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GLENWOOD COLLEGIATE BASEBALL TEAM PLAYING FOR TITLE

Grand Junction—A few weeks ago, they were in last place in the Mountain West Summer College Baseball League with a 5 and 11 record.  Then, the Glenwood Geckos caught fire, reeling off a half dozen wins including yesterday’s 8-5 victory over the Grand Junction Rocky Mountain Oysters to put them into Saturday’s championship game.  The Geckos, now 16 and 12, will host the championship game at Ron Patch Memorial in Carbondale at noon.  One win will get the Geckos the title while their opponent, yet to be determined, will have to win two. 

MLB/ROCKIES

UNDATED (AP) – The baseball All-Star Game may be over but the All-Stat break continues.  Play in the regular season won’t resume until Friday when a full slate of games is scheduled. The Rockies are in San Diego Friday evening to take on the Padres.

BRONCOS, COWBOYS SIGN STAR RECEIVERS

UNDATED (AP) – In some big NFL news yesterday, Dallas wideout Dez Bryant and Denver receiver Demaryius (deh-MAR’-ee-uhs) Thomas came to new agreements with their teams. A person close to the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Bryant has received a five-year, $70 million contract which includes $45 million in guaranteed money. Thomas has signed a five-year, $70 million deal, which is the richest contract in Broncos history and includes $43.5 million guaranteed.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL/CU-AIR FORCE RIVALRY RENEWED

BOULDER (AP) – Air Force and Colorado will face off on the football field in 2020, ending a 46-year drought in the series. The Falcons will visit Boulder on Sept. 12, 2020, and the Buffaloes will visit the Academy on Sept. 10, 2022. The last game between the schools was at Air Force on Oct. 5, 1974, with Colorado winning 28-27. In 2020, Colorado will play both Air Force and Colorado State in the same season for the first time since 1958. Colorado also announced two other schedule changes after San Jose State opted out of a home-and-home series in 2017 and ’18, an agreement that was made before Colorado joined the Pac-12. Texas State will visit Boulder Sept. 9, 2017, and New Hampshire will visit Folsom Field Sept. 15, 2018.

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