Battlement Mesa–The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office is putting on it’s annual golf tournament August 28th to benefit the Sheriff’s Auxiliary. The foursome scramble will be held at the Battlement Mesa Golf Course in Parachute. The shotgun start is at 8:30 am.
Denver–The Colorado Rockies rallied in the ninth inning to beat the Florida Marlins last night at Coors Field, 7 to 4. Jason Giambi provided the big blow with a walk-off, three-run homer.
Elsewhere in sports…
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Denver Broncos run-stuffer Ty Warren has
a torn triceps that will sideline him indefinitely. Fellow defensive tackle Marcus Thomas has a strained pectoral muscle that’s expected to keep him out at least until the regular season. Both were injured Monday.
The Broncos aren’t giving up hope that Warren could play at some
point this season. Warren was the Broncos’ biggest offseason addition, signing a two-year, $8 million deal after he was cut by the Patriots. His
deal included a $2.5 million signing bonus and $1.5 million in 2011
salary. Warren, 30, missed all of last season with a hip injury. Surgery
might end his season and maybe even his career, so both he and the
Broncos would rather put off an operation in hopes he can heal
enough to play.
DENVER (AP) – The sporting goods retailer Sports Authority is
making its pitch to put its name on Invesco Field at Mile High,
where the Denver Broncos play. The Englewood, Colo.-based company is set to make a presentation Tuesday to the board of the Metropolitan Football Stadium District to assume naming rights for the stadium.
The district oversaw construction of the stadium with private
and taxpayer funds, and in 2001, it sold 20-year naming rights to
the stadium to Invesco Funds Group for $120 million. Invesco has
some offices in Denver but is based in Atlanta.
Stadium district spokesman Matt Sugar says the district board
could vote on Sports Authority’s proposal as early as Tuesday or
decide it needs more information.
Double Dip in Fenway
UNDATED (AP) – The Red Sox begin today’s day-night doubleheader
against AL East-rival Tampa Bay tied with the Yankees for the
division lead. New York caught idle Boston with last night’s7-4 win
at Kansas City and will play the Royals again this evening at
This afternoon’s game at Fenway Park has a pitching matchup of
11-game winners, with Jon Lester getting the ball for the home team
against James Shields of the Rays. Tampa Bay is coming off
back-to-back off days after getting rained out in New York on
Sunday. They are third in the division, nine games out.
Tonight in the AL, along with the Red Sox-Rays and
Yankees-Royals, Detroit’s Justin Verlander will be looking to
become the first major league pitcher to notch 18 wins when the
Central-leading Tigers host Minnesota, Cleveland plays the White
Sox in Chicago, West-leader Texas takes on the second-place L.A.
Angels in Anaheim, Baltimore is at Oakland and Seattle is home to
In the NL tonight, the best in the East meets to best from the
West tonight when Philadelphia hosts Arizona. The visiting
Diamondbacks are riding a six-game winning streak.
Elsewhere in the senior circuit, Central leader Milwaukee will
be working on a four-game winning streak against the visiting L.A.
Dodgers, Cincinnati is at Washington, Pittsburgh entertains St.
Louis, wild-card leader Atlanta is home to San Francisco, the
Chicago Cubs are at Houston, Florida plays at Colorado and San
Diego hosts the New York Mets.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL-MIAMI INVESTIGATION
Golden says Hurricanes players may have made mistakes
MIAMI (AP) – The University of Miami’s first-year football coach
says some of his players may have made mistakes that prompted an
NCAA investigation into convicted Ponzi schemer Nevin Shapiro’s
role with the program.
Al Golden says he just became aware of the investigation into
allegations that Shapiro gave more than a dozen former or current
players gifts and services.
Shapiro’s attorney, Maria Elena Perez, says NCAA investigators
visited the campus Monday in the wake of allegations by Shapiro
that he provided players with the use of a yacht and other favors.
She says she and Shapiro have been talking with the NCAA about the
matter for a couple of months and provided documentation.
Ohio native Tressel visits Browns
BEREA, Ohio (AP) – Former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel is
visiting the Cleveland Browns’ training camp.
It’s a homecoming for Tressel, who grew up in Berea and played
at nearby Baldwin-Wallace College. Tressel hasn’t said if he
intends to coach again. There have long been rumors about him
jumping to the NFL.
Tressel was forced to resign from Ohio State in May after
breaking NCAA rules in a memorabilia-for-tattoos scandal involving
several Buckeyes players. He was on the sideline watching as the
Browns went through another morning workout.