<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:45:07 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[WWE Network hits 700K subscriber mark in 5 months]]> http://gazette.com/wwe-network-hits-700k-subscriber-mark-in-5-months/article/feed/142353?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/wwe-network-hits-700k-subscriber-mark-in-5-months/article/feed/142353?custom_click=rss WWE is set to make its deep vault of classic matches on its video-streamed network available around the globe.

WWE has hit 700,000 subscribers since the company home to Hulk Hogan, Brock Lesnar and John Cena launched the WWE Network in February, an increase of just 33,000 since the company revealed its initial total in April.

The sports entertainment giant had hoped to reach 1 million subscribers by the end of the year. WWE could still hit that target by next year, with international network expansion coming Aug. 12 in more than 170 countries and territories, including Hong Kong, Mexico, Spain, and Russia.

But WWE lost $14.5 million in the second quarter and will lay off seven percent of the company's staff.

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]]> WWE is set to make its deep vault of classic matches on its video-streamed network available around the globe.

WWE has hit 700,000 subscribers since the company home to Hulk Hogan, Brock Lesnar and John Cena launched the WWE Network in February, an increase of just 33,000 since the company revealed its initial total in April.

The sports entertainment giant had hoped to reach 1 million subscribers by the end of the year. WWE could still hit that target by next year, with international network expansion coming Aug. 12 in more than 170 countries and territories, including Hong Kong, Mexico, Spain, and Russia.

But WWE lost $14.5 million in the second quarter and will lay off seven percent of the company's staff.]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:33:57 -0600 <![CDATA[NBA ref Violet Palmer to marry longtime partner]]> http://gazette.com/nba-ref-violet-palmer-to-marry-longtime-partner/article/feed/142359?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nba-ref-violet-palmer-to-marry-longtime-partner/article/feed/142359?custom_click=rss Violet Palmer made her biggest call yet: The NBA referee will marry her partner of 20 years on Friday.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Palmer says she came out to her fellow NBA referees in 2007. She has not tried to keep her sexuality a secret from the league since that time.

"This is actually the big formal coming out," Palmer said. "We are saying to the world, to everyone, here's my wife of 20 years. This is the big coming out."

Palmer will marry celebrity hair stylist Tanya Stine in Los Angeles. The ceremony will be officiated by "Basketball Wives LA" star Tanya Young Williams, the ex-wife of former NBA All-Star Jayson Williams.

Palmer broke barriers in 1997 when she became the first female to refer

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]]> Violet Palmer made her biggest call yet: The NBA referee will marry her partner of 20 years on Friday.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Palmer says she came out to her fellow NBA referees in 2007. She has not tried to keep her sexuality a secret from the league since that time.

"This is actually the big formal coming out," Palmer said. "We are saying to the world, to everyone, here's my wife of 20 years. This is the big coming out."

Palmer will marry celebrity hair stylist Tanya Stine in Los Angeles. The ceremony will be officiated by "Basketball Wives LA" star Tanya Young Williams, the ex-wife of former NBA All-Star Jayson Williams.

Palmer broke barriers in 1997 when she became the first female to refer]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:33:56 -0600 <![CDATA[Amputee jumper won't contest team exclusion]]> http://gazette.com/amputee-jumper-wont-contest-team-exclusion/article/feed/142317?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/amputee-jumper-wont-contest-team-exclusion/article/feed/142317?custom_click=rss

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A German amputee long jumper will not contest the decision by his national federation to exclude him from the upcoming European Championships.

Paralympic champion Markus Rehm, however, said Thursday he would use all means at his disposal to prove that his carbon-fiber prosthesis does not give him an unfair advantage, as argued by the German Athletics Federation (DLV) in leaving him off the team.

Rehm won the long jump at the German nationals last weekend with an effort of 8.24 meters (27 feet, ½ inch). As German champion, that would normally qualify him for the Aug. 12-17 Euros in Zurich.

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]]> FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A German amputee long jumper will not contest the decision by his national federation to exclude him from the upcoming European Championships.

Paralympic champion Markus Rehm, however, said Thursday he would use all means at his disposal to prove that his carbon-fiber prosthesis does not give him an unfair advantage, as argued by the German Athletics Federation (DLV) in leaving him off the team.

Rehm won the long jump at the German nationals last weekend with an effort of 8.24 meters (27 feet, ½ inch). As German champion, that would normally qualify him for the Aug. 12-17 Euros in Zurich.]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:18:25 -0600 <![CDATA[Dodgers beat Braves 3-2 for 5th straight win]]> http://gazette.com/dodgers-beat-braves-3-2-for-5th-straight-win/article/feed/142271?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dodgers-beat-braves-3-2-for-5th-straight-win/article/feed/142271?custom_click=rss

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Kemp has suddenly found his power, and it's helping keep the Los Angeles Dodgers atop the NL West.

Kemp singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning after homering in consecutive games for the first time in over a year and the Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 Wednesday night for their season-best fifth straight victory.

"Boy, is he locked in right now," Atlanta starter Alex Wood said.

Los Angeles leads San Francisco by three games.

Zack Greinke struck out a season-high 13 and departed with the lead, but didn't factor in the decision. He is 14-3 at Dodger Stadium with a 2.27 ERA in 23 home starts with the team.

"All the pitches were working," he said. "A lot of stuf

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]]> LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Kemp has suddenly found his power, and it's helping keep the Los Angeles Dodgers atop the NL West.

Kemp singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning after homering in consecutive games for the first time in over a year and the Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 Wednesday night for their season-best fifth straight victory.

"Boy, is he locked in right now," Atlanta starter Alex Wood said.

Los Angeles leads San Francisco by three games.

Zack Greinke struck out a season-high 13 and departed with the lead, but didn't factor in the decision. He is 14-3 at Dodger Stadium with a 2.27 ERA in 23 home starts with the team.

"All the pitches were working," he said. "A lot of stuf]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:49:43 -0600 <![CDATA[Matheny: Cardinals suffer 'ugliest loss' of year]]> http://gazette.com/matheny-cardinals-suffer-ugliest-loss-of-year/article/feed/142283?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/matheny-cardinals-suffer-ugliest-loss-of-year/article/feed/142283?custom_click=rss

SAN DIEGO (AP) — At least the St. Louis Cardinals didn't get shut out.

Little else went right for the Cardinals on Wednesday night.

Rookie Jesse Hahn held St. Louis to one run and four hits in seven innings and Jedd Gyorko and Will Venable each homered and drove in four runs to lead the San Diego Padres to a 12-1 victory Wednesday night.

"It was probably our ugliest loss of the year," manager Mike Matheny said. "That's not the kind of baseball we've played all year. No excuses, we were terrible. You can take any of it today and it was awful."

Yangervis Solarte, obtained from the New York Yankees in the trade for Chase Headley, had four hits and the Padres tied their season high with 16.

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]]> SAN DIEGO (AP) — At least the St. Louis Cardinals didn't get shut out.

Little else went right for the Cardinals on Wednesday night.

Rookie Jesse Hahn held St. Louis to one run and four hits in seven innings and Jedd Gyorko and Will Venable each homered and drove in four runs to lead the San Diego Padres to a 12-1 victory Wednesday night.

"It was probably our ugliest loss of the year," manager Mike Matheny said. "That's not the kind of baseball we've played all year. No excuses, we were terrible. You can take any of it today and it was awful."

Yangervis Solarte, obtained from the New York Yankees in the trade for Chase Headley, had four hits and the Padres tied their season high with 16.]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:48:28 -0600 <![CDATA[Braves lose to Dodgers 3-2 in 10 innings]]> http://gazette.com/braves-lose-to-dodgers-3-2-in-10-innings/article/feed/142289?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/braves-lose-to-dodgers-3-2-in-10-innings/article/feed/142289?custom_click=rss

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alex Wood gave up just one run, Justin Upton tied the game in the ninth inning, and the Atlanta Braves still lost their second straight.

Matt Kemp singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th, giving the Los Angeles Dodgers a 3-2 victory on Wednesday night. The Braves fell to 6-6 in extra-inning games.

Wood scattered six hits over seven innings, struck out eight and walked two while not factoring in the decision. He kept his team in the game against Zack Greinke, who struck out a season-high 13 Braves.

"I wanted to come in and re-establish myself and put up some zeros," Wood said. "I always enjoy pitching like this against guys like Greinke because it shows me that I can go toe-to-toe with a

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]]> LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alex Wood gave up just one run, Justin Upton tied the game in the ninth inning, and the Atlanta Braves still lost their second straight.

Matt Kemp singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th, giving the Los Angeles Dodgers a 3-2 victory on Wednesday night. The Braves fell to 6-6 in extra-inning games.

Wood scattered six hits over seven innings, struck out eight and walked two while not factoring in the decision. He kept his team in the game against Zack Greinke, who struck out a season-high 13 Braves.

"I wanted to come in and re-establish myself and put up some zeros," Wood said. "I always enjoy pitching like this against guys like Greinke because it shows me that I can go toe-to-toe with a]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:48:23 -0600 <![CDATA[Gyorko, Venable back Hahn in Padres' 12-1 laugher]]> http://gazette.com/gyorko-venable-back-hahn-in-padres-12-1-laugher/article/feed/142268?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/gyorko-venable-back-hahn-in-padres-12-1-laugher/article/feed/142268?custom_click=rss

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rookie Jesse Hahn gave himself a nice present on his 25th birthday and his teammates gave him far more run support than he needed.

Hahn held St. Louis to one run and four hits in seven innings and Jedd Gyorko and Will Venable each homered and drove in four runs to lead the San Diego Padres to a 12-1 victory Wednesday night.

Yangervis Solarte, obtained from the New York Yankees in the trade for Chase Headley, had four hits and the Padres tied their season high with 16. The Padres fell one run shy of their season high.

"To get a win on your birthday is awesome," Hahn said.

His seven wins in nine appearances are the most in Padres history and tied for the third-most by a big league pitcher since 19

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]]> SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rookie Jesse Hahn gave himself a nice present on his 25th birthday and his teammates gave him far more run support than he needed.

Hahn held St. Louis to one run and four hits in seven innings and Jedd Gyorko and Will Venable each homered and drove in four runs to lead the San Diego Padres to a 12-1 victory Wednesday night.

Yangervis Solarte, obtained from the New York Yankees in the trade for Chase Headley, had four hits and the Padres tied their season high with 16. The Padres fell one run shy of their season high.

"To get a win on your birthday is awesome," Hahn said.

His seven wins in nine appearances are the most in Padres history and tied for the third-most by a big league pitcher since 19]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:32:16 -0600 <![CDATA[Chargers WR Brown sits again with sore calf]]> http://gazette.com/chargers-wr-brown-sits-again-with-sore-calf/article/feed/142256?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/chargers-wr-brown-sits-again-with-sore-calf/article/feed/142256?custom_click=rss SAN DIEGO (AP) — Chargers wide receiver Vincent Brown missed another practice on Wednesday because of a sore calf.

Brown is hoping for a rebound season, but he hasn't taken a rep since straining his left calf on Friday, the Chargers' second day of camp.

"I'm just letting it rest and trying to get back as fast as I can," Brown said.

After a solid rookie season, Brown's career has stalled. He broke his left ankle in a 2012 preseason game and was sidelined for the year.

He returned last season, but not to everyone's expectations. He finished with 41 receptions for 472 yards and one touchdown.

"It was a new offense, I was just coming off an injury and I was trying to get my game back," Brown said.

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]]> SAN DIEGO (AP) — Chargers wide receiver Vincent Brown missed another practice on Wednesday because of a sore calf.

Brown is hoping for a rebound season, but he hasn't taken a rep since straining his left calf on Friday, the Chargers' second day of camp.

"I'm just letting it rest and trying to get back as fast as I can," Brown said.

After a solid rookie season, Brown's career has stalled. He broke his left ankle in a 2012 preseason game and was sidelined for the year.

He returned last season, but not to everyone's expectations. He finished with 41 receptions for 472 yards and one touchdown.

"It was a new offense, I was just coming off an injury and I was trying to get my game back," Brown said.]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:32:40 -0600 <![CDATA[Cubs C Baker enjoys spotlight after first win]]> http://gazette.com/cubs-c-baker-enjoys-spotlight-after-first-win/article/feed/142228?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cubs-c-baker-enjoys-spotlight-after-first-win/article/feed/142228?custom_click=rss

CHICAGO (AP) — John Baker's No. 12 was still in the pitcher's column on Wrigley Field's hand-operated scoreboard when the journeyman catcher returned to the ballpark on Wednesday.

It was almost too good to be true, so Baker used his cellphone to grab a picture of the unlikely scene.

"Just for myself," he said. "It felt pretty cool."

The Cubs turned to Baker when they ran out of relievers in Tuesday night's 4-3 marathon victory over the Colorado Rockies, and he pitched a scoreless 16th inning to get the win. He also slid home with the game-ending run on Starlin Castro's sacrifice fly off Tyler Matzek.

The game lasted 6 hours, 27 minutes, setting a franchise record for both teams.

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]]> CHICAGO (AP) — John Baker's No. 12 was still in the pitcher's column on Wrigley Field's hand-operated scoreboard when the journeyman catcher returned to the ballpark on Wednesday.

It was almost too good to be true, so Baker used his cellphone to grab a picture of the unlikely scene.

"Just for myself," he said. "It felt pretty cool."

The Cubs turned to Baker when they ran out of relievers in Tuesday night's 4-3 marathon victory over the Colorado Rockies, and he pitched a scoreless 16th inning to get the win. He also slid home with the game-ending run on Starlin Castro's sacrifice fly off Tyler Matzek.

The game lasted 6 hours, 27 minutes, setting a franchise record for both teams.]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:18:12 -0600 <![CDATA[Jeter's farewell to Texas a 3-2 Yankees loss]]> http://gazette.com/jeters-farewell-to-texas-a-3-2-yankees-loss/article/feed/142260?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/jeters-farewell-to-texas-a-3-2-yankees-loss/article/feed/142260?custom_click=rss

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Derek Jeter got more farewell gifts, and Brett Gardner hit another leadoff home run for the New York Yankees.

The struggling Texas Rangers won the game — and the series.

After Jeter got a surprise visit from former President George W. Bush in a pregame ceremony, Gardner led off with a homer for the second straight game before Texas got all of its runs in the bottom of the first and held on for a 3-2 victory Wednesday night.

'We seem to bring the best out of a lot of teams," Jeter said. "Coming into the season, they had a lot of expectations. It probably hasn't gone the way they wanted it to go, but they played better than us. They beat us. That's the bottom line.

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]]> ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Derek Jeter got more farewell gifts, and Brett Gardner hit another leadoff home run for the New York Yankees.

The struggling Texas Rangers won the game — and the series.

After Jeter got a surprise visit from former President George W. Bush in a pregame ceremony, Gardner led off with a homer for the second straight game before Texas got all of its runs in the bottom of the first and held on for a 3-2 victory Wednesday night.

'We seem to bring the best out of a lot of teams," Jeter said. "Coming into the season, they had a lot of expectations. It probably hasn't gone the way they wanted it to go, but they played better than us. They beat us. That's the bottom line.]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:47:27 -0600 <![CDATA[Manitou Incline closing date tentatively set]]> By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/manitou-incline-closing-date-tentatively-set/article/1534779?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/manitou-incline-closing-date-tentatively-set/article/1534779?custom_click=rss

Manitou Incline fiends, prepare to go without your fix.

The milelong march up jumbled railroad ties in Manitou Springs is on pace to close Aug. 18 for four months' worth of improvements.

The date's not official - yet - but the city of Colorado Springs plans to begin its $1.6 million overhaul a day after the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon conclude Aug. 17, said Sarah Bryarly, a landscape architect with Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services, which is handling the project by agreement with Manitou Springs.

That will give runners their training time while also honoring Manitou's request to keep the Incline open through the height of the city's tourist season.

The trail's maintainers say the closure



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Manitou Incline fiends, prepare to go without your fix.

The milelong march up jumbled railroad ties in Manitou Springs is on pace to close Aug. 18 for four months' worth of improvements.

The date's not official - yet - but the city of Colorado Springs plans to begin its $1.6 million overhaul a day after the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon conclude Aug. 17, said Sarah Bryarly, a landscape architect with Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services, which is handling the project by agreement with Manitou Springs.

That will give runners their training time while also honoring Manitou's request to keep the Incline open through the height of the city's tourist season.

The trail's maintainers say the closure

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<![CDATA[Dodgers could be idle at trade deadline]]> http://gazette.com/dodgers-could-be-idle-at-trade-deadline/article/feed/142258?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dodgers-could-be-idle-at-trade-deadline/article/feed/142258?custom_click=rss LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NL West-leading Dodgers could be idle at Thursday's trade deadline, with general manager Ned Colletti saying the team isn't close to making any deals.

He said Wednesday night they have been actively looking for pitching, but has found there is not much available. Starters Josh Beckett and Dan Haren have struggled recently.

"We've made a lot of calls, done a lot of scouting," Colletti said. "When you make a deal you have to feel you're getting someone better than what you have. There's a limited pool and less opportunity to do something."

Colletti tamped down speculation that the Dodgers are trying to trade right fielder Matt Kemp, who has three homers in his last two games.

"Nobody has hea

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]]> LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NL West-leading Dodgers could be idle at Thursday's trade deadline, with general manager Ned Colletti saying the team isn't close to making any deals.

He said Wednesday night they have been actively looking for pitching, but has found there is not much available. Starters Josh Beckett and Dan Haren have struggled recently.

"We've made a lot of calls, done a lot of scouting," Colletti said. "When you make a deal you have to feel you're getting someone better than what you have. There's a limited pool and less opportunity to do something."

Colletti tamped down speculation that the Dodgers are trying to trade right fielder Matt Kemp, who has three homers in his last two games.

"Nobody has hea]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:33:16 -0600 <![CDATA[Base-running blunders doom Twins in 3-2 loss in KC]]> http://gazette.com/base-running-blunders-doom-twins-in-3-2-loss-in-kc/article/feed/142259?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/base-running-blunders-doom-twins-in-3-2-loss-in-kc/article/feed/142259?custom_click=rss

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Eduardo Nunez was caught straying too far from first base. Sam Fuld was picked off first the next inning. Brian Dozier was thrown out while foolishly trying to score on an errant throw.

Three outs, all made on the base paths by the Minnesota Twins in the span of a couple innings, and all proving costly in a 3-2 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.

Asked whether the miscues haunted him, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire replied: "Sure they do."

No need to elaborate.

Josh Willingham homered in the second inning for Minnesota, and Danny Santana drove in another run in the seventh. But the Twins left runners on second and third later when Kelvin Herrera struck out Dozier and Willingh

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]]> KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Eduardo Nunez was caught straying too far from first base. Sam Fuld was picked off first the next inning. Brian Dozier was thrown out while foolishly trying to score on an errant throw.

Three outs, all made on the base paths by the Minnesota Twins in the span of a couple innings, and all proving costly in a 3-2 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.

Asked whether the miscues haunted him, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire replied: "Sure they do."

No need to elaborate.

Josh Willingham homered in the second inning for Minnesota, and Danny Santana drove in another run in the seventh. But the Twins left runners on second and third later when Kelvin Herrera struck out Dozier and Willingh]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:32:47 -0600 <![CDATA[Rangers get rare series win, 3-2 over Yankees]]> http://gazette.com/rangers-get-rare-series-win-3-2-over-yankees/article/feed/142246?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rangers-get-rare-series-win-3-2-over-yankees/article/feed/142246?custom_click=rss

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers starter Colby Lewis did a bit of reminiscing when he noticed the stands filling up while he warned up in the bullpen before the game.

The veteran right-hander went out and provided a promising flashback performance against the New York Yankees, even after another leadoff homer by Brett Gardner. The Rangers clinched their first series in a month with a 3-2 victory Wednesday night.

Lewis retired the last 13 batters he faced in seven strong innings, much like the 2010 AL championship series when he beat the Yankees twice — including the Game 6 clincher at home that got Texas to its first World Series.

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]]> ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers starter Colby Lewis did a bit of reminiscing when he noticed the stands filling up while he warned up in the bullpen before the game.

The veteran right-hander went out and provided a promising flashback performance against the New York Yankees, even after another leadoff homer by Brett Gardner. The Rangers clinched their first series in a month with a 3-2 victory Wednesday night.

Lewis retired the last 13 batters he faced in seven strong innings, much like the 2010 AL championship series when he beat the Yankees twice — including the Game 6 clincher at home that got Texas to its first World Series.]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:17:33 -0600 <![CDATA[Perez helps Royals struggle to 3-2 win over Twins]]> http://gazette.com/perez-helps-royals-struggle-to-3-2-win-over-twins/article/feed/142250?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/perez-helps-royals-struggle-to-3-2-win-over-twins/article/feed/142250?custom_click=rss

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Danny Duffy trudged off the mound with the bases loaded and his team trailing by a run, and took a seat in the dugout to watch Jason Frasor try to bail him out.

He roared when the Royals reliever struck out Chris Colabello to end the threat.

"He came through with flying colors," Duffy said with a smile.

Buoyed by the clutch pitching, Kansas City churned out three doubles in the bottom half of the inning Wednesday night, scoring all their runs in an eventual 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins.

"Frasor was huge with the bases loaded," Royals manager Ned Yost said.

Just about everybody who stepped on the mound for Kansas City came up big.

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]]> KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Danny Duffy trudged off the mound with the bases loaded and his team trailing by a run, and took a seat in the dugout to watch Jason Frasor try to bail him out.

He roared when the Royals reliever struck out Chris Colabello to end the threat.

"He came through with flying colors," Duffy said with a smile.

Buoyed by the clutch pitching, Kansas City churned out three doubles in the bottom half of the inning Wednesday night, scoring all their runs in an eventual 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins.

"Frasor was huge with the bases loaded," Royals manager Ned Yost said.

Just about everybody who stepped on the mound for Kansas City came up big.]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:17:20 -0600 <![CDATA[Raiders WR Streater bounces back from concussion]]> http://gazette.com/raiders-wr-streater-bounces-back-from-concussion/article/feed/142247?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/raiders-wr-streater-bounces-back-from-concussion/article/feed/142247?custom_click=rss NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders wide receiver Rod Streater made a quick recovery from the concussion he suffered early in training camp and is expected to be cleared for full contact for Thursday's practice.

Streater didn't participate in any team work Wednesday and was limited to light duty wearing shorts and shoulder pads while the rest of the team worked out in full gear. He ran crisp patterns during passing drills and made a handful of nice catches after missing one practice after getting hurt over the weekend.

Many players need a full week to recover after a concussion and have to pass a series of tests that are protocol around the NFL.

Streater, the third-year wideout who led the Raiders in receptions and ya

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]]> NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders wide receiver Rod Streater made a quick recovery from the concussion he suffered early in training camp and is expected to be cleared for full contact for Thursday's practice.

Streater didn't participate in any team work Wednesday and was limited to light duty wearing shorts and shoulder pads while the rest of the team worked out in full gear. He ran crisp patterns during passing drills and made a handful of nice catches after missing one practice after getting hurt over the weekend.

Many players need a full week to recover after a concussion and have to pass a series of tests that are protocol around the NFL.

Streater, the third-year wideout who led the Raiders in receptions and ya]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:03:10 -0600 <![CDATA[Rockies beat Cubs in 10 innings]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/rockies-beat-cubs-in-10-innings/article/1534810?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rockies-beat-cubs-in-10-innings/article/1534810?custom_click=rss

CHICAGO — Rob Scahill was sound asleep early Wednesday morning when he got a call from his manager at Triple-A Colorado Springs. The Rockies needed another arm for their weary bullpen, and they wanted Scahill to join the team in his hometown.

It was the start of one fun day for the right-hander.

Scahill pitched a scoreless inning for his second major league win, and the Rockies got a tiebreaking RBI single from Brandon Barnes in the 10th inning of a 6-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs.

"I can cross it off my bucket list, coming to Wrigley," said Scahill, a Lombard native who grew up rooting for the crosstown White Sox. "I was definitely excited to have the opportunity to pitch here.



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CHICAGO — Rob Scahill was sound asleep early Wednesday morning when he got a call from his manager at Triple-A Colorado Springs. The Rockies needed another arm for their weary bullpen, and they wanted Scahill to join the team in his hometown.

It was the start of one fun day for the right-hander.

Scahill pitched a scoreless inning for his second major league win, and the Rockies got a tiebreaking RBI single from Brandon Barnes in the 10th inning of a 6-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs.

"I can cross it off my bucket list, coming to Wrigley," said Scahill, a Lombard native who grew up rooting for the crosstown White Sox. "I was definitely excited to have the opportunity to pitch here.

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<![CDATA[Former CSU linebacker misses practice to ankle injury]]> By Quentin Sickafoose quentin.sickafoose@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/former-csu-linebacker-misses-practice-to-ankle-injury/article/1534808?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/former-csu-linebacker-misses-practice-to-ankle-injury/article/1534808?custom_click=rss

DENVER - Running back Kapri Bibbs had a lonely walk off the practice field Wednesday.

Bibbs, an undrafted free agent following his record-breaking 2013 season at Colorado State, had been sticking together with college teammate Shaquil Barrett as the two have been trying to survive roster cuts looming within the next month. But, this time, Bibbs trudged his way through a downpour of rain into the southwest tunnel of Sports Authority Field alone.

Barrett was not on hand for Denver's second practice open to the public, which drew a crowd of 9,207.

When coach John Fox addressed the media after the team's final drills, he gave an opening statement with a number of players who sat out including a brief description as to why.

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Bibbs, an undrafted free agent following his record-breaking 2013 season at Colorado State, had been sticking together with college teammate Shaquil Barrett as the two have been trying to survive roster cuts looming within the next month. But, this time, Bibbs trudged his way through a downpour of rain into the southwest tunnel of Sports Authority Field alone.

Barrett was not on hand for Denver's second practice open to the public, which drew a crowd of 9,207.

When coach John Fox addressed the media after the team's final drills, he gave an opening statement with a number of players who sat out including a brief description as to why.]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:45:36 -0600 <![CDATA[Broncos cornerback Chris Harris remains ready]]> By Quentin Sickafoose quentin.sickafoose@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/broncos-cornerback-chris-harris-remains-ready/article/1534807?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-cornerback-chris-harris-remains-ready/article/1534807?custom_click=rss

DENVER - Chris Harris Jr. is ready, and in more ways than one.

The fourth-year cornerback is ready to join the Broncos as they enter their second week of training camp. He was fully suited and, although limited somewhat by coach John Fox, took multiple reps in Denver's second practice open to the public at Sports Authority Field on Wednesday, which yielded 9,207 fans willing to stick out the rainy weather.

He's ready for his return, passing a physical Tuesday that cleared him to practice. After being forced to watch his team's push to the Super Bowl on Feb. 2 from the sideline with an injury, he says he's near the end of his road to recovery.

Harris suffered a torn left ACL in Denver's divisional playoff win a little

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The fourth-year cornerback is ready to join the Broncos as they enter their second week of training camp. He was fully suited and, although limited somewhat by coach John Fox, took multiple reps in Denver's second practice open to the public at Sports Authority Field on Wednesday, which yielded 9,207 fans willing to stick out the rainy weather.

He's ready for his return, passing a physical Tuesday that cleared him to practice. After being forced to watch his team's push to the Super Bowl on Feb. 2 from the sideline with an injury, he says he's near the end of his road to recovery.

Harris suffered a torn left ACL in Denver's divisional playoff win a little]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:45:16 -0600 <![CDATA[Air Force to open fall camp loaded with questions]]> By Brent Briggeman brent.briggeman@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/air-force-to-open-fall-camp-loaded-with-questions/article/1534806?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-to-open-fall-camp-loaded-with-questions/article/1534806?custom_click=rss

The most wide-open fall camp in recent memory for Air Force begins Thursday.

Fresh off a program-worst 2-10 season, nearly every position is up for grabs for the Falcons. In many cases, those battles will be between experienced players as injuries saw the reshuffling of the lineup at multiple spots last year for a program that lost little in the way of numbers to graduation.

Position battles aren't the only unknowns for this team, and many of those answers won't be provided until well past the Aug. 30 opener against Nicholls State. That doesn't mean that much can't be learned over the first few weeks of practice, and here are some of the more intriguing storylines to follow in that time:

Quarterback battle

The

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]]> The most wide-open fall camp in recent memory for Air Force begins Thursday.

Fresh off a program-worst 2-10 season, nearly every position is up for grabs for the Falcons. In many cases, those battles will be between experienced players as injuries saw the reshuffling of the lineup at multiple spots last year for a program that lost little in the way of numbers to graduation.

Position battles aren't the only unknowns for this team, and many of those answers won't be provided until well past the Aug. 30 opener against Nicholls State. That doesn't mean that much can't be learned over the first few weeks of practice, and here are some of the more intriguing storylines to follow in that time:

Quarterback battle

The]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:45:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Revolution beat Rapids to end 8-game losing streak]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/revolution-beat-rapids-to-end-8-game-losing-streak/article/1534802?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/revolution-beat-rapids-to-end-8-game-losing-streak/article/1534802?custom_click=rss FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Lee Nguyen had a goal and an assist and the New England Revolution beat the Colorado Rapids 3-0 on Wednesday night to end an eight-game losing streak.

New England had only scored four goals during the losing streak that was one short of the club record.

In the 10th minute, New England (8-11-2) took its first lead in a match since May 24. Nguyen's shot inside the box deflected off Drew Moor for an own goal.

Thomas Piermayr was handed his second yellow card for Colorado (8-7-6) in the 74th minute for a rough challenge just outside the box. Nguyen's ensuing free kick cleared the wall and landed in the upper right corner of the net.



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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Lee Nguyen had a goal and an assist and the New England Revolution beat the Colorado Rapids 3-0 on Wednesday night to end an eight-game losing streak.

New England had only scored four goals during the losing streak that was one short of the club record.

In the 10th minute, New England (8-11-2) took its first lead in a match since May 24. Nguyen's shot inside the box deflected off Drew Moor for an own goal.

Thomas Piermayr was handed his second yellow card for Colorado (8-7-6) in the 74th minute for a rough challenge just outside the box. Nguyen's ensuing free kick cleared the wall and landed in the upper right corner of the net.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:21:07 -0600
<![CDATA[Rockies bolster weary bullpen with Scahill]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/rockies-bolster-weary-bullpen-with-scahill/article/1534800?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rockies-bolster-weary-bullpen-with-scahill/article/1534800?custom_click=rss

CHICAGO — The Colorado Rockies have added another arm to their weary bullpen following a 16-inning loss to the Chicago Cubs.

The Rockies recalled right-hander Rob Scahill from Triple-A Colorado Springs before Wednesday night's game at Wrigley Field. Infielder Cristhian Adames was sent down after he went 0 for 3 in his major league debut in Colorado's marathon 4-3 loss at Chicago.

The Rockies used eight relievers in Tuesday night's game, which lasted 6 hours and 27 minutes, setting a franchise record for each team.

Tyler Matzek, who was scheduled to start Wednesday's finale of the four-game series, gave up Starlin Castro's winning sacrifice fly.



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CHICAGO — The Colorado Rockies have added another arm to their weary bullpen following a 16-inning loss to the Chicago Cubs.

The Rockies recalled right-hander Rob Scahill from Triple-A Colorado Springs before Wednesday night's game at Wrigley Field. Infielder Cristhian Adames was sent down after he went 0 for 3 in his major league debut in Colorado's marathon 4-3 loss at Chicago.

The Rockies used eight relievers in Tuesday night's game, which lasted 6 hours and 27 minutes, setting a franchise record for each team.

Tyler Matzek, who was scheduled to start Wednesday's finale of the four-game series, gave up Starlin Castro's winning sacrifice fly.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:09:56 -0600
<![CDATA[Two more doubleheaders on Sky Sox schedule after another rainout]]> By Joe Paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/two-more-doubleheaders-on-sky-sox-schedule-after-another-rainout/article/1534790?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/two-more-doubleheaders-on-sky-sox-schedule-after-another-rainout/article/1534790?custom_click=rss The steady rain scuttled the Sky Sox's plans for a Wednesday doubleheader.

Game 1 was suspended with the Sky Sox leading Nashville 2-0 with one out in the top of the third with a base runner at first base.

The call was made after the rain picked up its intensity after about an hour of alternating mist and steady sprinkling.

Fans can now catch doubleheader starting at 5 p.m. with the resumption of Game 1 followed by another seven-inning contest.

Wednesday's Game 2 is postponed until 4:30 p.m. Friday to start another seven-inning doubleheader.

Tickets for Wednesday's twin bill are considered rain checks and can be exchanged for any 2014 regular-season home game, based upon availability.

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]]> The steady rain scuttled the Sky Sox's plans for a Wednesday doubleheader.

Game 1 was suspended with the Sky Sox leading Nashville 2-0 with one out in the top of the third with a base runner at first base.

The call was made after the rain picked up its intensity after about an hour of alternating mist and steady sprinkling.

Fans can now catch doubleheader starting at 5 p.m. with the resumption of Game 1 followed by another seven-inning contest.

Wednesday's Game 2 is postponed until 4:30 p.m. Friday to start another seven-inning doubleheader.

Tickets for Wednesday's twin bill are considered rain checks and can be exchanged for any 2014 regular-season home game, based upon availability.]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Rain washes out Ascent Cycling Series mountain biking finale]]> The Gazette - http://gazette.com/rain-washes-out-ascent-cycling-series-mountain-biking-finale/article/1534775?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rain-washes-out-ascent-cycling-series-mountain-biking-finale/article/1534775?custom_click=rss

Heavy rain and messy trail conditions forced the cancellation of the Ascent Cycling Series finale Wednesday at Bear Creek Terrace.

Series organizer Andy Bohlmann updated mountain bikers Wednesday morning after visiting the race site.

"There is no way we can race on it today or even tomorrow," he said in an email. "We do not want to tear up our trails."

The race will not be rescheduled. For those riders who pre-entered, refunds will be extended next week.

The awards ceremony is slated for 7 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Ascent Cycling Bike Shop, 5928 Stetson Hills Blvd.



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Heavy rain and messy trail conditions forced the cancellation of the Ascent Cycling Series finale Wednesday at Bear Creek Terrace.

Series organizer Andy Bohlmann updated mountain bikers Wednesday morning after visiting the race site.

"There is no way we can race on it today or even tomorrow," he said in an email. "We do not want to tear up our trails."

The race will not be rescheduled. For those riders who pre-entered, refunds will be extended next week.

The awards ceremony is slated for 7 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Ascent Cycling Bike Shop, 5928 Stetson Hills Blvd.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:02:59 -0600
<![CDATA[Ramsey: Air Force football offers reason to believe and doubt]]> by david ramsey The Gazette - http://gazette.com/ramsey-air-force-football-offers-reason-to-believe-and-doubt/article/1534051?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ramsey-air-force-football-offers-reason-to-believe-and-doubt/article/1534051?custom_click=rss

A Falcons football fan was walking along the Santa Fe Trail on a glorious July morning. She was moving fast while wearing a T shirt that proclaimed "Air Force Thunder."

Yes, many Air Force football seasons have been filled with been filled with entertaining thunder. The Falcons won nine games as recently as 2010.

Last season will be remembered as "Air Force Blunder." The Falcons finished 2-10 and were beaten to the ground by Utah State, Wyoming, Boise State, Notre Dame, UNLV and their friendly neighbors to the north, the Colorado State Rams.

The 2014 season begins in six weeks.

Here are three reasons to believe thunder will return to Falcon Stadium.

And three reasons to worry about another season of



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A Falcons football fan was walking along the Santa Fe Trail on a glorious July morning. She was moving fast while wearing a T shirt that proclaimed "Air Force Thunder."

Yes, many Air Force football seasons have been filled with been filled with entertaining thunder. The Falcons won nine games as recently as 2010.

Last season will be remembered as "Air Force Blunder." The Falcons finished 2-10 and were beaten to the ground by Utah State, Wyoming, Boise State, Notre Dame, UNLV and their friendly neighbors to the north, the Colorado State Rams.

The 2014 season begins in six weeks.

Here are three reasons to believe thunder will return to Falcon Stadium.

And three reasons to worry about another season of

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:04:25 -0600
<![CDATA[Rockies fall to Cubs in 16 innings, but help make Wrigley Field history]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/rockies-fall-to-cubs-in-16-innings-but-help-make-wrigley-field-history/article/1534702?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rockies-fall-to-cubs-in-16-innings-but-help-make-wrigley-field-history/article/1534702?custom_click=rss

CHICAGO — Catcher John Baker scored the winning run in the bottom of the 16th inning after pitching a scoreless top half, and the Chicago Cubs overcame a three-run deficit to beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Tuesday night.

Baker scored on Starlin Castro's fly to end game that lasted 6 hours, 27 minute, a record for longest game by time for both teams.

Chicago used seven relievers before Baker (1-0) became the first Cubs position player to take the mound since Aug. 27, 2012, when Joe Mather faced Milwaukee.

The Rockies also used all seven relievers in their bullpen, then turned to Tyler Matzek, a starter in the 16th.

Matzek (2-5) walked Baker to lead off the inning.



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CHICAGO — Catcher John Baker scored the winning run in the bottom of the 16th inning after pitching a scoreless top half, and the Chicago Cubs overcame a three-run deficit to beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Tuesday night.

Baker scored on Starlin Castro's fly to end game that lasted 6 hours, 27 minute, a record for longest game by time for both teams.

Chicago used seven relievers before Baker (1-0) became the first Cubs position player to take the mound since Aug. 27, 2012, when Joe Mather faced Milwaukee.

The Rockies also used all seven relievers in their bullpen, then turned to Tyler Matzek, a starter in the 16th.

Matzek (2-5) walked Baker to lead off the inning.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:05:47 -0600
<![CDATA[Rains don't go away, Sky Sox will play another day]]> by Joe Paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/rains-dont-go-away-sky-sox-will-play-another-day/article/1534701?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rains-dont-go-away-sky-sox-will-play-another-day/article/1534701?custom_click=rss

Tuesday's scheduled game between the Nashville Sounds and the Colorado Springs Sky Sox was postponed to 12:35 p.m. Wednesday as part of a seven-inning doubleheader at Security Service Field.

The scheduled starters are lefthander Pedro Hernandez (6-6, 6-14 ERA) for the Sky Sox (45-64) versus righty Mike Fiers (8-5, 2.62) in Game 1 and Colorado Springs righthander Brett Tomko (2-3, 6.16) taking on righty Taylor Jungman (5-5, 5.13) in Game 2.

Tickets from Tuesday can be exchanged for admission to another game later this season at the ballpark's box office.

The Pacific Coast League contest never started because of rain that began about an hour before the 7:05 scheduled start. The postponement was announced about 2½ hours



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Tuesday's scheduled game between the Nashville Sounds and the Colorado Springs Sky Sox was postponed to 12:35 p.m. Wednesday as part of a seven-inning doubleheader at Security Service Field.

The scheduled starters are lefthander Pedro Hernandez (6-6, 6-14 ERA) for the Sky Sox (45-64) versus righty Mike Fiers (8-5, 2.62) in Game 1 and Colorado Springs righthander Brett Tomko (2-3, 6.16) taking on righty Taylor Jungman (5-5, 5.13) in Game 2.

Tickets from Tuesday can be exchanged for admission to another game later this season at the ballpark's box office.

The Pacific Coast League contest never started because of rain that began about an hour before the 7:05 scheduled start. The postponement was announced about 2½ hours

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:04:15 -0600
<![CDATA[Air Force hockey announces challenging schedule]]> By Joe Paisley joe.paisley@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/air-force-hockey-announces-challenging-schedule/article/1534700?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-hockey-announces-challenging-schedule/article/1534700?custom_click=rss

Air Force has won 20 or more games in five of the last seven seasons. It will not be easy to make that six out of eight, judging from the 2014-15 schedule announced by the Atlantic Hockey Association program.

"There are a lot of questions coming into next season," Falcons coach Frank Serratore said, referring to an influx of 12 freshmen and how sophomore goalie Chris Truehl adjusts to being the everyday starter.

Much of Air Force's schedule was known since other schools announced their slates in the preceding weeks. What became known when the AFA schedule was announced on Tuesday was that the Falcons will start their second half of the season at the Catamount Cup, Dec. 28-29. They take on host Vermont and then Massachusetts,

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"There are a lot of questions coming into next season," Falcons coach Frank Serratore said, referring to an influx of 12 freshmen and how sophomore goalie Chris Truehl adjusts to being the everyday starter.

Much of Air Force's schedule was known since other schools announced their slates in the preceding weeks. What became known when the AFA schedule was announced on Tuesday was that the Falcons will start their second half of the season at the Catamount Cup, Dec. 28-29. They take on host Vermont and then Massachusetts,]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:50:01 -0600 <![CDATA[Chris Harris passes physical, will return to practice]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/chris-harris-passes-physical-will-return-to-practice/article/1534697?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/chris-harris-passes-physical-will-return-to-practice/article/1534697?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD — The last of the Denver Broncos' defensive starters who missed the Super Bowl has been cleared to return to practice.

Cornerback Chris Harris Jr., who tore his left ACL in the playoffs and underwent surgery after the season, passed his physical and was taken off the PUP list Tuesday.

Second-year pro Kayvon Webster has been getting the bulk of the first-team snaps during the absence of Harris, who will ease back into the mix, doing individual and 7-on-7 drills at first.

Harris' ligament wasn't completely torn when he got hurt against San Diego and the Broncos are optimistic he'll be able to return to the starting lineup by the season opener Sept. 7 against Indianapolis and resume his role as a leader



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ENGLEWOOD — The last of the Denver Broncos' defensive starters who missed the Super Bowl has been cleared to return to practice.

Cornerback Chris Harris Jr., who tore his left ACL in the playoffs and underwent surgery after the season, passed his physical and was taken off the PUP list Tuesday.

Second-year pro Kayvon Webster has been getting the bulk of the first-team snaps during the absence of Harris, who will ease back into the mix, doing individual and 7-on-7 drills at first.

Harris' ligament wasn't completely torn when he got hurt against San Diego and the Broncos are optimistic he'll be able to return to the starting lineup by the season opener Sept. 7 against Indianapolis and resume his role as a leader

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:30:29 -0600
<![CDATA[Ramsey: Broncos Montee Ball takes big leap to featured back]]> By DAVID RAMSEY david.ramsey@gazette.com http://gazette.com/ramsey-broncos-montee-ball-takes-big-leap-to-featured-back/article/1534696?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ramsey-broncos-montee-ball-takes-big-leap-to-featured-back/article/1534696?custom_click=rss

DENVER - Montee Ball was happily signing autographs on a sunny afternoon at Mile High. He shook hands with fans, smiled for photos and patted the head of the occasional baby.

Why all the happiness?

You would be happy, too, if your job description included taking handoffs from Peyton Manning, one of football history's top five quarterbacks.

Sure, there's pressure. Last season Ball resided in the background, free from the burden of expectations. The rookie served as Knowshon Moreno's relief pitcher, offering brief, often tantalizing cameo appearances before returning to the safety of the sideline.

Sunday afternoons soon will be vastly different. The glare is now fully on Ball.

"What's football without a little



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DENVER - Montee Ball was happily signing autographs on a sunny afternoon at Mile High. He shook hands with fans, smiled for photos and patted the head of the occasional baby.

Why all the happiness?

You would be happy, too, if your job description included taking handoffs from Peyton Manning, one of football history's top five quarterbacks.

Sure, there's pressure. Last season Ball resided in the background, free from the burden of expectations. The rookie served as Knowshon Moreno's relief pitcher, offering brief, often tantalizing cameo appearances before returning to the safety of the sideline.

Sunday afternoons soon will be vastly different. The glare is now fully on Ball.

"What's football without a little

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:24:58 -0600