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  • UConn women make eighth Final Four in a row

    ALBANY, N.Y. - Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies are back in a familiar place - the Final Four. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 27 points to help UConn beat Dayton 91-70 on Monday to advance to the national semifinals for an eighth straight season. The Huskies stand two wins away from a third straight national championship. They accomplished...

  • Brett Lawrie hits 2 homers as A's rout Rockies

    MESA, Ariz. - Brett Lawrie had a pair of home runs and four RBIs, Drew Pomeranz pitched six scoreless innings and the Oakland Athletics routed the Colorado Rockies 11-2 Monday. Lawrie hit a solo homer in the sixth off Ryan Arrowood for a 6-0 lead and capped a five-run sixth with a three-run homer against LaTroy Hawkins that made it 11-0. Ben...

  • Monday's prep roundup: Paul Tillotson fans 12 in win over Rampart

    Highlights from Monday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.   BASEBALL Lewis-Palmer 2, Rampart 0 At Lewis-Palmer: Lewis-Palmer (4-2) starter Paul Tillotson struck out 12 and held Rampart (1-4) to three hits in a complete-game victory for the junior. Billy Cooks had two hits and a run batted in for the Rangers....

  • Providence beats Denver to advance to Frozen Four; Nebraska-Omaha earns first berth

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Tom Parisi broke a tie on a power play with 5:01 left and Providence beat Denver 4-1 on Sunday night in the NCAA East Regional final to advance to the Frozen Four. Providence (23-13-3) will face Nebraska-Omaha on April 9 in Boston. Nebraska-Omaha beat Rochester Institute of Technology 4-0 on Sunday night in the NCAA Midwest...

  • Korean citizenship gives former Colorado College Tiger Mike Testwuide Olympic opportunity

    Former Colorado College center Mike Testwuide couldn't turn down a chance to compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics. A few weeks ago, new South Korean men's ice hockey national team coach Jim Paek approached the former Pikes Peak Miner to see if he would apply for dual citizenship. That would allow him to play for his adopted country, which...

  • This week's prep schedule

    The high school sports schedule for the week of March 3-April 4 in the Pikes Peak region. Monday, Mar. 30 BASEBALL Rampart at Lewis-Palmer, 4 p.m. GIRLS' SOCCER Liberty at Douglas County, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 31 BASEBALL Florence at Manitou Springs, 3 p.m. Discovery Canyon at Palmer Ridge, 4 p.m. Cheyenne Mountain at Vista...

  • Denny Hamlin races to 25th Cup win, 5th at Martinsville

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Denny Hamlin just needed a visit to Martinsville Speedway to get his racing team back on track. Now, with his spot in NASCAR's Chase for the championship virtually assured, they can work to make it better. Hamlin passed teammate Matt Kenseth for the lead with 28 laps to go Sunday and ended Toyota's 32-race winless streak...

  • Rockies beat Diamondbacks 11-10 in Mexico

    HERMOSILLO, Mexico — Matt McBride homered twice and drove in four runs, helping the Colorado Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 11-10 in a split-squad game on Sunday. McBride hit a two-run shot in the first against Aaron Blair and another two-run drive in the fourth off Vidal Nuno. Robert Ramos added a solo shot in the top of the 10th,...

  • Duke back in Final Four after win over Gonzaga

    HOUSTON - A special group of freshmen is taking Duke and Coach K back to the NCAA Final Four. The Blue Devils and their trio of freshmen starters are going to their 16th Final Four after a 66-52 win Sunday in the South Regional over Gonzaga. Justise Winslow, the freshman playing home in Houston, had 16 points, including a big 3-pointer in...

  • Michigan State Spartans Final Four-bound after OT win over Louisville

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Coach Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans capped an improbable run to the Final Four with an overtime win. Senior guard Travis Trice scored 17 points and the seventh-seeded Spartans clamped down on defense to pull out a 76-70 victory over fourth-seeded Louisville in a thrilling NCAA Tournament East Regional final Sunday....

  • Watch: Tom Brady jumps from cliff in Facebook video

    Not doing that again! Patriots nation is counting on it. The New England brass are probably scrambling to add a "no cliff jumping" clause into Tom Brady's contract on Saturday after the four-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback posted a video of his shocking leap on Facebook. Brady, who is on vacation with the family - including supermodel...

  • Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez say he is OK after knee scare

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Colorado Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez felt pain in his surgically repaired left knee and panicked. "I was really scared because all of the things I went through in the offseason," he said Sunday. "And then you start feeling weak again." The two-time All-Star. Gonzalez declared himself pain-free Sunday, two days...

  • Colorado Springs Switchbacks lose inaugural road game at Austin

    USL: Austin Aztex 2, Colorado Springs Switchbacks 0 Austin, Texas: The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC opened their inaugural USL season on the road. In what was a well-fought match at House Park, the Aztex came out on top. The Switchbacks totaled 10 shots on goal, while the Aztex had 11. The Aztex were able to break through the...

  • Commentary: Mayweather wants fight to exceed hype

    LAS VEGAS - The best evidence the boss was around was the white Ferrari 458 Spider parked in front between two equally white Rolls Royces, top off and gleaming in the late afternoon sun. While Floyd Mayweather Jr. worked inside, a man with a spray bottle and cloth worked to make sure there wasn't an offending particle of dust on the ride the...

  • Klee: A polite request for the NFL, and Broncos, to be better

    DENVER - The Super Bowl opened with accusations of cheating and closed with a brawl in the end zone. The Bears just signed an alleged woman beater; the Cowboys just signed a convicted one. A former Patriots star is on trial for murder. The next major acquisition is coming, whenever Adrian Peterson signs for another few million bucks. All he...

  • NCAA roundup: Unbeaten Kentucky, Wisconsin advance to Final Four

    CLEVELAND — Andrew Harrison made two free throws with 6 seconds remaining, and top-ranked Kentucky kept its unbeaten season and national title hopes intact with a 68-66 victory over Notre Dame on Saturday night in the Midwest Regional final. The Wildcats (38-0) advanced to the Final Four in Indianapolis next week, where they will meet...

  • Duchene, Iginla have 3 points each as Avs beat Sabres

    DENVER — Playoffs or not, the Colorado Avalanche are trying to finish the season strong. Matt Duchene had a goal and two assists, Jarome Iginla had three assists and the Avalanche kept their slim postseason hopes alive with a 5-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night. John Mitchell scored for the second straight game, and Marc-Andre...

  • Trail Blazers beat Nuggets, move closer to division title

    PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Trail Blazers are beginning to regain their health, and the results are showing as they inch closer to their first division title in six years. LaMarcus Aldridge had 32 points and 11 rebounds, and Portland beat the Denver Nuggets 120-114 on Saturday night for its third consecutive victory. The Blazers increased...

  • Dynamo and Rapids play to scoreless draw

    HOUSTON — Tyler Deric had three saves for his second shutout of the season, helping the Houston Dynamo preserve a scoreless draw with the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night. Deric had the play of the match in the 31st minute when he deflected Marcelo Sarvas' 8-yard shot over the crossbar. Sarvas got open for the shot after a chest pass from...

  • NCAA women's roundup: UConn wins in a rout; Dayton continues improbable run

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Breanna Stewart had 31 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists to help UConn rout Texas 105-54 on Saturday, earning coach Geno Auriemma his 100th NCAA Tournament win. Auriemma became the second coach to reach the century mark, joining Pat Summitt, who finished with 112 victories in her career. They are the only two coaches...

  • Jonathan Gray roughed up as Cubs rout Rockies

    MESA, Ariz. — Jake Arrieta pitched four shutout innings and also homered, doubled and drove in four runs as the split-squad Chicago Cubs routed the Colorado Rockies 18-4 Saturday. Cubs rookie Kris Bryant had four hits, raising his spring average to .459. The Cubs scored seven times in the first inning, helped by four plays that Colorado...

  • Shiffrin captures slalom title at US Alpine Championships

    CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine — Over the years, Mikaela Shiffrin has been patiently refining her technique, trying to get it just perfect. Her signature for autographs, that is. Her skiing is pretty letter perfect, too. Shiffrin added another title to her impressive collection, winning the slalom by a huge margin Saturday at the U.S. Alpine...

  • Denver beats Boston College in NCAA hockey

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Grant Arnold scored twice and Trevor Moore had a goal and an assist to help Denver beat Boston College 5-2 on Saturday in the East Regional semifinals of the NCAA hockey tournament. Denver (24-13-2) will play the Miami (Ohio)-Providence winner Sunday for a berth in the Frozen Four. Joey LaLeggia and Will Butcher also...

  • Rockies look to rebound from 4th straight losing season

    DENVER — Troy Tulowitzki benefits by having Carlos Gonzalez in the lineup. Gonzalez certainly benefits from Tulowitzki's presence, too. But the Colorado Rockies may not benefit as much as you might think having those two sluggers together in the batting order. A healthy Tulo and CarGo by no means guarantees success, even if the Rockies are...

  • NCAA Tournament roundup: Gonzaga headed to Elite Eight for 1st time since 1999

        SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds and second-seeded Gonzaga used a big run early in the second half to pull away for a 74-62 victory over No. 11 UCLA on Friday night in the South Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament. The victory puts Gonzaga (35-2) in the Elite Eight for the second...

  • Area products Jenn Urbaniak and Kassady Huffman still plan on playing basketball for Air Force

    While Air Force continues its search for a new women's basketball coach, whoever steps in will still have two area players committed to playing for the Falcons. On March 10, Air Force announced it would not renew Andrea Williams' contract. Williams went 22-128 over five seasons. Nine of those 22 wins came in her first season. Williams landed...

  • Switchbacks excited about inaugural season's possibilities

    Although only together for six weeks, the Colorado Springs Switchbacks appear confident headed into their inaugural USL season. In a recent 1-0 preseason loss to the expansion Real Monarchs of Salt Lake City, the Switchbacks gave coach Steve Trittschuh a glimpse of their character and teamwork. "I liked how we battled and competed,"...

  • Pro rodeo cowboy Gill, passenger hurt in Texas plane crash

    STEPHENVILLE, Texas — A professional rodeo cowboy and his fiancee have been seriously hurt when their single-engine plane crashed after takeoff from North Texas on a flight to the Houston area. The Department of Public Safety says the crash happened Friday after the Piper Saratoga II left Stephenville Clark Regional Airport, about 50 miles...

  • All-conference teams for winter sports

    BOYS' BASKETBALL All-conference teams 4A COLORADO SPRINGS METRO LEAGUE All-League & Academic All-League Coach of the Year-Terry Dunn, Sierra Player of the Year-De'Andre Twilley, Mitchell First team De'Andre Twilley Mitchell Tevion Thompson Sierra Will Ball TCA Ke'andre Lewis Sierra Price Adams Mesa Ridge Second team...

  • NCAA says it will monitor impacts of Indiana religious law

      With the Final Four a week away from shining a spotlight on Indianapolis, NCAA President Mark Emmert said Thursday that the governing body for college sports is concerned about an Indiana law that could allow businesses to discriminate against gay people. The law would prohibit state and local laws that "substantially burden" the...

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