<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:55:20 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Oklahoma's Perine runs for record 427 yards]]> http://gazette.com/oklahomas-perine-runs-for-record-427-yards/article/feed/181552?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/oklahomas-perine-runs-for-record-427-yards/article/feed/181552?custom_click=rss

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — As Samaje Perine churned up the yards, the rain-soaked crowd at half-filled Memorial Stadium chanted his name.

The Oklahoma true freshman rewarded those who braved the elements with history. He set a major college record by running for 427 yards, scoring five touchdowns to lead the No. 23 Sooners over Kansas 44-7 Saturday.

"It's still surreal," Perine said. "I just looked at it as doing what I had to do to help my team. I'm not really feeling special in any type of way."

A week after Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon set the mark by rushing for 408 yards against Nebraska, Perine ran past him. He broke the 7-day-old record on his 34th and final carry, a 42-yard run with 12:16 left in the fourth quarter.

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]]> NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — As Samaje Perine churned up the yards, the rain-soaked crowd at half-filled Memorial Stadium chanted his name.

The Oklahoma true freshman rewarded those who braved the elements with history. He set a major college record by running for 427 yards, scoring five touchdowns to lead the No. 23 Sooners over Kansas 44-7 Saturday.

"It's still surreal," Perine said. "I just looked at it as doing what I had to do to help my team. I'm not really feeling special in any type of way."

A week after Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon set the mark by rushing for 408 yards against Nebraska, Perine ran past him. He broke the 7-day-old record on his 34th and final carry, a 42-yard run with 12:16 left in the fourth quarter.]]> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:47:36 -0700 <![CDATA[Suzy Whaley becomes 1st female officer at PGA]]> http://gazette.com/suzy-whaley-becomes-1st-female-officer-at-pga/article/feed/181561?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/suzy-whaley-becomes-1st-female-officer-at-pga/article/feed/181561?custom_click=rss INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Suzy Whaley is taking another crack at golf's old boy's network.

More than one decade after becoming the first woman to qualify for a PGA event in 58 years, the 48-year-old Whaley became the first female officer in the PGA of America's history. She's on course to become the organization's first female president in 2018, too.

Whaley received 52.63 percent of the 114 votes in a three-way race for secretary near the end of Saturday's meeting in Indianapolis. Russ Libby was second at 33.33 percent and Michael Haywood was third at 14.04 percent.

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]]> INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Suzy Whaley is taking another crack at golf's old boy's network.

More than one decade after becoming the first woman to qualify for a PGA event in 58 years, the 48-year-old Whaley became the first female officer in the PGA of America's history. She's on course to become the organization's first female president in 2018, too.

Whaley received 52.63 percent of the 114 votes in a three-way race for secretary near the end of Saturday's meeting in Indianapolis. Russ Libby was second at 33.33 percent and Michael Haywood was third at 14.04 percent.]]> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:46:55 -0700 <![CDATA[Bills practice in Detroit prepping for Jets game]]> http://gazette.com/bills-practice-in-detroit-prepping-for-jets-game/article/feed/181556?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/bills-practice-in-detroit-prepping-for-jets-game/article/feed/181556?custom_click=rss ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — A day after arriving in Detroit, the Buffalo Bills took the practice field Saturday afternoon to prepare for a Monday night matchup with the New York Jets.

Originally scheduled to play Sunday in Buffalo, the Bills were forced to relocate after a rare November storm dumped more than five feet of snow in the Buffalo area this week. Buffalo practiced at the Lions' headquarters for the first time Friday night, just hours after landing in Detroit.

Fighting for their playoff lives, the Bills (5-5) are in dire need of a win over the struggling Jets (2-8), who had lost six straight before a stunning victory in Pittsburgh Nov. 9.

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Originally scheduled to play Sunday in Buffalo, the Bills were forced to relocate after a rare November storm dumped more than five feet of snow in the Buffalo area this week. Buffalo practiced at the Lions' headquarters for the first time Friday night, just hours after landing in Detroit.

Fighting for their playoff lives, the Bills (5-5) are in dire need of a win over the struggling Jets (2-8), who had lost six straight before a stunning victory in Pittsburgh Nov. 9.]]> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:46:20 -0700 <![CDATA[Marshall's return lifts Buckeyes by Hoosiers 42-27]]> http://gazette.com/marshalls-return-lifts-buckeyes-by-hoosiers-42-27/article/feed/181548?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/marshalls-return-lifts-buckeyes-by-hoosiers-42-27/article/feed/181548?custom_click=rss

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jalin Marshall was the problem last week and the solution on Saturday for No. 7 Ohio State.

The freshman returned a punt 54 yards for the go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter and then added three late insurance scores to carry the Buckeyes past Indiana 42-27, the Hoosiers' sixth loss in a row.

Marshall lost two fumbles in the Buckeyes' 31-24 win at Minnesota seven days before, but more than made up for those mistakes on a sunny and chilly day.

"If it's an effort problem, Jalin Marshall won't play. And it's not an effort issue with him," coach Urban Meyer said. "He's a talented guy. That was good for his confidence."

Marshall was ripped by Ohio State fans on social media after the fumbles

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]]> COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jalin Marshall was the problem last week and the solution on Saturday for No. 7 Ohio State.

The freshman returned a punt 54 yards for the go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter and then added three late insurance scores to carry the Buckeyes past Indiana 42-27, the Hoosiers' sixth loss in a row.

Marshall lost two fumbles in the Buckeyes' 31-24 win at Minnesota seven days before, but more than made up for those mistakes on a sunny and chilly day.

"If it's an effort problem, Jalin Marshall won't play. And it's not an effort issue with him," coach Urban Meyer said. "He's a talented guy. That was good for his confidence."

Marshall was ripped by Ohio State fans on social media after the fumbles]]> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:50:21 -0700 <![CDATA[The top 10 things to look for in sports from Colorado Springs next week, starting Monday]]> By Jim O'Connell The Gazette - http://gazette.com/the-top-10-things-to-look-for-in-sports-from-colorado-springs-next-week-starting-monday/article/1541858?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-top-10-things-to-look-for-in-sports-from-colorado-springs-next-week-starting-monday/article/1541858?custom_click=rss No. 10 Air Force hockey is at Canisius Friday and Saturday and CC is off

No. 9 The Nuggets host Chicago Tuesday and Phoenix Friday with a game at Phoenix in between on Wednesday

No. 8 The Avs host Chicago Wednesday and Dallas Saturday after a road game at Arizona Tuesday

No. 7 The Turkey Trot run is on, well, Thanksgiving Day on Thursday

No. 6 College football highlights include CU football hosts Utah on Saturday, Thursday's TCU at Texas, Friday's Navy at S. Alabama and Arizona State at Arizona, and Saturday's Mississippi State at Ole Miss, Auburn at Alabama, Notre Dame at USC, Michigan at Ohio State and Georgia Tech at Georgia

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No. 9 The Nuggets host Chicago Tuesday and Phoenix Friday with a game at Phoenix in between on Wednesday

No. 8 The Avs host Chicago Wednesday and Dallas Saturday after a road game at Arizona Tuesday

No. 7 The Turkey Trot run is on, well, Thanksgiving Day on Thursday

No. 6 College football highlights include CU football hosts Utah on Saturday, Thursday's TCU at Texas, Friday's Navy at S. Alabama and Arizona State at Arizona, and Saturday's Mississippi State at Ole Miss, Auburn at Alabama, Notre Dame at USC, Michigan at Ohio State and Georgia Tech at Georgia

No.]]> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:45:02 -0700 <![CDATA[Defending 4A champion Pine Creek advances to title game]]> The Gazette http://gazette.com/defending-4a-champion-pine-creek-advances-to-title-game/article/1541855?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/defending-4a-champion-pine-creek-advances-to-title-game/article/1541855?custom_click=rss

Pine Creek defeated Falcon 34-14 Saturday in the Class 4A semifinals, giving the Eagles a chance at a repeat title in high school school.

Tommy Lazzaro scored three touchdowns for visiting Pine Creek, which is the No. 1 seed in 4A and will head to next Saturday's championship game with a 13-0 record.

Pine Creek will face Longmont, a 21-14 winner against Broomfield, in the 4A title game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High at 11 a.m. Saturday.

The Falcons had won four games in a row before losing for the second time this season to Pine Creek. Falcon ends its season at 8-5.

Meanwhile, Pueblo East held off top-seeded Discovery Canyon 39-21 in a Class 3A semifinal at District 20 Stadium on Saturday.



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Pine Creek defeated Falcon 34-14 Saturday in the Class 4A semifinals, giving the Eagles a chance at a repeat title in high school school.

Tommy Lazzaro scored three touchdowns for visiting Pine Creek, which is the No. 1 seed in 4A and will head to next Saturday's championship game with a 13-0 record.

Pine Creek will face Longmont, a 21-14 winner against Broomfield, in the 4A title game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High at 11 a.m. Saturday.

The Falcons had won four games in a row before losing for the second time this season to Pine Creek. Falcon ends its season at 8-5.

Meanwhile, Pueblo East held off top-seeded Discovery Canyon 39-21 in a Class 3A semifinal at District 20 Stadium on Saturday.

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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:43:10 -0700
<![CDATA[Broncos shuffle backfield on eve of showdown]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-shuffle-backfield-on-eve-of-showdown/article/feed/181540?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-shuffle-backfield-on-eve-of-showdown/article/feed/181540?custom_click=rss ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have shuffled their thin backfield on the eve of their showdown with the Miami Dolphins. They promoted Jeremy Stewart from their practice squad and waived rookie Kapri Bibbs.

Stewart gives the Broncos' backfield more experience with Ronnie Hillman (foot) and Montee Ball (groin) sidelined.

The other two running backs are second-year pro C.J. Anderson and rookie Juwan Thompson.

Stewart is a third-year pro from Cal who appeared in 17 games during his first two NFL seasons in Oakland. The Broncos signed him to their practice squad Oct. 8.

Stewart has one career TD run on 27 carries for 103 yards and 10 catches for 68 yards. He also plays special teams and owns a 17.3-yard a

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]]> ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have shuffled their thin backfield on the eve of their showdown with the Miami Dolphins. They promoted Jeremy Stewart from their practice squad and waived rookie Kapri Bibbs.

Stewart gives the Broncos' backfield more experience with Ronnie Hillman (foot) and Montee Ball (groin) sidelined.

The other two running backs are second-year pro C.J. Anderson and rookie Juwan Thompson.

Stewart is a third-year pro from Cal who appeared in 17 games during his first two NFL seasons in Oakland. The Broncos signed him to their practice squad Oct. 8.

Stewart has one career TD run on 27 carries for 103 yards and 10 catches for 68 yards. He also plays special teams and owns a 17.3-yard a]]> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:00:31 -0700 <![CDATA[Woods to work with Dallas-based teacher]]> http://gazette.com/woods-to-work-with-dallas-based-teacher/article/feed/181533?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woods-to-work-with-dallas-based-teacher/article/feed/181533?custom_click=rss NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods has hired a swing consultant as he prepares to return to competition.

Woods announced Saturday on Twitter that Dallas-based Chris Como, a specialist in biomechanics of the golf swing, will be working and consulting with him. Woods did not identify Como as his swing coach.

"Happy to have Chris Como consulting and working with me on my swing. I'm excited to be back competing," Woods said.

He is to return Dec. 4-7 at his Hero World Challenge, an 18-man field of top 50 players at Isleworth.

Not long after the tweet, Como's website was unavailable because it exceeded its bandwidth. He works at Gleneagles Country Club outside Dallas and was listed among the best young teachers by Golf D

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]]> NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods has hired a swing consultant as he prepares to return to competition.

Woods announced Saturday on Twitter that Dallas-based Chris Como, a specialist in biomechanics of the golf swing, will be working and consulting with him. Woods did not identify Como as his swing coach.

"Happy to have Chris Como consulting and working with me on my swing. I'm excited to be back competing," Woods said.

He is to return Dec. 4-7 at his Hero World Challenge, an 18-man field of top 50 players at Isleworth.

Not long after the tweet, Como's website was unavailable because it exceeded its bandwidth. He works at Gleneagles Country Club outside Dallas and was listed among the best young teachers by Golf D]]> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:49:59 -0700 <![CDATA[No. 22 Colorado State routs New Mexico]]> By Pat Graham, Associated Press http://gazette.com/no.-22-colorado-state-routs-new-mexico/article/1541854?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/no.-22-colorado-state-routs-new-mexico/article/1541854?custom_click=rss

FORT COLLINS — Dee Hart matched a school record with six touchdowns and No. 22 Colorado State amassed a program-best 698 yards of offense as the Rams routed New Mexico 58-20 on Saturday to extend their winning streak to nine straight.

The Rams (10-1, 6-1 Mountain West) are off to their best start since 1994. Hart led the way against New Mexico (3-8, 1-6) by rushing for 230 yards and five TDs. He also hauled in a TD pass to tie Kapri Bibbs' school mark of six scores set last season against the Lobos.

Garrett Grayson threw for 389 yards to become the school's all-time offensive leader. The senior threw two of his TD passes to Rashard Higgins, who was back after missing a game with a sore shoulder.

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FORT COLLINS — Dee Hart matched a school record with six touchdowns and No. 22 Colorado State amassed a program-best 698 yards of offense as the Rams routed New Mexico 58-20 on Saturday to extend their winning streak to nine straight.

The Rams (10-1, 6-1 Mountain West) are off to their best start since 1994. Hart led the way against New Mexico (3-8, 1-6) by rushing for 230 yards and five TDs. He also hauled in a TD pass to tie Kapri Bibbs' school mark of six scores set last season against the Lobos.

Garrett Grayson threw for 389 yards to become the school's all-time offensive leader. The senior threw two of his TD passes to Rashard Higgins, who was back after missing a game with a sore shoulder.

New Mexico is

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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:23:57 -0700
<![CDATA[Swiss lead France 2-1 in Davis Cup final]]> http://gazette.com/swiss-lead-france-2-1-in-davis-cup-final/article/feed/181517?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/swiss-lead-france-2-1-in-davis-cup-final/article/feed/181517?custom_click=rss

LILLE, France (AP) — Roger Federer will have the chance to clinch the last big prize in tennis eluding him.

The 17-time Grand Slam champion and Stan Wawrinka swept aside Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 in the doubles to put Switzerland into a 2-1 lead against France in the Davis Cup final on Saturday.

Federer can secure the decisive point against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the first reverse singles on Sunday. If Tsonga wins, Wawrinka and Gael Monfils will decide the final.

Despite a humbling straight-sets loss to Monfils on the opening day, the 33-year-old Federer put his back problems behind him to produce a superb display against a French pair that failed to seize its chances in the second set.

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]]> LILLE, France (AP) — Roger Federer will have the chance to clinch the last big prize in tennis eluding him.

The 17-time Grand Slam champion and Stan Wawrinka swept aside Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 in the doubles to put Switzerland into a 2-1 lead against France in the Davis Cup final on Saturday.

Federer can secure the decisive point against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the first reverse singles on Sunday. If Tsonga wins, Wawrinka and Gael Monfils will decide the final.

Despite a humbling straight-sets loss to Monfils on the opening day, the 33-year-old Federer put his back problems behind him to produce a superb display against a French pair that failed to seize its chances in the second set.

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ENGLEWOOD — The tight end turnstile keeps spinning in Denver, where Julius Thomas is hurting but Virgil Green is on the mend.

Both are listed as questionable for Sunday's showdown with the Miami Dolphins (6-4).

Thomas leads the league with a dozen TD catches but he was unable to practice Friday after showing up with helmet in hand and every intention of working through the sprained left ankle he sustained in St. Louis last week.

Green, the team's best blocking tight end, expects to return to the lineup this weekend after missing three games with a strained right calf, which happens to coincide with the offensive line's nosedive.



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ENGLEWOOD — The tight end turnstile keeps spinning in Denver, where Julius Thomas is hurting but Virgil Green is on the mend.

Both are listed as questionable for Sunday's showdown with the Miami Dolphins (6-4).

Thomas leads the league with a dozen TD catches but he was unable to practice Friday after showing up with helmet in hand and every intention of working through the sprained left ankle he sustained in St. Louis last week.

Green, the team's best blocking tight end, expects to return to the lineup this weekend after missing three games with a strained right calf, which happens to coincide with the offensive line's nosedive.

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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:41:01 -0700
<![CDATA[Broncos shuffle backfield on eve of showdown with Dolphins]]> Associated Press http://gazette.com/broncos-shuffle-backfield-on-eve-of-showdown-with-dolphins/article/1541851?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-shuffle-backfield-on-eve-of-showdown-with-dolphins/article/1541851?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD — The Denver Broncos have shuffled their thin backfield on the eve of their showdown with the Miami Dolphins. They promoted Jeremy Stewart from their practice squad and waived rookie Kapri Bibbs.

Stewart gives the Broncos' backfield more experience with Ronnie Hillman (foot) and Montee Ball (groin) sidelined.

The other two running backs are second-year pro C.J. Anderson and rookie Juwan Thompson.

Stewart is a third-year pro from Cal who appeared in 17 games during his first two NFL seasons in Oakland. The Broncos signed him to their practice squad Oct. 8.

Stewart has one career TD run on 27 carries for 103 yards and 10 catches for 68 yards. He also plays special teams and owns a 17.3-yard



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ENGLEWOOD — The Denver Broncos have shuffled their thin backfield on the eve of their showdown with the Miami Dolphins. They promoted Jeremy Stewart from their practice squad and waived rookie Kapri Bibbs.

Stewart gives the Broncos' backfield more experience with Ronnie Hillman (foot) and Montee Ball (groin) sidelined.

The other two running backs are second-year pro C.J. Anderson and rookie Juwan Thompson.

Stewart is a third-year pro from Cal who appeared in 17 games during his first two NFL seasons in Oakland. The Broncos signed him to their practice squad Oct. 8.

Stewart has one career TD run on 27 carries for 103 yards and 10 catches for 68 yards. He also plays special teams and owns a 17.3-yard

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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:22:16 -0700
<![CDATA[Giants sign LB Anderson, waive OT Brown]]> http://gazette.com/giants-sign-lb-anderson-waive-ot-brown/article/feed/181526?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/giants-sign-lb-anderson-waive-ot-brown/article/feed/181526?custom_click=rss EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have signed linebacker Justin Anderson from their practice squad and have waived offensive tackle Charles Brown.

The Giants announced the moves on Saturday, a day before their game with the Dallas Cowboys.

Anderson was added to the Giants active roster last weekend and played on special team against the 49ers. He was waived on Monday when offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz was activated off injured reserve and re-signed to the practice squad.

Brown, who was inactive for six of the first nine games, played poorly last week after replacing an injured Justin Pugh at right tackle.

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]]> EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have signed linebacker Justin Anderson from their practice squad and have waived offensive tackle Charles Brown.

The Giants announced the moves on Saturday, a day before their game with the Dallas Cowboys.

Anderson was added to the Giants active roster last weekend and played on special team against the 49ers. He was waived on Monday when offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz was activated off injured reserve and re-signed to the practice squad.

Brown, who was inactive for six of the first nine games, played poorly last week after replacing an injured Justin Pugh at right tackle.]]> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:32:27 -0700 <![CDATA[Class 3A football semifinals live coverage: No. 4 Pueblo East vs. No. 1 Discovery Canyon, 1 p.m. Saturday]]> The Gazette http://gazette.com/class-3a-football-semifinals-live-coverage-no.-4-pueblo-east-vs.-no.-1-discovery-canyon-1-p.m.-saturday/article/1541842?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/class-3a-football-semifinals-live-coverage-no.-4-pueblo-east-vs.-no.-1-discovery-canyon-1-p.m.-saturday/article/1541842?custom_click=rss

It's the semifinals of the Colorado state football playoffs. Two teams from the Pikes Peak region go head to head in Class 4A, while another tries to make school history and reach the state title game for the first time in 3A.

Here's our preview of the Discovery Canyon-Pueblo East game, and stay with us for live updates (#gazettepreps on Twitter) from the game).

Class 3A: No. 4 Pueblo East (9-3) vs. No. 1 Discovery Canyon (12-0)

When: 1 p.m. Saturday

Where: District 20 Stadium

What to know: Last year, this was a first-round playoff matchup, with the Thunder again ranked No. 1 but the Eagles ranked No. 16. The Eagles won in a blowout, 47-13, scoring 28 points in the second



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It's the semifinals of the Colorado state football playoffs. Two teams from the Pikes Peak region go head to head in Class 4A, while another tries to make school history and reach the state title game for the first time in 3A.

Here's our preview of the Discovery Canyon-Pueblo East game, and stay with us for live updates (#gazettepreps on Twitter) from the game).

Class 3A: No. 4 Pueblo East (9-3) vs. No. 1 Discovery Canyon (12-0)

When: 1 p.m. Saturday

Where: District 20 Stadium

What to know: Last year, this was a first-round playoff matchup, with the Thunder again ranked No. 1 but the Eagles ranked No. 16. The Eagles won in a blowout, 47-13, scoring 28 points in the second

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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:47:03 -0700
<![CDATA[Class 4A football semifinals live coverage: No. 1 Pine Creek vs. No. 13 Falcon, 1 p.m. Saturday]]> The Gazette http://gazette.com/class-4a-football-semifinals-live-coverage-no.-1-pine-creek-vs.-no.-13-falcon-1-p.m.-saturday/article/1541839?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/class-4a-football-semifinals-live-coverage-no.-1-pine-creek-vs.-no.-13-falcon-1-p.m.-saturday/article/1541839?custom_click=rss

It's the semifinals of the Colorado state football playoffs. Two teams from the Pikes Peak region go head to head in Class 4A, while another tries to make school history and reach the state title game for the first time in 3A.

Here's our preview of the Pine Creek-Falcon game, and stay with us for live updates (#gazettepreps on Twitter) from the game. 

Class 4A semifinals: No. 1 Pine Creek (12-0) vs. No. 13 Falcon (8-4)

When: 1 p.m. Saturday

Where: Falcon High School

What to know: These two teams know each other well. They've faced off every year since 2010. Pine Creek has yet to lose in that stretch, going 5-0. The latest meeting saw the Eagles eke out a 34-28 overtime win after



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It's the semifinals of the Colorado state football playoffs. Two teams from the Pikes Peak region go head to head in Class 4A, while another tries to make school history and reach the state title game for the first time in 3A.

Here's our preview of the Pine Creek-Falcon game, and stay with us for live updates (#gazettepreps on Twitter) from the game. 

Class 4A semifinals: No. 1 Pine Creek (12-0) vs. No. 13 Falcon (8-4)

When: 1 p.m. Saturday

Where: Falcon High School

What to know: These two teams know each other well. They've faced off every year since 2010. Pine Creek has yet to lose in that stretch, going 5-0. The latest meeting saw the Eagles eke out a 34-28 overtime win after

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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:46:46 -0700
<![CDATA[Familiarity breeds football rivalry between Discovery Canyon and Pueblo East]]> By SCOTT KANIEWSKI scott.kaniewski@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/familiarity-breeds-football-rivalry-between-discovery-canyon-and-pueblo-east/article/1541816?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/familiarity-breeds-football-rivalry-between-discovery-canyon-and-pueblo-east/article/1541816?custom_click=rss

Pueblo East and Discovery Canyon have seen quite a bit of each other the past several years.

On Saturday, when the Eagles travel to take on the Thunder at District 20 Stadium in the Class 3A football semifinals, it will mark the fifth time the teams have met in the past three seasons and fourth time in their past 20 games.

Just like last season, one of these teams will end the other's year.

Discovery Canyon (12-0), the No. 1 seed in Class 3A, is hoping to get past No. 4 Pueblo East (9-3) to advance to the program's first state championship game.

Last year, it was a 16th-ranked Pueblo East that shocked No. 1 Discovery Canyon in the first round to end the Thunder's title dreams. East was eliminated the following



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Pueblo East and Discovery Canyon have seen quite a bit of each other the past several years.

On Saturday, when the Eagles travel to take on the Thunder at District 20 Stadium in the Class 3A football semifinals, it will mark the fifth time the teams have met in the past three seasons and fourth time in their past 20 games.

Just like last season, one of these teams will end the other's year.

Discovery Canyon (12-0), the No. 1 seed in Class 3A, is hoping to get past No. 4 Pueblo East (9-3) to advance to the program's first state championship game.

Last year, it was a 16th-ranked Pueblo East that shocked No. 1 Discovery Canyon in the first round to end the Thunder's title dreams. East was eliminated the following

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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:25:52 -0700
<![CDATA[Saturday's playoff football games to watch: Pine Creek vs. Falcon, Discovery Canyon vs. Pueblo East]]> By SCOTT KANIEWSKI scott.kaniewski@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/saturdays-playoff-football-games-to-watch-pine-creek-vs.-falcon-discovery-canyon-vs.-pueblo-east/article/1541820?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/saturdays-playoff-football-games-to-watch-pine-creek-vs.-falcon-discovery-canyon-vs.-pueblo-east/article/1541820?custom_click=rss It's the semifinals of the Colorado state football playoffs. Two teams from the Pikes Peak region go head to head in Class 4A, while another tries to make school history and reach the state title game for the first time in 3A.

Class 4A

No. 1 Pine Creek (12-0) vs. No. 13 Falcon (8-4)

When: 1 p.m. Saturday

Where: Falcon High School

What to know: These two teams know each other well. They've faced off every year since 2010. Pine Creek has yet to lose in that stretch, going 5-0. The latest meeting saw the Eagles eke out a 34-28 overtime win after scrambling late to tie. Pine Creek didn't lose then and they still haven't lost, riding a 23-game winning streak dating back to last season and a win streak against



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It's the semifinals of the Colorado state football playoffs. Two teams from the Pikes Peak region go head to head in Class 4A, while another tries to make school history and reach the state title game for the first time in 3A.

Class 4A

No. 1 Pine Creek (12-0) vs. No. 13 Falcon (8-4)

When: 1 p.m. Saturday

Where: Falcon High School

What to know: These two teams know each other well. They've faced off every year since 2010. Pine Creek has yet to lose in that stretch, going 5-0. The latest meeting saw the Eagles eke out a 34-28 overtime win after scrambling late to tie. Pine Creek didn't lose then and they still haven't lost, riding a 23-game winning streak dating back to last season and a win streak against

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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:14:30 -0700
<![CDATA[Tigers keep Wisconsin winless on the season]]> by Joe Paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/tigers-keep-wisconsin-winless-on-the-season/article/1541819?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/tigers-keep-wisconsin-winless-on-the-season/article/1541819?custom_click=rss

The Colorado College hockey faithful hadn't seen their team in person for more than a month.

They liked what they saw. The host Tigers jumped to a two-goal lead and never trailed en route to a convincing 5-2 victory over winless Wisconsin on Friday.

"It was a long time coming," said CC junior Jared Hanson, who tallied his first assist of the season and his first goal about three minutes apart during the decisive second period. "It feels really good."

Hanson played a role in three goals, screening the Wisconsin goalie on the opening score, registering his first assist of the season on CC's third goal and tallying his first marker for a decisive 4-1 margin.

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The Colorado College hockey faithful hadn't seen their team in person for more than a month.

They liked what they saw. The host Tigers jumped to a two-goal lead and never trailed en route to a convincing 5-2 victory over winless Wisconsin on Friday.

"It was a long time coming," said CC junior Jared Hanson, who tallied his first assist of the season and his first goal about three minutes apart during the decisive second period. "It feels really good."

Hanson played a role in three goals, screening the Wisconsin goalie on the opening score, registering his first assist of the season on CC's third goal and tallying his first marker for a decisive 4-1 margin.

"They are a great team that has been struggling to find its

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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:05:58 -0700
<![CDATA[No. 10 Denver rolls mistake-prone Air Force]]> By Neal Reid, sports@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/no.-10-denver-rolls-mistake-prone-air-force/article/1541838?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/no.-10-denver-rolls-mistake-prone-air-force/article/1541838?custom_click=rss DENVER - Too many penalties and top-notch performances from a top-10 team's stars proved to be too much for Air Force against Denver on Friday night.

Quentin Shore had a hat trick and an assist, and Joe LaLeggia had three assists to lead No. 10 Denver to a 7-0 thrashing of Air Force at Magness Arena. The Falcons (3-7-2) committed eight penalties and gave up shorthanded and power-play goals.

It was the first time Air Force had not scored in a game since losing 4-0 to Canisius last season on Feb. 14.

"We got exactly what we deserved tonight," Air Force coach Frank Serratore said. "Denver is a really, really good team, and when you make mistakes like we made, this is what's going to happen.



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DENVER - Too many penalties and top-notch performances from a top-10 team's stars proved to be too much for Air Force against Denver on Friday night.

Quentin Shore had a hat trick and an assist, and Joe LaLeggia had three assists to lead No. 10 Denver to a 7-0 thrashing of Air Force at Magness Arena. The Falcons (3-7-2) committed eight penalties and gave up shorthanded and power-play goals.

It was the first time Air Force had not scored in a game since losing 4-0 to Canisius last season on Feb. 14.

"We got exactly what we deserved tonight," Air Force coach Frank Serratore said. "Denver is a really, really good team, and when you make mistakes like we made, this is what's going to happen.

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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:05:10 -0700
<![CDATA[San Diego State overpowers Air Force, ends Falcons' title hopes]]> Brent Briggeman, The Gazette http://gazette.com/san-diego-state-overpowers-air-force-ends-falcons-title-hopes/article/1541807?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/san-diego-state-overpowers-air-force-ends-falcons-title-hopes/article/1541807?custom_click=rss

SAN DIEGO – Air Force struggled to run the ball and it gave up 502 yards of offense to San Diego State

Despite a brief comeback, an impressive stretch of red-zone defense and another big play from Weston Steelhammer, those aforementioned deficiencies proved fatal in a 30-14 loss at Qualcomm Stadium on Friday night.

Donnel Pumphrey, touted this week as the most talented running back in college football by Air Force coach Troy Calhoun, provided the big play San Diego State needed when he squeezed through for a 12-yard touchdown with 2:05 remaining in the third quarter to stretch the Aztecs’ lead to two scores.

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SAN DIEGO – Air Force struggled to run the ball and it gave up 502 yards of offense to San Diego State

Despite a brief comeback, an impressive stretch of red-zone defense and another big play from Weston Steelhammer, those aforementioned deficiencies proved fatal in a 30-14 loss at Qualcomm Stadium on Friday night.

Donnel Pumphrey, touted this week as the most talented running back in college football by Air Force coach Troy Calhoun, provided the big play San Diego State needed when he squeezed through for a 12-yard touchdown with 2:05 remaining in the third quarter to stretch the Aztecs’ lead to two scores.

Linebacker Calvin Munson returned an interception 56 yards for a touchdown with 2:44 remaining to

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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:34:27 -0700
<![CDATA[Rating the Nation: Best Traveling Rivalry Trophies]]> http://gazette.com/rating-the-nation-best-traveling-rivalry-trophies/article/feed/181446?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rating-the-nation-best-traveling-rivalry-trophies/article/feed/181446?custom_click=rss

Sometimes in college football it seems as if everybody gets a trophy. Traveling rivalry trophies are one of the great traditions in college football. From bells to buckets, axes to Apple Cups, the amount of hardware handed out tends to go up at this time of year.

And when it comes to trophy games, Minnesota has the best.

Ahead of the college football season, The Associated Press asked its panel of voters in the Top 25 poll to weigh in on the best traveling trophies in college football.

Three that the Gophers play for grabbed the tops spots, starting with Paul Bunyan's Axe, which Wisconsin and Minnesota will play for on Thanksgiving weekend.

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]]> Sometimes in college football it seems as if everybody gets a trophy. Traveling rivalry trophies are one of the great traditions in college football. From bells to buckets, axes to Apple Cups, the amount of hardware handed out tends to go up at this time of year.

And when it comes to trophy games, Minnesota has the best.

Ahead of the college football season, The Associated Press asked its panel of voters in the Top 25 poll to weigh in on the best traveling trophies in college football.

Three that the Gophers play for grabbed the tops spots, starting with Paul Bunyan's Axe, which Wisconsin and Minnesota will play for on Thanksgiving weekend.]]> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:05:34 -0700 <![CDATA[Colorado College hockey notes: Wisconsin, CC continue lineup shuffle]]> By Joe Paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/colorado-college-hockey-notes-wisconsin-cc-continue-lineup-shuffle/article/1541815?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-college-hockey-notes-wisconsin-cc-continue-lineup-shuffle/article/1541815?custom_click=rss Wisconsin, CC continue lineup shuffle

In a sign of two struggling teams, Wisconsin has used seven lineups in its first seven outings; Colorado College has had a new lineup in all 10 games.

Eleven of Wisconsin's 13 freshmen have played this season due to injuries and coach Mike Eaves juggling lines to generate more offense. That included having rookie forward Cullen Hurley play defense on Friday in his college debut.

Having only six defensemen - including four rookies - meant more ice time for senior co-captain Chase Drake and junior Kevin Schulze, who logged extra shifts with multiple partners.

Teddy Bear Toss a success

About 200 stuffed animals and toys were thrown onto the ice during the first

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In a sign of two struggling teams, Wisconsin has used seven lineups in its first seven outings; Colorado College has had a new lineup in all 10 games.

Eleven of Wisconsin's 13 freshmen have played this season due to injuries and coach Mike Eaves juggling lines to generate more offense. That included having rookie forward Cullen Hurley play defense on Friday in his college debut.

Having only six defensemen - including four rookies - meant more ice time for senior co-captain Chase Drake and junior Kevin Schulze, who logged extra shifts with multiple partners.

Teddy Bear Toss a success

About 200 stuffed animals and toys were thrown onto the ice during the first]]> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 04:15:13 -0700 <![CDATA[White keeps climbing]]> By Joe Paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/white-keeps-climbing/article/1541811?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/white-keeps-climbing/article/1541811?custom_click=rss

Derrick White doesn't leave the floor during the critical minutes anymore.

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs junior guard, an offensive threat whenever he touches the ball, is now a well-rounded men's basketball player.

"Coach used to take me out when we needed defensive stops late," said the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Preseason Player of the Year. "He doesn't do that anymore."

The preseason No. 17 Mountain Lions continue their home-opening weekend against local Division III opponent Colorado College at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

"Every fall he comes back better in one facet of the game," Culver said. "Now, we give him some reps against their best (offensive) player for parts of the game.

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]]> Derrick White doesn't leave the floor during the critical minutes anymore.

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs junior guard, an offensive threat whenever he touches the ball, is now a well-rounded men's basketball player.

"Coach used to take me out when we needed defensive stops late," said the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Preseason Player of the Year. "He doesn't do that anymore."

The preseason No. 17 Mountain Lions continue their home-opening weekend against local Division III opponent Colorado College at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

"Every fall he comes back better in one facet of the game," Culver said. "Now, we give him some reps against their best (offensive) player for parts of the game.]]> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 04:15:12 -0700 <![CDATA[Air Force football notes: Early woes strike again on the road]]> By Brent Briggeman brent.briggeman@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/air-force-football-notes-early-woes-strike-again-on-the-road/article/1541817?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-football-notes-early-woes-strike-again-on-the-road/article/1541817?custom_click=rss

Early woes strike Falcons again on the road

When San Diego State scored first on Friday night, it marked the fourth consecutive road game that Air Force found itself on the wrong side of the game's first points.

The Aztecs scored a touchdown on their first possession - the third straight Mountain West road foe to do that against the Falcons - and went on to build a 13-0 lead.

The Falcons fell behind 14-0 in a loss at Utah State, 3-0 at Army and 7-0 at UNLV.

They came from behind to win at Army and UNLV.

Despite those early woes Air Force led San Diego State 14-13 at halftime and has held halftime leads in five of six road games.

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]]> Early woes strike Falcons again on the road

When San Diego State scored first on Friday night, it marked the fourth consecutive road game that Air Force found itself on the wrong side of the game's first points.

The Aztecs scored a touchdown on their first possession - the third straight Mountain West road foe to do that against the Falcons - and went on to build a 13-0 lead.

The Falcons fell behind 14-0 in a loss at Utah State, 3-0 at Army and 7-0 at UNLV.

They came from behind to win at Army and UNLV.

Despite those early woes Air Force led San Diego State 14-13 at halftime and has held halftime leads in five of six road games.]]> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 04:15:12 -0700 <![CDATA[Peppers enjoying life with the Packers]]> http://gazette.com/peppers-enjoying-life-with-the-packers/article/feed/181327?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/peppers-enjoying-life-with-the-packers/article/feed/181327?custom_click=rss GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Well into his 13th NFL season and with his third team, Julius Peppers is enjoying life with the Green Bay Packers.

"I haven't really had very much to complain about," Peppers said Friday. "I wake up, I'm happy to come to work every day. So that's a good thing. So far, so good."

What has Peppers excited and still highly productive at age 34 is being part of a deep and reliable group at outside linebacker.

"It's been great to have a group of guys that can rotate and a group of guys that you can trust to come in and get the job done," said Peppers, who has a team-high five sacks and returned both of his interceptions for touchdowns, including a 52-yard runback in a lopsided win over the Eagles last

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]]> GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Well into his 13th NFL season and with his third team, Julius Peppers is enjoying life with the Green Bay Packers.

"I haven't really had very much to complain about," Peppers said Friday. "I wake up, I'm happy to come to work every day. So that's a good thing. So far, so good."

What has Peppers excited and still highly productive at age 34 is being part of a deep and reliable group at outside linebacker.

"It's been great to have a group of guys that can rotate and a group of guys that you can trust to come in and get the job done," said Peppers, who has a team-high five sacks and returned both of his interceptions for touchdowns, including a 52-yard runback in a lopsided win over the Eagles last]]> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 02:32:23 -0700 <![CDATA[Utah State stops San Jose State 41-7]]> http://gazette.com/utah-state-stops-san-jose-state-41-7/article/feed/181440?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/utah-state-stops-san-jose-state-41-7/article/feed/181440?custom_click=rss LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Quarterback Kent Myers ran for three touchdowns and passed for another as Utah State blew by San Jose State 41-7 on Friday night.

JoJo Natson ran for a career-high 124 yards and a touchdown for the Aggies (9-3, 6-1 Mountain West). Utah State totaled a season-high 313 yards rushing to 191 for the Spartans (3-8, 2-5).

San Jose State's starting quarterback Blake Zurich was injured when Zach Vigil sacked him for a 10-yard loss on the first play of the game. He never returned.

Myers' 60-yard touchdown run in the second quarter was the second-longest run of the season for the Aggies.

Natson's second-half touchdown run of 56 yards, on the first play of the half, was his seventh score of the season.

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]]> LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Quarterback Kent Myers ran for three touchdowns and passed for another as Utah State blew by San Jose State 41-7 on Friday night.

JoJo Natson ran for a career-high 124 yards and a touchdown for the Aggies (9-3, 6-1 Mountain West). Utah State totaled a season-high 313 yards rushing to 191 for the Spartans (3-8, 2-5).

San Jose State's starting quarterback Blake Zurich was injured when Zach Vigil sacked him for a 10-yard loss on the first play of the game. He never returned.

Myers' 60-yard touchdown run in the second quarter was the second-longest run of the season for the Aggies.

Natson's second-half touchdown run of 56 yards, on the first play of the half, was his seventh score of the season.]]> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:32:54 -0700 <![CDATA[Adam LaRoche agrees to contract with White Sox]]> http://gazette.com/adam-laroche-agrees-to-contract-with-white-sox/article/feed/181427?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/adam-laroche-agrees-to-contract-with-white-sox/article/feed/181427?custom_click=rss

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox had one of the majors' most powerful right-handed bats last season in Jose Abreu. Now they are hoping Adam LaRoche can help balance their lineup.

LaRoche has agreed to a contract with the White Sox, a person familiar with the situation said Friday night. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the deal with the free-agent first baseman.

USA Today first reported the move.

LaRoche is likely to see most of his time at designated hitter. Abreu is entrenched at first after the Cuban slugger hit .317 with 36 homers and 107 RBIs in 145 games, winning the AL Rookie of the Year award.

LaRoche, who turned 35 on Nov.

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]]> CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox had one of the majors' most powerful right-handed bats last season in Jose Abreu. Now they are hoping Adam LaRoche can help balance their lineup.

LaRoche has agreed to a contract with the White Sox, a person familiar with the situation said Friday night. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the deal with the free-agent first baseman.

USA Today first reported the move.

LaRoche is likely to see most of his time at designated hitter. Abreu is entrenched at first after the Cuban slugger hit .317 with 36 homers and 107 RBIs in 145 games, winning the AL Rookie of the Year award.

LaRoche, who turned 35 on Nov.]]> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:02:26 -0700 <![CDATA[Cavaliers 'in the dark,' fall 91-78 to Wizards]]> http://gazette.com/cavaliers-in-the-dark-fall-91-78-to-wizards/article/feed/181434?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cavaliers-in-the-dark-fall-91-78-to-wizards/article/feed/181434?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON (AP) — LeBron James lost the battle for an offensive rebound and stewed in frustration while everyone else ran downcourt, leaving his Cleveland Cavaliers teammates to defend 4-on-5 at the other end while the game was still in the balance in the fourth quarter.

The Cavaliers went the final 9 minutes without scoring a field goal in Friday night's 91-78 loss to the Washington Wizards, a third consecutive loss and one that puts James under .500 more than 10 games into a season for the first time in six years.

Looking for reasons? Start with lack of hustle, lack of teamwork. James was slow to get back more than once in that fourth quarter, something he conceded is "never a good example" for a team leader.

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]]> WASHINGTON (AP) — LeBron James lost the battle for an offensive rebound and stewed in frustration while everyone else ran downcourt, leaving his Cleveland Cavaliers teammates to defend 4-on-5 at the other end while the game was still in the balance in the fourth quarter.

The Cavaliers went the final 9 minutes without scoring a field goal in Friday night's 91-78 loss to the Washington Wizards, a third consecutive loss and one that puts James under .500 more than 10 games into a season for the first time in six years.

Looking for reasons? Start with lack of hustle, lack of teamwork. James was slow to get back more than once in that fourth quarter, something he conceded is "never a good example" for a team leader.]]> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:34:23 -0700 <![CDATA[Who are these guys helping NFL teams?]]> http://gazette.com/who-are-these-guys-helping-nfl-teams/article/feed/181056?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/who-are-these-guys-helping-nfl-teams/article/feed/181056?custom_click=rss

J.J. Watt tears it up on defense.

Peyton Manning and Tom Brady tear up defenses.

Same old same old in the NFL, you say? Then you aren't paying much attention.

Across the NFL, while many superstars are doing their thing, a wide range of obscure players are having a major impact.

Not just on the offensive line, where anonymity is a given, but even at high-profile positions such as linebacker and running back. Step up and take a bow Justin Forsett, Chris Borland and Connor Barwin.

Grab some applause Mike Adams, Brandon Marshall (the Denver linebacker version) and Mohamed Sanu.

Soak in some praise all of you blockers for the Cowboys and Chiefs. You've earned it.

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]]> J.J. Watt tears it up on defense.

Peyton Manning and Tom Brady tear up defenses.

Same old same old in the NFL, you say? Then you aren't paying much attention.

Across the NFL, while many superstars are doing their thing, a wide range of obscure players are having a major impact.

Not just on the offensive line, where anonymity is a given, but even at high-profile positions such as linebacker and running back. Step up and take a bow Justin Forsett, Chris Borland and Connor Barwin.

Grab some applause Mike Adams, Brandon Marshall (the Denver linebacker version) and Mohamed Sanu.

Soak in some praise all of you blockers for the Cowboys and Chiefs. You've earned it.]]> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:04:21 -0700 <![CDATA[Williams scores 22 as Raptors beat Bucks 124-83]]> http://gazette.com/williams-scores-22-as-raptors-beat-bucks-124-83/article/feed/181424?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/williams-scores-22-as-raptors-beat-bucks-124-83/article/feed/181424?custom_click=rss

TORONTO (AP) — With a visit to Cleveland to face LeBron James coming up on Saturday, Raptors coach Dwane Casey was worried his team might overlook the Milwaukee Bucks.

"If we don't come out to take care of business, they can embarrass you," Casey warned before the game. "They'll spank you like you stole something."

Turns out Casey had nothing to worry about. His team took care of the spanking, then added in some embarrassment, too.

Lou Williams scored a season-high 22 points, Jonas Valanciunas added 18 points and 12 rebounds, and the Raptors routed the Bucks 124-83 Friday night.

Toronto narrowly missed matching its largest margin of victory in franchise history, set in a 96-54 victory over Miami on March 19, 200

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]]> TORONTO (AP) — With a visit to Cleveland to face LeBron James coming up on Saturday, Raptors coach Dwane Casey was worried his team might overlook the Milwaukee Bucks.

"If we don't come out to take care of business, they can embarrass you," Casey warned before the game. "They'll spank you like you stole something."

Turns out Casey had nothing to worry about. His team took care of the spanking, then added in some embarrassment, too.

Lou Williams scored a season-high 22 points, Jonas Valanciunas added 18 points and 12 rebounds, and the Raptors routed the Bucks 124-83 Friday night.

Toronto narrowly missed matching its largest margin of victory in franchise history, set in a 96-54 victory over Miami on March 19, 200]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:50:10 -0700