SPORTS, AUGUST 25TH

High School Golf

Gypsum–The Eagle Valley Invitational is being played today in Gypsum.

Battlement Mesa–The annual Garfield County Sheriff’s Auxiliary Golf Tournament will tee off this Saturday at the Battlement Mesa Golf Course. The foursome scramble is fundraiser for the Sheriff’s Auxiliary.

Glenwood Springs–The 3rd annual Derbs Softball Tournament will be played September 16th and the 17th at Two Rivers and Sayre Park. Mens and Co-ed teams will compete for prizes and bragging rights. The tournament is a fundraiser for the Glenwood Springs High School baseball program and the Lady Demon’s basketball team.

Elsewhere in sports…

DENVER (AP) – Troy Tulowitzki (too-loh-WIT’-skee) scored from
third on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 10th inning and the
Colorado Rockies beat the Houston Astros 7-6 on Wednesday to
complete a three-game sweep. The Rockies travel to LA tomorrow to begin the final weekend series with the Dodgers.

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) – American veteran George Hincapie
(HIHN’-kuh-pee) emerged from a six-rider group Wednesday to win the
crash-marred second stage of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, while
young compatriot Tejay Van Garderen became the third race leader in
three days. The 38-year-old Hincapie, a 15-time Tour de France finisher from Greenville, S.C., completed the rainy 130.3-mile leg from Gunnison
to Aspen in 5 hours, 26 minutes, 10 seconds. Stage three today takes the cyclists over Vail Pass.

NEW YORK (AP) – Oakland and the Yankees kick off a four-game day
slate that’s part of an eight-game schedule in Major League
Baseball. Rich Harden is schedule for the Athletics who are going
after a three-game sweep, while Phil Hughes gets the call for the
Yankees who trail Boston by a game for first in the American League
East.

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Sidney Crosby’s agent says there’s no set
timetable for the Pittsburgh Penguins star to return from a
concussion, though Crosby is expected to make a full recovery.
Agent Pat Brisson made his comments on the team’s official web
site, apparently in response to reports out of Canada that say the
24-year-old’s offseason training regimen has been shut down because
of recurring symptoms from a concussion that has sidelined him
since January.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Danica Patrick will hold a news
conference today and is expected to announce her 2012 move from
IndyCar to NASCAR driving. The Associated Press reported earlier
this month that Patrick was finalizing a deal to drive fulltime for
JR Motorsports in the Nationwide Series and also working on a
limited schedule of elite Sprint Cup Series races for Stewart-Haas
Racing.

EDISON, N.J. (AP) – Nick Watney heads in today’s first round of
The Barclays as the points leader to begin the FedEx Cup playoffs.
Steve Stricker is No. 2 for the opening event of the four
tournament series that has $8 million in prize money up for grabs
and a $10 million dollar bonus for the overall winner.

DAEGU, South Korea (AP) – A groin injury will prevent Asafa
Powell from challenging defending champ Usain (yoo-SAYN) Bolt in
the 100 meters at the world championships.
Powell’s manager Paul Doyle told The Associated Press on
Thursday that the injury sustained several weeks ago was still
giving the fastest man of the season trouble, but he expects Powell
to be able to run for Jamaica in the 4×100 relay during the final
weekend of the championships.

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