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  • AP Investigation: Olympic teams to swim, boat in Rio's filth

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Athletes competing in next year's Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has found. An AP analysis of water quality revealed dangerously high levels of viruses and...

  • Colorado Springs Sky Sox game suspended a day at New Orleans

    The Colorado Springs at New Orleans Zephyrs scoreless game Wednesday night was suspended due to rain in the fifth inning. The Sky Sox had the game's four hits. It will be resumed Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Mountain before the scheduled game. Colorado Springs will have runners at first and third with two outs in the top of the fifth. The game...

  • Jake Long to visit Denver Broncos on Thursday

    ENGLEWOOD — The Denver Broncos want to see if former No. 1 draft pick Jake Long is healthy enough to bolster their offensive line to protect 39-year-old Peyton Manning. Long is scheduled to visit the Broncos on Thursday. He's also visited with the Giants and Falcons this week. The first overall pick by Miami in 2008 and a four-time Pro...

  • Fountain-Fort Carson and Pine Creek keep football rivalry alive in preseason

    It won't be an official game, but it'll serve as a nice reminder how close the start of the football season is. On Thursday, Fountain-Fort Carson will host Pine Creek in a scrimmage, slated to start around 5 p.m. For the Trojans, it'll be the ninth day of a nine-day camp that prepares the team for the regular season. Coach Mitch Johnson no...

  • Houston Dynamo loan former USL All-Star forward to Switchbacks

    The Houston Dynamo have loaned former USL All-Star forward Chandler Hoffman to Colorado Spring for an undetermined length of time. He joins recent short-term loan and forward Taylor Hunter of the Switchbacks roster “I am very excited to join the Colorado Springs Switchbacks,” he said in a press release. “I’m excited to come in and contribute...

  • Lester strikes out 14 to lead Cubs over Rockies

    CHICAGO — Jon Lester struck out 14, one shy of his career high and the most for a Cubs pitcher in more than a decade, leading Chicago over the Colorado Rockies 3-2 Wednesday. A day after he was acquired from Toronto, Jose Reyes was 1 for 3 with a walk and a stolen base in his Rockies' debut. The four-time All-Star, obtained in a trade that...

  • Tejay van Garderen to skip USA Pro Challenge, race in Spain instead

    In a huge blow for the USA Pro Challenge, top American cyclist Tejay van Garderen on Wednesday announced a decision to race the Vuelta a Espana instead of returning to defend his back-to-back Pro Challenge titles, according to the Denver post. The decision was not entirely surprising for Van Garderen — who lives in Apsen part-time — because...

  • Klee blog: Legacy, schmegacy: Tom Brady just fine, unless….

    The whole legacy argument is a bit silly. OK, more than a bit silly. It's really silly. The idea Peyton Manning throws for 290 yards and three touchdowns in single-digit temperatures — and his legacy tumbles because a Hail Mary sails over the Broncos defense? Silly. Tom Brady's football legacy, at least how I'll...

  • Colorado Springs Switchbacks are ready for a rematch with LA

    The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC is ready for a rematch against the LA Galaxy II. They face each other at Sand Creek Stadium at 7 p.m. Friday, July 31st. Head coach Steve Trittschuh said on the Switchbacks FC show, seen on Gazette.com, that he is excited to face this team for a second time this season: "We played a good game the first time...

  • LeMahieu helps Rockies win 1st game after Tulowitzki trade

    CHICAGO — D.J. LeMahieu had three hits and scored twice to help the Colorado Rockies get a win in their first game after trading Troy Tulowitzki, beating the Chicago Cubs 7-2 on Tuesday night. LeMahieu extended his hitting streak to 18 games with an RBI double as part of a four-run first, tripled in the fifth and singled in the ninth to help...

  • New offense, new coach, same goal for Peyton Manning

    ENGLEWOOD — Peyton Manning can earn back every penny of the $4 million pay cut John Elway asked him to take this offseason. All he has to do is win Super Bowl 50. Manning's restructured deal calls for him to earn $2 million bonuses each for winning the AFC championship and the NFL title. To do that, he's going to need plenty of help from...

  • Defensive end Antonio Smith rejoining Broncos

    ENGLEWOOD — Defensive end Antonio Smith will participate in the Denver Broncos' training camp after tending to a personal matter that kept him away from the team's offseason workouts this summer. The Broncos' brass and Smith decided it was best for him to stay away from the team after reports surfaced in late May that prosecutors in Texas...

  • Fountain-Fort Carson grad Chase Headley enjoying playing for a winner

    ARLINGTON, Texas - For the first time in his big-league career, Chase Headley is on a winner and the Fountain native couldn't be happier. Heading into Tuesday's game at Texas, Headley's Yankees were 56-42 and seven games ahead of second-place Baltimore in the American League East. The chance to play for a contender in New York was a big...

  • New Orleans pulls away late from Colorado Springs Sky Sox

    Back-to-back doubles by Kila Ka'aihue and Marcell Ozuna sparked the Zephyrs to a 5-2 home win over visiting Colorado Springs. Sky Sox reliever Austin Ross gave up three earned runs on three hits. The fifth run crossed on an RBI single by Juan Diaz against bullpen mate Jeremy Horst for a four-run lead in the seventh. The Sky Sox (41-60)...

  • Air Force picked fourth in Mountain West preseason football division poll

    Air Force picked fourth in preseason football poll A repeat performance is expected out of Air Force this season. The Falcons were picked fourth in their division in the Mountain West preseason poll. The Falcons were picked behind Boise State (177 points), Utah State (150) and Colorado State (108) in the Mountain Division in the preseason...

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