<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports Fri, 25 May 2018 18:04:46 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Ohio State eliminates Michigan in Big Ten Tournament]]> http://gazette.com/ohio-state-eliminates-michigan-in-big-ten-tournament/article/feed/567420?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ohio-state-eliminates-michigan-in-big-ten-tournament/article/feed/567420?custom_click=rss OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Tyler Cowles knocked in a pair of runs and Ohio State held off Michigan 5-3 on Friday, eliminating the Wolverines from the Big Ten Tournament.

The Buckeyes (36-21) advanced to face top-seeded Minnesota on Saturday.

Ohio State jumped ahead 2-0 on RBI hits by Cowles and Noah McGregor in the third inning, and Bo Coolen's home run to right made it 3-1 Ohio State in the sixth. Cowles made it a 5-1 game with an RBI flyout later that inning.

Brock Keener's two-run single in the seventh pulled Michigan (33-21) within 5-3, but Seth Kinker held off the Wolverines for his 15th save.

Adam Niemeyer (4-3) picked up the win for Michigan, allowing one run in five innings. Ben Dragani (6-2) took the loss in re

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]]> Fri, 25 May 2018 19:00:51 -0600 <![CDATA[Angels' Rene Rivera out 4-6 weeks after knee surgery]]> http://gazette.com/angels-rene-rivera-out-4-6-weeks-after-knee-surgery/article/feed/567419?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/angels-rene-rivera-out-4-6-weeks-after-knee-surgery/article/feed/567419?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Angels catcher Rene Rivera had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee and likely will be sidelined for 4-to-6 weeks.

Dr. Brian Schultz operated on Friday in Los Angeles following an MRI.

"It's obviously a tough break for Rene right now, a tough break for us," manager Mike Scioscia said.

A 10-year major league veteran, Rivera is hitting .259 with three homers and 10 RBIs in 59 plate appearances over 22 games as backup to Martin Maldonado. Rivera was placed on the 10-day disabled list May 20, a move retroactive to May 17.

The Angels said right-hander Matt Shoemaker had mild fluid in his pitching forearm, according to an MRI on Thursday in Los Angeles. He also was examined i

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]]> Fri, 25 May 2018 18:57:11 -0600 <![CDATA[Nasa Hataoka leads LPGA Tour event in Michigan]]> http://gazette.com/nasa-hataoka-leads-lpga-tour-event-in-michigan/article/feed/567418?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nasa-hataoka-leads-lpga-tour-event-in-michigan/article/feed/567418?custom_click=rss

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Nasa Hataoka shot a 4-under 68 on Friday, and the Japanese teenager leads by one stroke over Minjee Lee after the second round of the LPGA Volvik Championship.

Hataoka, who lost in a playoff last week in the Kingsmill Championship in Virginia, made seven birdies Friday at Travis Pointe Country Club. She began her round on No. 10, and her best stretch came toward the end, when she birdied Nos. 4, 5 and 6.

The 19-year-old Japanese player was at 9 under for the tournament. Lee (69) also was solid for a second straight day. Gaby Lopez (68), Jodi Ewart Shadoff (70) and Lindy Duncan (70) were another stroke back.

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]]> Fri, 25 May 2018 18:52:27 -0600 <![CDATA[Carle takes over as hockey coach at University of Denver]]> http://gazette.com/carle-takes-over-as-hockey-coach-at-university-of-denver/article/feed/567416?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/carle-takes-over-as-hockey-coach-at-university-of-denver/article/feed/567416?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — The University of Denver promoted David Carle to take over as hockey coach following the departure of Jim Montgomery.

The 28-year-old Carle has spent the last 4 ½ seasons as an assistant to Montgomery, who was named the coach of the Dallas Stars on May 4.

Carle was a student assistant with Denver after being diagnosed with a heart condition that forced him to end his playing career. Carle graduated from Denver in 2012.

He inherits a program that went 125-57-26 the past five seasons under Montgomery, including a national title in 2016-17. Carle said he will "continue, as we always have, to strive for excellence both on and off the ice."

Carle becomes the ninth head coach in Pioneer history.

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]]> Fri, 25 May 2018 18:38:38 -0600 <![CDATA[Mariners land Denard Span, Alex Colome in deal with Rays]]> http://gazette.com/mariners-land-denard-span-alex-colome-in-deal-with-rays/article/feed/567404?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mariners-land-denard-span-alex-colome-in-deal-with-rays/article/feed/567404?custom_click=rss

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners made the first big trade of the season, acquiring outfielder Denard Span and right-handed reliever Alex Colome from the Tampa Bay Rays for two minor leaguers Friday.

Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto is trying to take advantage of the Mariners' strong start by adding help in the bullpen and depth in the outfield. Colome may be the most important acquisition. He was an All-Star in 2016 with the Rays and had 47 saves last year. He's an immediate boost to a bullpen that's been relied on heavily early in the season.

"They're going to fit in our clubhouse and really fit too to what we think are critical needs," Dipoto said.

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]]> Fri, 25 May 2018 18:37:54 -0600 <![CDATA[Childhood rivals Sutherland, McCarron tied for Sr. PGA lead]]> http://gazette.com/childhood-rivals-sutherland-mccarron-tied-for-sr.-pga-lead/article/feed/567417?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/childhood-rivals-sutherland-mccarron-tied-for-sr.-pga-lead/article/feed/567417?custom_click=rss BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Kevin Sutherland birdied his last two holes Friday for a 5-under 66 and a share of the Senior PGA Championship lead with California childhood rival Scott McCarron.

Sutherland, the Charles Schwab Cup winner, played in the third-to-last group of the day at Harbor Shores, while McCarron reached 8 under in the morning wave to emerge from a championship-record group of six tied for the first-round lead.

Sutherland's only senior victory came in the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship. McCarron has six PGA Tour Champions wins, including a major at the 2017 Senior Players Championship.

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]]> Fri, 25 May 2018 18:36:54 -0600 <![CDATA[Yankees to activate Greg Bird, forcing tough roster call]]> http://gazette.com/yankees-to-activate-greg-bird-forcing-tough-roster-call/article/feed/567383?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/yankees-to-activate-greg-bird-forcing-tough-roster-call/article/feed/567383?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees plan to activate first baseman Greg Bird from the disabled list before Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Angels, forcing New York to make a difficult roster decision.

Bird has been sidelined since having right ankle surgery on March 27. New York likely will decide whether to cut from eight relief pitchers to seven or option Tyler Austin to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre despite his strong performance in Bird's absence.

"It's something that we had a lot of conversations about, are still mulling over, just met a little bit ago to work through things and what we think the best way to go is," manager Aaron Boone said before Friday's series opener against the Los Angeles Angels.

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]]> Fri, 25 May 2018 18:25:52 -0600 <![CDATA[Rose has 2nd-round Colonial lead; up-and-down Grillo 1 back]]> http://gazette.com/rose-has-2nd-round-colonial-lead-up-and-down-grillo-1-back/article/feed/567414?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rose-has-2nd-round-colonial-lead-up-and-down-grillo-1-back/article/feed/567414?custom_click=rss FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Justin Rose shot a 6-under 64 in the second round at Colonial on Friday, getting to 10 under for a one-stroke lead over Emiliano Grillo in the Fort Worth Invitational.

Rose, the 2013 U.S. Open champ who won the HSBC Champions in Shanghai in his season debut last October and has four top-10 finishes, said he played "about as good as" he has overall in a long time. The Englishman had five birdies in a seven-hole stretch in the middle of his round.

Grillo had a 67 that included six consecutive holes without a par. Defending U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka and Satoshi Kodaira were 7 under. Koepka had a 63, and Kodaira shot 67.

Jordan Spieth, one of the locals and No. 3 in the world, was 3 under a

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]]> Fri, 25 May 2018 18:21:22 -0600 <![CDATA[Ohtani likely to rejoin Angels' rotation next week]]> http://gazette.com/ohtani-likely-to-rejoin-angels-rotation-next-week/article/feed/567410?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ohtani-likely-to-rejoin-angels-rotation-next-week/article/feed/567410?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — Shohei Ohtani likely will rejoin the Los Angeles Angel's rotation next week.

The 23-year-old rookie, the first two-way player in the major leagues in decades, was on track to start Sunday at Yankee Stadium against countryman Masahiro Tanaka, but the Angels said Thursday that Ohtani will miss the turn as part of workload management.

"We will wait and see as we get direction from our medical staff and Billy Eppler on when Shohei will be folded back into the rotation," manager Mike Scioscia said Friday, referring to general manager Billy Eppler. "Then he'll throw a light bullpen, then he'll throw a heavier bullpen and then we'll get an idea of when he's ready. But I'm sure it's going to be this next week someti

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]]> Fri, 25 May 2018 18:14:38 -0600 <![CDATA[GM says 'overwhelming likelihood' Suns will keep No. 1 pick]]> http://gazette.com/gm-says-overwhelming-likelihood-suns-will-keep-no.-1-pick/article/feed/567411?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/gm-says-overwhelming-likelihood-suns-will-keep-no.-1-pick/article/feed/567411?custom_click=rss PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Suns general manager Ryan McDonough said the "overwhelming likelihood" is that the team will keep its No. 1 overall pick and not trade it away.

McDonough made the comment Friday after the first of what will be many pre-draft workouts of players on the Suns' practice court.

The leading candidates for that No. 1 almost certainly will be worked out privately, with the exception of Luka Doncic, the European sensation who still is playing in Spain.

"Obviously the agents have a lot of say," McDonough said. "They have a strong voice in the process. They're worried about injuries, which we understand is part of it. So we'd love them to come in and compete against the other top guys at their position. I

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]]> Fri, 25 May 2018 18:14:24 -0600 <![CDATA[Kyle Hendricks goes 7 strong innings, Cubs beat Giants 6-2]]> http://gazette.com/kyle-hendricks-goes-7-strong-innings-cubs-beat-giants-6-2/article/feed/567394?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/kyle-hendricks-goes-7-strong-innings-cubs-beat-giants-6-2/article/feed/567394?custom_click=rss

CHICAGO (AP) — There isn't much Kyle Hendricks thinks he needs to change. And it's hard to argue when he's in command like this.

Hendricks limited San Francisco to one run and two hits over seven innings, Ben Zobrist lined a tiebreaking two-run double in the seventh and the Chicago Cubs beat the Giants 6-2 on Friday.

Hendricks (4-3) struck out seven and walked two, helping Cubs open the series on a winning note after a two-game sweep by Cleveland at Wrigley Field.

"I feel really good," he said. "It's just that constant focus, come in every day. There are a few things that aren't necessarily where I want it to be right now, but overall, it's been really good."

Gorkys Hernandez homered leading off the fourth and s

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]]> Fri, 25 May 2018 18:13:09 -0600 <![CDATA[Packers sign veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis]]> http://gazette.com/packers-sign-veteran-tight-end-marcedes-lewis/article/feed/567373?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/packers-sign-veteran-tight-end-marcedes-lewis/article/feed/567373?custom_click=rss GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have signed tight end Marcedes Lewis, adding another veteran to back up Jimmy Graham.

The 6-foot-6 Lewis, who turned 34 last week, played 12 seasons in Jacksonville. He ranks third in Jaguars history with 375 catches and second with 33 touchdown receptions.

Lewis also helped the Jaguars run for an NFL-best 141.4 yards per game last year.

He fills out the depth chart at a thin position for the Packers, who signed Graham as a free agent this offseason. Lance Kendricks was the only other tight end with extensive experience on the roster.

The tight end position can be productive on a Packers offense that figures to bounce back in 2018 with a healthy Aaron Rodgers returnin

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]]> Fri, 25 May 2018 18:11:28 -0600 <![CDATA[Disgruntled fans break into Brazil pre-World Cup training]]> http://gazette.com/disgruntled-fans-break-into-brazil-pre-world-cup-training/article/feed/567412?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/disgruntled-fans-break-into-brazil-pre-world-cup-training/article/feed/567412?custom_click=rss

TERESOPOLIS, Brazil (AP) — Disgruntled fans have broken into a Brazil training session for the World Cup and booed the national team over a lack of contact with local supporters.

In the first and only meeting with players before they travel to the tournament in Russia, about 200 people were initially allowed in the Granja Comary training ground, but many others broke into the venue after being stopped by police for hours at the gates.

Friday's open training in Teresopolis was the only chance local fans had to be with Brazil players since the beginning of preparations on Monday.

Dozens of fans booed and chanted "it was 7-1" in a reference to Brazil's humiliation against Germany in the semifinals of the last World Cup.

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]]> Fri, 25 May 2018 18:06:18 -0600 <![CDATA[Cubs' Ben Zobrist awaiting resolution on cleat controversy]]> http://gazette.com/cubs-ben-zobrist-awaiting-resolution-on-cleat-controversy/article/feed/567407?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cubs-ben-zobrist-awaiting-resolution-on-cleat-controversy/article/feed/567407?custom_click=rss

CHICAGO (AP) — Ben Zobrist says he's awaiting a resolution after being warned a few weeks ago by Major League Baseball for wearing black cleats in violation of the sport's uniform regulations.

The Chicago Cubs infielder says baseball needs a "consensus from the teams" and players have to come to one. He says he expects an agreement in a few weeks, but warned players have some "freedom" for now.

Zobrist has worn black cleats for days games at Wrigley Field to honor the game's past. He posted a letter from the league on Instagram two weeks ago citing him for violating regulations requiring at least 51 percent of the exterior of a player's shoes be the club's designated primary shoe color — blue for the Cubs.


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Fri, 25 May 2018 17:59:09 -0600
<![CDATA[Southampton hires Hughes as full-time manager]]> http://gazette.com/southampton-hires-hughes-as-full-time-manager/article/feed/567408?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/southampton-hires-hughes-as-full-time-manager/article/feed/567408?custom_click=rss SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Southampton has hired Mark Hughes as its full-time manager after he kept the club in the Premier League during a three-month interim spell at the end of last season.

Southampton said Friday that Hughes has signed a three-year deal.

Hughes says "now it is vital that we take the unbelievable support we received from the fans during the last few games into next season.

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]]> Fri, 25 May 2018 17:58:57 -0600 <![CDATA[Little separating Steward Ceus, Moise Pouaty as Switchbacks begin search for top keeper]]> http://gazette.com/little-separating-steward-ceus-moise-pouaty-as-switchbacks-begin-search-for-top-keeper/article/1626622?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/little-separating-steward-ceus-moise-pouaty-as-switchbacks-begin-search-for-top-keeper/article/1626622?custom_click=rss

The time has come for Switchbacks coach Steve Trittschuh to settle on a primary goalkeeper following the team’s elimination from U.S. Open Cup play Wednesday at San Antonio.

It doesn’t look to be an easy choice, however.

Moise Pouaty handled 120 minutes plus the shootout Wednesday, which San Antonio won 5-3, while Steward Ceus started the first three and last two league games. Ceus has two clean sheets and wins at Weidner Field, while Pouaty has also been in goal for two wins and has three shutouts, two of which came in 0-0 draws. The other was a 4-0 win at Reno.

“I’ve got two good keepers. I can’t fault either of them,” Trittschuh said. “It’s just how can we find some

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Fri, 25 May 2018 17:57:34 -0600
<![CDATA[David Ramsey: Widefield's Vincent Jackson took long, dignified road to NFL stardom]]> http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-widefields-vincent-jackson-took-long-dignified-road-to-nfl-stardom/article/1626612?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-widefields-vincent-jackson-took-long-dignified-road-to-nfl-stardom/article/1626612?custom_click=rss

The next time you hear a conversation about some 17-year-old football player and whether he deserves three stars or four stars on the recruiting meter, escape as soon as possible and instead consider the story of Widefield High’s Vincent Jackson.

Let’s just say the youthful Vincent was not loaded down by vast expectations. When he finished his Widefield career, nobody was talking about his recruiting stars and no Division I coach wanted him, and this list included CSU’s Sonny Lubick and CU’s Gary Barnett. He was given a bigger academic than athletic scholarship at Division II Northern  Colorado, which he chose over Columbia of the Ivy League. He didn’t start at receiver for UNC’s Bears

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Fri, 25 May 2018 16:10:05 -0600
<![CDATA[Paul Klee: NFL butchered national anthem controversy, but Broncos and protesting players brought latest loss on themselves]]> http://gazette.com/paul-klee-nfl-butchered-national-anthem-controversy-but-broncos-and-protesting-players-brought-latest-loss-on-themselves/article/1626578?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/paul-klee-nfl-butchered-national-anthem-controversy-but-broncos-and-protesting-players-brought-latest-loss-on-themselves/article/1626578?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD — You’d think professional athletes, of all people, would know that taking an “L,” which the NFL’s protesters have done once again, is a suggestion that someone should switch up the gameplan.

Guess not.

“Let’s be clear,” Broncos linebacker/protester Brandon Marshall said Thursday at Dove Valley. “I know they say they’ll fine the teams, but players don’t care about that. Players don’t care if the teams get fined.”

It’s like they will never learn. The reason the NFL finally put its foot down and delivered a long-overdue mandate on standing during the national anthem is a simple one: money.

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Fri, 25 May 2018 11:43:50 -0600
<![CDATA[Freddy Peralta, Colorado Springs Sky Sox end loss streak at 6]]> http://gazette.com/freddy-peralta-colorado-springs-sky-sox-end-loss-streak-at-6/article/1626579?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/freddy-peralta-colorado-springs-sky-sox-end-loss-streak-at-6/article/1626579?custom_click=rss

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Sky Sox snapped their six-game losing streak and avoided a series sweep with a 4-0 victory over the Nashville Sounds on Thursday. Freddy Peralta, who was recently optioned by Milwaukee after two starts with the Brewers, was pure domination in his return, blindsiding the Sounds with five scoreless innings while allowing three singles and striking out eight. The Sky Sox improve to 26-19 and gain a game in the American North with Oklahoma City's loss in Memphis.

For the first time in the series, the Sky Sox were first to strike. In the top of the second inning, after Brett Phillips led off with a single, outfield companion Tyrone Taylor launched his fourth home run to left field to give the Sky Sox the 2-0

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Thu, 24 May 2018 21:33:59 -0600
<![CDATA[Klee blog: Broncos' Brandon Marshall rips Trump, NFL's new national anthem policy]]> http://gazette.com/klee-blog-broncos-brandon-marshall-rips-trump-nfls-new-national-anthem-policy/article/1626563?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/klee-blog-broncos-brandon-marshall-rips-trump-nfls-new-national-anthem-policy/article/1626563?custom_click=rss

Brandon Marshall, who was the first Broncos player to kneel during the national anthem, on Thursday addressed President Trump's comments and the NFL's new policy on national anthem protests.

Marshall on the president's comments: 

"Obviously that statement right there is, to me, is, I would say, to me it's disgusting. I say it's disgusting because of our amendment rights, our First Amendment rights. You know, we have freedom of speech (and) freedom of protest, so we (should) get kicked out of the country? That's not how things should work, in my opinion. Just because somebody disagrees with something, or if I didn't stand for the anthem, or if don't like what's going on, that's basically him saying I should be

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Thu, 24 May 2018 17:38:10 -0600
<![CDATA[NFL's policy could mean a new playbook on protests this fall]]> http://gazette.com/nfls-policy-could-mean-a-new-playbook-on-protests-this-fall/article/1626574?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nfls-policy-could-mean-a-new-playbook-on-protests-this-fall/article/1626574?custom_click=rss

PHILADELPHIA — Now that the NFL is drawing the line against players kneeling during the national anthem, athletes protesting police brutality and racial inequality may need to find a new playbook.

The question is whether they intend to escalate their protests in some way.

"The owners can try to prevent kneeling, but they open another can of worms," said Randal Maurice Jelks, professor of African and African-American studies and history at the University of Kansas. "Imagine if players decide as a team to not come out for the national anthem. Or if one-third of the team decides not to come out.

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Thu, 24 May 2018 17:33:53 -0600
<![CDATA[David Ramsey: President Trump does the right thing, pardons boxing great Jack Johnson]]> http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-president-trump-does-the-right-thing-pardons-boxing-great-jack-johnson/article/1626570?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/david-ramsey-president-trump-does-the-right-thing-pardons-boxing-great-jack-johnson/article/1626570?custom_click=rss

President Donald J. Trump cleansed a small but important slice of American history when he pardoned boxer African-American boxer Jack Johnson.

Johnson, who died in 1946 remains one of history’s most dangerous boxers. He ruled the world from 1903-1915, and his mastery at beating the heaven out of white men enraged the bigots of his day, a time of lynchings,“separate but equal” and government-sanctioned racism.

He was convicted in 1913 on a trumped up charge of violating the 1910 Mann Act, which criminalized transporting underage women for unseemly reasons across state lines. The Mann Act long served as convenient punishment for American rebels/libertines, including genius architect Frank Lloyd Wright and rock

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Thu, 24 May 2018 17:18:25 -0600
<![CDATA['It's about time': Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson]]> http://gazette.com/its-about-time-trump-pardons-late-boxer-jack-johnson/article/1626572?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/its-about-time-trump-pardons-late-boxer-jack-johnson/article/1626572?custom_click=rss

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson's name more than 100 years after what many see as his racially-charged conviction.

"I am taking this very righteous step, I believe, to correct a wrong that occurred in our history and to honor a truly legendary boxing champion," Trump said during an Oval Office ceremony. He was joined by WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, retired heavyweight titleholder Lennox Lewis and actor Sylvester Stallone, whom Trump credited with championing the pardon.

Trump said Johnson had served 10 months in prison "for what many view as a racially-motivated injustice."

"It's my

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Thu, 24 May 2018 17:16:55 -0600
<![CDATA[A Colorado Springs-Pueblo rivalry could be brewing in minor league baseball]]> http://gazette.com/a-colorado-springs-pueblo-rivalry-could-be-brewing-in-minor-league-baseball/article/1626523?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/a-colorado-springs-pueblo-rivalry-could-be-brewing-in-minor-league-baseball/article/1626523?custom_click=rss

It's possible that Pueblo could soon lure a minor league team that would play in the same league as Colorado Springs.

Those running the Sky Sox would welcome that possibility.

"While we are not privy to what other cities or team ownerships are doing, the idea of Pueblo having their own team would be great for professional baseball in Colorado, for our franchise and baseball fans in Colorado Springs," Sky Sox president and general manager Tony Ensor said in an email to The Gazette.

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Thu, 24 May 2018 10:51:33 -0600
<![CDATA[Volkswagen will make run at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb record]]> http://gazette.com/volkswagen-will-make-run-at-pikes-peak-international-hill-climb-record/article/1626521?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/volkswagen-will-make-run-at-pikes-peak-international-hill-climb-record/article/1626521?custom_click=rss

If the thought of a Volkswagen racing does little more than conjure images of “The Love Bug,” well, the company wants to do something about that.

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is 30 days away, and Volkswagen hopes to be the one grabbing the headlines when competitors race up America’s Mountain for the 96th time June 24.

Three-time Hill Climb champion Rumain Dumas will drive Volkswagen’s fully electric, newly developed prototype that could become a significant step as the manufacturer attempts to showcase its electric capabilities as it aims to have more than 20 all-electric models by 2025.

Nothing would highlight that better than making a run at the electric record of 8:57.

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Thu, 24 May 2018 10:41:18 -0600
<![CDATA[Scouting state baseball: Peyton plays in 2A semis, Cheyenne Mountain still in 4A hunt]]> http://gazette.com/scouting-state-baseball-peyton-plays-in-2a-semis-cheyenne-mountain-still-in-4a-hunt/article/1626527?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/scouting-state-baseball-peyton-plays-in-2a-semis-cheyenne-mountain-still-in-4a-hunt/article/1626527?custom_click=rss


No. 4 Cheyenne Mountain

Game data: No. 7 Pueblo West vs. No. 4 Cheyenne Mountain ... Tuesday at All-Star Park ... Winner moves on to 4A championship game May 30. 

Scouting report: After Cheyenne Mountain was kicked into the losers bracket thanks to an 11-2 loss to No. 1 Windsor, the No. 4 Indians claimed a decisive 12-5 win over No. 6 Holy Family on Wednesday to move on for a chance at the state title next week.

Although Cheyenne Mountain's official stats on MaxPreps have not been updated through the playoffs, the Indians held a steady .

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Thu, 24 May 2018 10:39:04 -0600
<![CDATA[What's next? NFL sparks new questions with anthem policy]]> http://gazette.com/whats-next-nfl-sparks-new-questions-with-anthem-policy/article/1626545?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/whats-next-nfl-sparks-new-questions-with-anthem-policy/article/1626545?custom_click=rss

ATLANTA (AP) — With its popularity threatened and critics stretching all the way to the White House, the NFL just wanted to get past the debate over taking a knee during the national anthem.

Put the focus back on football.

Instead, the league seemed to muddle the divisive issue even more with a new policy that stirred up defenders of free speech, prompted a couple of owners to quickly backtrack and raised all sorts of potential questions heading into next season.

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Thu, 24 May 2018 09:48:50 -0600
<![CDATA[Rockies bats again silent on loss to Dodgers]]> http://gazette.com/rockies-bats-again-silent-on-loss-to-dodgers/article/1626541?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rockies-bats-again-silent-on-loss-to-dodgers/article/1626541?custom_click=rss

LOS ANGELES — Kenta Maeda dominated Colorado's hitters, retiring 10 of his final 14 batters on strikeouts.

The Japanese right-hander is coming up big at a time when the Los Angeles Dodgers are down three starters: ace Clayton Kershaw, Rich Hill and Hyun-Jin Ryu.

Maeda tossed two-hit ball into the seventh inning and struck out a season-high 12 to help the Dodgers beat the NL West-leading Rockies 3-0 on Wednesday night and win consecutive series for just the second time this season.

Maeda has struck out 20 and allowed no runs in his last two starts, both victories.

"Being able to put away guys quickly, like on three pitches, has been key to racking up strikeouts," he said through a translator.

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Thu, 24 May 2018 06:19:47 -0600
<![CDATA[Broncos players, officials weigh in on NFL's new anthem policy]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-players-officials-weigh-in-on-nfls-new-anthem-policy/article/1626506?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-players-officials-weigh-in-on-nfls-new-anthem-policy/article/1626506?custom_click=rss

Denver Broncos union representative Matt Paradis says that while he wishes players were consulted on the new national anthem policy, NFL owners have every right to introduce new rules.

Paradis says that "they are the employers, so if they want to create a stipulation, we'll go from there."

Denver defensive end Derek Wolfe agrees with the league's new mandate for players to stand for "The Star-Spangled Banner" or stay inside the locker room.

Wolfe says: "That's probably the best way to do it. The NBA's been doing it for 20 years and they haven't had an issue.

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Wed, 23 May 2018 15:40:46 -0600
<![CDATA[NFL owners adopt new policy to address anthem protests]]> http://gazette.com/nfl-owners-adopt-new-policy-to-address-anthem-protests/article/1626485?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nfl-owners-adopt-new-policy-to-address-anthem-protests/article/1626485?custom_click=rss

ATLANTA — NFL owners have approved a new policy aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the “The Star-Spangled Banner” but requiring them to stand if they come to the field.

The decision was announced Wednesday by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during the league’s spring meeting in Atlanta.

In a sign that players were not part of the discussions, any violations of the policy would result in fines against the team — not the players. The NFL Players Association said it will challenge any part of the new policy that violates the collective bargaining agreement.

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Wed, 23 May 2018 13:46:43 -0600