Glenwood Springs–Surfing in the Rocky Mountains? Why not. The enormously popular Glenwood Springs Whitewater park will host the 2011 Whitewater Stand Up Paddling Championships tomorrow and Sunday.

Glenwood Springs–The annual Hoop D’Ville 4 on 4 basketball tournament will be played tomorrow at Sayre Park in Glenwood Springs. The first games tip off at 9-am. The tournament benefits Youthzone, Yaffee House and Colorado Animal Rescue.

Grand Junction–If you want to see a football game, head to Grand Junction tomorrow. A semi-pro game between the Grand Junction Gladiators and the Rocky Mountain Renegades will kick off tomorrow at 3 at Stocker Stadium.

Denver–The Colorado Rockies were happy to be home last night. They came from behind the beat the LA Dodgers 9 to 7. Troy Tulowitzki had four runs batted in. Jhoulys Chacin takes the hill for the Rockies tonight against Dodgers’ right hander, Chad Billingsley.

Elsewhere in sports…

DALLAS (AP) – Dirk Nowitzki (noh-VIHT’-skee) netted a game-high
29 points and Jason Terry scored 17 off the bench to help the
Dallas Mavericks beat the Heat 112-103 and move within a win of
their first championship. Miami hosts Game 6 of the best-of-seven
NBA Finals on Sunday night.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) – Game 5 of the best-of-seven
NHL finals is set for tonight in Vancouver, where the Canucks won
the first two games before a pair of ugly losses on the Bruins’
home ice. Game 6 will be played Monday night in Boston.

CHICAGO (AP) – The Oakland Athletics had a new manager for last
night’s game in Chicago, where they dropped a 9-4 decision to the
White Sox for their 10th straight loss. Former Arizona and Seattle
skipper Bob Melvin took over on the A’s bench after Bob Geren
(GEHR’-ehn) was dismissed following four-plus unsatisfactory

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Round two of the St. Jude Classic got
under way this morning in Memphis, with David Mathis holding a
one-shot lead over a quintet of golfers. Mathis matched his lowest
score on the PGA Tour with yesterday’s 5-under-par 65.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – The ladies are playing round two of the
LPGA State Farm Classic today in Springfield, Illinois. American
Mindy Kim started the day with a two-stroke advantage after carding
a career-low 8-under 64 on Thursday.