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  • Manning won't laugh if Chargers manage keep-away encore

    DENVER — Peyton Manning laughed when his receivers played hot potato with his record-setting memento last weekend. He won't be nearly as jolly Thursday night if the San Diego Chargers play keep-away from the Denver Broncos' high-powered offense as they did last year. The Broncos were held under 65 snaps just twice last season — both times...

  • Stanford picked to win Pac-12 women's crown; Colorado 10th

    SAN FRANCISCO — Hall of Fame coach Tara VanDerveer's Stanford team has been picked to win a 15th consecutive Pac-12 regular-season women's basketball championship. A poll of the league coaches gave the Cardinal 116 points and seven first-place votes, the Pac-12 announced during its media day Wednesday. Bay Area rival California was chosen to...

  • Pac-12 improved officiating for basketball top priority

    SAN FRANCISCO — Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott remains committed to the continual improvement of officiating in the conference for both men's and women's basketball and considers it a top priority. It's been more than a year since the Pac-12 teamed with the Mountain West Conference to form a men's basketball officiating alliance to better...

  • Gazette sports chat rewind with Paul Klee and Joe Paisley

    Join sports columnist Paul Klee and sports reporter Joe Paisley for a live web chat at 11 a.m. Talk Broncos, CC Hockey and more.

  • City for Champions supporters tout benefits of downtown Colorado Springs sports venue

    For years, downtown Tulsa, Okla., had a reputation as quiet and dull - the kind of place where the sidewalks were rolled up at night. That was before the Tulsa community invested in a major, publicly funded economic development initiative, which included a new downtown civic arena, said Jason Doyle, president of UMB Bank in Colorado Springs...

  • This week's AP prep football rankings

    Here is The Associated Press high school football poll. The poll includes first-place votes in parentheses, season record, total points and last week’s ranking, as voted upon by a statewide panel of sports writers. Teams are arranged in three divisions of equal size based on current enrollments. Class 5A...

  • Ramsey: Colorado College's Sarah Schweiss just keeps scoring goals

    It's autumn in Colorado Springs, which means Sarah Schweiss is scoring goals within city limits. On Friday, the Colorado College junior was doing what she's been doing the past 15 years. As she sprinted toward the net against UNLV, Schweiss faced a severe, if not quite impossible angle. A score from this angle is about as common as a total...

  • Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame bios: Don Cockroft

    The Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony is Tuesday at the Broadmoor World Arena. Here's a look at one inductee: Don Cockroft, a graduate of Fountain-Fort Carson High School, where he was a three-sport star in football, basketball and track, ended his sports career as one of the greatest kickers in college and the NFL. He...

  • Coach fired over watermelon, ape-like celebrations

    CHARLESTON, S.C. — A high school football coach was fired because of postgame victory celebrations the district superintendent said involved players smashing watermelons and making ape-like sounds. Superintendent Nancy McGinley said Tuesday she was contacted last week by a board member who said the parent of an opposing player was offended by...

  • This week's Gazette prep rankings

    Football Class 5A 1. Doherty 7-1 No. 2 2. Fountain-Fort Carson 6-2 No. 1 3. Palmer 2-6 No. 3 Class 4A 1. Pine Creek 8-0 No. 1 2. Vista Ridge 6-2 No. 2 3. Rampart 6-2 NR Class 3A 1. Discovery Canyon 8-0 No. 1 2. Cañon City 6-2 No. 3 Lewis-Palmer 4-4 No. 3 Class 2A & Below 1. St. Mary's 6-2 No. 2 2. Florence 5-3...

  • Fun and games over for Peyton Manning, Broncos

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -€” No more fun and games for Peyton Manning. OK, it was "hat day" for the Denver Broncos, who didn't don helmets or pads at practice Tuesday. Still, the new record-holder for most career touchdown passes made it clear he has put his historic Sunday night performance against San Francisco behind him. That's because Philip...

  • Air Force Academy to remain silent on athletic department issues

    The Air Force Academy says leaders have said all they can about a review of the school's athletic department that came after a player misconduct scandal. A spokesman, Lt. Col. Brus Vidal, says Air Force regulations mandate that the review, called an "inspection" in the service's language, be kept secret. Vidal said superintendent Lt. Gen...

  • ESPN's Skip Bayless says rape allegations helped Kobe Bryant sell sneakers

    It’s not exactly a marketing plan Nike suits would draw up. And the plan, constructed on ESPN’s “First Take” by Skip Bayless, is one he likely wants to now tear up. Bayless reasoned Kobe Bryant’s rape case in Colorado eventually raised public awareness for the Lakers star, making him more marketable. “He failed in his first sneaker deal...

  • Palmer Ridge field hockey backed by goalie Cheradyn Pettit in advancing to semifinals

    Monument - Right off the bat, Cherry Creek took to the attack. Lucky for Palmer Ridge, Cheradyn Pettit was in goal. The senior goalie stopped eight of nine shots, including a diving save in the opening minutes, to help the No. 3 Bears defeat No. 6 Cherry Creek 3-1 on Monday in the first round of the state field hockey playoffs. Pettit and...

  • Oscar Pistorius starts serving prison term

    PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. A South African judge cited the "gross negligence" the Olympic runner showed when he shot Steenkamp multiple times through a toilet cubicle door in his home when she delivered the...

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