News, February 11th

HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADING

Orlando,FL–The Glenwood Springs High School Cheerleading squad took 16th place at last weekend’s national competition in Orlando, Florida.

NBA/NUGGETS

Boston–The Denver Nuggets lost to the Celtics yesterday in Beantown, 118-114 in triple overtime. The loss snapped a 9-game winning streak for the Nuggets.

NHL/AVALANCHE

Denver–The Colorado Avalanche host the Phoenix Coyotes tonight at the Pepsi Center.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Corvallis, OR–The CU Buffs men’s team held off the Oregon State Beavers 72-68 last night in Corvallis. Spencer Dinwiddie led the Buffs with 24 points.

Boulder–The 21st ranked CU women clobbered Oregon 84-59. Chucky Jeffrey led CU with 15 points and 15 rebounds.

Elsewhere in sports…

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) – Brandt Snedeker (SNEH’-deh-kur) is arguably the hottest golfer in the world right now. A runner-up to Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson the last two weeks on the PGA Tour, Snedeker fired a final-round 7-under 65 for a two-shot victory over Chris Kirk in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. It was Snedecker’s fifth win of his career, and his fourth in the last 22 months.

DOHA, Qatar (AP) – Serena Williams has the chance to reclaim the No. 1 ranking at the Qatar Open, a spot the 15-time major champion has not held since October 2010. The second-ranked Williams will reach the top if she gets to the semifinals of the tournament which starts today and features nine of the top 10 players. If Williams falters, top-ranked Victoria Azarenka can guarantee herself the No. 1 spot by reaching the final.

KRAGUJEVAC, Serbia (AP) – The Serbian Cup basketball final between Belgrade rivals Red Star and Partizan was stopped because of fan violence and will be finished today in an empty arena. The violence erupted yesterday in the third quarter when fans invaded the court and hurled smoke bombs. The score was tied 43-43. Violence at sports events is frequent in Serbia despite new laws that include prison terms for those involved and heavy fines for the clubs.

COOLUM, Australia (AP) – The PGA of Australia will move the venue of its PGA Championship, which was overshadowed last year by the billionaire resort owner’s decision to position a 26-foot robotic dinosaur named “Jeff” outside the clubhouse and post unusual signage about his businesses around the course. PGA of Australia chief executive Brian Thorburn announced today the tournament would be moved away from the Sunshine Coast region where it has been staged since 2000. The venue for the 2013 tournament has not been disclosed.

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