SPORTS, AUGUST 18TH

High School Golf

Montrose–The Aspen Skiers captured the team title at yesterday’s Black Canyon Tournament. Clayton Crawford shot an even-par 70 to tie Triston Quigley of Rifle for second place. In the team standings, Rifle took 5th place.

High School Football

Denver–The Denver Post has released it’s pre-season rankings for 2011. In 3A, the Glenwood Demons, the runner up in the 2010 state championship game, is ranked third. In 2A, the Post ranks Aspen sixth overall. Coal Ridge and Basalt did not crack the top ten but are considered to be playoff contenders.

Elsewhere in sports…

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Three Denver Broncos who attended the
University of Miami and are named in the scandal enveloping the
Hurricanes’ program aren’t talking about the allegations.
Linebacker D.J. Williams and right tackle Orlando Franklin declined
comment as they left the practice field yesterday. Running back
Willis McGahee said: “I ain’t talking about Miami. I’m out of
Miami.”

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Florida officials say receiver Andre
Debose and right tackle Matt Patchan are eligible for this season.
Debose and Patchan were mentioned in the Yahoo! Sports story
alleging that a Miami booster gave extra benefits to players.
According to the story, several Miami assistant coaches delivered
top-tier recruits, including Debose and Patchan, to booster Nevin
Shapiro’s home or luxury suite for recruiting pitches.
Florida says it has been in communication with the NCAA and
“there are no eligibility issues with Andre Debose and Matt
Patchan as it relates to recent reports.”
Debose is a backup receiver. Patchan is vying for a starting
spot.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – The L.A. Angels will send Jered Weaver to
the mound tonight hoping the American League ERA leader can help
them avoid a sixth-straight loss overall and a four-game sweep at
the hands of the visiting Rangers. Texas won last night’s game in
Anaheim 7-3 to open a seven-game lead over the second-place Halos
in the AL West race.

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) – Ndamukong Suh (ehn-DAHM’-uh-kehn soo)
has been fined a third time for roughing up three different
quarterbacks in less than a year. The Detroit Lions defensive
tackle says he’ll appeal the $20,000 fine he was given for a hit on
Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton in last week’s preseason opener.

GREESBORO, N.C. (AP) – There are some familiar names that have
yet to make the field for the PGA Tour’s Fed Ex Cup four-week
playoff, and a good showing at this week’s Wyndham Championship is
their last chance to get in. They take the top 125 in the
standings. Ernie Els is No. 126. And another three-time major
winner, Padraig Harrington began today’s opening round in 130th
place.

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) – Former Michigan basketball player Jalen
Rose was released from a suburban Detroit jail early this morning
after serving 16 days off his 20-day sentence. The onetime NBA star
and current analyst for ESPN was locked up for drunken driving.

TORONTO (AP) – NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman expects the league
to review its substance abuse and behavioral health program after
the deaths of two players over the summer. Winnipeg Jets forward
Rick Rypien and New York Rangers tough guy Derek Boogaard
(BOO’-gard) both spent time in the program, which is run in
conjunction with the NHL Players’ Association.

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