Sports

5:51am

Sun July 22, 2012
The Two-Way

A 'Recurring Wound': Penn State Will Remove Joe Paterno Statue

Originally published on Sun July 22, 2012 11:49 am

A Pennsylvania Girl Scout Troop poses with the statue of former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno outside Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa., on Saturday.
Jeff Swensen Getty Images

After much controversy, Penn State President Rodney Erickson announced this morning that he had decided to remove the statue honoring the school's former football coach Joe Paterno.

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8:03pm

Tue July 17, 2012
Sweetness And Light

Doping In Baseball: The Needle And The Damage Done

Originally published on Wed July 18, 2012 7:57 am

Marathon medal winners listen to the anthem from the victory stand during the presentation ceremony at the XXI Summer Olympic Games in Montreal in 1976. From left, Frank Shorter, U.S.A., silver; Waldemar Cierpinski, East Germany, gold, Olympic record; and Karel Lismont, Belgium, bronze. Evidence of doping by the East Germans suggests that Shorter deserved the gold medal.
AP

The 2012 induction ceremony for the Baseball Hall of Fame takes place this weekend, so there's even more discussion about the 2013 election, because then both Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens will be on the ballot, along with several other players who are also suspected of having used performance-enhancing drugs.

I've been surprised to learn that some baseball writers have declared that they'll vote for Bonds and Clemens because they were the best players in an era when drug use was widespread — ergo if there's a lot of guilt going around, then nobody should be assigned guilt.

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5:40am

Mon July 16, 2012
London 2012: The Summer Olympics

CU Scientists Help Prove 'Blade Runner' Should Compete

Photo of Oscar Pistorius taken at Olympic Stadium in London.
www.oscarpistorius.com

Oscar Pistorius, the South African runner who was initially barred from the Olympics because his carbon-fiber leg prostheses were ruled an advantage to his running, is now being allowed to compete in this summer's London Olympics.

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8:03pm

Tue July 10, 2012
Sweetness And Light

Going To The Game: The Price Is Wrong?

Originally published on Wed July 11, 2012 2:45 am

Andy Murray returns a shot during the men's final match at Wimbledon. A pair of tickets for the match went for £32,000 (about $50,000).
Paul Gilham Getty Images

Sports is more ubiquitous than ever on television. And sports is almost the only thing that's left, live, on TV. NBC Universal is even going to let Americans see the Olympics live this year.

Nevertheless, despite TV's charm, last week as Andy Murray, Great Britain's homeboy, drew closer to making the Wimbledon final, the word was that tickets for actual Centre Court seats would be scalped for up to £32,000 a pair. If you're not hanging around the currency exchange market, that comes to something like $50,000. For two tickets. To a game.

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6:54am

Mon July 9, 2012
Parks & Rec

PHOTOS: Spirit Of The Canyon Survives Fire And Flood

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Dave Dennis KUNC

Spirits were high on Sunday at this year's annual whitewater race. The race was run in "blackwater" as soot ran into the Poudre River from High Park Fire burn areas.

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