Tackling optional in some Colorado prep football programs

DENVER — He’s 27. An old 27. After seven surgeries, it’s gotten to the point where Sam Stratton’s knee and ankle take turns getting funky on him when the weather turns cold. “I’ve been asked that...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Emmanuel Sanders injures Achilles at Broncos practice

ENGLEWOOD — Although the schedule gets easier for the Denver Broncos this month, the degree of difficulty in reaching the playoffs keeps going up. The Broncos (6-6) lost leading wide receiver...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Colorado Buffaloes make Mel Tucker new head coach

BOULDER — Mel Tucker doesn’t shy away from setting the expectations high. Because lately that’s the only level he’s known. Colorado hired the Georgia defensive coordinator as its football coach...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Navajo Prep Eagles fly in transition, beat Bayfield

Tuesday’s season-opening game got away from the Bayfield High School girls basketball team in the second half. The Navajo Prep Eagles (1-0) soared up and down the floor to score transition points...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

New Mexico State steamrolls New Mexico Lobos

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – JoJo Zamora tossed in a career-high 27 points and Ivan Aurrecoechea scored a career-best 23 with 11 rebounds for his first double-double to power New Mexico State to a 100-65...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Penguins’ Hornqvist outshines Sidney Crosby, Nathan MacKinnon

PITTSBURGH – Patric Hornqvist’s natural hat trick in the third period powered the Pittsburgh Penguins past the Colorado Avalanche 6-3 on Tuesday night. The Avalanche had erased a three-goal deficit...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

New coach says U.S. Soccer needs direction and development

NEW YORK – Gregg Berhalter promises to transform the U.S. national team into a pressing, attack-minded group the Americans rarely have been. “We want to see ball circulation, breaking lines,...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Dolores’ Swagerty scores 36 points to beat Ignacio

It was a frantic 2A/1A San Juan Basin League opener for the Ignacio High School boys basketball team, as the host Bobcats and Dolores went back and forth Tuesday night at IHS. Dolores’ Tristen...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Colorado routs South Dakota for 4th consecutive win

BOULDER – D’Shawn Schwartz and Evan Battey each scored 14 points as Colorado routed South Dakota 82-58 on Tuesday night for its fourth win in a row. Tyler Bey added 13 points for the Buffaloes...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: College Sports

Bayfield Wolverines fight off Kirtland Central Broncos basketball

Bayfield High School’s quest to defend its home gymnasium started with a big win Tuesday night. The defending Class 3A state champion Bayfield High School boys basketball team turned in a sound...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Ignacio girls force 42 turnovers in blowout of Dolores

The Ignacio High School girls basketball team’s press defense was simply sensational Tuesday night against Dolores in the home opener for IHS. The Bobcats forced 11 turnovers in the first quarter...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Urban Meyer manically built machine at Ohio State, then meticulously planned exit

One of the most resounding coaching careers in American college football reached the end of another decorated chapter on Tuesday, when Urban Meyer announced his retirement at age 54 after a...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: College Sports

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