Sports, December 7th

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Demons boys’ lost to Aspen last night, 56-30. The Demon Invitational continues today and tomorrow at Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium.
Tonight, the Glenwood girls and boys take on Faith Christian at 6 and 7:30.

Elsewhere in basketball, the Rifle Bears are competing at the Steamboat Springs Invitational tournament today and tomorrow while Grand Valley plays at the Tiger Tip-Off tournament at Holy Family High School.

SWIMMING / DIVING

The Glenwood Lady Demons will be at Colorado Mesa University this weekend for the Fruita Invitational meet.

In other sports…

Oakland, CA–The Denver Broncos won their 8th game in a row with last night’s 26-13 victory over the Oakland Raiders. Quarterback Peyton Manning tossed three touchdown passes and running back Knowshon Moreno gained 119 yards on a career high 32 carries. The 10 and 3 Broncos head to Baltimore to take on the Ravens December 16th.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Butch Jones is taking the football coaching job at Tennessee, after going 27-13 in three seasons at Cincinnati. Jones faces the task of rebuilding a former Southeastern Conference power that has posted three consecutive losing seasons. He’s the Vols’ fourth coach in six seasons.

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Ben Roethlisberger (RAWTH’-lihs-bur-gur) will return to the Steelers’ starting lineup Sunday against San Diego after missing three weeks due to injuries to his right throwing shoulder and ribs. Big Ben will play with a custom-fit compression shirt and a layer of Kevlar-lined composite in his shoulder pads to help absorb hits to his clavicle and shoulder joint regions.

NEW YORK (AP) – It’s Day 83 of the lockout and the two sides in the NHL labor dispute appear to be farther apart than ever before. Representatives of the owners and players met yesterday and won’t get together again until tomorrow at the earliest.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Basebal’s winter meetings closed up shop yesterday with some big free agents still on the market. The availability of slugger Josh Hamilton and pitcher Zack Greinke (GREHN’-kee) held up decisions on other signings and possible trades involving Rangers infielder Michael Young and Mets Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey.

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