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  • Balanced Colorado State offense to test Air Force in every aspect

    Leave it to the regular-season finale to provide the comprehensive final exam. Air Force's defense has been asked to compete with some of the nation's top running attacks and others that can win in the air. But no team on the Falcons' schedule can do both as effectively as Colorado State. The Rams lead the Mountain West with 322.6 passing...

  • Girls' swimming preview: Hawley sisters fill their lives with swimming

    When the first day of swim practice at Doherty High School had all but come to a close, the smallest swimmer's arms wobbled like rubber and whipped the chlorinated water in a panic. She gasped for air as she leeched onto the closest wall, looking around to make sure her sister was close. There was relief when she found her. Kai Hawley, 15,...

  • Girls' swimming preview: Team-by-team capsules

    A team-by-team look at area girls' swimming and diving squads. Class 5A Coronado Coach: Katie Baker (fifth season) Key swimmers: Sarah Stafford, sr.; Katie Jacobs, sr.; Emily Randono, sr.; Katie Field, jr. Season outlook: It could be argued that the leap from Class 4A to 5A isn't as rough as it seems, as quality teams lurk on both sides...

  • McManus out as Broncos find new placekicker

    ENGLEWOOD — The Denver Broncos have switched kickers again, waiving first-year pro Brandon McManus and signing Connor Barth, who hasn't kicked in an NFL game since 2012. Barth, 28, won a competition with 38-year-old Jay Feely at the Broncos complex in suburban Denver on Tuesday. The Broncos were in the market for a new kicker after McManus...

  • Nuggets, Lawson outrun the Bulls

    DENVER - Ty Lawson scored 20 points, including a key jumper in the waning seconds, and the Nuggets beat the Bulls 114-109 on Tuesday for their fifth straight win. Arron Afflalo added 19 points and Danilo Gallinari had 15 for the Nuggets, who defeated the Bulls for the eighth straight time in Denver. Bulls point guard Derrick Rose was limited...

  • Prep hockey preview: Team-by-team capsules

    A team-by-team look at hockey programs in the Pikes Peak region. Air Academy Coach: Ty Hennes (1st season) Last season: 6-11-2 Key players: Travis Work, sr.; Alec Ortiz, sr.; Jared Kane, sr.; Sam Thrutchley, sr.; Jonathan Valtin, sr. Outlook: The energy and excitement of the players have Hennes and his assistant coaches pleased. The...

  • Cheyenne Mountain turns to alternative hockey practice method

    No breakout drills. No dump and chase. No scrimmage. No length of the ice rushes. But on the flip side, no standing around watching others skate. No sitting on the bench. No skating against players of lower skill sets. Cheyenne Mountain's hockey practices have a determinedly different feel to them this season. "It's been a huge change from...

  • Long time coming: US pair gets 1964 bronze medal

    After 50 years, the IOC finally has figured out the pairs figure skating at the 1964 Games. The International Olympic Committee has corrected the standings of the competition to show the American sibling team of Vivian Joseph and Ronald Joseph as the bronze medalists. In addition, two silver medals have been listed for the event by the IOC....

  • Defending 4A champion Pine Creek advances to title game

    Pine Creek defeated Falcon 34-14 Saturday in the Class 4A semifinals, giving the Eagles a chance at a repeat title in high school school. Tommy Lazzaro scored three touchdowns for visiting Pine Creek, which is the No. 1 seed in 4A and will head to next Saturday's championship game with a 13-0 record. Pine Creek will face Longmont, a 21-14...

  • Klee: Colorado Springs central to Buffs basketball revival

    BOULDER — Wesley Gordon is telling a story. This is unusual, since Big Wes is not a storyteller. He's a listener, a watcher, and the Buffs are trying to break him of that. His story is about a rapper from Colorado Springs, naturally, since CU basketball right now is all about Colorado Springs. As Gordon is telling his story, Josh Scott,...

  • This week's Peak Performer: Pine Creek quarterback Tommy Lazzaro

    Pine Creek has been the king of the football hill in Colorado Springs for the better part of a decade. Coach Todd Miller has built a powerhouse program on Thunder Mountain Avenue, and the 2014 version may be his finest work yet. The Eagles (13-0) rolled rival Falcon 34-14 last weekend to advance to the 4A state championship game for the third...

  • Dodgers acquire Juan Nicasio from Rockies

    LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired right-hander Juan Nicasio from the Colorado Rockies on Monday in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Nicasio will be added to the 40-man roster and infielder Ryan Jackson was designated for assignment to make room, said Andrew Friedman, Dodgers president of baseball...

  • High school wrestling preview team capsules

    5A Coronado Coach: Matt Brickell (25th season) Returning state qualifiers: 4 Key wrestlers: Jess Hankin, sr., 126 pounds (state runner-up); Chase McElhany, jr., 145 (state qualifier); Jimmy Weaver, so., 160 (state qualifier); Ryan Strabala, jr., 220 (state qualifier). Outlook: Brickell sent seven wrestlers t the 5A state tournament...

  • Nike extends contract with USOC

    The swoosh and the rings will stick together through at least 2020. The U.S. Olympic Committee signed an extension to its sponsorship deal with Nike that will last through the Tokyo Games six years from now. Nike is one of the USOC's top-tier sponsors. No dollar figures were given for the latest extension, though these contracts...

  • Ramsey: Broncos' C.J. Anderson, recently Mr. Anonymous, bulldozes Dolphins

    DENVER - The end zone beckoned, and C.J. Anderson wanted to answer the call. After dancing into the open field, he could see the destination where every running back yearns to roam. "Oh, it was very tempting," Anderson said. "In my head I was saying, 'Go, go, go.'" But in the back of his mind, he heard stern, sensible words spoken in the...


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