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  • Bubba Watson to remove Confederate flag from 'General Lee'

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Bubba Watson says he's painting over the Confederate flag on his car made popular in "The Dukes of Hazzard" television series.   The two-time Masters champ said Friday he'll replace it with the U.S. flag on the roof of the "General Lee 01." Confederate symbols have been the focus of debate since nine...

  • The time is now for Colorado Pride to secure W-League playoff berth

    Friday's 4 p.m. home game against the Seattle Sounders is important to the Colorado Pride for several reasons. First and foremost, is the Colorado Springs-based W-League team's bid to win the Western Conference and advance to the playoffs with an eye on the league championship. They need to win or at least garner a tie Friday to remain in...

  • Snowboarders concerned Olympics future

    Justin Reiter left the Sochi Olympics with a sour taste in his mouth. The Alpine snowboarder, making his first Olympic appearance at 33, finished 24th in the parallel giant slalom and was disqualified from his second event, the parallel slalom, after tracking inside the gate on his first run. "The two worst races of my career happened to be...

  • Some of world's best track cyclists converge on velodrome

    American endurance rider Kimberly Geist is gunning for the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, but she knows she cannot overlook this weekend's U.S. Independence Day Grand Prix in Colorado Springs. Geist is one of about 100 world-class racers who will vie for a berth in the upcoming World Cup season over the next eight days at the Colorado Springs...

  • Lockdown bullpen helps Sox quiet the Sounds

    NASHVILLE - Slow and steady proved to be the winning formula for the Sky Sox in a 4-3 victory on Friday. Colorado Springs scored single runs in the first and second innings before Nashville sprinted ahead with three in the third. The Sky Sox then added single runs again in the fourth and fifth and made them stand up behind five scoreless,...

  • Late-inning offense carries Arizona to win

    PHOENIX — David Peralta had a tiebreaking, two-run triple with two outs in the sixth inning Thursday night for the Arizona Diamondbacks, helping Jeremy Hellickson to his fourth straight win at home, 8-1 over the Colorado Rockies. Hellickson (6-5) held the Rockies to a run on three hits in seven innings, striking out six in his first...

  • TV sports schedule: Friday and Saturday

    A look at the games and events on TV the next few days: FRIDAY AUTO RACING 7 a.m. - NBC-SN - Formula One, practice for British Grand Prix Noon - NBC-SN - NASCAR, XFINITY Series, practice for Firecracker 250 1 p.m. - NBC-SN - NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Coke Zero 400 2 p.m. - NBC-SN - NASCAR, XFINITY Series, final practice for...

  • NASCAR tracks unite, ask fans not to fly Confederate flag

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR's national series tracks announced Thursday that they are asking fans to refrain from displaying the Confederate flag at races following the deadly attack at a South Carolina church two weeks ago. The facilities vowed to have the most "welcoming environments in all of sports and entertainment." The statement was...

  • Chargers tight end Antonio Gates busted for PEDS

    SAN DIEGO — San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates was suspended without pay Thursday for the first four games of the 2015 season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances. The NFL said in a statement that Gates can participate in training camp and preseason games. He will be able to return to the active...

  • Lance Armstrong wants government out of his sex life

    The titanic legal battle between Lance Armstrong and the federal government has entered a sensitive new frontier – Armstrong's sex life. The government wants to know: Did a key witness in the Armstrong doping scandal have an intimate relationship with him? The issue came up June 9 during a pretrial deposition involving Stephanie McIlvain, a...

  • Colorado Springs Sky Sox held to four hits in loss at Nashville; Tyler Cravy on All-Star team

    The Colorado Springs Sky Sox only amassed four hits, three by Elian Herrera, in a 2-0 loss at the Nashville Sounds on Wednesday. Josh Roenicke (4-5) too the loss allowing all six Nashville hits and two run in 62/3 innings while striking out five. Nate Long (1-1) went seven innings allowing two hits and one walk with five strikeouts. The Sky...

  • Colorado College hockey junior Jaccob Slavin leaves Tigers for the Carolina Hurricanes

    Colorado College junior defenseman Jaccob Slavin has left the Tigers' hockey program after two seasons. On Wednesday, he agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level, two-way contract with the Carolina Hurricanes and will forgo his final two years of college. The deal pays Slavin $832,500 per season at the NHL level or $70,000 at the...

  • CC women's soccer enters World University Games as U.S. team with more questions than answers

    Colorado College women's soccer began its historic run in World University Games play late Wednesday night with more questions than answers. What caliber of opponent would South Africa be when the Tigers donned their Team USA uniforms at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday local time at Honam University Stadium? How about France and Canada? How well will the...

  • Broadmoor to host Jack Nicklaus, Century of Golf in November

    With Jack Nicklaus the featured guest and participating in a fireside chat as part of the Century of Golf Gala in Colorado, what could be a more fitting setting for such an event than The Broadmoor, where the Golden Bear won the first of his eight USGA championships? With an opportunity recently presenting itself to shift the venue for the...

  • Rockies offense shut down again in loss to A's

    OAKLAND, Calif. — For only the third time this season, the Rockies failed to win a game that Chad Bettis started. The way Colorado scored in this three-game series against the Athletics, it probably wouldn't have mattered much who was on the mound. Bettis pitched into the sixth inning but the Rockies got little going offensively in a 4-1...

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