Sports, August 9th

BRONCOS KICK OFF PRE-SEASON WITH WIN OVER ‘9ers

San Francisco, CA—The Denver Broncos beat the San Francisco 49ers last night 10 to 6.  The Broncos defense had four turnovers against the defending NFC champions including Shaun Phillips’ fumble recovery and 9 yard return for a touchdown.  The Broncos next pre-season tune up is next Saturday, the 17 at Seattle.

MLB—ROCKIES WOES CONTINUE

New York, NY—The Colorado Rockies were swept by the Mets in New York with yesterday’s 2 to 1 loss.  The loss dropped the Rockies 12 games below .500 and 12 games behind the first place Dodgers in the National League West.  The Rockies host the red hot Pittsburgh Pirates tonight at Coors Field.  Jorge De La Rosa is going for his 11th win.

ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS…

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) – A steady stream of rain has been falling during the second round at the PGA Championship in suburban Rochester, N.Y., and it’s been heavy at times. The showers are expected to extend through the morning with a slight chance of a thundershower.  The rain could make the Oak Hill Country Club course attackable, as it was yesterday. Overnight co-leader Adam Scott is now alone atop the leaderboard with a pair of biridies through five holes.  That leaves him at 7-under par.
Lee Westwood had his string of 25 straight bogey-free holes broken with one on his eighth hole of the day, the 17th.  That came after he scored a pair of birdies.  Westwood is 5-under and tied with Jim Furyk (FYOOR’-ihk), who tees off this afternoon.
Jason Day is 4-under par through nine holes.
Phil Mickelson has one birdie in six holes at is even par, seven shots off the lead.

MLB-SCHEDULE
Streaking Braves, Tigers in action
UNDATED (AP) – Major League Baseball is in the middle of a unique time. It’s the first time that two teams have had winning streaks of at least 12 games at the same time during a season since May 16, 1884, according to STATS.
Atlanta takes a 13-game winning streak into its home game with Miami tonight, and Detroit has won 12 in a row as the Tigers prepare to open a series in New York against the Yankees.  The Braves’ run has given them a commanding 15  1/2 – game lead over Washington for first in the NL East.  Detroit’s coming off a four-game sweep of Cleveland that has put them seven games up on the Indians for the AL Central lead.
Lance Lynn will try to become the National League’s first 15-game winner when he takes the mound in St. Louis against the Cubs.  The Cardinals have just lost three of four to the Dodgers and have fallen four games back of Pittsburgh for the NL Central lead.
Arizona 12-game winner Patrick Corbin will be trying to snap a personal two-game losing streak when he gets the start tonight against the Mets.  The rookie left-hander takes a 12-3 mark and 2.33 ERA into tonight’s game. Chris Tillman goes for his 15th win when he gets the start for the Orioles at San Francisco tonight. The White Sox host a day/night doubleheader against the Twins making it a 16-game major league schedule.

OLYMPICS-SOCHI-GAYS
IOC has concerns about anti-gay law

MOSCOW (AP) – The International Olympic Committee is waiting for more clarification from the Russian government on the anti-gay law that is overshadowing preparations for the Winter Games in Sochi.
The law was signed by President Vladimir Putin in June. It bans “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations” and imposes fines on those holding gay pride rallies. It has caused a major international outcry and spawned calls for protests ahead of the Feb. 7-23 Olympics in the Black Sea resort.
IOC President Jacques Rogge (ROH’-guh) says the Russian government has provided written reassurances about the law, but that some elements are still too unclear to pass judgment on.

OLYMPICS-IOC-WADA
Reedie nominated to be WADA boss
MOSCOW (AP) – The IOC has nominated Craig Reedie to become the next president of the World Anti-Doping Agency. He’s an IOC vice president from Britain and was chosen over former Olympic hurdles great Edwin Moses and former IOC medical director Patrick Schamasch. Reedie was put forward by the International Olympic Committee executive board to succeed John Fahey, who steps down at the end of the year.
The 72-year-old Reedie is a member of WADA’s executive committee. He will be put up for election at the World Conference on Doping in Sport in Johannesburg from Nov. 12-15. His election is considered a formality.

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