Sports, February 6th

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

Carbondale–The 12 game winning streak of the Roaring Fork Rams boy’s team came to an end last night on their home court as they fell to the Aspen Skiers 56-54. Aspen’s Clayton Crawford led all scorers with 18 points. In the girl’s game, Roaring Fork trounced Aspen, 64-23.

Paonia–The Rifle Lady Bears lost to the Eagles 41-39.

NBA/NUGGETS

DENVER (AP) – Danilo Gallinari and Ty Lawson each scored 22 points and the Denver Nuggets rallied past the Milwaukee Bucks 112-104 on Tuesday night for their seventh straight victory.

VONN OUT FOR SEASON

SCHLADMING, Austria (AP) – The U.S. Ski Team says Lindsey Vonn has torn the ACL and MCL in her right knee and also has a broken bone after a horrific crash Tuesday at the world championships in Austria. The team says Vonn will undergo surgery and will miss the rest of this season but is expected to return in time for the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The team says Vonn has “a torn ACL and MCL in her right knee and a lateral tibial plateau fracture.” Vonn, of Vail, Colo., lost balance on her right leg while landing a jump, flipped over in the air and landed on her backside as she smashed through a gate before coming to a halt. The four-time overall World Cup winner and 2010 Olympic downhill champion received medical treatment on the slope for 12 minutes before being taken by helicopter to a hospital in Schladming, Austria.

Elsewhere in sports…

UNDATED (AP) – The highest-ranked school in action this evening in men’s top-25 play is No. 2 Kansas. The Jayhawks are visiting TCU. In the only game featuring two ranked schools, 12th-ranked Michigan State is playing host to No. 18 Minnesota.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – There was an exciting Big Ten game last night in Ann Arbor, Mich., as third-ranked Michigan beat No. 10 Ohio state 76-74. Tim Hardaway Jr. finished with 23 for the Wolverines.

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) – Today is the day high school football stars commit to colleges and the consensus top recruit in the nation, Robert Nkemdiche (kihm-DEE’-chee), has chosen Mississippi. He’ll be joining his brother Denzel Nkemdiche on the Rebels roster.

SCHLADMING, Austria (AP) – Ted Ligety (LIHG’-eh-tee) of the U.S. won the super-G at the world championships today. The win is his first in the discipline.

DOHA, Qatar (AP) – Venus Williams has withdrawn from next week’s Qatar (GUH’-tur) Open. She is suffering from an ongoing lower back injury. The 23rd-ranked Williams has been bothered by back problems since the Australian Open.

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