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  • Air Force vs. Western Michigan: Subplots to follow

    Air Force and its slow starts 1 The Falcons have given up first-drive touchdowns to five of their past seven opponents and have trailed at some point in all seven of those games, though it has won all but two of them. Falling behind in a bowl game could mean bad news with big emotions of many players appearing in their final game and...

  • Air Force, Western Michigan achieved similar turnarounds by taking different paths

    BOISE, Idaho - Troy Calhoun has been asked about this season's turnaround before the turnaround had even begun. And from Mountain West media day in July through press conferences for bowl week, the only thing that has changed is the tense of the Air Force coach's verbs. "We'll have a little more experience," Calhoun explained in July, talking...

  • Air Force vs. Western Michigan: By the numbers

    A look at Saturday's Famous Idaho Potato Bowl matchup between Air Force and Western Michigan by the numbers.

  • Bejarano leads Colorado State past Denver

    DENVER — Daniel Bejarano had 25 points, including a career-high six 3-pointers, and Tiel Daniels added 20, helping Colorado State extend its winning streak to 11 games by beating Denver 85-84 on Friday night. The Rams (11-0) remain one of nine unbeaten teams in the nation. The only other time Colorado State reeled off 11 straight wins was...

  • Friday faceoff: Are you happy with the college football playoffs?

    The Gazette's Kate Shefte and Scott Kaniewski square off over the question: "Are you happy with the college football playoffs?"

  • Gold medalist Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI

    BALTIMORE — Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps pleaded guilty to drunken driving on Friday, almost three months after he was arrested after leaving a Baltimore casino. Phelps, 29, was arrested on Sept. 30. Documents show he was stopped for speeding and crossing the double yellow line while driving in the Fort McHenry Tunnel. Police say...

  • UCCS supports 'I Can't Breathe' shirts worn by players

    Three University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's basketball players wore "I Can't Breathe" shirts in pregame warmups Dec. 12 before the Mountain Lions game against Metro-Denver. "I can't breathe," were words spoken by Eric Garner before he died in the grasp of a New York police officer. UCCS players Darius Pardner, Tommie...

  • Shook shakes it off too late in Grizzlies' loss to Pueblo South

    Mesa Ridge coach Jeff Beatty said it would be unfair to put the whole game in the hands of highly-touted center Kylee Shook. Sometimes he doesn't have a choice though. The 6-foot-4 junior scored 21 of her 23 points in the second half, and had 17 rebounds and five blocks as the defending 4A champion Grizzlies (4-4) bounced back from a dreadful...

  • Klee: Colorado Springs' Nate Engesser heating up for Denver Pioneers

    DENVER Friday night, the University of Denver hosts Colorado State in a basketball game. It is potentially a big one, since CSU is 10-0 and DU runs an unusual system that is capable of swinging an upset if the Rams are not prepared for it. So Nate Engesser is excited about that. I think. It's hard to tell, because Engesser, a junior at...

  • Ramsey: Air Force basketball struggles with early questions

    College basketball games in November are tough to decipher. Are we watching a version of a team that will vastly improve as players gain confidence and a better understanding of each other? Or are we watching an early version of the truth - maybe dark, maybe bright - about a team? Air Force's basketball team is hoping it's the former. For...

  • KLEE: For Nuggets to get going, Kenneth Faried must get going

    DENVER - Kenneth Faried talks a big game. He plays to the crowd, saying the right things, or at least the things the crowd wants to hear. Here, check out what he said Sept. 29, before this Nuggets season got underway: "I'm one of those players you can stick in anywhere and I'm going to produce. It doesn't matter who it is or who it's...

  • Lyons, Yon help Air Force past tougher-than-expected challenge from D-II foe

    Trevor Lyons received a pregame text of encouragement from his older brother, Michael, but the message neglected to mention that Michael would actually be on hand for Trevor's home debut with Air Force. But Michael was four rows up from the floor at Clune Arena to watch his freshman brother hit all four of his shots, scoring 11 points...

  • Thursday's high school box scores

    Box scores from Thursday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.

  • Comeau leads Penguins to OT win over Avalanche

    PITTSBURGH — Blake Comeau scored 2:24 into overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 29 shots, registering his sixth shutout of the season just hours after the Penguins thought their starting goaltender had the mumps. Fleury, who recorded the 34th shutout...

  • Manning limited at Broncos' practice with thigh injury

    ENGLEWOOD — Peyton Manning is over his illness but not his injury. Denver's quarterback was limited Thursday when the Broncos reconvened for their first practice since their win at San Diego on Sunday. Manning fought through the flu in that game and strained his right thigh late in the first half. Manning participated in the walkthrough but...