Buffalo, NY–The Denver Broncos are slight favorites to beat the Bills in a Christmas Eve showdown in Buffalo. The game will be heard here on KMTS with kick off set for 11-am mountain time and the pre-game show starting at 9.


Phoenix, AZ–The Denver Nuggets beat the Suns in Phoenix last night 110 to 85. The Nuggets open the lockout-shortened season, the day after Christmas in Dallas against the defending NBA champion Mavericks.

College Basketball

The CU Buffs men’s team beat Texas Southern last night 56-51. CSU defeated UNC-Greeley 92-78, DU beat Citadel 70 to 58 and Air Force lost to Gonzaga 70 to 60.

Elsewhere in sports…

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Break of the Colts. After dropping their
first 13 games of the season, the Indianapolis Colts have won two
straight. Playing in front of their fans the Colts beat AFC South
champion Houston last night 19-16. Indy wrapped up the game when
Reggie Wayne caught a 1-yard touchdown pass from Dan Orlovsky with
19 seconds left in regulation.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The St. Louis Cardinals have started to rebuild
after losing Albert Pujols (POO’-hohls) to the Los Angeles Angels.
The World Champs have come to terms on a contract with Carlos
Beltran, who hit .300 with 22 home runs and 84 RI’s for the Mets
and Giants this past season.

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Boise State completed the season with a record
of 12-1 last night with a 56-24 win over Arizona State in the Maaco
(MAY’-koh) Las Vegas Bowl. Doug Martin rushed for 151 yards and
returned the opening kickoff 100 yards for the eighth-ranked

LOS ANGELES (AP) – There was good news yesterday for fans of the
USC Trojans as quarterback Matt Barkley said he will return for his
senior season. At a news conference Barkley said he considered
leaving school for the NFL but that he has things to finish at the
Pac 12 school.

UNDATED (AP) – Yesterday was a busy day for the New Jersey Nets.
First they announced that starting center and leading scorer Brook
Lopez would miss the first couple of months of the season because
of surgery. They then pulled off a trade with Utah for all-star
center Mehmet Okur (meh-MET’ oh-KOOR’).