Carbondale–Some 300 cyclists are expected to descend upon the Roaring Fork Valley tomorrow for the 4th annual Rocky Mountain Omnium. The first stage of the race will be through the streets of downtown Carbondale Saturday and will wrap up with a road race along the Colorado River on Sunday beginning at Dotsero.
Denver–The Rockies begin interleague play tonight at Coors Field against the the AL Central leading Detroit Tigers. The Tigers are led by former Rockies skipper Jim Leyland. Tonight it’ll be Jason Hammel on the hill for the Rockies against Tigers’ right hander Rick Porcello.
Elsewhere in sports…
LOS ANGELES (AP) – A settlement has been reached in the divorce
case of Jamie and Frank McCourt involving ownership of the Los
Angeles Dodgers. The settlement announced Friday in court involves having a one-day trial to determine if the title for the Dodgers goes to
Frank McCourt or whether the team should be deemed community
property. The McCourts’ lawyers had spent several sessions in front of
Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon to reach an agreement.
In December, Gordon deemed invalid a postnuptial marital
agreement which gave Frank McCourt sole ownership of the Dodgers.
That cleared the way for Jamie McCourt to seek half the team under
California’s community property law.
NEW YORK (AP) – Reaching a labor deal soon hardly is a done deal
in the NFL. League owners will be updated on recent negotiations with the
players when they meet in Chicago on Tuesday. They’ve been told to
prepare to stay an extra day because of the complexity of the
proposals both sides have discussed in meetings the last three
weeks. Getting the required 24 of 32 owners to agree on what day it can
be difficult, let alone something as complex as a new collective
bargaining agreement. And there has been enough pushback from
owners familiar with those proposals that progress made recently
might not lead to an agreement in the next few weeks.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – College football’s bowl schedule has
been released for the 2011-12 season, featuring 35 games over 23
days and ending with the BCS national championship game Jan. 9 in
New Orleans. The Football Bowl Association says the bowl season will open
Dec. 17 with three games – the New Mexico Bowl, the Humanitarian
Bowl and the New Orleans Bowl. The traditional bowl date of Jan. 1 will have no games since it falls on a Sunday, when the NFL plays a full schedule of games to close its regular season. The Rose Bowl is Jan. 2, the Sugar is Jan. 3, the Orange is Jan. 4 and the Fiesta is Jan. 5.