SPORTS, JANUARY 19TH

High School Basketball

Gypsum–Tonight the Glenwood Demons are back in action in Gypsum to take on the Eagle Valley Devils. The girl’s game tips off at 6 and the boys play at 7:30. Catch both games live on KMTS.

Rifle–The Rifle Bears welcome the Olathe Pirates to the Bear’s Den tonight at 6 and 7:30

NBA

Philadelphia, PA–The Denver Nuggets beat the Philadelphia 76ers last night in overtime, 108-104. The Nuggets’ east coast swing continues tomorrow night against the Knicks in Big Apple.

NHL

Denver–Last night on their home ice, the Avs skated past the Florida Panthers 4 to 3 in overtime.

Elsewhere in sports…

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Tim Tebow is expected to make a full
recovery, without surgery, from rib, lung and chest injuries he
sustained in the Denver Broncos’ loss at New England in an AFC
divisional playoff game last weekend.
ESPN first reported Wednesday that Tebow got hurt on a
third-quarter tackle during Denver’s 45-10 loss, then had trouble
sleeping because of the pain and underwent an MRI on his chest
Monday. Team spokesman Patrick Smyth said that while he couldn’t confirm
the exact extent or nature of the injuries due to team policy, he
acknowledged that Tebow finished the game in considerable pain.
Backup Brady Quinn got ready after Tebow was hit by Vince
Wilfork and Rob Ninkovich, but Tebow stayed in.
The injuries aren’t expected to interfere with Tebow’s offseason
training program.

NEW YORK (AP) – A group of Penn State University trustees say
they decided to fire legendary football coach Joe Paterno in part
because he didn’t do enough after learning of an alleged child sex
assault involving a former assistant.
They also cited concerns Paterno couldn’t effectively lead the
team in the face of the scandal.
More than a dozen members of the board of trustees discussed
their decision in an interview published in Thursday’s editions of
the New York Times.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL-USC-STAFON JOHNSON
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Former University of Southern California
tailback Stafon (stuh-FAHN’) Johnson has settled his lawsuit over a
2009 weightlifting injury.
Johnson played two years for the Trojans and is now with the
Washington Redskins. He sued USC and a former coach for negligence
after his neck and throat were crushed by a 275-pound weight on
Sept. 28, 2009.
The suit says Trojans assistant strength and conditioning coach
Jamie Yanchar was responsible for “spotting” Johnson during a
lift.
City News Service reports USC and Johnson lawyers say in a
statement that both sides agreed to a settlement and the terms are
confidential. Notice of the settlement was filed in Los Angeles
Superior Court on Tuesday.

SKI-CUCHE-RETIREMENT
Switzerland’s Cuche to retire after WCup season
KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) – Veteran downhill racer Didier Cuche
(DIHD’-ee-ay KOOSH’) says he’s retiring at the end of the season.
The 37-year-old Swiss great called a news conference before
Saturday’s classic race on the Streif (shtryf) slope where he’s a
four-time winner.
Cuche won the season-long World Cup downhill title in four of
the past five seasons.
He became the oldest men’s world champion in 2009 when taking
gold in super-G aged 34 at Val d’Isere, France. He won silver in
super-G at the 1998 Nagano Games but never won an Olympic title.

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