Sports, December 11th

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

The Glenwood Demons boy’s and girl’s teams head to Summit County to take on the Tigers. The girls tip off at 5:30 while the boy’s play at 7. Both games will be broadcast live on KMTS.

The Coal Ridge Titans take on the Bears tonight in Rifle. The girls take the court first at 6 followed by the boy’s contest at 7:30. Grand Valley travels up valley to play Aspen.

CU BUFFS HAVE A NEW FOOTBALL COACH

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – Mike MacIntyre is leaving San Jose State to coach the University of Colorado football team.
The school announced Monday that MacIntyre signed a five-year deal. He will make $2 million a season. His hiring ends a two-week search by Colorado that included a rejection by its first choice, Butch Jones.
MacIntyre inherits a program that’s had seven straight losing seasons, including a 1-11 record this year under Jon Embree that was the worst in the 123-year history of the program. McIntyre has turned around a program before. The Spartans (10-2) are ranked No. 25 in the BCS and are heading to the Dec. 27 Military Bowl in Washington, D.C., two years after a 1-12 showing in McIntyre’s first season. Defensive back Parker Orms says he has “a good vibe” after meeting McIntyre.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has overturned the suspensions of four current and former New Orleans Saints players in the league’s bounty investigation of the club. Tagliabue, however, found that the players’ conduct was detrimental to the league. He says they participated in a performance pool that rewarded key plays – including hard tackles – that could justify fines. But the former commissioner said Tuesday that “this entire case has been contaminated by the coaches and others in the Saints’ organization.”
Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma initially had been suspended the whole season, while Saints defensive end Will Smith, Cleveland linebacker Scott Fujita and free agent defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove received shorter suspensions.

VAL D’ISERE, France (AP) – A women’s World Cup downhill has been scheduled at Val d’Isere on Friday instead of Saturday to take advantage of a better weather forecast and visibility. The International Ski Federation says the planned downhill and super-G races have switched days, with the shorter speed race moving to Saturday.
Lindsey Vonn will seek to extend her perfect record of four straight wins in World Cup speed races this season. The American defending champion is third in the overall standings led by Tina Maze of Slovenia, who has won all three giant slaloms. Maze will aims for a fourth straight GS win when the French race weekend ends Sunday at Courchevel.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – The Houston Texans may have the best record in the AFC but the New England Patriots showed them last night that they still have a way to go. Playing on the Pats home turf, the Texans were dumped 42-14 as Tom Brady passed for four touchdowns. The win is New England’s seventh straight and gives them a record of 10-3. The loss dropped the Texans to 11-2.

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