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  • NFL Week 3 preview: Those 0-2 teams better get started now

    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...

  • Broncos preview: Super Bowl rematch against the Seattle Seahawks

    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.

  • The top 10 things to look for in sports from Colorado Springs next week, starting Monday:

    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...

  • Klee with three for the Broncos-Seahawks matchup

    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...

  • Colorado Springs couple enjoys life on the links at Patty Jewett Golf Course

    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,...

  • Doherty withstands early challenge from Fruita Monument to go to 4-0

    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...

  • Saturday's high school roundup: Air Academy takes second at tennis invite

    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...

  • Blog exclusive: Air Academy QB Adam Brown sets state high school passing record

    By Saturday afternoon, most of the Colorado high school football chatter on Twitter was about Sand Creek’s Daniel Quin running for 553 yards and an astounding nine (yes, nine) touchdowns in a 68-62 victory over Air Academy. The teams’ 130 combined points ranked third all-time in Colorado prep football history for 11-man football. Quin...

  • Fountain-Fort Carson might be turning corner in cross country program

    FOUNTAIN - Trojans senior Michael Dylan Day never gets tired of the track and field season. Fangs out, chompers wet, expecting his team to run, jump and throw well past every other team in the state. But for as long as the king of Fountain-Fort Carson athletics has been celebrated and revered with another year of lofty expectations and...

  • Butler, Rockies top D-backs 5-1

    DENVER — Eddie Butler pitched six solid innings for his first major league win and the Colorado Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 on Saturday. Corey Dickerson and Josh Rutledge homered for the Rockies, who have won five straight for the first time since June 11-15. Butler (1-1) made his debut against the Los Angeles Dodgers on June...

  • Report Card: Broncos vs. Seahawks

    The Gazette's Paul Klee gives his breakdown of Sunday's game between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks.

  • Broncos bring new defense to rematch with Seahawks

    ENGLEWOOD — Slogging through the rubble of that Super Bowl landslide, John Elway blew up his defense. He brought in DeMarcus Ware, T.J. Ward, Aqib Talib and Marvin Austin, trying to toughen up his team — yes, like the one that had just whooped them in the Meadowlands. He bid farewell to Champ Bailey, so long to Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie,...

  • What to watch for in Broncos-Seahawks Super Bowl rematch

    SEATTLE - In Denver, the offseason was spent with "35" being shouted through the halls of the Broncos' facility as a constant reminder. In Seattle, the offseason was spent acknowledging a championship, while deconstructing the emotional high of last season to refocus on the challenge of being defending champs. Different views, different...

  • Welker's return brings more concussion questions

    DENVER — Wes Welker's receiving stats over a productive NFL career are impressive. Still, there's another set of numbers associated with him that cannot be ignored: three concussions, nine months. Cleared to play following his third diagnosed concussion since November, the Broncos receiver will get back in a game Sunday, when Denver travels...

  • Coronado overwhelms Widefield with balance after slow start

    Widefield showed glimpses of why it started the season a surprising 3-0. Coronado then overwhelmed with a balanced showing that reminded why it is a defending state champ. Using a defense that didn't break despite several long Gladiators drives and an offense that churned out 450 rushing yards, the Cougars pulled away for a 43-0 victory...


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