Denver–Randy Gradishar and Floyd Little are being sued along with seven other former Broncos players by an insurance company. St. Paul Fire and Marine says the Broncos organization is trying to get the company to pay worker’s compensation for injuries that were suffered during their playing days.
Denver–The Rockies split the four game home series with the Dodgers with LA taking the last two games. The Dodgers held on to beat the Rockies yesterday, 10 to 8. Tonight, the San Diego Padres visit Coors Field for the first of a three game series.
Elsewhere in sports…
DALLAS (AP) – City officials in Dallas say a parade for the NBA
champion Mavericks could be several days away. The Mavs won their
first NBA title last night beating the Miami Heat in Game 6 105-95.
BOSTON (AP) – The coveted Stanley Cup trophy will be in the
house tonight when the Vancouver Canucks skate against the Boston
Bruins in Game 6 of the Cup finals. If the Canucks win tonight,
they will secure their first Stanley Cup championship. Boston has
outscored Vancouver 14-6 through the first five games.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Giants second baseman Freddy Sanchez has a
dislocated right shoulder that could require surgery and end his
season. Sanchez was injured in Friday night’s game against
Cincinnati while diving for a grounder up the middle. He was
leading the Giants with a .289 batting average.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) – Brad Adamonis (ad-uh-MOH’-nihs) has earned
the final spot in the U.S. Open at Congressional and will be
playing in his first major. Gary Woodland has also qualified with a
top-50 ranking and Zack Byrd is in, following the New Jersey
sectional qualifier Sunday night. The U.S. Open starts Thursday
with Graeme McDowell as the defending champion.
MOSCOW (AP) – Former Olympic champion figure skater Evgeni
Plushenko of Russia has had his amateur status restored, clearing
him to compete at the 2014 Games in his home country. The
International Skating Union stripped the 2006 Olympic champion of
eligibility in August. After finishing second to Evan Lysacek
(LY’-suh-chehk) at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, Plushenko
skipped the following world championships because of injury, but
soon appeared in a couple of exhibition events without the
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle
Pryor has hired Drew Rosenhaus as his agent and has taken steps
toward making himself available for an NFL supplemental draft.
Pryor’s lawyer, Larry James, said Monday that Pryor was in Miami
and had signed an agreement with Rosenhaus, a high-powered agent
who represents some of the biggest names in sports.
James also said he had formally notified Ohio State that Pryor
had an agent, making him ineligible and clearing the way for him to
participate in an upcoming supplemental draft.
Pryor quit the team last week in the midst of an NCAA
investigation into improper benefits that had also led to the
forced resignation of head coach Jim Tressel on May 30.
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) – Jeff Gordon has moved into a tie with
Bobby Allison and Darrell Waltrip for third on NASCAR’s career wins
list by capturing the 5-Hour Energy 500 at Pocono Raceway.
Gordon started in the second row and led most of the final 40
laps en route to his second win of the season. Five of Gordon’s 84
victories have come at Pocono.
Pole-sitter Kurt Busch settled for second, followed by Kyle
Busch, Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick.