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  • Manning-Brady rivalry began in obscurity

    DENVER — The greatest quarterback rivalry in NFL history began quietly with plenty of empty seats on a cloudy, cool and windy afternoon at Foxboro Stadium on Sept. 30, 2001. Baby-faced backup Tom Brady, a sixth-round draft pick from Michigan the year before, made his first career NFL start in place of Drew Bledsoe, who had suffered a sheared...

  • Former Valor Christian lineman Sione Maumau dies

    Sad news Thursday. Former Valor Christian football player Sione Maumau has died. Maumau, a sophomore at Baker University in Baldwin City, Kan., was discovered dead Wednesday in Irvin Hall where he was a resident assistant, according to The Baker Orange. “It is with deep sadness that I inform the campus community of the untimely passing,”...

  • Vista Ridge-Falcon football rivalry carrying extra weight with playoffs looming

    Vista Ridge football coach Jerimi Calip doesn't play video football games much any more. And he likes to remind his 13-year-old son that it's because he has his own real-life football team to run. That football team is running pretty well right now. The Wolves are fifth in the latest Class 4A wild-card rankings, which will determine the top...

  • Gazette NFL picks: Week 9

    See who The Gazette's panel of prognosticators is picking in NFL games this week.

  • Nuggets open season with win over Pistons

    DENVER — Kenneth Faried scored 22 points and had 17 rebounds and the Denver Nuggets opened the season Wednesday night with an 89-79 win over Detroit, spoiling the debut of Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy. Arron Afflalo, in his second tour with Denver after being acquired in an offseason trade with Orlando, had 15 points. Timofey Mozgov added 13...

  • A look at the top prep football games this week

    Regular-season games Vista Ridge (7-2, 3-1) vs. Falcon (5-4, 3-1) When: Friday, 7 p.m. Where: At Falcon High School What to know: Rivalry game? Check. Playoff implications? Check. Bragging rights? You bet. Plenty on the line in this one. As if that wasn't enough, Falcon needs a win to secure a playoff berth. A loss and the Falcons will be...

  • Air Force's productive Class of 2017 avoiding a sophomore slump

    Sophomores on the Air Force football team typically toil on scout teams, help in the kicking game and occupy reserve roles. The challenges facing this year's Falcons sophomore are a bit different. "I would say that the sophomores, we really just talk about staying together, staying humble and just keep working," defensive end Ryan Watson...

  • Five questions for area college hockey fans to consider this week

    Can Air Force avoid turnovers against a potent North Dakota offense? 1 It's a question that should be asked of the Falcons against every foe until they improve their defensive zone coverage. Mistakes could prove very costly against No. 3 North Dakota, which is in a four-way tie for 12th nationally in scoring (3.50). "It's a huge concern," Air...

  • Bumgarner, Giants beat KC 3-2 in Series Game 7

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons. With both starters chased early, this became a matchup of bullpens. And no one stood taller than the...

  • Brady focused on Denver defense, not on Manning

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Fans get another chance to gauge the relative greatness of Tom Brady and Peyton Manning when the quarterbacks meet for the 16th time. Brady will be analyzing something more important. The New England Patriots star will have his eyes on an improved Denver Broncos defense that could test his limited skills at escaping the...

  • New class, same positive 
postseason result for Titans

    The Classical Academy's foray into Class 4A is looking awful similar to its runs through the 3A boys' soccer tournaments that often ended up in the title game. No. 2 seed TCA dominated possession and advanced to the state quarterfinals with a 2-1 win over No. 15 Pueblo West, a game that easily could have been a whole lot more lopsided....

  • Former MLB slugger Jose Canseco accidentally shoots his hand while cleaning gun

    LAS VEGAS — Former major league slugger Jose Canseco is recovering after shooting himself in the hand at his Las Vegas home. Metro police Lt. Mark Reddon says officers responded to a call of an accidental shooting shortly after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Reddon says the former Oakland Athletics outfielder told police he was cleaning his gun in the...

  • Air Force offense on guard against timing problems after another off week

    Everything Air Force runs on offense relies on the timing of multiple people. From a run-heavy scheme that requires team blocks and reads from running backs to take place in an instant, to a newfound reliance on the passing game that demands cohesion between the quarterback and receivers, it's a machine where multiple parts must operate in...

  • Former Air Force Academy player, now a registered sex offender, emerges as star player

    A registered sex offender has emerged as a star player on a top tier college football team, resuming his athletic career after being expelled from the Air Force Academy where he was court-martialed for sexual assault. No NCAA rule prevents a person with a criminal conviction from playing college athletics, a spokesperson told ABC News. It is...

  • Klee: As Nuggets open season, Jusuf Nurkic deserves an introduction

    DENVER — Jusuf Nurkic is learning, quickly and surely, how it works over here. Taylor Swift is not Balkan music, and "I cannot dance to American music," said the Nuggets' rookie center. The NBA is played at light speed compared to the European division where he last played. "So much fast," as Nurkic put it. One other thing, and this is...


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