<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:08:13 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Giants hit 2 home runs but lose to Reds 7-5]]> http://gazette.com/giants-hit-2-home-runs-but-lose-to-reds-7-5/article/feed/376870?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/giants-hit-2-home-runs-but-lose-to-reds-7-5/article/feed/376870?custom_click=rss

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Giants had the best record in baseball heading into the All-Star break. Since then, it's been mostly downhill for manager Bruce Bochy's ballclub.

Coming off its worst road trip of the season, San Francisco rediscovered its power stroke in its return to AT&T Park with a pair of big home runs from Brandon Belt and Angel Pagan. That still wasn't enough to keep the slumping Giants from losing for the eighth time in nine games.

Jay Bruce hit a pair of two-run homers to help Anthony DeSclafani remain unbeaten, and the Cincinnati Reds beat San Francisco 7-5 on Monday night.

The loss trimmed the Giants' lead to 2 1/2 games in the NL West, their slimmest advantage since May 18.

"These ruts are to

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]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 01:41:04 -0600 <![CDATA[Madson gives up game-winning HR as A's lose 7-6 to Rangers]]> http://gazette.com/madson-gives-up-game-winning-hr-as-as-lose-7-6-to-rangers/article/feed/376869?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/madson-gives-up-game-winning-hr-as-as-lose-7-6-to-rangers/article/feed/376869?custom_click=rss

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ryan Madson felt good facing Adrian Beltre with two outs in the ninth inning Monday night. Perhaps too good.

Beltre hit Madson's first pitch into the left-center field bullpen, turning the Oakland Athletics' one-run lead into a 7-6 loss to the Texas Rangers.

"A good fastball-hitting guy, sitting fastball," Madson said. "Maybe I was being a little bullheaded, trying to beat him instead of putting it in a good place.

"The heater I had for the last whole week, I was confident in it. It just happened to end up middle-middle to a fastball-hitting guy. That's not where I was aiming."

Madson had saves in his first four opportunities after the All-Star break, helping Oakland to a 7-3 record.

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]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 01:29:28 -0600 <![CDATA[Bruce homers twice to power Reds past Giants, 7-5]]> http://gazette.com/bruce-homers-twice-to-power-reds-past-giants-7-5/article/feed/376851?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/bruce-homers-twice-to-power-reds-past-giants-7-5/article/feed/376851?custom_click=rss

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With the trade deadline less than a week away, Jay Bruce isn't sure how much longer he'll be in Cincinnati.

If he does wind up with another team — Bruce has been the topic of trade speculation — the veteran outfielder is ending his run with the Reds on a memorable note.

Bruce hit a pair of two-run homers to help Anthony DeSclafani remain unbeaten, and Cincinnati beat the San Francisco Giants 7-5 on Monday night.

Bruce homered for the third consecutive game as part of a four-run fourth inning. He added his second of the night in the sixth to put the Reds up 6-5 and chase Giants starter Jake Peavy (5-9).

It was the third multihomer game this season for the Cincinnati slugger and 20th of hi

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]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 01:16:08 -0600 <![CDATA[Shipley serves up 3 HRs in debut, D-backs lose to Brewers]]> http://gazette.com/shipley-serves-up-3-hrs-in-debut-d-backs-lose-to-brewers/article/feed/376856?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/shipley-serves-up-3-hrs-in-debut-d-backs-lose-to-brewers/article/feed/376856?custom_click=rss

MILWAUKEE (AP) — An ill-timed curveball spoiled the major league debut of Arizona Diamondbacks pitching prospect Braden Shipley.

With his team trailing by one run in the sixth inning Monday night, Shipley threw a breaking pitch that Milwaukee Brewers backup catcher Martin Maldonado belted for a three-run homer, ending the right-hander's outing.

"I was just trying to get something that would induce a groundball," Shipley said. "I'd been locating my curveball well and I think he was unfortunately just sitting on that pitch and he got it out of the yard."

The Brewers went deep four times in all, three off Shipley, for a 7-2 victory.

"I thought he threw the ball OK," Arizona manager Chip Hale said.

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]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 01:09:12 -0600 <![CDATA[LEADING OFF: Chapman joins Cubs; Mets and Cards play 2]]> http://gazette.com/leading-off-chapman-joins-cubs-mets-and-cards-play-2/article/feed/376857?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/leading-off-chapman-joins-cubs-mets-and-cards-play-2/article/feed/376857?custom_click=rss

A look at what's happening all around the majors today:



One day after a blockbuster trade, star closer Aroldis Chapman is expected to join the major league-leading Chicago Cubs for their game at the crosstown White Sox. Chasing their first World Series title since 1908, the Cubs addressed one of their few weaknesses Monday by sending pitcher Adam Warren and three minor league prospects to the New York Yankees for Chapman, a dominant reliever with a fastball that tops 100 mph. "This is a game-changer," Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said.


Following a rainout Monday night, the Mets and Cardinals play a single-admission doubleheader at Citi Field. It was a time

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]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 01:03:31 -0600 <![CDATA[Keuchel outpitched as Astros lose 2-1 to Yankees]]> http://gazette.com/keuchel-outpitched-as-astros-lose-2-1-to-yankees/article/feed/376855?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/keuchel-outpitched-as-astros-lose-2-1-to-yankees/article/feed/376855?custom_click=rss

HOUSTON (AP) — Dallas Keuchel had another strong outing for the Houston Astros on Monday night. He just needed more help than George Springer's leadoff homer.

Austin Romine hit a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning to make a winner of Michael Pineda, and the New York Yankees' bullpen did just fine without star closer Aroldis Chapman in a 2-1 victory over the Astros.

Hours after New York traded Chapman to the Chicago Cubs, All-Star relievers Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller closed out Houston to help the fourth-place Yankees (51-48) move three games above .500 for the first time this season.

Betances struck out the side in the eighth before Miller, back in the ninth-inning role following Chapman's departure, earne

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]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:57:08 -0600 <![CDATA[White Sox ace Sale to start Thursday at Cubs]]> http://gazette.com/white-sox-ace-sale-to-start-thursday-at-cubs/article/feed/376743?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/white-sox-ace-sale-to-start-thursday-at-cubs/article/feed/376743?custom_click=rss

CHICAGO (AP) — White Sox ace Chris Sale told MLB.com on Monday he got upset with the team when he felt it placed more emphasis on a promotion than winning.

Sale will start Thursday against the crosstown Cubs in his first appearance since the ace left-hander was punished by the team for destroying collared throwback uniforms it was scheduled to wear.

"I'm going to show up on Thursday and do what I've always done. That's get ready to play baseball and put everything I got into winning that game," Sale told the website . "I know my teammates are, too. So that's all that matters to me. It's unfortunate it got to this point.

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]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:41:26 -0600 <![CDATA[Cubs get closer Aroldis Chapman in trade with Yankees]]> http://gazette.com/cubs-get-closer-aroldis-chapman-in-trade-with-yankees/article/feed/376654?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cubs-get-closer-aroldis-chapman-in-trade-with-yankees/article/feed/376654?custom_click=rss

CHICAGO (AP) — Before the Chicago Cubs completed a trade for Aroldis Chapman, owner Tom Ricketts and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein decided they had to hear from the closer himself about a domestic violence allegation in the offseason.

So Ricketts and Epstein asked Major League Baseball for a window to speak with the left-hander, and they got him on the phone Monday. When the conversation was over, the blockbuster deal was on.

Chasing their first World Series title since 1908, the Cubs addressed one of their few weaknesses by sending a pricey package of four players to the New York Yankees for Chapman, one of the most dominant relievers in the game, but one who also comes with some risk for a franchise riding

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]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:19:10 -0600 <![CDATA[Beltre hits 2nd homer in 9th, rallies Rangers past A's 7-6]]> http://gazette.com/beltre-hits-2nd-homer-in-9th-rallies-rangers-past-as-7-6/article/feed/376831?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/beltre-hits-2nd-homer-in-9th-rallies-rangers-past-as-7-6/article/feed/376831?custom_click=rss

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrian Beltre got the fastball he wanted.

Beltre's second home run of the game was a two-run shot on the first pitch from Ryan Madson with two outs in the ninth inning, and it rallied the Texas Rangers past the Oakland Athletics 7-6 Monday night for their third straight win.

"He's a really good pitcher, really good changeup," Beltre said. "I was hoping that he would throw me something over the plate that I could drive, and that's exactly what he did."

Madson was feeling good after converting all four save opportunities since the All-Star break, while Oakland was winning seven of 10 games.

"A good fastball-hitting guy, sitting fastball," Madson said.

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]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:18:23 -0600 <![CDATA[Brewers hit 4 HRs, spoil Shipley's debut in win over D-backs]]> http://gazette.com/brewers-hit-4-hrs-spoil-shipleys-debut-in-win-over-d-backs/article/feed/376816?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/brewers-hit-4-hrs-spoil-shipleys-debut-in-win-over-d-backs/article/feed/376816?custom_click=rss

MILWAUKEE (AP) — For a team that leads the major leagues in stolen bases, the Milwaukee Brewers looked pretty powerful at the plate Monday night.

"I think we were kind of due for a night like that," manager Craig Counsell said.

Martin Maldonado hit a three-run homer and Milwaukee went deep four times, spoiling the major league debut of Arizona pitching prospect Braden Shipley in a 7-2 victory over the Diamondbacks.

"Maldy's home run was the play of the game, for sure. That's the spot where we got some breathing room," Counsell said. "It was a back-breaker for them."

Maldonado's drive chased Shipley.

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]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:03:52 -0600 <![CDATA[Four-run first costs Kennedy, Royals in 6-2 loss to Angels]]> http://gazette.com/four-run-first-costs-kennedy-royals-in-6-2-loss-to-angels/article/feed/376848?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/four-run-first-costs-kennedy-royals-in-6-2-loss-to-angels/article/feed/376848?custom_click=rss

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — By the time Ian Kennedy made the necessary adjustments, the Kansas City Royals were down four runs.

Albert Pujols drove in four runs, Hector Santiago won his fifth consecutive start and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Royals 6-2 on Monday night.

The Angels batted around in a four-run first against Kennedy. The inning included four hits, two walks and a sacrifice fly.

"It was all mechanical," Kennedy said. "I was not throwing good quality pitches. It's one of those feelings where you are trying to find it and search for it. It didn't come to me until about the second or third inning. By that time it was too late."

Kennedy allowed just two hits and one walk the next four innings, but the da

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]]> Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:55:17 -0600 <![CDATA[Romine, Pineda, new-look bullpen lead Yanks past Astros 2-1]]> http://gazette.com/romine-pineda-new-look-bullpen-lead-yanks-past-astros-2-1/article/feed/376824?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/romine-pineda-new-look-bullpen-lead-yanks-past-astros-2-1/article/feed/376824?custom_click=rss

HOUSTON (AP) — In its first test since star closer Aroldis Chapman was traded, the New York Yankees' bullpen came through just fine.

Austin Romine hit a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning to make a winner of Michael Pineda, and the Yankees held off the Houston Astros 2-1 on Monday night.

Hours after New York shipped Chapman to the Chicago Cubs, All-Star relievers Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller closed out Houston to help the fourth-place Yankees (51-48) move three games above .500 for the first time this season.

"You're not asking a young kid to maybe step into something that he's never done before," manager Joe Girardi said. "We still have a lot of experience down there; the bridge becomes very important.

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]]> Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:49:22 -0600 <![CDATA[Pujols drives in 4, Angels beat Royals 6-2]]> http://gazette.com/pujols-drives-in-4-angels-beat-royals-6-2/article/feed/376825?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pujols-drives-in-4-angels-beat-royals-6-2/article/feed/376825?custom_click=rss

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Albert Pujols, even at 36 years old, is still an RBI machine for the Los Angeles Angels.

Pujols drove in four runs, Hector Santiago won his fifth consecutive start and the Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 6-2 on Monday night.

Pujols drove in two with a bases-loaded single during a four-run first, then added RBI singles in the seventh and ninth innings. He leads the majors with 26 RBIs in July, including 16 in his past eight games, and he has 76 this season despite a .254 average.

Part of that is from hitting behind Mike Trout, Yunel Escobar and Kole Calhoun, all of whom entered Monday ranked among the top 40 major leaguers in on-base percentage.

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]]> Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:32:13 -0600 <![CDATA[Pomeranz comes up short again in Boston's 4-2 loss to Tigers]]> http://gazette.com/pomeranz-comes-up-short-again-in-bostons-4-2-loss-to-tigers/article/feed/376830?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pomeranz-comes-up-short-again-in-bostons-4-2-loss-to-tigers/article/feed/376830?custom_click=rss

BOSTON (AP) — Drew Pomeranz felt a lot more comfortable in his second start for the Red Sox. It just wasn't enough for him to earn his first victory in a Boston uniform.

Jose Iglesias hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning, Justin Verlander pitched six solid innings and the Detroit Tigers beat the Red Sox 4-2 on Monday night to spoil Pomeranz's second start at Fenway.

Pomeranz (8-8), recently acquired from the San Diego Padres, gave up four hits and struck out seven in six innings. Both of the runs he allowed came via Iglesias' homer.

"I had a good curveball tonight. I was locating my fastball a lot better," Pomeranz said. "I was in a lot better counts all night. I really made one bad pitch.

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]]> Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:03:08 -0600 <![CDATA[Verlander outpitches Pomeranz, Tigers beat Red Sox 4-2]]> http://gazette.com/verlander-outpitches-pomeranz-tigers-beat-red-sox-4-2/article/feed/376815?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/verlander-outpitches-pomeranz-tigers-beat-red-sox-4-2/article/feed/376815?custom_click=rss

BOSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander gave the Detroit Tigers a quality start Monday night, and they capitalized. They could use more of that in a tightening AL Central race.

Jose Iglesias hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning, Verlander pitched six solid innings and the Tigers beat the Red Sox 4-2 to spoil Drew Pomeranz's second start with Boston.

Victor Martinez and James McCann also drove in runs for the Tigers. Detroit pulled within 5 1/2 games of idle AL Central-leading Cleveland.

"I think it's start by start," Verlander said. "You tend to string starts together, occasionally. I'm not thinking about the last one that happened, just thinking about the next one."

Verlander (10-6) allowed one run and five hits and

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]]> Mon, 25 Jul 2016 22:53:57 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado College hockey's all-time leading scorer Ron Hartwell has died]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-college-hockeys-all-time-leading-scorer-ron-hartwell-has-died/article/1581156?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-college-hockeys-all-time-leading-scorer-ron-hartwell-has-died/article/1581156?custom_click=rss

Ron Hartwell, Colorado College hockey’s all-time leading goal scorer, died recently at age 88.

Hartwell, who played for the Tigers from 1949-52, scored 112 goals in just 74 games. He passed away on July 20. No further details are known.
In 1950, he helped CC claim its first NCAA championship at The Broadmoor Ice Palace in Colorado Springs. The native of Swan Lake, Manitoba, earned a spot on the all-tournament second team after recording four goals and three assists in the tournament's two games.

He led the nation with 43 goals the following season as a junior.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 22:52:04 -0600
<![CDATA[Goalie, defenseman leave Colorado College hockey team]]> http://gazette.com/goalie-defenseman-leave-colorado-college-hockey-team/article/1581131?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/goalie-defenseman-leave-colorado-college-hockey-team/article/1581131?custom_click=rss

Two regulars from last year’s Colorado College hockey lineup have left the program.

Senior goalie Tyler Marble and sophomore defenseman Jake Emilio both told Tigers coach Mike Haviland they will not return to play for the National Collegiate Hockey Conference program, the school announced Monday.

Emilio will remain enrolled at Colorado College while Marble is leaving the program and school for family reasons.

Emilio played in 24 games during his freshman season, recording five assists while Marble, a one-time starter, played in 13 games (0-9-1, 3.66 goals against, .892 saves percentage). The Detroit native’s final season ended early when he suffered a concussion. He finished with a career record of

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 22:51:39 -0600
<![CDATA[Dahl debut a hit, but Rockies fall to Orioles]]> http://gazette.com/dahl-debut-a-hit-but-rockies-fall-to-orioles/article/1581181?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dahl-debut-a-hit-but-rockies-fall-to-orioles/article/1581181?custom_click=rss

BALTIMORE — Adam Jones and the Baltimore Orioles found yet another way to win, this time in extra innings on a grounder to the pitcher.

Jones scored the decisive run in the 10th inning on a low throw to the plate by right-hander Jordan Lyles, and the Orioles beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2 on Monday night for their fifth straight victory.

On Sunday, Baltimore defeated Cleveland in the bottom of the ninth on a two-out homer after the Indians allowed a runner to reach on a strikeout.

For an encore, the Orioles again capitalized on a miscue by the opposition.

Jones reached on a one-out single off the third-base bag and took third on a single by Jonathan Schoop. Manny Machado followed with a comebacker to

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 22:28:52 -0600
<![CDATA[Rookies get 48-hour head start before Super Bowl champs report]]> http://gazette.com/rookies-get-48-hour-head-start-before-super-bowl-champs-report/article/1581172?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rookies-get-48-hour-head-start-before-super-bowl-champs-report/article/1581172?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD — Von Miller and the rest of the Super Bowl champs report to training camp on Wednesday. The rookies got a 48-hour head start to begin making their mark.

Denver's draft class and college free agents reported to the UC Health Center on Monday and went through their first workouts.

"It's definitely nice to refresh," said Connor McGovern, a fifth-round guard from Missouri known already for his monster weight room workouts.

"You can watch as much film, do as many steps, work out as much as you can in the offseason. But there's nothing like being in the building kind of getting your feet wet, hearing the quarterback say the plays, hear the cadence. So, it'll definitely be nice to get a couple days back in

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:07:02 -0600
<![CDATA[Rockies recall top prospect Dahl, put him in lineup vs O's]]> http://gazette.com/rockies-recall-top-prospect-dahl-put-him-in-lineup-vs-os/article/1581168?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rockies-recall-top-prospect-dahl-put-him-in-lineup-vs-os/article/1581168?custom_click=rss

BALTIMORE — The wait is over for former first-round pick David Dahl, who was poised to make his big league debut Monday night with the Colorado Rockies.

Colorado selected Dahl's contract from Triple-A Albuquerque earlier Monday. The 6-foot-2, 195-pounder was in the starting lineup, batting sixth and in left field in the opener of a three-game series against the Orioles.

"He's earned it. He deserves it," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "And he's here because we feel like he can help us win games. He's having a heck of a season and put himself in position to get this call-up."

Dahl, the 10th overall pick in the 2012 draft, traveled across the country before arriving at Camden Yards around 5 p.m.

"It sort

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:09:43 -0600
<![CDATA[Ramsey: Good news: Peyton Manning remains full football hero after being cleared by NFL]]> http://gazette.com/ramsey-good-news-peyton-manning-remains-full-football-hero-after-being-cleared-by-nfl/article/1581142?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ramsey-good-news-peyton-manning-remains-full-football-hero-after-being-cleared-by-nfl/article/1581142?custom_click=rss

Good news: Peyton Manning remains a full hero. We don't have to suffer through the fall of yet another sports icon. You can still wear your No. 18 with pride.

The NFL cleared Manning of charges that he used human growth hormone to fuel his recovery from the severe neck injuries that forced his exit from the Indianapolis Colts. His spectacular (well, most of the time) four seasons with the Broncos had everything to do with diligent labor and nothing to do with polluting his body with HGH.

I am, like most Colorado residents, surrounded by family and friends who wear orange No. 18 jerseys. They believe in Peyton. They adore Peyton. They would be crushed if Peyton had been transformed into another Lance Armstrong.

I was

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:18:10 -0600
<![CDATA[Jordan gives $2M; looks to build trust between blacks, cops]]> http://gazette.com/jordan-gives-2m-looks-to-build-trust-between-blacks-cops/article/1581162?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/jordan-gives-2m-looks-to-build-trust-between-blacks-cops/article/1581162?custom_click=rss

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Michael Jordan is trying to help ease tension between African-Americans and law enforcement.

The NBA great and Charlotte Hornets owner said Monday he is giving $1 million to the Institute for Community-Police Relations and $1 million to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. The aim is to help build trust following several shootings around the country.

"As a proud American, a father who lost his own dad in a senseless act of violence, and a black man, I have been deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement and angered by the cowardly and hateful targeting and killing of police officers," Jordan said in a statement. "I grieve with the families who have lost loved

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:06:46 -0600
<![CDATA[Classification realignment causes shift in area schools, leagues]]> http://gazette.com/classification-realignment-causes-shift-in-area-schools-leagues/article/1581092?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/classification-realignment-causes-shift-in-area-schools-leagues/article/1581092?custom_click=rss

What will be stranger to see this upcoming school year?

Elizabeth High School as the newest member of the Class 4A Colorado Springs Metro League?

Or how Vista Ridge's basketball program can follow up its 4A semifinals run - in 5A?

Realigned classifications are going into effect this fall. And yes, the area's sports scene is a bit jumbled because of it.

"New athletic directors, I really feel for them during this time," TCA athletic director Gary Geiger said. "They're like 'what's going on?'"

It's all a part of the state's new enrollment splits intended to evenly divide teams among the classifications.

In football, for instance, there are now 42 teams in every class from 5A-1A.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:55:31 -0600
<![CDATA[Former Fountain-Fort Carson coach Mitch Johnson sad to see Phil Loadholt retire from NFL, Vikings]]> http://gazette.com/former-fountain-fort-carson-coach-mitch-johnson-sad-to-see-phil-loadholt-retire-from-nfl-vikings/article/1581144?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/former-fountain-fort-carson-coach-mitch-johnson-sad-to-see-phil-loadholt-retire-from-nfl-vikings/article/1581144?custom_click=rss

Mitch Johnson had the date set to finally go watch Phil Loadholt play professional football.

Johnson, the former longtime Fountain-Fort Carson football coach and ex-school board member Tom Downing were planning to head to Nashville, Tenn., to watch Loadholt's Vikings take on the Titans in both teams' season opener.

But with the news of Loadholt retiring from the NFL on Monday, Johnson won't get the opportunity.

"The only regret I have is because of my being consumed with what I was doing, trying to make the Trojans so competitive, I never had a chance to see him play live in the stadium at the NFL level," Johnson said Monday.

Loadholt graduated from Fountain-Fort Carson. He played at Garden City (Kan.) C.C.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:09:47 -0600
<![CDATA[NFL clears Peyton Manning of HGH allegations]]> http://gazette.com/nfl-clears-peyton-manning-of-hgh-allegations/article/1581123?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nfl-clears-peyton-manning-of-hgh-allegations/article/1581123?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK — The NFL says it found no credible evidence that Peyton Manning was provided with HGH or other prohibited substances as alleged in a documentary by Al-Jazeera America last fall.

The league said the quarterback and his wife fully cooperated in the seven-month investigation, providing interviews and access to all records sought by investigators. Manning vehemently denied the allegations when they were made late in the season.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 12:29:07 -0600
<![CDATA[CC hockey in the pros: Rapuzzi, Salcido, Stoykewych, Olofsson, Slavin]]> http://gazette.com/cc-hockey-in-the-pros-rapuzzi-salcido-stoykewych-olofsson-slavin/article/1581128?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cc-hockey-in-the-pros-rapuzzi-salcido-stoykewych-olofsson-slavin/article/1581128?custom_click=rss

Former CC captain and forward William Rapuzzi is entering second of three-year contract (extension signed Sept. 2015) with Visp of the Swiss B league after a big bounce-back season in 2015-16 (58 points, 30 goals in 45 games) before he was loaned to the Swiss B’s Zug for two playoff games.

Defenseman Peter Stoykewych signed a one-year contract extension on July 7 with the American Hockey League’s Manitoba Moose. The former Atlanta Thrashers draft pick and Winnipeg native recorded seven points (all assists) in 47 games with the Moose. He has eight assists and 49 penalty minutes in 53 professional games including a partial season following his senior campaign at CC.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 10:16:28 -0600
<![CDATA[Air Force grad Garrett Griffin still awaiting decision on NFL career]]> http://gazette.com/air-force-grad-garrett-griffin-still-awaiting-decision-on-nfl-career/article/1581103?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-grad-garrett-griffin-still-awaiting-decision-on-nfl-career/article/1581103?custom_click=rss

One of the first tests of a new Department of Defense policy allowing athletes to immediately play pro sports is still awaiting a decision.

Recent Air Force grad Garrett Griffin has reported for training camp as a tight end with the Saints but isn't sure if he'll be able to see camp through its conclusion or report to Wyoming as a missile maintenance officer on Aug. 1.

"I have not heard anything definitive yet," Griffin said in a text message to The Gazette on Saturday evening.

Griffin has spent the summer back home in Kansas, working out with his football coach father. He also visited former Falcons teammate Connor Healy in Boston and caught a Royals game. He's had plenty to occupy his mind as opposed to contemplating

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 07:29:37 -0600
<![CDATA[Report: Fountain-Fort Carson grad Phil Loadholt to retire after meeting with Vikings officials]]> http://gazette.com/report-fountain-fort-carson-grad-phil-loadholt-to-retire-after-meeting-with-vikings-officials/article/1581115?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/report-fountain-fort-carson-grad-phil-loadholt-to-retire-after-meeting-with-vikings-officials/article/1581115?custom_click=rss

Minnesota Vikings right tackle Phil Loadholt is expected to retire pending his meeting with team officials Monday, sources told ESPN.

Sources said Loadholt is leaning toward retirement due to soreness in his surgically repaired Achilles tendon as well as other aches and pains. Loadholt's injuries have taken a toll on a player who signed a $25 million extension in 2013.

Should Loadholt decide to end his career after Monday's meeting, he will become the 14th NFL player 30 years of age or younger to retire this year.

Loadholt, 30, missed the entire 2015 season due to a torn Achilles tendon, which he suffered during the second preseason game.

Read more at espn.com.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 06:59:17 -0600
<![CDATA[Crash kills Nebraska punter, former Michigan State punter]]> http://gazette.com/crash-kills-nebraska-punter-former-michigan-state-punter/article/1581098?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/crash-kills-nebraska-punter-former-michigan-state-punter/article/1581098?custom_click=rss

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler died in a car crash in Wisconsin after working at a kicking clinic, a sheriff's department official said Sunday. LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye was injured in the crash.

Waukesha County Sheriff's Lt. Thom Moerman said speed was likely a factor in the single-vehicle crash that happened around 11:45 p.m. Saturday.

The 24-year-old Sadler, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, was driving. He and 22-year-old Foltz, of Greeley, Nebraska, both died at the scene. Delahoussaye, 21 of New Iberia, Louisiana, was also a passenger. He was treated at Waukesha Memorial Hospital and released. A statement from LSU said his injuries were minor and that

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016 06:21:10 -0600
<![CDATA[4 dead in crash that involved Dallas Cowboys bus]]> http://gazette.com/4-dead-in-crash-that-involved-dallas-cowboys-bus/article/1581091?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/4-dead-in-crash-that-involved-dallas-cowboys-bus/article/1581091?custom_click=rss

KINGMAN, Ariz. — The Latest on a fatal traffic crash in Arizona involving a Dallas Cowboys bus (all times local):

6:55 p.m.

Four people were killed when a Dallas Cowboys bus collided with a van in Arizona.

Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Quentin Mehr says all the fatalities in the Sunday crash were passengers in the van.

Mehr didn't say what led to the crash on U.S. Highway 93 in western Arizona.

Dallas Cowboys spokesman Rich Dalrymple says the bus had no players, only staff members on board. They suffered "bumps and bruises."

According to the Department of Public Safety, the collision occurred about 30 miles north of the city of Kingman.

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Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:16:27 -0600