Sports, August 31st

High School Volleyball

Glenwood Springs–The host Glenwood Lady Demons lost their first match of the season to the Roaring Fork Rams in two games in day one of the Demon Invitational. Grand Valley defeated Aspen while Coal Ridge knocked off Rifle. 16 teams in all are competing in the tournament that concludes tomorrow.

High School Soccer

Parachute–Grand Valley fell to Vail Mountain yesterday 4 to 1.

High School Football

Peach Valley–The Coal Ridge Titans and the third ranked Rifle Bears battle tonight in a non-league game. Kick off is set for 7 o’clock with pre-game coverage beginning at 6:45 on KMTS.

NFL Preseason / Broncos

Glendale, AZ–The Denver Broncos’ reserves made a good impression on coaches in last night’s 16-13 come from behind win over the Arizona Cardinals. Matt Prater kicked a 44 yard field goal to end the game and bring the preseason to a close. The Broncos open up the regular season at home, Sunday night, September 9th against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

College Football

Denver–The annual Rocky Mountain Showdown between the CU Buffs and the CSU Rams kicks off tomorrow afternoon at 2 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Buffs are 6 point favorites.


Denver–The last place Colorado Rockies host the San Diego Padres tonight in the first of a three-game weekend series.

Elsewhere in sports…

NEW YORK (AP) – Andy Roddick celebrate his 30th birthday Thursday by announcing that this year’s U.S. Open will be his last tournament before retirement. Roddick is scheduled to play a second-round match tonight against 19-year-old Bernard Tomic (TAHM’-ich).

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Ninth-ranked South Carolina got a scare on the opening night of the 2012 college football season. The Gamecocks rallied to beat Vanderbilt 17-13 on the road, boosting coach Steve Spurrier to 23-1 overall in season openers.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The NFL suspended Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt one game after a driving under the influence arrest. It was his eighth run-in with police since he was drafted in 2009.

NEW YORK (AP) – Injured New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is set to play in the minor leagues tonight. The 37-year-old star has been out for more than a month because of a broken left hand.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Los Angeles Lakers will unveil a statue of Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar during the upcoming season. The team will also retire the jerseys of Shaquille O’Neal and Jamaal Wilkes.