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  • Fundraiser run may speed up opening of long-awaited trail to Cheyenne Mountain summit

    Area runners will get a chance to speed up the construction of a new trail leading to the summit of one of the Front Range's iconic mountains this October. The Friends of Cheyenne Mountain State Park announced its Cheyenne Mountain Run; an 8-mile run up the mountainside, including about ¾ of a mile of the finished portion of the 3-mile Dixon...

  • Sounders take over top spot in West by beating Rapids

    SEATTLE — Marco Pappa scored his first goal since last October and the Seattle Sounders jumped into first place. Pappa scored in the 16th minute to lift the Sounders to a 1-0 win over the Colorado Rapids. Not only does Seattle (7-3-2, 23 points) now lead the Western Conference, it leads the entire MLS, thanks to Portland's 1-0 win at home...

  • Colorado Springs Switchbacks continue U.S. Open Cup run, to face Colorado Rapids next

    SALT LAKE CITY - The Colorado Springs Switchbacks continued their run in the U.S. Open Cup with a 1-0 victory over the fellow USL Salt Lake Real Monarchs late Wednesday night. With the victory, the Switchbacks will face the Colorado Rapids of the MLS in the fourth round. The lone goal came in the fifth minute when center defender Josh...

  • Klee: New Broncos offense, Peyton Manning coming in baby steps

    ENGLEWOOD - Peyton Manning took a direct snap from the center and tumbled to the grass turf. Emmanuel Sanders didn't see his quarterback's spill. "I was blocking," Sanders said afterward. One more time - and this will be on the test when the Broncos open against the Ravens - for posterity: Peyton Manning took a snap from under center (not...

  • Running back Jon Lee regains status and will graduate from Air Force

    Falcon Stadium will open its doors to Jon Lee one final time. After fighting issues with academics, fumbles, playing time and eventually losing his cadet in good standing status as a senior, the Air Force running back will be among 840 to graduate from the academy Thursday and earn a commission as an officer. The academy confirmed to The...

  • Seattle takes over top spot in West by beating Colorado

    SEATTLE — Marco Pappa scored in the 16th minute to lift the Seattle Sounders to a 1-0 win over the Colorado Rapids on Wednesday night, moving them into first place in the Western Conference. Pappa's goal was his first of the season for the Sounders (7-3-2, 23 points). Goalkeeper Stefan Frei earned his league-leading seventh shutout and his...

  • Arenado homers again, Kendrick leads Rockies over Reds

    CINCINNATI — Nolan Arenado was fifth among NL third baseman in the All-Star Game vote totals released on Wednesday. If he keeps playing the way he has the past few days, he's sure to make it. Arenado hit a three-run homer on Wednesday, extending his hitting tear, and Kyle Kendrick pitched into the eighth inning for his first win since...

  • Livestream: Colorado Springs Switchbacks at Real Monarchs of Salt Lake, 7 p.m. Wednesday

    Two familiar foes will square off when the Colorado Springs Switchbacks visit the Real Monarchs of Salt Lake at 7 p.m. Wednesday with a shot at the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer on the line. The winner of the 2015 U.S. Open Cup third-round game advances to face the Rapids in Commerce City June 16-17.  The Monarchs won at...

  • Antonio Smith absent from Broncos OTAs amid criminal probe

    ENGLEWOOD — Defensive end Antonio Smith is absent from the Denver Broncos' organized team activities while prosecutors in Texas investigate a criminal sexual complaint against him. Smith met with general manager John Elway, team president and CEO Joe Ellis and coach Gary Kubiak and they all agreed it was best for Smith to skip the voluntary...

  • Live coverage: Lewis-Palmer High School baseball vs. Green Mountain, Class 4A state title game, 1 p.m.

    Two more wins and Lewis-Palmer High School will become Class 4A state champions for the first time in program history. One loss and the season is over.  The Rangers (22-3) will face Green Mountain (19-6) on Wednesday at Metro State at 1 p.m. The Rangers will have to beat Green Mountain twice in the double-elimination tournament....

  • Ramsey: Bill Tierney gleefully defies lacrosse history, brings national title to the University of Denver

    Denver's Bill Tierney, the emperor of American lacrosse, is celebrating his seventh NCAA title. It's a historical triumph, the first by a school in our nation's heartland. He took a break from his rejoicing to take a friendly jab at a repentant doubter. "If I remember correctly, you weren't so sure we were going to get it done," Tierney...

  • 4A overcomes lack of Lewis-Palmer baseball players to top 3A/5A All-Stars

    With Lewis-Palmer busy in Denver with the Class 4A state playoffs, the area's 4A All-Star team looked to be at sizable disadvantage in the 54th High School Senior Baseball All-Star Game. A mix of aggressive base running and solid pitching proved otherwise. Cañon City's Jared Mews had a steal and scored two runs. Falcon's Jeff Vela followed up...

  • Lewis-Palmer aggressively works way into baseball state title game

    DENVER - Lewis-Palmer's base runners were aggressive from the get-go. Because of it, starter Paul Tillotson was aggressive on the mound. The result: An 8-0 drubbing of Ponderosa in the Class 4A state semifinal Tuesday that punched the Rangers' ticket to the state title round for the first time in program history. Ben Stinson went 4 for 4,...

  • Reds end 9-game losing streak with win over Rockies

    CINCINNATI — Skip Schumaker hit a game-winning double in the ninth inning, and the Cincinnati Reds ended a nine-game losing streak — their longest in 17 years — with a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night. Players piled out of their dugout for a wild celebration near second base after Schumaker's pinch hit ended the Reds'...

  • Switchbacks head to Salt Lake for U.S. Open Cup match

    Two familiar foes will square off when the Colorado Springs Switchbacks travel to the Real Monarchs of Salt Lake at 7 p.m. Wednesday with a shot at the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer on the line. The winner of the 2015 U.S. Open Cup third-round game advances to face the Rapids in Commerce City June 16-17.  The Monarchs won at...