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3 weeks 2 days ago

Pueblo takes lead on concussion testing

PUEBLO - For student athletes, back to school time usually means time for sports physicals. However you can add base-line concussion testing to that list for teens in Pueblo. A medical study organized by Doctor Rocky Khosla, MD of Rocky Mountain Sports and Family Medicine has collected more than 5,000...

5 months 5 days ago

ThunderWolves announce 2014 football schedule

PUEBLO, Colo. (GoThunderWolves.com - Mar. 18, 2014) - Non-conference games against two of the best teams in state of Texas and a homecoming clash with Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference rival Chadron State highlight the 2014 Colorado State University-Pueblo football schedule which was finalized this week. The ThunderWolves, who have...

1 year 7 months ago

Steelers cut RB Rainey after arrest in Florida

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers have cut rookie running back Chris Rainey following his arrest on a battery charge in Florida. Gainesville (Fla.) police officers charged Rainey with a single count of misdemeanor simple battery following an incident with his girlfriend. Police say in a news release that Rainey...

1 year 7 months ago

Broncos extend streak to 10

DENVER - The Denver Broncos continue to stay hot riding a 10 game winning streak into the final game of the 2012 season beating the Cleveland Browns 34-12 Sunday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Quarterback Peyton Manning threw for 339 yards and 3 touchdowns to wide receivers...

1 year 9 months ago

Falcons backup lineman suspended 4 games for PEDs

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman Joe Hawley has been suspended four games for violating NFL rules against performance-enhancing substances. The league announced the penalty Monday, one day after the NFC-leading Falcons improved to 9-1 with a 23-19 victory over Arizona. Hawley is a backup behind Falcons...

1 year 11 months ago

High school football player suffers stroke

BRENHAM, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas high school football player is hospitalized in intensive care after suffering a stroke. Senior Brenham defensive back and receiver Justin Davis is recovering from surgeries to ease pressure from brain swelling. Brenham athletic director and football coach Glen West said Davis is in...

2 years 7 months ago

Pittsburgh mayor pays up on playoff bet

Victory, sweet victory! Bronco fans have to love this picture of Pittsburgh mayor Luke Ravenstahl 'Tebowing' while wearing a Tim Tebow jersey after his Steelers lost Sunday. It was part of a bet he and Denver mayor Michael Hancock made.

2 years 7 months ago

Brees breaks record

NEW ORLEANS (AP)- Drew Brees has grabbed the NFL's single-season record for passing yards, and he's done it with one game to spare. Brees threw for 307 yards and four touchdowns as the New Orleans Saints blasted Atlanta 45-16 to clinch the NFC South. He broke Dan Marino's mark of...

2 years 8 months ago

Florence celebrates State Championship

The town of Florence is celebrating today after their high school football team claimed the 2A State Championship. The team, the band and the cheerleaders all took a victory lap Friday afternoon down Main Street to celebrate their achievement. The Huskies beat Bayfield in a blizzard last Saturday by...

2 years 8 months ago

Tomlinson, Kerley out for Jets vs. Bills

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - New York Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson is sidelined for the second straight game as he recovers from a sprained left knee. Rookie wide receiver Jeremy Kerley is also inactive Sunday against the Buffalo Bills for the second straight game, also because of a sprained...

2 years 8 months ago

Hillis active for Browns vs Bengals

CINCINNATI (AP) - Browns running back Peyton Hillis is active for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals, making his return from a chronic hamstring injury. Hillis missed the last six games with a severely strained left hamstring. He didn't practice last week but was listed as questionable on Friday after...

2 years 8 months ago

Playoffs in Pueblo: CSU-P fans ready to cheer

CSU Pueblo is taking the field in possibly the biggest game since bringing the football program back; the playoffs for undefeated CSU-Pueblo start Saturday against Minnesota-Duluth. The fans are getting into playoff mode too; some fans were out tailgating before nine in the morning. "Since it's playoffs I...

2 years 10 months ago

Healthy Football Snacks

Getting together with friends to watch the Broncos game doesn't have to be an excuse for eating an unhealthy diet. Dietician Martha Rosenau of Peak Nutrition says the best way to prevent adding inches to your waistline is to keep portion sizes in check. For example, the soft drink companies...

2 years 11 months ago

NFL warns teams on faking injuries

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL has sent a memo to all 32 teams warning of fines, suspensions and loss of draft picks if the league determines players faked injuries during a game. In the memo obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press, the NFL reminded teams of league policy that...

2 years 11 months ago

Two Colorado State players suspended after megaparty

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Colorado State linebacker James Skelton and defensive lineman Zachary Tiedgen won't play in Saturday's game against Northern Colorado following their recent arrests at an off-campus party that drew at least 2,000 people. The Denver Post reports that coach Steve Fairchild announced the suspensions Friday....

2 years 11 months ago

Paterno coaches PSU opener from press box

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Joe Paterno is coaching Penn State's season opener from the press box Saturday, three weeks after an accidental collision at practice left him with right shoulder and hip injuries. The 84-year-old Paterno said earlier this week there was a "50-50" chance he would be on...

3 years 4 weeks ago

Fans, pizza parlors are happy NFL is back

After 4 and a half months it looks like the NFL lockout has ended. On Monday the owners and players agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement bringing football back to the field. Local fans couldn't be any happier. "Everyone loves football." says Shakir Mitchell, "Why would you end that...

3 years 1 month ago

High school grad stabbed

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City police say a high school football star was fatally stabbed after a fight broke out between his father and parking attendants following his graduation. Police charged the father, Andre Muller, with assault stemming from the argument in which he brandished a weapon....

3 years 2 months ago

Burress set to be released today

ROME, N.Y. (AP) - Former New York Giants star Plaxico Burress is scheduled to leave prison today after nearly two years behind bars on a gun charge. Burress pleaded guilty in August 2009 to attempted criminal possession of a weapon and was sentenced to two years in prison. He's...

3 years 3 months ago

Teacher faces battery complaint

A Pueblo teacher faces a charge of battery in an altercation that happened Tuesday at East High School. New First had reported yesterday that David Ramirez, the head football coach at East, had been placed on paid leave pending a school district investigation. A police officer confirmed the...

3 years 3 months ago

High school coach on paid leave

A Pueblo high school coach is on paid leave and under investigation after an incident at school. Informed sources confirmed East High School Head Football Coach David Ramirez is on leave pending an investigation. Sources told News First the incident involved a student and happened at school. The...

3 years 4 months ago

District closes stadium over safety concerns

The Fremont Re-2 School District has closed Husky Stadium at the new Florence High School over safety concerns. Principal Steve Wolfe says the school's graduation ceremony will be moved indoors to the school gymnasium. In the meantime, the physical education classes and the soccer and track teams will continue to...

3 years 4 months ago

CSU football assistant pleads guilty to theft

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - An assistant Colorado State football coach arrested earlier this year on suspicion of check fraud has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft. The Coloradoan reports Robert Todd Stroud was ordered Friday to pay $4,305 in restitution, complete 48 hours of public service and remain a...

3 years 5 months ago

Champ stays

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Broncos have signed Champ Bailey to a four-year deal, keeping the perennial Pro Bowl cornerback off the free agent market. John Elway, the Broncos' chief of football operations, announced the move in a series of tweets Tuesday afternoon. Elway called it a great day...

3 years 7 months ago

Elway back with the Broncos

It's the day Bronco fans have been waiting for, #7 is back with the Orange and Blue. Former Bronco and Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway joins the team as the new executive vice president of football operations. When it comes to all football decisions, Elway will have final say....

3 years 8 months ago

Coach Calhoun recommits to Air Force

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Air Force coach Troy Calhoun is reiterating his commitment to the academy amid speculation he'd be a prime candidate to take over the Denver Broncos' head coaching job. Calhoun issued a statement Tuesday saying he is looking forward to coaching the Falcons in 2011 "and...

3 years 10 months ago

House passes bill on student athlete concussions

The House has voted to set federal guidelines on managing concussions among student athletes and protecting young people suffering head injuries from long-term health problems. The bill would require the government to convene a conference of medical, athletic and education experts to come up with guidelines that address the...

3 years 10 months ago

Tickets on sale for annual Bell Game

Central and Centennial meet up this Friday in what's become the oldest high school football rivalry west of the Mississippi. Of course, we're talking about the Bell Game! Central High School says it has sold out of student tickets, but adult tickets are still available. The school says it will...

3 years 10 months ago

Funeral today for Kenny McKinley

AUSTELL, Ga. (AP) - Friends, teammates and family plan to gather in suburban Atlanta for the funeral of Denver Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley. The 23-year-old died last week at his home near team headquarters in Denver. Authorities believe he shot himself in the head because he was depressed...

4 years 1 week ago

Kyle Orton impressive in preseason debut

Kyle Orton was impressive in his preseason debut against the Cincinnati Bengals. He threw two touchdown passes in three series Sunday night and reminded Broncos fans that he's the one running the offense if not selling the most jerseys. The Broncos lost 33-24 to the Bengals. Orton has...

4 years 1 month ago

Catching up with Justin Armour

Justin Armour loves the game of football. "There's something about football. You gotta come out here in the heat, strap on shells and you gotta go after each other. It's real fundamental and it takes courage." he says. As a Manitou Springs Mustang in the early late 80's and early...

4 years 1 month ago

Catching up with Eddie Mac

The name Ed McCaffrey is synonymous with Denver Bronco football. Unheralded and undrafted out of Stanford, McCaffrey went on to capture the hearts of Bronco fans across the nation by helping lead Denver to back to back Super Bowl Championships in the late 90s. "It was the most fun football...

4 years 2 months ago

Tebow moves up Bronco depth chart

The Denver Broncos have released third-string quarterback Tom Brandstater, moving rookie Tim Tebow up on the depth chart. Tebow now trails only incumbent Kyle Orton and Brady Quinn, who was acquired in a trade with Cleveland in the offseason. Brandstater was a sixth-round pick in 2009. He served as...

4 years 3 months ago

NFL beer deal may go to Anheuser-Busch

A person close to the National Football League says Anheuser-Busch is in talks to become the official beer sponsor of the league. Rival MillerCoors says it won't renew its sponsorship. The person - who is familiar with the negotiations but requested anonymity because the deal isn't complete - says...

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