SPORTS, AUGUST 15TH

Glenwood Springs–Practice begins today for fall sports including softball, volleyball, cross country, boy’s soccer, cheerleading and of course football. The first local football game of the season will be August 26th when Aspen hosts the Delta Panthers.

College Football

Boulder–New Colorado head coach Jon Embree says overall he’s pleased with the progress the team has made adjusting to the schemes on both sides of the ball. The Buffs held their first full scrimmage over the weekend. The Buffs will kick off the season September 3rd at Hawaii.

Baseball

St. Louis, MO.–The Colorado Rockies lost to the Cardinals last night in Saint Louis 6 to 2. The Rockies dropped two out of three to the Cardinals and have now lost 15 straight Sunday games this season. Tonight, the Rockies host the Florida Marlins.

Elsewhere in sports….

DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Department of Transportation has
issued restrictions for campers and others who want to watch the
upcoming USA Pro Cycling Challenge. State officials said Monday parking and camping will be allowed along Colorado highways as long as it’s no more than 24 hours before the race and spectators stay off the road and clear their
trash. Race officials are estimating the race may draw more than one
million spectators over the course of seven days beginning Aug. 22.
The race will cover more than 500 miles of Colorado terrain,
including Aspen, Avon, Breckenridge, Colorado Springs, Denver,
Gunnison, Salida and Steamboat Springs.

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) – Weather permitting, they’ll try to run
the Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen this morning. Rain washed out
yesterday’s race on the 2.45-mile road course and more rain is in
the forecast for today in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New
York.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – The Los Angeles Angels look to gain some
ground on the AL West-leading Texas Rangers tonight when the two
clubs open a four-game series in Anaheim. The Angels have dropped
their last two to fall four games behind the front-running Rangers.
Eleven-game winner Alexi Ogando starts for Texas against Garrett
Richards, who was pounded by the Yankees last week in his major
league debut.

ATLANTA (AP) – Atlanta has a four-game lead over San Francisco
in the NL wild card race. The two clubs begin a three-game series
at Turner Field tonight with 12-game winner Tim Hudson pitching for
the Braves and lefty Madison Bumgarner throwing for the Giants.

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Randy Wolf faces his ex-mates tonight when the
Milwaukee left-hander takes the mound tonight against visiting Los
Angeles. The Brewers enter on a three-game winning streak and lead
the NL Central by five games over St. Louis. The Cards play tonight
at Pittsburgh.

HOUSTON (AP) – The first week of the NFL preseason comes to a
close tonight when the Houston Texans entertain the New York Jets.
Plaxico Burress won’t play for New York as he sprained his left
ankle in practice last week, but Houston will get a chance to show
off its new 3-4 scheme under defensive coordinator Wade Phillips.

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