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  • Newest Switchback anxious to get on the field

    The newest Switchbacks forward is looking forward to taking the field. Chandler Hoffman hopes to make his debut in a Colorado Springs uniform this Friday against his former USL team, the LA Galaxy II, at 7 p.m. at Sand Creek Stadium. He practiced with his new team on Thursday and hopes to play “35-40 minutes.” “This is a great opportunity...

  • Sky Sox lose completion of suspended game to New Orleans

    The Zephyrs won in dramatic fashion on Thursday, concluding a 3-2 contest that began Wednesday evening in New Orleans. Facing Australian-native Travis Blackley (3-4, 5.72) , Sky Sox outfielder Matt Long led off the 10th inning by lining a solo homer over the wall to give Colorado a 2-1 lead. Blackley worked out of the frame without further...

  • Carpenter homers twice, Cardinals win on Garcia's walk

    ST. LOUIS — Matt Carpenter hit a pair of home runs and Greg Garcia's bases-loaded walk capped a three-run rally in the ninth inning as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Colorado Rockies 9-8 on Thursday night. Carpenter went 4 for 5 with four RBIs after moving back to the leadoff spot. It was his first career multihomer game and he has a...

  • Kubiak hoping history repeats itself with Elway, Manning

    ENGLEWOOD — Gary Kubiak sure has the blueprints. He helped guide the Denver Broncos to back-to-back Super Bowls in the late 1990s as John Elway's backup-turned tutor and now he's trying to steer them back to the top of the NFL behind 39-year-old Peyton Manning. On the eve of his first training camp as Denver's head coach, Kubiak said: "I...

  • Klee: 10 reasons why Broncos training camp is worth watching

    ENGLEWOOD - If sports are entertainment, the best entertainment in Colorado is not, in fact, at Dove Valley for Broncos training camp. It's in Boulder for the Republican debate, and can anyone really argue that won't be wildly entertaining? - The debate falls on Oct. 28, a Wednesday during the Broncos' bye week, so Peyton Manning is...

  • Kaka named MVP with goal, assist in MLS' victory over Tottenham

    COMMERCE CITY - Before Wednesday's MLS All-Star Game, Clint Dempsey said he was looking forward to playing most with Kaka and David Villa. Fans got to see why. Dempsey started a play that went to Kaka and ended with Villa scoring on an easy redirect in the 23rd minute that turned out to be the difference in the game as the MLS All-Stars...

  • Colorado Springs' Jenkins brothers making their mark on national mountain biking stage

    A blur of brightly colored spandex caught Nolan Jenkins' eye, and a passion for mountain biking was born. The rising Colorado Springs School freshman, now 14, went to the Leadville 100 race about four years ago, and Durango-based mountain biking national champ Todd Wells blew past the preteen fan. "I wanted to try it out," he said. "I...

  • Ramsey: Dimming stars would give Rapids light

    COMMERCE CITY - The Kroenkes must open their family vault and pay an aging international soccer star a few million to spend cool summer nights in Colorado. Enos Stanley Kroenke owns the Colorado Rapids and that fact means I don't even need to tell you how his team is playing. The Rapids are - surprise! - last in the MLS' Western Conference....

  • AP Investigation: Olympic teams to swim, boat in Rio's filth

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Athletes competing in next year's Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has found. An AP analysis of water quality revealed dangerously high levels of viruses and...

  • Massive turnover at quarterback leaves Mountain West wide open

    LAS VEGAS - Nevada football coach Brian Polian couldn't sleep one night this summer, so he drove to his office around 3 a.m. to begin a project he had been putting off to that point. For the next three days, he locked himself in the room and broke down film of every repetition his top three quarterbacks took in spring practice. He analyzed...

  • MWC Notes: Bad blood still exists between Air Force and Wyoming football

    Bad blood exists between Air Force and Wyoming Off the football field, Eddie Yarbrough is a ukulele-playing gentle giant. That is, until the Wyoming defensive end starts talking about Air Force. "Off the field, I have a lot of respect. On the field, I don't got no time for them," the all-Mountain West player said. "I don't like them one...

  • JJ Clark, Tracy Thelen claim overall titles as 25th Ascent Cycling season comes to end

    He teased all of us on his website, using the phrase "could be the last" to lead up to Wednesday's fifth and final race of this summer's Ascent Cycling series. Say it isn't so, Andy. "Every year, I say this year will be my last year," said longtime race director Andy Bohlmann, whose family started the series 25 years ago. "Two more years...

  • Colorado Springs Sky Sox game suspended a day at New Orleans

    The Colorado Springs at New Orleans Zephyrs scoreless game Wednesday night was suspended due to rain in the fifth inning. The Sky Sox had the game's four hits. It will be resumed Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Mountain before the scheduled game. Colorado Springs will have runners at first and third with two outs in the top of the fifth. The game...

  • Jake Long to visit Denver Broncos on Thursday

    ENGLEWOOD — The Denver Broncos want to see if former No. 1 draft pick Jake Long is healthy enough to bolster their offensive line to protect 39-year-old Peyton Manning. Long is scheduled to visit the Broncos on Thursday. He's also visited with the Giants and Falcons this week. The first overall pick by Miami in 2008 and a four-time Pro...

  • Fountain-Fort Carson and Pine Creek keep football rivalry alive in preseason

    It won't be an official game, but it'll serve as a nice reminder how close the start of the football season is. On Thursday, Fountain-Fort Carson will host Pine Creek in a scrimmage, slated to start around 5 p.m. For the Trojans, it'll be the ninth day of a nine-day camp that prepares the team for the regular season. Coach Mitch Johnson no...

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