Sports, April 19th

GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

Glenwood Springs—The Glenwood Lady Demons’ grip on first place in the Western Slope League slipped a little with last night’s shocking 3 to 1 loss to the Steamboat Sailors. Glenwood has three games left in the regular season including tomorrow’s non-league contest at Conifer.

In other local soccer action…Roaring Fork shutout Rangely 8 to nothing while Basalt blanked Grand Valley, 2 – zip.

 

BASEBALL

The Basalt Longhorns and Roaring Fork Rams bundled up on a cold, windy day to play baseball.  The first place Longhorns earned a 15 to 2 mercy ruled victory.

The Glenwood Demons host the Steamboat Springs Sailors tomorrow in West Glenwood at 11 and 1 o’clock.  Both games will be broadcast live on line at KMTS.com and rebroadcast on the radio at 7pm.

MLB/ROCKIES

Denver—The Colorado Rockies braved the frigid, sub-freezing conditions at Coors Field yesterday to clobber the New York Mets 11 to 3.  Troy Tulowitzki, Dexter Fowler and Josh Rutledge each hit home runs to help starting pitcher Jon Garland improve his record to 2 and 0.   The Arizona Diamondbacks come to Coors Field tonight for the first of a three game weekend series.

NBA PLAYOFFS/NUGGETS

Denver—The Denver Nuggets hope the home court magic continues as they begin the playoffs tomorrow against the Golden State Warriors.

 

NFL SCHEDULES RELEASED/BRONCOS

Denver—The Denver Broncos and the Mile High City will be in the spotlight when the 2013 NFL season kicks off.  The Broncos will host the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens, Thursday night, September 5th.   Broncos fans are still smarting after last year’s stunning, double-overtime playoff loss to the Ravens.  The Broncos will also play the Colts at Indianapolis, at Philadelphia and at New England.  Denver will host the Eagles, Jaguars and Washington Redskins.

Elsewhere in sports…

 

NEW YORK (AP) – The Yankees and their fans got some bad news yesterday. The team says captain Derek Jeter will be out of action until after the All-Star break because of a new fracture in his left ankle. Jeter broke the ankle during last fall’s playoffs and in the process of rehabilitation, suffered the new injury.

UNDATED (AP) – It looks like the Boston Red Sox will have David Ortiz back in the lineup tonight when they entertain Kansas City. The big slugger hasn’t played this season because of an injured right Achilles, which limited him to 90 games in 2012. The Sox are returning to Boston after sweeping three games from the Indians in Cleveland.

NEW YORK (AP) – The New York Rangers solidified their hold on the eighth playoff spot in the NHL East last night with a 6-1 win over Florida. Mats Zuccarello scored twice for the Rangers, who are tied with Winnipeg for the final playoff slot in the conference.

UNDATED (AP) – Two NBA clubs, the 76ers and Cavaliers, are looking for new head coaches today. Doug Collins resigned his post in Philadelphia yesterday while Byron Scott was fired by the Cleveland club.

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) – Brian Davis has the lead as the second round of the PGA’s RBI Heritage starts in Hilton Head, S.C. He starts the day with a two-shot lead over Jason Day and Marc Leishman (LEESH’-man).  Of note, Davis lost this event three years ago to Jim Furyk (FYOOR’-ihk) when he called a penalty on himself.

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