HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER
Glenwood Springs–Micaela Mansfield scored two goals last night as the Glenwood Lady Demons pounded the visiting Eagle Valley Devils 7 to nothing.
Today, Colorado Rocky Mountain School visits Vail Christian, Rifle hosts Grand Valley and Coal Ridge travels to Roaring Fork.
New Orleans–The Denver Nuggets were stung by the Hornets in New Orleans, 94-92.
Denver–On the ice tonight at the Pepsi Center, the Avs take on the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Elsewhere in sports….
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – A newly released recording purports to
capture former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams telling
players to “put a lick” on San Francisco’s Kyle Williams to see
if the receiver has lingering effects from an earlier concussion.
Filmmaker Sean Pamphilon, who had access to Saints meetings for
a documentary on football, has posted the audio on his web site.
Pamphilon shared the content with Yahoo Sports, telling the website
that while he was not bothered by much of Williams’ profanity-laced
speech, he was troubled by comments about the previously concussed
player. In the recording from a meeting before the Saints played the
49ers in a playoff game in January, Williams urges players to beat
running back Frank Gore’s head, “lay out” quarterback Alex Smith
and go after receiver Michael Crabtree’s knee.
UNDATED (AP) – There are seven opening day games on tap today in
Major League Baseball. This afternoon the Prince Fielder led
Detroit Tigers are playing host to Boston. New Sox skipper Bobby
Valentine is giving the ball to Jon Lester, while the Tigers are
using Cy Young winner Justin Verlander. In other afternoon games
the Washington Nationals, with Stephen Strasburg on the mound, are
playing host to Ryan Dempster and the Chicago Cubs. Strasburg
missed most of last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery.
In New York the Mets are hosting the Braves. New York’s Johan
(YOH’-hahn) Santana is getting the start in his first game since
surgery on his left shoulder in September of 2010. He is facing
Tommy Hanson. At the same time in Pittsburgh the Pirates are facing
the Phillies. Roy Halladay, the winner of the NL Cy Young in 2010,
is on the mound for the visiting Phillies while the Pirates are
using Erik Bedard (beh-DARHD’).
One day after opening their new ballpark the Miami Marlins are
on the road for a game against the Reds in Cincinnati. The Marlins
are using new comer Mark Buehrle (BUR’-lee) while the Reds have
Johnny Cueto (KWAY’-toh). In Cleveland the Indians are entertaining
the Blue Jays. Justin Masterson toes the rubber for the Tribe
against Ricky Romero. And NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw
is pitching for the Dodgers in San Diego against Edinson Volquez.
Bulls host Celts
UNDATED (AP) – Just four games make up the NBA schedule this
evening. The best matchup is in Chicago as the Bulls play host to
Boston’s Celtics. The Bulls top the Eastern Conference by two games
over Miami, while the Celtics lead the 76ers by 1 1/2 games in the
Atlantic Division race.
The Knicks look to help their cause as they fight for the final
playoff berth in the East. New York stats the day a game in front
of Milwaukee for the eighth and final spot and this evening the
Knicks in Orlando against the Magic.
LA’s Clippers hope to gain ground on the first-place Lakers in
the Pacific Division. The idle Lakers lead the Clippers by 2 1/2 games
after beating them last night 113-108. This evening the Clippers
are on the road for a game against the Kings in Sacramento.
Wrapping up the schedule, Washington is on the road for a game with