Sports, January 10th

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

The undefeated Glenwood Demons girl’s and boy’s teams host the Delta Panthers tonight at Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium.  The Lady Demons tip off at 6 and the boys follow at 7:30.   The game between the Rifle Bears and the Summit Tigers in Breckenridge has been postponed due to the adverse weather conditions.  A make up date is being considered in February.  Roaring Fork is playing at Gunnison tonight at 5:30 and 7 as well as Coal Ridge at Aspen.

NUGGETS BEAT THE THUNDER

Denver—AP) – Randy Foye scored a season-high 24 points and the Denver Nuggets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-88 last night for their fourth win in a row after an eight-game losing streak.  It was the second time in two games that Foye, who hit six 3-pointers, established a season high. He was coming off a 23-point effort in which he made seven 3s in Denver’s victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday.  The Nuggets overcame Kevin Durant’s 30 points in beating the Thunder for the first time in three tries this season. The teams meet a final time in Oklahoma City on March 24.  Evan Fournier had 19 points and Ty Lawson added 16 points and 14 assists for Denver. Kenneth Faried grabbed 14 rebounds.  Reggie Jackson scored 13 and Derek Fisher 12 for the Thunder.

CHARGERS A BIT BANGED UP FOR DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF GAME IN DENVER

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Center Nick Hardwick has been cleared from his concussion and was a limited participant as the San Diego Chargers practiced for the final time for their divisional-round playoff game at Denver.Hardwick says he’s “moving in the right direction” but there are no guarantees he’ll be able to play. He was hurt in Sunday’s wild-card win at Cincinnati and replaced by Rich Ohrnberger.Running back Ryan Mathews didn’t practice again Friday due to an injured left ankle. He says his mindset is the same as earlier in the week, that he wants to play. He came out of the Bengals game in the third quarter.
Hardwick and Mathews are listed as questionable, as are right guard Jeromey Clary (shoulder), right tackle D.J. Fluker (ankle) and wide receiver Eddie Royal (toe).

ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS…

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Point guard Jrue (droo) Holiday of the Pelicans will be sidelined indefinitely with a lower right leg injury. The NBA club says the injury is a stress fracture in his tibia but would not clarify when or how the injury occurred. In 34 games this season, Holiday is averaging 14.3 points, 7.9 assists and 4.2 rebounds a game.

PHOENIX (AP) – Suns guard Eric Bledsoe has undergone surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. There’s no timetable for his return but the team says Bledsoe hopes to be back in the second half of the season.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) – Veteran punter Brian Moorman has signed a one-year contract extension with Buffalo. A two-time Pro Bowl selection, Moorman returned to Buffalo in October following a one-year absence to replace Shawn Powell. Moorman finished 30th in the NFL with 36.6 net yards per punt in 11 games.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Justin Rose, the winner of the U.S. Open last year, will miss at least the next two PGA events. He has mild tendinitis in his right shoulder and his agent says Rose is likely to start his year in February.

ADELBODEN, Switzerland (AP) – American skier Bode (BOH’-dee) Miller has been cleared to race in all five Alpine events at the Olympics. Miller, who won three medals at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, needed approval to defend his super-combined title.

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