<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:48:29 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Red Wings agree to terms with Tatar on $21.2M, 4-year deal]]> http://gazette.com/red-wings-agree-to-terms-with-tatar-on-21.2m-4-year-deal/article/feed/478334?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/red-wings-agree-to-terms-with-tatar-on-21.2m-4-year-deal/article/feed/478334?custom_click=rss DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings agreed to terms with winger Tomas Tatar on a $21.2 million, four-year contract Friday.

The 26-year-old Czech native led Detroit with 25 goals last season and also had 21 assists. He has 20-plus goals in each of the past three seasons, including a career-high 29 in 2014-15. In 345 NHL games, he has 99 goals and 95 assists.

The team announced the deal a day after Tatar's arbitration hearing and before the ruling was to be handed down. Tatar will count $5.3 million against the salary cap through 2020-21.

Tatar's cap hit moving forward is the same as Tampa Bay Lightning winger Ondrej Palat, who also signed a long-term deal as a restricted free agent.

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]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:35:35 -0600 <![CDATA[Spieth turns in a beauty on a nasty day at British Open]]> http://gazette.com/spieth-turns-in-a-beauty-on-a-nasty-day-at-british-open/article/feed/478149?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/spieth-turns-in-a-beauty-on-a-nasty-day-at-british-open/article/feed/478149?custom_click=rss

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Jordan Spieth expected a rough time at the British Open before he even got to the golf course.

He spent Friday morning at his rented house in front of the television, watching players battle a relentless wind at Royal Birkdale, all the while checking a forecast that was even worse for when he played in the afternoon.

"It wasn't a great feeling knowing we were coming into something harder than what we were watching," he said.

Spieth did more than just survive.

With a short game as sharp as it has been all year, and a 3-wood that turned out a lot better than it looked and led to an eagle, Spieth seized control with a 1-under 69 that gave him a two-shot lead over Matt Kuchar going into the

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]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:35:17 -0600 <![CDATA[O.J. Simpson will get his freedom, but then what?]]> http://gazette.com/o.j.-simpson-will-get-his-freedom-but-then-what/article/feed/478321?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/o.j.-simpson-will-get-his-freedom-but-then-what/article/feed/478321?custom_click=rss

LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — When O.J. Simpson gets out of prison in October for his first taste of freedom in nine years, he will have the mementos he was convicted of stealing in a Las Vegas heist, his guaranteed NFL pension and, with any luck, certain life skills he says he acquired behind bars.

Beyond that, the 70-year-old sports legend faces an uncertain future.

"The legitimate mainstream business opportunities for Juice in the megabuck world of professional sports are slim and none," said John Vrooman, an economics professor and sports industry expert at Vanderbilt University.

"If Americans love anyone more than a superhero, it is a fallen hero making a comeback against the odds," he said a day after Simpson was grante

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]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:32:52 -0600 <![CDATA[AP sources: Kyrie Irving asks Cavaliers to trade him]]> http://gazette.com/ap-sources-kyrie-irving-asks-cavaliers-to-trade-him/article/feed/478324?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ap-sources-kyrie-irving-asks-cavaliers-to-trade-him/article/feed/478324?custom_click=rss

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving wants the stage for himself.

Cleveland's All-Star point guard has asked the Cavaliers to trade him, two people familiar with the situation told the Associated Press on Friday. Irving made the request last week to owner Dan Gilbert, said the people who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team is not commenting on the star's demands.

Irving's appeal was first reported by ESPN.

A four-time All-Star, Irving has spent six seasons with the Cavs, who selected him with the No. 1 overall pick in 2011. The 25-year-old has overcome injury issues and blossomed into one of the league's elite point guards and biggest stars.

And now that he's finally established himself playing alongside L

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]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:20:23 -0600 <![CDATA[Goodwin, Wolff advance to US Junior Amateur final]]> http://gazette.com/goodwin-wolff-advance-to-us-junior-amateur-final/article/feed/478342?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/goodwin-wolff-advance-to-us-junior-amateur-final/article/feed/478342?custom_click=rss ANDOVER, Kan. (AP) — Noah Goodwin advanced to the U.S. Junior Amateur championship match for the second straight year Friday, setting up a title showdown with Matthew Wolff at Flint Hills National.

The 17-year-old Goodwin, from Corinth, Texas, beat Davis Shore of Knoxville, Tennessee, 2 up in the quarterfinals, and topped India's Rayhan Thomas 5 and 4 in the semifinals.

Goodwin fell 2 and 1 to Australia's Min Woo Lee last year in the 36-hole final at The Honors Course in Ooltewah, Tennessee.

The 18-year-old Wolff, from Agoura Hills, California, edged fellow Oklahoma State freshman Austin Eckroat of Edmond, Oklahoma, 1 up in the quarterfinals, and beat South Africa's Garrick Higgo 3 and 1 in the semifinals.

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]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:12:51 -0600 <![CDATA[Indians P Boone Logan placed on DL with back strain]]> http://gazette.com/indians-p-boone-logan-placed-on-dl-with-back-strain/article/feed/478299?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/indians-p-boone-logan-placed-on-dl-with-back-strain/article/feed/478299?custom_click=rss CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians left-hander Boone Logan will miss significant time after being placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained muscle in his back, manager Terry Francona said Friday.

Logan fell to the ground and grabbed his left shoulder after throwing a pitch Thursday against San Francisco. He was examined by a team trainer and walked to the dugout with a lat muscle injury. Logan underwent tests by Indians doctors and will seek a second opinion

"He's going to be down for a while," Francona said of Logan, who is 1-0 with a 4.71 ERA in 38 appearances.

The injury is the latest to hit Cleveland's pitching staff. Right-hander Corey Kluber is expected to start Sunday against Toronto after his scheduled outing F

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]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:09:07 -0600 <![CDATA[World's No. 1 horse Arrogate returns to racing at Del Mar]]> http://gazette.com/worlds-no.-1-horse-arrogate-returns-to-racing-at-del-mar/article/feed/478343?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/worlds-no.-1-horse-arrogate-returns-to-racing-at-del-mar/article/feed/478343?custom_click=rss

Arrogate is returning to racing after a nearly four-month layoff with a bulls-eye on his back.

The 4-year-old colt ranked the world's No. 1 horse brings a seven-race winning streak into the San Diego Handicap on Saturday at Del Mar. He won the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic last year, the $12 million Pegasus World Cup in January and the $10 million Dubai World Cup in his last start on March 25.

His career earnings of $17,084,600 are a North American record.

So what's a big-shot like him doing in a $300,000 stakes?

It's a tuneup for more prestigious races later on and the first of three potential starts the colt will make at the seaside track north of San Diego. Arrogate's target this summer is the $1 million Pac

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]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:06:53 -0600 <![CDATA[Stricker keeps cut streak alive, Mickelson not so lucky]]> http://gazette.com/stricker-keeps-cut-streak-alive-mickelson-not-so-lucky/article/feed/478329?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/stricker-keeps-cut-streak-alive-mickelson-not-so-lucky/article/feed/478329?custom_click=rss

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Steve Stricker kept a personal streak alive by making the cut in the British Open, the 25th major championship since 2009 that he has played on the weekend.

Former champions Phil Mickelson and Padraig Harrington weren't as fortunate, heading home after failing to get inside the cut line of 5-over par.

Harrington came close, barely missing out on holing a chip on the final hole. Mickelson, meanwhile, added a 77 to the 73 he shot in the first round to finish 10 over.

"Unfortunately it's the first cut I've missed this year," Mickelson said. "And I missed it with flair.

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]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:06:42 -0600 <![CDATA[Webb says de Jong would have been sent off with video review]]> http://gazette.com/webb-says-de-jong-would-have-been-sent-off-with-video-review/article/feed/478338?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/webb-says-de-jong-would-have-been-sent-off-with-video-review/article/feed/478338?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — Howard Webb would have given Dutch midfielder Nigel de Jong a red card in the 2010 World Cup final if a video assistant referee had been in place.

The English referee showed de Jong a yellow card in the 28th minute for his karate kick into the chest of Spain's Xabi Alonso.

"Yes, it was a clear red card," Webb said Friday during a media seminar ahead of the Aug. 5 launch of video technology in Major League Soccer. "It was a clear and obvious error on my part not to send the player off, and VAR would have been able to recommend a review to me, and I would have been able to make the right call."

Now 46, Webb was a Premier League referee from 2003-14.

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]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:04:12 -0600 <![CDATA[Cardinals score 9 in 8th, cool off Cubs with 11-4 win]]> http://gazette.com/cardinals-score-9-in-8th-cool-off-cubs-with-11-4-win/article/feed/478336?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cardinals-score-9-in-8th-cool-off-cubs-with-11-4-win/article/feed/478336?custom_click=rss

CHICAGO (AP) — Paul DeJong hit a tiebreaking two-run double in St. Louis' nine-run eighth inning, and the Cardinals cooled off the Chicago Cubs with an 11-4 victory on Friday.

Chicago carried a 3-2 lead into the eighth, looking for its seventh consecutive win. But St. Louis sent 14 batters to the plate in its highest-scoring inning of the season, taking advantage of a combined six walks by three relievers while improving to 4-4 since the All-Star break.

Carl Edwards Jr. (3-2) was pulled after the first three batters reached. Hector Rondon then walked Jedd Gyorko, tying it at 3, and DeJong followed with a drive into the ivy in right-center for a ground-rule double.

The Cardinals were off and running from there.

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]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:51:14 -0600 <![CDATA[David Bradshaw earns 9th West Virginia Open title]]> http://gazette.com/david-bradshaw-earns-9th-west-virginia-open-title/article/feed/478340?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/david-bradshaw-earns-9th-west-virginia-open-title/article/feed/478340?custom_click=rss SISSONVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — David Bradshaw earned his ninth West Virginia Open title Friday, shooting a 2-under-par 71 for a three-stroke victory over Davey Jude.

Bradshaw finished at 12-under 201 at Edgewood Country Club to earn the $6,500 first-place check.

Jude shot 70 and finished at 9 under.

Thirteen-time West Virginia Amateur champion Pat Carter finished third at 8 under.

The late Sam Snead is the standard bearer with 17 state Open wins.

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]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:50:56 -0600 <![CDATA[Top-seeded John Isner reaches Hall of Fame semifinals]]> http://gazette.com/top-seeded-john-isner-reaches-hall-of-fame-semifinals/article/feed/478337?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/top-seeded-john-isner-reaches-hall-of-fame-semifinals/article/feed/478337?custom_click=rss

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Top-seeded John Isner beat fellow American Dennis Novikov 6-4, 6-4 on Friday to reach the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships semifinals.

The hard-serving Isner had 20 aces and did not face a break point in his bid to become a three-time Newport champion. He won the grass-court tournament in 2011 and 2012.

"Just one of those matches on a surface like this, with two pretty good servers, that's how it can go," Isner said. "You just get one break and you try to hold onto it."

The only seeded player remaining, Isner will face American Bjorn Fratangelo in the semifinals. Fratangelo beat No. 4 Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France 6-2, 5-7, 6-4. Fratangelo won four of his five break-point chances and will face

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]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:45:39 -0600 <![CDATA[Wild card Dodig upsets top-seeded Goffin at Croatia Open]]> http://gazette.com/wild-card-dodig-upsets-top-seeded-goffin-at-croatia-open/article/feed/478295?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/wild-card-dodig-upsets-top-seeded-goffin-at-croatia-open/article/feed/478295?custom_click=rss UMAG, Croatia (AP) — Local wild card Ivan Dodig upset top-seeded David Goffin 7-5, 6-3 to advance to the Croatia Open semifinals on Friday.

Before this tournament, Dodig had not recorded a singles win on the main tour since June 2016 because he'd been focusing on doubles.

The Croatian, ranked 412th in singles and 7th in doubles, is seeking his second career singles title after winning in Zagreb in 2011.

For the 14th-ranked Goffin, the tournament marked his return from an ankle injury at the French Open which forced him to miss the entire grass season.

Dodig next plays lucky loser Andrey Rublev of Russia, who eliminated defending champion Fabio Fognini of Italy 6-7 (5), 6-2, 7-6 (2).

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]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:40:36 -0600 <![CDATA[Hall of Famer Roddick asked more about '09 loss than '03 win]]> http://gazette.com/hall-of-famer-roddick-asked-more-about-09-loss-than-03-win/article/feed/478309?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/hall-of-famer-roddick-asked-more-about-09-loss-than-03-win/article/feed/478309?custom_click=rss

More people want to ask Andy Roddick about a Grand Slam final he lost than the one he won.

Yes, that 16-14 defeat in the fifth set against Roger Federer at Wimbledon in 2009 seems to spark more conversations than Roddick's straight-set victory at the 2003 U.S. Open, the last time any American man won a major championship.

"For better or worse, it's going to be the '09 Wimbledon final. It's the match people want to talk about. I'll be in a coffee shop and people want to talk about it. People will tell me where they were and where they were watching it," Roddick said in a telephone interview Friday, the day before he is inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island.

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]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:30:04 -0600 <![CDATA[Memphis Grizzlies sign former Oregon forward Dillon Brooks]]> http://gazette.com/memphis-grizzlies-sign-former-oregon-forward-dillon-brooks/article/feed/478330?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/memphis-grizzlies-sign-former-oregon-forward-dillon-brooks/article/feed/478330?custom_click=rss MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have signed former Oregon forward Dillon Brooks, a second-round pick in last month's NBA draft.

Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

Brooks was selected by the Houston Rockets with the 45th overall pick. The Grizzlies acquired him in exchange for a future second-round pick.

Brooks, 21, averaged 16.1 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists as a junior at Oregon last season. He was named the Pac-12 player of the year and helped Oregon earn its first Final Four berth since 1939.

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More AP basketball: https://apnews.

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]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:11:47 -0600 <![CDATA[Weston Steelhammer, other Air Force grads won't be in NFL training camps]]> http://gazette.com/weston-steelhammer-other-air-force-grads-wont-be-in-nfl-training-camps/article/1607599?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/weston-steelhammer-other-air-force-grads-wont-be-in-nfl-training-camps/article/1607599?custom_click=rss

Weston Steelhammer says he is “absolutely” keeping a door open to a football career in the future.

But for now, the All-American safety is preparing to report for active duty as a second lieutenant at Joint Base San Antonio.

That seems to be the case for all of Air Force’s Class of 2017, the group that until a few months ago was operating under the assumption that it could explore professional sports this year. They instead are dispersing to bases around the country to begin serving.



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<![CDATA[Broncos single-game tickets will be on sale next week, but availability will be limited]]> http://gazette.com/broncos-single-game-tickets-will-be-on-sale-next-week-but-availability-will-be-limited/article/1607578?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-single-game-tickets-will-be-on-sale-next-week-but-availability-will-be-limited/article/1607578?custom_click=rss

Tickets for individual Broncos home games for the 2017 season will go on sale Wednesday, July 26 at 2 p.m.

According to the Broncos, availability will be sparse as Denver has sold out 365 consecutive home regular season games dating back to 1970, but fans will be able to purchase a limited quantity (mostly single seats).

Full-price and half-price tickets (2,000 half-price tickets are made available per game) can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com. There will be a limit of four tickets per household per game and half-price tickets cannot be purchased for multiple games.

Single-game ticket prices start at $16.50.

Read this story at The Denver Post.

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<![CDATA[Aubrey McCoy, Sports Corp. prepare for 16th Rocky Mountain State Games]]> http://gazette.com/aubrey-mccoy-sports-corp.-prepare-for-16th-rocky-mountain-state-games/article/1607551?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/aubrey-mccoy-sports-corp.-prepare-for-16th-rocky-mountain-state-games/article/1607551?custom_click=rss

In the 16th edition of the Rocky Mountain State Games, beginning in earnest Friday, it's expected that more than 10,000 athletes will participate.

Aubrey McCoy, the director of operations and marketing for Colorado Springs Sports Corp. - the company that puts on the Rocky Mountain State Games - says the 10,000-participant-mark was a goal for a while, but in the past four years, it's become commonplace.

To achieve that status, the State Games has expanded to facilitating more than 40 sports. From classic sports like basketball, tennis, soccer and swimming, the State Games include dog agility competitions, cricket and stand-up paddleboard.



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Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:36:28 -0600
<![CDATA[Pine Creek grad Jordan Titoni trying to get on MMA win streak]]> http://gazette.com/pine-creek-grad-jordan-titoni-trying-to-get-on-mma-win-streak/article/1607534?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pine-creek-grad-jordan-titoni-trying-to-get-on-mma-win-streak/article/1607534?custom_click=rss

After an April victory in the cage marked his first win in more than 18 months, it wasn't long before Jordan Titoni was humbled again.

Titoni was perfectly fine with that, since he trains at Factory X Muay Thai in Englewood, one of Colorado's premier mixed martial arts gyms.

"You come back down-to-earth pretty quickly, especially being at Factory X getting lumped up on on a daily basis," Titoni said. "But yeah, I'm still riding that wave of confidence for sure."

The former Pine Creek wrestler and current head wrestling coach at Factory X steps back into the cage Saturday night at Massari Arena in Pueblo (the site of his last victory) at Top Shelf Entertainment's Rubicon V.



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<![CDATA[U.S. buildings, NFL stadium check panels amid fears of fire ]]> http://gazette.com/u.s.-buildings-nfl-stadium-check-panels-amid-fears-of-fire/article/1607548?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/u.s.-buildings-nfl-stadium-check-panels-amid-fears-of-fire/article/1607548?custom_click=rss

In promotional brochures, a U.S. company boasted of the "stunning visual effect" its shimmering aluminum panels created in an NFL stadium, an Alaskan high school and a luxury hotel along Baltimore's Inner Harbor that "soars 33 stories into the air."

Those same panels — Reynobond composite material with a polyethylene core — also were used in the Grenfell Tower apartment building in London. British authorities say they're investigating whether the panels helped spread the blaze that ripped across the building's outer walls, killing at least 80 people.

The panels, also called cladding, accentuate a building's appearance and also improve energy efficiency. But they are not recommended for use in buildings above 40



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Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:39:31 -0600
<![CDATA[Arenado hits 3 homers, powers Rockies past Padres ]]> http://gazette.com/arenado-hits-3-homers-powers-rockies-past-padres/article/1607475?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/arenado-hits-3-homers-powers-rockies-past-padres/article/1607475?custom_click=rss

DENVER — To fire up Nolan Arenado , just give him a day off.

His manager mandated he sit a game, and Arenado stewed over it for a night before taking it out on the baseball.

Arenado lined three homers as part of his five-hit afternoon and tied a career-high with seven RBIs, helping the Colorado Rockies complete a three-game sweep of the San Diego Padres with an 18-4 victory Wednesday.

"I don't like days off," Arenado said. "I know they're important and, obviously, I'm playing well after them."

That's an understatement. In games after not being in the lineup this season, the All-Star third baseman is hitting .583 with four homers and 13 RBIs.

"We'll have to look at that a little closer,"



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Thu, 20 Jul 2017 06:42:17 -0600
<![CDATA[Jack Beckman relishes another opportunity to drag race at Bandimere Speedway]]> http://gazette.com/jack-beckman-relishes-another-opportunity-to-drag-race-at-bandimere-speedway/article/1607484?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/jack-beckman-relishes-another-opportunity-to-drag-race-at-bandimere-speedway/article/1607484?custom_click=rss

Nitromethane fuel fills the air. Funny car driver, Jack Beckman, puts on the necessities to get into his car.

A fire-resistant suit. Double pair of fire-resistant gloves and boots. A fire-resistant mask and his helmet. All set, Beckman gets strapped into his car.

Once buckled in, Beckman takes a deep breath. But this gasp hurts unlike previous ones. That is because Beckman is taking in the inhale at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison.

"It's an impressive course," Beckman said.

The Mile-High Nationals will take place Friday through Sunday. The 2017 version will mark Beckman's 11th time as a competitor.



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<![CDATA[Thoughts and observations as Air Force releases its 2017 football media guide, roster]]> http://gazette.com/thoughts-and-observations-as-air-force-releases-its-2017-football-media-guide-roster/article/1607424?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/thoughts-and-observations-as-air-force-releases-its-2017-football-media-guide-roster/article/1607424?custom_click=rss

Air Force’s media guide for the 2017 football season was posted online Tuesday. Here are some thoughts and observations after taking a quick spin through the 176-page document that includes a preseason depth chart.

New spot for Cleveland?

Ronald Cleveland, who scored five touchdowns last year as a sophomore, is listed as the starter at the wide receiver position vacated by Jalen Robinette instead of the z-receiver spot he shared last year with Tyler Williams (who is listed at Z). I don’t recall ever seeing Cleveland line up at that spot.



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<![CDATA[Hale Irwin on John Elway's shot at qualifying for U.S. Senior Open: 'Just short of a miracle']]> http://gazette.com/hale-irwin-on-john-elways-shot-at-qualifying-for-u.s.-senior-open-just-short-of-a-miracle/article/1607419?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/hale-irwin-on-john-elways-shot-at-qualifying-for-u.s.-senior-open-just-short-of-a-miracle/article/1607419?custom_click=rss

John Elway has signed on as honorary chairman of the 2018 U.S. Senior Open, and Hale Irwin believes that’s where his participation will end.

There’s talk that Elway will consider qualifying for the event, but Irwin doesn’t see that happening.

"Good luck,” said Irwin, the three-time U.S. Open champion from Boulder. “He better throw some tight spirals, I’m telling you. John is an accomplished athlete, of course, but there have been a number of guys who have come out and have been rudely awakened to how well these guys can play.”

The Senior Open is accessible to any player who turns 50 before the start of the event and who holds a 3.4 handicap index.



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<![CDATA[Slumping Carlos Gonzalez leads Rockies to 1,000th win at Coors Field, third straight overall]]> http://gazette.com/slumping-carlos-gonzalez-leads-rockies-to-1000th-win-at-coors-field-third-straight-overall/article/1607423?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/slumping-carlos-gonzalez-leads-rockies-to-1000th-win-at-coors-field-third-straight-overall/article/1607423?custom_click=rss

DENVER — The hot-hitting Gerardo Parra hasn't uttered a word to good friend Carlos Gonzalez about his prolonged slump. There's no reason to.

"Even if he struggles, CarGo's still the man of the team," Parra said. "A great game for him today."

Gonzalez lined a two-run double for his first extra-base hit in nearly a month, Parra reached base five times , scoring three runs, and the Colorado Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 9-7 on Tuesday night.

Mark Reynolds added a three-run homer in the first for the Rockies, who have won three in a row and scored 31 runs in the process.



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<![CDATA[Palmer Ridge QB Ty Evans commits to Arkansas]]> http://gazette.com/palmer-ridge-qb-ty-evans-commits-to-arkansas/article/1607398?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/palmer-ridge-qb-ty-evans-commits-to-arkansas/article/1607398?custom_click=rss

For Palmer Ridge quarterback, Ty Evans, heaven is on a field underneath bank lights.

Running onto the field with teammates beside him with the roar of the crowd in the background is where Evans wants to be.

"I have the most fun in my life under those lights," Evans said.

And Evans has worked to make sure he extends his career beyond high school.

On Tuesday, Evans announced he has committed to the Arkansas Razorbacks over Colorado, Kansas State and Northwestern.

"First of all, I love the coaching staff down there," Evans said on his commitment to Arkansas. "It was, from start, me and (offensive coordinator and quarterback) Coach (Dan) Enos have had such a great relationship. Coach (Bret) Bielema, is a great



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<![CDATA[As a former Colorado defensive back, Hale Irwin happy to hear rivalry with Air Force will resume]]> http://gazette.com/as-a-former-colorado-defensive-back-hale-irwin-happy-to-hear-rivalry-with-air-force-will-resume/article/1607422?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/as-a-former-colorado-defensive-back-hale-irwin-happy-to-hear-rivalry-with-air-force-will-resume/article/1607422?custom_click=rss

Before winning 83 professional golf tournaments, Hale Irwin was a two-time all-Big 8 defensive back at Colorado.

As a former Buffalo, he was happy to hear that CU and Air Force will resume playing in 2019 after not meeting in football since 1974.

Irwin said he had fond memories of his three matchups with the Falcons, which CU won 28-23 in Boulder in 1964, 19-6 at Air Force in 1965 and 10-9 at CU in 1966.

“Ben Martin was the head coach then,” Irwin said. “For a team that always seemed to be physically outmatched, we seemed to always be outwitted. They did things in a military fashion. They dotted the I’s, crossed the T’s; did things the way they were supposed to do them.



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Tue, 18 Jul 2017 21:33:33 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado College hockey releases home game times]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-college-hockey-releases-home-game-times/article/1607384?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-college-hockey-releases-home-game-times/article/1607384?custom_click=rss

The Colorado College hockey team's 2017-18 season schedule is taking shape.

On the schedule released Tuesday, the team showed it is keeping it simple on Friday nights, with every home game beginning at 7:30 p.m. Several Saturday games have earlier start times, and CC's first-ever series against Arizona State - Dec. 16-17 at The Broadmoor World Arena - features the only Sunday game so far, as well as the only afternoon game with a 4 p.m. start time.

CC's traditional home-and-home series with Denver will take place Dec. 8-9 and Feb. 16-17.

The team reaffirmed that every game will be broadcast in the region on KRDO NewsRadio 105.5 FM and 1240 AM with “Voice of the Tigers” Ken Landau.

Several



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Tue, 18 Jul 2017 21:00:05 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado golf legend Hale Irwin launches countdown to U.S. Senior Open at The Broadmoor]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-golf-legend-hale-irwin-launches-countdown-to-u.s.-senior-open-at-the-broadmoor/article/1607418?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-golf-legend-hale-irwin-launches-countdown-to-u.s.-senior-open-at-the-broadmoor/article/1607418?custom_click=rss

Hale Irwin’s locked his stare on the photo in front of him as the question was asked.

What’s the best part of playing in a major tournament at The Broadmoor, former television news anchor Joe Cole asked the Boulder native and three-time U.S. Open champion?

“It’s that,” Irwin said, referring to the photo that showed a large gallery filling the No. 18 fairway behind the final group when The Broadmoor hosted the 2008 U.S. Senior Open.

In an early attempt to rekindle some of that fan enthusiasm, the famed resort hosted a pep rally of sorts on Tuesday as part of its “Launch Party” that marked the opening of public ticket sales. Irwin served as the key attraction, speaking in a



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Tue, 18 Jul 2017 20:59:37 -0600
<![CDATA[Woody Paige: You bet Babe Parilli lived a full life]]> http://gazette.com/woody-paige-you-bet-babe-parilli-lived-a-full-life/article/1607397?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woody-paige-you-bet-babe-parilli-lived-a-full-life/article/1607397?custom_click=rss

One 1977 afternoon at the end of Broncos practice the quarterbacks coach asked me if I'd ever seen a drop-kicked field goal.

"Babe, I wasn't born in 1937'' - the last time it happened in an NFL game.

"I'll bet you $25 I can drop-kick a 25-yarder in three tries,'' he said.

"Nobody can drop-kick. You're on.''

Babe called over the Broncos' three quarterbacks and said: "I got me a sucker.'' Craig Morton, the starter, laughed.

Then, Parilli, who was 47, held the football around the laces, dropped it at a tilted angle toward the pointed end and kicked.

Straight through the uprights about 30 yards.

Ten years ago Babe and I were playing partners at Cherry Creek Golf Club.

"Bet you 25 bucks I can



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