<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:19:59 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Stanton leads Cardinals past San Francisco 23-14]]> http://gazette.com/stanton-leads-cardinals-past-san-francisco-23-14/article/feed/159768?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/stanton-leads-cardinals-past-san-francisco-23-14/article/feed/159768?custom_click=rss

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals didn't need their starting quarterback to beat a longtime nemesis and stay atop the toughest division in football.

Backup Drew Stanton did just fine.

Stanton threw a pair of third-quarter touchdown passes to rookie John Brown and the Cardinals rallied to beat San Francisco 23-14 on Sunday. Arizona snapped a four-game losing streak to San Francisco and beat the 49ers for just the second time in their last 11 meetings.

Tommy Kelly blocked a field goal for the Cardinals (3-0), who outscored San Francisco 17-0 in the second half.

The 49ers (1-2) mounted 80-yard touchdown drives the first two times they had the ball, then didn't score again, blowing a halftime lead for the

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]]> GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals didn't need their starting quarterback to beat a longtime nemesis and stay atop the toughest division in football.

Backup Drew Stanton did just fine.

Stanton threw a pair of third-quarter touchdown passes to rookie John Brown and the Cardinals rallied to beat San Francisco 23-14 on Sunday. Arizona snapped a four-game losing streak to San Francisco and beat the 49ers for just the second time in their last 11 meetings.

Tommy Kelly blocked a field goal for the Cardinals (3-0), who outscored San Francisco 17-0 in the second half.

The 49ers (1-2) mounted 80-yard touchdown drives the first two times they had the ball, then didn't score again, blowing a halftime lead for the]]> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:05:27 -0600 <![CDATA[Panthers, Steelers tied at 3-3 after 1st quarter]]> http://gazette.com/panthers-steelers-tied-at-3-3-after-1st-quarter/article/feed/159788?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/panthers-steelers-tied-at-3-3-after-1st-quarter/article/feed/159788?custom_click=rss

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Pittsburgh's Shaun Suisham and Carolina's Graham Gano swapped field goals to leave the Steelers and Panthers tied 3-3 after the opening quarter Sunday night.

Gano's 40-yarder came on the Panthers' first drive of the night midway through the period, while Suisham's 42-yard kick with 7 seconds left in the quarter tied it and capped a drive that stalled at the 24.

The teams were relatively even in the opening period, each managing one solid drive that pushed near the 20 before settling for field goals.

They were relatively even statistically after the opening period, with Pittsburgh relying largely on running back Le'Veon Bell for the bulk of its offense.

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]]> CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Pittsburgh's Shaun Suisham and Carolina's Graham Gano swapped field goals to leave the Steelers and Panthers tied 3-3 after the opening quarter Sunday night.

Gano's 40-yarder came on the Panthers' first drive of the night midway through the period, while Suisham's 42-yard kick with 7 seconds left in the quarter tied it and capped a drive that stalled at the 24.

The teams were relatively even in the opening period, each managing one solid drive that pushed near the 20 before settling for field goals.

They were relatively even statistically after the opening period, with Pittsburgh relying largely on running back Le'Veon Bell for the bulk of its offense.]]> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:04:36 -0600 <![CDATA[Reeling Miami Dolphins lose to Chiefs 34-15]]> http://gazette.com/reeling-miami-dolphins-lose-to-chiefs-34-15/article/feed/159785?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/reeling-miami-dolphins-lose-to-chiefs-34-15/article/feed/159785?custom_click=rss

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins had a 100-yard rusher, a two-turnover edge and five sacks against the opposing quarterback — yet still lost.

By 19 points.

That's tough to do, but poor tackling and a sputtering passing game doomed Miami in a 34-15 loss to the injury-riddled Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

The Dolphins fell to 1-2, another wobbly start for a team that hasn't won a postseason game since 2000.

"We have to look at everything we're doing," coach Joe Philbin said. "There was no phase where we played well enough to win."

The Chiefs improved to 1-2 and won for only the third time in their past 11 games, including the playoffs.

Miami's Lamar Miller gained 108 yards rushing, but i

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]]> MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins had a 100-yard rusher, a two-turnover edge and five sacks against the opposing quarterback — yet still lost.

By 19 points.

That's tough to do, but poor tackling and a sputtering passing game doomed Miami in a 34-15 loss to the injury-riddled Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

The Dolphins fell to 1-2, another wobbly start for a team that hasn't won a postseason game since 2000.

"We have to look at everything we're doing," coach Joe Philbin said. "There was no phase where we played well enough to win."

The Chiefs improved to 1-2 and won for only the third time in their past 11 games, including the playoffs.

Miami's Lamar Miller gained 108 yards rushing, but i]]> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:03:04 -0600 <![CDATA[NFL Today, Week 3]]> http://gazette.com/nfl-today-week-3/article/feed/159787?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nfl-today-week-3/article/feed/159787?custom_click=rss SCOREBOARD

Monday, Sept. 22

Chicago (1-1) at N.Y. Jets (1-1), 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN. The Bears, coming off an impressive comeback win over the 49ers, play their second consecutive prime-time game as they travel to MetLife Stadium and face Rex Ryan and the Jets.

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STARS

Passing

—Andrew Luck, Colts, was 31 for 39 for 370 yards and four touchdown passes in Indianapolis' 44-17 win over Jacksonville. Luck and Hall of Famer Johnny Unitas (Nov. 12, 1967) are the only players in franchise history to complete at least 75 percent of their passes for 350 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in a game.

—Nick Foles, Eagles, finished 27 for 41 for 325 yards and three touchdown passes in Philadelphia'

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Monday, Sept. 22

Chicago (1-1) at N.Y. Jets (1-1), 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN. The Bears, coming off an impressive comeback win over the 49ers, play their second consecutive prime-time game as they travel to MetLife Stadium and face Rex Ryan and the Jets.

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STARS

Passing

—Andrew Luck, Colts, was 31 for 39 for 370 yards and four touchdown passes in Indianapolis' 44-17 win over Jacksonville. Luck and Hall of Famer Johnny Unitas (Nov. 12, 1967) are the only players in franchise history to complete at least 75 percent of their passes for 350 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in a game.

—Nick Foles, Eagles, finished 27 for 41 for 325 yards and three touchdown passes in Philadelphia']]> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:02:19 -0600 <![CDATA[Braves GM Wren heads toward uncertain winter]]> http://gazette.com/braves-gm-wren-heads-toward-uncertain-winter/article/feed/159763?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/braves-gm-wren-heads-toward-uncertain-winter/article/feed/159763?custom_click=rss

ATLANTA (AP) — Braves general manager Frank Wren doesn't know what the immediate future holds for him and his struggling team.

Atlanta was eliminated from the playoff race on Sunday. Trailing Washington by just a half-game on July 29, the Braves are now 15 games behind the NL East champion Nationals.

Wren, who's under contract through next season, would not say whether he believes the organization will undergo major changes in the front office or on the field with seven games remaining.

"It's disappointing," Wren told The Associated Press. "I think we had a club we thought could go into the postseason and have a good chance because of our pitching.

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]]> ATLANTA (AP) — Braves general manager Frank Wren doesn't know what the immediate future holds for him and his struggling team.

Atlanta was eliminated from the playoff race on Sunday. Trailing Washington by just a half-game on July 29, the Braves are now 15 games behind the NL East champion Nationals.

Wren, who's under contract through next season, would not say whether he believes the organization will undergo major changes in the front office or on the field with seven games remaining.

"It's disappointing," Wren told The Associated Press. "I think we had a club we thought could go into the postseason and have a good chance because of our pitching.]]> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:02:01 -0600 <![CDATA[Kennedy reaches 200 Ks, leads Padres to 8-2 win]]> http://gazette.com/kennedy-reaches-200-ks-leads-padres-to-8-2-win/article/feed/159784?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/kennedy-reaches-200-ks-leads-padres-to-8-2-win/article/feed/159784?custom_click=rss

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ian Kennedy reached the 200-strikeout plateau for the first time, joining three other pitchers who did it while pitching for the San Diego Padres.

Kennedy and three relievers combined on a six-hitter to win 8-2 Sunday against the reeling San Francisco Giants, who fell 4 ½ games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West race.

Kennedy struck out five, giving him 201 for the season.

"You set little goals," he said. "I've never had it before. It's one of the goals that sometimes you can control. I was a little more efficient than I have been. They were very aggressive early on."

He joins Kevin Brown (257, 1998), Jake Peavy (240 in 2007, 216 in 2005 and 215 in 2006) and Clay Kirby (215, 1971).

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]]> SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ian Kennedy reached the 200-strikeout plateau for the first time, joining three other pitchers who did it while pitching for the San Diego Padres.

Kennedy and three relievers combined on a six-hitter to win 8-2 Sunday against the reeling San Francisco Giants, who fell 4 ½ games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West race.

Kennedy struck out five, giving him 201 for the season.

"You set little goals," he said. "I've never had it before. It's one of the goals that sometimes you can control. I was a little more efficient than I have been. They were very aggressive early on."

He joins Kevin Brown (257, 1998), Jake Peavy (240 in 2007, 216 in 2005 and 215 in 2006) and Clay Kirby (215, 1971).]]> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:01:57 -0600 <![CDATA[Rua's HR lifts streaking Rangers past Angels 2-1]]> http://gazette.com/ruas-hr-lifts-streaking-rangers-past-angels-2-1/article/feed/159782?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ruas-hr-lifts-streaking-rangers-past-angels-2-1/article/feed/159782?custom_click=rss

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Texas Rangers are determined to put a strong finish on a mostly miserable season.

Ryan Rua hit his first major league homer, connecting off Huston Street in the ninth inning as the Rangers beat the playoff-bound Los Angeles Angels 2-1 Sunday for their eighth win in nine games.

Tomas Telis had a bases-loaded infield single for Texas, which took two of three in the majors-leading Angels' final home series of the regular season. The late-season surge even pulled the Rangers out of the overall major league cellar, putting them a half-game ahead of the Arizona Diamondbacks with one week to play.

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]]> ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Texas Rangers are determined to put a strong finish on a mostly miserable season.

Ryan Rua hit his first major league homer, connecting off Huston Street in the ninth inning as the Rangers beat the playoff-bound Los Angeles Angels 2-1 Sunday for their eighth win in nine games.

Tomas Telis had a bases-loaded infield single for Texas, which took two of three in the majors-leading Angels' final home series of the regular season. The late-season surge even pulled the Rangers out of the overall major league cellar, putting them a half-game ahead of the Arizona Diamondbacks with one week to play.]]> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:01:50 -0600 <![CDATA[Twins fan 14 times vs Kluber, beaten by Indians]]> http://gazette.com/twins-fan-14-times-vs-kluber-beaten-by-indians/article/feed/159786?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/twins-fan-14-times-vs-kluber-beaten-by-indians/article/feed/159786?custom_click=rss

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Brian Dozier and the Minnesota Twins never caught up with Corey Kluber.

Kluber matched a career high by striking out 14 for the second straight start, pitching the playoff-contending Cleveland Indians past the Twins 7-2 Sunday.

"He commands all three of his pitches that he throws," said Dozier, who fanned twice. "He's got electric stuff. He's a big swing-and-miss type guy, pretty much all cutters and sliders the whole time. When he's got that working, it's pretty good."

Kluber (17-9) struck out 14 in his previous start against Houston. He fanned at least two in each of the first six innings against Minnesota.

Kluber left after eight innings. He leads the majors with 258 strikeouts.

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]]> MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Brian Dozier and the Minnesota Twins never caught up with Corey Kluber.

Kluber matched a career high by striking out 14 for the second straight start, pitching the playoff-contending Cleveland Indians past the Twins 7-2 Sunday.

"He commands all three of his pitches that he throws," said Dozier, who fanned twice. "He's got electric stuff. He's a big swing-and-miss type guy, pretty much all cutters and sliders the whole time. When he's got that working, it's pretty good."

Kluber (17-9) struck out 14 in his previous start against Houston. He fanned at least two in each of the first six innings against Minnesota.

Kluber left after eight innings. He leads the majors with 258 strikeouts.]]> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:01:34 -0600 <![CDATA[Alex Smith leads Chiefs past Dolphins 34-15]]> http://gazette.com/alex-smith-leads-chiefs-past-dolphins-34-15/article/feed/159772?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/alex-smith-leads-chiefs-past-dolphins-34-15/article/feed/159772?custom_click=rss

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — When Alex Smith threw his third touchdown pass to seal the Kansas City Chiefs' first victory, he sprinted to the end zone to join the celebration, then raised two fingers to signal his teammates to line up for a 2-point conversion attempt.

With the offense finally rolling, the Chiefs were eager to pour it on.

Smith shook off five sacks, backup Knile Davis ran for a career-high 132 yards, and the injury-plagued Chiefs earned some pain relief by beating the Miami Dolphins 34-15 on Sunday.

"Momentum's a funny thing," Smith said. "It's hard to put your finger on it, but certainly this helps. This is what you're looking for — a win on the road. A tough win, I thought. This is how you get starte

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]]> MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — When Alex Smith threw his third touchdown pass to seal the Kansas City Chiefs' first victory, he sprinted to the end zone to join the celebration, then raised two fingers to signal his teammates to line up for a 2-point conversion attempt.

With the offense finally rolling, the Chiefs were eager to pour it on.

Smith shook off five sacks, backup Knile Davis ran for a career-high 132 yards, and the injury-plagued Chiefs earned some pain relief by beating the Miami Dolphins 34-15 on Sunday.

"Momentum's a funny thing," Smith said. "It's hard to put your finger on it, but certainly this helps. This is what you're looking for — a win on the road. A tough win, I thought. This is how you get starte]]> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:47:49 -0600 <![CDATA[NFL Capsules]]> http://gazette.com/nfl-capsules/article/feed/43133?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nfl-capsules/article/feed/43133?custom_click=rss SEATTLE (AP) — Marshawn Lynch scored on a 6-yard run on the first possession of overtime and the Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos 26-20 on Sunday in a Super Bowl rematch that lived up to expectations.

Seattle (2-1) blew a 17-3 fourth-quarter lead, watching Denver tie it at 20 on Peyton Manning's 26-yard touchdown pass to Jacob Tamme with 18 seconds left in regulation and his 2-point conversion pass to Demaryius Thomas.

But Manning never saw the ball in overtime, thanks to Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson. After nearly getting sacked for a safety and throwing an interception in the fourth quarter, Wilson was brilliant in overtime. Wilson rushed for 21 yards and was 4 of 6 passing in overtime. Lynch went the final 6

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]]> SEATTLE (AP) — Marshawn Lynch scored on a 6-yard run on the first possession of overtime and the Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos 26-20 on Sunday in a Super Bowl rematch that lived up to expectations.

Seattle (2-1) blew a 17-3 fourth-quarter lead, watching Denver tie it at 20 on Peyton Manning's 26-yard touchdown pass to Jacob Tamme with 18 seconds left in regulation and his 2-point conversion pass to Demaryius Thomas.

But Manning never saw the ball in overtime, thanks to Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson. After nearly getting sacked for a safety and throwing an interception in the fourth quarter, Wilson was brilliant in overtime. Wilson rushed for 21 yards and was 4 of 6 passing in overtime. Lynch went the final 6]]> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:47:07 -0600 <![CDATA[Giants swept by Padres; fall 4 ½ behind Dodgers]]> http://gazette.com/giants-swept-by-padres-fall-4-behind-dodgers/article/feed/159774?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/giants-swept-by-padres-fall-4-behind-dodgers/article/feed/159774?custom_click=rss

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants are reeling, having lost six of eight games, a streak in which they've scored only 14 runs.

And yet they're still inching toward a playoff berth, thanks to the fact there are two wild-card spots.

The Giants managed just six hits off Ian Kennedy and three relievers, losing 8-2 to the San Diego Padres on Sunday to fall 4 ½ games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West race.

"It's definitely not ideal. But the bottom line is we need to win some games," losing pitcher Ryan Vogelsong said. "Everybody knows what we're playing for and everybody knows what's at stake. You prepare the best you can and go out and see what happens.

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]]> SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants are reeling, having lost six of eight games, a streak in which they've scored only 14 runs.

And yet they're still inching toward a playoff berth, thanks to the fact there are two wild-card spots.

The Giants managed just six hits off Ian Kennedy and three relievers, losing 8-2 to the San Diego Padres on Sunday to fall 4 ½ games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West race.

"It's definitely not ideal. But the bottom line is we need to win some games," losing pitcher Ryan Vogelsong said. "Everybody knows what we're playing for and everybody knows what's at stake. You prepare the best you can and go out and see what happens.]]> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:46:48 -0600 <![CDATA[Cardinals clinch playoff spot for 4th year in row]]> http://gazette.com/cardinals-clinch-playoff-spot-for-4th-year-in-row/article/feed/159776?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cardinals-clinch-playoff-spot-for-4th-year-in-row/article/feed/159776?custom_click=rss ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have clinched a playoff spot for the fourth straight season.

The Cardinals were assured of at least an NL wild-card spot when Milwaukee lost to Pittsburgh on Sunday.

St. Louis led the NL Central by three games over the Pirates going into its game Sunday night at home against Cincinnati.

"There wasn't a lot of high-fiving," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. "The guys have their minds on, "OK, what do we have to do to win the division?"

Adam Wainwright, Yadier Molina and the Cardinals went to the World Series last year and lost in six games to Boston. The previous two seasons, St. Louis made the playoffs as a wild-card team.

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]]> ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have clinched a playoff spot for the fourth straight season.

The Cardinals were assured of at least an NL wild-card spot when Milwaukee lost to Pittsburgh on Sunday.

St. Louis led the NL Central by three games over the Pirates going into its game Sunday night at home against Cincinnati.

"There wasn't a lot of high-fiving," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. "The guys have their minds on, "OK, what do we have to do to win the division?"

Adam Wainwright, Yadier Molina and the Cardinals went to the World Series last year and lost in six games to Boston. The previous two seasons, St. Louis made the playoffs as a wild-card team.

The Cardinals are the fifth team this se]]> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:32:31 -0600 <![CDATA[Cuddyer homers as Rockies sweep D-backs, 8-3]]> http://gazette.com/cuddyer-homers-as-rockies-sweep-d-backs-8-3/article/feed/159762?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cuddyer-homers-as-rockies-sweep-d-backs-8-3/article/feed/159762?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies returned to Coors Field a week ago scuffling on offense. They finished their final homestand with a dominant performance at the plate.

Michael Cuddyer homered, Rafael Ynoa drove in three runs and the Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-3 on Sunday.

The Rockies swept a four-game series for the first time this season. It was their second sweep in as many homestands after going three months without one.

"I'm glad we finished with a strong homestand," manager Walt Weiss said. "A little token of appreciation to the fans that have been hanging in there with us."

Brandon Barnes had two hits and two RBIs while Wilin Rosario also had two hits and scored three runs for the Rockies.

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]]> DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies returned to Coors Field a week ago scuffling on offense. They finished their final homestand with a dominant performance at the plate.

Michael Cuddyer homered, Rafael Ynoa drove in three runs and the Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-3 on Sunday.

The Rockies swept a four-game series for the first time this season. It was their second sweep in as many homestands after going three months without one.

"I'm glad we finished with a strong homestand," manager Walt Weiss said. "A little token of appreciation to the fans that have been hanging in there with us."

Brandon Barnes had two hits and two RBIs while Wilin Rosario also had two hits and scored three runs for the Rockies.]]> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:32:31 -0600 <![CDATA[Kemp, Dodgers beat Cubs 8-5]]> http://gazette.com/kemp-dodgers-beat-cubs-8-5/article/feed/159757?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/kemp-dodgers-beat-cubs-8-5/article/feed/159757?custom_click=rss CHICAGO (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers were looking ahead to a matchup with the division-rival Giants when they pushed Dan Haren back a day.

The bullpen came through on Sunday against the last-place Cubs.

Matt Kemp homered and had four RBIs, Yasiel Puig scored a career-high four times and the NL West-leading Dodgers used six pitchers to beat Chicago 8-5.

"It's a good feeling in this clubhouse right now finishing up with Chicago because it's a scrappy team and they gave us all we could handle for four games," said Jamey Wright, who made a spot start. "They fought and those are scary teams to play this time of year, teams playing spoiler."

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]]> CHICAGO (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers were looking ahead to a matchup with the division-rival Giants when they pushed Dan Haren back a day.

The bullpen came through on Sunday against the last-place Cubs.

Matt Kemp homered and had four RBIs, Yasiel Puig scored a career-high four times and the NL West-leading Dodgers used six pitchers to beat Chicago 8-5.

"It's a good feeling in this clubhouse right now finishing up with Chicago because it's a scrappy team and they gave us all we could handle for four games," said Jamey Wright, who made a spot start. "They fought and those are scary teams to play this time of year, teams playing spoiler."

Wright made his first start since Sept. 1, 2013, with the Rays, allowing a ]]> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:21:11 -0600 <![CDATA[Broncos fall to Seahawks 26-20 in OT]]> The Gazette http://gazette.com/broncos-fall-to-seahawks-26-20-in-ot/article/1538000?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/broncos-fall-to-seahawks-26-20-in-ot/article/1538000?custom_click=rss

SEATTLE – The Broncos made it a game late in Seattle but fell to the defending Super Bowl champs 26-20Sunday.

Peyton Manning finished with 303 and a touchdown, including a late strike to force overtime.

The Broncos are on their bye week and next host the 3-0 Arizona Cardinals on Oct. 5.

More updates coming soon. 

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Third Quarter Seahawks 17, Broncos 3

SEATTLE – The score remained the same, which isn’t good news for a sluggish-looking Denver offense trailing Seattle 17-3 heading into the fourth quarter at CenturyLink Field.

The Broncos had the ball four times in a third quarter – one that featured five punts and a missed Steven Hauschka field goal – and managed



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SEATTLE – The Broncos made it a game late in Seattle but fell to the defending Super Bowl champs 26-20Sunday.

Peyton Manning finished with 303 and a touchdown, including a late strike to force overtime.

The Broncos are on their bye week and next host the 3-0 Arizona Cardinals on Oct. 5.

More updates coming soon. 

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Third Quarter Seahawks 17, Broncos 3

SEATTLE – The score remained the same, which isn’t good news for a sluggish-looking Denver offense trailing Seattle 17-3 heading into the fourth quarter at CenturyLink Field.

The Broncos had the ball four times in a third quarter – one that featured five punts and a missed Steven Hauschka field goal – and managed

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Although Huston Street is never pleased about giving up a ninth-inning homer, the veteran closer thinks he learned something he can use next month in games that matter a bit more.

The Los Angeles Angels all plan to take a cautious, learning approach to their final games of the regular season as they prepare for what they hope will be a memorable postseason run.

Ryan Rua hit his first major league homer, and the Texas Rangers beat the playoff-bound Angels 2-1 Sunday for their eighth win in nine games.

Although the AL West champion Angels (96-60) wrapped up their home schedule with a quiet loss, they still finished with a league-best 52 home victories.

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]]> ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Although Huston Street is never pleased about giving up a ninth-inning homer, the veteran closer thinks he learned something he can use next month in games that matter a bit more.

The Los Angeles Angels all plan to take a cautious, learning approach to their final games of the regular season as they prepare for what they hope will be a memorable postseason run.

Ryan Rua hit his first major league homer, and the Texas Rangers beat the playoff-bound Angels 2-1 Sunday for their eighth win in nine games.

Although the AL West champion Angels (96-60) wrapped up their home schedule with a quiet loss, they still finished with a league-best 52 home victories.]]> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:18:05 -0600 <![CDATA[NFL Week 3 Roundup: Eagles stay unbeaten behind Matthews, Maclin]]> Associated Press http://gazette.com/nfl-week-3-roundup-eagles-stay-unbeaten-behind-matthews-maclin/article/1538004?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nfl-week-3-roundup-eagles-stay-unbeaten-behind-matthews-maclin/article/1538004?custom_click=rss

At St. Louis: Terrance Williams scored the go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter, and Bruce Carter returned an interception 25 yards for a TD on the next snap, capping Dallas’ comeback from a 21-0 deficit to stun St. Louis, 34-31 on Sunday.

DeMarco Murray’s 1-yard run late in the first half began the rally for Dallas (2-1). Dez Bryant caught a 68-yard scoring pass in the third quarter, and Carter’s first career interception and touchdown came not long after he was evaluated for concussion-like symptoms on the bench.

The comeback matched the largest in Dallas history, the other two coming in overtime in 1984 against New Orleans and 1999 against Washington.



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At St. Louis: Terrance Williams scored the go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter, and Bruce Carter returned an interception 25 yards for a TD on the next snap, capping Dallas’ comeback from a 21-0 deficit to stun St. Louis, 34-31 on Sunday.

DeMarco Murray’s 1-yard run late in the first half began the rally for Dallas (2-1). Dez Bryant caught a 68-yard scoring pass in the third quarter, and Carter’s first career interception and touchdown came not long after he was evaluated for concussion-like symptoms on the bench.

The comeback matched the largest in Dallas history, the other two coming in overtime in 1984 against New Orleans and 1999 against Washington.

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DENVER — Michael Cuddyer homered, Rafael Ynoa drove in three runs and the Colorado Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-3 on Sunday.

The Rockies swept a four-game series for the first time this season. It was their second sweep in as many homestands after going three months without one.

Brandon Barnes had two hits two RBIs and Wilin Rosario also had two hits and scored three runs for Colorado, which is trying to avoid a third straight last-place finish.

The Rockies' offense came into the homestand having scored 10 runs in six games but exploded against the Dodgers and Diamondbacks. Colorado scored 61 runs in its final six games at Coors Field this season to climb out of the NL West cellar, three games ahead



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DENVER — Michael Cuddyer homered, Rafael Ynoa drove in three runs and the Colorado Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-3 on Sunday.

The Rockies swept a four-game series for the first time this season. It was their second sweep in as many homestands after going three months without one.

Brandon Barnes had two hits two RBIs and Wilin Rosario also had two hits and scored three runs for Colorado, which is trying to avoid a third straight last-place finish.

The Rockies' offense came into the homestand having scored 10 runs in six games but exploded against the Dodgers and Diamondbacks. Colorado scored 61 runs in its final six games at Coors Field this season to climb out of the NL West cellar, three games ahead

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 19:10:13 -0600
<![CDATA[Logano emerges from melee with win]]> By name newspaper - http://gazette.com/logano-emerges-from-melee-with-win/article/1538011?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/logano-emerges-from-melee-with-win/article/1538011?custom_click=rss

LOUDON, N.H. - Joey Logano pulled away on the restart to win a green-white-checkered finish Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and advance to the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.

Logano and Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski have both advanced to the next round. Four drivers will be eliminated drivers after every third race, and a win guarantees a driver a berth in the next round. The first cutoff race is next week at Dover International Speedway.

Logano raced to his fourth victory of the season, leading 73 laps and surviving a NASCAR season-high 15 cautions that wrecked results for several Chase drivers.

Keselowski led 78 laps, hit the wall, and still was in the hunt for a win.

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Logano and Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski have both advanced to the next round. Four drivers will be eliminated drivers after every third race, and a win guarantees a driver a berth in the next round. The first cutoff race is next week at Dover International Speedway.

Logano raced to his fourth victory of the season, leading 73 laps and surviving a NASCAR season-high 15 cautions that wrecked results for several Chase drivers.

Keselowski led 78 laps, hit the wall, and still was in the hunt for a win.]]> Sun, 21 Sep 2014 18:40:01 -0600 <![CDATA[Game Rewind: Broncos vs. Seahawks]]> The Gazette http://gazette.com/game-rewind-broncos-vs.-seahawks/article/1537956?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/game-rewind-broncos-vs.-seahawks/article/1537956?custom_click=rss The Gazette has been busy this week covering every angle of Sunday's key matchup between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks. Here's a compilation of all of it in one place.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 18:07:14 -0600
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The Gazette has been busy this week covering every angle of Sunday's key matchup between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks. Here's a compilation of all of it in one place. 

-Klee: In Super Bowl rematch, odds favor Seahawks, not Broncos

-Ramsey: Surviving my family's Seahawks-Broncos feud

-Rare Super Bowl rematch as Seattle hosts Denver

-Gazette Week 3 NFL picks - A Seahawks sweep?

-Klee with three for the Broncos-Seahawks matchup

-Report Card: Broncos vs.



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The Gazette has been busy this week covering every angle of Sunday's key matchup between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks. Here's a compilation of all of it in one place. 

-Klee: In Super Bowl rematch, odds favor Seahawks, not Broncos

-Ramsey: Surviving my family's Seahawks-Broncos feud

-Rare Super Bowl rematch as Seattle hosts Denver

-Gazette Week 3 NFL picks - A Seahawks sweep?

-Klee with three for the Broncos-Seahawks matchup

-Report Card: Broncos vs.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:41:33 -0600
<![CDATA[NFL Week 3 preview: Those 0-2 teams better get started now]]> Associated Press http://gazette.com/nfl-week-3-preview-those-0-2-teams-better-get-started-now/article/1537994?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nfl-week-3-preview-those-0-2-teams-better-get-started-now/article/1537994?custom_click=rss Those sputtering machines in New Orleans and Indianapolis had better fire up soon. Like now. It’s somewhat stunning that the Saints and Colts, favorites to win their divisions, are 0-2. At least Indy fell to a pair of top teams, Denver and Philadelphia. The Saints lost at Atlanta, blowing a big lead, and then at Cleveland — both on late field goals. With Carolina already 2-0 in the NFC South and Houston at 2-0 in the AFC South, well, gentlemen, start your engines. “We are trying to make sure we uncover every stone and look closely at how we can find ways to make the corrections and hopefully we can get that done this weekend,” Saints coach Sean Payton said. “We just have to find a way to play our best game this

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<![CDATA[The top 10 things to look for in sports from Colorado Springs next week, starting Monday:]]> By JIM O'CONNELL The Gazette - http://gazette.com/the-top-10-things-to-look-for-in-sports-from-colorado-springs-next-week-starting-monday/article/1537947?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-top-10-things-to-look-for-in-sports-from-colorado-springs-next-week-starting-monday/article/1537947?custom_click=rss No. 10 The Oktoberfest 5K is Saturday at Security Services Field; the Colorado Springs Half Marathon takes place Sunday

No. 9 Local college highlights include Air Force women's soccer home Friday and Sunday, CC's women's and men's soccer Friday and Sunday and UCCS volleyball Thursday through Saturday

No. 8 The Rockies finish the season at San Diego Monday to Wednesday and at the Dodgers Friday to Sunday

No. 7 College football highlights include Thursday's UCLA at Arizona State, and Saturday's Missouri at South Carolina, Army at Yale and Western Kentucky at Navy

No. 6 CSU is at Boston College and CU is at Cal in football Saturday

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No. 10 The Oktoberfest 5K is Saturday at Security Services Field; the Colorado Springs Half Marathon takes place Sunday

No. 9 Local college highlights include Air Force women's soccer home Friday and Sunday, CC's women's and men's soccer Friday and Sunday and UCCS volleyball Thursday through Saturday

No. 8 The Rockies finish the season at San Diego Monday to Wednesday and at the Dodgers Friday to Sunday

No. 7 College football highlights include Thursday's UCLA at Arizona State, and Saturday's Missouri at South Carolina, Army at Yale and Western Kentucky at Navy

No. 6 CSU is at Boston College and CU is at Cal in football Saturday

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 08:56:55 -0600
<![CDATA[Air Force tight end Nate Dreslinski worked behind the scenes to bring kid to Falcons Stadium]]> By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/air-force-tight-end-nate-dreslinski-worked-behind-the-scenes-to-bring-kid-to-falcons-stadium/article/1537959?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-tight-end-nate-dreslinski-worked-behind-the-scenes-to-bring-kid-to-falcons-stadium/article/1537959?custom_click=rss

important detail about Nate Dreslinski's efforts to bring a Michigan boy stricken with muscular dystrophy to Falcons Stadium to see Notre Dame last year is that nobody at Air Force outside the locker room knew about it.

This was, in fact, so far from a publicity stunt that Air Force's public relations crew wasn't aware of it until August, 10 months after the fact. Even then, the story surfaced only because Dreslinski became a topic of conversation after emerging as a key player in camp after what had been three largely anonymous years as a reserve tight end and special teams player.

"He's the kind of guy you just really, really root hard for him just because of the caliber of guy he is," coach Troy Calhoun said of Dreslinski



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important detail about Nate Dreslinski's efforts to bring a Michigan boy stricken with muscular dystrophy to Falcons Stadium to see Notre Dame last year is that nobody at Air Force outside the locker room knew about it.

This was, in fact, so far from a publicity stunt that Air Force's public relations crew wasn't aware of it until August, 10 months after the fact. Even then, the story surfaced only because Dreslinski became a topic of conversation after emerging as a key player in camp after what had been three largely anonymous years as a reserve tight end and special teams player.

"He's the kind of guy you just really, really root hard for him just because of the caliber of guy he is," coach Troy Calhoun said of Dreslinski

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 08:43:37 -0600
<![CDATA[Klee: In Super Bowl rematch, odds favor Seahawks, not Broncos]]> http://gazette.com/klee-in-super-bowl-rematch-odds-favor-seahawks-not-broncos/article/1537941?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/klee-in-super-bowl-rematch-odds-favor-seahawks-not-broncos/article/1537941?custom_click=rss

SEATTLE - The Broncos were favored in the Super Bowl.

Well, not initially. But eventually. Soon after songstress Renee Fleming graced the national anthem with a voice that would put angels to sleep, the Seahawks kicked off as three-point underdogs. They left MetLife Stadium as 35-point winners.

Blame the opening snap that sailed over Peyton Manning's surprised noggin, the injury bug or the crowd noise pumped in by the 12s, who suddenly are everywhere.

Just don't blame Las Vegas. The bookmakers had it right.

"In the Super Bowl, we opened the Seahawks as a 2.5-point favorite," said Jay Kornegay, a diehard Broncos fan who moonlights as the sportsbook director at the Las Vegas Hilton. "In the bookmakers' eyes, Seattle



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SEATTLE - The Broncos were favored in the Super Bowl.

Well, not initially. But eventually. Soon after songstress Renee Fleming graced the national anthem with a voice that would put angels to sleep, the Seahawks kicked off as three-point underdogs. They left MetLife Stadium as 35-point winners.

Blame the opening snap that sailed over Peyton Manning's surprised noggin, the injury bug or the crowd noise pumped in by the 12s, who suddenly are everywhere.

Just don't blame Las Vegas. The bookmakers had it right.

"In the Super Bowl, we opened the Seahawks as a 2.5-point favorite," said Jay Kornegay, a diehard Broncos fan who moonlights as the sportsbook director at the Las Vegas Hilton. "In the bookmakers' eyes, Seattle

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 08:13:35 -0600
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Bring the noise

Here's the lowdown on Seattle's CenturyLink Field. It seats 67,000. A gorgeous facility, CenturyLink also features the best playlist in the NFL, ranging from favorite sons Mudhoney to Alice in Chains to Chris Cornell, and the best home advantage in the league. The Seahawks are 18-1 in their past 19 home games. The home-field advantage is as real as the bandwagon effect. It was reported that Seattle fans established the world record for "loudest sporting event," though I wonder if piped-in music was added. The Broncos had a plan to counter the crowd noise. At Denver's practices this week, Fox hit the volume button on their oversized speakers: "Just turn it up," Fox said. "Make it louder.



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Bring the noise

Here's the lowdown on Seattle's CenturyLink Field. It seats 67,000. A gorgeous facility, CenturyLink also features the best playlist in the NFL, ranging from favorite sons Mudhoney to Alice in Chains to Chris Cornell, and the best home advantage in the league. The Seahawks are 18-1 in their past 19 home games. The home-field advantage is as real as the bandwagon effect. It was reported that Seattle fans established the world record for "loudest sporting event," though I wonder if piped-in music was added. The Broncos had a plan to counter the crowd noise. At Denver's practices this week, Fox hit the volume button on their oversized speakers: "Just turn it up," Fox said. "Make it louder.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:46:26 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs couple enjoys life on the links at Patty Jewett Golf Course]]> By lance benzel lance.benzel@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-couple-enjoys-life-on-the-links-at-patty-jewett-golf-course/article/1537984?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-couple-enjoys-life-on-the-links-at-patty-jewett-golf-course/article/1537984?custom_click=rss

To hear Dickey Edwards tell it, the Patty Jewett Golf Course was once a place where braggarts came for music lessons.

In other words, they shot off their mouths and got played like a fiddle.

It was all part of the "money game" that thrived in the 1940s at what was then Colorado Springs' only municipally owned golf course. In those days, golfers of all abilities showed up in the mornings to put down money on random matches with strangers.

They didn't always know the caliber of their foes.

"This was kind of a mecca for the golf pros who toured the country - what we used to call the money hustlers," Edwards recalls. "We always had some renowned, old-time gamblers that stopped here.



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To hear Dickey Edwards tell it, the Patty Jewett Golf Course was once a place where braggarts came for music lessons.

In other words, they shot off their mouths and got played like a fiddle.

It was all part of the "money game" that thrived in the 1940s at what was then Colorado Springs' only municipally owned golf course. In those days, golfers of all abilities showed up in the mornings to put down money on random matches with strangers.

They didn't always know the caliber of their foes.

"This was kind of a mecca for the golf pros who toured the country - what we used to call the money hustlers," Edwards recalls. "We always had some renowned, old-time gamblers that stopped here.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:31:07 -0600
<![CDATA[Doherty withstands early challenge from Fruita Monument to go to 4-0]]> By SCOTT KANIEWSKI scott.kaniewski@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/doherty-withstands-early-challenge-from-fruita-monument-to-go-to-4-0/article/1537963?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/doherty-withstands-early-challenge-from-fruita-monument-to-go-to-4-0/article/1537963?custom_click=rss

Tequan Baker played big roles on two key scoring plays - one conventional, one not so conventional. Vince Davis made sure neither went to waste.

Doherty fell behind by 14 points before rallying to beat winless Fruita Monument 35-28 at Garry Berry Stadium on Saturday, helped by Davis' big paws and Baker's big plays.

"We came out thinking that we could just beat this team because they were 0-3," Baker said. "And halftime came, we all just sat down and talked, just had fun; tell everybody have a smile on your face and don't get down. We came out and played hard."

After battling back from the 14-point, first-quarter deficit, the Spartans opened the second half with possession. So they put the ball in Baker's hands, albeit



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Tequan Baker played big roles on two key scoring plays - one conventional, one not so conventional. Vince Davis made sure neither went to waste.

Doherty fell behind by 14 points before rallying to beat winless Fruita Monument 35-28 at Garry Berry Stadium on Saturday, helped by Davis' big paws and Baker's big plays.

"We came out thinking that we could just beat this team because they were 0-3," Baker said. "And halftime came, we all just sat down and talked, just had fun; tell everybody have a smile on your face and don't get down. We came out and played hard."

After battling back from the 14-point, first-quarter deficit, the Spartans opened the second half with possession. So they put the ball in Baker's hands, albeit

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:17:02 -0600
<![CDATA[Saturday's high school roundup: Air Academy takes second at tennis invite]]> By brent w. new preps@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/saturdays-high-school-roundup-air-academy-takes-second-at-tennis-invite/article/1537970?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/saturdays-high-school-roundup-air-academy-takes-second-at-tennis-invite/article/1537970?custom_click=rss Highlights from Saturday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.

BOYS' TENNIS

Pueblo South Invitational

At Pueblo South: Going into the 16-team tournament, a tournament with powerhouses like Cherry Creek and Cheyenne Mountain, Air Academy coach Matt Kiser desperately wanted his team to get third place so his players could at least walk away with a trophy.

The Kadets did him one better in Pueblo, as No. 1 singles player Keenan Kaltenbacher finished second, fueling the team to a second-place finish with 112 points.

Cherry Creek won the tournament handily with 158 points and Class 4A Pikes Peak Athletic Conference rival Cheyenne Mountain finished third with 108 points.



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Highlights from Saturday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.

BOYS' TENNIS

Pueblo South Invitational

At Pueblo South: Going into the 16-team tournament, a tournament with powerhouses like Cherry Creek and Cheyenne Mountain, Air Academy coach Matt Kiser desperately wanted his team to get third place so his players could at least walk away with a trophy.

The Kadets did him one better in Pueblo, as No. 1 singles player Keenan Kaltenbacher finished second, fueling the team to a second-place finish with 112 points.

Cherry Creek won the tournament handily with 158 points and Class 4A Pikes Peak Athletic Conference rival Cheyenne Mountain finished third with 108 points.

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Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:32:10 -0600
<![CDATA[Rampart scores all of its points early, holds on for 28-15 win at Mesa Ridge]]> By JUSTIN SHAW preps@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/rampart-scores-all-of-its-points-early-holds-on-for-28-15-win-at-mesa-ridge/article/1537966?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rampart-scores-all-of-its-points-early-holds-on-for-28-15-win-at-mesa-ridge/article/1537966?custom_click=rss

There's a saying in football that you can't win the game in the first quarter, but Rampart essentially did just that Saturday afternoon.

The Rams improved to 3-1 with a 28-15 road win over Mesa Ridge (1-3), and they scored all 28 points in the first 14 minutes.

"When the kids are hitting on all cylinders like they were early in the game, they're capable of that," Rampart first-year coach Rob Royer said of the big first quarter. "But we saw in the second half that this team is young and is still learning how to win. Each week there are some good lessons."

The main lesson for Rampart to learn is to play every first quarter like it did Saturday.

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The Rams improved to 3-1 with a 28-15 road win over Mesa Ridge (1-3), and they scored all 28 points in the first 14 minutes.

"When the kids are hitting on all cylinders like they were early in the game, they're capable of that," Rampart first-year coach Rob Royer said of the big first quarter. "But we saw in the second half that this team is young and is still learning how to win. Each week there are some good lessons."

The main lesson for Rampart to learn is to play every first quarter like it did Saturday.]]> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 20:09:31 -0600