SPORTS, AUGUST 26TH

High School Football

Aspen–The 2011 season kicks off tonight in Aspen as the Skiers host the Delta Panthers in a match up of 2A and 3A Western Slope programs. You can catch the game live on KMTS. Kick off is set for 7 O’clock.

Battlement Mesa–The annual Garfield County Sheriff’s Auxiliary Golf Tournament fundraiser tees off tomorrow morning at 9.

High School Softball

Rifle–The Rifle Lady Bears host the Grand Valley Cardinals tomorrow in a doubleheader at Deefield Park. The first game begins at 11-AM.

NFL

The Denver Broncos host the Seattle Seahawks tomorrow night at 7 O’clock. Catch the game live on KMTS with pre-game coverage beginning at 5.

Baseball

The Rockies are in L.A. tonight to begin the final series of the season with the Dodgers. The Rockies are coming off a three game sweep over Houston and are 9 games behind the first place Arizona Diamondbacks in the National League West.

Elsewhere in sports…

NEW YORK (AP) – NEW YORK (AP) – The NFL is donating $1 million
to the new memorial to Martin Luther King Jr. on Washington’s
National Mall toward the goal of raising $120 million for the
foundation behind the project. The monument was scheduled to be
dedicated Sunday, the 48th anniversary of his “I Have a Dream”
speech, but the ceremony was postponed to the fall because of
Hurricane Irene.

EDISON, N.J. (AP) – Matt Kuchar finished up the final two holes
of his opening round at the rain-delayed The Barclays this morning
and wound up the end of round leader. He birdied the 18th hole to
finish with an 8-under 63. The second round is underway.

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) – NASCAR’s Sprint Cup drivers take to the
Bristol Motor Speedway today to qualify for tomorrow night’s race.
Points leader Kyle Busch has dominated the half-mile oval recently,
winning five of the last nine Cup races.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Texas hosts the Angels tonight for the
start of a key weekend series in the American League West race. The
Angels have won six in a row to climb to within two games of the
first-place Rangers.

BOSTON (AP) – Tim Wakefield is scheduled to make a sixth attempt
at notching his 200th career win tonight when he gets the start for
the Red Sox at home against Oakland. The 45-year old knuckleballer
has gone 0-2 with three no-decisions in his last five starts.

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