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Raul Martinez was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. He then earned a degree in journalism at Texas Christian University, and received a Masters degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University.

After Syracuse, Raul went back to his home town to become the weekend sports anchor at KVIA. Just two years later he was named Sports Director where he held that position for 6 years.

Raul is a big time fan of sports. You name it he loves it. Football, basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer, tennis, golf ... it goes on and on.

Raul continues to try to play basketball, ski and golf.

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    DU Men’s Lacrosse advances to the Final Four

    DENVER – University of Denver Men’s Lacrosse team advanced to the NCAA’s Final Four, yet again, beating Ohio State on Saturday 15 – 13 on a home field. Unranked Ohio State came to play, but DU’s never say die attitude put them back in the Final Four for the fourth time in the last five years. This game was played at Sports Authority Field, was the first ever quarter-final game played west of the Mississippi. The team is coached by […]

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    Broncos take offensive tackle Ty Sambrailo from CSU in 2nd round

    DENVER — On the heels of drafting defensive end Shane Ray from the University of Missouri Thursday night, the Denver Broncos stayed much closer to home for their second round pick Friday night. Their focus was on the offensive line and they went with Ram from Colorado State University. Ty Sambrailo is a guy the Broncos management expects could compete for a starting job at right tackle. He’s big, he’s tough and he could have immediate impact. At 6’6″, 311 […]

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    1995 Colorado Rockies players reunite for 20th anniversary of Coors Field

    DENVER — The Colorado Rockies are celebrating their 20th year at Coors Field and some of the players from the 1995 team that was the first to play at Coors Field have some words of wisdom for today’s team. That 1995 team was the first Rockies team in franchise history to make the playoffs. We spoke to Dante Bichette, Darren Holmes, Larry Walker and Ellis Burks have some ideas about how the players on today’s team need to take advantage […]

  • Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado at bat. Courtesy: Root Sports, May 8, 2014`

    Raul’s Rants turn to a Rockies Rave for Nolan Arenado

    DENVER — Usually there is Raul’s rants, my opinions where I usually complain about something like the Rockies. But, not today my friends, the Rockies are on my good side. So Raul’s Rave was about Nolan Arenado. He already has two gold gloves after two seasons and working on another this year. This tribute was for Golden Nolan.

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    Wisconsin, Duke to play for national title in NCAA tournament

    INDIANAPOLIS — 38 and home. The Kentucky Wildcats’ bid for perfection ended Saturday night at the hands of the Wisconsin Badgers, which rallied for a tough 71-64 victory in the NCAA men’s basketball Final Four at Indianapolis. National player of the year Frank Kaminsky led Wisconsin with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Junior forward Sam Dekker added 16 points. Freshman Karl-Anthony Towns led Kentucky with 16 points. Sophomore Andrew Harrison chipped in 13 points while his twin brother Aaron had […]

  • CO’s Cat Zingano fights champion Ronda Rousey in UFC fight

    LOS ANGELES — It’s the biggest fight of Cat Zingano’s life.  Friday night the champ Ronda Rousey will take on Colorado’s Cat Zingano on Saturday night. RELATED: UFC competitor Cat Zingano faces the fight of her life This is the main event, Rousey is the clear favorite, but Cat doesn’t care. The graduate of Fairview High School has a number of tools that could pull the upset. Primetime Sports Bar in Denver has fans UFC watch party. Fans at Primtime Sports Bar […]

  • UFC competitor Cat Zingano faces the fight of her life

    BROOMFIELD, Colo. — It’s the biggest fight of Cat Zingano’s life. On Feb. 28, the graduate of Fairview High School will go head-to-head with the Ulitmate Fighting Championship women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey in a pay-per-view main event in Los Angeles. “I’m definitely her most difficult tough risky opponent for sure,” said Zingano. “And in her mind. I don’t feel like there’s time to catch up to me. I don’t feel like there’s much you can do in a training […]

  • Daniel "Jordan" Hayes cuts the hair of some Broncos players

    Barber shop owner helps Broncos players look good, feel good and play good

    DENVER — Sandwiched between a convenience store and an insurance office in Aurora is Jordan’s Barber Shop. Daniel Hayes Owns the place. “I got it from my mom,” Hayes said. “I am the youngest of 17. I have 9 brothers and 8 sisters.  And my mom, she owned a cosmetology school and a modeling agency.” He’s nicknamed Jordan because he flat out looks like him. “Since I got that first initial you look like Jordan when I was a kid. […]

  • Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. (Photo: MLB.com)

    Tulowitzki injured, leaves game with leg injury

    PITTSBURGH — Cross your Fingers. Hope for the best. Another Rockies player has been injured. It’s not just any player. All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki left the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the fourth inning Saturday with an apparent leg injury The team is calling it a cramp in the muscle of his left tensor fascia latae. Tulowitzki was running out a ground ball and grabbed his upper left quad/hip area. He did not return and was replaced by Josh […]

  • Raul’s Rant: What is wrong with Uruguay’s Luis Suarez?

    Soccer is the talk of the world these days, and Raul Martinez is a die-hard fan. He does understand, though, why many Americans have an issue with the sport.  He doesn’t understand what is wrong with banned Uruguay player Luis Suarez.  Raul thinks he’s a big-time liar and thinks he has a problem.  Here’s Raul’s Rant.

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    Colorado Avalanche to open season at Minnesota

    DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche won’t have to wait too long to face the team that bounced them out of the playoffs last season. The National Hockey League announced its 2014-15 regular season schedule Sunday and the Avs will start on the road against the Minnesota Wild Thursday, Oct. 9.  Colorado will then host the Wild in the home opener on Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Pepsi Center. All 29 opponents will visit Denver for the second consecutive year. The […]

  • Peyton Manning gives speech at UVA

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, delivering a speech at the University of Virginia. Raul Martinez reports.