3,267 at Clune Arena.

“I challenged them probably more than I did all year. I said, ‘It’s on us,’” Pilipovich said. “We put a goal up that we couldn’t let them score 30 points in the second half. If they scored 30 points, that’s 75 for the game, that may be hard for us to overcome.



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Sat, 24 Feb 2018 18:10:32 -0700
<![CDATA[Air Force quarterbacks included in a physical first scrimmage of spring practice]]> http://gazette.com/air-force-quarterbacks-included-in-a-physical-first-scrimmage-of-spring-practice/article/1621640?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-quarterbacks-included-in-a-physical-first-scrimmage-of-spring-practice/article/1621640?custom_click=rss

Air Force football fans may want to clear their calendar for March 17.

And no, that has nothing to with it being St. Patrick’s Day.

That’s the date of the spring game at Falcon Stadium, and based on the whole-team physicality in a scrimmage Saturday morning this could be one worth watching.

Everyone was live Saturday, including returning starting quarterback Arion Worthman. This is a departure from the norm, as Air Force – like most programs – typically shields its quarterbacks from contact.

“When you go 5-7, no one’s exempt,” one coach said.

The live scrimmage, which continued for more than an hour, showed some revealing early signs about the team.



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Sat, 24 Feb 2018 18:07:55 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado College slips to seventh place after loss at Omaha]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-college-slips-to-seventh-place-after-loss-at-omaha/article/1621624?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-college-slips-to-seventh-place-after-loss-at-omaha/article/1621624?custom_click=rss

Tristan Keck, Zach Jordan and Teemu Pulkkinen each had three points to help No. 14 Omaha get past Colorado College, 4-2, and slide past the Tigers into sixth place.

Alex Leclerc (14 saves) was pulled in favor of Alec Calvaruso (25 saves) when Omaha went up 3-0.

The Tigers (13-14-4, 7-11-3-2 NCHC) got third-period goals from Trevor Gooch and Christiano Versich.



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<![CDATA[Air Force clinches first-round playoff bye with win at Robert Morris]]> http://gazette.com/air-force-clinches-first-round-playoff-bye-with-win-at-robert-morris/article/1621623?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-clinches-first-round-playoff-bye-with-win-at-robert-morris/article/1621623?custom_click=rss

Air Force's Billy Christopoulos stopped all 29 shots he faced and Erik Baskin netted the game-winner in a 1-0 victory at Robert Morris.

Air Force clinched a first-round bye in the Atlantic Hockey playoffs. The Falcons can finish as high as third, but no lower than fifth.

Baskin gave the Falcons an early lead that stuck on a 3-on-2 rush.



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Sat, 24 Feb 2018 12:06:35 -0700
<![CDATA[Friday's prep roundup: Lewis-Palmer girls' hoops holds off Centaurus]]> http://gazette.com/fridays-prep-roundup-lewis-palmer-girls-hoops-holds-off-centaurus/article/1621598?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fridays-prep-roundup-lewis-palmer-girls-hoops-holds-off-centaurus/article/1621598?custom_click=rss

GIRLS’S BASKETBALL

(22) Lewis-Palmer 34, (11) Centaurus 33

At Lafayette: There was a time, not terribly long ago, when Lewis-Palmer struggled to win even one game.

Look at the Rangers now, one of 16 teams still alive in the 4A girls’ tournament.

Arianna Blowe scored 13 points, Sami Tucker added 12, and Lewis-Palmer held off a late Centaurus charge to advance to Tuesday’s game at Evergreen.

“The ladies settled themselves after a few turnovers and dug in on the defensive side to limit the opportunities,” L-P



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