HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
Rifle-The Rifle Bears host the Roaring Fork Rams this afternoon at 4. The game will be broadcast live on line at KMTS.com and rebroadcast tonight on the radio at 7.
Denver–Coors Field wasn’t exactly home-sweet-home for the Rockies as they were shutout by the San Francisco Giants 7 to nothing. Barry Zito limited the Rockies to just four hits in the home opener. The Rockies and Giants resume the series tomorrow night.
Denver-The Denver Nuggets crushed the visiting Golden State Warriors last night 123-84.
Elsewhere in sports…
MIAMI (AP) – Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen has been
suspended for five games because of his comments about Fidel
The suspension by the team takes effect immediately. It was
announced today shortly before Guillen held a news conference to
apologize for his remarks, which caused a public backlash.
Guillen told Time magazine he loves Castro and respects the
retired Cuban leader for staying in power so long. At least two
local officials said Guillen should lose his job.
Guillen left his team in Philadelphia and flew to Miami to
apologize Tuesday at the Marlins’ new ballpark. The Marlins and
Phillies had the day off and resume their series in Philadelphia on
Day and night action
BASEBALL: GAMES TONIGHT
Two undefeated teams play tonight
UNDATED (AP) – Today in baseball, an undefeated season is about
to end for either the Detroit Tigers or the Tampa Bay Rays. The two
3-0 teams play this afternoon in Detroit. Matt Moore makes his
first start of the year for the Rays, its also Rick Porcello’s
first start for the Tigers.
The New York Yankees posted their first win last night and they
go for number two tonight in Baltimore. Freddy Garcia pitches for
the Yanks against Wei-Yin Chen for the Orioles.
The Boston Red Sox are also looking for a second win in a row
tonight in Toronto against the Blue Jays. Converted reliever Daniel
Bard gets his first start for Boston against Toronto’s Kyle Drabek.
Also tonight in the American League, The Chicago White Sox are
at Cleveland, Seattle is at Texas and Kansas City is Oakland.
In the National League, the only day game is in Los Angeles. Its
the home opener for the Dodgers on the 50th anniversary of the
opening of Dodger Stadium. A new ownership group featuring Magic
Johnson has things looking up in Los Angeles, and a 3-1 start
hasn’t hurt as the Dodgers go for their fifth straight home-opening
win. The Pirates come in with a 2-1 record.
The New York Mets shoot for five wins in a row to start the
season. The Mets host the Washington Nationals tonight. Dillon Gee
gets the start for the Mets, Ross Detwiler starts for Washington,
losers of two in a row.
The St. Louis Cardinals look for two wins in a row in Cincinnati
tonight against the Reds. Kyle Lohse takes to the mound tonight for
St. Louis, he won on Opening Night. Mike Leake pitches for the 2-2
A couple of surprise teams play tonight in Houston. The Atlanta
Braves are a surprise, because they are 0-4, that hasn’t happened
since the team went 0-10 in 1988. The Astros are a surprising 3-1
and beat the Braves last night 8-3.
Also tonight, Milwaukee at the Chicago Cubs and Arizona at San
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – A person familiar with the situation says
Panthers five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Steve Smith has agreed to
a contract extension that will likely keep him with Carolina for
the remainder of his NFL career.
The new contract runs through the 2015 season, the person told
The Associated Press Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the
team has not yet announced the deal. Smith’s contract was to expire
after the 2012 season.
NEW YORK (AP) – Al Michaels will receive the Vin Scully Lifetime
Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting.
An Emmy Award winner and broadcaster on “Sunday Night
Football,” Michaels will receive the award May 10 in New York. The
67-year-old Michaels spent nearly three decades at ABC Sports
before moving to NBC in the 2007.
Michaels worked NFL games and other sports for ABC, and called
“Monday Night Football” for nearly 20 years. He also is known for
his calls of the U.S.-Soviet Union “Miracle on Ice” game at the
1980 Winter Olympics and the earthquake-interrupted Game 3 of the
1989 World Series.
The Scully award is named for the longtime Dodgers broadcaster.
Scully helped form Fordham’s radio station WFUV, which is the
award’s sponsor, and joined the Dodgers broadcast crew in 1950.