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  • Dominant pitching, timely hitting has Lewis-Palmer among last four of state baseball tourney

    DENVER - Lewis-Palmer wanted to show off its 1-2 pitching punch to the rest of the state during the Class 4A state baseball tournament. The Rangers also wanted to see Evergreen. They got both wishes and showed why they wanted both as the Rangers won back-to-back playoff games Thursday at Metro State to advance to the final four of the...

  • Ramsey: Will Nuggets draft a superstar? History screams no

    Josh Kroenke looked stunned and confused and disappointed. In short, he looked like a Denver Nuggets fan. On Tuesday night, Kroenke hoped to climb to the top of the NBA draft lottery. Instead, the basketball powers from above handed Kroenke, the Nuggets struggling mastermind, the No. 7 pick in the upcoming draft. For reasons that are obvious...

  • Broncos DE Antonio Smith under investigation in Texas

    ENGLEWOOD — Denver Broncos defensive end Antonio Smith is under investigation in Texas over a criminal allegation the local sheriff described Thursday as "sexual in nature." Smith has not been arrested and no charges have been filed. TMZ first reported the investigation. Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls said a complaint was made against...

  • Colorado Pride open women's soccer season with rout over Colorado Storm

    Greeley: The W-League Colorado Pride opened the 2015 campaign with a decisive 6-0 victory over their northern rival, Colorado Storm, at Northern Colorado’s Jackson Field. Britt Eckerstrom and Kaitlyn Smith combined for the clean sheet. The Pride opened the scoring in the 25th minute when Colorado College standout Sarah Schweiss fed the ball...

  • McKenry's homer lifts Rockies to win over Phillies

    DENVER — On a day Jorge De La Rosa struggled to get anything over the plate, he became the team's career strikeouts leader. Wild, just like his control. Michael McKenry hit a two-run homer and De La Rosa etched his name into the Colorado record books as the Rockies beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 on Thursday. De La Rosa fanned Freddy...

  • SI's off-season NFL Power Rankings: Broncos too high or low?

    The NFL? We're still weeks away from the MLB All-Star Game (July 14), yet the NFL never stops. Sports Illustrated published NFL power rankings and the Denver Broncos are left out of the top five. The Broncos are ranked sixth, behind Dallas, Indianapolis, New England, Green Bay and No. 1 Seattle.  Click here to see the full list of...

  • Switchbacks survive scare from Boulder amateurs

    Someone forgot to tell the Harpo's they were supposed to lose. They did, but not before putting a scare into the Colorado Springs Switchbacks. The hosts held on for a 2-1 win Wednesday over the Boulder-based pub team in the second round of the U.S. Open Cup tournament at Sand Creek Stadium. "2-0 is the toughest lead to defend," said...

  • Ramsey: Cheyenne Mountain's Hannah Gerdin appreciates winning her third soccer title

    COMMERCE CITY - Hannah Gerdin is an expert when it comes to state soccer titles. She's won three during her spectacular career at Cheyenne Mountain, which gives her the luxury of comparing the times she ruled Colorado. "This is different," she said after leading her teammates to an epic 2-1 victory over Lewis-Palmer that required two...

  • Cheyenne Mountain makes Colorado soccer history with third straight 4A girls' title

    COMMERCE CITY - Cheyenne Mountain’s third consecutive girls’ soccer state championship will come with an asterisk. And a good one at that. The third-seeded Indians became the first girls’ soccer team in Colorado at any classification to win three consecutive titles after beating No. 8 Lewis-Palmer via penalty kicks 2-1 at Dick’s Sporting...

  • Butler struggles as Rockies fall to Phillies

    DENVER — Eddie Butler struggled on the mound for the second straight start. His problems off the mound hurt him, too. Butler followed up the shortest outing of his career with another shaky start, and his two fielding errors helped the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Colorado Rockies 4-2 on Wednesday night. "He just hasn't been able to reel...

  • Former Air Force d-lineman gets chance to start at guard for Broncos

    ENGLEWOOD — Ben Garland spent his offseason fulfilling his 2015 commitment to the Colorado Air National Guard and now he's fighting to serve as one of Peyton Manning's primary protectors. Five years after turning heads by chasing down Tim Tebow and then outracing the quick quarterback in post-practice wind sprints, the former Air Force...

  • Nuggets center Nurkic undergoes surgery to fix torn tendon

    DENVER — The Denver Nuggets say rookie center Jusuf Nurkic underwent surgery to fix a torn left patellar tendon. Nurkic had the procedure Wednesday at a clinic in Los Angeles. The team did not give a timeline for his return. Nurkic averaged 6.9 points and 6.1 rebounds in 2014-15. He was recently selected to the NBA all-rookie second team.

  • Struggling Drew Stubbs sent to minors by Rockies

    DENVER — Struggling outfielder Drew Stubbs has been optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque by the Colorado Rockies, who recalled outfielder Brandon Barnes from the Isotopes. Stubbs was hitting .118 with two home runs and 5 RBIs in 24 games and had struck out 31 times in 51 at bats. Rockies manager Walt Weiss said he believes Stubbs, who is making...

  • Transferring Air Force freshman Mooney lands at South Dakota

    Matt Mooney is transferring to South Dakota, the school announced Wednesday. Mooney played in 29 games, making eight starts, for Air Force as a freshman this past season. He informed coach Dave Pilipovich in early April that he did not intend to remain at the academy. "We are excited to add Matt to our program," South Dakota coach Craig...

  • Girls' soccer 4A capsule: Colorado Springs-area rivals battle for state championship Wednesday

    Colorado 4A state soccer championship details No. 8 Lewis-Palmer (17-1-1) vs. No. 3 Cheyenne Mountain (13-5-1) When: Wednesday, 5 p.m. Where: Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City What to know: Yet again the Class 4A girls' soccer championship will return to Colorado Springs. The last three titles and four of the last eight belong...