Sports, April 16th

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER SCORES

Steamboat Springs–4 Glenwood Springs–0

Coal Ridge—5 Basalt—0

Grand Valley–10 Rifle—1

Roaring Fork—7 CRMS—0

LACROSSE

Grand Junction—22 Glenwood Springs–0

BASEBALL

Coal Ridge—9 Cedaredge—-3

MLB

San Diego, CA—The Rockies edged the Padres last night in San Diego 3 to 2. Juan Nicasio pitched six strong innings to boost his record to 2 and 0. Nicasio gave up two runs on six hits as the Rockies won for just the third time in nine road games.

NBA

Los Angeles, CA–The Nuggets lost to the Clippers last night at the Staples Center 117-105. Blake Griffin scored 24 points as the Clippers won their franchise record best 57th win. Griffin also picked up his 16th technical foul of the season which will force him to sit out the Clipper’s first playoff game.

NFL / BRONCOS

DENVER (AP) – Broncos fans may want to move on from Denver’s Super Bowl debacle. Not Peyton Manning. He’s holding on to the heartache to stoke his competitive fire. In his first public comments since the highest-scoring team in NFL history was destroyed by Seattle from the opening snap two months ago, Manning said the Broncos’ 43-8 loss will serve as motivation in 2014. The Broncos gather next week for the official start of offseason workouts with a roster that looks a lot different from the one that lost by five TDs to the Seahawks. Although Manning and the Broncos will view their loss to Seattle as a scar, much like they did their defeat to Baltimore in the playoffs a year earlier, Manning agreed the gathering will allow the Broncos to begin looking ahead.

ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS…

UNDATED (AP) – Being Wednesday, there are several day games to choose from in Major League Baseball. The afternoon card features two games involving American League teams, with the Orioles and Rays in Baltimore and the Cubs visiting the Yankees in New York in an interleague matchup. The National League games feature the Pirates and Reds in Cincinnati, the Brewers and Cardinals in Milwaukee and the Mets at Arizona.

UNDATED (AP) – Play begins tonight in the NHL playoffs. The three games include the Blue Jackets playing the Penguins in Pittsburgh, the Ducks at home to the Stars and Montreal at Tampa Bay.

UNDATED (AP) – The NBA’s regular season comes to a close this evening. The playoffs will begin the Saturday with the Pacers and Spurs as the top seeds. Indiana concludes the regular season on top of the East while San Antonio leads the West.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) – The Players Championship is changing its playoff format. PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem says it will be a three-hole aggregate playoff starting on the 16th, 17th and 18th holes this year. If players remain tied after three holes, it would go to sudden death starting on the par-3 17th, famous for its island green. The Players Championship is the only regular PGA Tour event to use a playoff format that is not sudden death.

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