<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports >> paul-klee]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports/paul-klee Sun, 05 Jul 2015 03:34:33 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Klee: Demaryius Thomas standoff offers no easy solution for Denver Broncos]]> http://gazette.com/klee-demaryius-thomas-standoff-offers-no-easy-solution-for-denver-broncos/article/1554993?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/klee-demaryius-thomas-standoff-offers-no-easy-solution-for-denver-broncos/article/1554993?custom_click=rss

DENVER — This is a dicey situation, a made-for-the-NFL drama starring the greatest quarterback (turned executive) and one of its greatest wide receivers (turned holdout).

John Elway and the Broncos must Choose Their Own Adventure with Demaryius Thomas.

Is it a future with DT? Not only would he fuel their offense with extra horsepower in 2015.



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DENVER — This is a dicey situation, a made-for-the-NFL drama starring the greatest quarterback (turned executive) and one of its greatest wide receivers (turned holdout).

John Elway and the Broncos must Choose Their Own Adventure with Demaryius Thomas.

Is it a future with DT? Not only would he fuel their offense with extra horsepower in 2015.

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Sat, 04 Jul 2015 21:45:12 -0600
<![CDATA[Klee: On Independence Day, an ode to the anthem]]> http://gazette.com/klee-on-independence-day-an-ode-to-the-anthem/article/1554964?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/klee-on-independence-day-an-ode-to-the-anthem/article/1554964?custom_click=rss

DENVER - She sang for an audience of Britney Spears and L.A. Reid, an audition for the television show "X Factor."

Gracie Sprague was just 14. That experience remains memorable, just as her tryout next week for "American Idol" promises to be.

Gracie is considering a Kelly Clarkson cover; but it won't be the song that has left the greatest impact on her young career.

Then there's Leah Shafer, an international Gospel artist who also lives here in Colorado. Her voice comes with goosebumps, free of charge.

"It's unlike any other song," Shafer says of The Star-Spangled Banner, and the Broncos are 4-1 when she serenades 76,000-plus at Mile High.

"I looked over one time," she says, "and Peyton Manning was



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DENVER - She sang for an audience of Britney Spears and L.A. Reid, an audition for the television show "X Factor."

Gracie Sprague was just 14. That experience remains memorable, just as her tryout next week for "American Idol" promises to be.

Gracie is considering a Kelly Clarkson cover; but it won't be the song that has left the greatest impact on her young career.

Then there's Leah Shafer, an international Gospel artist who also lives here in Colorado. Her voice comes with goosebumps, free of charge.

"It's unlike any other song," Shafer says of The Star-Spangled Banner, and the Broncos are 4-1 when she serenades 76,000-plus at Mile High.

"I looked over one time," she says, "and Peyton Manning was

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Sat, 04 Jul 2015 15:01:16 -0600
<![CDATA[Klee: Hall of Famer Larry Brown: Emmanuel Mudiay 'perfect' for Denver Nuggets]]> http://gazette.com/klee-hall-of-famer-larry-brown-emmanuel-mudiay-perfect-for-denver-nuggets/article/1554519?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/klee-hall-of-famer-larry-brown-emmanuel-mudiay-perfect-for-denver-nuggets/article/1554519?custom_click=rss

DENVER - He played for the Denver Rockets of the ABA and coached the Nuggets into the NBA. He lived in Boulder a few years ago and cites locals Bill Ficke, Tad Boyle, Larry Eustachy and Chauncey Billups among his inner circle.

You know his story. Larry Brown is a New Yorker blessed with Colorado blood. And with point guard Emmanuel Mudiay - the seventh pick in the NBA draft and a former Brown recruit - on his way to God's country, Brown is all in.

"He was the best guard in the draft. I don't doubt it one bit," Brown said Friday in a phone conversation. "I think they are really going to love him."

Mudiay was a surprise pick by the Nuggets, a surprise in that he wasn't expected to fall to Denver at 7. Nuggets general

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]]> DENVER - He played for the Denver Rockets of the ABA and coached the Nuggets into the NBA. He lived in Boulder a few years ago and cites locals Bill Ficke, Tad Boyle, Larry Eustachy and Chauncey Billups among his inner circle.

You know his story. Larry Brown is a New Yorker blessed with Colorado blood. And with point guard Emmanuel Mudiay - the seventh pick in the NBA draft and a former Brown recruit - on his way to God's country, Brown is all in.

"He was the best guard in the draft. I don't doubt it one bit," Brown said Friday in a phone conversation. "I think they are really going to love him."

Mudiay was a surprise pick by the Nuggets, a surprise in that he wasn't expected to fall to Denver at 7. Nuggets general]]> Sun, 28 Jun 2015 04:16:45 -0600 <![CDATA[Klee: Draft night can make Denver Nuggets cool again]]> http://gazette.com/klee-draft-night-can-make-denver-nuggets-cool-again/article/1554398?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/klee-draft-night-can-make-denver-nuggets-cool-again/article/1554398?custom_click=rss

DENVER — The visual of Andre Iguodala smooching a trophy as NBA Finals MVP had the same effect on Nuggets fans as month-old Chipotle.

It was Iguodala, allegedly acting as the mole, who tipped off the Warriors to the Nuggets' physical game plan during a 2013 playoff series that altered NBA history. Thanks in no small part to that watershed series, Golden State reigns as world champions just as Denver introduced its fourth coach in two years.

"We had low-maintenance guys," George Karl said in a January conversation before he was hired as Sacramento Kings coach. "Iguodala was a headache a little bit. But Kosta Koufos was low-maintenance. Ty Lawson was low-maintenance. Kenneth Faried, at the time, was



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DENVER — The visual of Andre Iguodala smooching a trophy as NBA Finals MVP had the same effect on Nuggets fans as month-old Chipotle.

It was Iguodala, allegedly acting as the mole, who tipped off the Warriors to the Nuggets' physical game plan during a 2013 playoff series that altered NBA history. Thanks in no small part to that watershed series, Golden State reigns as world champions just as Denver introduced its fourth coach in two years.

"We had low-maintenance guys," George Karl said in a January conversation before he was hired as Sacramento Kings coach. "Iguodala was a headache a little bit. But Kosta Koufos was low-maintenance. Ty Lawson was low-maintenance. Kenneth Faried, at the time, was

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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 04:15:35 -0600
<![CDATA[Klee: Mike Malone presents strong voice as Denver Nuggets coach]]> http://gazette.com/klee-mike-malone-presents-strong-voice-as-denver-nuggets-coach/article/1553867?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/klee-mike-malone-presents-strong-voice-as-denver-nuggets-coach/article/1553867?custom_click=rss

DENVER - It was 1994, and Greg Kampe had an opening for an assistant coach on his basketball staff at Oakland University. The "Bad Boys" were just down the road in Detroit, and Pistons assistant Brendan Malone came to Kampe with a request.

"His dad said: 'I'm not asking you to hire my son, just have him in for an interview,'" Kampe said. Michael Malone got the job at Oakland - fresh out of college at Loyola (Md.), his first real job in basketball - and on Tuesday was introduced as the head coach of the Denver Nuggets.

"He had a voice. For a young guy (Malone was 23), he was extremely knowledgeable but wasn't overbearing," Kampe said. "He has his own beliefs, but he has a special ability to listen to what everyone else says

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]]> DENVER - It was 1994, and Greg Kampe had an opening for an assistant coach on his basketball staff at Oakland University. The "Bad Boys" were just down the road in Detroit, and Pistons assistant Brendan Malone came to Kampe with a request.

"His dad said: 'I'm not asking you to hire my son, just have him in for an interview,'" Kampe said. Michael Malone got the job at Oakland - fresh out of college at Loyola (Md.), his first real job in basketball - and on Tuesday was introduced as the head coach of the Denver Nuggets.

"He had a voice. For a young guy (Malone was 23), he was extremely knowledgeable but wasn't overbearing," Kampe said. "He has his own beliefs, but he has a special ability to listen to what everyone else says]]> Wed, 17 Jun 2015 04:11:34 -0600