Sports, August 15th

High School Golf

New Castle–The Aspen Skiers took the team title at Tuesday’s Titan Invitational at Lakota Canyon. The Skiers total of 240 edged Rifle by 5 strokes. Clayton Crawford of Aspen also captured the individual crown with a final score of 75. Danny Bartels of Rifle ended tied for third with an 80.


Denver–The Coloarado Rockies beat the Milwaukee Brewers last night at Coors Field, 8 to 6. It was the Rockies’ second win in a row and the second straight game where they collected 15 hits. Carlos Gonzalez led the offensive attack with 4 hits.


Dove Valley–The Broncos are going to be playing without one of their best offensive linemen for the next six weeks. Veteran guard Chris Kuper left practice yesterday with a broken left forearm. Six year veteran Manny Ramirez will take his spot. The Broncos host the Seattle Seahawks this Saturday night.

NEW YORK (AP) – Hiroki Kuroda (hih-ROH’-ke kah-ROH’-dah) tossed a two-hitter and Nick Swisher and Mark Teixeira (teh-SHEHR’-uh) belted back-to-back homers in the seventh inning of the New York Yankees’ 3-0 shutout of the visiting Texas Rangers. The Yanks and Rangers both hold a 6-game lead in their respective division races.

SEATTLE (AP) – Tampa Bay’s Fernando Rodney blew a save for the first time in 23 opportunities in last night’s stunning 3-2 loss at Seattle. A rare error by Rays Gold Glove first baseman Carlos Pena led to a pair of unearned runs and Tampa Bays’ first loss in eight games.

BALTIMORE (AP) – After last night’s 7-1 loss at Baltimore, Boston’s Dustin Pedroia (peh-DROY’-uh) told reporters that he doesn’t believe any of the team’s problems this season should be attributed to first-year manager Bobby Valentine. He was addressing a report that he complained about Valentine’s performance at a session last month with team owner John Henry and team president Larry Lucchino (loo-KEE’-noh). The Sox are 6 1/2 games out in the AL wild-card race.

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) – It is shaping up to be a long NFL season for Brian Urlacher (UR’-lah-kur). The Chicago Bears’ rugged linebacker has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. Urlacher hopes to be ready for the season opener.

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) – Olympic marathon gold medalist Stephen Kiprotich (KIHP’-roh-tich) is getting a hero’s welcome on his return home. Lawmakers are considering a motion that would make Uganda’s only medal winner at the London Games — and first at any Olympics since 1996 — a national hero.