<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports Wed, 05 Aug 2015 06:44:56 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Pakistan's ex-cricket captain says he escaped gun attack]]> http://gazette.com/pakistans-ex-cricket-captain-says-he-escaped-gun-attack/article/feed/258856?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pakistans-ex-cricket-captain-says-he-escaped-gun-attack/article/feed/258856?custom_click=rss KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's former cricket captain Wasim Akram says he escaped a gun attack in the southern port city of Karachi.

Akram said Wednesday he was on his way to a sports stadium when a man rammed his vehicle into his car and then opened fire before fleeing.

He told a Pakistani news channel that he did not know who was behind the attack.

Akram, 49, made his international debut with a one-day international against New Zealand in 1984 and was rated as one of the all-time great left-arm fast bowlers. He took 414 wickets in 104 test matches and another 502 wickets in 356 one-day internationals before retiring soon after the 2003 World Cup.

After quitting cricket, Akram became a sports commentator a

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]]> Wed, 05 Aug 2015 07:22:05 -0600 <![CDATA[Klee: If Jon Gray can't do it for Colorado Rockies, shut it down]]> http://gazette.com/klee-if-jon-gray-cant-do-it-for-colorado-rockies-shut-it-down/article/1556819?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/klee-if-jon-gray-cant-do-it-for-colorado-rockies-shut-it-down/article/1556819?custom_click=rss

DENVER — This is the great litmus test, the definitive case study on whether Coors Field can be relevant for reasons other than field trips and Tinder dates.

The litmus test began Tuesday afternoon, Jon Gray hunched over a desktop computer in the Rockies' clubhouse, learning from a team official how to secure comp tickets for friends and family. (When you're 23 and making your Major League debut, even the littlest details are new.)

It continued that night with his first pitch, a 94-mph fastball launched with the ease of a NERF toss in the backyard, and through the four innings he pitched in Colorado's 10-4 loss to the Seattle Mariners.

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Wed, 05 Aug 2015 06:42:16 -0600
<![CDATA[Bedrosian gives up HR in 12th as Angels lose to Tribe]]> http://gazette.com/bedrosian-gives-up-hr-in-12th-as-angels-lose-to-tribe/article/feed/258790?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/bedrosian-gives-up-hr-in-12th-as-angels-lose-to-tribe/article/feed/258790?custom_click=rss

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Matt Shoemaker did not allow a run for the third straight outing and had nothing to show for it. Neither did the Los Angeles Angels.

Shoemaker scattered five hits over six innings Tuesday night and tied a career high with 10 strikeouts — one night after teammate Garrett Richards equaled his career best with 11 Ks. But Cam Bedrosian gave up a two-run homer in the 12th to Cleveland Indians No.9 hitter Giovanny Urshela, and the Angels lost 2-0 after Carlos Carrasco one-hit them through the first nine.

"We didn't get many pitches to hit," said Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun, who struck out three times against Carrasco and once again in the 12th against Cody Allen. "Carrasco located 97 miles an hour a

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]]> Wed, 05 Aug 2015 02:12:18 -0600 <![CDATA[Urshela's 12th-inning HR gives Indians 2-0 win over Angels]]> http://gazette.com/urshelas-12th-inning-hr-gives-indians-2-0-win-over-angels/article/feed/258765?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/urshelas-12th-inning-hr-gives-indians-2-0-win-over-angels/article/feed/258765?custom_click=rss

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Between Carlos Carrasco's stellar pitching and one timely swing by rookie Giovanny Urshela, the Cleveland Indians pulled out a victory that left Matt Shoemaker and the Los Angeles Angels extremely frustrated.

Urshela hit a two-run homer in the 12th inning after teammate Carrasco pitched one-hit ball through the first nine, and the Indians beat the Angels 2-0 on Tuesday night.

"Oh, man, he put up a bunch of zeros," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "Actually, everybody that pitched did. And they had to, or we didn't have a chance to win that game because we couldn't find a way to get a run across until Gio hit that home run.

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]]> Wed, 05 Aug 2015 02:08:00 -0600 <![CDATA[Durable Mick Tingelhoff finally gets his Hall call]]> http://gazette.com/durable-mick-tingelhoff-finally-gets-his-hall-call/article/feed/258778?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/durable-mick-tingelhoff-finally-gets-his-hall-call/article/feed/258778?custom_click=rss MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The NFL draft lasted 20 rounds in 1962, for the 14 teams in the league at the time. More than a dozen centers came off the board among the 280 players who were picked.

Mick Tingelhoff didn't attain such status.

His prestige was yet to come.

The Minnesota Vikings stalwart who refused to miss a game while playing one of the most punishing positions on the field outlasted all of the centers drafted the year he turned pro. In fact, his career went longer without interruption than all but a handful of players who have ever been part of the league.

"It's a well-deserved honor. It should have happened years and years ago," former Vikings running back Dave Osborn said. "We all feel a lot of joy for h

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]]> Wed, 05 Aug 2015 01:40:39 -0600 <![CDATA[Woodson's ring of honor nod boosts unsung Dallas D of 1990s]]> http://gazette.com/woodsons-ring-of-honor-nod-boosts-unsung-dallas-d-of-1990s/article/feed/258777?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woodsons-ring-of-honor-nod-boosts-unsung-dallas-d-of-1990s/article/feed/258777?custom_click=rss

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Darren Woodson is going into the Cowboys' ring of honor, a nod to the unsung Dallas defenses on the Super Bowl-winning teams of the 1990s.

The safety who spent all 12 of his seasons with the Cowboys will be the sixth player — and second defender — from an era that produced three championships in four seasons, the only time that's happened in NFL history.

The team's all-time leader in tackles with 1,350, Woodson will be honored when Dallas plays Seattle on Nov. 1. The 20 current names are displayed on a strip that runs below the upper deck at AT&T Stadium, a tradition that started at old Texas Stadium.

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]]> Wed, 05 Aug 2015 01:34:55 -0600 <![CDATA[Special feelings for families involved in inductions]]> http://gazette.com/special-feelings-for-families-involved-in-inductions/article/feed/258773?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/special-feelings-for-families-involved-in-inductions/article/feed/258773?custom_click=rss Cheyenne Humphrey-Robinson was thrilled to hear that the Pro Football Hall of Fame will allow Junior Seau's daughter to speak from the stage during Saturday's induction ceremonies.

She got to do it for her father, Claude Humphrey, when he entered the shrine last summer.

"I think it would really have been sad for her considering her dad is not here and she not being allowed to speak," Humphrey-Robinson said. "It's already going to be tough because her father is not here, and that would have put a serious damper on it for her. So it's great that she will have the opportunity.

"It was unlike any experience I had before," added Humphrey-Robinson, who since has been given the nickname "The Presenter" by friends and family.

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]]> Wed, 05 Aug 2015 01:21:13 -0600 <![CDATA[Semien homers to push A's past O's 5-0]]> http://gazette.com/semien-homers-to-push-as-past-os-5-0/article/feed/258756?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/semien-homers-to-push-as-past-os-5-0/article/feed/258756?custom_click=rss

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Chris Bassitt knew early on that he was overthrowing, and the Athletics' rookie pitcher wasn't having much luck slowing his delivery down.

A few calm reminders from teammate Stephen Vogt was all it took to get Bassitt on track for his first win in an Oakland uniform.

Bassitt gave up five hits and had a season-high seven strikeouts over seven innings and the A's used a four-run sixth inning as a springboard to a 5-0 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night.

"Thank God Stephen Vogt knew how to handle me," Bassitt said. "I was really fast tonight and he just knew how to slow me down. Vogt might not have a hit tonight but he for sure won us the game, no doubt about it.

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]]> Wed, 05 Aug 2015 01:18:31 -0600 <![CDATA[AP NewsBreak: Miami lineman speaks of his heatstroke ordeal]]> http://gazette.com/ap-newsbreak-miami-lineman-speaks-of-his-heatstroke-ordeal/article/feed/258774?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ap-newsbreak-miami-lineman-speaks-of-his-heatstroke-ordeal/article/feed/258774?custom_click=rss

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Hunter Knighton once went a week without sleeping, afraid to close his eyes because the nightmares were inevitable. Panic attacks were common. Memories were hazy. Breathing was a struggle.

The dark, scary moments are still in the recesses of his mind.

But he's about to take another step toward escaping them for good.

A year and a half removed from nearly dying on the Miami practice field because of heatstroke, Knighton returns to that same field Thursday for the start of Hurricanes' training camp.

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]]> Wed, 05 Aug 2015 01:17:48 -0600 <![CDATA[Gonzalez suffers another loss as A's beat Orioles 5-0]]> http://gazette.com/gonzalez-suffers-another-loss-as-as-beat-orioles-5-0/article/feed/258772?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/gonzalez-suffers-another-loss-as-as-beat-orioles-5-0/article/feed/258772?custom_click=rss

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Miguel Gonzalez's pitches weren't as crisp as they had been in previous starts. As a result, the Baltimore starter wound up working behind in the count most of the game.

On a night when the Orioles' normally potent offense was held in check by Oakland rookie Chris Bassitt and two relievers, Gonzalez couldn't hold up.

Marcus Semien hit a two-out, three-run home run in the sixth inning to help Bassitt earn his first win this season, and the Athletics beat the Orioles 5-0 on Tuesday night.

"Everything was really where I wanted it but I started to fall behind hitters and that's going to make me work a little bit more," said Gonzalez, who lost consecutive starts for the first time this season.

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]]> Wed, 05 Aug 2015 01:17:44 -0600 <![CDATA[With Rio next, Olympics still a major draw on television]]> http://gazette.com/with-rio-next-olympics-still-a-major-draw-on-television/article/feed/258768?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/with-rio-next-olympics-still-a-major-draw-on-television/article/feed/258768?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — The Olympics move at their own pace, when an athlete can go from unknown to celebrity in a matter of hours.

Fans who will tune in loyally every night during the games might not have been aware a few weeks earlier of the date of the opening ceremony. That's why NBC executives are heartened by research they did more than a year before the start of the Rio Olympics.

In surveying viewers about the upcoming fall TV schedule, the network also asked about the 2016 Summer Games. About half of respondents knew they're in Rio — the highest number NBC Sports Group chief marketing officer John Miller has seen at that juncture.

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]]> Wed, 05 Aug 2015 01:07:23 -0600 <![CDATA[The brain or a game, former player Utecht asks]]> http://gazette.com/the-brain-or-a-game-former-player-utecht-asks/article/feed/258767?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-brain-or-a-game-former-player-utecht-asks/article/feed/258767?custom_click=rss EDS NOTE: Ben Utecht was a standout tight end for the University of Minnesota who played in the NFL for six years, becoming a starter and winning a Super Bowl with the Indianapolis Colts in 2006. He retired in 2009 due to multiple concussions and memory loss. Utecht is now a national speaker, concussion advocate, and musician.


I knew Junior Seau. He was one of the truly great players I met on the field as a professional football player. I am glad his daughter Sydney will be allowed to speak at his induction into the Football Hall.

I can only speak as a father and former player who, like Junior, suffered multiple concussions and memory loss playing professional football; a game I love but gave up to save my brain.

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]]> Wed, 05 Aug 2015 01:04:27 -0600 <![CDATA[McCann, A-Rod and Yankees break loose again, rout Red Sox]]> http://gazette.com/mccann-a-rod-and-yankees-break-loose-again-rout-red-sox/article/feed/258727?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mccann-a-rod-and-yankees-break-loose-again-rout-red-sox/article/feed/258727?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK (AP) — Brian McCann, Chris Young and the rest of the New York Yankees are enjoying quite a run these days.

McCann and Young hit three-run homers during a nine-run burst in the seventh inning and the Yankees broke loose once again, romping past the Boston Red Sox 13-3 Tuesday night.

Down 2-1 and held to three singles going into the sixth, the Yankees suddenly struck. The AL East leaders wound up scoring in double figures for the fourth time in seven games — they'd gone more than a month without doing it until a 21-5 rout at Texas last week.

"Honestly, the blunt way to say it is we have a lot of really good hitters," Young said. "Everybody's a threat right now.

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]]> Wed, 05 Aug 2015 00:30:08 -0600 <![CDATA[GM Baalke: 49ers would like to keep Aldon Smith beyond year]]> http://gazette.com/gm-baalke-49ers-would-like-to-keep-aldon-smith-beyond-year/article/feed/258751?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/gm-baalke-49ers-would-like-to-keep-aldon-smith-beyond-year/article/feed/258751?custom_click=rss

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco general manager Trent Baalke said Tuesday night that the 49ers plan to keep Aldon Smith beyond this season and indicated the linebacker would like to re-sign with the team.

"We're going to work hard to make sure that he remains here," Baalke said.

Smith, who when at his best is one of the game's top pass-rushers, is entering a contract year after missing the first nine games of 2014 serving an NFL suspension for violations of the league's substance-abuse and personal-conduct policies.

"We don't talk about what we're doing within negotiations," Baalke said. "I think he understands, his agent understands what we would like to do, and we're going to work hard at it.

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]]> Wed, 05 Aug 2015 00:22:30 -0600 <![CDATA[Straily pitches on short notice in Astros' 4-3 loss to Texas]]> http://gazette.com/straily-pitches-on-short-notice-in-astros-4-3-loss-to-texas/article/feed/258757?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/straily-pitches-on-short-notice-in-astros-4-3-loss-to-texas/article/feed/258757?custom_click=rss

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dan Straily's Tuesday began at 3:30 a.m. in Fresno, Calif.

It ended some 16 hours later after 4 2/3 innings of a short-notice start in his return to the major leagues.

Straily (0-1), recalled to bail out a beleaguered Houston Astros pitching staff, held the Texas Rangers scoreless for three innings.

But Prince Fielder led off the fourth with a home run off the facing of the upper deck in right field, and Texas added three runs in the fifth to defeat the Astros 4-3.

"Throughout the day I was really focused on the task at hand," Straily said, "but now that it's all over with I'm pretty tired right now. I'm ready to go lay down."

He was pitching with just three days' rest for the first

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]]> Wed, 05 Aug 2015 00:18:37 -0600 <![CDATA[Bullpen pitches out of trouble, Rangers beat Astros 4-3]]> http://gazette.com/bullpen-pitches-out-of-trouble-rangers-beat-astros-4-3/article/feed/258738?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/bullpen-pitches-out-of-trouble-rangers-beat-astros-4-3/article/feed/258738?custom_click=rss

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Shawn Tolleson doesn't mind pitching almost every day, and the Texas Rangers don't mind having him on the mound that often.

Pitching on Tuesday night for the sixth time in seven games, Tolleson got himself into and out of a ninth-inning jam to help Texas hold off the Houston Astros 4-3.

Tolleson earned his 20th save, all since May 20, despite giving up a walk and Luis Valbuena's second single before recording an out. Jason Castro and Jose Altuve struck out for the final two outs.

"I pride myself in getting up here and being ready to go every day," the right-hander said after his fourth save in the seven games, six of them Texas victories.

"I love being out there. Saves are fun. Wins are e

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]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 23:53:04 -0600 <![CDATA[Cruz homers in 5th straight game, Seattle beats Rockies]]> http://gazette.com/cruz-homers-in-5th-straight-game-seattle-beats-rockies/article/1556818?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cruz-homers-in-5th-straight-game-seattle-beats-rockies/article/1556818?custom_click=rss

DENVER — Nelson Cruz homered for the fifth consecutive game, and the Seattle Mariners spoiled Jon Gray's major league debut with a 10-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.

It is the second time this season Cruz has gone deep in five straight games. He also singled to extend his hitting streak to 15 games.

Gray, the third overall pick in the 2013 draft, had a rough beginning to his big league career. Seattle touched him for two runs during a 33-pitch first inning.

He allowed an unearned run in the fourth on two singles and an error that gave the Mariners a 3-1 lead.

Gray's teammates rallied to keep him out of the loss column.

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Tue, 04 Aug 2015 22:20:54 -0600
<![CDATA[Commissioner Branch Rickey III likes what PCL is doing while watching Colorado Springs Sky Sox lose]]> http://gazette.com/commissioner-branch-rickey-iii-likes-what-pcl-is-doing-while-watching-colorado-springs-sky-sox-lose/article/1556817?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/commissioner-branch-rickey-iii-likes-what-pcl-is-doing-while-watching-colorado-springs-sky-sox-lose/article/1556817?custom_click=rss

When Pacific Coast League president Branch Rickey III looked over the crowd of 6,763 fans at Security Service Field Tuesday night he saw a lot of smiling faces.

And that tells him minor league baseball organizations like the Colorado Springs Sky Sox are doing things right and laying the foundation for their franchise's and sport's future.

"The number of kids you see in the stands is a testimony to minor league baseball and how it does things right," he said during his annual visit to the area. "Major League Baseball doesn't have the ability to reach that group because they have priced out the youngsters."

The kids will likely forget the result anyway even if it was an entertaining game.

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Tue, 04 Aug 2015 22:13:53 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Switchbacks focus on wins, home-field advantage as playoff push begins]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-switchbacks-focus-on-wins-home-field-advantage-as-playoff-push-begins/article/1556812?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-switchbacks-focus-on-wins-home-field-advantage-as-playoff-push-begins/article/1556812?custom_click=rss

The United Soccer League playoff race is starting up and the Colorado Springs Switchbacks would move atop the Western Conference standings with a win Wednesday.

To do so they must play an intense, high-energy game in all phases and capitalize on their altitude and attitude-fueled home-field advantage.

Defeating the seventh-place Tulsa Roughnecks (8-9-4) at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Sand Creek Stadium could push the hosts past L.A., which lost 2-0 at Oklahoma City on Tuesday, and idle Seattle. The top two finishers earn a bye and host a second-round United Soccer League playoff game.

"A top-two finish would be very important for us," Switchbacks coach Steve Trittschuh said. "That is our focus as we enter these final nine

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Tue, 04 Aug 2015 21:03:26 -0600
<![CDATA[Sophomore tailback Benton Washington could challenge incumbents on Air Force's depth chart]]> http://gazette.com/sophomore-tailback-benton-washington-could-challenge-incumbents-on-air-forces-depth-chart/article/1556813?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/sophomore-tailback-benton-washington-could-challenge-incumbents-on-air-forces-depth-chart/article/1556813?custom_click=rss

Benton Washington understands real hunger, enduring 36 hours without food this summer during survival training.

So, the sophomore tailback wasn't about to launch into hyperbole when talking about his desire to emerge in Air Force's offense. Sure, he'd like to play, but he'll save the "hunger" talk for a truly empty stomach, not a desire for carries.

"I definitely want to be a part of it and contribute, but my focus is getting better every day along with the team," Washington said.

From spring ball through early fall camp, no Air Force running back has received more first- and second-team work than Washington. The foot injury that kept Jacobi Owens out for the final three games last year and through the spring left

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Tue, 04 Aug 2015 20:58:57 -0600
<![CDATA[Fiery Sanders expands his role with Denver Broncos]]> http://gazette.com/fiery-sanders-expands-his-role-with-denver-broncos/article/1556810?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fiery-sanders-expands-his-role-with-denver-broncos/article/1556810?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD — Emmanuel Sanders is so wired to win that he considers his competitive streak both a blessing and a burden.

Sure, it helped him make the Pro Bowl for the first time in 2014, but the Denver Broncos' speedy wide receiver said he usually can't dial it down enough to enjoy a friendly video game or a round of poker.

"Sometimes I hate that I'm so competitive," he said. "But it ended up paying off when it comes to playing a sport."

Sanders was so eager to impress his new team and build a rapport with Peyton Manning last year that he overdid it, strained a quad and missed much of training camp. Then he went out and had a career year with 101 receptions for 1,404 yards and nine TDs.

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Tue, 04 Aug 2015 19:51:07 -0600
<![CDATA[Rockies recall RHP Gray to start against Mariners]]> http://gazette.com/rockies-recall-rhp-gray-to-start-against-mariners/article/1556806?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rockies-recall-rhp-gray-to-start-against-mariners/article/1556806?custom_click=rss

DENVER — The Colorado Rockies have recalled right-hander Jon Gray from Triple-A Albuquerque. Gray will make his major league debut Tuesday night against the Seattle Mariners.

In a corresponding move the Rockies optioned reliever Gonzalez Germen to Albuquerque.

Gray, 23, was the third overall pick in the 2013 draft. He was 6-6 with a 4.33 ERA in 21 games — 20 starts — for Albuquerque this season. In his last six starts he is 3-1 with a 2.70 ERA and 38 strikeouts.

Gray is the first Rockies starter to make his major league debut this season and the fourth in the past two seasons. He is Colorado's highest draft pick since right-hander Greg Reynolds was taken second overall in the 2006 draft.

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Tue, 04 Aug 2015 19:44:02 -0600
<![CDATA[Wrestler Jordan Burroughs 1 year away from chance at special golden Olympic moment]]> http://gazette.com/wrestler-jordan-burroughs-1-year-away-from-chance-at-special-golden-olympic-moment/article/1556809?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/wrestler-jordan-burroughs-1-year-away-from-chance-at-special-golden-olympic-moment/article/1556809?custom_click=rss

Olympic champion wrestler Jordan Burroughs remembers well the feeling of having a gold medal around his neck. He craves it. That desire pushes him every day to keep moving toward a repeat.

He passed a milestone. On Wednesday, the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics are one year away from starting. While many are talking about poor water quality, worrisome construction delays and myriad other concerns, Burroughs is focused on gold and that elusive, special moment of being an Olympic champion again.

"Once you have that feeling of being on top of the podium and having the gold medal around your neck, you spend your whole life chasing that feeling again," he said.

Winning the freestyle gold medal in the 2012 London Games was a dream

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Tue, 04 Aug 2015 19:17:18 -0600
<![CDATA[Blog: Pine Creek grad Tommy Lazzaro named to juco watch list]]> http://gazette.com/blog-pine-creek-grad-tommy-lazzaro-named-to-juco-watch-list/article/1556790?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/blog-pine-creek-grad-tommy-lazzaro-named-to-juco-watch-list/article/1556790?custom_click=rss

Despite quarterbacking Pine Creek to two Class 4A state football championships, Tommy Lazzaro didn't receive any Division I offers.

So he decided to go the junior college route.

Even before stepping on the field, Lazzaro already is drawing attention.

On Aug. 1, Lazzaro was named as one of the National Junior College Athletic Association's top incoming freshmen.

Lazzaro will be under center for Dodge City (Kan.) Community College when the season opens.

Lazzaro threw for 1,512 yards last season and 14 touchdowns. He also threw five interceptions. The dual-threat QB rushed for 967 yards and 14 TDs in 13 games, as the Eagles went 14-0 and claimed their second consecutive title.

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Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:32:03 -0600
<![CDATA[Poll: Who will have more pass attempts this NFL Season? Manziel, Osweiler or Tebow?]]> http://gazette.com/poll-who-will-have-more-pass-attempts-this-nfl-season-manziel-osweiler-or-tebow/article/1556770?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/poll-who-will-have-more-pass-attempts-this-nfl-season-manziel-osweiler-or-tebow/article/1556770?custom_click=rss

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Tue, 04 Aug 2015 13:22:29 -0600
<![CDATA[Radio: Gazette sports staff on the air 5 days a week; listen here]]> http://gazette.com/radio-gazette-sports-staff-on-the-air-5-days-a-week-listen-here/article/1556087?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/radio-gazette-sports-staff-on-the-air-5-days-a-week-listen-here/article/1556087?custom_click=rss

Gazette sports reporters and columnists are scheduled to be on AM1300 (XTRA Sports) during the "Drive Time Sports" show at 3:15 p.m. weekdays. The station's Matt Pauley will conduct the sessions.

Listen here: http://player.listenlive.

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Tue, 04 Aug 2015 10:23:50 -0600
<![CDATA[Ramsey blog: Broncos' Chris Harris wants to be No. 1 in Madden football]]> http://gazette.com/ramsey-blog-broncos-chris-harris-wants-to-be-no.-1-in-madden-football/article/1556766?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ramsey-blog-broncos-chris-harris-wants-to-be-no.-1-in-madden-football/article/1556766?custom_click=rss

Madden football video is a world unto itself. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, just ask any football fan who’s under 40 years old.

The newest version of the Madden series is freshly released. Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. is ranked as the No. 4 cornerback behind Richard Sherman of the Seahawks, Darelle Revis of the Jets and Vontae Davis of the Colts.

“I finished No. 1 in the stats, so I thought I should be No. 1,” Harris said while resting after Monday’s practice.

He laughed.

“I’ll take that, man. I’m just glad I’m getting recognition for the numbers I’ve been putting it up. So I’m satisfied with that. I’ll take that

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Tue, 04 Aug 2015 09:58:22 -0600
<![CDATA[Paul Klee and David Ramsey talk biggest non-Manning story at Broncos camp]]> http://gazette.com/paul-klee-and-david-ramsey-talk-biggest-non-manning-story-at-broncos-camp/article/1556769?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/paul-klee-and-david-ramsey-talk-biggest-non-manning-story-at-broncos-camp/article/1556769?custom_click=rss

 Gazette sports columnists Paul Klee and David Ramsey discuss the biggest non-Peyton Manning story at Broncos training camp.

More Broncos coverage:

- Who is the Bronco nobody is talking about (but should be)?

- Broncos' Chris Harris wants to be No.

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Tue, 04 Aug 2015 09:53:36 -0600
<![CDATA[Brock Osweiler capitalizes on Peyton Manning's day off]]> http://gazette.com/brock-osweiler-capitalizes-on-peyton-mannings-day-off/article/1556744?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/brock-osweiler-capitalizes-on-peyton-mannings-day-off/article/1556744?custom_click=rss

ENGLEWOOD — Brock Osweiler looked around and asked a pertinent question.

"Are you sure I need to go up here?" Osweiler asked as he stepped up to the podium after taking most of the snaps during Peyton Manning's day off.

It's not that he was bashful. At 6-foot-8, he was pretty sure he didn't need to stand another foot higher, that's all.

He turned to make sure the top of the backdrop wasn't too low for the craning cameras.

Satisfied, he spun back around.

"It fits," he declared.

So, too, does Denver's new offense, apparently.

The mobile pocket. Being under center. Play-action passes.

Coach Gary Kubiak, himself a lifelong backup to a superstar when his boss, John Elway, was his

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Tue, 04 Aug 2015 09:40:34 -0600
<![CDATA[Air Force starting cornerback remains a cadet not in good standing, Calhoun refuses comment]]> http://gazette.com/air-force-starting-cornerback-remains-a-cadet-not-in-good-standing-calhoun-refuses-comment/article/1556749?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-starting-cornerback-remains-a-cadet-not-in-good-standing-calhoun-refuses-comment/article/1556749?custom_click=rss

Senior Gavin McHenry, a two-year starter at cornerback, continues to practice with the Air Force football team, but the academy said Monday that he has not yet had his cadet status restored to good standing.

A cadet not in good standing cannot represent the academy in activities, or give interviews. So since coach Troy Calhoun has refused to comment on the situation, McHenry's entire predicament remains very much an unknown.

This much can be inferred, however, based on Air Force’s view of the importance of practice: If there was no chance McHenry could play this year, the team would not allow him to be taking the repetitions that he is so far in fall camp.

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Tue, 04 Aug 2015 08:58:35 -0600