High School Basketball

Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Demons will be back in action tomorrow night in a critical league matchup with the Palisade Bulldogs at Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium. The Lady Demons tip off at 6 and the boys follow up at 7:30. Both games will be broadcast live on KMTS.


Los Angeles, CA–The Denver Nuggets take on their former teammate, Chauncey Billups and the LA Clippers tonight at Staples Center.


Denver–The Avs host the Minnesota Wild tonight at the Pepsi Center.

FRISCO, Colo. (AP) – A Summit High School senior has been
hospitalized after he suffered a medical problem during practice.
School officials say the youth was rushed to a hospital in
Denver where he was reported in critical condition.
The name of the student has not been released.
The school canceled a wrestling match and will have counselors available today.

Elsewhere in sports…

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Quarterback Andrew Luck says he’s ready to
start in the NFL next season. Luck was in Indianapolis on Thursday to work out at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute. It won’t be his last trip to Indy.
He’ll return in three weeks for the NFL combine and perhaps for
good after April’s draft. Colts owner Jim Irsay has said he will
use the No. 1 overall pick on a quarterback, especially with Peyton
Manning’s health still unresolved. Manning’s surgically-repaired neck sidelined him for the 2011 season, but he says he’s making progress and has been throwing passes recently. Also, Irsay must pay a $28 million roster bonus by March 8 or risk losing Manning to free agency.
Luck says he could co-exist with Manning, but he wants to play
right away.

CHAMONIX, France (AP) – Didier Cuche set the fastest time in
Thursday’s training run for a men’s World Cup downhill.
The Swiss skier covered the La Verte des Houches course in 2
minutes, 5.05 seconds. Romed Baumann of Austria was second in
2:05.31 and Andrej Sporn of Slovenia was third, 0.30 seconds off
the pace. World champion Eric Guay of Canada finished 10th and Olympic
silver medalist Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway was 13th. American
skier Bode Miller, who won in Beaver Creek, Colo., in December, was
in 20th place, more than two seconds behind Cuche.
Overall World Cup leader Ivica Kostelic was 35th and Olympic
champion Didier Defago was 52nd. Cuche announced last month he would retire at the end of this season.

CAIRO (AP) – Officials in Egypt have launched an investigation
into yesterday’s postgame stampede in Port Said (sy-EED’) that left
at least 74 people dead. It’s the country’s worst-ever soccer
violence and deadliest in the world since 1996.

UNDATED (AP) – Legendary boxing trainer Angelo Dundee passed
away last night at the age of 90. Dundee was the brilliant
motivator who worked the corner for Ali in his greatest fights,
willed Sugar Ray Leonard to victory in his biggest bout, and
coached hundreds of young men in the art of a left jab and an
overhand right.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Chris Paul scored 12 of his season-high 34
points in the fourth quarter to lead the Los Angeles Clippers in a
107-105 victory over Utah that snapped the Clips’ 16-game Salt Lake
City losing streak. The Clippers’ fourth straight win boosts their
Pacific Division lead over the L.A. Lakers to a game and a-half.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – There was an exciting finish to last night’s
NHL game in Los Angeles. Drew Doughty scored a power-play goal with
1 second remaining in the game to lift the hometown Kings to a 3-2
victory over the last-place Columbus Blue Jackets.

CLEVELAND (AP) – Jim Tressel is returning to the school where he
began his coaching career as an undergraduate assistant, but he
won’t have anything to do with the football team. Akron has hired
the former Ohio State head coach for an administrative job outside
of the school’s athletic department. Tressel left the Buckeyes
football program in May amid an NCAA investigation.


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