SPORTS, DECEMBER 22ND

Peach Valley–Coal Ridge boy’s basketball coach Paul Harvey will be holding a camp for younger players during the Christmas break. December 28th through the 31st, all boys and girls 3rd through 6th grade will learn all aspects of the game. The camp will be held at Coal Ridge High School from 10 to noon each day and the costs is 40 dollars per person. For more information, call Coach Harvey at 665-6737.

Denver–The Colorado Avalanche beat the St. Louis Blues 3 to 2 last night at the Pepsi Center.

Denver–The Denver Broncos will be playing in front of a bunch of empty seats in Buffalo Christmas eve. So far, about 24 thousand tickets remain unsold and the game has already been blacked out in Buffalo.

Elsewhere in sports…

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Who would have thought when the season began
that after 14 weeks of play, the Texans would be 10-4 and the Colts
1-13? That’s the scenario tonight for the AFC South game between
the two clubs being played in Indianapolis. The Colts lone win of
the season came last Sunday when they beat the Titans, 27-13.

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Casey Pachall connected on a 42-yard touchdown
pass to Skye Dawson with 4:26 left to lift in last night’s
Poinsettia Bowl game to give No. 16 TCU a 31-24 victory against
Louisiana Tech. The Horned Frogs finished the season with an
eight-game winning streak and a record of 11-2. Tech had a
seven-game winning streak snapped in the loss and finished the
season 8-5.

LAS VEGAS (AP) – In the lone bowl game tonight, eighth-ranked
Boise State is facing Arizona State in the Maaco (MAY’-koh) Las
Vegas Bowl. The Broncos are 11-1 and the Sun Devils, who are
playing for lame-duck coach Dennis Erickson, are 6-6.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers has
been named Male Athlete of the Year by the Associated Press. The
Super Bowl MVP picked up 112 votes out of the 212 ballots submitted
from U.S. news organizations that make up the AP’s membership.
Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander was second in the voting
with 50 votes.

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been sentenced
to 90 days in jail by a Las Vegas judge. His plea deal avoids a
trial on felony allegations that he hit his ex-girlfriend and
threatened two of their children during an argument at her home in
September 2010. Mayweather also was ordered to complete 100 hours
of community service and pay a $2,500 fine.

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