SPORTS, AUGUST 9TH

Cincinnati, OH–The Colorado Rockies matched a season high with four home runs last night in Cincinnati in a 10-7 win over the Reds. Seth Smith had two of the four round-trippers on the night. Todd Helton smacked a home run while Carlos Gonzalez’ two-run shot broke an eighth inning tie.

Denver–Broncos’ Head Coach John Fox released his depth chart for this Thursday night’s pre-season opener against the Cowboys in Dallas. Kyle Orton will play the first couple of series at quarterback. Rookie linebacker Von Miller the Broncos’ first round pick out of Texas A & M will get the start on the strong side.

Elsewhere in sports…

LONDON (AP) – A year from now the Summer Olympics will be taking
place in London. Officials in the area are more than a bit nervous
right now, based on the three nights of rioting that have plagued
the city. Several soccer matches have been called off because of
the on-going problems.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The National League has a 15-game winner.
Philadelphia’s Roy Halladay is now 15-and-4 after last night’s 5-3
win over the Dodgers in Los Angeles. CC Sabathia (suh-BATH’-ee-uh)
of the Yankees and Justin Verlander of the Tigers have each won 16
games in the American League.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Pittsburgh’s Pirates snapped their 10-game
losing streak last night with a 5-0 win over the Giants in San
Francisco. The streak cost the Pirates dearly in the National
League Central standings as they fell from first to third, nine and
a half games back of Milwaukee.

AKRON, Ohio (AP) – In an interview with the Associated Press,
LeBron James says he remains “optimistic” that there will be an
NBA season. The Miami Heat forward says he plans on taking part in
next summer’s Olympic Games as the U.S. defends the gold medal it
won in China.

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Penn State football coach Joe Paterno
could be out of the hospital today. The 84-year old was undergoing
medical tests on his right arm and hip after a player ran into him
during practice on Sunday. Paterno is entering his 46th season as
Penn State’s head coach.

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