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  • Mountain West notes: Air Force picked last in Mountain Division

    Preseason poll puts Air Force last The media's preseason Mountain West poll was predictably unkind to Air Force, placing the Falcons last in the Mountain Division behind (in order) Boise State, Utah State, Colorado State, Wyoming and New Mexico. Air Force, which went 2-10 last season and 0-8 in the conference, also failed to place a player on...

  • All-Mountain West preseason team

    Fresno State's Smith gets MWC defensive nod LAS VEGAS (AP) — Utah State quarterback Chuckie Keeton has been chosen preseason offensive player of the year in the Mountain West Conference a media vote, with Fresno State safety Derron Smith taking defensive player honors. New Mexico return specialist Carlos Wiggins was tabbed preseason...

  • Tulowitzki latest Rockie added to disabled list

    Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was placed on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to July 20) with left-handed pitcher Yohan Flande called up from Triple-A Colorado Springs. Flande (No. 58) is scheduled to start for the Rockies in tonight’s game against the Nationals at Coors Field (6:40 p.m. MT). Tulowitzki, 29, is being...

  • Klee: In lost Rockies season, Arenado’s future offers hope

    DENVER — Bobbing his head and smacking his glove, Nolan Arenado flittered around third base like a Little Leaguer after too many Red Vines. Former Sky Sox manager Tommy Runnells fungo’ed another ground ball in Arenado’s direction. Scoop, throw. More bobbing, more grooving. Wipe off the dirt. Repeat. “He just loves the game,” said...

  • Associated Press NFL power rankings

    The Associated Press Pro32 NFL Power Rankings, as voted by a 12-member panel, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through July 22, total points based on 32 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 32nd-place vote, and previous ranking:

  • Bronco safety's hearing on Denver assault charge delayed

    DENVER — A court hearing for Broncos safety T.J. Ward on charges stemming from an incident at a strip club has been delayed until next month. Ward appeared in a Denver courtroom with his attorney Abraham Hutt Tuesday morning. Hutt asked the judge for more time because of evidence he just received. The hearing was delayed until Aug. 4....

  • Blog: Early season prep football games to watch

    It’s Monday, July 21. That means we are exactly one month away from the first games of the 2014 high school football season. Yes, Aug. 21 kicks off Week Zero. While we won’t see many teams in action, why not take a quick glance at five early games over the first two weeks that already have us eager for the season to start.

  • Tommy John surgery can help but recovery for area baseball players is no picnic

    As he helplessly sat in the dugout and watched his Dixie State baseball team practice earlier this spring, Trevor Goldberg stared at the bulky brace and sling around his right arm and tried to remember his life without baseball. He couldn’t. “I’ve been playing ever since I was 4 years old,” Goldberg said. “I took after my dad...

  • Three departed Air Force LBs remain in good standing, another left academy on his own

    Three of the four linebackers who are no longer on the Air Force football team remain at the academy and are cadets in good standing, while the other departed school on his own prior to the beginning of his sophomore year. The academy responded Monday to The Gazette’s request for the status of the four players, who were each listed on the...

  • Heading into training camp, almost no Broncos were safe after Super Bowl rout

    ENGLEWOOD • Sacred cows were scarce when Broncos general manager John Elway dug out from the wreckage of that Super Bowl blistering by the Seahawks. Cornerback Champ Bailey, a perennial Pro Bowler and potential Hall of Famer, was sent packing. So were Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Mike Adams and Shaun Phillips, three other defensive starters...

  • Rockies place Justin Morneau on DL; Ben Paulsen to make MLB debut

    DENVER — The Colorado Rockies placed first baseman Justin Morneau on the 15-day disabled list with a strained neck. The move is retroactive to July 14. To take his place on the roster, the team selected the contract of infielder Ben Paulsen from Triple-A Colorado Springs. They also designated right-hander Jair Jurrjens for assignment....

  • Tony Dungy's comments on openly gay NFL player draw ire

    Esteemed NFL coach turned NBC analyst Tony Dungy is taking fire for saying he would not have drafted Michael Sam, the league’s first openly gay player. In an interview with the Tampa Tribune published Sunday, the former coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Super Bowl champion Indianapolis Colts said he would have passed on Sam. ...

  • USA Pro Challenge announces lineup of teams for August cycling tour

    Team Garmin-Sharp, BMC, Cannondale, Trek Factory Racing and Tinkoff-Saxo will headline the lineup for the fourth USA Pro Challenge, Aug. 18-24. Tour officials announced the 16-team lineup on Monday. "The USA Pro Challenge has featured some of the best teams in the world over the last three years and 2014 will be no different," said chief...

  • Manning is close, but rookie has highest-selling NFL jersey

    You may love Johnny Manziel or cringe every time someone brings up his name, but the Browns rookie quarterback is predictably selling a lot of jerseys. Manziel's No. 2 Browns jersey is the top seller in the NFL for the first quarter of the league's fiscal year, reported. Manziel beat Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson, San Francisco...

  • Colorado man killed in skateboarding accident ID'd

    LONGMONT — Authorities have released the name of a 23-year-old man who was killed in a skateboarding accident in Longmont. The Boulder County Coroner's Office identified the victim Monday as Brandon Losh, of Longmont. Police say Losh fell off his longboard while riding downhill near the Twin Peaks Golf Course on Friday. The Longmont...


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