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  • Ramsey: Colorado Springs senior, Bob Coutts, sprints happily through life

    Bob Coutts, a babyish 85, has dived into one of those active, healthy lifestyles. Dived in deluxe, you might say. He plays or practices golf five times, lifts weights three times, stretches for an hour two times and sprints one time a week. He takes 24 different vitamins and minerals. He consumes a diet rich in chicken, turkey, fruits and...

  • Ramsey: Homeward-bound LeBron no longer our Goliath

    LeBron James took a giant step in a surprising direction. Our modern Goliath became lovable. By announcing his return to Cleveland, which never will be known as the Paris of America, James escaped his past as one of America's most-reviled athletes. He escaped his image as a distant, too-cool-to-care, manipulative superstar. He revealed...

  • Ramsey: Gold medalist Billy Mills opposes racist Redskins moniker

    After writing about the need for Washington’s NFL franchise to drop its racist nickname, I heard from dozens of readers who said they had never met a Native American who opposed the Redskins moniker. Meet Billy Mills, who delivered an inspiring, shocking upset in the 1964 Olympic marathon, sprinting from behind in the final stretch to seize...

  • Ramsey: Everyone - well, almost everyone - loves U.S. soccer

    For several million of us, this ride by the U.S. soccer team has delivered surprising, baffling, uplifting and, best of all, unifying thrills. These are weird, happy times for soccer fans. For decades, our sport was considered a vile invading force from foreign shores. Sort of like the metric system. And now, all of a sudden, soccer is...

  • What a great idea: The Luis Saurez - the bite king - bottle opener

    A Chinese company has a fantastic idea. The company is selling Luis Suarez bottle openers. Unless you’ve been living in a cave somewhere outside Canon City, you know the Uruguay star was busted for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini last week. This inspired FIFA to suspend him for four-and-a-half months. This was the third time Suarez...

  • Ramsey: Dark cloud of death invades Pikes Peak Hill Climb

    A few minutes before Nobuhiro "Monster" Tajima began his attack of Pikes Peak, he stepped away from his electric car and gazed at America's Mountain. It was a bright morning, not a cloud in the sky. This is how race day began at The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. This is not how race day ended after the death of motorcycle...

  • Colorado great Chauncey Billups looks ready to exit NBA

    Chauncey Billups, once one of the greatest high school players in Colorado history, appears to be done as an NBA player. The Detroit Pistons have declined to picks up his $2.5 million option for next season. Billups averaged 15.2 points and 5.4 assists during his 16-year career. He led the Pistons to the 2004 NBA […]

  • Ramsey: Drivers miss untamed, unpaved wild west era of The Hill Climb

    They miss the dirt. They really do. For decades, The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb boasted this bold, cool Wild West quality. Unique. Untamed. And unpaved. Then the pavement arrived. Or maybe it's better to say invaded. "I miss the dirt," said longtime racer Paul Dallenbach. He's not alone. Don't get me wrong....

  • Ramsey: Robby Unser talks about Hill Climb and his family's mountain

    Robby Unser was only 7, but his family had no use for spectators. His first memory of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is of working in 1975 alongside his racing family, and we're talking diligent labor. "Clean this, move that tire here," he said of his work as part of the Unser crew. "I was the grunt, of course."...

  • Football magazine predicts dire seasons for Air Force, CU

    Athlon Magazine predicts Air Force will finish with a 4-8 overall record and a 1-7 Mountain West Conference record. No member of the Falcons was named to the magazine’s preseason all-conference team. Athlon sees Air Force winning games against  D-1AA opponents Nicholls State and Georgia State along with one MWC win and a triumph over...

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